Although some of them may have been sketched while he was in the "New World" as director of the New York Conservatory, Dvorak completed and published his Humoresques (as Op.101) while back in the Czech Republic in 1894. These Humoresques are a set of 8 piano pieces and the name means light and playful or whimsical. The eight pieces are all in different keys, and it is No.7 in G-flat major which has become the most popular with lots of different versions for different instruments and combinations. This is the original version in G-flat major, and as Dvorak indicates it should be played in a playful manner with varying articulations and plenty of melodramatic pauses and tempo changes. Download links are in the left-hand menu or scroll down for more options.
The original version is a little tricky to play partly because of the key with its 6 flats and partly because there are a number of places where the fingers are stretched. We therefore include a simpler arrangement for Intermediate Piano in the nearby key of G major, and a further arrangement for violin and piano which is also in G major (and has alternative parts for viola, cello, flute, oboe or bassoon).
Here is a video of Dvorak's Humoresque No.7 in G-flat for piano:
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The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Dvorak's Humoresque No.7 in G-flat for piano in PDF format.