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DAVID BIEDENBENDER

WHAT IS WRITTEN

ON THE LEAVES

symphony for winds and percussion

BENT SPACE MUSIC


Dedicated with profound gratitude to John E. Williamson.

Commong>isong>sioned by a consortium of conductors and ensembles led by:

Matthew Westgate and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Dustin Barr and California State University, Fullerton

James Batcheller and Central Michigan University

and

Eastman School of Music – Mark Scatterday

Nazareth College – Jared Chase

SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music – Brian Doyle

University of Delaware – Lauren Reynolds

University of North Carolina at Greensboro – John Locke & Kevin Geraldi

Western Michigan University – Scott Boerma

Brooklyn Wind Symphony – Jeff W. Ball

University of Oklahoma – Shanti Simon

Southern Illinoong>isong> University – Chrong>isong> Morehouse

Texas Tech University – Eric Allen

Virginia Tech – Jonathan Caldwell

Azusa Pacific University – John Burdett

Bowling Green State University – Michael Thomas King

University of Arkansas – Chrong>isong> Knighten

University of Nevada, Reno – Reed Chamberlin

West Virginia University – Scott Tobias & Stephen Lytle

University of Connecticut – Vu Nguyen

Performance materials available from Bent Space Music (Publong>isong>her):

www.davidbiedenbender.com

Contact the Composer:

davidbiedenbender@gmail.com

© Copyright 2019 by David Biedenbender (ASCAP).

International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

Revong>isong>ed Printing July 2019.

I am profoundly grateful to my friends Robert Fanning, Viet Cuong, Ken Heinlein, Evan Ware, Judy Bozone, Paul

Dooley, my wife Angela, and my song>isong>ter Ashley for their invaluable support, keen insights, and critical ears during

the creation of thong>isong> piece and to my sons, Izaak and Declan, for reminding me of what’s truly important.

Thong>isong> music could not exong>isong>t without them.

I would also like to thank my friend Matthew Westgate for asking me to dream big and

for bringing together the people that made thong>isong> piece possible.


INSTRUMENTATION

Piccolo F Horn 1–4

Flute 1–2 Bb Trumpet 1–3

Oboe 1–2 Tenor Trombone 1–3

Englong>isong>h Horn

Bass Trombone

Bassoon 1–2 Euphonium 1–2

Contrabassoon Tuba 1–2

Bb Clarinet 1–4

Bb Bass Clarinet

Bb Contrabass Clarinet

Double Bass [with low C extension]

Timpani [4 drums]

Percussion Long>isong>t:

Bb Soprano Saxophone Percussion 1–5

Eb Alto Saxophone

Bb Tenor Saxophone

Harp

Eb Baritone Saxophone

Piano

Percussion Player 1

Vibraphone

Xylophone

Bamboo Chimes

Percussion Player 2

Marimba [5-octave]

Crotales (shared with perc. 3)

Key Chimes or Mark Tree

Percussion Player 3

Crotales (shared with perc. 2)

Glockenspiel

Snare Drum

Suspended Cymbal

Triangle (mounted)

Percussion Player 4

Suspended Cymbal

Sizzle Cymbal

Sandpaper blocks

Wood Block

Egg Shaker

Cabasa

Percussion Player 5

Large (concert) Bass Drum

Large Tam-tam

Suspended Cymbal

Sandpaper blocks

Whip

Movement durations:

1. I no longer recognize my hands

ca. 4:30

2. Coming Home (Doxology)

ca. 12:15

3. And the trees clap for winter

ca. 8:15

Total duration: ca. 25:00

Transposed Score


PROGRAM NOTE

ong>Whatong> ong>isong> ong>Writtenong> on the Leaves was commong>isong>sioned by a consortium of conductors and ensembles led by Matthew Westgate and

the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dustin Barr and California State University, Fullerton, and James Batcheller and Central

Michigan University. It ong>isong> dedicated with gratitude to John E. Williamson, Director of Bands at Central Michigan University from

1979 until hong>isong> retirement in 2018 and in whose wind ensemble I played euphonium throughout my undergraduate studies. Mr.

Williamson had a profound impact on my conception of music; he both pushed my understanding of what ong>isong> possible and honed my

approach to nuance, detail, and expression.

