Mahler Symphonies

• Oct 28, 2017 - 16:35

The only other full movements of Mahler that I've seen on MuseScore is his sixth. I hope to add on to that list of Mahler movements with my transcriptions of Mahler 5 movements 1 and 4 and soon the rest. Please help with revisions.


I am the one who did Mahler's sixth. I learned a lot about Mahler and transcribing his scores. What do you need help with?

I want to start by saying this is a very good transcription. It is very impressive.

I've looked at the first movement and found several mistakes I fixed. Most fixes I turned a purple color so you can easily find them. Changing the color back is simple in the inspector and using the curved arrow to the right of the color. I wanted you to easily see the changes I made and decide if you want to keep them. I suspect you will. I also put a couple of notes in a green font for ease of finding. These notes either explain what I did or give you a suggestion. There are 3 changes I did not highlight. I removed some extra slurs. I added some courtesy accidentals, mostly on the bass. I changed some notes to the enharmonic spelling where you had the other spelling, they now are what was on the original score.

I put a note on the french horns that I want to explain. Prior to the 20th century and often still in the 20th century, the bass clef notes were usually written an octave higher than they sound. I changed the clefs and adjusted the octave to make them play back correctly. I made the clefs purple so you can see which sections I altered.

Good job. I often wish I had someone to do this for me. Let me know if you object to me doing the same thing for the 4th movement.

In reply to by mooing

Give me some time (several day at least) and I will look at it. I'm not surprised a Mahler movement would lag as large as they are. The method I use to work around this is to make another file and call it "Mahler-5-2 (work area)" and use that to enter notes, dynamics and staff text. I then copy it to the score I'm working on and delete it from the work area so it doesn't get too big. Depending on the score I will either do this a page at a time or a few instruments at a time over a logical number of measures. This greatly increases note input speed.

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