Mathis der Maler

From Wind Repertory Project
Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith (trans. Guy Duker)

This work may also be found under the title Sinfonie Mathis der Maler

General Info

Year: 1934 / 1978
Duration: c. 29:03
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Schott
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


1. Angelic Concert - 8:10
2. Entombment - 4:10
3. Temptation of Saint Anthony - 12:55


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contralto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) is among the most famous orchestral works of German composer Paul Hindemith. Music from the symphony was incorporated into, or reworked for, Hindemith's opera Mathis der Maler, which concerns the painter Matthias Grünewald (or Neithardt).

Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic gave the first performance on 12 March 1934.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Harry Begian, director of bands at the University of Illinois, asked Guy Duker to prepare the transcription of this work for large symphonic band.

- Program Note from liner notes for Mark CD In Concert with the University of Illinois Symphonic Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer