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URSONATE by Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1887. His studies in art were interrupted by WWI. In 1917, he painted his first abstract pictures and in 1918 saw the birth of his famous collage technique "Merz." During these turbulent years of cultural development, Schwitters met and collaborated with other leading Dadaists such as Arp, Tzara, Hausmann and others. On hearing Hausmann's sound poem "fmsbw"in 1921, he immediately recognized the great potential of Sound Poetry. With great logic and concentration, he built up a totally abstract piece, the "Ursonate".


Ursonate (1922-32)

1. Einleitung und erster Satz: Rondo (21:58)

2. Zweiter Satz: Largo (3:12)

3. Dritter Satz: Scherzo - Trio - Scherzo (2:24)

4. Vierter Satz: Presto - Ablosung - Kadenz -Schluss (13:36)
(Sub Rosa SUBCD 012-19) and URSONATE (Wergo Records)

Schwitter's score for the Uronate has unfortunately been lost, there is however a remake by Jack Ox, which attempts to catch up with the precise structural qualities of the )

Einleitung

 

Fmms b w t z Uu, 
                                         pgiff, 
                                                     kwii Ee.

  1

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo,

6

dll rrrrr beeeee b 
dll rrrrr beeeee b fmms b,                                   (A)

     rrrrr beeeee b fmms b w, 
             beeeee b fmms b w t, 
                        b fmms b w t z, 
                             fmms b w t z Uu:

5

Erster Satz:

 

Thema 1:
Fmms b w t z Uu, 
                                        pgiff, 
                                                 Kwii Ee.

1

Thema 2:
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, 
                           Ii Ee, 
                                     mpiff tillff too, 
                                                              tillll, 
                                                                      J Kaa?

2

Thema 3:
Rinnzekete bee bee nnz krr m? 
                                                    ziiuu ennze, ziiuu rinnzkrrm,

3

          rakete bee bee, 

3a

Thema 4 
Rrummpff tillff toooo?

4

Exposition:

 

Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm, 
Ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm

3

    rakete bee bee? rakete bee zee.

3a

Durchführung:

 

Fmms b w t z Uu, 
Uu zee tee wee bee fmms.

1

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete                                                            (B) 

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
Beeeee 
b

3+ 
3a


         bw 
fmmsb 
         bwr 
fmmsbw 
         bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
          bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
          bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
           bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
           bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
           bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
           kwiiEe.

1

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete                                                                                     (C) 

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
Beeeee 
b

3+ 
3a


         bw 
fmmsb 
         bwr 
fmmsbw 
         bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
         bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
         bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
         bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
         bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
         bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
         kwiiEe.

1

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete                                                                                         (D) 

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
Beeeee 
b

3+ 
3a






bw 
bw 
bw 
bw 
bw 
bw 
bwr 
bwr 
bwr 
bwr 
bwr 
bwr 
bwbp 
bwbp 
bwbp 
bwbp 
bwbp 
bwbp 
bwrbp 
bwrbp 
bwrbp 
bwrbp 
bwrbp 
bwrbp 
bwrtbp 
bwrtbp
bwrtbp 
bwrtbp 
bwrtbp 
bwrtbp 
bwrtbp 
bwrtzbp 
bwrtzbp 
bwrtzbp 
bwrtzbp 
bwrtzbp 
bwrtzbp 
bwrtzUu bp 
bwrtzUu bp 
bwrtzUu bp 
bwrtzUu bp 
bwrtzUu bp 
bwrtzUu bp 
bwrtzUu pg 
bwrtzUu pg 
bwrtzUu pg 
bwrtzUu pg 
bwrtzUu pg 
bwrtzUu pg 
bwrtzUu pggiff 
bwrtzUu pggiff 
bwrtzUu pggiff 
bwrtzUu pggiff 
bwrtzUu pggiff 
bwrtzUu pggiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pggiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pggiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pggiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pggiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pggiff 
fmmes b w t z Uu, 
pggiff, 
kwiiee 
kwiiee 
kwiiee 
kwiiee 
kwiiee 
kwiiee.

