Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • original version 1880 in 3 movements
  • 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)
  • Duration: 60’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    alto
    tenor
    baritone
    boy soprano
    boy contralto
  • 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
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Editor: Reinhold Kubik
  • Text author: Gustav Mahler
  • Table of contents:
    Waldmärchen
    Der Spielmann
    Hochzeitsstück
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Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation) for soli, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra | UE33891

Original version 1880 in 3 movements

  • Edition type: score
  • Series: Mahler Neue Kritische Gesamtausgabe
  • Volume: Supplement Bd. 4
  • Languages: German
  • Edition info: Based on the New Critical Complete Edition, published by International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna.
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7025-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08358-7
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Description

Das Klagende Lied is based on poems written by the composer and was completed in 1880. It originally consisted of three movements which bore the following titles: Waldmärchen (A Tale from the Woods), Der Spielmann (The Minstrel), and 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, while the second and third movements 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. For advanced players.

Contents

  • Waldmärchen
  • Der Spielmann
  • Hochzeitsstück

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