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Mahler - In Search of Higher Understanding set for Clarinet Quartet

By Gustav Mahler

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Clarinet - Intermediate
Composed by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Arranged by John Gibson. Romantic Period. Score, Set of Parts. 16 pages. JB Linear #EN0167mc4. Published by JB Linear (S0.23368).

Item Number: S0.23368

Gustav Mahler's In Search of Higher Understanding (1896) - A singing contest between a cuckoo and a nightingale, judged by a donkey. This was a light work by Mahler for baritone and orchestra that describes a contest of singing by a cuckoo and a nightingale which was judged (rather unfairly it seems) by a donkey. It Is said that Mahler wrote this as a tweek to his critics. It has been arranged for clarinet quartet by John Gibson. Parts: Bb clarinet 1,2, alto, and bass with an alternate 3rd Bb clarinet part to substitute for an alto. This piece is also a part of a group of pieces called It Isn't Easy Being a Cuckoo and available on Sheet Music Plus. You can watch a You Tube video of the score at

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