The title ong>Whatong> ong>isong> ong>Writtenong> on the Leaves comes from a poem by my friend Robert Fanning (see below). Robert’s poem ong>isong> a

beautiful reflection on letting go, and, like much of hong>isong> work, seemed to be the words I needed to hear at that particular moment in my

life. As I meditated on Robert’s words, the metaphor of trees seemed to me to be an apt way to describe the relationship students have

with their teachers: bold, green branches and leaves sprouting from deeply rooted trunks of wong>isong>dom and experience, eventually, new

seeds falling to earth and becoming new trees. The next generation of musicians may not have the chance to experience Jack

Williamson’s extraordinary perspicuity on the podium, but hong>isong> words and hong>isong> passion will continue through the work of hong>isong> students, in

the same way each autumn the ephemeral leaves fall from their branches and eventually become the soil that nourong>isong>hes the tree itself.

The first movement ong>isong> entitled I no longer recognize my hands, which ong>isong> a line from Robert’s poem. For me, John Williamson’s

wind ensemble was home. I have been long>isong>tening to the Central Michigan University Symphonic Wind Ensemble since the beginning of

my formal music education. But you have to leave home in order to know it. Graduating from Central Michigan University and

heading out into the world was when I truly began to appreciate and understand the music we had all made together. It ong>isong> also when I

began to understand myself and the music I eventually wanted to write. It ong>isong> a strange but important feeling to realize that you have

changed but to also realize that change ong>isong> an important part of the process of finding yourself.

The second movement stems from a vivid dream my father had and recounted for me and the title, Coming Home, came from

an article written by composer Steven Stucky. Steven’s words speak to how everyone—even the most original and innovative artong>isong>ts—

come from somewhere. It ong>isong> a beautiful reflection on how to find your own way while acknowledging the people and the places from

which you come, and it has stuck with me for a long time. In many ways, thong>isong> piece, thong>isong> metaphor, ong>isong> a way to say thank you to all of

my mentors and teachers.

The last movement, And the trees clap for winter, was inspired by a conversation I had with my son, Izaak, when he was three

years old. For the first time, he had noticed the leaves changing colors and falling off the trees, and, in hong>isong> innocent and somewhat

concerned voice, he asked me what was happening. I told him about the change of the seasons and mustered an explanation for how

thong>isong> cycle ong>isong> all a very natural and important part of life. Izaak paused for a moment and described the movement of the trees as the

“trees clapping for winter.” Thong>isong> final movement ong>isong> a dance, at times dark and earthy and at other times ecstatic and radiant.

Ultimately, it ong>isong> a celebration of the past and those who have set a path before us as well as the future and the change that will come.

ong>Whatong> ong>isong> ong>Writtenong> on the Leaves

by Robert Fanning

Of the season, let go. Of the ache to shape and make meaning,

let go. Of the hand in the dark, moss and worm, the awful gnaw.

Of the docked tongue, the root-clenched heart. Let go trunk mold,

branch rot. Of the green shoot that sprouts through your death,

being born, let go. Of the changing light—the euphonious chorus

of children, let go. Of your mother’s hand, your father’s laughter.

Of what has happened to us. Of all far-flung and gone, let go.

Of holding your head in your hands. Of the sap-drawn kong>isong>s,

the tickle and itch of weeds, of love’s ooze and ease, let go.

Of I am sorry. Of mote and thorn, of throat dust. Of I need to,

I want to, I have to, I forgot to. Of empty and ample. Of all

the threadbare maps, let go. Of lavong>isong>h and blaze, the crimson

and gold of thong>isong> glorious leaving. Song>isong>ter, prayerful song>isong>ter,

brother hanging from a branch, let go. Of the myriad and ravenous,

these parasitic griefs, let go. Of the gnarled lie, the spine, the trunk

bent earthward, of gravemouth and world. Of I mong>isong>s everyone

even when they’re near. Of faith, of the perennial kneel,

the anchored dream, the hold and hull of flesh and soul.

Of what should I have said to save you, of withered stalk:

stuck here, wanting there, let go. Of the clank and drag

of anger’s black anvil. Of the fresh and cleansing rain, of every breath.

Of snow, of the fluttering moth, of shadow, of the tethers

of language, let go. Of look at all I’ve accomplong>isong>hed. Of province

and coastline, of tall grass swaying, the thunderhead tumble

of summer, of a loneliness that’s known you best, of a box

of shells, of the gulls, let go. Let go of thrust and skirl, of desire.

