Finale from "New World Symphony"

From Wind Repertory Project
Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (tr. Hindsley)

General Info

Year: 1893 / 1977
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hindsley Transcriptions
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $19.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

After the summer of 1893 spent in Spillville, Iowa, Dvořák returned to New York and worked on the New World Symphony with Anton Seidl, the New York Philharmonic's German conductor. The piece was first performed on December 15, 1893. It was reviewed as one of the greatest symphonies performed since the death of Beethoven. Dvořák did not use actual melodies from the African American and Native American cultures, but adapted them to his own original constructions.

-Program Note from score

Bohemian composer Antonin Dvořák's Symphony no. 9 “From the New World” premiered in 1893, while the composer was living in New York City and serving as director of the National Conservatory of Music (a predecessor to The Juilliard School).

During his three-year tenure in America, he was particularly inspired by the music of African American spirituals, as well as American Indian music and folklore. Although he never directly quoted these types of music, the late-Romantic composer attempted to capture the essence of each in his New World Symphony, as well as his “American” String Quartet and String Quartet no. 10 in E-flat Major, all composed in the United States.

- Program Note from U.S. Army Field Band concert program, 16 December 2015


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: VI
  • Kansas: VI
  • Louisiana: V
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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