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Arabian Nights Piano / Vocal Score

Adaptation, Book & Lyrics by Adam Forde Music by David Perkins


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Musical Numbers No Page

Title

1 1a 1b 2 3 4 5 5a 5b 5c 5d 6 6a 6b 6c 6d 7 7a 8 8a 8b 8c 8d 8e 8f 9 9a 9b 9c 9d 9e 9f 10 10a 10b 10c 10d 11 12 12a 12b 12c 12d 12e 13

1 2 10 11 11 14 20 27 29 30 30 31 31 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 40 40 41 42 43 43 44 48 49 50 50 51 51 52 62 62 63 63 64 74 75 76 76 77 77 78

Act One Opening The King’s Wedding Wedding Tag / Underscore Betrayal & Execution The King’s Wedding (Reprise #1) It Wasn’t Always Like This Arabian Nights The King’s Wedding (Reprise #2) Morning Music Before Ali Baba The Story of Ali Baba Open / Close Sesame We’re Thieves Open / Close Sesame Underscore Underscore Open / Close Sesame We’re Thieves (Reprise) Open Sesame / Kasim’s Death Arabian Nights (Reprise #1) Underscore Open / Close Sesame Market Scene Underscore The Cobbler & the Thief Underscore Deception Underscore Underscore The Fisherman & the Genie The Genie Appears The Genie Vanishes Underscore Sheherazade Act Two Opening Execution Sheherazade Waits for the King Before The Ass & His Ass The Ass & His Ass Arabian Nights (Reprise #2) The Story of the Little Beggar Beggar Underscore #1 Beggar Underscore #2 Beggar Underscore #3 Beggar Underscore #4 I Killed the Little Beggar

14 14a 14b 15 16 17 18 18a

85 90 90 95 99 101 108 114

Why Should It Be Me? Sinbad Meets Sinbad Sinbad the Sailor (Underscore) Sinbad’s Return Why Should It Be Me? (Reprise) Finale Bows / Encore Exit

Characters Vizier, Sheherazade, Dinarzade & Chorus

Vizier & Chorus King Shahryar Sheherazade & Dinarzade Chorus

Chief Thief & Thieves

Chief Thief & Thieves Sheherazade & Dinarzade

Morgiana (sings & spirited dance) & Raiyah (dance only)

Chorus Solo, King Shahryar, Dinarzade, Vizier & Chorus

Farmer, Robbers & Chorus (with solos) Sheherazade

Judge, Slave Hassid, Cook, Doctor, Servant, Tailor, Tailor’s Wife, Little Beggar, Sheherazade, Dinarzade, King Shahryar & Chorus Porter Sinbad

Young Sinbad & Chorus Porter Sinbad King Shahryar, Sheherazade & Chorus Company i


Scenes Act One Prologue Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5 Scene 6 Scene 7 Scene 8 Scene 9 Scene 10

The Vizier's House The King's Wedding Many Weddings Sheherazade's Wedding The First Morning Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Part One) Later the First Morning Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Part Two) The Next Morning The Fisherman and the Genie Sheherazade Sleeps

Act Two Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5

Sheherazade Faces Execution The Ass and His Ass The Little Beggar Sinbad the Sailor Sheherazade’s Story

Instrumentation Arranged for eight players as follows :       

Piano / Keyboards (playing from the Piano / Vocal Score) Reed 1 (Piccolo / Flute / Clarinet 1) Reed 2 (Cor Anglais / Oboe) Reed 3 (Clarinet 2 / Bass Clarinet) Trumpet / Flugelhorn Violin Bass Guitar Drums / Percussion

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Voice Groups Where the vocal line splits into harmonies, the distribution of the voices is indicated in the score by upper case roman numerals. The groupings are as follows :I II III IV

High Medium High Medium Low Low

1st Sopranos / *1st Tenors 2nd Sopranos / *2nd Tenors 1st Altos / *1st Basses 2nd Altos / *2nd Basses

* Distribution of Basses and tenors if broken voices are involved

Running Time Act One : Act Two :

Approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes Approximately 1 hour

NOTE : It is possible to remove stories in order to cut the running time. The Fisherman and the Genie could be cut from Act One while in Act Two, The Ass and His Ass could go. If one or other of these cuts is being considered, a small change in dialogue into and out of the stories could be provided. Please contact the authors via Stagescripts Ltd.

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15 KING SHAHRYAR:

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She was the one I a dored.

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No more will I love,

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none will last for more than one day.

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They seem

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Cue to continue: "I will miss you 13 so much" Slower ( = 90)

rit. last time

Cue to move on: Dinarzarde speaks...

SHEHERAZADE:

Vamp

Hush,

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SHEHERAZADE:

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ra - bi - an

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She is

beau- ti-ful and du - ti ful,

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23

I - IV

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She'll

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King

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her

IV

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the

King

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her

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Cue to continue: "She will be a great comfort to me and I to her"

Cue to continue: "If I may call her...?"

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Cue to continue: "Dinarzarde."

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(Cave opens)

LH

RH

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LH 5

Cue to continue: "Close Sesame!"

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RH

(Cave closes)

LH

RH

Vln.

Fl. Glock..

LH

<-/ . Cue: On the roar of laughter that follows the line "Giving them a good slapping!"

Fast ( = 144)

CHIEF THIEF:

1

Cl.I. Ob. Tpt.

We're

Kit

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Bs.

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15

no -me- nal.

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rob,

we

cheat,

and we've been known to

kill 'n' all.

We can't ex-plain the

Vln. Cl.I BCl.

Kit. Bs.

THIEVES:

21

rea - son why, we think it'sjust sub - lim - i - nal.

Ob.

Cl.I

Tpt.

Thie- ving is our

live-li- hood,

Tutti

BCl.

28

thei- ving is our plea- sure,

No de- fence is

a - ny good to

keep us from your trea- sure!

So

if you val - ue

I II/III IV

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33 CHIEF THIEF (1x): ALL THIEVES (2 & 3x):

42

My

Dad, thieves, thieves,

the cad, we're thieves, we're thieves,

an ug - ly brute, and war - ty, for us this life is splen- did, We've our brains are all un - sta - ble, We'll

dim.

SMALL GROUP (2 & 3x):

49

Taught me all he knew a - bout the arts of be ing naugh - ty, Now I'm got a cave where we can leave our bo oty un - at - ten - ded, Our pass raid your house and steal the food you've left up - on the ta - ble. Your gold,

the boss, wordmeans your cash,

I rule this gang of the loot is welldef your coats of fur and

Vln.