1

Dedesnn nn rrrrr,                                                                              (E) 
                            Ii Ee, 
                                    mpiff tillff toooo, 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, 
    desnn nn rrrrr 
         nn nn rrrrr 
         nn rrrrr 
                          Iiiii 
                               Eeeee 
                                   m 
                                   mpe 
                                   mpff 
                                   mpiffte 
                                   mpiff tilll 
                                   mpiff tillff 
                                   mpiff tillff toooo, 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, tillll 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, tillll,J-Kaa? 
                                                                                                   (cantado)

2

Fmms b w t z Uu, pgiff, kwii Ee. 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, tillll, J-Kaa? (cantado)
Rinnzekete bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu 
                    rinnzkrrm, 
Rakete bee bee.

 


3

Zikete           bee bee                                                                                      (F) 
Rinnzekete   bee bee 
Rakete         bee bee 
Zikete           bee bee ennze 
Rinnzekete   bee bee ennze 
Rakete         bee bee ennze 
Zikete           bee bee nnz krr 
Rinnzekete   bee bee nnz krr 
Rakete         bee bee nnz krr 
Zikete           bee bee nnz krr m 
Rinnzekete   bee bee nnz krr m 
Rakete         bee bee nnz krr m 
Zikete           bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu 
Rinnzekete   bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu 
Rakete         bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu 
Zikete           bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze 
Rinnzekete   bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze 
Rakete         bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze 
Zikete           bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm 
Rinnzekete   bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm 
Rakete         bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm 
Rakete         bee bee 
Rummpfftillfftoooo? 
Ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm, ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm; 
Rakete        bee bee 
Rakete        bee zee

3

Fmms b w t z Uu, pgiff, kwii Ee. 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, tillll, J-Kaa? (cantado
Rinnzekete bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu 
             rinnzkrrm, 
Rakete bee bee. 
Rrummpff tillff toooo?

 



43 

a

Rum! 
Rrummpff?                                                                                                                (G) 

Rum! 
Rrummpff t? 
Rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tll? 
Rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff? 
Rr rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu! 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu ennze! 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu ennze ziiuu! 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm! 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rum! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm 
             ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm! 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rr rum!!! 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm 
             ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm! 
Rakete bee bee! 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr 
Rr rr rr rr rr rr 
Rr rr rr rr rr rrumm!!!!!!!!!! (gritando con entonacin ascendente)

Rrummpff tillff toooo? Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm 
             ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm! 
Rakete bee bee 
Rakete bee zee

 

Fmms b w t z Uu, pgiff, kwii Ee. 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, tillll, J-Kaa? 
                                                                            (cantado) 
Rinnzekete bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu 
            rinnzkrrm, 
Rakete bee bee. 
Rrummpff tillff toooo?

 



3a 

4

Rum!                                                                                                 (H)
                   RrRrRrRrummpff? 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrummpff t? 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrummpff tll? 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrRrummpff tllff toooo? 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrRrRrummpff tllff toooo ziiuu! 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrummpff tllff toooo ziiuu ennze! 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrummpff tllff toooo? Ziiuu ennze! 
                               ziiuu nnzkrrm 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrummpff tllff toooo? Ziiuu 
                                ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm, ziiuu ennze ziiuu 
                                 rinnzkrrm! 
Rum! 
                  RrRrRrRrRrRrRrRrrRrRrRRrRrRrRrummpff tllff 
                  toooo? 
                              Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm 
                              Ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm 
                              Rakete bee bee 
Rrrrummmm!!!!(gritando) 
                RrRrRrRrRrRr 
                RrRrRrRrRrRr 
                RrRrRrRrRrRr 
                RrRrRrRrRrRr 

                Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrummmmmpffff tillffff tooooooo? 
                Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm 
                Ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm 
                Rakete bee bee? 
                Rakete bee zee

4

                Rakete rinnzekete 
                Rakete rinnzekete 
                Rakete rinnzekete 
                Rakete rinnzekete 
                Rakete rinnzekete 
                Rakete rinnzekete 
                Beeeee
                    b

