adblocktest
Free sheet music
My account (login)



LIBRARY

Grieg, Edvard Edvard Grieg
Norway Norway
(1843 - 1907)
678 sheet music
591 MP3
116 MIDI







"For 18 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like Free-scores.com, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies


Grieg, Edvard: Praeludium from the Holberg Suite for Classical Guitar

Praeludium from the Holberg Suite for Classical Guitar
Op. 40 No. 1
Edvard Grieg




Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :


ListenDownload MP3 : Praeludium from the Holberg Suite (Op. 40 No. 1) for Classical Guitar 25x 210x ViewDownload PDF : Praeludium from the Holberg Suite (Op. 40 No. 1) for Classical Guitar (3 pages - 145.07 Ko)79x
 

 
Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :





leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation


Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the Free-scores.com community





Composer :Edvard GriegGrieg, Edvard (1843 - 1907)
Instrumentation :

Guitar solo (standard notation)

Style :

Romantic

Arranger :
Publisher :
Edvard GriegMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1884
Copyright :Public Domain
Composer Edvard Grieg, the icon of Norwegian music, left his home in Bergen, Norway to study at the conservatory in Leipzig. There he began his formal musical education under the auspices of Ignaz Moscheles (piano) and Carl Reinecke (composition). While in school, the young composer saw the premiere of his first work, his String Quartet in D minor, performed in Karlshamn, Sweden. Despite being diagnosed with a form of tuberculosis, which left him with only one functioning lung, Grieg graduated from the conservatory in 1862. The composer had an intense desire to develop a national style of composition, but recognized the importance of becoming well versed in the work of the European masters, and consequently relocated to Copenhagen, studying with Niels Gade. He was thus able to remain in Scandanavia, while working in a thriving cultural center. In 1867 against his family's better judgment, Grieg married his cousin Nina Hagerup, a talented pianist, but whose vocal abilities enchanted the composer even more. Shortly after their wedding, the couple moved to Oslo, where Grieg supported them by teaching piano and conducting. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout Europe and it was during a period of time spent in Denmark, the composer wrote his landmark opus, the Piano Concerto in A minor. The premiere was given in 1869, with Edmund Neupert as the soloist. The piece was received with an enthusiasm that would attach itself to the composer's reputation for the remainder of his career. In the period between 1877 - 1880, Grieg produced a set of songs as his Op. 33 on texts by a man some called the peasant-poet of Norway, Aasmund Vinje (1818 - 1870). The composer had been greatly inspired by the then-late poet's verses, so much so that after completing the set, he decided to arrange two of its songs for string orchestra, this one The Last Spring and The Wounded Heart. He made piano versions of them as well. The Last Spring is a sad piece, but sad in the heart-on-sleeve sense of Tchaikovsky, not in the dark, neurotic manner of Mahler. In the song version, the text tells of a dying man who is aware he is observing his last spring. The main theme in the instrumental versions is nostalgic and features considerable expressive depth, especially considering Grieg's penchant for lightness of mood even in melancholy works. It has an air of resignation about it, but as it struggles on, its manner sweetens a bit, nearly suggesting hope. Still, these brighter moments are only fleeting, as the music remains largely dark and anguished. The piano version is perhaps a bit bleaker, but also less lyrical than the warmer string orchestra account.

The Holberg Suite, Op. 40, more properly "From Holberg's Time" (Norwegian: Fra Holbergs tid, German: Aus Holbergs Zeit), subtitled "Suite in olden style" (Norwegian: Suite i gammel stil, German: Suite im alten Stil), is a suite of five movements based on eighteenth century dance forms, written by Edvard Grieg in 1884 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dano-Norwegian humanist playwright Ludvig Holberg. It exemplifies nineteenth century music which makes use of musical styles and forms from the preceding century.

The Holberg Suite was originally composed for the piano, but a year later was adapted by Grieg himself for string orchestra. The suite consists of an introduction and a set of dances. It is an early essay in neoclassicism, an attempt to echo as much as was known in Grieg's time of the music of Holberg's era. Although it is not as famous as Grieg's incidental music from Peer Gynt, which is itself usually performed as arranged in a pair of suites, many critics regard the works as of equal merit.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holberg_Suite ).

Although originally created for Solo Piano, I created this Interpretation of the Praeludium (Movement 1 - Allegro vivace) for Classical Guitar.
Source / Web :MuseScore
Sheet central :Au temps de Holberg (6 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2018-07-22


0 comment



Equipment & Sheet music
BOSS music brand
All musical equipment - BOSS brand


Report problem


This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Mike Magatagan's Arrangements
Arrangements musicaux de Mike Magatagan
Musical Arrangements of Mike Magatagan
Sheet music list :
› "A Che Più Strali" for Brass Ensemble - Brass Quartet
› "Are You Sleeping?" for Steel Orchestra - Percussion Ensemble
› "Benedictus" from the Mass in B Minor for Mandolin & Guitars
› "Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf" for Double String Quartet - String Quartet
› "Domino Clasula" for String Quartet - String Quartet
› "Etude" from "12 Morceaux" for Marimba Duet
› "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted" for Steel Orchestra - Percussion Ensemble
› "Fanfare for a King" for Trumpet Quartet
› "Fanfare-Rondeau"for Steel Orchestra - Percussion Ensemble
› "Folk Song" from "Lieder ohne Worte" for Trumpet & Strings




Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide social media-related features and analyze our traffic. We also share information on the use of our site with our social media partners, advertising and analytics, which can combine them with other information you have provided to them or collected in your use of their services.
Learn more and set cookiesClose