Dvořák : Symphony No. 9 ("New World"), II - Largo

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Symphony number 9, also known as the New World Symphony, is the most famous and popular of Dvořák's symphonies. It was composed in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America. It was premiered at Carnegie Hall on December 16th, 1893.

Neil Armstrong took a recording of the symphony to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969.

This is the second movement (Largo).

Antonin Dvořák Symphony Largo 2nd Movement Czech New World Carnegie Hall Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 XI Moon Landing

Pages 20
Duration 08:45
Measures 127
Key signature 5 flats
Parts 17
Part names Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn(2), Trumpet, Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Strings(5)
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I love this score, I am in the process of arranging a rendition of the piece for a wind ensemble, The one suggestion I have would be to slow the piece down to about 40 Bpm 52 is a bit to fast and sounds a bit rushed, but awesome job.
Hi - thanks very much for your feedback. I agree 52 bpm is faster than most recordings I have heard of this piece, but it is the (initial) tempo printed in the manuscript I transcribed from. If I can find the time I may adjust the tempo throughout the piece to match one of the more evenly paced recordings (but not too slow!)