Comhistra

Eleven Shakespearean summaries
for solo piano

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Matthew Lee Knowles

Comhistra
Eleven Shakespearean summaries for solo piano

2

e=56

Difficult or seemingly
impossible interval
stretches are marked
with rectangular boxes.
In these cases especially,
but also generally, hands
should not be alternated
against the notation for
ease or comfort, but the
music should be adhered
to precisely, even when
it seems absurd.

g



 

c

ff

 

5

 db 


  
 

   
 

 g#


  





c

 









 f# 





d 




c



   



d


  



  



 

 

b


    

 

   


Matthew Lee Knowles
December 2012

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

  

 



g






  

c#



 f#



 c#

 



  





II
10

  

ppp

 

 

 g#

 e






g






 






 
ppp



g


sub.
ff

3



sub.
ff

e





 



 

 







 




 





c#

 d

III
 f
13


  
ff

f





  a#





 
d
a

 

c



  



d



b

sub.
ppp




 
c


b


   


d#


e

 


sub.
ff

 

4

IV




16


 

ppp

 
 

 a#

d#



 




 

 

 


sub.
ff








  



   

 






ppp

  d

 







e

c





 







V
 eb

19

 
 
ppp

 


eb




 bb

 ab

sub. 
b
ff






a




c
  eb

 

 
 
 

 

sub.
ppp

  
  

d#



 

 a#





 



  

c



sub.
ppp

ff






5

VI
c
22

  

  eb

ff

c

e

 



  





 

 



b

c

d

c

 bb
 




  

f






 



d

ff












 

sub.
ppp

  

  
c#



 





ff b




 

 

 

 


 

a

VII
26



  

g

 



 



 a#



 



b

a



  a#

  
 



ppp



 









6

VIII
29

 







g

ppp








  





 



 



  

  





f

   
 
 

 

e





 


 

IX

33

  
 

a#  

ppp







ff

sffz!






   

  d#







 



 

  

 c#

ppp





 


 
 

      


 
 










 



ff

f#

   
 

 



 

    

 c#

7

38

 

 c#

 

X

 a

ff



ppp















 

 










   










c#

 g#

41





 






   



  

ppp

ff

  

 



ppp

a#

      



 







 
 

 


 

 g#

 


f



     
 



sffz!

 f#

8

XI

44


  
ff

 

 





 

sub.
ppp

b





 
a#

  



 

    


b
 


a#


 



g#  

 

c




 
 
c#



 


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