3+ 
3a


                b                                                 (I) 


              b 

              b 

              b 

              b 

              bw 
fmmsb 
              bw 
fmmsb 
              bw 
fmmsb 
              bw 
fmmsb 
              bw 
fmmsb 
              bw 
fmmsb 
              bwr 
fmmsbw 
              bwr 
fmmsbw 
              bwr 
fmmsbw 
              bwr 
fmmsbw 
              bwr 
fmmsbw 
              bwr 
fmmsbw 
              bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
              bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
              bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
              bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
              bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
              bwrt 
fmmsbwt 
              bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
              bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
              bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
              bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
              bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
              bwrtz 
fmmsbwtz 
              bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
              bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
              bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
              bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
              bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
              bwrtzUu 
fmmsbwtzUu 
              bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
              bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
             bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
             bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
             bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
             bwrtzUu p 
fmmsbwtzUu p 
            bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
             bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
             bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
             bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
             bwrtzUu pg 
fmmsbwtzUu pg 
             bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
             bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
             bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
             bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
             bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
             bwrtzUu pgiff 
fmmsbwtzUu pgiff 
             kwiiee kwiiee 
             kwiiee kwiiee 
             kwiiee kwiiee 
             kwiiee kwiiee 
             kwiiee kwiiee 
             kwiiee kwiiee 

Fmms b w t z Uu, pgiff, kwiiee. 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr, Ii Ee, mpiff tillff toooo, tillll, J-Kaa? 
Rinnzekete bee bee nnz krr m, ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm, 
Rakete bee bee. 
Rrummpff tillff toooo? 
Ziiuu ennze ziiuu nnzkrrm, ziiuu ennze ziiuu rinnzkrrm, 
Rakete bee bee. 
Rakete bee zee. 

Fmms b w t z Uu 
Uu zee tee wee bee 
      zee tee wee bee 
     zee tee wee bee 
     zee tee wee bee 
     zee tee wee bee 
     zee tee wee bee Fmms

1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



3a 


3

(Finale)

 

Fmms b fmms b w Fumms b w t? 
Fmms b fmms b w Fumms b w t z Uuuu? 
Rattatata tattatata tattatata 
Rinnzekete bee bee nnz krr m? 
Fmms b 
Fmms bw 
Fmms b w t????? (gritando)



1

Zweiter Satz

 

Largo 

(Gleichmäßige Aussprache, 4/4)
 

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo                 (J) 
Bee bee bee bee bee - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
Zee zee zee zee zee - - - - - - - - - -- - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
Rinnzekete -- - - - - bee- - - -bee - - - - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
nn ze - - - - - - - - - -nn ze - - - - - - - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

6

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa                         (K)
Bee bee bee bee bee - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 
Zee zee zee zee zee - - - - - - - - - -- - 
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 
Rinnzekete -- - - - - bee- - - -bee - - - - 
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 
Enn ze - - - - - - - - - -nn ze - - - - - - - 
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

   7

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo                                      (L) 
Bee bee bee bee bee - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
Zee zee zee zee zee - - - - - - - - - -- - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
Rinnzekete -- - - - - bee- - - -bee - - - - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 
nn ze - - - - - - - - - -nn ze - - - - - - - 
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

6


 

Dritter Satz

 

Scherzo 
(los temas sern declamados siguiendo sus propias caractarsticas) 

Lanke trr gll                                                                      (M) 
      pe pe pe pe pe 
           Ooka ooka ooka ooka

III 
8

Lanke trr gll 
      pii pii pii pii pii 
           zka zka zka zka

III 
9

Lanke trr gll 
      Rrmm 
      Rrnnf

III 
4

Lanke trr gll 
       Ziiuu lenn trll? 
       Lmpff tmpff trll

III 

10

Lanke trr gll 
       Rrumpff tilff too

III 
4

Lanke trr gll 
      Ziiuu lenn trll? 
      Lmpff tmpff trll

III 

10

Lanke trr gll 
       Pe pe pe pe pe 
            Ooka ooka ooka ooka

III 
8

Lanke trr gll 
       Pii pii pii pii pii 
            Zka zka zka zka

III 
9

Lanke trr gll 
       Rrmmp 
       Rrnnf

III 
4

Lanke trr gll

 