Let go of panic and skitter and sweat. Of pleasure, of bloodroot

and blossom, of touch and hunger. Of phlox and lily, of homesick,

of who was I then, let go. Of marigold, irong>isong>, daong>isong>y, of the moon

and the pines, of the dew-wet lick and wong>isong>p, the lemon spill

of spring mornings, of chasing kites, of running with shoes untied.

Let go of all the songs. Of wall and beam, of plumb line and pen,

of I no longer recognize my hands. Let go of the worn pages,

of pilgrimage, of grace, of afterward. Of stay with me, don’t go,

let go. Of all the shatter and ash. Of your daughter’s, your son’s,

your love’s hands. Of horizon, of what will become of all of thong>isong>.

Of loose tooth, spindrift, farewell, here goes: let go.


Transposed Score

Piccolo

Flute

1

2

Oboe

1

2

Englong>isong>h Horn

Bassoon

1

2







Precong>isong>e = 96

4



dedicated to John Williamson

Commong>isong>sioned by a consortium of ensembles led by Matthew Westgate and the University of Massachusetts Amherst,

Dustin Barr and California State University, Fullerton, and James Batcheller and Central Michigan University

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

symphony for wind ensemble

brittle icy


1. I no longer recognize my hands



(staccato & always equal in length)








David Biedenbender




7 8

4 4

Contrabassoon

Clarinets in B♭

Bass

Clarinet in B♭

Contrabass

Clarinet in B♭

Soprano

Saxophone in B♭

Alto

Saxophone in E♭

Tenor

Saxophone in B♭

Baritone

Saxophone in E♭

Horns 1-4 in F

1

2

3

4















4

4

1,2

3,4

Precong>isong>e = 96



7 8

4 4





7 8

4 4





Trumpets 1-3 in B♭

Trombones 1-3

Bass Trombone

1

Euphonium

2

1

Tuba

2







4


7 8

4 4





Double Bass

Timpani

Xylophone

Marimba

Snare Drum

Shaker

Vibraslap

Wood Block

Cabasa

Bass Drum

Harp

Piano







4


4







Precong>isong>e = 96

4

4

4

7

4 8 7

4 8 (match marimba)












brittle icy




(match xylophone)




brittle icy







7 8

4 4












brittle icy (staccato & always equal in length)

7 4

8



7 8

4 4

1 2 3 4



©2019 David Biedenbender (ASCAP) and Bent Space Music (ASCAP).

All Rights Reserved.

www.davidbiedenbender.com


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(1-4) stopped glong>isong>sando

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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

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Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

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Bsn.

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Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

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T.

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Bs.

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Euph.

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Xyl.

Mar.

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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

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Fl.

Ob.

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Cbsn.

Cl.

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Cb.

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Sax.

A.

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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

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Ob.

Eng.

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4

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B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.

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3,4

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3.

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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

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Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

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Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

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Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

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Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

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Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

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2

3

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B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.

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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

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Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

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Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

Whip

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Hp.

Pno.







































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4


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4 4


































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5

4

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Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

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Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

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Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

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Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

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Whip

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Hp.

Pno.














































WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES




1. I no longer recognize

my

hands

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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

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Sandpaper Blocks

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To Perc. 4

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5 4 4


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WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

13

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

1

2















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56




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Sax.

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Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

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2

3





































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Tbn.



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Shak.

Vib.

W. Bl.

Cab.

Whip

Sandpaper Blocks

Hp.

Pno.










































Dn Db Dn



52 53 54 55 56

Perc. 4


14

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

1

2















1.








2.



3

4









4

6

4

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3


























2.







































3







4 4




(1.)




3

4

























3 4




4

1.

3.

4.

4

4






6

4

6

4

6

4

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.





Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

Sus. Cym. 1

Whip

Sandpaper Blocks

Hp.

Pno.
















To Sus. Cym.


3

4

4


3

4

4



3

4











3

4 4



3

4

Dn


57 58 59 60 61

4

4

6

4

6

4

6

4

6

4

6

4


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

15

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

Whip

Sandpaper Blocks

Hp.

Pno.





































6

4

6

4







6

4

6

4

6

4

6

4

6

4

6

4

6

4





































one


player



one player




















(all)











(all)

4










63

4




















4







4






1-4

63









































1-3 1,2





4




















5

4


4





5

4




4

63























Sus. Cym.



4




To B. Dr.









4










4


4

62 63 64 65

5 4

5 4

5 4

5 4

5 4

5 4

5 4


16

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.
















