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1: 1
2: 2
3: 3
4: 4-5 For Peter Wilson
5: 6
6: 7-8
7: 9 For Dom Irving
8: 10
9: 11
10: 12
11: 13-14 For Josh Kaye
12: 15-16 For Dave Maric
13: 17
14: 18
15: 19
16: 20
17: 21
18: 22
19: 23
20: 24-25
21: 26
22: 27
23: 28 For Neil Luck
24: 29 For Robert Nettleship
25: 30-31
26: 32
27: 33
28: 34
29: 35
30: 36
31: 37 For Carson Cooman
32: 38 For Jonathan, Seung-Ju + Rokas
33: 39 For Jonathan, Seung-Ju + Rokas
34: 40-41 For Rolf Hind
35: 42
36: 43
37: 44
38: 45
39: 46-47 For Gail, Lana, Mark + Sadie
40: 48 For Rylan Gleave
41: 49 For Dominick Tyler
42: 50
43: 51 For Moira Searle
44: 52

all metronome
marks are
approximate
ONE
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

reminiscing accel.
e = 70
5
mf
8
mp p
5
mp
8
mf
mp mf ped. sim

e = 140
g
gb
ff f
c
f
db
db
ab ab
c ab
b

8 f

mf

f
minimal pedal

retenu retenu
e = 70 retenu retenu
f mf
13 f p pp pp

mp
mf
mp
2
TWO Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
q = 80 remembering
1 rubato rubato 3
4 2
3 3 3 3 3 3

4 4
p mp p mf p pp

4 2
4 4

q = 105
8

mf

con ped.

13

retenu
tempo

18

retenu
retenu tempo tempo

23
1 2
4 4

1 2
4 4

retenu f#

28

ff
THREE 3

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

q = 50 contemplating
1
5 7 11 6 5
4 4 4 4 4
pp mp
pedal always down
mf

8
5 3 7 15 7 8 6
4 4 4 8 4 4 4
p f
mf

15
6 5 12 6 8 7
4 4 4 4 4 4
p p
pp mf

22
7 6 9 10
4 4 4 4
p
mf mf
4
FOUR
for Peter Wilson Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
not being able to put
q =60 your finger on something
1 rubato mp accel.
3
4
mp p p
mp
3
f
4

becoming frantic! mf
10 q =100
x3-5 x3-5
f

mp pedal freely

19 q =110 resolute

ped. sim.

25

30 lightly
5

35

38

41 try to distort
the music

f ff f ff f ff

pedal freely
to the end f f f
ff ff ff ff

q =80
45

ppp

mf

49

53
profoundly

retenu mf
6
FIVE Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

very freely q =80 3


1 3
4
4
pppp f p f p
4
4

retenu accel. tempo


6 9 LH
5

mf

pp
no pedal

10
5

mf

ff pp
SIX 7

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1
q. =60 clunky, deliberate
6
8
f
6
8
sim.

11

16 retenu

p
8

retenu
21
3 6
8 8
pp f p
rubato

3 6
8 8
pedal
freely

retenu accel.
25
3 6
8 8
veloce
13
pp f

3 6
8 8
take red
notes in RH

retenu
29
4
4
fff
mp

4
4
SEVEN for Dom Irving
9

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

q. =50 sensitively
1
6
8
pp
6
8
sim.

7
observing, with a smile behind your face

mf f

10
4
4

4
4

12
7
4

7
4

accel. retenu
14
7
4
7
f veloce
4
10
EIGHT Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q =100 with some mystery


4
4
mp
4
4
very light pedalling

9 hesitant at first

mf

sim.

12

Eb F#

rubato smoky
14
misty

f x3
stop anywhere in the bar on the final repeat
NINE 11

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 q =145 cloud-like
4
4
mf mp mf
4
4
pp
sim.

6
5
4
mf
5
4

10
4
4
f mf

4
4

14

pp mf

18 very free

ff pppp
6 6
12
TEN
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q =100 perhaps overly confident


3
4
f
3
4
sim.

7
2
4

2
4

12

F#

15 more relaxed
x3-5
4
4
mp f

4
4

B
ELEVEN
for Josh Kaye
13

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 q =100 molto rubato


3
4
pp mp
3
4

8
6
3 3
3 3
8
mf

6
8
sim.