56

for - ty And woe be- tide the thief that dares to call his mas- ter shor - ty. en - ded, For stran- gers get - ting in the cave a quick death is com - men - ded. sa - ble, Our deeds are so no - to - ri - ous one ought to write a fa - ble.

63

Ob.

Cl.I

Tpt.

BCl.

ALL THIEVES:

Thie-ving is our

live - li - hood,

thei- ving is our

plea- sure,

Tutti

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

No de - fence is

a - ny good to


#

01

2

3

#*4

34 69

keep us from your

trea- sure!

So

if you val - ue

I II/III IV

75

what you've got, you'd

bet - ter have a

1.2.

care,

Or

THIEVES:

we'll sneak in and take the lot, and leave your cup-boards bare!

82

We're

I II/III IV

3.

bare!

Yes

we'll sneak in

and

take the

lot, and

leave

your

cup - boards

bare!

88

Ha!

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

35

<

-

5

"

Cue: "Ah, yes! Open Sesame!"

( = c.60)

Mark Tree

RH

1

Freely

Vln.

(Cave opens)

LH

RH

Fl. Glock..

LH Cue to continue: "Close Sesame" 5

RH

Mark Tree

Freely

Vamp

Vln.

(Cave closes)

LH

RH

Fl. Glock..

LH

< -6 Cue: "True. Well continue with the story. What was the trick?" 1

With freedom ( = c.90) Cl.I

Vln.

CA.

BCl.

7

CA.

Cue to stop: "And there was another surprise in store."

Vln.

Cl.I

CA.

(BCl.)

BCl.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Vamp


#

01

2

3

#*4

36

< -6 Cue: "Agreed, agreed. Now show me this cave?" 1 (Pno.)

Distant ( = c.90)

Cl.I

BCl.

7

Cue to stop: Kasim arrives at the cave

Vln.

Bs.

<

-

5

"

Cue: "Here we are. Open Sesame!" 1

RH

Mark Tree

Freely

RH

Cue to continue: "Close Sesame!"

( = c.60) Vln.

(Cave opens)

LH

Fl. Glock..

LH

5

RH

Mark Tree

Freely

RH

Vln.

(Cave closes)

LH

Fl. Glock..

LH % &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

37

=-/ .

2 * # *4

Cue: "Open Season! Oh what shall I do?"

Fast ( = 144) 1

THIEVES (offstage):

Thie- ving is our live- li- hood, thei- ving is our plea- sure,

a - ny good to keep us from your trea - sure!So

No de- fence is

9

if

you val - ue

what you've got, you'd

bet - ter have a

care,

Or

we'll sneak in and

take the lot, and

15

leave your cup -boards bare!

=

Yes we'll sneak in and

-

take the lot, and leave your

5

cup - boards

.

Cue: "Silence you dogs! Now stand back. Open Sesame!"

( = c.60) 1

Mark Tree

RH

Freely

Vln.

LH

RH

(Cave opens)

Fl. Glock..

LH Cue to continue: "Lads!" 4

Slowly

Vln.

Tutti

Timps

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

bare!


#

01

2

3

#*4

38

>-

2 * # * 9,4

Cue: "Forgive me, oh Sultan of Sultans, I know it not." 1

( = 90)

Fl.

(Dialogue continues)

Vln.

(Pno.)

Cue to continue: The King exits

6

Vln. Fl. (1x)

Vamp

"...The magic of my stories has begun to cast its spell on the king."

( = )

11

Pno. solo

16

SHEHERAZADE:

Tales of ad - ven - ture and ma gic and won - der, Vln.

With he - roes and vil - lains and thieves who would

Glock.

Fl.

% &''(

Vln.

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

39 + DINARZADE:

19

plun - der.

Fa - bles with sand - storms and

light- ning and

thun - der, Fl.

Vln.

Fl.

CA.

BCl.

22

Mys

- te - ri - ous

ge - nies who tear skies as

-

un

-

der.

Bs.

25

( = 90) Fl.

Dialogue continues

29

Fl. (1x)

Cue to stop: "Her life depended on her stories"

Vln.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Vamp


#

01

2

3

#*4

40

>

-6

Cue: "Sheherazade, continue with the story of Ali Baba." "Sire" 1

Cue to stop: "Ali-Baba arrives at the cave"

With freedom ( = c.90) Cl.I

Vln.

> -

5

"

Cue: "But I am certain you are within. Open Sesame!" 1

( = c.60)

RH

Mark Tree

Freely

RH

Vln.

(Cave opens)

LH

Fl. Glock..

LH 5

Cue to continue: "Close Sesame!"

Vamp

Mark Tree

RH

Freely RH

Vln.

(Cave closes)

LH

Fl. Glock..

LH 11

( = c.110)

BCl.

CA.

15

Vln.

Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Cue to stop: "Ali-Baba returns home"


#

01

2

3

#*4

41

> 2 3

*

? *4

Cue (1st time): "Go now and bring this cobbler to us" Cue (2nd time): "This is an outrage and where is your blindfold"

1

Busily ( = 160)

Vln. Ob. Cymb.

Cl.I Cl.II. Tpt.

4

7

Cue to stop (1st time): Morgiana arrives at the Cobbler Cue to stop (2nd time): Cobbler & Morgiana arrive at Ali-Baba's

11

Vamp

+Pno.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

42

>

-6

Cue : "Show me the body"

Cue to continue: "And now a craftsman will repair the work of a butcher"

( = 100) 1

Cl.I Ob. Vln.

Vln.

Steady ( = 120)

Cl.II Tpt.

(Dialogue continues)

Bs.

Cl.I Cl.II

Timps.

4

CA. Cl.II

Bs.

Cue to continue: "He travelled to the city and scoured the market"

Busily again ( = 160)

9

Vln. Ob.

Cymb.

Cl.I Cl.II

Cue to stop: Chief Thief meets the Cobbler.

12

Vamp

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

43

>* -

"

!

$

Cue: "Put a blindfold on me and I'll find the place again"

( = 100) 1

Cl.I Cl.II. Vln.

molto rit.

Ob. Tpt.

Bs. Timps.

>@ - 6 Cue: "Here is more gold, now leave me."

Cue to continue: "I shall return with my men and we shall destroy this home and all within it."

( = 100) 1

With freedom ( = c.90)

Cl.I Tpt. Vln.

Vln.

(Dialogue continues)

CA.

CA. BCl. Bs.

5

(Cl.I)

Cl.I

9

CA.

