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Little Girl Variations

dedicated to Federico Garcia Lorca

solo piano

Matthew Lee Knowles


2006 rev. 2010
2
I
Sarcastic and mocking

2
  
e. =47
          
         
     
ff

              
  
     
some pedal

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        
       
       
pp ff
pp

         
     

    
  

      

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             
ff
   ff  
pp pp

            
            
        
II 3

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q = 70-80
    
  
     

 
mp


     
      
   

 
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   
   
         

        

        


   
mf
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 
     
 
    
    

        
     
  

34
      
   
 
   

    
        
4

36
     
   
   

         
      

38
   
       
  


      
     
  

40

       



  

          
   
III 5


q = 60-70
42
  
(always to to upper semitone)
       
        


          
f f f  f

                             


                
  



   
46
        
 
                 
        
f  f  f

     
 
              
                      
    

      
       
50

     3

  

     



sffz

                 
    

      

   
sfffz

    
   
54

    
3
   
   


sub pp
 

f p
ff

                    
  

        
  

ffff


 
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     
            

 
 ff ppp
sfffz

     
     
       
 

6
IV
very slow and careful
q = 40 - 45

 
59 R.H always disconnected

   
 

mf


molto esspressivo

      
       

 f

    
3
   

  


    
3
   

 
  

  
60
      
      
  
3          
          


5

        
5
    
 


5
   5
         
   



7

 
61

       
       
   

          
       

 6
   
5

          
ff poss

  6 5


            

  
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 
     

        

 

    

 
3

  7 
     
          
 
 pp


      
3
7
  
       
     


8

63
3    
          
  

        
        

     5   
3

    
 

     5  
3

    
   
 



64

     
 

      
   

        

  3    

  3
 
   

9


65

      
     

    
                  
 

 
          
3
     
  
3
f poss


       

f poss

  
66

               

            3

 

  

   5
    



10

 
67 3

             
      

   
           

    
3
 


 

  
3
  

 


    
68

     
  

  
 

    
               

 

5
          
     mp

  5
      
  
     
mf
11


69

     
   

 
3
 
 
 

  
    
     
mf


   
  
    
mp
12

q = 52-63
70
     sim.        
        
(voice)

t t t t

  
    
3

       
  
f p

  3

      
          p

72
    sim.           
 
t t t t

 
3
  
   
     
f

  3

3
   

    
p f
13

74
         
 


  
3 3 3
     
      
pp ff

  
       
     


    sim.
                                     
76

fff

t t t t

 
 
 
  

ffff

 3
    
 
       
ffff
14 VI


Molto Rubato
ff
 
79

  (with   
closed teeth)
ssss

  3
   3
  
3 3 3
          


  
sempre pp poss
 

   3
   3
  
3
  
3
       
  
       
con molto ped.



ff

81
   
ssss


   3  3 
    
3
  
3 3

     
    

 
3 3 3 3
  3 3 3 3
 
                
          
3  

fff 
83 sub sffz

                
3

ssss


 
      
3 3

  
3
  
3
    
  




     

 
3

      
3
  
3
 
3
       
 
     
VII 15

Lots of energy and very bold


q = 65 - 75    
       

86

  
      



 
ff mf


          
3
          
    
 pp

  
        
   
           
89 3

        
 


 
ff sfffz ff poss

 
        
        
    


ff

 
   
           
92
  
3
      
    



pp ff ppp

  

  
       
3
 
  
3
    


 pp   ppp
ff
16
VIII
e=176
    
              
                      
96
 
  
Sub ff
f

  
                           
 
      
            
 sub pp Sub ff 

 
                
99
     
      
     

  

 mf
 ff

         
             
    
 
      
sffz ff mf

    
         
       
101

                

    
   

   
      
  
 
     
 mf