Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Eb major for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs (SATB) and orchestra | UE34318

"Symphony of a Thousand"

This study score edition comprises Mahler's "Symphony No.8", also known as "Symphony of a Thousand", composed in 1906.

Instrument:
for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs (SATB) and orchestra
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Mahler Gustav
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Modern Music, Study Score Series
Key:
Eb major
Languages:
German, Latin
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der kritischen Gesamtausgabe, herausgegeben von der Internationalen Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft, Wien.
  • UE34318
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6796-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08147-7
  • 17 × 24 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

'All my earlier symphonies are mere preludes to this one. In the other works everything is subjective tragedy, - this one is a huge giver of joy.' (Gustav Mahler) Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 8" is a work of exceptions. Seen from the outside, this is true of the forces that are used: with its three choirs, eight soloists and an orchestra of far more than one hundred musicians, there are few similar works in the annals of music. This cast of performers determines the second exceptional element of the work, the mix of instrumental and vocal characteristics that makes it to the prototype of a 'vocal symphony', which - as Mahler put it - 'is sung from beginning to end'. In turn, the texts that are sung influence the structure of the whole, replacing, as it were, the usual four movements of a symphony with two strongly divergent 'parts'. And, finally, as if to emphasize this divergence, the texts used - the hymn "Veni creator spiritus" in the first part and the final scene of Goethe's Faus

Additional information

Instrument:
for soli, boys' choir, 2 mixed choirs (SATB) and orchestra
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Mahler Gustav
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Modern Music, Study Score Series
Key:
Eb major
Languages:
German, Latin
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der kritischen Gesamtausgabe, herausgegeben von der Internationalen Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft, Wien.

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