13 q. =80 intense
6
8
f ff
6
8
lots of
pedal

19 rubato

mp f
14

23 retenu slower

mp pp

sim.

very lively grace notes

28

mf f

pp light pedalling
here & there

34

hold back ever so slightly


39
TWELVE 15

For Dave Maric


Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q =160
5 4
4 4
f
5 sim.
4
4 4
minimal pedal
if any at all

4
4 6 6
5 4
4 4 4
ff f
4 5 sim.
4
4 4 4

6
4 5 4
4 4 4
4 5 4
4 4 4

jubilantly!
8
4
4
fff
4
4
16

scherzando
10

3
ff

retenu tempo

13 ad lib.
5
3 4
fff
5
f
4
3 3 3 3

very fast
grace notes
16
4 3 2
4 3 3
4 4
fff f
4 3 2
4 4 4

light pedal

19 molto rubato tempo


2 3 2
molto rubato

4 4 4
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
p f p
2 3 2
4 4 4

22 stringendo
3 3

mf ffff
THIRTEEN 17

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

q = 80
1
3 2 3 2 3 2
4 4 4 4 4 4
pp 3 3 p
3 2 3 2 3 2
4 4 4 4 4 4
mf
with pedal

7
3 2
4 4
ff
3 2
4 4

3
12
2 3 2 3 7
4 6
4 4 4 8
3 3

2 3 2 3 7
6 3 3
4 4 4 4 8

16
7
8
fff
7
8
18 e = 130
FOURTEEN Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 tempo
5 2 5
retenu

8 8 8
p
5 2 5
8 8 8

mf p

retenu tempo
16

23 retenu

x5-10
mf p mf p

29 cautious stringendo

mf f

appassionato
sim.

repeat as many times as you need


34

sffz pp

extremely light pedal


FIFTEEN 19

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

q = 110 hurriedly
1
2
hold back
just a touch

4
mp mf
2
4
just the slightest
touches of pedal
here and there

9 ppp

mp

19 q = 100 rubato

p mp

lots of pedal

31

43

mp
20 q = 200 toccata
SIXTEEN Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
1
2
3

4
mf legato
2
4
3
sim.

ff

13
a little slower

mp

17

Ebb F#

21
accel.

G#
F .

6
25 ning!
a strike of light

6
SEVENTEEN 21
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
1 q = 100
6
4
pp
6
retenu tempo sim.

cautious

7 gaining confidence

10
5
4
mf ff
5
4
f

13
5 4 x3-5
4 4
mf
5 4
4 4
very light pedal

16
2
x3-5 x3
4
mf pp
2
4
hold pedal through repeats
22
EIGHTEEN Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 70
4
4
mf f

4
4
freely
pedal pp

more movement
6

mp f

9 don't wait around 3 3


x5-10

3 3

13

mf retenu

freely pp
pedal

17

tempo

21 q = 90 x5-10
3

p f
3 3
NINETEEN Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
23
1 q = 120
4
4
4
gentle

4
sim.
5

8 ad lib.

10

ff sim.

13

16

19
24
TWENTY
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 120
4
4
f
4
4
occasional pedal

10 victorious!
25

13

3 ff 3

16

3 3 3
fff

retenu

19 much slower
5
4
3
p
5
4
really soft
grace notes

21
5 4
4 4

5 4
4 4
RH
26
TWENTY ONE Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
1 q = 130
3
4
mp
3
4
sim.

7
2 3
x8

4 4
mf mp
2 3
4 4
3 3

12

18

24

30
2 3
x8

4 4
mp
2 3
f
4 mp 4
mf

35

mf x5-10

mp
TWENTY TWO 27
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 100
4
molto espressivo e rubato

4
mf
4
4
3 3 3 3
sim.

ff p

9
x3-5

pp mf

12

15

mf with fire

no pedal
28
TWENTY THREE for Neil Luck

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 q = 60
4 x3-5
4
other
fff free and aggressive things
may p fff freely and aggressively
sympathetic
happen

4 here

4
catch the immediate resonance
of the staccatissimo chords
with the sostenuto pedal

q = 50
5
x3-5

other this is where


things mp fff aggressively free the things that
should you don't think
happen should happen
here should happen
TWENTY FOUR 29

for Robert Nettleship


Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

all played with LH, very freely, with pedal, never too loud or too quiet
1

7 q = 50

pp x8-10

mf
30
TWENTY FIVE
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 90
4 retenu tempo

4
p mp
4
4
sim.

6 rubato
retenu

11 accel.

mf

h = 120
16

f
31

a little slower
21

ff

26
retenu

30 ECSTATIC!
5 x3-5
4
fff 6

5
4
6 6 6
32
TWENTY SIX
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

q = 90 rubato
1
6
4
f mf f mf

6
4
f ff f
sim.

5
x3-5

mf

7
x5 x5
TWENTY SEVEN 33
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

q = 70
1
4
freely
4
p mf mf
4
4

4
3
4
mp
3
sim.

fff aggressive upper notes


13
4
4
pp
4
4

19
x8-10

pp
34
TWENTY EIGHT Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 130
4
4
p
4
4

12

mp

sim.

18

23
4
2
mp
f
4
2
f
sim.

