From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (trans. Guus Dohmen)

Subtitle: From Symphony No. 1

General Info

Year: 1884 / 2020
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Baton Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €127.00   |   Score Only (print) - €24.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Solo Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet Solo-I-II
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass

Cello (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Between late 1887 and March 1888 Gustav Mahler composed his Symphony No. 1. In the first version of the symphony there were five movements, but when the premiere was not well received, Mahler made some revisions for the following performances prior to the first publication, in late 1898. The most drastic change involved the removal of the second movement, Blumine.

Blumine (floral or flower) originates from some incidental music Mahler wrote for Joseph Victor von Scheffel's dramatic poem Der Trompeter von Saeckingen. The trumpet serenade was used for Blumine with little changes.

Blumine is a short lyrical piece with a gentle trumpet solo, similar to the posthorn solo in Mahler's 3rd Symphony. Since its discovery and publication, Blumine has been performed in many different concert formats by conductors mostly as a standalone work isolated from the symphony. Dutch arranger Guus Dohmen transcribed the Blumine for a symphonic band.

- Program Note from publisher


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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  • Purdue University Fort Wayne (Ind.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Daniel Tembras, conductor) - 31 May 2023 (European Tour)
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Daniel Tembras, conductor) - 14 January 2023 (Indiana University Music Educators Association Conference, Ft. Wayne)
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne (Ind.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Daniel Tembras, conductor) - 8 December 2022

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