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Symphony No 3 Finale (Excerpts)

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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (arr. Jimmie Howard Reynolds)

General Info

Year: 1894-1896 / 1971
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler was written between 1893 and 1896. It is his longest piece and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around 90 to 105 minutes. It was completed the year that Mahler became a Roman Catholic. It was entitled Was mir die Liebe erzahlt (What Love Tells Me).

The Finale, the sixth movement, in D major, is marked Langsam—Ruhevoll—Empfunden (Slowly, tranquil, deeply felt). The movement can best be described in Mahler's own words: "The peak, the highest level from which one can view the world. I could almost call it 'What God tells me,' in the sense that God can only be comprehended as love."

- Program Note from Wikipedia and score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: V
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV
  • West Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Mahler, G.; Reynolds, J. [1971]. Symphony No. 3 Finale (Excerpts) [score]. Shawnee Press: Delaware Water Gap, Penn.
  • Symphony No. 3 (Mahler), Wikipedia Accessed 4 March 2016