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The sun was high strengthened by the

sweet ministrations of slumber
string quartet
Matthew Lee Knowles
2011/12

q = 53-56

Violin I

 






ppp

f

senza vib.

5

Violin II

pp




f


       

Viola

molto vib.

3


       


fpp



 

pppp

Violoncello

3

  

pizz.

 
p


 





mp

 

pppp


    

     
    

ppp









pp




p






  

sffz!





 

pppp





sffz!

   







ppp

 
 

 
  



  
 

f


    






    

f
sul pont.

sffz!

 
  


f

sffz!

mf
9

 







    


 



sul pont.


   

 


5

5

      
    

   
p

ppp

f

    

 
 

3







f

   

ppp
arco

 

mf


f






pizz.



mf

2

 
  
5



 


   







 










ffpp

       

f

ff

mf




  



f


 


   



 
    








 





norm.

   
  

fff



norm.


 
 




mp






7

       

 




    

S.T. (scratch tone)



 


3

5

pppp


 

mf




 



  

ff

S.T. (scratch tone)

ff







    
  

arco


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

 

  

 

pizz.

10



pp

arco

pp

f

7

5

f

sul tasto




 



 



     
 

sub.
p

mf

p



6

pppp

 

ff

9

      



                
     
    



 
   

pp

 





p

sffz!
10

  
 





(any very
high note)



   
9

pizz.




3

 

  

  







 

 

  


 

  

pppp
arco

 

  

f



sffz!


   

pizz.

ppp

    



pp

7

     

3

3

   
 

pp


  

f







 



ff

   
  







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


 







pp







3

     


 
11

trem.


 
 





 
 

 

      

p

molto vib.

senza vib.

9



        

     
    
 
   



f



mf

 





              
13


 
 
    
         

7

5

    
   
sub.



    
 



     
 



ppp

f

 


f



mf

 



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



9

  

    


 



pppp

ppp

ppp

    
sub.
ff

  
             
 sub.
6

ppp

ff

  
    

       
mp



     
 









p

pp

ff

   

p

 
     


pp

 

   

     
     
    





norm.

3

f

let ring

 

f

    
       

fff



sul pont.



mp

 

fff

f
6

(scratch tone)
S.T.


      

f

 



f

ff





15


                   
 

norm.
3


 

  
 
ff


  




 

let ring

fff



6
3

  
 

        
fff


 

p

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




   

ppp


   

    
        




p

f

 

 







let ring

mp



ppp

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

6

     



 


 

   

p







pp



mp





pp

4

17


  
         
   
             






 






let ring



3



18


 


3

3

       

mf

 

ff


p

 
3 









fff

3

  




             
  
 

arco

fff


 
 

 




3



3

 






 





sffz!

p

    

  




3

3


 





3 3 


  

 

 

sffz!

 3

ff

6


   
  

3

 

fff





3


        



3






f

mf



 
 

S.T.

6

f

fff

20









sffz!

pp


 




3

5



.





3

 








ff

mf

pizz.



  
sffz!
3





3

arco

3
 

norm.


6
3

  
    








     

    

pp
 
                
3
 

3

 











    
  

 




sffz!

f

 3

               
pp

mf
3

 

 

p






  
f
3

pizz.



  

f

pp



5

pizz.

3 
  

22


3 
   

3
      

mf

arco



 






ppp

3


 

 

 



f

pppp



 
f



3



 
 




 







 



ff


3

26

 



   

 

fff
pizz.

3



ff

6

3

 




 




3








3

3

  
 



ppp





3

f


 
  

  




sffz!





5

arco sul tasto

   
3

S. T.
3










3

 



norm. 3

     

 

3
3
      







sffz!

3

 

3

ff









fff








     





3

3

f


 
    
6

ppp

3



3

ppp



3

fff

mf




   
 

  

 

 

  

3

 
 

sffz!

3



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

         

6

      




  

arco

 



3





3



ff



mf

3
3
       

f



3
         
 

pp

7

                 
 



mf




     
3

molto vib.

ff



   
  
ppp f



 3 

ff

3

3

 3

        

mf

ppp

24


9


 
 

mf





3
  
         
      







 
 


3

3

sffz!

