Boosey & Hawkes Composer News

Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS
Mahler - BrittenWhat the Wild Flowers tell me (1893-96, arr.1941) 10'
2nd movement from Symphony No.3, version for reduced orchestra by Britten

Scoring
2(II=picc).2.2.2-4.3.1.0-perc:glsp/susp.cym/tgl/tamb/rute-harp-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Repertoire Note  
Britten made this adaptation in 1941, at the suggestion of his publisher Erwin Stein. At that time, Mahler’s symphonies were not the staple concert-fare that they are today, and Britten’s arrangement was an attempt to bring this composer, for whom he felt a special affinity, to the attention of a wider audience. The arrangement preserves the essence of Mahler’s original, but in a practical version for reduced orchestra.




Mailing List

Sign up for news updates and offers via email

SIGN UP
Audio Visual Gallery
Get Adobe Flash player
ONLINE SCORES

Explore our library of over 1000 online scores

VIEW SCORES
FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index