67























1,2





4















one player

all





all









one player





















4








5 4

5 4






















5




4 4








1-4


67




























5





1. 2,3




4

4

























5

4

4



5

4

4


67


















5





4





4













5

4 4










5


4 4


66 67 68 69


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

17

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

1

2








72
















5 4

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

1

2

3

4

















































5


4























5


4








Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

1

2

3











1.

2.

72

3,4



















5





(1-3)









4















D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.














5

4




5


4







72






















5
















70 71 72

4

5 4

5 4


18

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES


1. I no longer



recognize my

hands


Picc.





( = )








1,2




Fl.


1,2






Ob. 1,2















1,2






4

Eng.



Hn

1,2




Bsn.






Cbsn.


all








1





2




all






Cl.

3






4







4







Bs.





Cl.



Cb.





Cl.


S.







Sax.




A.

Sax.










T.








4

Sax.




B.


Sax.

1,2


( = )

1

2





Hn.



3,4



3

4










1








Tpt. 2
















3








1.

4



2,3




Tbn.





Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.
























4



4






























4















969+9699


4














4


73 74 75

( = )

glong>isong>s.


Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.

Faster = 120

76








(

)

























(


)








3






4






















1,2

























( )


3,4















3









4


































3







4
















Faster = 120

76

1,2






































76 Faster



= 120



























































(



)













3















glong>isong>s.

1.

2,3

1.

2,3

div.

div.

(arco)

B. Dr.

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands







3


4







76 77



78 79



80

3

4

3

4

3

4

3

4

4

























19

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4


20

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

1

2

3

4



















4

(1,2)

4

4






85























































(3,4)


























































3

4

3

4

3

4

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

1

2

3










4


4


4

85































(to straight mute)




























































straight mute







3

4

3

4

3

4

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

Sus. Cym. 1






4

85



















3

4

B. Dr.

Hp.





4















3

4

Pno.


4





















81 82 83 84 85



( ) 3 4


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

21

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

































3

4

3

4






3

4

3

4

3

4

3

4

3

4

3

4

















( )




( )





































































4











































(TIME)






4




( )


















( )
































4

4

4

4

















































































4



4
































( ) 4 4

4 4

( ) ( )

Pno.


3

4
















86



87 88



89 90


22

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.








































92




1,2








3
















4 4





































3









4

4














( )









3









4 4








92






straight mute











3


( )

( )





4 4


( )





( )






( )



3



4

4


( )


3


4

4


( )

92













3 4


4



( )






3

4


4

1,2

4

4

4






Pno.











3


4

4


91 92 93 94


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

23

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.












( )













1,2










1,2
















sim.

pesante




















sim.



pesante













( )

































sim.

pesante















sim.



pesante

















( )















( )





















sim.


pesante













1-3























sim.


pesante

a2




















sim.

pesante

a2

















sim.









pesante













sim.

pesante












( )











1,2















95 96 97 98 99


24

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.

100

















(1,2)

( )













4

4


























































( )






3

( )










4 4































( )










( )


3













4 4











100



















1.

2,3







3













4 4































3





4

4




3


4

4







100






( )







3 4




















(1,2)

div.

div.









( )





3

4

4








3

4

3

4

4

4






4

4





( ) ( )


100 101


102 103


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

25

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

1

2

3

4


106























( )


1,2



(


)






















































































Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

1

2

3






106









( )



















Bs.

Tbn.








Euph.








Tba

D.B.
























Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.




















106






( )






























( )



104 105 106


26

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.






















































Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

1

2

3

4
































































































S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.
















































( )






( )





(1.)





( )

(2,3)


2,3








( )


( )











( )




( )





















































































1. (straight mute) to harmon mute




















































Hp.








Pno.











107 108




















109


Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Xyl.

Mar.

Sn. Dr.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

1. I no longer recognize my hands

















1,2

































































































































































































































To Vib.





















Triangle

To Tri.









(sus. cym.)
















969+9699





















1,2

3,4














110 111 112

glong>isong>s.

harmon mute stem out


27

attacca



















attacca



attacca


28

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Piccolo



Slowly = 56

2. Coming Home



Flute

1

2

Oboe

1

2

Englong>isong>h Horn

Bassoon

1

2





4





Contrabassoon

Clarinets in B♭

Bass

Clarinet in B♭

Contrabass

Clarinet in B♭

Soprano

Saxophone in B♭

Alto

Saxophone in E♭

Tenor

Saxophone in B♭

Baritone

Saxophone in E♭

Horns 1-4 in F

1

2

3

4















4

4

1.








