Scherzo Diabolique, Op. 135

Henry Hadley

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Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
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Quick Overview

The Scherzo Diabolique (1934), written for the Chicago World?s Fair, stems from ? a harrowing personal experience during a terrifying automobile ride at night, exceeding all speed limits,? depicted in music recalling ?the hazards of fast driving, the onrushing myriad headlights of approaching autos, the whirring and whizzing of cars as they pass.?

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1934
Duration 00:06:00
Orchestration 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Hp. Str.