Trio(declamar muy lentamente)

 

Ziiuu iiuu                                                            (N) 
    ziiuu aauu 
        ziuu iiuu 
             ziiuu Aaa

3

Ziiuu iiuu 
     ziiuu aauu 
         ziuu iiuu 
             ziiuu Ooo

3

Ziiuu iiuu 
     ziiuu aauu 
Zziuu iiuu

3

Scherzo 

Lanke trr gll  (vigoroso)                                                                   (O)
       pe pe pe pe pe 
            Ooka ooka ooka ooka

III 
8

Lanke trr gll 
       Pii pii pii pii pii 
             Zka zka zka zka

III 
9

Lanke trr gll 
        Rrmmp 
        Rrnnf

III 
4

Lanke trr gll 
        Ziiuu lenn trll?
        Lmpff tmpff trll

III 

10

Lanke trr gll 
        Rrumpff tilff too

III 
4

Lanke trr gll 
        Ziiuu lenn trll? 
        Lmpff tmpff trll

III 

10

Lanke trr gll 
        pe pe pe pe pe 
             Ooka ooka ooka ooka

III 
8

Lanke trr gll 
        Pii pii pii pii pii 
             Zka zka zka zka

III 
9

Lanke trr gll 
       Rrmmp 
       Rrnnf

III 
4

Lanke trr gll

III


 

Vierter Satz

 

Presto 
(la cuarta parte es rigurosamente cadenciosa, excepto las declamaciones 

aadidas en el desarrollo)

...............................................................................................................
tema 11:

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm                                    (P) 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm

11

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm

11

Bemm                      bemm 
Bemm                      bemm 
Bemm                      bemm 
Bemm                      bemm

11

tema 12: 

Tilla loola luula looa 
Tilla Luula Loola Luula 
Tilla loola luula looa 
Tilla Luula Loola Luula

12

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm (comenzar muy fuerte)
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm

11

Bemm                      bemm 
Bemm                      bemm 
Bemm                      bemm 
Bemm                      bemm

11

tema 13:

Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe                                           (Q)
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe

13

tema 14:

Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla

14

Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee 
..................................................................... 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee

13

Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuEe

13

Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla

14

Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee 
..................................................................... 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee

13

Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee

6

(repetir la cuarta parte desde el principio hasta aqu)               (R) (S)

 

desarrollo

Ooobee tatta tuu                                                                   (T)
Ooobee tatta tuu 
Ooobee tatta tuii Ee 
Ooobee tatta tuii Ee 
Ooobee tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe 
Ooobee tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe

6/1

Tatta tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe

13

Lmpff tmff trill 
Ziiuu lenn trill 
Ziiuu lenn trill 
Rrumpff tilff too

13 

4

Rinnze kette bee 
Rinnze kette bee 
Rinnze kette bee bee 
Rinnze kette bee bee 
Rinnze kette beebee beebee 
Rinnze kette beebee beebee

3

Rinnze kette beebee nnzkrr m? 
Ziiuu ennze ziiu rinnzkrrm 
Rakete bee bee


3a

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Graaaaa 
Graaaaa 

15

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Graaaaa 
Graaaaa 

15

Ooobee tatta tee 
Ooobee tatta tee 
Ooobee tatta tee tee 
Ooobee tatta tee tee 
Ooobee tatta teetee teetee 
Ooobee tatta teetee teetee 
Ooobee tatta teeta tatta 
Ooobee tatta teeta tatta

6/13

Tatta tatta teeta tatta 
Tatta tatta teeta tatta 

13

Ooobee tatta tuu 
Ooobee tatta tuu 
Ooobee tatta tuii Ee 
Ooobee tatta tuii Ee 
Ooobee tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe 
Ooobee tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe

6/13

Tatta tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiiEe tuiiEe

13

Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla

14

Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee

13

Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooobee tatta

6

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Tilla loola luula loola 
Tilla loola luula loola

12

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Tilla luula loola luula 
Tilla luula loola luula