27
4
4
4
4

29 senza rit.
4
4
mf
4
4
sim.
TWENTY NINE 35

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 very freely, mostly quiet, with pedal

7
36
THIRTY Matthew Lee Knowles
1 q = 110 August - November 2021
4
4
mp

4
4
no pedal

mf

10

f 5

13

fff
THIRTY-ONE for Carson Cooman
37
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

LH

mp
1 q = 110 rubato
4 x4
4
p mf p
4
4
sim.

mf

12 mp
x3-5 x8

mf f
38
THIRTY-TWOfor Jonathan, Seung-Ju & Rokas
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021
1 q = 160
4 3 x4 x4 x4 x4
4 4
p
4 3
4 4
use the pedal to make
the notes bleed and hang

9
x4 x4 x4 x4

mf

17 q = 100
x4
4
4

4
f
4

22

q = 90 extremely expressive
27

pp ppp pp retenu tempo

31

mf f mp retenu
THIRTY-THREE for Jonathan, Seung-Ju & Rokas
39

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 q = 130 3
4
4
mf pp mf pp mf pp mf pp mp
4
4
f

10

mf p mf p mf
6

mf ff

17

p f
mf

22

mp

26
40
THIRTY-FOUR
For Rolf Hind
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

don't act bad act

13
41

16

19

22

25

27
42
THIRTY-FIVE
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 h = 55 not caring what anyone thinks


C
x3-5

pp smile on the inside

5
x5-10 p

play chord
smile on the outside first time only

repeat RH until the LH chord


has totally faded over the repeats
THIRTY-SIX 43

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 q = 70 dramatic
c 2
4
ff
c 2
4
with pedal

accel. presto possibile


7

12 a tempo, ad lib.
c 2 x5-10
4
x3-5
fff
f

c 2
4
pedal as needed
44
THIRTY-SEVEN Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

tempo should be
1 ever changing

3 x10-20
4
ff
mp f
3
4
with pedal

5 q = 140
x10-20

mp f
THIRTY-EIGHT 45

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

q = 100
1 x3-5
5 3
e = 170 x3-5 x3-5

8 4
mp mf sweetly ppp
5 3
8 4
hold pedal down through repeats sim.

e = 170
7
5 x3-5
4 x3-5
8 4
mp
mf
5 4
8 4

10

mf x3-5
x3-5

12
freely

pppp
ffff

depress
pedal
past
the
end
46
THIRTY-NINEfor Gail, Lana, Mark & Sadie
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 100
2
tempo
stringendo retenu
4
f
mf f

2
4

8 accelerate towards the crazy!


retenu x4 x4

ff crazy energy!
ff

14 start very slowly


then get away from it pp f

continue ad lib x10-20


for up to five
more bars

hold pedal down


through repeats

start fairly slow then retenu


20 get frantically fast, playing a tempo
deep into the notes, with rubato x8-12 grandioso!

fff
mf

appassionato accel. tempo


26

mp pp

pedal freely
bb
a a
f f

35

mf pp ff
43 accel. x3-5 x3-5 47

pp mf f

mf mp

51 continuous crescendo
x3 x4 x5 x5

ff

57

fff f
mf

62
x3

mp

72

f p
mf

play every time


81 play only first time
retenu
3 x3-5 x3-5
4
mf pp
3
4
48
FORTY
for Rylan Gleave
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 h = 80

C 3 C
4
f
C 3 C
4
no pedal

C 2 C 1 C
4 4

C 2 C 1 C
4 4

after bar 16 1st time: x6


go back to 2: x5
the beginning 3: x4
varying the 4: x3
13 repeats as 5: x2

C 8 follows: 6: x1
C
4
ff
C 8 C
audibly tap your foot to every single beat

4
in this piece we will hear your foot tap 168 times

shine as brightly as you can


and make it so enthusiastic
17 that it almost becomes weird...

C
x5-10

fff

C
sim.
FORTY-ONE for Dominick Tyler
49

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

q = 110
1
4 x4 x2 x3

4
p semplice mp
mf
4
4
pedal through repeats sim.

retenu
5 x3

p cautious mf

sim.
f mf

q = 200
14 stringendo

ff
mp

19
50
FORTY-TWO
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

1 q = 120
4
4
mp
4
4
sim.

5
3 x3
4
mf mp
3
4
FORTY-THREE for Moira Searle
51

Matthew Lee Knowles


August - November 2021

1 profound and beautiful


4
q = 120 3
4
mp
4
4
p
sim.

13

mf

17

22
x5
52
FORTY-FOUR
Matthew Lee Knowles
August - November 2021

q = 110 melody should sound hidden


1
4
4
p
4
4
mf
sim.

very brightly
5
retenu

3 3
f

7
x3-5

mf

p RH
mp

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