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Universal Edition - Gustav Mahler – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler
Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

Year of composition: 1879-1880
Version: original version 1880 in 3 movements
Scored for: for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Edited by: Reinhold Kubik
Text Source: based on Ludwig Bechsteins fairy tale ‘Das klagende Lied’ (Song of Lamentation) and ‘Der singende Knochen’ (The Singing Bone) from Brothers Grimm
Text Author: Gustav Mahler
Original Language: Deutsch
Choir: SATB
Soloists: soprano; alto; tenor; baritone; boy soprano; boy contralto
Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 2 - timp, perc(4), hp(6), str - off-stage ens: 3 0 4 3 - 0 0 0 0 - timp, perc, flhn(4), cornet(2)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
1st horn in F (+natural horn)
2nd horn in F (+natural horn)
3rd horn in F (+natural horn)
4th horn in F (+natural horn)
1st trumpet in F (+piston in F)
2nd trumpet in F (+piston in F)
3rd trumpet in F
4th trumpet in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
1st bass tuba
2nd bass tuba
timpani
percussion(4): triangle, cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum
1st harp
2nd harp
3th harp
4th harp
5th harp
6th harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
fernorchestra: piccolo
1st flute in Db (or in C)
2nd flute in Db (or in C)
1st clarinet in Eb
2nd clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
1st flugelhorn in Bb (+tpt(F))
2nd flugelhorn in Bb (+tpt(F))
3rd flugelhorn in Bb (+tpt(F))
4th flugelhorn in Bb
1st piston in Eb
2nd piston in Eb
timpani
percussion(2): triangle, cymbal
Table of Contents:
Waldmärchen
Der Spielmann
Hochzeitsstück
Duration: 60′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Das klagende Lied

World Première

Location: Bridgewater Hall Manchester / Great Britain
Date: 07.10.1997
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
Choir: Hallé Choir
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Main Soloists: Marina Shaguch, Jadwiga Rappé, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Hakan Hagegard, 2 Knaben des Manchester Boy Chorus

Work Introduction

The work is based on poems written by the composer and was completed in 1880. It consisted of three movements which bore the following titles:

Waldmärchen (A Tale from the Woods)

Der Spielmann (The Minstrel)

Hochzeitsstück (Wedding Piece)

The composer subjected the score to several revisions and eventually arrived at a version in which the first movement was omitted altogether and movements Nos 2 and 3 lost their titles and were thoroughly reworked. This new version was published in 1899 by Weinberger and premiered under Mahler’s baton in Vienna in 1901.

The work was taken over in 1906 by Universal Edition, together with other compositions by Mahler. Subsequently, he subjected the score to yet another revision, which was then published in a study score. It was this version that Rudolph Stephan included in volume 12 of his complete edition of Mahler’s works in 1978.

The manuscript of the original version was acquired by the Osborn Collection of the Music Library at Yale University. The first movement was published in 1969 by Belwin Mills in the United States in a provisional, not critical, edition. There followed performances and recordings of a three-movement „mongrel“ version, with the first movement representing the original version as published by Belwin Mills and movements 2 and 3 taken from the Weinberger/UE edition of the revised score.

The work as composed by Mahler in 1880 has first been performed in its entirety on 7th October 1997 in Manchester. It appeared in volume 3 of the supplement to the complete edition edited by Reinhold Kubik, who is also general editor of the complete edition.

Piano reduction – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

This sheet music edition comprises the piano reduction of Mahler's "Song of Lamentation" according to the original version from 1880 in three movements.

  • for soprano, alto, tenor, bass soloists, satb choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • Language: German
  • UE30424
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2924-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05983-4
EUR 43,95

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Choral score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soloists, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra
  • Edition type: choral score
  • Edition info: Based on the text of the Critical Edition.
  • Language: German
  • UE30425
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6985-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08320-4
EUR 26,95

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Score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soprano, alto, tenor, bass soloists, satb choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • Series: Mahler Neue GA
  • Language: German
  • UE33891
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7025-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08358-7
EUR 84,95

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Full score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soprano, alto, tenor, bass soloists, satb choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: full score
  • Edition info: Nach dem Text der Kritischen Gesamtausgabe
  • Language: German
  • UE34715
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6804-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08154-5
EUR 180,95

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Study score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

This is the study score edition of the original three-movement version of Gustav Mahler's "Song of Lamentation" composed in 1880.

  • for soloists, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Edition info: Based on the text of the Critical Edition.
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Language: German
  • UE34801
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6805-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08155-2
EUR 48,50

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