Fantasies on Welsh Themes

string quartet

Matthew Lee Knowles
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

I. Beth Yw'r Haf I Mi

q = 56-63

Violin I


          

p

Violin II

 

 con sord.
 

  



con sord.
pp

Violoncello

  
               


  
p

  

7

pp

Viola

  

 



  



 
   



p

p






2

5
  
      

 

  

  
             

3

7

 
norm.

 

mp


pizz.

   



   

 


    
3



   

  

3

f

   
   

  
   

norm.





arco

 


p

7



 

9

 





   

        




     

 

3

     

3

   

    
    



     

  

3

3

    




    
3

   

 

 

pp

    


pp

    

pp


f

7

       

3

rit.

13



        
ff

  

   



              



 ff

sub.

7

  

sffz!

5

  
ff

 
ff

ff

 

 


pizz.



   
  






   

sub.
ff

   





sffz!

   

3



             

  

arco

3

  





  
  






sffz!

 
 

sffz!



4

II. Calon Lân

q = 48
legattissimo

           

5

f poss.




5

3

f poss.



f poss.



      

   

trem.

trem.

 

ppp

7

pesante e molto vib.









 

    






sub.
mf

ppp

 

                 
ppp





3




3













 

    
  



5

trem.





p

ppp

       

f poss.

 

 



  

5


 



 

   

5
19
              
      

pp

3

                                             

 

3

3

5

7

sub.
pp

molto crescendo


 



 overly dramatic


§ rapid

§ rapid

   


 
pp

f



5

    
  

ff








3

     



   
pp

   

7

     

   
                 

sub.




        
3

      

    

3

5

    

      
         

 



5

3

           



ffp

  
  





   




 
 




 

7

pppp molto crescendo


3

pppp molto crescendo

       

f

7

6

              
           

7

                 

pppp molto crescendo
6




ff

pp

molto crescendo

22






5

7

7

 

sub.
pp

5

molto crescendo
3



pppp molto crescendo



 

     

6


25



 







 





 

3



5

     

        

 



 


 



  


7

5

     

     

 

      



13

7

7



27
 

7

      





 
 





 
 


 

f brightly

 

f brightly

3

           arco
    

pizz.

9

f brightly

    





       

f brightly

         

      

      
      

 

5



sffz!

    


3




pizz.







5








sffz!

§

§





sffz!



arco




sffz!





7

      
7

      

7

poco rit.


30
 





 

   

 











    

 



 





    







mf

mf

 

mf



mf

 
5







      








  






 















 










 







5

      

  

5

8

III. Lisa Lân

q = 63

          
 





3

pp

       

3

3
5

5

 
             
       
  
pp

molto vib.

3

  
5

5

3

 
           
  
       
pp

f





   

  
 f


 

 






   

  

 

 

f
con sord.

3

molto vib.

f

  

            










 



3

    

3

    

 

f
norm.

 

9

36


            
  
         

7
5

         
   

 

3



3

    

ppp


39
 







         
3

           
    
  




 





        
    
p



ff

sffz!



 


  
      
3

5

     
3

mf

5

5

ff




p

5

5

mp

ff

mp

3

          
 
              


  


5

5

   



5

3

        
3

9







       


           

3



3

7

ff

f




 

       
                      

f

 

     

   
                        

mf


 
5









p

3
           













         
          
   
3

3

5

mf

3

10

   
          

 

42

3
5

 


p



45

sub.
fff

gli
s

  

 

sub.
fff

sub.
fff

5

     

ff





   

 




 

sffz!



   




 gliss. 

 

 gliss. 











ff

poco rit.

                     
3

      
       

  

   

3

sffz!

5




5



 

sffz!

5
3


                  
                       



sffz!

5
3

9

5

sffz!



3

5




  

gliss.

            
         
             
     




5



9

  

  
         


pizz.

3




   

7





             


     

            
sub.
fff

 




s.


ss.



7

5

   gli

arco

ff


 

      

a tempo

ff

       

 

3

poco rit.

