ICH BIN DER WELT ABHANDEN GEKOMMEN (BAR/SATB)

ICH BIN DER WELT ABHANDEN GEKOMMEN (BAR/SATB)

71,50 DKK

GUSTAV MAHLER / ARR. BO HOLTEN
Forlagsnr. WH31354
ICH BIN DER WELT ABHANDEN GEKOMMEN

This is an arrangement for baritone soloist and 8-part choir of one of Mahler's
Rückert-Lieder. There is already an often-performed arrangement for
16-voice choir by Clytus Gottwald, which Holten has himself conducted
a few times. But Holten does not really think that Gottwald does justice to
Mahler's song; among other things it lacks a soloist who can express the
"Ich" that is so central to the text.
Holten takes his cue from Mahler's piano setting but with Mahler's own
sublime orches-tral setting fi rmly in mind. Th e choir thus functions as an
(orchestral) accompani-ment for the soloist. Holten has taken pains to stay
as close to the model as possible within the constraints of what in fact can
be sung by a choir. And he has striven to function solely as an arranger and
as far as possible to avoid mixing his own personality with Mahler's.

(Klaus Møller-Jørgensen)