Little Girl Variations

dedicated to Federico Garcia Lorca

solo piano

Matthew Lee Knowles
2006 rev. 2010

I

2

Sarcastic and mocking

  
  

2

e. =47





 

   

  

  

 



 

ff

  

some pedal

11



 



  

 

  





19

 

 



  



pp



    
ff



  



 



 





  







 

ff





  

 



  


  ff

 



         








 

 





  

 



pp

pp

pp

 



 

    


II
28



q = 70-80


 




 





3




 

mp

  




30

 

 


 

32

 

34

 








 








 









 

mf
 



 


































  













 

 



 

 







4

36














 
 










  



















 









40

 

38

 
















III

5

q = 60-70

(always to to upper semitone)
   
  

    






f
f
f

  

42

               





 
  


f

 

   
   
  








  
  
    





 

 
       
    

 



  


  


  
 

 



 

3

 

  





 

 

sfffz
  

sub pp




 

    
  
 

       
 

   

   

   

p

      

 



sffz

54

f


  

 

 

  


 
       

f


  

   
 

          
 
 






f

f

46

50

 

 







 
 


 





 

3


  



  


   

    


  




ff





 

     

ffff
57



   

 
 

 








ff

  
 


  



 




ppp

sfffz


 

 

 

6

IV
very slow and careful
q = 40 - 45
59

 

R.H always disconnected

mf
molto esspressivo

 

  






 





f

 




  
3

 


 
 

3



 




60

 




3


 
 
















  





 




 

5
 

 

  

5
 


 

5



   
  




       

5

7


 

61

  

   

 



 





   

 6
  

 

 



  

  
 



  

5

     

ff poss

 6


   

 

62



  
 
 






3
 
 




 

 


 



      

 

3

5

     


 7 
     


 

pp

7

   

  




8

63

 

 




3




  



 



     5 
 
3

     5 
 


3

64

 



 


  


 
 



  3 



 



 










 


 

 
  

  

3

 

 

 

9


65

 



      

 

 

 



 
    
 
3

 



 
  
 


 

 


 



   
3

f poss

 

 



f poss

66

 
 

 

   






 





 

 

  




3


 5
  



10

67

  

 

  





 


 

 

68




 



   

3

  

  





 

  


 



   

 

  





  

 
5

     
    
5

     






 



3

 
 

 

3

 

mp

 
 
mf

 
 


   



11

69

 
 
 




3


 
 
mf

 


 

mp























12

V

q = 52-63

(voice)
       
    sim.

        

70

t







t

t

t

 



 

f



 

72

3



3



 
  











t

t

t

t





f


p



sim. 

  

3

3


p

  

 


f




3



p

 


 

 


 

13

74

 

3

pp


 



 


3



ff









3


  


 




fff
    sim.
                                    

76

t

t

t

t


 





ffff

3

 

 


 



 






ffff


VI

14




  (with
closed teeth)
Molto Rubato

79

ff




3

sempre pp poss

  

3

    



3




 

con molto ped.

81

 



 



3

3







3

3

ff


  



3

3



  

3




 3 
    

3

3

  
  
      

   



 



ssss

83 sub sffz


 



3



 
 



3

 



3


  

3


 

3








 
 

3

  
 

3

ssss

3
3

  

3

fff
3






 



ssss

3

 




3







 
     
3



3






  

3


 



 
 
    

 




3

 




3

3

VII

15

Lots of energy and very bold
q = 65 - 75




86




ff

  
 

89

 

 




    
 

3


 


   
  

 

 

 




 


 

 




92

 










  


ff





 


mf

 
3


 




 
 



pp

 


 
 
   






pp

ff



 
  







   


 


ff





ff poss

 

  

3

pp




sfffz

   
  
3

3


 
 

ff




 
  

  

ppp





ppp

VIII

16

e=176

  
  
     
 



  

96

 

 

99



 


 






101

  

 

    

    







 

  

  

ff

sffz


      


   

 

mf

 






            



 
              





 sub pp Sub ff




  


Sub ff

f

 

            

 


       


  

 





 





 
   

 

    

 

      
ff

    



     

 

 

 

 
 

mf






          

   
 


     
mf


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