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Dominic Irving

Dust
range: F2 - A4 / duration c. 6.5' Matthew Lee Knowles
October 2021
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q = 130 approximate minding your own business

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HUGE!
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no pedal some pedal

5 retenu q = 220

large surreptitiously

no pedal

pedal

12 q = 170
retenu

idyllic

pedal

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retenu
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growing growing growing


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32 q = 140

rubato, deep in thought

no pedal pedal

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sehnsucht

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q = 90 with extreme freedom


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The dust ac cos ted grime be neath the fri dge, the fridge the fridge and stabbed it in an act of

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fren zied rage rage rage The grit (a wit ne ss) cried

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"Oh, crumbs! Oh, crumbs!" and sang, ac comp' nied by a brass quin tet (off stage).
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60 q = 80 quirky!

The bis cuit crumbs thought (wrong ly) they'd been sum mon ed,

pedal as you please

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and gai ly skipped skipped ac cross the blood soaked fi eld blood soaked fi eld,

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But dust in spite of grit, slew next the crumbs, and dabbed them as the

almost prayerful
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blood quick ly con gea led, blood quick ly con gea led, blood quick ly con gea led,
this repeat is optional
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you could repeat it as
many times as you wish!
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blood quick ly con geal led, BLOOD!

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that euphoric high feeling you get where your body feels like it's actually rising

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75 q = 140

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gradually pick up the pace

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retenu
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85 q = 120 with mock seriousness
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George (a crumb) wept bit ter ly, and prayed for fel low filth, his

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q = 70 with a more genuine seriousness


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best pal Pe ter (Grime). George (a cru mb)

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wept bit ter ly and prayed prayed for fel low filth for fel low filth, his best pal

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95 get faster

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Pe ter Pe ter (Grime)
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98 q = 120 alleviated
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U pon a mi cro sco pic flute he penned

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a harsh la ment (in thir teen six teen time).

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108 q = 100 solemn


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retenu

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The wounds that dust sus tained slowed not his lust.

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112 q = 80 not so solemn
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The crud bore next the brunt of dust's foul tem per,

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bato
molto ru
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but death was sweet for them, be cause they heard

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the far off sound of

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Par si fal (by Klemp rer).


like something just opened up for you
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Be neath the o ven,
suddenly jumpy!
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q = 60 obviously
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grit broke out in quar rels I sol de's tryst

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128 q = 130 medieval disco


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with Tri stan made her blush,
very fast

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grace notes

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130

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But dust swept in and tricked them to self slau ghter, sub mit ting first to dust pan, then to brush.

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The brass quin tet be neath the fridge grew faint,

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as tox ic sludge de cayed their shi ning bells.


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140 retenu q = 100

Grime had gone, but sludge stuck fast and


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operatically
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strong, while dust smirked smug ly,

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full of beans

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145 q = 140 cool, collected


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cas ting muc ky spells. A blin ding light drowned dust, grime,

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crumbs, and grit and wiped out filth and

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sludge ful ly des troyed, ful ly des troyed, ful ly des troyed, ful ly des troyed.
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At once, a gi ant tubed ma chine roared

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forth, and ren dered all their pro blems null and void.

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171 q = 110 inevitably

Oh, for gi ant pipes to do the


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same! We are but dust

a little slower
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and grit, don't you a gree? Whence high er pans to sweep

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a way our shame? Though you may hoo ver filth, who

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hoo v'reth thee?

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