BCl.

Vln.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

44

ACue: "Of course. I had no idea that Morgiana had so many talents" "Nor had I." 1

Fl. Glock.

( = 118)

Pno. solo

BCl.

poco rit.

6

A tempo MORGIANA:

Wo- man

is full of de- ceipt;

U- sing

her weak- ness to woo.

Bs.

poco rit.

11

In - no - cent men will fall at her feet While be - liev- ing her lies to be

A tempo

true.

The Fl.

Fl.

Vln.

Glock.

BCl.

16

wise man must watch ev -'ry move of his wife,

For if

he

re - lax - es she will

ru - in his

life.

Glock.

Tpt. CA.

(BCl.)

BCl.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

45 21

Man lives

Fl.

a life that is clean,

CA.

Vln.

26

Free from

thebur- den of

lies,

Look in

his heart, his vir- tue is seen, And to

Glock.

hea-ven his soul will a -

Fl.

31

rise.

Wo- man must

ho-nour and

Faster ( = 128)

36

she

de - fies him she

is

court- ing dis

-

as

-

ter!

Tpt.

(Dance)

Tamb. Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

wor- ship her

mas - ter,

If


#

46 40

accel. poco a poco Ob.

cresc.

Cl.II Vln.

Fl.

43

Fast ( = 160) Fl. Ob. Vln.

Cl.II

Fl. Ob. Vln.

46

Tamb. Tamb.

Tpt.

50

Cl.II. Tpt. (+Fl. Vln 2x)

Tamb.

(Bs.)

55

1.

2.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

01

2

3

#*4


#

01

2

3

#*4

47 60

64

68

(The Chief Thief is stabbed.) 72

cresc.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

48

A

-6

Cue: "And Morgiana's of course" 1

Steadily ( = 100) Glock.

(Pno.)

Cl.II

Cl.I

4

Cl.II

7

Vln.

Cl.I

Cl.II

Cue to end: "... And as far as I know, the cave and all the treasures within have laid undisturbed from that day to this." 10

Vamp if necessary

(Vln.)

dim.

Cl.I

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Glock.


#

01

2

3

#*4

49

A -6 Cue: "...for I would surely die of a broken heart" "Hmmmm." 1

( = 100)

(Pno.)

Vln.

5

Bs.

Cue to continue: "...cast her spell upon everybody".

rit.

.=

9

(Vizier & King enter the bedroom)

a tempo 13

Fl.

CA.

BCl. (Bs.)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

50

A -

7

$

$

!

Cue: "...and bluest of oceans that this story took place."

1

With freedom ( = c.90) Cl.I

(Dialogue continues)

Mark Tree

4

dim.

BCl.

(Percussion effects ad lib. eg using a Rainstick, to emulate the sea until 9d)

A

-

Cue: The Fisherman removes the cork from the bottle 1

Freely

+Ob.

+Cl.I

+Vln.

BCl. Bs. Timps.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

51

A* Cue: "But hurry up before you bore me to death" 1

Freely Cl.I. Ob. Vln.

BCl.

Tutti

Bs. Timps.

(Percussion effects again to emulate the sea until end of 9f )

A@ - 6 Steadily ( = 100) 1

Cue: "May you stay in this home of yours for another one thousand years." Glock.

Vln.

Cl.I

Bs.

5

dim.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

52

,' -

B

Cue: "Yes. Sleep. You will be woken when it's time."

( = c.70) 1

Fl.

(Vln.)

CA.

Vln.

BCl.

= 4

CHORUS SOLO:

She

-

(CA.)

he - ra zade, She - he - ra zade,

our

Queen.

The

Pno. solo

9

great - est stor

-

y

tel - ler there

has

been.

The

na - tion

holds

its

Vln.

Fl. Glock.

Vln.

BCl.

14

breath

we pray

you

will

% &''(

cheat death,

)$ # *!

And make your peo

+

*#

-

ple hap - py and

se -


#

01

2

3

#*4

53 MORE VOICES:

19

She -

rene.

he - ra zade,

She - he - ra zade

our

Queen,

(BCl.)

CA.

Bs.

+ MORE VOICES:

24

Your

bra - ve - ry

in - spires us all

to

our

will pass,

To

dream.

29

dare

be lieve

at

last

fear

of death

You'll free

us from

Tutti

CHORUS SOLO:

34

ter - ror so

ob -

scene.

We look to you

She - he - ra- zade our

Queen.

Vln.

(CA.) (BCl.)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

this


#

01

2

3

#*4

54 KING:

40

What am I go- ing to

ALL CHORUS:

She - he - ra zade,

She - he - ra zade

our

do?

Your bra-ve - ry

Queen,

in-

Fl.

Tpt.

(Bs.)

KING:

46

Fl. Glock.

You have con- fused my e - mo - tions.

spires us all

to

All

dream.

To

dare be lieve

last

our

Vln.

Fl.

CA.

51

at

the

BCl.

Fl.

think- ing of no-thing but

time

fear of

death

will pass,

you.

You'll free us from

What am I go - ing to

this

ter - ror so Vln.

Tpt. Vln.

(BCl.)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

ob

-

scene.


#

01

2

3

#*4

55 56

She - he - ra zade,

do?

She - he - ra zade

my

wife.

You trick me e

-

'vry

Fl. Glock.

(Bs.)

62

night to save

your

life.

Your

I-III IV

The

King has closed

his eyes,

words

and

Tutti

67

me.

haunt

hear - ing

on

-

ly

You tell me sto- ries and

lies

he

can- not see

the

love that burns so

Cymb.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

bright.


#

01

2

3

#*4

56 72

Fl.

dream

I

of

you.

She - he - ra zade,

de - ceit - ful wife.

CHORUS SOLO:

She - he - ra zade,

de - vo - ted wife.

She-

Vln.

CA.

Slower.

77

KING:

rit.

But

he - ra zade

we

pray to save

your

No - bo- dy tells

life.

dim.

(Bs.)

82

sto ries like you.

You tell them

and they come a - live.

With - out

you

they will

ne - ver surGlock.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

57 87

vive.

you

With - out

they will

ne - ver sur - vive.

She - her - a zade, what can I

Glock.

Fl. Vln.

CA.

BCl. Tpt.

(Bs.)

92

She - her- a zade, what can I

do?

do?

DINARZADE:

Have faith Vln.

and the fu - ture is

bright.

The king

Glock.

is

on - ly a

Fl.

