Gustav Mahler: 1st Symphony, 3rd movement extract - score, midi & mp3 files

Gustav Mahler's first Symphony is sometimes known as the "Titan". It has 4 movements although early versions before Mahler revised the work have an additional movement called "Blumine". This extract is from the beginning of the 3rd Movement and you can download the corresponding sheet music, midi or mp3 files using the links at the left. You will notice from this extract, that Mahler's music is based on a minor key version of the children's song Frere Jacquesed slowly as though it is a bitter funeral march. The melody is even played in the form of a canon (or a round) just like the original song. Also at the left are links to other extracts from Mahler's Symphonies including the 2nd movement of Symphony No.1.



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