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Largo and Finale for Band (from the New World Symphony)

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Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (arrangement by Joel Blahnik)


General Info

Year: 1893 / 1996
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass quartet
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $40.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn
Trombone I-II
Baritone
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

Largo and Finale (from the New World Symphony) was arranged for band by Joel Blahnik. This work was originally arranged for brass quartet for the "Remembering Dvorak Centennial Festival" 1893-1993, celebrating the composer's 1893 summer residency in Spillville, Iowa. In attendance at the Festival were Antonín Dvořák III, IV and V from the Czech Republic.

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


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