97

man,

If

all goes ac - cor ding to

% &''(

)$ # *!

plan

+

the

*#

tales

will be told e - 'vry


#

01

2

3

#*4

58 101

Tempo I

KING:

She

-

he - ra zade,

She - he - ra - zade

my

wife.

DINARZARDE:

She -

CHORUS:

night.

Have

faith

is

and the fu - ture

BCl. Tpt.

Tutti

Fl.

(Timps)

105

You

trick me ev

-

'ry

night to

save

your

life.

DINARZARDE:

he - ra zade.

She - he - ra -

She -

zade.

bright.

The

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

king

is

on -

a


#

01

2

3

#*4

59 109

It

he - ra zade.

She- he - ra

-

must

Treach- e - ry must be ex -

end

zade.

+ DINARZARDE:

man,

A

man that still

be - lieves

that

wo-men all

de ceieve,

A

Fl.

114

posed.

Your ex - e - cu tion will take

place

at dawn.

SOLO:

man who's closed

his

eyes and can - not

% &''(

see.

)$ # *!

She - he - ra zade,

+

*#

we


#

01

2

3

#*4

60 119

Your

ALL CHORUS:

our

fear for you

Queen.

The

King has

closed

his

eyes,

words

and

124

haunt

hear - ing

You tell me sto- ries and

me.

on

-

ly

lies

he

can-not see

the

love that burns

so

bright.

129

I

dream

of

you.

She - he - ra - zade,

% &''(

She - he - ra - zade,

de - vo - ted wife.

)$ # *!

+

*#

de -


#

01

2

3

#*4

61

133

She

ceit- ful wife.

CHORUS SOLO:

She

-

he - ra- zade

he- ra- zade,

It's

time to end

pray to save

your

life.

Steadily

molto rit.

138

we

your

life. Fl.

(CA.)

Vln.

BCl.

molto rit. 142

End of Act 1

Fl. Vln.

Bs. Timps

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

/

62

,' ( = c.70) Fl.

-

(Sheherazade sleeps)

1

Cl.II. Vln.

5

(King & Vizier enter) Ob.

9

(Dialogue)

Glock.

Glock.

Tpt.

Bs. Timps

,' - 8 Cue: "Speak not of your stories. Take her." 1

( = c.100)

6 Cue to continue: "Tell Father the story tonight. He will need cheering up"

( on dialogue) (Snare drum)

4

Vamp

Slower

Ob.

Tpt.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

(Drum roll)


#

01

2

3

#*4

Cue to stop: "Wait!"

7

(Drum roll)

,' -

B

$

Cue to continue: "Once again, Sheherazade waited for her husband in his bed chamber as the day transformed into night."

Cue: "Vizier, to work!" 1

/

Slowly & freely

( = c.90)

(Dialogue continues)

Vamp

Pno. solo

(King enters)

Cl.I

4

Vln. BCl.

,'

-

$ Cue to continue: "One day, this foolish man went to the market to buy grain, leading his donkey as he walked." Vln.

Cue: "Of course, O worshipful husband" 1

Freely ( = c.90) Cl.I

attacca

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

63


#

01

2

3

#*4

64

,, -

1

7

$

Ploddingly ( = 126)

FARMER:

Come stu - pid don - key, (Pno.)

walk quick - ly all the way.

Don't

Fl.

Vln.(pizz.)

Vln. (1x)

CA.

BCl. Kit.

(sung)

(half spoken)

5

lag be-hind as u-su al,

sim.

to - day is mar ket day.

The wea- ther's look - ing dod - gy and

I think it's going to rain

and

CHORUS:

9

if you're slow we'll both get wet and

that won't help the

grain.

The

cresc.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

Tpt.

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

65 13

far - mer

plod - ded

on

his jour - ney

but

did - n't

re - a - lise

he'd

(Fl. Vln.)

Tutti

17

caught

the

close

at

-

ten

-

tion of

less than ho - nest

eyes.

Faster, but freely - quasi recit. 21 ROBBER 1: (half spoken)

I'll tell you what my friend, here's some mo ney to be

had.

I can't be- lieve how good I

Tutti

(Timps)

ROBBER 2: (half spoken)

25

feel

when my be - ha- viour's bad.

This far- mer's got no

Tutti

(Timps)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

rich- es,

your lo - gic's all gone


#

01

2

3

#*4

66 29

(sung)

(sung)

(half spoken)

won - ky.

The on - ly thing this fel - low's got

is

a scraw- ny lit - tle

don - key.

Tutti

(Timps)

33

Tempo primo ( = 126)

ROBBER 1:

That's just what Fl.

Ob.

we

will

take

from him

in

Ob.

Tpt.

BCl.

Kit

He

will

37

ve - ry

lit - tle

time,

not

(Dialogue continues)

41

vic - tim

of

a

crime.

(Bs.)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

e - ven

know

he's

been

the


#

01

2

3

#*4

67 "Whoa donkey..."

46

Fl.

(Fl.)

CA.

BCl.

Cue to continue: "Now are you going to listen to my story? Mmmmm." 52

Slower ( = 100) (ROBBER 1:) ten.

I

re - a - lise this must be most con - fu - sing

to find your friend- ly don- key stand-ing by your

Vln.

Pno.

(Vln.)

(Bs.)

Bs.

56

"Could I have a drink of water, by the way?... Thanks."

side...

ten.

But real - ly I'm a man who has been

un

-

der a wick-ed spell cast

my

ten.

Fl. Glock.

Vln.

by the mo-ther of

CA.

BCl.

(Bs.)

rit.

60

wife.

A tempo

I was mar-ried to the la - zi - est of

wo- men,

She would -n't

lift

Fl.

Vln.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

a fin- ger

to clean the


68

#

"Is that bread in your bag? May I have a bite?... Thanks."

64

01

2

3

#*4

but

I

ten.

You

house.

see

I

had

to make her

see

who was the boss,

Vln.

Fl. Glock. Tutti

(Bs.)

Cue to continue: "Here I've got some dates, please take what you like." "Thanks" ten.

67

di - d'n't re - a - lise that I had made a big mis- take.

So

nat - ur - ally, I'd beat her CA. BCl.

and

Glock.

Fl. Vln.

(Bs.)

CA.

BCl.

ten.

71

make her see my view, but her

ten.

CA. BCl.

Glock.

mo- ther's a

ma - gi - cian and she changed me for

Cue to continue: "You're even more stupid than you look." ten.

a laugh.

My

(Fl.)

Fl. Vln. BCl.

(Bs.)

