Largo From The New World (Going Home). Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Arranged by Frank Halferty. For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon). Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16908).
Composed in 1893 while he was director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City, Dvorak's New World Symphony has been an enduring favorite of audiences everywhere ever since. As its most famous theme, this plaintive, slow-paced excerpt emulating African-American spirituals must be played with good breath support/control and phrasing. Duration 2:15.