  
 

3

  



11

q = 54

 

48

    

 

5



mp
pesante

5

   
     



3

            
      
pp

4



  



     

pp

   

51

mf

3



 

mf



ppp



       




5

3

3

3


            

      

menacing

 



pp

mf

 





  

       





  

distant

 





      

pp

mf

      



  

            

3

3

f





        
  
pp

mf

pp

7



pp
3

dolcissimo

fff

5

muddy

slow,
3
 

     

  
  

fff




3

    

5

       
3

      

 
 

 
 

fff

3

3

    

5

      
fff

12



55




sub.
pp
3

     
      
sub.
pp

 





sffz!
5




  

sub.
pp

        
sub.
pp

    








      
sffz!











sffz!

11

3






sffz!

3
                  
         
  

  
5

5

ff

3

Bartok pizz.

3

 
  

ff

sffz!




3

  
      

Bartok pizz.

     











      
 
3

  
  

       
    






Bartok pizz.

fff

poco accel.


58
arco
 

     


mp

  

5


gliss.

5

      

     

fp




     
arco

mp

  

mp

fp

         
arco



pizz.










 fp

5

       

 fp fpp



 

fp

mp

5

f



 

f



   

 

 

arco
            
5

5



13

Adagio

      
    

61

5

 

ffff

 





   

gliss.


       


 

 



 


   





 

    


    





 

 

3
3

5

5

3


                               

  gliss.  
p
3

   

sub.
p

 3

    
 
ffff



p

3


         
3


         






gliss.

14


IV. Ar hyd y nos

q = 81
66
  
 







  

   












           




1. ff
2. pp


  



3

   

1. ff
2. pp

  



1. ff
2. pp
3
3
 



    

1. ff
2. pp

     

   

     

  





  

3

3
    
3

3

 

3
    
3

3
    
3

 

70

 
 



 

  

 

  

15

      











   





















1. ff
2. pp

  

3

     



1. ff
2. pp

  

1. ff
2. pp

 
 




 

 3
    
3


    
3

3

   



       

   
3


 


3

  

 3
 



 

 

3
3
3
3
          

1. ff
2. pp

q = 98



 



74











 





 



ff

pizz.

5

5

5

5

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

pizz.



ff

 

Scratch Tone (S.T.)



fff



 
 







5

5

5

5

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










 



 
 











16



 



76

 

5





   

5

5



 





5

5




5

5

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



 





norm.



 

f



 







3

      


 





 

 



    










 



 



 

13

arco

5



5





q = 44




            


molto vib.
78


 

sffz!


 

sffz!

 

  




9



f poss.


 


  
 
 

 
always to the upper semitone

  
     
   



f poss.

  
     

      
  

f

           
        

3

sffz!
arco

 


7

 

         



5




   
5

3



 







f poss.


                        
 

7


5

f poss.


V. Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn

17

q = 72
82
con sord.

         
 

  



3

con sord.

3

3

     



pppp

 

3

3

         
pppp


  

con sord.

pppp

 





  




       




















 





 





3

5

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

     



 

3

3

     



3



 




      

5

          






7

3

5



85
 

3

5

3

                    
       

con sord.

 

                    
 





3

pppp

3

3

 



 

 

 







18
87
 





 

    


3



  

5

 

          
  

5

          



   



 

  

     
  







         


7

    

 

q = 40
90




  



f

   

pp



con fuoco


sffz!

   



pp

f
6










  
ff

6



 



 



 





pp

f

 

  

  




     
3

7





7

7

7

7

7

   
   
  
                

sffz!

      



 


92














3


    

6

 

 

6

  










 

95
 
   

    

       

3

   



sffz!

   

  

pp

   

   

pp

 
ff

ff

3

   
3

   

   



gliss.




s.
glis

  



gliss.



  

  

  

f
5


   

           

   
  


 
  



mp






2.



2.









   
  




  
   




    



 
      


2.

7


19

f

fff
6




  

   



fff

     

 

   

 

f

fff


           

      




  
 

      



2.