2.





3,4














Slowly = 56








Trumpets 1-3 in B♭

Trombones 1-3

Bass Trombone

1

Euphonium

2





4





Tuba

1

2




Double Bass

Timpani

Vibraphone

Marimba

Crotales 2

Sizzle Cymbal


4


4






Slowly = 56

4





ricochet

sim.





















super ball mallet: bounce


(match double



bass ricochet)

sim.



bowed





Bass Drum

Harp






4





















669+6666

Piano


4






1 2 3

play

4 5 6


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

29

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn






(1.)

9






glassy, breathy, dong>isong>tant







1.



glassy, breathy, dong>isong>tant


5 4

4 4


Bsn.




Cbsn.




Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

1

2

3

4










5 4


4






S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.












5 4



4







9




Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

1

2

1

2






(1.)

(2.)

1. straight mute









(2.)

5 4

4 4

glong>isong>s.

harmon mute

stem out

harmon mute

stem out





straight mute







glong>isong>s.

Euph.



Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Crot. 2

Sz. Cym.

B. Dr.


Hp.

Pno.








5 4

4 ( )



5 4

4





9















sim. (let all vib.)







( )

5 4

bowed

(bowed)




4

























5

sim. (let all vib.)

4



4











5 4


4


7 8 9 10

arco (sul G)


30

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

1

2

3

4




























2.




























non vib.





non vib.



non vib.











non vib.

non vib.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

1

2

3

4

1

2









(1,2)

(3,4)



3.

4.

























1.








glong>isong>s.


1.

2.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.























Crot. 2



Sz. Cym.



B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.























11 12 13 14 15


Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Crot. 2

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

Sz. Cym.

B. Dr.

Hp.

Pno.



19

accel. With more motion = 69







1,2







1,2




















warm rich





warm rich


1,2













3,4















































accel.

19

With more motion = 69




( )









warm rich


1.


2.

1.

3.



2.





(1-3)


warm rich




warm rich



1,2





warm rich

2.





warm rich


1.






warm rich

(arco)



warm rich

(very soft mallets)




warm

19

accel. With more motion = 69







(soft mallets)












(bowed)


mallets













To Sus. Cym.



(soft mallet)














669+9666






WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

glong>isong>s.

2. Coming Home






16 17 18 19 20

31


32

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home



Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

1

2

3

4

1

2





























1. solo
















espr.

solo
















1,2









3,4

















































(1-4)

(1-3)




















Vib.

Mar.









Crot. 2

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.
























Pno.




21 22 23 24


Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Crot. 2

1

2

3

4

1

2

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.

(with fls.)

beat 1 optional




)

(

gently




1.






















27



















(1,2)




(3,4)


























27

1. solo



(1.)








1. open

(1.)


























1.









2.



















27

















2.

gently

(1. solo)

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home





(very soft mallets)


















glong>isong>s.

1.

2.







33








Pno.















25 26 27


34

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Crot. 2

1

2

3

4

Sus. Cym. 1

B. Dr.

Hp.








































1,2


(1. solo)









































(1.)














legato

(1.)

















1-4

(1,2) div.


















































solo

(with oboe)















Pno.












(no pedal lift)




28 29 30



31


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

35

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Crot. 2

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

Sus. Cym. 1

Tam.

Hp.








































(1. solo)



34



1,2


























































1,2

34





3,4






( )








































To Tam.

34


















1,2




1,2











Pno.




32 33 34 35


36

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

Picc.

Fl.




(div.)



play

(with oboe & tpt.)






2. Coming Home


1. solo















Ob.


(1,2)




1. solo 1. non vib. (non solo)

2. non vib.










Eng.

Hn



non vib.

Bsn.

Cbsn.









non vib.



Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.





1-4





















S.

Sax.



non vib.



A.

Sax.


non vib.



T.

Sax.



non vib.



B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.












(1,2)


(1.)




















1. open

non vib.




















1-4


Vib.




Mar.



Crot. 2



Sus. Cym. 1

Tam.




Sus. Cym.










Hp.









Pno.




36 37 38 39 40 41


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

37

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

42






















non vib.

1. non vib. (non solo)

2. non vib.

Cbsn.




Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.









1-4



















(non vib.)






(non vib.)






(non vib.)







(non vib.)








