Dvorak - Largo from the “New World Symphony” for Six-part Trombone Ensemble
Dvorak's theme of the Largo from his "New World Symphony" is one of the most recognizable melodies in the entire classical literature. He wrote the melody because he was inspired by the folk music he heard in America: "In the Negro melodies of America, I discovered all that is needed for a great and noble school of music". Dvorak made use of the pentatonic scale which he found evident in both, the Native-American and African-American peoples' music.
Ed Hayes, in collaboration with Frank Harmantas, has written an inspired three minute arrangement of Dvorak's Largo for six-part Trombone Ensemble. The piece can be performed by advanced and high intermediate performers.
The performance sample is of the University of Toronto Trombone Ensemble directed by Frank Harmantas.