Four Circumnavigations After Paganini

solo piano
duration approx. 5`

Matthew Lee Knowles
June 2012 - April 2013

I
q = 78-85

Iridescently

                                                                       
                                                                        

mp -mf 6

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                                    
           
                       
flutter pedal

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                                                                       
                                   
                                    

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                                    
                                   
                                                                       
                                                                        

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 

10

                                                                       
                                                                        

 

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                                  
                                   

                                  
                                   

   
   

                       
            
                                   

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                                                            
                                                                         
           

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

          

           
                       

                                                                       
                                                                       

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                                    
                                   
                                               
                                              
 

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 





                                                                       
                                                                         

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                                     
                                   

4

II
q = 66-78
27

  

  

Oppressively cumbersome with increasing recklessness

  
  

   
    


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





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

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

f- ff

 
   

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

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

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

senza pedal

(spread
similarly)




          

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





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

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



      

      

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     

 




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

  
    

 




 

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

*
 



 



        
     

*
  


 






 

 





    


   
   





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

    
    

  

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




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

                   
              






         









    

 

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

5

 * * *

  

     

*
  


 


42

 

  

 
   





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






 
 


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

             *   *



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

47

 

 

        


  

52

 

         
           




 *    
    




  
   

 
  

  
    

   *  
  

     

  

  
             

 


    
      








  *    * 
      

 
          
         


* *             
 
    
     


       
                

    
 
      
 *

     

 
             
          


      *     * *  
          




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

    * 
* *

         


57

  
  








    


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

     


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





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

     

  *
    




* 
 

  *
   

 
        



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




6

   
    

62

 
       
     

67

 

 

71

 

 

75

 

*
  


 





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

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


    
    


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


        
     

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

*








      
  


  
 

 





   

  
   

 

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

  
 

  
 

   
   


  
   
  




    *
   

*

*

*


     
     




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



 

 
     
  

*


        *  *


        

  
  


      
    

  
      



   
  

       
 
 



 

     
    

     
 
  



  
 

 



      
       

      



      
     

 
 
 


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

      










        


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

              
 










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

*    
    

* *

      

 

7

q = 56-66

III
Pulchritudinously charming


         
 

79

    
  
    
  
        
        
        






3
3
 

3
  
 


3
3







 

 


   







 


 
3
3


 

 etc

ppp sempre legatissimo
3

una corda


         
 

81

 

 
 

 


     


 

83

    
  
    
  
        
        
        







 


 


    



   



 





 






 

    


  





     


    





 

   



 

 

  




  
  
  
 
 
 
     
 





 
 
 
   
 
     

8












 

85

    
   
    
  
        
        
        






 

       

    


 

87

      



 
 
 
 
    


  
 
 
        

    


    


    


      


    


    


 



   

 
    
                            


         
 

89

 

    
  
    
  
       
        
        






   




   
 

 
  
 

 
       










9

         
 

91

   

 

   


     


 

93


  

  

 

  

  

 

                                 

    
  
    
  
        
        
        







    







   




                 
  




     


 

95

     
      
    












     
 






    



   



  






   



    






   



  




 




       

 
  
 
  


    










   

10


     


 

97

  
tre corde


 b

f

 


     


 

99

    

 




   









  



 



 



     



 






    

 


 




   









  



 



 




      
    
      
    




























    







 
    



 
  





 


 

 
    



 

    
  
    
  




       
       
       

     









 

101


 
    
    












 
   
 
     









11

IV
q = 80-92

Computationally

103

        
  

 

108

p - mf

       
 

   

 




    

   

       
    
 

        

 
    



























      
            


      

          

  
     

  

    
 

           

      

         

 

5

     

5
5

       

    

     

5

        

5

     

12

112

 



    

5

5
5

5

5

  










  

5

   

      






117

3

5

5
5

5

  










   

 
         

115

                        
   
5

 

5

5

5

  










    





6

  

      



6

7

6
6

7

  
       














        
        






















7
5





6

6

 

6

     













     
7

7

7

7



    











    
3

7

7

6
6







    





















      
      




















 

7
7
6

7

7

7

13

119

 

121

123

  





   



5

5

5

5

    










       







     

5

5

      










   









5





5

     








    

   



5
5

 



    
      

              
   

    
     

 
 

 
 















   
            
    
    
 

 
           

 
 

 
 

 
 


         

14

 
      
 

126

 





gliss.

             








 





    

 


        








  



     

 
  



         
   






  



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













        
   
  
129



   
 
 
  
   










    
   
     
 
3
3
3
3
3
3

3

         

  
 
3

3

           
  

  
3

3

            
     



 
  
3

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