Camille Saint-Saëns Arranged by Sandra Dackow
Samson et Dalila is one of the 19th Century’s opera blockbusters. This intermediate arrangement of the famous Danse Bacchanale utilizes considerable divisi writing to recreate the texture of the original full orchestra setting. Some shifting is required in the first violin, cello and bass parts and the cello parts involve moving quickly between forward and backwards extensions, due to the minor key. The viola part involves optional shifting for the beautiful theme of the slow section. With its exciting tempos and familiars melodies, this title is the perfect closer for your concert program.