75

Fast ( = 120)

wife

was

a

was - ter, so one

day

I chased her and

gave

her

a crack

on

the head.

I

Vln.

Fl. C.A

Kit

(Bs.)

BCl.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

69 77

said that's the tas - ter,

I

sat

down and faced

her she

o - pened her mouth and she said,

"My (Fl.)

cont stacc.

+Tpt.

79

mum

can do cur - ses, for you

what is worse

is

she

ha - ted you right from the start.

When (Vln.)

81

she's done her ver - ses, the ma - gic dis - per - ses and

you'll end up pul - ling

a

cart!"

Cue to continue: "A bit odd compared with most donkeys." 83 Freely (ROBBER 1:)

Well,

what hap -pens now?

I

sup - pose I'm still your slave.

Pno. solo

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

But

go - ing home to see my wife and


#

01

2

3

#*4

70 FARMER:

87

I'll

kiss her's what I crave.

let you go back to your wife but

on - ly on con - di- tion:

Beat her not, it's most un- kind, and her

Fl. BCl.

Bs.

Slower than before ( = 120)

91

mo- ther's a

ma

-

(half spoken)

gi - cian.

Now, what I've done

to you

for years

I

CA. Vln.

Tutti

(sung)

95

do

a - po - po- gise,

I've kicked your legs

and beat your back,

Freely 98

(half spoken)

(half spoken)

(sung)

now that e - vil spell's worn off andyou're a man once more,

thrown sand

in - to

your eyes,

(sung)

Please take some cash, it's all I've got, I'm so - rry I'm CA. BCl.

Fl.

Tpt.

Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

But

so


#

01

2

3

#*4

Cue to continue: "But then I suppose you would be if you've just changed back into a man."

102 Tempo primo ( = 126)

71

Vamp

poor.

ALL CHORUS:

But

still our stu - pid he - ro

CA.

nee - ded grain

he

Tutti

BCl.

"Thanks.And I told everyone in the market what had happened" SMALL GROUP:

(Bs.)

107

CHORUS SOLO:

stopped and chat- ted to some friends andneigh- bours

who brought him wine when they heard his tale...

His

CA.

(Bs.)

+ MORE:

112

sto - ry was re- pea-ted

a

-

ALL CHORUS:

gain and a- gain and a - gain.

Af - ter tel - ling tales and drink- ing

Fl. Vln.

CA. Tpt. BCl.

Pno. solo

(Tutti)

Bs.

Kit

CHORUS SOLO:

117

wine all day

the

far- mer stag- gered 'round the mar-ket - place

% &''(

)$ # *!

un - til he found and

+

*#

begged some grain.


#

72 122

"Thanks"

ROBBERS 1 & 2:

As he

01

2

3

#*4

CHORUS SOLO:

turned and star - ted home he saw the

don - keys up for sale. There was

one he rec - og- nised,

it

Fl. CA. BCl.

Vln.

(Bs.)

Freely

FARMER: (Half spoken) ten.

126

made him loud- ly say.

(sung)

stu pid man,you sil - ly ass, as soon as you're set free

You

Tutti

you're up to your old tricks a gain,to

Fl.

Vln. CA. BCl.

Glock.

(Half spoken)

(sung)

No won- der you're back here for sale,the

sil - li - est of men...

130

make a fool of me.

Cue to continue: "You'd be really stupid to buy him. I was!" ten.

Vln. Glock.

Tutti

rit.

134

won't buy you

Fast ( = 152)

a

-

gain!

Fl. Vln.

Tutti CA.

Bs. Timps.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

I'll

ne- ver make the same mis- take, I Tutti


#

01

2

3

#*4

73

BLANK PAGE

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

74

,& -

2 * # * 9&4

Cue: "Nor have I, Majesty." 1

( = 90)

Fl.

Pno. solo

Vln.

SHEHERAZADE:

7

Le- gends of beasts with ten legs and four

tails,

And

Vln.

CA.

10

gi - ants and mon - sters and twen - ty foot

snails

Of

ur - chins and sai - lors who ne - ver need

Fl. CA.

Vln.

Cl.II

accel.

13

sails.

The

ma-gic of sto- ries and myths ne - ver

fails.

cresc.

Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

75 Faster ( = 120)

17

Fl.

(Dialogue continues.)

Glock.

(Pno.)

20

Vln.

Fl.

Cl.II

Bs.

,&

-

7

$

2 3

*

"

"

? *4

Cue (1st time): "Then begin." Cue (2nd time): "Now get on with the story" 1

( = 112) etc.

Tamb.

Cl.I

Pno. Bs.

Cue to stop (1st time): "...He was very small and very funny" Cue to stop (2nd time): "...and the Tailor and his wife almost ached with laughter."

5

Vamp

BCl.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

76

,& -

6

9,

Cue: "Our son has smallpox, please help" 1

( = 112) etc.

Tamb.

Cl.I

Pno. Bs.

5

BCl.

7

Cue to stop: "We need a doctor."

Cue to continue: "Quickly follow me, I will take you to my master" Cue to stop: "My master lives here"

Vamp

Vamp

(Percussion effects ad lib. as the Little Beggar is thrown down the stairs, and over the balcony eg xylophone glissando, swanee whistle etc.)

,& -

6

9&

Cue: "We? It was nothing to do with..." 1

( = 112)

Tamb.

Vamp etc.

Cue to continue: Cook enters

Tpt.

Pno. Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

77

(Percussion effects ad lib. as Cook hits the Little Beggar the first time)

,&

-

6

9:

Cue: "I'll throw you in the river then everyone will think you drowned." 1

( = 112)

etc.

Tamb.

Cl.I

Pno. Bs.

Cue to stop: Slave Hasseed enters drunk.

5

BCl.

,&* -

Vamp

6

9;

Cue: "You are under arrest for the murder of the Little Beggar" 1

( = 112)

Cue to continue: "...although I wouldn't bank on it."

etc.

Tamb.

Vamp

Tpt.

Tpt.

Cl.I

Pno. Bs.

5

Tpt.

BCl.

% &''(

)$ # *!

Cue to stop: "...and how everyone in the town would miss the stories."

Vamp

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

78

,: -

""

"

"

Cue: "The following morning the local judge called for the prisoner to be brought forward." 1

( = 112)

Tutti

sub.

(Bs. Timps)

5

JUDGE:

All peo- ple of the town

8

the tri - al of the slave,

take heed,

A tempo

freely

sid.

Has -

Bring me the pris -'ner with all speed.

For mur- der, such a grue- some deed.