3


3


3

6

mp

6


        
 
6

28

  
 



3

p

3

3

 

6

6

   
    



30




3

 

pp

 

 

f

ppp

3
   

ff



6

pppp


 







3


3

3
      
3

6






trem.

ff

pp

p

6

3



 
3




3
3
      

trem.

3




f

pppp

3





3


 

3

6

3



3

3


ff

 


6

ff

mf



3 



3



3
 

 
 
3

sul tasto


  

          
   
mf

arco, sul tasto

3
      
3

p

sffz!

  
 

3
           

           

 

9



   
        
mf

fffff

ff

ff

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

mf

3

senza vib.

3

5

     
  





3

f

6

norm.

 

3



          


32

  

pp

3

pp

molto vib.

 3


3
   

3

3
6
  



     

f




  
 
   
ff

3
    

f

6

f

pppp

 

pp

3

5

 

f

5

 


 



3



3 

              

mf
p
 sub.
ff
3
3


3

3

 
     


3

pppp

norm.

fff

5

ff

ff

pppp

   



f

3 
3

3
       



3

f

5
5
    
          

p

 3
 

S.T.

3

3

pizz.



3



3


ff

arco

3 
  6  






  

    
p

6

ff

7


34

3 


         

3

ff
norm.

pp

3


f

3
  
 




    
 
f

mf

pp




ppp
3

 



3



3
   3    

ppp



   




   


mf

f

fff






3





norm. 3




 

 
 

fff

3
3
3
           

senza vib.

3

3

mf
senza vib.
3

5

5

         


f

  

3




3



mp

3
3
3
        

p



3



pizz. 7

f
3

 


ppp

arco

     
  

ppp

pp

5

norm.

3





molto vib.

mf



3

5
5

 
      

5

pppp

3

   





3

     
  

pizz.


             

 
 

norm.

5

3

5



senza vib.

 



5

 

3
        
3

3

 

molto vib.

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







f

 

3

pppp

5

f

p

3 

senza vib.

3

3

3

ff

5



38

mp


3
3
         
 



  

f

3

f

mf



3

f

     

pppp

p

5

       







5

36


3



molto vib.

 

p
3

  
pp

3

         

3
3
3
         

3

5

5

7

6

ff



3

f

    
           
 
pp



6

    
f

3

 


pp

3
3
 3
3
          

ppppp

 
 

3

ppp

norm.

3

 



8

5


                   

arco
40


5

5

5

ppp

9


      

3












ppp

pizz.

3

42

     

 

arco

3

3

     
 
 



3



5


         

3



3




3

 


sffz!

  pizz.3
3
 

      

p

3





f

3


5


   

44
   5     5   



 

      

ff
7

5  
 5
       

f

ff

6








3


6

5

               

ff

arco





3

mf

mf

     
      

f
6

     
mf

 
 

6



   
  

 5  
      

pppp
arco

6

    

pppp
pizz.

6

        

 



pppp

6
6
6 
    5 

 










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



      
  

fp

 

5

f




3

mf

6
6
6
5
5





                      

mf
f
p
f
mf

6

5


5

  6      
6
     
    

    
  

 



     
mp

  

pp

3
3
3

         

arco norm.

 

arco

   

ff


5

5
5
 5  
5

                           5  
  
   

pppp

3

5

f

pp
arco

6

sffz!

p

pppp
pizz.

      

5

3
3 
3
3


            

5

      

pizz.

6

fffff

mf

    5 

6

5

                  

pp

mp

5

pppp

7

      
6

        
 

5

5

6

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

9

arco
46


 

     
6

arco

 5 
          

5

pizz.

9

6

6

48

arco

6


 

 

7



     
    

fff

sffz!

6

    



ppp

6
5

  

           


  

6

        

arco

6
6
          

S. T.

    
6

ffff

ffff

 

6

 





 

  
3

pizz.



mf

pppp

6

     

f




     
6

     
 
6

5



   

  
 

 

        6  

   6
       
       

6

S.T.

