High A-B Trill

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    Tim Rosen

    Hi everyone,

    I’m playing Mahler 1 and I was wondering if anyone had a good trill fingering for the high A-B trill at the end of the 2nd movement?

    I have tried a couple but I have had no success…


    Ian White

    My understanding of the German instruction beneath the note is that it is a down trill ie A-G#. That is how it has been played in every orchestra I’ve done it with.

    Trent Jacobs

    This trill occurs in Symphonie Phantastique as well. Here’s how I trill that:

    Play A normally.
    Move to a B fingering as such:

    X O O | O O X Ab
    c Bb

    Trill the middle and ring fingers of the left hand (2nd & 3rd)

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