Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Eb major for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs (SATB) and orchestra

"Symphony of a Thousand"

Mahler's 8th is a two-part symphony that marries the sacred and the secular into a personal declaration of love for his wife. (Diana Carroll)

Instrument:
Choir with orchestra (ensemble)
Edition type:
choral score
Composer:
Mahler Gustav
Theme:
Modern Music
Key:
Eb major
Languages:
German, Latin
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der kritischen Gesamtausgabe, Band VIII
  • UE2660A
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2664-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05557-7
  • 21 × 29.7 cm
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Contents – Symphony No. 8 - Eb major for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs (SATB) and orchestra

  • 1. Teil - Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus
  • 2. Teil - Schlussszene aus „Faust“

Description

One hundred years after its premiere in Munich, Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony is as technically challenging now as it ever was. That original performance featured a chorus of 850 singers with an orchestra of 171 musicians, leading to the "Symphony of a Thousand" epitaph of which the composer apparently disapproved. While the expanded orchestra is required by the score, the choral component can be sung by eight principals and a much smaller chorus. The combined choirs that came together on Saturday night as the Adelaide Festival Chorus numbered less than 500. Mahler's 8th is a two-part symphony that marries the sacred and the secular into a personal declaration of love for his wife. The music resonates with artistic anguish and spiritual yearning and its power can be truly moving. (Diana Carroll, March 2010)

Aditional information

Instrument:
Choir with orchestra (ensemble)
Edition type:
choral score
Composer:
Mahler Gustav
Theme:
Modern Music
Key:
Eb major
Languages:
German, Latin
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der kritischen Gesamtausgabe, Band VIII

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