A new song is born — Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld (Mahler)!

Sincere thanks to Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir for this spectacular recording. For song description and sheet music, see below.

Description: As a lifelong fan of Gustav Mahler’s music, when I started my “late in life” choral composing project in my mid-60s, I knew that one day I would have to tackle one of Mahler’s songs.

And now, in my early 70s, I am excited to share my a cappella arrangement of one of Mahler’s most remarkable creations, “Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld,” from his song cycle “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” (Songs of a Wayfarer), which later became the opening theme of Mahler’s 1st Symphony.

“Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld” is dedicated to my friend Elizabeth Gluckstal.

And for any choirs that might prefer to sing a happy ending to this song, I have created an alternate arrangement that leaves out the not-so-happy coda of the original song:

Sheet music (SATB div.): available at https://musicspoke.com/downloads/ging-heut-morgen-übers-feld/.

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