Frère Jacques (round)

Anonymous: Frère Jacques (round).

Also known as Are You Sleeping?, this canon is a French nursery song. A famous quote of this song takes place on the 3rd movement of the Symphony no.1 of Gustav Mahler.

Transcription for four recorders by Massimo Pennesi. This interactive score was published first in the post Marcha fúnebre para un cazador, of the blog

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1, third movement

The first theme of the third movement of this symphony is a variation on Frère Jacques. In the following video there is the interpretation of Christoph Eschenbach leading the Orchestre de Paris.