Trombone Sextet - moderately advanced
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Arranged by Ed Hayes. Czech Romantic. Score and parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2794).
Item Number: CY.CC2794
Dvorak's theme of the Largo from his "New World Symphony" is one of the most recognizable melodies in the entire classical literature. He wrote the melody because he was inspired by the folk music he heard in America: "In the Negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music".
Dvorak made use of the pentatonic scale which he found evident in both the Native-American and African-American peoples' music.
Ed Hayes in collaboration with Frank Harmantas has written an inspired 3-minute arrangement of Dvorak's movement for a six-part Trombone ensemble, which can be performed by advanced and high intermediate performers.
The performance sample is the University of Toronto Trombone Ensemble directed by Frank Harmantas.