The Austrian late-Romantic composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) is nowadays recognised as one of the greatest composers of his time. A successful conductor during his lifetime, it was only after Mahler's death that his own compositions began to enjoy widespread popularity.
Composed between 1887-1888, Mahler's celebrated First Symphony received high critical acclaim as a groundbreaking work which took the imagination and narrative of a symphonic poem and gave this the cohesion of earlier structures from the genre.
Mark Goddard's innovative Mahler One, Inspiration By The Ton! takes the First Symphony and condenses and abbreviates the movements into four delightful miniatures for flexible String Ensemble.
Suitable for String groups at an intermediate level, this enjoyable arrangement is highly playable and enormous fun.
Mahler One, Inspiration By The Ton! is also available for Flexible Wind Ensemble and Flexible Brass Ensemble. These three instrumental packs can all be used together.