12

Loola luula loola luula 
Loola luula loola luula 
Luula loola luula loola 
Luula loola luula loola 
............................................................. 
Luula luula luula luula 
Loola loola loola loola 
Loola loola loola loola 
Luula luula luula loola 

12

Oobee tatta tuu 
Oobee tatta tuu 
Oobee tatta tuuta tatta 
Oobee tatta tuuta tatta

6/13

Tatta tatta tuuta tatta 
Tatta tatta tuuta tatta 
Tatta tatta taata tatta 
Tatta tatta taata tatta

13

Rinnze kette bee 
Rinnze kette bee 
Rinnze kette bee bee 
Rinnze kette bee bee 
Rinnze kette beebee beebee 
Rinnze kette beebee beebee

3

Beebee beebee beebee beebee 
Beebee beebee beebee beebee

3

Tatta tatta taata tatta 
Tatta tatta taata tatta

.

Grimme glimme gnimme bimbimme 
Grimme glimme gnimme bimbimme

11

Graaaaa                     graaaaa 
Graaaaa                     graaaaa

15

Lmpff tmff trill 
Ziiuu lenn trill 
Ziiuu lenn tril 
Rrumpff tilff too

10 

4

EkeEke ekeEke ekeEke ekeeKe 
EkeEke ekeEke ekeEke ekeeKe 
EkeEke ekeEke Rrrumm! 
EkeEke ekeEke Rrrumm! 
EkeEke ekeEke Rrum Rrum 
EkeEke ekeEke Rrum Rrum

16
16/4

Rrum Rrum Rrum Rrum 
Rrum Rrum Rrum Rrum

4


 

resolucin                                                                     (U)

 

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm

11

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm

11

Bemm                     bemm 
Bemm                     bemm 
Bemm                     bemm 
Bemm                     bemm

11

Tilla loola luula loola 
Tilla luula loola luula 
Tilla loola luula loola 
Tilla luula loola luula

12

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm 
Bumm bimbimm bamm bimbimm

11

Bemm                     bemm 
Bemm                     bemm 
Bemm                     bemm 
Bemm                     bemm

11

cadencia (adlibitun)(aqu se mantiene la cadencia, la cadencia puede ser 
modificada por el intrprete utilizando las partes del conjunto de la 

sonata, en su lugar hago seguir aqu una cedencia general con nuevos temas)

 

Priimiiti                                                                                              (V) 
Priimiititii

17

Priimiititii too 
Priimiititii taa 
Priimiititii too 
Priimiititii taa

17

Priimiititii tootaa 
Priimiititii tootaa 
Priimiititii tuutaa 
Priimiititii tuutaa

17a

Priimiititii tootaatuu 
Priimiititii tootaatuu 
Priimiititii tuutaatoo 
Priimiititii tuutaatoo

17a

Tatta tatta tuutaa too 
Tatta tatta tuutaa too

13/17a

Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe                                         (W) 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe

 

Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla

13

Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee 
..................................................................... 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee

14

Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe 
Tatta tatta tuiEe tuiiEe

13

Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla 
Tilla lalla tilla lalla

14

Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee 
..................................................................... 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tuii tuii tuii tuii 
Tee tee tee tee 
Tee tee tee tee

13

Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee 
Ooo bee ooo bee

6

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo                           (X)

6

Dll Rrrrr bee b

5

Fmms b w t z Uu, 
                                           pgiff, 
                                                      m

1

rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
rakete rinnzekete 
Beeeee 
b


3a

Bee 
               b 
Bw 
               bwr 
Bwbp 
               bwrbpo 
Bwrtbpo 
               bwrtbpo 
           tbpo 
                      tbpo 
           tbpo 
                      tbpo

1

Ooka ooka ooka ooka 
Zka zka zka zka 
Rmmp rnnf rmmp rnnf



4

Rumftillfftoo?                       Rrrrrrum! 
Lanke trr gll?                       Rrrrrrum! 
Dedesnn nn rrrrr?                Rrrrrrum!


III 

2

Mpiff tillff too?                     Rrrrrrum! 
Zikete bee bee?                    Rrrrrrum!


3

F?                                         Rrrrrrum! 
Ennze, enzee?                        Rrrrrrum!


