Ave Maria  SSAATTBB + harp / piano
 adapted to 'Adagietto' from Mahler's Symphony No.5

Composer:  Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), 1901
           arr:  Adrian Conell (s.a.), 2007 

Gustav MahlerThis music is assumed to be public domain in the USA. BEWARE: the modern-day recordings of that music are not! Adrian ConellThis music is assumed to be under copyright in the USA    

 

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Mahler - Ave Maria (1901) - choir (with or without keyboard) by Gustav Mahler arr. Adrian Connell
For many years whenever I have heard the Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No.5 I have felt it would make a beautiful Ave Maria. Finally this year I sat down with the score and realized that the words would indeed fit all the way through. I therefore went ahead and made an arrangement for double choir with harp. However the probability of a choir having a harp readily available means that the work should also be played by piano. The transcription is note for note based on Mahler's original. I have had to take one section down the octave and I think split just one note from a crochet into two quavers just to fit the words at one point. While needing good sopranos and good second basses this arrangement aims to be as practical as possible while following the original. Hopefully this arrangement will enjoy a good life when you think of the Elgar Lux Aeterna (Nimrod) and the Barber Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings) and the fame they have achieved.  Adrian Connell

Recording:  not available  

CD Illumina

CD Illumina
tr01 Gustav Mahler arr. Adrian Connell
Ave Maria (Adagietto from Symphony No. 5)

Recorded in St Michael's Church, Summertown, Oxford, July 2010 and March 2011 - Released April 2012
Decca 2758053


 
MIDI / Lyrics:  not available  
   Score: used to be available on Sibeliusmusic.com  -  this 'Ave Maria' arrangement now published by Doblinger.

This music is assumed to be under copyright in the USA

The original (instrumental) score is available as a free download on IMSLP

This music is assumed to be public domain in the USA. BEWARE: the modern-day recordings of that music are not!

Posted on YouTube:
Some videos of the Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No.5.
It may give an idea what this is supposed to sound like.
 

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