New World Symphony, Largo (2nd Movement) Sheet Music

New World Symphony, Largo (2nd Movement) Sheet Music
also known as Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, Aus der Neuen Welt, Symphonie Nr. 9 Sheet Music
The New World Symphony (Symphony No. 9, opus 95, "From the New World") is one of Antonin Dvorak’s most well-known pieces, and one of the most popular symphonies of all time. Dvorak wrote The New World Symphony during his stay in the United States (1892-95), and the main theme of the second movement (largo) presented here in our sheet music was set to lyrics by William Arms Fisher as the popular song: Goin' Home. In an article in the New York Herald (December 15, 1893) Dvořák explained how Native American music had been an influence on this symphony:

"I have not actually used any of the [Native American] melodies. I have simply written original themes embodying the peculiarities of the Indian music, and, using these themes as subjects, have developed them with all the resources of modern rhythms, counterpoint, and orchestral color."

The New World Symphony was made famous in the UK by the advert on TV for Hovis bread, which was curiously directed by Ridley Scott before he turned to making movies, rather than adverts.

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