Sheet Music: March of the Dwarfs

TitleMarch of the Dwarfs
from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54
Alternate titlesTrolltog
Marche des nains
Zug der Zwerge
Opus numberOp. 54, No. 3
ComposerEdvard Grieg (1843–1907)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo152 BPM
Performance time2:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-01-10
Last updated2016-01-10
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Sunday 10 January 2016

Tune of the Day: March of the Dwarfs

by Edvard Grieg, arranged for flute and piano

This memorable piece appears in the fifth of the ten volumes comprising Grieg's Lyric Pieces for solo piano, published in 1891. It is certainly among the most well-known pieces by the Norwegian composer. Cast in a well-defined ABA form, it contrasts the firm, rhythmic (dwarves are marching, after all!) material of the outer sections with a sweet lyrical melody.

Thanks to Sophia for suggesting this piece!