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Largo from Symphony No.9 ("From the New World") (Dvorak) - Theme for Brass Quintet

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By Antonín Dvořák, Antonin Dvorak

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Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Euphonium, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir or Ensemble, Flugelhorn, Flugel horn, Flugel, Tenor Horn - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Antonín Dvořák, Antonin Dvorak. Arranged by Rob Bushnell. Romantic Period, Spiritual, TV, Native American. Score, Set of Parts. 19 pages. Published by RBMusic (S0.875181).

Item Number: S0.875181

The Czech composerAntonín Dvořák became the director of the National Conservatory of Music in NewYork City in 1892 (a post he held until 1895). Whilst in North America, hebecame fascinated by Native American music and the African-American spiritualsthat he heard. After a commission in 1893 from the New York Philharmonic, hewrote the Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World", also knownas the “New World” Symphony – not only his most famous symphony but one of themost popular symphonies of all time.

The second movement(Largo) features the famous cor anglais solo, arranged here for solo piano. Itwas famously used in a British advert for the bread-brand Hovis and was adaptedinto the spiritual-like song “Goin’ Home” by one of Dvořák's pupils in 1922.

Dvořák explainedthe Native-American influences in the symphony in an article published by theNew York Herald: “I have not actually used any of the [Native American]melodies. I have simply written original themes embodying the peculiarities ofthe Indian music, and, using these themes as subjects, have developed them withall the resources of modern rhythms, counterpoint, and orchestral colour.”

A recording of the“New World” Symphony was taken along on the Apollo 11 mission by Neil Armstrongin 1969

Ideal for weddingand concerts alike, this arrangement includes alternative parts for tenor horn,treble-clef euphonium and tuba. A recording of the song can be found onYouTube:

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