3

   
 

ff

3

     
      

 

 6
6
6
              

 

ppp

mf
arco

6
    

S. T.

pizz.

   

ppp

mf



      


         

 
 



  

ppp

6

6

7

7

ppppp

arco



      

5
         

mf
6

norm.

ppppp

6

pizz.

 

    
 




6



    
50
6
6
        







 

   
f ppp

6
6
 5  
 
           

     
ppp

3


6

6

   





5
         
 





norm.

6

ppp

S. T.

6
   

5
          
 

    

     
  
6

f

6

6

6

6

           



3

 
  
      

 

pp


    

  6   

f

 
 6    

 5





    





 

6

      
    

5
            
 

pp

pizz.

ppp

3

mp

  

6





col legno tratto3

   

     
   
 

    

6



 

     
6

ppp

6

3
        

10

7
 
                
   

52
 
       6  















 
6

sul pont.

6

6

ppp

mp

mp

trem.


 

3


 

5

  

fffff
6
 6

             



6

6

 


     

pp



p

   

  
 

 

 

 

7

sub.
ffff

pp

 

6

 

   

56
7
  

     








 



6

 


fff








fff


6













 




6

    



6


      


3


 

   



6

     

7

 

 

f



6
  

 

6


        

6



sffz!


      



7

trem.

 
 

7

3







5

mf

ffff



 

7




 
   


6

3

6

6

    
3

fff

5


             


6

 

7

6

6

 


7
                    

7

5

6

6


         

6


                    
6

ppp


  

        
   

 
 


           
  

mp
7

6


mp

3

pp

54

6



pp

arco sul pont.

f

fff

arco sul pont.

6
    

mp

f

norm.

molto S.T.

6

6




3





  




6

6

 






 

 

 
 










11

norm.

7

   

57

 

fff





  

9

 
       



 

7

  



   



  



6



f


 

6

 





6



 





 



ppp

fff

f

7

58

 



mf

f


6
6

 





        

sub.
ff

7

sub.
ppp



7



 

  7   
sub.
ppp

S.T.

 




  

3

    



ff

9

9

          

     





3

f

ff

3




7

      



p



 

3

fff

7

59

 

                 
pp


3


 

9

9

ff

 

  

      
ppp

6

7



7

       


pp

mp

norm. trem.

  

sub.
ppp
9

9

9

9

                 
   
      
f

pizz.

 
f

pp

3






3







 

     

ff
3






12



 
60

 

9

9

           

sub.
f

5


  

ffff
9





3






 
  

 

62


 

3





 




3



 




          

3



3

   

  

 

9

 

3


9


 



 





 

 

5



ff










9

  
3


3

pizz.





                   

9

 

9

5

      

9

9

9

           

f

9



5



    
3

 

 

sffz!

        



9

         


 

9

61





9

              
  
      

 

 



9

9

3

9

7



       


             
9

 






9

        



3

9


9

                  


3



3

13
9

9

9

9



        


       

      
            
63

fff

ppp
arco

 

mf

 

7








molto vib.

5





ff

   

6




sffz!
7

  





 



 

6



  

ppp
7


 



   


mf

 

7







norm.

   
  







7

  



   


7

mp

13


        
 
  
65

ffff



3

 

 



7







mp

6



7

ff
let ring

7



  



 

 



ffff








6







6







           
 


sffz!

7

     

9

    

7
 
     
  
    
  

     





  
  
7




sffz!

13

ffff
7


  

 





  





ffff



         

ppp

   





fff


  

  

10



7

 

ffff
10

64

 

6









6

6














14

66


 
ppp

10





 

 

ppp

   
     





10

    

mf
col legno tratto


   

      

6

sub.
pppp
6

    
  
f

mp

            

6

7

7

    

       
7

7

    
                    
7

7

10

p

 
                  
7

legatissimo



f

sffz!