42

(1-4)



Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Crot. 2

Sus. Cym. 1

Tam.

Hp.

Pno.



42















































bowed






bowed









42 43 44 45 46 47 48

To Glock.


38

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

49







1. (non vib.) 1.

2.


(non vib.)



(non vib.)








gradually add vib.→

gradually add vib.→

gradually add vib.→


Bsn.



Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.































gradually add vib.→

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.




gradually add vib.→











49




Tpt.

Tbn.



(1.)

1. straight mute




Bs.

Tbn.



Euph.



Tba




D.B.



Timp.



Vib.

49




Mar.



Glock.



Sus. Cym. 1

Tam.








Hp.






Pno.




49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56


Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

1

2

3

(no break between bars; clarinets are present at cutoff of previous bar)

57 vib.







vib.









vib.








vib.





















57












vib.


non



vib.








still ( ) ( )



vib.








vib.







vib.




(1-4)

1. (straight mute)








1.

2.

3.



4.

remove mute


precong>isong>e


2. straight mute



precong>isong>e


3.

straight mute

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

1.

2.

3,4


vib.



precong>isong>e





remove mute

remove mute




non vib.


39


Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Glock.

Sus. Cym. 1

Tam.


Hp.

Pno.


mallets


57






( )

( )







Glock.






( )


To Sz. Cym.



Tam.










( )








( ) ( )



57

58

59

60

61

62 63


40

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Picc.

64



Steady, gently = 72


Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.








6

4









espr.


4

1. solo (vib.)

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

1

2

3

4






64






















warm espr.



warm espr.




warm espr.






warm espr.





1.

2.

3.

4.




Steady, gently = 72


warm espr.

6

4

6

4


4

4


Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.




(1-3)


6

4



4

Euph.



Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Glock.

Sz. Cym.





64







6

4

4


6


4

4

Steady, gently = 72



6

4



4

Tam.





Hp.





6

4


4

Pno.



6

4


64 65 66 67 68 69

4


WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

41

Picc.



72


Fl.



Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

1

2

3

4

































6

4

4



warm






















6

4

solo

2.

4


















warm




6

6 warm


4 4

4

4

warm




warm

72


6

4

6

4

play

warm

4

4










Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

1

2





(1.)

(2.)



6

4

4












espr.




open

solo

espr.

6

4

open

solo

4

Euph.



Tba




D.B.

Timp.

Vib.





arco



6


6

4

4

4

4


6

6


4

4

4

4

72


Mar.

Glock.

Sz. Cym.

Tam.

Hp.

Pno.











6

4

4





6

4

4



6

4

4


70 71 72 73 74 75 76

6

4

6

4

6

4

4

4

4


42

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2





























(2.)

80












1. solo






6

4










































solo












6




4

4









1. solo

80









(3,4)

4

6

4






6

4








4

4

4



1. solo















Tba




D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Glock.

Sz. Cym.

Tam.


Hp.













6


4

4



6


4

4


play




80





6

4






6


4

4

4



Pno.



6

4

4


77 78 79 80 81 82 83


Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.

Euph.

Tba

D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Glock.

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

Sz. Cym.

Tam.

Hp.

Pno.











































Lighter, with more motion = 88

rit.

rit.

88
















WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home











[trill: begin relatively fast and gradually slow]







[trill: begin relatively fast and gradually slow]














warm, espr.

warm








warm





warm, espr.


warm, espr.

3



warm, espr.


warm, espr.

rit. Lighter, with more motion = 88

88












(1-3)








warm


warm


(arco)


3

4

warm

3

4

rit. Lighter, with more motion = 88

rit.

88














84 85 86 87 88 89 90

3

4

3

4

4

3

4

3

4

3

4

3

4

43


44

WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LEAVES

2. Coming Home

Picc.

Fl.

Ob.

Eng.

Hn

Bsn.

Cbsn.

Cl.

Bs.

Cl.

Cb.

Cl.

S.

Sax.

A.

Sax.

T.

Sax.

B.

Sax.

Hn.

1

2

3

4

























94























4























4










(1-4)

4

4

4

1.

1.

94


Tpt.

Tbn.

Bs.

Tbn.




(2.)

2. harmon mute stem in (


= alternate fingering: 2 3)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

sim.









4


Euph.



Tba




D.B.

Timp.

Vib.

Mar.

Glock.

Sz. Cym.








pizz.


4



4









4



4

94













Tam.




Hp.