Negro Spiritual Melody (Kreisler, Fritz)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Ottaviano (2014/5/26)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Charles Foley, 1924.
Reprinted 8 Original Pieces and Arrangements (pp.19-22)
New York: Carl Fischer, n.d. Plate 23225.
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General Information

Work Title Negro Spiritual Melody
Alternative. Title
Composer Kreisler, Fritz
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key D-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1. Largo (48 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922-24
First Publication. 1924 - New York: Charles Foley
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, piano
Related Works Symphony No.9, Op.95 by Dvořák (II. Largo)
External Links Wikipedia article, section on Goin' Home
Extra Information Abridged arrangement of the Largo (No.2) from Symphony No.9, Op.95 by Dvořák. Kreisler's arrangement is only 5 bars less than the famous setting for voice and piano published 2 years earlier, Goin' Home by William Arms Fisher. Probably re-titled to avoid any potential IP issues. The opening section from the 2nd movement of Dvořák's symphony is 45 bars (of the complete 127 bars).