Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op65 No6
From the Publisher
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 no. 6 in volume 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, with the main theme returning at the end.
This arrangement was derived from the arrangement for flute choir. It omits the staccato bridge section between the first and second statements of the main theme in the original.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).