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Philip Glass

words by Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks

The New Rule


for SATB
Commissioned by NPR Music

The New Rule

words by Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks

C om m issioned by N P R M usic

bb 6+4q = 104
& 8

Philip Glass

b 6+4
&b 8

b 6+4
&b 8

b 6+4
&b 8

SOPRANO

ALTO

legato
b 6+4 psempre

& 8

lu lu lu lu lu lu (etc.)
p sempre legato
b 6+4
&b 8

lu
lu
lu (etc.)

TENOR

p sempre legato

? bb 6+4
8
lu

lu

lu (etc.)

BASS
p

? bb 6+4
8

lu dl lu dl lu

=
[solo or tutti ad libitum]
5
bb mp

&
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the old rule

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have to

ar -gue

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b sempre legato
& b
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b
& b

lu lu lu lu lu lu (etc.)
b p sempre legato
b
&


lu
lu
(etc.)
b
& b

b

& b

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sempre legato
p

?b
b

lu

lu (etc.)

2011 Dunvagen Music Publishers

3
10
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&

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p
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& b #

p
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lu dl lu dl lu

=
25

mp

2.

bb
&

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b
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night

the

moon

came

JJ

drop - ping its clothes in the

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&b

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&b

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&b

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&b

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b
p

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29

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&

mp

street.

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it

as

mp

sign

to

start

sing - ing,
mp

b
& b

mp

b mp
b
&

b mp
b
& n


mp


mp

mp
p
b


&

mp
mp
p
b


& b n b

mp
p
mp


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mp
mp

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b

=
33

mf

bb
&

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mp

b
& b

mf

up

in - to

the

bowl

j

of

sky.

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mp

b
& b

b
mp

b
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b n
mp

b
b
& b

p
mp
p
b

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p
mp
p
b
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p

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b

mp

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mp

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&
bowl

b mp
b
&

breaks.

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is

fall - ing

ever -y - where.

mp

b
& b b n
p
b mp
b
&

mp
p
b


& b b

mp
p
b

n
& b b
mp
p


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mp

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=
42

mp

b
&b

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n
to

do.

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b
& b b

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b
& b

mp

b
p

mp

p
mp
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b
&
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mp
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b
&

p
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b
& b

mp
p
mp
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mp

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b

n b

mp

7
47

mp

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&

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to

do.

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p

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p

b
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n #
p

n #

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n b

lu dl lu dl

=
[tutti]
mf

52

bb
&

ah
mp

hah

hah

ah


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b
&b

b
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b
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mp

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mp

mp

mp

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lu

8 57

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&

ah

ah

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b
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b
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mp


#
mf

mp

mf

?b
b

mp

=
62

[solo or tutti]
mp

b
&b

Here's

the new rule:

break

the wine - glass,

and

fall

toward the

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b
&

bp
b
&
bp
b
&

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& b

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b
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mf
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&

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& b

mp
b
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b
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glass

blow -er's

breath.

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mp

b
& b #

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b
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#

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p
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mp

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mp

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=
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mf
mf

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sign

b
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to start sing - ing,


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mp

up

in - to


the


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mp

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mp

b
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mp
p

mp

n b
mp

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mp

mp
p

mp

11
85

mf

bb
&

bowl

of

sky.

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bowl
mp

b
&b

breaks.

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is

mp

b
& b b
p

b
&b

mp

n
p

mp


&b

p
mp
b
& b b

p
mp


? bb

?b
b

mp

=
89

mp
mp

bb
j
&


ever-y -where.
p

fall - ing

b
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to

mp

p
mp
b
b
& n b
p

mp

b
&b
n b
p

b
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b
&b

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mp

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n b
p

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mp

n b

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&

do.

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to

do.

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b
p

b
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n
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mp

b
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p

b
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b
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? bb

mp

mp

n #
p

? bb n

mp

n b

n #

mp

=
99

bb
&

b
& b

b
& b

b
& b

b
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b
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b

#
lu dl lu dl lu