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Circus - a six piece suite for solo piano

I: Flick-Flack
[a backward handspring]

Matthew Lee Knowles


September 2010


      
 
Molto rubato, scherzando

     
     
     
            
     


 


   
   
mf
 

                   

     
 
 
       
          

some pedal

 
        
    
 
                 
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
       
            
     

           
                        
                       

        
  
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         


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                   
                          

        



 

  
  
 
         

                         


  
 
  
 
   

    

  
    
   
  
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                           
      


   

                     
  
          
         
          
  
           

     
   
                  
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    
         
             

            
 



 




                             



           
        

 

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  
37    
        
 
             
            


 

                         
            
          
 

 
      
  
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          
     

        

 
    
                         
              
       
   


      
    
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     
   
      
       

         
   
             
          

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 
lugabriously

 
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   
  
  
  
   

 
   

  

 
                  
         
   
    

    
molto scherzando, giocoso, con fuoco & delicato!

       


  
       
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 
           
  
  

  
sffz!

               
                   
  
       
 

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II: Toby Clown


[clown working the road leading to the lot]

fairly slow, sometimes getting a bit excited,


but generally unremarkable
  
                  
                       
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    
pp

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


               
 
 


         
      
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             
           
        
 
 
 
 
 
   

   
 
  
   
                            
   
       
 
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
            
     
                
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      
     

  
                         


                 
 


  
                    
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             


   

                    
                   


 
                     
                       
91 L.V

  
 
  

   
   

 
            
     
            
     

7

III: Stick and Rag Show


[low quality 'mud show']
Very careful and deliberate

  

   
     

   



  

     

   
98

                           
pp/mf

           
                         
      
          
      
sim.
con ped.


   
 


      
103
 
      
 
             
        
                
          
  
 
        

    
      




 


   
 

   
     
  
      
 

      
107

   



  
 


 

  




 


 








  




 




 

 











 

8

IV: Paper House


[performance where majority have free tickets]
As if accompanying

                                        
                   
a fucked up picnic
111
     
                      

     
ff

       
      
 
 
   
            
             
         


 


    
sffz! sffz! sffz! sffz!  
     only slightly         
Slightly slower,

                   
poco rall.
117
        
 
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3


mf

  
      
  
        
   
    fff        


   

 
         
121
                                               
       

   
          
3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 3
  
Optional improvised ending
   

in the style of Liberace
    
      
      
          
     
 
   
9

V: Toby Mush
[tramp]

         
rall.
127
          
                    
f

     
sub. pp cresc.

 
   
       
            
                
3
            
                        
 
  

 

      
3
 
3
 
3
c f g#

a b e
d#
   
10
           
      
               
          
135
 
         

   
ff
 
R.H

 
       
   
          
    
   
f poss.
   
 
     


  
 
  
       
L.H
        
            
  
       
   
  
       
           
con ped. ff
e       


      

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

         
                    
139

              

R.H
sub pp

      
f

                           
  
  
       
         
L.H
   
    
        
         


 
 
R.H
  
   
   
      
   
L.H

        
 
 
11

VI: Tober Omi


[the owner of the circus - the boss!]
Cheeky & delicate
q. = 73 - 118                        
143
        
    
  
       
      
                 
      
        


3 3 3  3 3 3
pp

          
 

                 
                         
   
   
               
149

           


3 3 3 3 3 3
p

    
        

                             
   
      
155

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

 


3 
  3 3   3   
    3 3
mp
     
         
12

                           



 
 
            
         
161

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


 


3 3 3 3
mf
              


 

           
              
      
         
              
      
167

           


f 9

       

   

   

    

     
   
  
172       


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


9 9 9 9

       
   
13

 molto
 
  
rit.
176   

                                   
                
         
(ad lib.)
   ff
fff
    
    

         
    
             
       
180

  


  
 
 
 






  
  





      
     
183     
       
           
sffz!
             
           
        
  