Ob.

Vln. Cl.I Tpt.

Cl.I.

legato

Timps (Bs.)

molto rit.

13

"Now Hassid, you weed, how d'you plead?" SLAVE HASSID:

Tutti Cl.I.

Cl.II

Vln.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Sir,

I


#

01

17

!

2

3

#*4

79

Faster ( = 120)

killed (Cook):killed (Doctor):killed (Tailor):killed

the the the the

Lit - tle Lit - tle Lit - tle Lit - tle

Beg - gar Beg - gar Beg - gar Beg - gar

in with with with

the night. my club. a door. a fish.

CA. Vln. Tpt.

I must ad - mit I'd I thought he was a (Servant): We means Him, I (Wife): He told us tales all

Fl.

CA.

Woodblock Tri.

20

had a drink or dir - ty thie - ving was - n't e - ven night we laughed and

(Fl.)

(Not v.3)

Bs.

two. rat. there! joked.

He he was (Doctor): The I

leapt at me and gave me such a crou - ching in the place I store my man was at my home for he was then pre - sen - ted him my fav-'rite

fright. grub. poor. dish

I I And (Tailor): He

Fl.

CA. Vln. Tpt.

Tpt.

BCl.

(Bs.)

23

legato

ask you sir, what crept be - hind and knew that at my took a mouth - ful,

do. could a bo - dy hit him with a splat. house he'd get good care. chewed it once and choked.

I I (Both):We (Both):We

beg beg beg beg

for give for - give for - give for - give

-

ness ness ness ness

Tutti

legato

26

for for for for

my crime, that blow, that fall,(Servant): that bone,(Wife):

it it it it

was was was was

% &''(

an ac - ci-dent of fate. an ac - ci-dent of strength. an ac - ci-dent of height. an ac - ci-dent of food.

)$ # *!

+

To hang To 'scape (Both): If o (Both): All fish

*#

a fel - low the noose I'd nly he had have bones, he


#

01

2

3

#*4

80 30

in have been should

his prime you know more tall have known

would I'd his the

be go in way

for me to al ju - ries he scoffed

un most would was

for - tu - nate. a - ny length. be more slight. ve - ry rude.

CHORUS:

Un To Would Was

Tpt.

poco accel.

34

be, go in way

for me un to al - most ju - ries would he scoffed was

for - tu - nate, a - ny length, be more slight, ve - ry rude,

be, go in way

for him un to al - most ju - ries would he scoffed was

JUDGE:

Faster

for - tu - nate. a - ny length. be more slight. ve - ry rude.

You are an e - vil lit - tle I'll not for - give you oaf- ish To blame the corpse for be - ing You dare to blame the way he

for - tu nate! a - ny length. be more slight. ve - ry rude.

Fl. CA. BCl. Tpt.

Tutti

sub.

sub.

Bs. Timps

38

worm, lout, short ate!

You are re - lease you have You're just

Fl. CA. BCl. Tpt.

not worth a pri - son term. the slave and throw him out. a to - tal lack of thought. the type of hosts I hate.

sub.

% &''(

would she'd his The

cresc.

I II/III IV I/II III/IV

would I'd his The

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

81

Freely

41

Sen - tence of death I now con - firm, For aim- ing such a vic - ious clout The pair of you in-sult my court. I'll show no mer- cy, just you wait.

With neck in - side a noose you'll squirm. You should hang well you're ve - ry stout. You'll both swing till your necks are taught. Your lives I will ex - ter - mi - nate!

"May Allah's mercy go with you." 45

I-III IV

Slow..... poco accel.

Ex

(Pno.)

cresc.

-

e - cu

-

tion!

Ex

-

e - cu

Fl. CA.

-

tion!

Ex

Tpt.

-

e -

Vln.

Bs. Timps I II/III IV

48

cu

-

tion!

Ex

-

-

e

-

Cue to stop: "Wait!". Then straight onto vamp, bars 50-51. Last time to CODA

-

cu

tion!

Ex

-

-

e

-

Vamp

50

Cue to continue (each time): "Explain yourself"

( = 112)

Cues to stop: (1x) "I am responsible for the death of the Little Beggar." (2x) "What do you mean we?" "Be quiet!" (3x) "...because you are responsible for the death of the Little Beggar."

Tamb..

(1) COOK: (2) DOCTOR: (3) TAILOR:

Sir, Sir, Sir,

I we we

Vamp

(Dialogue continues)

D.S

Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

!(3 times) al CODA


#

82

01

2

3

#*4

" CODA Cue to continue: "I thought you were...I was very drunk. Sorry."

Cue to continue: "Ah! Sinbad. One of the best stories ever told." CHORUS:

Slower than before

53

No - one

Vamp etc.

Tamb..

last time

Bs.

killed the Lit - tle Beg-gar on that Tutti

Tpt.

not last time

57

night.

He lived to tell a mer- ry joke or

two.

Ha ha!

And though he still ate fish with just one

molto rit. legato

61

bite,

he

learned it's

A tempo

al - ways sa - fer when you

legato

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

chew.

(Applause)


#

01

2

3

#*4

SHEHERAZADE / DINARZADE:

64

We

83 Freely

beg

for - give - ness

CA

Pno. solo

SHEHERAZADE:

70

for

that tale

it

was

an ac - ci dent of course.

The Sin

-

bad stor - y

Fl.

Bs.

KING:

74

I'll

re - gale,

A

le - gend

To- mor- row you will bring to

of po wer and force.

BCl.

78

the tale of Sin bad and his strife.

life

Once more you cheat the swords-man's

Fl. Vln.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

84 rit.

82

knife

( = 90)

my beau - ti-ful and cle - ver

wife.

ten.

Glock.

CA

86

BCl.

88

Vln.

CA

90

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

#*4


#

01

2

3

#*4

85

,; - / 7

6"

C

Cue: "Patience, my adored husband." 1

( = 120) Fl.

legato

(Dialogue continues)

5

"...He was not one of Allah's happiest believers."

PORTER SINBAD:

There are

BCl.

9

men

of

e - nor - mous

wealth.

And

rich men who earn their cash by stealth.

There are

Fl. BCl.

Bs.

13

those who sup- port their fa - mi - ly.

% &''(

Then there's me!

)$ # *!

+

Some

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

86 17

men have suc- cess - ful

lives.

And

o - thers have beau - ti - ful wives.

There are

Tamb.

21

those who are loved by their

fa - mi - ly.

Then there's me!

