Spring dance, from Nummedal (violin duo)
Title: Spring dance, from Nummedal
Composer: Edvard Grieg, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Nummedal (currently spelled “Numedal”) is a valley in eastern Norway. Grieg set this traditional dance in his Lyric Pieces for piano. A “spring dance” in Scandinavia has nothing to do with the season, but refers instead to the jumping or springing steps involved in particular dances.