Symphony No 5, Movement 1 Trauermarsch
Mahler began writing his Fifth Symphony in 1901, just months after suffering a nearly fatal hemorrage. It was premiered October 18, 1904 in Cologne and condcuted by the composer. Six months later it was premiered in the United States by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
This transcription preserves most of Mahler's own brilliant brass writing, while exploring alternate colors and textures to account for msuic assigned to woodwinds and strings.
443.12 timp / perc - 3 Trumpets in C (one doubles on Flugelhorn, Flugelhorn, 4 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, 2 Tubas, Timpani - Percussion is Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tam Tam (can be performed only with Timpani)
Grade 5 - advanced college/university or professional ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.