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Grieg: Sørgemarj for Rikard Nordraak \| Funeral March for Rikard Nordraak (Griegs own transcription for brass ensemble)

By Edvar Grieg

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Brass Choir or Ensemble, Drums - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Edvar Grieg. Arranged by Roar Kvam. Romantic Period. Score, Set of Parts. 31 pages. Published by KVAMusic Edition (S0.391873).

Item Number: S0.391873

Edvard Grieg composed his Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak in 1866, in honour of his friend and fellow Norwegian composer Rikard Nordraak, who had died in March of that year at the age of 23. Grieg deeply respected his fellow musician and took no delay in producing the work. The march was originally written as a piano piece in A minor; Grieg also produced transcriptions of it for brass choir and wind band, in B♭ minor.
Grieg valued the work greatly, bringing it along on all of his travels. In one letter he made it clear that he wished the piece to be played at his own funeral, "as best as possible." It was played, in an orchestration by Grieg's friend and colleague Johan Halvorsen.

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