Scheherazade Excerpts


Movement 1

– opening 6 bars

– last 3 bars of first violin cadenza to 3rd bar before A

– rehearsal G to rehearsal K (When you arrive at rehearsal K, play two measures, but everything will stay within E major chord. Some instruments hold, others will play what’s written. We’ll clarify everything at rehearsal #1.) Diminuendo.

– final 11 bars of the movement


Movement 3

– opening to 4 bars before A

– 4 bars before M (with violin pickup notes), to 4th bar of M


Movement 4

– beginning to vivo (skip the second violin cadenza. End on B major chord)

– piu stretto (between V and W) to 6/4 meter change, “Allegro non troppo maestoso”