"Largo" is the most famous movement from Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony because it has been used in television adverts such as the one for Hovis bread. It is subtitled "From the New World" because Dvorak (a Czech composer) wrote it while on an extended stay in America where he took up a post in New York. However he grew homesick and many people feel the music reflects his a longing for to return to his native land. In the original Orchestral version of this movement the main theme (which was turned into a song called "Going Home") is played on the Cor Anglais or English Horn, an instrument like a large oboe. We have therefore illustrated this arrangement on a Cor Anglais accompanied by a Piano. However you can play the solo part on other instruments and the alternative parts can be downloaded (in PDF format for printing) using the links in the left-hand menu. The instrumental parts are the same except the notes may be at a different pitch to reflect the range of the instruments, however we have included only one version of the score which includes the piano part.
On mfiles we also have an arrangement of this Largo for Piano Solo.
The audio controls below allow you to play the music or download Dvorak's Largo for cor anglais and piano as an MP3 file.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Dvorak's Largo for cor anglais and piano in PDF format.