NATHAN SHIRLEY

The Beast
Piano Solo

MARSYAS MUSIC
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The Beast

About NotationMany of Nathan Shirley's compositions contain little or no articulation or dynamic markings. This is not
because they should be performed dry and lifeless, instead interpretation is left largely to performers.
However, in other cases dynamics and articulations will be found; bear in mind these represent only one
possible interpretation and are offered as suggestions only.
Grace notes with slashes are to be played before the beat (they will always appear as 1/16 notes).
Grace notes without slashes are to be played on the beat (they will always appear as 1/8 notes, and often
be found before trills, indicating the trill should begin on the upper note rather than the lower).

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from its current state.
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way alter or profit from its use, write to Music@NathanShirley.org with a brief description of the
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approval is granted.
This work is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
3.0 United States License.

For more music visit- www.NathanShirley.org

MARSYAS MUSIC
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The Beast

Nathan Shirley

q = ca. 100

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C 2010, by Nathan Shirley - www.NathanShirley.org

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      
  
    
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                        







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           



        
           
  
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    

                 
             
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 
 




                         


           
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100
                     






















                         
 

 

 
















 
 
 
 
 
 
   

  
 

96


 

 
 





       

              
 












 

102

                   
                    



  

 

 

 


             
  
   

















  
 

  
106





  


 





           
104

     
      

108

         
    

  

  

  


 

  

 

     
 

 



       









6
         





   

   

7





8

7













 
 
 
              
  
6
110



  











      













   
  

7




              






 
 
 
 


     

 
 

     



                      
   




  


     
     



   

   




             

112

114

       

 
      





  

 




 










  

             
                 
   




          

            
      

  

            

 

 



           




    

116

                    

118

  

 

 

 

    
  


   

     
     
 

  

9

 

      
  
  






 

 

 





       
   
       


 












 
 
   
















122
             


     
               
    
 
















 
 
 
 
 
 
   










6
124

 


      














       
     

7
7




 













 
  
 
      
120




                                
  
  





 
  
7
                
 




   
      

126

6

10

                    
  



   




  
 
           
                 



  

128

 

3

1 3

1

1

2

4-5

3

1

3
3 1
1

3

4

3

  






           
           





            











   


   

131

2

1

1

2

136


 

 

1

2

4

2

2

2

2


2


5

       

4

1

2

3

1

3

  
  
 

            

                 

   



138
 













    
  
   

3

1

1

4

2

4

 


 

 

   

140


 
  

       
2

3

1

 
 
   

  

1

1

1

2

1

 

1

2

3

2

1

2

3

1

3

4
1

    
4



 



 
 
 
  



 
 
  
142
      
   

  








                   
 
 




   








       
    
   


 
 

3

     






 

1

5

2


 

   

2




  




144




 

                    
  


   



  
   
 
                 




  



11

  





           

 
         

         











   
       
 
   

147


152


 

  

        



  
  
 

          


                  

        
154

                   


 

 




   

156

 

 
  

       
 
   



  

    

 

          








 
  
  

3

 
 







 




 
 


 
158
 
          
  

   
 
 
  
     







 





  




 




  




            






 

 


   

















 
  
    
   


12

    
         
 






 



  
   
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      

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         
161

 
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169
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167

8

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171

  

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4

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13

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181
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189 
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197
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               
6
6

              
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176

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208

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219

6

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9

223

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213

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216

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204


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14


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227

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15


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231    
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232



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234




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16
236

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238

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9

239

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240



12

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242

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12

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         
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
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246 


6









 










  
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