I've

25

ne - ver had good luck,

I've

ne - ver had a chance,

the fates have al ways looked the o - ther way.

But Fl.

Vln.

CA. Tri.

29

poco rit.

am I one to moan,

to make a song and dance?

Of course I am, so lis - ten when I

say...

Tpt.

cresc.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Oh


#

01

2

3

#*4

87 33

A tempo

woe

is me.

woe

is

my

mi

-

se - ry

is

here

for all

to

see,

Oh

37

me,

the

mys

-

te - ry

is

why

should it

be

me?

(Pno.)

41

(Dialogue continues)

"...he complained about his life in general."

45

(PORTER SINBAD:)

There are

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

88 49

mer-chants who sell ex - o - tic

plea- sures,

And

mi - ners who find a - ma- zing trea - sures.

fa - mi - ly.

Then there's me.

There are

Fl. BCl.

Bs. Tamb.

53

those whose bles- sing is their

I

57

fetch and I

car - ry,

it

earns me a

pit- tance, My back and shoul- ders al- ways suf - fer

pain.

I Fl.

Vln.

CA. Tri.

61

poco rit.

wish

I could stop it

and

say "Good rid- dance",Oh, migh- ty one,what plea- sure do you gain?

Tpt.

cresc.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Oh


#

01

2

3

#*4

89 65

A tempo

woe

is me.

woe

is

my

mi

-

se - ry

is

here

for all

to

see,

Oh

69

73

76

me,

the

mys

-

te - ry

is

why

should it

(Dialogue continues)

Fl.

BCl. Tamb.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

be

me?


#

90

,;

01

-

Cue: "Yes, sir. At Once sir. Right away sir.."

( = 120) 1

Fl. CA. Tamb.

etc.

Cl.II. Tpt.

poco rit.

4

,; -

7

$

"

26

4

Cue: "...and decided I must leave the city and seek a new fortune" 1

( = 120)

Vln.

#

#

(Dialogue continues)

Tri.

Cl.II

Cl.I

4

Repeat if necessary

6

Cue to continue: "We moored alongside that uncharted island and explored."

Slower

(Pno.)

Cl.I. Cl.II (1x)

(Arriving at the island)

dim.

Vln. CA. (1x)

(Vln.)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

2

3

#*4


#

01

2

3

#*4

91

9

Bs.

Cut to timp roll (Bar 15) at any point on visual cue: They settle down around the fire

11

Repeat if necessary

13

Cue to continue: "It's a giant sea monster.". Fast ( .=132) 15

(Whale)

(Pno.)

(Earthquake)

cont. stacc. Cl.II. Vln. Bs. Timps.

Timps Bs.

18

Tpt.

Ob.

Cl.II.

Cl.I

Bs. Timps. (Pno.)

20

dim.

Tutti

Cl.I. Cl.II

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

92 (Dialogue continues) 23

Slowly

molto rit.

Glock.

Cue to stop: "a large island that appeared to have no sign of man upon it"

Vln.

(adrift)

26

Cue to continue: "I need water, I must go inland."

Vamp

Lento ( = 70) (Dialogue continues)

Tpt.

Cl.I. BCl.

Bs. Timps.

(Tpt.)

29

(Finding the Roc's egg)

Cue to continue: "But why is the sun dimmed, there is no cloud..."

loco

Faster ( = 110)

(Dialogue continues)

33

Vln.

(4 times)

(Pno.)

Fl. Glock.

(The Roc)

37

Tpt.

BCl.

Bs.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Fl.


#

01

2

3

#*4

93

42

Cue to continue: "It's too big to feel me on its back."

( = 118)

(Dialogue continues)

CA.

(Flying)

Glock.

Vln. Fl. Bs. Timps.

46

2nd time 8va

Pno. solo

49

53

Cue to continue: "What place is this ?"

Mark Tree

(Dialogue continues)

Glock.

Fl. Vln.

(Valley of Diamonds)

CA.

BCl.

Cue to stop: Meat lands in valley

Cue to continue: "It's a Roc coming for the meat. I see what they are planning.." (Dialogue continues)

( = 110)

62

Vln.

(The Roc)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Fl. Glock.


#

01

2

3

#*4

94 68

Tpt.

Bs.

Cue to continue: "Once again I took a free ride with the Roc."

73

( = 118)

CA.

(Pno.)

(Flying)

Fl. Vln. Glock. Timps.

Cue to continue: "There is enough to provide us all with great wealth."

77

dim.

Repeat if necessary

Fl. Vln. Glock. (1x)

81

(Pno.)

BCl. Vln

#

rit.

(Dialogue continues)

(Back to sea)

Tri.

CA.

Slow ( = 110)

85

Vln.

BCl.

dim.

CA.

Cl.I

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

95

,( -

.

6

Cue: "You will receive half the money raised from the sale." 1

( = 120) (Pno.)

(4 times)

(Dialogue continues)

Cl.I

"... it seemed the whole city was celebrating my safe return." 3

Tpt.

Kit. Bs.

6

Cl.I. BCl.

8

cresc. Ob.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

96 11

CHORUS:

Sail

-

ing

home,

we haveheard

of

your ad- ven - ture o - ver the

sea.

Tutti

14

Sail

-

ing

home,

to a

wel - come

for a he - ro as it should

I/II

17

Wel - come

be.

home,

is it

III/IV

Sin - bad

is

home,

Vln.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

is it


#

01

2

3

#*4

97 20

true your

ship is packed with trea sure ga - lore?

true your

ship is packed with trea sure ga - lore?

Sin

23

Now

you're

home,

home.

let us

ce - le brate

and pray you tra - vel no -

more!

let us

ce - le brate

and pray you tra - vel no -

more!

26

Sin - bad

is

home.

Home!

Sin - bad

is

home.

Home!

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

-

bad

is


#

01

98 30

Sin - bad

is

home.

Sin - bad

is

home.

I II

33

molto rit

Home!

Sin - bad

is

home!

Home!

Sin - bad

is

home!

cresc.

(Pno.)

A tempo

molto rit

(Dialogue continues)

36

Cl.I

(Kit. Bs.)

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

2

3

#*4


#

01

2

3

#*4

99

,< - / 7

6"

C 2 * # *4

Cue: "My noble namesake. I would be honoured and delighted to accept your generous offer."

( = 120)

(Dialogue continues)

1

Pno. solo

PORTER SINBAD:

5

I've

9

ne - ver had bad luck,

I've

al- ways had a chance,

The fates have ne - ver looked the o - ther way.

Now

Vln.

Fl.

