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Scénes Nouvelles (1923) pour
LE MÉDECIN MALGRÉ LUI

- Edited by Robert Orledge -

The prominent Satie researcher Robert Orledge, professor in the Department of Music in Liverpool, recently sent me his edition of the full orchestral score of Satie's additional music for Gounod's opera Le médecin malgré lui. This is Satie's last unpublished orchestral score.

Commissioned by Diaghilev for his 1924 production of Gounod's opéra-comique, Le Médecin malgré lui, the score is not only Satie's only settings of Molière texts, but also his only extended use of functional nineteenth-century chromatic harmony. This makes the present score unique in his output: for once there is no iconoclasm or irony whatsoever.

This spacious first edition has been painstakingly transcribed and edited to produce a score which is not only a wonderful collectors' item, but also ideal as a reference volume and for use in performance. It is printed on Scotia Weave paper in a limited edition of 58 copies. When I write this there are only a few copies left which can be bought directly from Robert Orledge for the production cost of £60 GBP / $90 USD / 95 EUR. This is a one-time opportunity only as there will be no more copies printed of this edition.


CONTENTS:

Acknowledgements
Cast and orchestra lists (1858 and 1924)
Integration of Satie's score into Gounod's
Preface
Critical Notes
Editorial Procedures
Editorial emendations, variant readings and remarks
Illustrations: Alexandre Benois's designs for the
  January 1924 Monte Carlo production

Erik Satie's 9 'scènes nouvelles' in full score:

1er Acte
   No. 1
   No. 2
2e Acte
   No. 3
   No. 4
   No. 5
3e Acte
   No. 6
   No. 7
   No. 8
   No. 9

Octuor final [No. 13bis]

Facsimile examples
PAGE:

IV
V
VI
VII
X
XIII
XIV

XXIII




1
6

33
47
61

78
81
83
101

130

148






Decor for the third act.


Full score of the first act, page 1.


Part of the vocal score of the miniscule ES No. 7. Brouillon No. 5 page 85.


Part of the full score, page 81.



This page was last updated on 1 January 2002.