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The Theory Of Music

string quartet - in nine parts

duration c. 80`

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Violoncello

Matthew Lee Knowles February 2012 - May 2013

ONE P = Pizzicato A = Arco qqqq = 146     
ONE
P
= Pizzicato
A
= Arco
qqqq = 146
 
 
 
 
 
    
  
 
 
 
ppp
ppp
mp
mf
  
  

 
 
   
 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
mf
ppp
 ppp
 mp
mp
 
con sord.
3
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
ppp
3
3
3
3
      14        
 
 
14
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
p
mp
ppp
mp
pp
mf
  
 
 
 

  
  
  
 
   
 
 
mf
sub.
p
p
sub.
p
3
mp
p
sub.
ppp
mf
ppp
ppp
ppp
con sord.
 

 
ppp
 
 
 
 
 
 
pp
mf
2              
2
  
 
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 
    
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  
 
 
27
 
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  

 

 
 
 
3
 ppp
sub.
mp
ppp
mf
mp
pp
mp
pp
3
P
A
3
3
3
3
 
    
   
 
  
     
 
   
 
   
      
      

 
ppp
3
mp
pp
ppp
pp
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         38     
 
38
  
   
 
 
mp
p
   
 
 
 
  
   
  
 
  
   
   
   
 
 
p
mf
mf
ppp
  
mp
norm.
 
   
   
mp
   
 
mp
   
norm.
 
 
ppp
mp
mf
          ppp mp mf   
          53    
         
53
   
 
   
  
 
 
 
mf
ppp
mp
 

 
    
 
 
 
 
    
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mp
ppp
 

mf pp
mp
  
  
   
   
 
 
  

ppp

3

  67            
67
 
  
 
  
mf
    
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
   
  
 
   
    
 
    
 
  
 
 ppp
  
 
    
   
 
 
mf
p
mp
ppp
mf
p
mf
 

    3        82  
3
  
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82
  
   
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 
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 
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   
   
     
  
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
ppp
mp
p
mf
mp
 ppp
mp
   
  
 
 
 
   
   
  
   
 
mp
pppp
  
3
mp
 
  
 
 
 
 
mf
mp
mf
              
  
   
 
93
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
  
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mp
pp
mf
   
   
 
  
   
  
 

 
 
 

 

 
 mf
p
mp
ppp
mp
ppp
mp
ppp
mp
pp
 
 
 
 
  
ppp
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
mf
ppp
mf
pp
mp
4              
4
   
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106
3
  
3
    
    
  
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  
  
 


 
 
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
ppp
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mp
mf
p
mf
 
 
 
 

   
 
 
 
 
mp
ppp
p
pp
 
 
   
 
sub.
mf
pp
mp
mf
 
 
 
 
pp
mp
retenu
 
 
 
119
 
c.
5"
      
  
    
 

a tempo
  
  
 

   
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
pp
ppp
p
sub.
pppp
mf
 

   
 
  
mp
mp
pppp
3

 
 
 
 
mp
pppp
 
mf
 
 
 
 
ppp
              
    
 
   
 
 
 
  
      
 
132
   
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 
   
 
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mf
mp
mf
sub.
 
   
 
mf
   
 
  
   

 
 
   
 
 
p
p
mf
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
pppp
p
mp
mf
sub.
mf

5

   144           
 
144
  
 
 
  
  
  
3
 
 
 

 
 
  
     
  
  
  
ppp
3
p
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mf
mp
ppp
 
 
 
    
  
  

   
   
 
 
 p
ppp
ppp
mf
 
3
3
3
 
    

 
 

   
   
  
 
3
p
mp mf
3
mf
p
mf
mf
 
   
    156          
   
156
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 
 
 
  
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mf
3
mf
pp
mf
pppp
pp
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
   
pp
sub.
mf
pp
mf
mf
mp
       
 
  
   
3
mp
mf
ppp
mf
 

  
 
  
 
  
3
3
3
3
3
3
sub.
3
ppp
mf
mf
ppp
              
  
   
168
   
 
 
   
 
sub.
ppp
3
3
3
mf
ppp
pp
 
 
 
  
 
 
sub.
sub.
pp
mf
mf
pp
pp
3
3
     
    
    
   
  
3
3
3
3
mf
mp
mf
    

  

  
  
sub.
mf
mf
mf
pp

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179              
179
 


 
 
mf
mf
mf
  

 

 
 
 
 mf
pp
pppp
p
mf
 
    
  
 
 
    
    
  
 
    
 
