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


6






       

  
   
               



 


 




     





  

 
 










   



            
               
 
 
  




















   

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11




 

    
 
  


 

 
  

 
  

 
 





  
 


 

 
   

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



  

 















  
 

         











  



    
  
 
 

                   



 


 

  

19



  

27


 
 
       

 

   





 
 
    
 
 
 
      





 
  



 
  



     


    

    
    



      
 


 
      
 


 
           
                            








         













 







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37



  

   
   



40

 

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




    

  
    
 

 
           
   


 














 
 
 

  




       

 

 





   


 




 

  
 

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


 
    
 












 







  

     



    

  




45



 

  
  
 
  

 
 

 



 

  




 









 

 



 










  



4


 
 






 

lugabriously
50

 







 










 

    
  





  
    

molto scherzando, giocoso, con fuoco & delicato!

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 

 

  





 


  

 
 

 







 

   









 
 















       

sffz!


  
    


  










 

5

II: Toby Clown
[clown working the road leading to the lot]

fairly slow, sometimes getting a bit excited,
but generally unremarkable



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

 
pp

63

 

  


      


      
      

       


 
   
 

    

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


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

  





 



























     













 

           







           

6


   





    

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85

 

    
 

   



     

  
    

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

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



 
  
 

  



  
   



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

 
 
 
 
 

      

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     


 

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

     

     

    
   

  
     

  
     

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



  

           
  
  

           
  
 

L.V


7

III: Stick and Rag Show
[low quality 'mud show']

Very careful and deliberate



  
  

  
 


















 
       
  


pp/mf
 
 
 

 
 
  

                      
  



 
 
 






sim.



98





 


 




   
 
 


 
 



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!



                

poco rall.

117



 




 



 


   

 fff   


 




 





 

sffz!



 
 
 


 

 




 
 




 
 





 only slightly    
    



 



  

Slightly slower,

 
 

mf

3

3



3



3

3



3

3



3

3

3



3

3


 

3

3

3

3

  

3

3


3

3



3

3





 
 




3



  

121











                                             




 
 
  
 
 

3








 





                   



 

 




 


 
 

Optional improvised ending
in the style of Liberace






 
   
 
 



 

 




9

V: Toby Mush
[tramp]



 

127

f


   
   













   








 

   










 


       

                        
 


 
 
 
f
c
g#
a
b
d#






3


  
e





      
      
3

3

3









     

  


sub. pp cresc.

rall.

10







      


 


135




f poss.
 

R.H

L.H

R.H

L.H

  
    
  

ff

R.H

L.H

   







   
     
con ped. ff

e


 












 


 






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

       
      
   




     





 
 



139

   

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



 
                    
  

sub pp
f





 
                     







 

   









 
















 












  

 






 

      
         





























    


  





  
     
  

 
  


      
     

 
  

  
     
  











 















11

VI: Tober Omi
[the owner of the circus - the boss!]

Cheeky & delicate

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

















  
     











































  
  



3
3
3
3
3
3

143

q. = 73 - 118

pp

   

 













   
                      
               









  
    

    

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

149

3

p

 



3



3





3

 

3




 

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




    
   
    
   

      












 
3
3
3
3
3
 
  
mp
  
 
 
  
  

155

3

 
       

  

3



 

12

 
 
     


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














   
    

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



3
3
3
3

161

 

 





mf

 

 

 

 

























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

   
   


 

 

 

    

   

167

f

 











9



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