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Scheherazade (tr Hindsley)

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (trans. Mark Hindsley)


General Info

Year: 1888 / 197-?
Duration: c. 42:00
Difficulty: V-VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hindsley Transcriptions
Cost: Score and Parts - $115.00   |   Score Only - $29.00

Movements are sold separately.


Movements

1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship – 9:53
2. The Story of the Kalandar Prince – 11:35
3. The Young Prince and Princess – 11:02
4. Festival at Baghdad – 11:38


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Alto Flute (ad lib)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Scheherazade Op. 35, is a symphonic poem composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes known as The Arabian Nights, this orchestral work combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia, as well as orientalism in general. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work.

See individual movements for greater detail.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Rimsky-Korsakov preceded the score of this work by writing the story of how the Sultan Schahriar, convinced of the falseness of women, swore to put to death each one of his wives after the first night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by interesting him in tales which she told him during one thousand and one nights. His curiosity piqued, the sultan put off his wife's execution from day to day and at last gave up his blood plan entirely.

See individual movements for greater detail.

- Program Note by Everett Kisinger from Program Notes for Band and Band Music Notes


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Martin Becker, conductor) – 23 March 2018
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Symphony Band (Darryl J. Bott, conductor) - 4 December 2015


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Scheherazade, Wikipedia
  • Smith, Norman and Albert Stoutamire (1979). Band Music Notes. Rev. ed. San Diego: Kjos West. p. 194
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 510.