 
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
pppp
mf
 
 

 
 
 
 
pp
mp
    
mf
ppp
mf

TWO

7 qqqq = 108   189        
7
qqqq = 108
189
     
P
 
A
P
A
   

P
         
A
 
   
 
f
ppp
ppp
  
P
P
A
  
 
 
A
     
 
   
 
  
   
 
 
   
 
 
  
ppp
f
ppp
 
f
ppp
ppp
P
A
 
 
ppp
f
      P        
  
P 
 
 
204
  
 
 
 
  
 A
  
 
 
  
   
 
3
sub.
ppp
f
ff
ppp
f
3
 
3
3 3
  
  
 
   
 
   
   
 
    
   
  
     
      
 
 
  
3
sub.
f
 ppp
ppp
f
 
 
 
 
sub.
sub.
mp
pppp
f pp
f
f
 
   
 
 
 
 
mf
f
sub.
pppp
pp
        mf f sub. pppp pp f  

f

              218
 
   
 
  
218
  
    
 
 
    
 
       
 
 
 
  
 
  
3
 mf
p
mf
p
f
f
 
3
 
3
 
 
  

   
 
 
 
    
 
 
  
 
  
   
  
   
  
 

ppp
 3
f 
sub.
 mp
f
f mp
f
p
fp
mf
f
 
 
 
mf
sub.
pp
f
p
mp
mp mf
 
 
 
 

 
 
sub.
pp
 f
p
f ff

mf

               

8

       pppp
  
pppp
231        P      
231
  

P  
   
A
ff
pp
p
poss.
sub.
sub.
pppp
f
P
 
  
 
  
  
    
 
   
  
 
 
   

 
 
 
  
 
   
  
sffz!
mf
p poss.
pp
pppp
sub.
 f
 
 
 
 
 
pp
p poss.
pp
pppp
sub.
  
f
 
 
 
 
 
 sub.
p poss.

f pppp

molto espressivo


      247        
   
247
   
 
    
   
   
  
 
  
 
  
pp
mf
f
pp
Bartok
pppp
 
pizz.
P
 
 
     
 
 
 
    
  
 
 
  
 
   
 
 
  
pp
pppp
fff
      
  
   
mf
pppp
p
 
 
  
 
 
  
pp
fff
pp
ff
f
f
ff
pppp
pppp
     262 P        
262
P
   
 
 
 
   
A
  

 
 
3
3 3
3
3
3
3
3
mf
pp
   
 
  
    
 
  
 
   
 
 
  
 
   
  
3
mf
pppp
sub.
pp
 
P
 
9 A 3            
9
A
3
 
   
   
   
276
  
 P
  
 
    
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
sub.
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mf
pp
pp
f
mf
mp
mf
sub.
mf
pp
mf
pppp
pppp
 
  
 
 
 
    
   
  
pppp
mp
 
ppp
pppp
mp
 
    
 
  
 
  
A
P

 
  A
 
 
 
 
mf
mp
pppp
288
 
3
   
   
   
   
3
  
  
 
 
      
 
 
   
   
       
 
3
3
3
3
sub.
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
pp
3
3
sub.
pp
ff
pppp
ff
A
P
A
P
A
scratch tone
 

 
 

 
      
 
 
 
mf
pp
ff
pppp
sub.
mf
ff
ff
P
  
  
pppp
sub.
f
mp
p
mf
f
sub.
f
mp
p
mf
ppp
f
 
299
 
 
  
    
 
 
 
3
 

   
 
 
  
  
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
mf
sub.
mf
sffz!
mf
P
P
A
P
norm.
A
  
 
  
 
pp
fp
mf
pp
ppp
p
sub.
mp
A
 
ff
  
 
f
mp
P
 
  
 
 
 
 
A
 
pppp

10

    311 c.10"      c.10" P  
 
311
c.10"
 
 
c.10"
P
trem.
 
