Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Arranger: Erwin Stein)

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 8
Symphony No. 8

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Arranger: Erwin Stein)

Key:
Eb major
Year of composition:
1906
Additional name:
"Symphony of a Thousand"
Subtitle:
in 2 movements
Version:
reduced version
Scored for:
for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs and orchestra
Composer:
Gustav Mahler
Arranger:
Erwin Stein
Text author:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Maurus Hrabanus
Roles:
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)
Soloists:
soprano; alto; tenor; baritone; bass
Instrumentation:
3 3 3 3 - 4 4 4 1 - timp, perc(4), hp, cel, harm (ad lib), pno, org, mand, str - fernorchester (ad lib): tpt(4), tbn(3)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
2nd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb)
cl(Eb))
3rd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb)
bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in Bb (+tpt(F))
2nd trumpet in Bb (+tpt(F))
3rd trumpet in Bb (+tpt(F))
4th trumpet in Bb (+tpt(F))
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone
bass tuba
timpani
bells, triangle, bass drum
cymbal, tam-tam
glockenspiel
harp
celesta
piano
harmonium (ad lib.)
organ
mandolin
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
fernorchestra (ad lib): 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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