Six Norwegian Mountain Melodies (violin and piano)
Title: Six Norwegian Mountain Melodies
Composer: Edvard Grieg, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Printout: 15 pages, including title page
Note: These pieces range from 10 to 44 measures in length, and are accessible to intermediate players who are learning the middle to upper positions. It is an excellent nineteenth century complement to the standard baroque and classical era repertoire that dominates the literature at this level. Pieces may be learned and performed individually or as a suite.
Skills: Largely in first through third position with passages in fourth, fifth and sixth; C, F, D, A Major and A minor; 3/4, 2/4 and 6/8 time; varied bow strokes and articulations; light chromaticism.
Audio sample: beginning of #1 and #4.