 
 
sul G
 
  
  
 
  
 
 
  
   
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
pppp
3
3
fff
p
mf
mf
f
A
  
 
P
    
pppp
p
mf
fp
fppp
f
A
3
   
P


pppp
p
mp
mf
p
mf
f
f
  
mf
fppp
fp
fp
f
323
  
  
 
 
 
A
   
 

 
 

   
 
3
 
  
 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
  
   
  
3
3
3
3
3 3
3
3
3
3
 mf
mf
3
f
3
mf
3
3
3
3
pp
mf
 
 
 
 
A
   
A
P
P
 
  
 
 

  
 
 
 
  
 
   
  
  

pp
f
f
3
3
  
  
     
 
3
 f
3
P
 
 
 
A
 
 
 
fff
sub.
pp
mf
ff
335
  
 
 
3
 
  
 
  
  
    
  
  
 
 
3 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
f
sub.
fff
p
f
f
p
mp
mf
ppp
f
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
sub.
sub.
fff
ff
f
f
ppp
3
  
      
 
  
sub.
ff
3
sub.
ff
mp
f
p
sub.
mp
sub.
p
pp
sub.
mf
ff
f
11 P             
11
P
 
348
  
 
  
  
   
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3 ppp
3 mf
f mf
mp
sub.
pp
 
 
A
P
  
P
A
 
 
  
 
 
ppp
ppp
mp
f mp
mp
mp
P
A
P
A
  
 
 
mp
mf
pppp
P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
3 3 3 
ff
sub.
3 3
3
ppp
pp
 ff
 
 
358
 
3
 
P
A
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
3
3
f
pp
mp f
mf
f
mf
f
A
P
A
  
  
 
  
mp
mf
 pp
 
    
3
     
 
  
   
 
 
 
 
3 sub.
3
3
3
3
mp
f
mf
 mp
pppp
 
A
P
 
 
 
 
            mf 368  
            mf 368  

mf

368              
368
 
A
 
 
ff
ppp
P
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
  
 
ppp
 
  
 
 
 
mp
3
3
f
pp
 
 
 
[stop sound]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
mf

f

12

377

qqqq = 56
qqqq = 56

THREE

              
  
 
   
 
  
  
   
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
  
       
  
 
 
f
p
f
 
 
p
ff
[A]
3
3
3
3
       
 
   
             

 
      
      
 
p
f

 
 
 
 
 
 
f
P
[A]
3
A
P
  
 
   
       
  
 
 
f
p
p
f
383  sul pont.           
383
sul pont.
 
 
        
 
 
 
 
  
 
sub.
mp
f
f

  
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
sub.
 
 
f
f
3
 
 
   
      
 
   
 
  
 
 
sub.
p
f
p
A
  
   

  
     
      
  
 
 
  

 


 
sub.
mf
f
mf
f
p

13

390   3 norm. 5         
390
3
norm.
5
    
      
  
  
          
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
p
sub.
f
f
 
       
  
  
   
  
 
 
   
 
  
sub.
 
f
pp



 

 
 
 
 

 
pp
f
sub.
pp
  

pp
sub.
pp
f

397

  3 3 3 3 3 3  3 3    
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
      
   
   
 
  
 fp
sub.
p
fp
f
sub.
sub.
f
f
p
p
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
 
  
      
     
  
  
   
 
  
  
 
 
sub.
   
f
p
p
ff
f
p
f
p
f
3
3
3
3
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
 
 
  
 


  
   
  
  
     
  
 
    fp
p
3
3
f
mp
f
sub.
f
p
3
 
3
P
3
 


   
  

 
 
 
  
  
  
sub.
p
fp
3
3
3
f
p
p
f
f

14

403

 3 3 3 3  3 3  3 3 3   
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
   
  
   
 
    
 
 
   
   
 p
sub.
mf
f
p
f
sub.
f
f
pp
P
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
A 3
3
3
3
     
 
   
    

   
   
 
   
   
 
 
sub.
    
mf
    
mf
3
sub. 
ff
sub.
pp
f
sffz!
p
p
6
3
3
3
 
   
  
 
 
 
    
  
 
mp
p
sub.
mf
mf
6
f
pp
P
P
3
A
3
3
3
3
A
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
A
3
3
   
  
   
 
   
  
  
   
      
    
  
      
  
 
 
   
ff
mf
pp
p
sub.
f

410

 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
  
 
 

  

   
 
   
 
     
 
  
f
mp
3
3
3
3
3
3
  
   
 
  
      
   
 
     
mp
3
f
mf
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
 
      
 
 

 
     
      
3
f
3
ff
P
3
6
   
3
3
6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
    
  
    
  
   
   
  
 
  
  
      
     
   
 
 
ff
mf
mp
pp
f
sub.
f
mf

p

15

416 3 P  3 3 3 3 3 3 3 A   3
416
3
P
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
A

3
3
3
 

 
 


   
   
     
     
    
    
 
 
f
pppp
pp
  
con sord.
    
 

  
 
 
  
  
 
      
      
3
3
3
mp
3
pp
sub.
6
f
3
3
3
 