soft and steady, occasionally growling

            

 

 

 

 

After each piano solo a male actor
speaks, desperately, with sad hope,
then the pianist continues.

            

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4

 

4

 

4

 
"please love me"

4

 

 

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

 

 


  pedal sustains
over speech

 

 


  pedal sustains
over speech

           

4

 

 


  pedal does not
sustain over
speech

"please love me"

            

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4

 

4

 

4

 

           

4

 


x2

 

 


x8

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4

 

 

4

 



           

"please love me"

            

over speech

x8

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4


  pedal sustains

           

"please love me"

            

 

 

4

 


x7

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4

           


x5

 

 

 

 

Matthew Lee Knowles, October 2009

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