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In Colors of Feelings

Poems by Wynelle Ann Carson

1. Death of the Muse

q = ca. 56
Philip Lasser
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poco legato

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from lack of

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fuel

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(moving forward)

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poems used by permission

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My pen is dry

that were left

be

hind.

(pulling back)

(moving forward)

all rights reserved for all countries

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= 63
Tempo poco pi mosso

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still

pen

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My

my muse

from

the

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shaft

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dissolving into nothing

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out

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lit

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heart

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spawned those hea - vy

Tempo Primo

tones.

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muse is

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fairly wet to the end

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distantly sonorous

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poco legato

emotionless, distant, frozen

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To sing else - where

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disappearing into nothingness

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2. Dream

always unless indicated otherwise


=
With reserved optimism
= ca 63

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with

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blue

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sail

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you reach


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reach

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esp.
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a - ble.

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non legato

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hold

you

back

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n

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murmured

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poco a poco

b.

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and down.

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will on - ly

Let the wind car - ry you to where you've ne - ver been.

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up

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creeps

back

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poco

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and night

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comes

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seems

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the sun

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shine

for

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subito P
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&

2:3

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etc.

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b

2:3

Soon

it may be too dark

hours

2:3

fairly wet

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to fly.

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n b
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poco legato
meno

yet

diminuendo

8
27

&

P gentle and noble


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Let go

and soar


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gentle and noble

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to dreamed - of

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pla - ces.

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poin - ted

if co - lors aren't as bright asthose you pain - ted.

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open sound

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left

the

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gray

ones

on

the

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ground.

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keep the music moving forward

Tempo primo

50

I've beenlook - ing

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towards the sky

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me,

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esp.

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pi

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not

be so

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once

we

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Rain

reach

it.

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somewhat ominous

somewhat wet

will

q . = 58

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Tempo meno mosso

come

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with clouds

of

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&

ness.

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b b b

most sadly

n b - b b

b.

n
n

&

n.

b b
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b
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Hold back

64

sad

it

68

&

11

# b.

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must.

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most sadly

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b.

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b

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j
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# b n b b
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&

we

Moving forward

b.

can

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b

n
b b n

j
b

esp.

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b n
b b n
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.

b
b b b &
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b b n

fly,

b b b

b b b
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and

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b b

b n b b

n n

b
b .n n n b ..

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n
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b b b b
j j & b b
b b b n b j ?


still be pre - pared

&

n.

b b

esp.
b.

Hold back

for

rain.

flexibly moving forward a bit

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12
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&

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sonore
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Largo

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So

= 46
stark, cold, resigned

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if

the

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race

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should tie

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b n

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b
you

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b - b
n b
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3
b

b
b
b b b b
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#
&
89

down with

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n b

ropes

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of

doubt,

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cresc.

cresc.

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&

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f
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can

I'll still be -

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scintillating

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j j
b

come true

b - .

dreams

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b - .

fresh, like the colors of dawn

changing color

lieve

&

j
j

n .
b n b b j b

b
b n

j
n

as if awakening

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evenly, without expression


diminuendo
poco legato

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92

13

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..

L.V.

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and

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99

&

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L.V.

105

&

- .

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f
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will

cut

you

loose.


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gradually and not very much

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.

j.

f otherworldly
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subito

&

very wet throughout

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bn


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b ..

Mm...

In a steady tempo till the end.

L.V.


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3. You sing for me

q = ca 76
poco f simple and direct
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Poco Allegretto

f
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poco

&
6

&

tunes

&
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to

#
#

the

o - ver

air.

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in utter simplicity

####

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cresc.

i - vory keys

love andsmiles,

etc.

L.V.

Your strong hands flow

&

You sing to me of tears and

simple and direct

&

Piano

&

&

Sop

cresc.

&

Spil - ling haun - ting

P
J

Your voice spreads like

P
F

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16
8

&

&

####

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cresc.

&

&

####

12

&

ha - zy,

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soa - ring wings,

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10

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&
3

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L.V.

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esp.

my

L.V.

soul.

En - ve - lo - ping.

diminuendo

f-esp.

sha - ded

co - lors of fee - ling

In

cresc.

semplice

thin out the sound

&

####

&

####

&

####

15

17

&

Relax the tempo

sweetly

q = ca 66

nnn#

f warmly

nn#

19

&

#
long.

drowned

in the tide

of your

b
n b - ..
J

P J

Oh,


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#
&

sonore

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nnn# # n
n
b

&

P
J
I

n n b n

n n n
n
J n
n

n
b

song,

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17

3
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I could lis - ten for

P dreamy

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ever so gently return to original tempo

# # #
#
?

# #
#
& # # # # # # #


ben f
dim poco a poco
#
?#

18
23

&

###

P
j

So long that

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I should ne - ver know

3
j ###


&

well sung

P
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&
26

The

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J
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tears had fal-len from

my

eyes

&

3

well sung

resonant

L.V.

###
&
29

p dolce cresc. poco a poco


j

And filled the val - leys with

poco legato
###
&

cresc. poco a poco


p
? ###

murmured and wet

ri - ver,

19

#
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&

31

Flo - wing

#
# #
&

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L.V.

&

###

&

###

33

to

the

sea.

diminuendo poco

F
J

most simply

clear

You sing

easing back

Relaxed tempo
(slightly under opening)

>

? ###

for

sonore

&

###

&

###

36

? ###

j
-

me,

L.V.

In

con- cer - tos born with - in your

P
&

soul

nnn

nn
n
nnn

20

Tempo slightly held back

&
39

Which pluck the

&

p
n

subito

&

most fragile

in

&

46

&

change color

me.

poco ritard

-j
#

# -j
# #

&

slightly blurred, hazy

- #
#
J

ever warming

#
#

## ## # # #
#
#
#
#

heart

diminuendo

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of the

ever warming

Move tempo forward

cresc.

&

&

& .

&

strands

42

most fragile

F
#

&