This text was written by a class of children, based on the theme of Largo in Symphony No. 5 from “Du Nouveau Monde” by Antonín Dvorák. This is the 2nd movement of the work and certainly the most beautiful section of the score. William Arms Fisher was one of Antonín Dvorák’s pupils. He first had the idea of making a transcription of this melody for his vocal ensemble. After that, the melody became extremely famous in the United States, and some critics considered it as a true traditional song which Antonín Dvorák would have added it into his collection. Three faithful arrangements were made by Bernard Lallement and published by Éditions Ŕ Coeur Joie. They are intended to be sung by mixed voice choirs (ref. ACJ 762), two and three equal voices (ref. ACJ 9061).