Largo from the Symphony, “From the New World”
by Antonín Dvorák, transcribed for organ by
Caspar Koch, reprint of 1941 G Schirmer edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy, acid-free paper. 12 pages. We include a photo, capsule biographies, and
list of Koch’s organ music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Caspar Petrus Koch
(1872-1970), a German immigrant at age nine, was a hard-working organist who held sway over
Pittsburgh for over 50 years. Although he did not compose anything for the organ, he left us an impressive collection of transcriptions
and arrangements. During the 19th and much of the 20th century, it was expected that one would hear the standards of the musical
repertoire at any organ recital. Koch gave more than 2,000 of these recitals, and he left us his transcriptions
as part of his legacy. Other arrangements of the “Largo” from the 9th Symphony, such as the one by Lemare, omit the middle section, and you could
do that with this. Koch’s transcription of the entire movement creates a deeper contrast at the reprise of the opening. Moderate.