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Woodwind

  • 1 Bass clarinet Bb. (Cooke)
  • 4 Bassoon. 
  • 3 Clarinet A. 
  • 3 Clarinet Bb. 
  • 1 Clarinet Eb.
  • 2 Contra bassoon. 
  • 1 Cor Anglais (English horn). (Cooke)
  • 4 Flute. Solo in Movement 5: Finale. Langsam, schwer.
  • 4 Oboe. 
  • 1 Piccolo. 

Brass

  • 4 Horn F (French horn). 
  • 4 Trombone. 
  • 4 Trumpet. 
  • 1 Tuba. 

String sections

  • Double bass. 
  • Viola. 
  • Violin I.
  • Violin II. 
  • Violoncel. 

Plucked

  • 1 Harp. 

Timpani

  • 2 Timpani.

Percussion (3 players)

  • 1 Bass drum military with cymbals attached.
  • 1 Cymbal suspended.
  • 1 Cymbals clash.
  • 1 Glockenspiel.
  • 1 Ruthe.
  • 1 Snare drum.
  • 1 Tam tam.
  • 1 Triangle.
  • 1 Xylophone.

Remarks

  • Deryck Cooke version.
  • The orchestration of the symphony cannot be defined precisely, owing to the incompleteness of the orchestral draft. However, in the short score there are occasional indications of orchestration, and some of the orchestration may be surmised from the three movements of the orchestral draft, from which the probable forces include these instruments. The surviving orchestration does not specify these instruments that Mahler regularly used  in his other symphonies:
    • Bass clarinet. 
    • Cor Anglais (English horn).  
    • Bass drum. 
    • Cymbals.
    • Triangle. 

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