Universal Edition - Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8

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Symphony No. 8
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Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 8

Work Details

Key: Eb major
Year of composition: 1906
Additional Name: "Symphony of a Thousand"
Subtitle: in 2 movements
Scored for: for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs and orchestra
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Edited by: Karl Heinz Füssl
Text Source: Part 1: Veni, creator spiritus. Part 2: final scene from "Faust"
Text Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Maurus Hrabanus
Parts: 1st soprano (Magna Peccatrix),
2nd soprano (Una poenitentium),
soprano (Mater gloriosa),
1st alto (Mulier Samaritana),
2nd alto (Maria Aegyptiaca),
tenor (Doctor Marianus),
baritone (Pater ecstaticus),
bass (Pater profundus)
Choir: SATB (2x)
Knabenchor (SA)

Soloinstruments/Soloists: soprano; alto; tenor; baritone; bass
Instrumentation: 6 5 6 5 - 8 4 4 1 - timp(2), perc(3), hp(4), cel, pno, harm, org, mand(2), str - fernorchester: tpt(4), tbn(3)
Instrumentation details: piccolo (1st picc also 5th flute); 1st flute; 2nd flute; 3rd flute; 4th flute; 1st oboe; 2nd oboe; 3rd oboe; 4th oboe; cor anglais; clarinet in Eb; 1st clarinet in Bb; 2nd clarinet in Bb; 3rd clarinet in Bb; bass clarinet in Bb; 1st bassoon; 2nd bassoon; 3rd bassoon; 4th bassoon; contrabassoon; 1st horn in F; 2nd horn in F; 3rd horn in F; 4th horn in F; 5th horn in F; 6th horn in F; 7th horn in F; 8th horn in F; 1st trumpet; 2nd trumpet; 3rd trumpet; 4th trumpet; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; 3rd trombone; 4th trombone; bass tuba; timpani (2); percussion: (3): glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, bells, bass drum; 2 harps; celesta; piano; harmonium; organ; mandolin; violin I; violin II; viola; violoncello; contrabass; fernorchestra: 1st trumpet in F; 2nd trumpet in F; 3rd trumpet in F; 4th trumpet in F; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; 3rd trombone
Duration: 90′
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World Première

Location: München / Germany
Date: 12.09.1910
Conductor: Gustav Mahler

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