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Instrument Overview

Mahler's Sixth Symphony

Percussion for Mahler's 6th Symphony

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Mahler's Sixth Symphony is one of the most popular late Romantic Symphonies. It is particularly noted for its extensive percussion requirements, including some instruments rarely used elsewhere. The CUMS Instrument Hire Service is one of the few organisations in the country who can easily provide such specialist equipment, at low prices and with minimum fuss.

From left to right, top to bottom:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Low bells (two of the thirteen available bells are shown)
  • Timpani (two of the six required are shown)
  • Tuned cowbells
  • Triangle
  • Suspended and clash cymbals
  • Large hammer
  • Snare drum
  • Xylophone
  • Tam-Tam

Using this page, you can browse pictures of the instruments in the CUMS Instrument Collection, to help you decide which instruments to hire.

Examples of sets of instruments for various pieces are also available. See how CUMS can provide instruments for: Mahler's Sixth Symphony, Bernstein's West Side Story, Drummers and Samba Bands

If you need any help working out which instruments are best suited to your needs, please contact the Instrument Management Team who will be more than happy to advise you.

To hire any of these instruments, simply fill in an online booking form.

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