Grieg, E. - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
|TITLE:||Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op. 65, No. 6|
|PUBLISHER:||Falls House Press|
|INSTRUMENTATION:||2 Flutes OR Flute & Bb Clarinet|
Grieg composed this joyful work for his wife Nina, in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. He performed it for her and over 100 guests at the anniversary celebration at Troldhaugen, their home near Bergen, Norway. The piece was published as the no. 6 in vol. 8 of Grieg's Lyriske stykker, or Lyric pieces. It opens with the main theme, recalling a village wedding procession. There is a gently romantic section in the middle of the work, with the main theme returning at the end. The first and second flute parts switch to piccolo for a portion of the main theme.
This arrangement was commissioned by Dr. David Deifik, a member of the Nashua Flute Choir, for the wedding of his daughter Gabriele on June 22, 2008.