Bedřich Smetana's "Má vlast" is a wonderful work to listen to, and even better to play. However, most people don't often get a chance to play it in a full symphony orchestra. The solution is this fantastic arrangement for piano duet, made by the composer himself. It is out of print (checked with many music shops in Prague and elsewhere), out of copyright (checked with the Music Publishers Association), and for many years was not available in any library nor online - ours seemed to be the only copy! So we spent long hours scanning this in, and finally offered it to the world again. Many years later, a great website called IMSLP was created to share OOP/OOC works, and someone scanned and uploaded a different edition; then some years later still, the Vltava movement only was reprinted and made available for purchase on amazon.com (and amazon.co.uk etc.). A quite different version (arranged by Roman Veselý and published in 1922) is the only version we have found available via any world library.

One request: if you do use these PDFs in any way, please let us know - and let us have a copy of whatever you produce (e.g. an MP3 recording, a new printed version, a MIDI file, etc.).

  1. Cover (0.5MB)
  2. Vyšehrad (1.2MB)
  3. Vltava (also known as Die Moldau) (1.6MB)
  4. Šárka (1.1MB)
  5. Z českých luhů a hájů (1.5MB)
  6. Tábor (0.9MB)
  7. Blaník (1.0MB)

 

piano duet painting