3

Rrumpfftilffto? 
Bee bee bee bee bee 
Zee zee zee zee zee


3a

Pe pe pe pe pe 
Pii pii pii pii pii 
Poo poo poo poo poooo?


9

Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm (entonacin ms fuerte) 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm 
Grimm glimm gnimm bimbimm

11

Ooo                  bee (entonacin menos fuerte) 
Ooo                  bee 
Ooo                  bee 
Ooo                  bee

6

 

final:

 

Ztt psiilon iks (emocionado)                                       (Y)
Wee fau Uu 
Tee ss rr kuu 
Pee Oo nn mm 
Ell kaa Ii haa 
Gee ff Ee dee zee beee?

18

Ztt psiilon iks ( ms emocionado) 
Wee fau Uu
Tee ss rr kuu 
Pee Oo nn mm 
Ell kaa Ii haa 
Gee ff Ee dee zee beee?

18

Ztt psiilon iks (normal) 
Wee fau Uu 
Tee ss rr kuu 
Pee Oo nn mm 
Ell kaa Ii haa 
Gee ff Ee dee zee beee Aaaaa

18a

Ztt (muy emocionado) 
psiilon iks                                                                               (Z) 

Wee fau Uu 
Tee ss rr kuu 
Pee Oo nn mm 
Ell kaa Ii haa 
Gee ff Ee dee zee beeee? (afligido)

18

Over the years, the Sonata grew in both size and variations, and realizing that some phonetic notation for the Sonata was essential if it was not to die with him, he finally published his notations as the last number of his Merz magazine in 1932. In autumn 1921, Kurt Schwitters travelled to Prague, together with Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch and his wife. On September 1, at the "Commodity Exchange Hall", Raoul Hausmann performed his phonetic poem beginning with the line "fmsbwtazdu", which served as an impetus for Schwitters' Ursonate. It was not until 1926 that the sonata achieved the form in which it was published in 1932. The final version, however, developed by way of innumerable performances given by Schwitters between 1926 and 1932.

Comments by Jack Ox about his score for the Ursonate:

"The sonata consists of four movements, an introduction, an end, and a cadence in the fourth movement. The first movement is a rondo with four motifs, which are especially indicated in this text of the sonata. It is rhythm, strong and weak, loud and silent, dense and spacious, etc. I do not want to explain the delicate variations and compositions of the themes ...

Signs:

The letters applied are to be pronounced as in German. A single vocal sound is short ... Letters, of course, give only a rather incomplete score of the spoken sonata. As with any printed music, many interpretations are possible. As with any other reading, correct reading requires the use of imagination. The reader himself has to work seriously to become a genuine reader. Thus, it is work rather than questions or mindless criticism which will improve the reader's receptive capacities. The right of criticism is reserved to those who have achieved a full understanding. Listening to the sonata is better than reading it. This is why I like to perform my sonata in public. But since it is not possible to give performances everywhere, I intend to make a gramophone recording of the sonata ...

How it was done:

During my first years in Germany I got the idea to continue my work in "translating" compositions written in the aural language of music into a visual language executed in painting with a visual performance of the Ursonate. I had great difficulties locating any recorded performance of the Ursonate at all, and was distressed because I realized that there was actually little information to be had from the only published "score", that of Jon Tschichold's typographical Concrete poetic form. All of the phrases were placed with a visual idea on the page, giving no melodic, rhythmic, and little dynamic information of how the piece was or should be performed. In fact, because of its visual poetic form, this score has led performers, quite understandably, to believe in the right of improvisation implicit when reading poetry. I felt that the Ursonote was much closer to music, and therefore must have a more specific structure.

During my search I spoke of my difficulties to my friend Michael Waisvisz. He said quite casually that he had Kurt Schwitters' own performance once copied by his friend Dick Raaiimakers. My initial reaction was total disbelief. After hearing the tape simple amazement remained. How could something, which none of the experts knew about exist so casually and easily in the Netherlands, saved from obscurity by people in the music world who had no idea that it was so rare? Where was the original shellac recording made? We can speculate but in reality it remains a mystery."