CA. Tri.

Bs.

13

poco rit.

am I one to smile,

to make a song and dance?

Of course I am so lis - ten when I

say...

Tpt.

cresc.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Oh


#

01

2

3

#*4

100 17

A tempo

joy

for me,

my

ec

-

sta - cy

is

here

for all

to

see,

Oh

(Dialogue continues)

22

mys - te - ry

is

why should it

be

me?

(Pno.)

Tamb.

27

Fl. BCl.

30

poco rit.

dim.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

joy

for me,

the


#

01

2

3

#*4

101

,= - $

"

Cue: "And tell the Swordsman, he's fired." 1

Slow, gently ( . = 85)

KING:

She - he - ra- zade, tel- ler of tales,

your sto - ries have changed me for - e - ver

You

Vamp

Pno. solo

4

taught me your love will not se - ver,

She - he - ra- zade, tel- ler of tales.

You are the one I a dore

I am ho- noured that you are my wife,

You are the one I a- dore.

I've dis

7

co - vered the love of my life

Vln.

10

You

o - pened my eyes,

% &''(

)$ # *!

Helped me to

+

*#

see.

I


#

01

2

3

#*4

102 13

no

have

more

an - ger,

my heart

is

set

free.

SHEHERAZADE:

16

Ours is

the hap - pi - est

Each

match.

CA. BCl. Glock.

cresc.

Bs.

18

day full

of

lo - ving and laugh

-

ter,

life will be blessed ev - er

our

af

-

ter

KING:

20

ours

is

the hap - pi - est match.

No love

is deep - er

Cl.I

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than

ours

my


#

01

2

3

#*4

103

SHEHERAZADE:

22

life would be emp - ty with - out

The world would be emp - ty with - out

you,

you,

Cymb.

cresc.

24

BOTH:

No love is deep- er than ours.

Both of our hearts

dim.

27

one.

What

ties

us

to - ge

-

Cl.I. Vln. Glock.

CA.

rit.

29

can- not be

un -

done. (Pno.)

% &''(

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beat-ing as


#

104

01

2

3

#*4

Slow and strong ( = 90) CHORUS:

32

Tales

of

ad - ven - ture

and

ma - gic

and

With

won - der,

Mark Tree

(Pno.) CA.

Cl.I

BCl.

34

he - roes

and

vil - lains

and

thieves

who

plun - der.

would

Glock.

Bs.

36

Fa - bles

with

sand - storms and

light - ning

and

thun -

der,

accel.

38

te - ri - ous

ge - nies who tear skies as

-

un

-

der.

Tpt.

cresc. Dr. roll

% &''(

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#

01

2

3

#*4

105 Faster ( = 120) + SHEHERAZADE / KING 41

Le - gends of

beasts with ten

legs and four

tails,

And

Tutti

43

gi - ants

and

mon - sters

and

twen - ty

foot

snails,

Of

(CHORUS:) 45

IV

ur - chins and

sail - ors who

ne - ver need

% &''(

The

sails.

)$ # *!

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01

2

3

#*4

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, and

106 I

47

II

The

III

The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, and

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, and

(Cl.I.)

Vln.

CA.

cresc.

BCl.

(Bs.)

Timps.

SHEHERAZADE:

49

The

+ KING:

Slowly

molto rit.

ma -gic of sto- ries and myths

ne - ver

By

fails.

myths.

myths.

myths.

myths.

molto rit.

Cl.I

Pno. solo

dim.

Bs.

% &''(

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#

53

01

2

3

#*4

107

Slowly & freely

clo

-

sing your eyes,

pic - ture

you'll

such

sights:

Black

dark

-

ness be - low,

a -

CA.

Pno. solo

57

rit. bove blind - ing

You'll

lights;

be

the great he - ro that

wins all

the

fights.

Cl.I

Vln.

Tpt. BCl.

Bs.

Slower still SHEHERAZADE:

62

See

ev - 'ry - thing in

ALL:

the A

-

ra - bi - an

Nights,

See

(Pno.)

(Bs.)

rit.

67

ev - 'ry - thing in

the A - ra - bi - an

Slowly

molto rit.

Nights. (Vln.)

Cl.I. CA.

BCl.

(Bs.)

% &''(

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segue


#

01

2

3

#*4

108

,> 1

/ 5

( = 132)

Tutti

4

Ob. Tpt. Vln.

7

Repeat if necessary

10

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01

2

3

#*4

109 13

= . ( = 132) ALL:

16

Tales of

ad - ven - ture

and

ma - gic

and

18

won - der,

With

he - roes and

cont. stacc.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

vil - lains and thieves who would


#

01

2

3

#*4

110 20

plun - der.

Fa - bles

with

sand - storms and

light - ning

and

22

thun

-

un -

der.

Mys - te - ri - ous

der,

ge - nies who

tear skies us -

24

26

Le - gends of

beasts with ten

legs and four

% &''(

tails,

)$ # *!

And

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

111 28

gi - ants

and

mon - sters

and

twen - ty

snails,

foot

Of

30

IV

ur - chins and

sail - ors who

ne - ver need

sails.

The

I

32

The

II

The

III

The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

of

sto - ries, and

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, and

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, The

ma - gic

of

sto - ries,

ma - gic

of

sto - ries, and

Cl.II.

(Cl.I.)

ma - gic

Vln. Ob.

cresc.

(Bs.)

Timps.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

Tpt.


#

01

2

3

112 Slowly

34

myths.

ev - ery - thing

in

the A - ra

-

bi

-

an

myths.

ev - ery - thing

in

the A - ra

-

bi

-

an

myths.

See

ev - ery - thing

in

the A - ra

-

bi

-

an

myths.

See

ev - ery - thing

in

the A - ra

-

bi

-

an

Cl. Ob. Cl.II. Tpt.

Bs.

36

Tempo primo ( = 132)

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi

-

an

Tutti

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

#*4


#

01

2

3

#*4

113 38

41

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi -

an

Nights.

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi -

an

Nights.

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi -

an

Nights.

Nights.

A - ra

-

bi -

an

Nights.

Molto rit.

segue

A

-

ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

A

-

ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

A

-

ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

A

-

ra

-

bi

-

an

Nights.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#


#

01

2

3

#*4

114

,> 1

- 8

( = 132)

Tutti

3

5

9

molto rit.

molto rit.

Slower

Slow

molto rit.

% &''(

)$ # *!

+

*#

End of Act 2

Arabian Nights (PV Score)  

Arabian Nights, Piano Vocal Score