Gustav Mahler: 1st Symphony 3rd Movement 'Bruder Martin' (Score/Parts) by : Gustav Mahler
The tune 'Brother John;' or 'Bruder Martin' to Mahler's recognition; is used in the third movement; titled 'Funeral March in the Manner of Callot;' to create a sense of irony. The inspiration for this section was a woodprint from a book of fairy tales. The print depicts forest animals serving as pallbearers at a hunter's forest funeral. The question is not so much; 'Are you sleeping (forever)?' as it is 'Are we mourning or celebrating?' The animals appear unsure whether to focus on the end of the hunter; or the end of the hunt. Mahler sets the tune in a minor key to stress this irony as the music moves between merriness and brooding. The tune appears as a canon; or round.
| Format ||Score and Parts|
| Shipping Weight||0.02 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL14020393|
| 1st Publication Date||07/2006|
Title: 1ST SYMPHONY 3RD MOVEMENT 'BRUDER MARTIN' MAHLER; GUSTAV