Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Eb major for 16 voices (SATB) a cappella | UE18105

This edition of "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" ("I am lost to the world") was arranged for 16 voices by Clytus Gottwald in 1984.

Instrument:
for 16 voices (SATB) a cappella
Edition type:
choral score
Composer:
Mahler Gustav
Theme:
Modern Music
Key:
Eb major
Arranger:
Gottwald Clytus
Languages:
German
  • UE18105
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1022-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02829-8
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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  • Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Description

During the summers of 1901 and 1902, Gustav Mahler set five poems by the German Romantic poet Friedrich Rückert to music. The third of these, "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" ("I am lost to the world"), portrays a world-weary artist who exists in our everyday world, but who actually lives his life in another, more ethereal plane reserved for great artists. Mahler, much maligned as composer during his lifetime, identified strongly with the poem, saying that it expressed his very self. In fact, he felt so strongly about this song that he reused much of the music in the famous Adagietto of his Fifth Symphony, which he composed during the summer of 1902. The orchestral song begins with a mournful melody played by solo English horn. This melody is then restated and extended by the singer during the first stanza, which speaks of the artists isolation in a world that already thinks him dead. The tempo increases slightly for the second stanza, during which the artist reflects that he does

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Instrument:
for 16 voices (SATB) a cappella
Edition type:
choral score
Composer:
Mahler Gustav
Theme:
Modern Music
Key:
Eb major
Arranger:
Gottwald Clytus
Languages:
German

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