Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8

(Arranger: Erwin Stein)

  • "Symphony of a Thousand"
  • in 2 movements (1906)
  • in Eb major
  • reduced version
  • 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)
  • Duration: 90’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    alto
    tenor
    baritone
    bass
  • 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
  • Choir: SATB (2x) Knabenchor (SA)
  • 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)
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Arranger: Erwin Stein
  • Text author: Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMaurus Hrabanus

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