Plural Sax

Sax Sextets

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Edvard Grieg, arr. Ben Tordoff

Composed:
1888
Arranged:
2019
Grouping:
sSATBb

Ibsen based his 1867 play Peer Gynt on a Norwegian fairytale describing the hero's journey from the Norwegian mountains down to North African desert. Greig composed incidental music for the first performance in Oslo, then later extracted several movements to form two orchestral suites. This is an arrangement of all movements from the first suite.

Plural Sax used an earlier arrangement of the second movement "Death of Ase" for our Kimbolton Music Society concert. The remaining three movements were added in 2019 following a request at our Autumn get together.


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