Psalm of Praise

From Wind Repertory Project
Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (arr. Maurice Gardner)

Subtitle: Themes from Symphony No. 4

General Info

Year: 1874 / 1966
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Staff Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 13, B. 41, is a classical composition by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

Dvořák composed his fourth symphony between January and March 1874. It shows an influence of Wagner in its themes' development, and even in its thematic material, i.e., principal theme of the second movement is a near-quotation from Tannhäuser, and the Trio section of the third movement includes a vivid reminder of a passage from the overture of Die Meistersinger. The influence of Brahms could also be heard. Both influences will pervade many of his subsequent works. Despite these and other influences, Dvořák here shows true mastery in the formal aspects of his composition and also displays some of his original and even unique musical characteristics, which he will develop further in his future works.

The first performance took place on May 25, 1874, at the concert of the Academy Readers' Society in Prague, and was conducted by Bedřich Smetana. The composer revised the symphony at the end of 1887 and beginning of 1888.

- Program Note abstracted from Wikipedia


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