Bedrich Smetana : Vltava Main Theme from Ma Vlast
 

Bedrich Smetana : Vltava Main Theme from Ma Vlast

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Composition Date:1882
Composition Info:Ma vlast (Czech meaning "My country/homeland") is a set of six symphonic poems composed between 1874 and 1879 by the Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. While it is often presented as a single work in six movements and – with the exception of Vltava – is almost always recorded that way, the six pieces were conceived as individual works. They had their own separate premieres between 1875 and 1880; the premiere of the complete set took place on 5 November 1882 in Prague, under Adolf Čech, who had also conducted two of the individual premieres.

In these works Smetana combined the symphonic poem form pioneered by Franz Liszt with the ideals of nationalistic music which were current in the late nineteenth century. Each poem depicts some aspect of the countryside, history, or legends of Bohemia.
Score TypeArrangement for Saxophone and Piano
Score KeyD minor (Sounding Pitch)
minor (Alto Saxophone in Eb)
Number of Pages2
Difficulty LevelEasy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience






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