4 Norwegian Dances composed by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Arranged by Robert Rainford for Piccolo, 4 C flutes, Alto flute, Bass flute, (optional contralto flute, contrabass flute, subcontrabass flute)
Composed in 1880 for piano duet, these four charming dances make a delightful addition to any concert. In the four movements, the first and last of which are more extended compositions featuring varied tempi and moods; fast semiquaver sections alternating with slower sections of lush harmony. The fourth movement in particular gets faster and faster, ending with an exciting Prestissimo section. The second and third movements are simpler, but no less attractive.
G Treble Flute
Subcontrabass Flute (noted as “extremely optional”)