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Hugo Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody For Piano (Arr. Percy Faith)

By Hugo Alfven

Piano (Piano)
Composed by Hugo Alfven (1872-1960). Music Sales America. 20th Century. Book [Softcover]. Composed 2002. 4 pages. Edition Wilhelm Hansen #WH27178. Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen (HL.14001619).

Item Number: HL.14001619

ISBN 9788759855263. 8.25x11.75 inches.

The Swedish Rhapsody , also known as 'Midsommarvaka' (Midsummer Vigil), is a symphonic rhapsody written in 1903 and is the best-known piece composed by Hugo Alfven , and also one of the best-known pieces of music in Sweden. It can be described as a fantasy on popular Swedish folk melodies depicting the moods evoked by an old-time Swedish Midsummer-wake. This edition presents the rhapsody in a Piano transcription, as arranged and popularised by Canadian composer and conductor Percy Faith . Hugo Alfven was a Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter. Alfven became known as one of Sweden's principal composers with the late-Romantic idiom of his music which revokespictures of the Swedish landscape. His orchestration is skilful and colourful, reminiscent of that of Richard Strauss.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 03, 2016 Delightful Folk Ditty

    A bright and cheerful Folksy tune that is fairly easy to play and strongly rhythmic.

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