Mahler - Vier Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn for Trombone and Piano
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The songs of Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth's Magic Horn) by Gustav Mahler are set for voice and piano and voice and orchestra taken from German folk poems assembled and published by editors Arnim and Brentano around 1805-08.
The Vier Lieder beautifully edited for Trombone (Tenor or Bass) by Ralph Sauer are taken from Mahler's fourth set of these poems published in 1899. The four songs are:
I. Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? (Who has created this song?)
II. Lob des hohen Verstandes (In praise of lofty intellect)
III. Verlor’ne Müh’ (Labor lost)
IV. Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (Song of the persecuted in the tower)
Mr. Sauer also includes the German lyrics with English translations.
Altogether the songs are about 12 minutes in length. The range is suitable for moderately advanced performers.