The Solace of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” (No. 8: Part II & “Resurrection” Mov. 5: Part III and IV) | A Short Drama

The last of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2: Mov. 5 always brings the sounds of wedding bells, or a crowning of royalty, which brings solace. It is placed after Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”: Part II, Final Scene from Goethe’s “Faust”, Part II, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). This is meant to be a short drama script for fun and inspiration for any young child, or teenager coming of age. May the sounds of Mahler’s symphony forever lift your spirits and guide you with dauntless hope, in thinking of the good and the life and light of all mankind.

My advice to you dear child, grow and become strong, skilled, and wise. In the arts, in music and instruments, in your voice, and in how to feel the air, and touch the clouds with your creative impulse and love of knowledge. Will it into you—the mind of things, reflected in your being. That is how we found our god. Be brave young one. Carry in you, the might of a thousand symphonies, and embrace its overwhelming touch. Learn to contemplate on the joys, and learn from the pain; and to hold on to that which is good and tender. Be sweet, and full of laughter; and even in sorrow, lift your head up to the starry heavens . . .


Dream little one!

The story you see, began long before any of us.

The wise say, we shall return back from whence we came.

[“From where?” 
“From where?”]


I shall teach you all I know, and have come to love, and sense in grace and hidden power.

Child, my love, do not ever give up.

You carry a fearsome strength in you. What is it you ask?

The source of your regeneration?

It is Courage

“Rise again, yes, rise again…”

Mahler, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, of Urlicht or Primeval Light.

The SOVEREIGN is made.

Come forward through the grace of that SPLENDOR within you. Show forth ! —

MAGIC is being witnessed in secret. The heavens’ opens with radiance.

[[The drama ends.]]


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