The Bohemian String Quartet performed this single-movement Meditation for the first time on 27 September 1914; the premiere of the version for string orchestra followed on 22 November 1914, played by the Czech Philharmonic. That same year the piece was published by Fr. A. Urb nek together with arrangements for piano and organ.
This first Urtext edition, prepared by the Suk scholar Zdenek Nouza, is published in two scorings, this one for string quartet, and another for string orchestra. The orchestral version differs in some details and has an added part for double bass. -the publisher