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Concerto For

Solo Piano
In Eighteen Parts
Matthew Lee Knowles
May 2012

PERFORMANCE NOTE
An assistant should conceal themselves underneath the piano,
with access to the pedals and the pianist's leg. This person is
utterly free, if they so choose, to control the pedals regardless
of the effect on the music, or the will of the pianist. After each
section of the music, the assistant will forcefully hit the pianist's
leg, indicating that they should continue. This gap may be
between five and five hundred seconds. This sets a minimum
duration for the piece of around seven minutes and an upper
duration of two hours and thirty minutes.
q = 98


 
  

I












f



A


C#


B



 

D#






B





D







 
E





  
 











2

q = 58


 

5

II

 

f




  
Db
C

B


  

  








  


   









 








   






 

  

 




     
 





 


  
  



 




 
  






 
 








 



 

   

 

q = 35










A

9

III

     

  

p






B







  


 
Eb

C



 
   



A












  

    
 


 
C#


E



 




 
A




3

q = 46

   

      


17




        


   


IV



p













p











 


 


VI



C

q = 80

 
  




 













 





  







B
A


 











 

 
     




 

















 

 

 

 
   
 







Db

Bb


 
 
 


V

 

     
     
f

 
  


 

D

25



q = 68




  
 
  

  

 





 



  

 




 










 







4

q = 64

 









f

VII



 




  

  
   

Gb












 





    
   




 
    
     








Eb

E

C


   





 

C#

A#

q = 38



 










 











 





 

 



p

VIII






Eb







C

 
   



  


 

5

 






 




 





























p

IX



 












B

A#






 
  
          
q = 92

41

XI



p

  

   
 
 
E

A

 

 





   

    




 


    





C#


  


B







 



 





 


A#


     



  

      


 


  
   






D

D#

 
 


 


 


 







q = 19



C



6

q = 67

 
     
p  

45

 



  


     

      
 

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

XI





     

 
 
B

q = 81





50

 

p

 
 
 

 

 

     

F#
D#


 




  

C
A#

 


A
G
F


 

XII

  


Eb

 





 






 
Bb







 






  
 



  

E

D
C

A

 


 


    

 




A




 


   

   

3

3





 
Db
C

 
   
  



  

   
     

D G

3



 





     


   


    

    
     

3



A#






B

A












 

 

 
 
 




 

 
  


     

  
    


    


  

 

B


7

q = 91
55

  
f

XIII

  


 


    



 
      
C

q. = 44



 
  
XIV

 

 
 

f

  










        

     

  
 
   



 











  



     

  
 

  



   

 








Gb
B
















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

 









5









 


E


        




 








 



5




D#




D

 






 
  






  


 


 

 


  




8

q = 49

   





 

 

64


 
  



XV

 


 
 


 










 







p

 

    

 


     


 
       
  


XVI



 
   
 

q = 90

p

    


 



 
 


 

 
   
 



 








 

   

 
D#

C

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





B












  

 

 



B

C#
A

72

  
 

 

C





 
     

 

G

D




 






 






 
B
A




 


   





   

E

 
 

 





   
 




 









 







A#

9

q = 47
81

  


f

 

XVII


 





A

q. = 68

f




  








    

90

 
 

 


  




 






F

B






     
  
  

XVIII










 


   


  
 

    



 

D





Db


  




  

      



           














    
Eb

C

 


  

   

 
Bb



 

 






C


 

 


 
 




 
Gb





   


 
   

 

D

Bb

     








          
 















       

 







B

  
F
C#

 
  



  
      





    

 


A