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Instrumentation
Solo Piano (with preparation)
Duration 6 minutes 30 seconds
Instructions for preparation are as follows:
Materials required:

- 10g of White tack


- 1 Pencil Eraser (approx Large 65x23x13mm)
- 4 metal coil binders (approx. 5-10 cm in length and 2 cm in
circular width)

Five preparations on bottom A, B flat, B natural, C sharp and D sharp


1) Apply 5g of white tack in one portion that encases the string to the mid-point of
the A string.
2) Insert the eraser between B flat/B natural by its width (approx. 23mm dimension)
at the 2 octave harmonic point.
3) Apply one metal coil binder at mid-point of B flat string. Binders should be coiled
around string so that they may freely rattle when string resonates.
4) Apply 5g of white tack in 4-5 portions at various points of the C sharp string
avoiding the main mechanisms. The result should be an erratic mixture of random
and half-muted harmonic overtones.
5) Apply 3 metal coil binders at various points of the D sharp avoiding the main
mechanisms.
Most pedal markings have been omitted from this version and should be used at the
players discretion. Please assume a consistent need for pedal from bar 134 onwards to
highlight resonances.
Venues with a sustained natural reverb work best for this piece. In dry spaces performers
may wish to amplify the piano and apply a subtle reverb.

q = 100
Relentless, brutal

ff

Concealing
Isis

Ruaidhri Mannion


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sfz


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mf

15

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10

Ruaidhri Mannion 2010

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23

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mf

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ff

ff

29

mp

26

mp

mp

pp
poco cresc.

33

38


mp

42

48

p sub

52

ff sub

poco dim.

45

f sub


56

60

mp

70


p sub

64

p sub

ff

poco dim.

pp sub

mf

cresc.

74

78

ff

82

ff

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90

mp

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ff

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ff

mp sub

99

mp sub

108

ff mf sub

ff

mp sub

mp sub

sfz

102

105

mf sub

ff

una corda

p sub

111

114

tre corde


mf

118

mp sub

poco dim.

p sub

121

125

p sub
mf sub

129

ff

133


pp sub

137

141

mp

mf p sub

144



mf p sub


148

mf
pp sub

151

poco a poco cresc.

154

mf

ppp sub

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161

p sub

ff

168

ff

165

10

172

ff

176

ff

mp

189

ff

poco cresc.
3

pp sub

ff

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p sub

mf

181

11

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mp dolce

ff
mf

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p sub

dim.


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3

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ff


mp

201

12

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217

mp

poco a poco rall. e poco rubato

3
3

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229

q = 40

pp

q = 60
sempre poco a poco rall.

q = 80

sempre poco a poco rall.

221

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