7

mf

6

3

mp

legatissimo




  
pppp



10
        

       



6

 

   

sub.
pppp

9

9

9

68

9

                           


         

p

ppp
3



6

 



 

pp
3








 

  




pp
6


 

 

3

  
      

 

6



p

 


3

mf



f





6

 

p




6

ppp



3



     

ff



9

molto vib.

 

mf

9

9


 
      
 


  

pp

pp

mf

69

6



 

 



mp

6




norm.







fff
6





p


3
 

 

sffz!

15

9


     
  
 
70

9

         

9

9

 

          

 

          



 


6

 

6

 

 


 



pp

 
 



3
mf


 

      

3
 

 

ppp

 



 





3

7


72


   


 

f

 

6

6

6





 













mp

 

 
3

 

ff



  

7

   

 





7

     

 

pp

3





mp



6

9

9


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

 

 

pizz. molto vib.

      

         
       
 
 
 

6

mf

 

9


 

 
 

 




 

6

3

 

 

f
9

71

6


3




mf











6

6









 

6


3



  

 




ff

16
7

       

73

     

  

 
pp

7

ff

3

ff

6

6


     

ff

  
  

    



pppp

   

   

6

   



7
  

f
trem.

6

f

arco

   

 
     

     

 
     



5

7

   

pp

mf

ff

7

7

5

 








        

6

5

sub.
ppp



 

6

7


     

7

   
  

5

    



mf


 

pp



 

75

7

norm.

mf

 

      


 

7

ff

 
 

7

    

  
7

 



 

 

5

   

f

        
 
 
7

7

   

p

3

ff

7
5
       




5

 

ppp

 

 

6

6

5

7

       

6

ff

ppp





 

    



 

5

                   




6

7



 

6

5

         

 
ppp

ff

sub.
pp
5

   

  

sub.
pp

6
6

7
7





 






  
    
77
      
     
   






 


 


 



6

   
     
6

pizz.

 

6


     




       
7

arco, trem. molto sul pont.


    
6

 

6

7

7

6
5
       



  



 
f

7

   

        
   

 


6

f

5

pizz.




  





5

 

pp

6

     6
       
 

    



 
mf



5
   
  

arco

5

   



17

79

 

     
6

6

     






  


3

 

5

pizz.

fff





6


       
ppp



6

 

 

  

      

 



 




5

 
 


  

5


 

5


   





ff

5



5
   
  






 
 
  

5






fff

      

5
   
  


 


5

ff

 

  

    6 
   

      



 5

5
 
5
        
   
  
   
5

     5   





   

    

5




5

  

   

 


5
    
   


 


5

5

5
3

 
 

mf

  



6
 6 
6

  6  












 
                       
 



5


   
   

6






ff


 





83

 




6
   6  
   6  
   
    
                  
  


   
 

f

5

 
  



5

 
   

5

trem. molto sul pont.




5
     
   

 
 

 

6

3



  

6

3


5

ffff

 



 

       
 

ffff


    


6

6



f

    

trem. molto sul pont.

5

p




     
   



5


 

    
6

6

arco

3



      
 

6

 

  
6

    

6

6
      6
           
   
   

81

     

 5  
  
    
 
 

5

   
    
   

6
   


   

6

9

             
 5 
 

5

 
 




5

5




   

      

pppp

18




 



 
85

 




6

 5


  
         





 




 

5






fff




 

86


  

 

 

5

ff



  

   


 


 

5

5

7

       

mf

 


 

sub.
fff

ff

















mp

 

5

5

   
       
   




5

5

norm. 5

5

      

     


 
fff



    
       





 

5





5





      
5

  

6

      
    



5

5



   
    
5





mf

 
  

 
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 

ff

ff


 

5

pp



9

           

pp


 

mf

5

 


5 
 

9




fff

 



 

 

5




5

S.T.

ff

88




3

 
 

6
  
 
      

sub.
fff

 

ff

norm.

5

mp



5



  
    

sfffz!


  

19

5




90


  

 



S. T.


5

5

5

ffff


  
      






  

 

5

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