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Puck and Elfin Dance

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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (arr. David Marlatt)

General Info

Year: 18672020
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $25.00


1. Puck – 2:45
2. Elfen Dance – 1:10

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

These are two excellent character pieces originally written for piano. Each of these short pieces is full of interest, color, and energy, with melody found in all parts. These short works would make an excellent change of mood on a concert.

- Program Note from publisher

The mystic and magical qualities of old legends have always fascinated composers. These two short piano pieces by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) show his keen skill in writing animated character pieces.

Grieg wrote very colorful orchestral music, and he has used that same palette of timbres in his piano music. This type of music seems an ideal choice to be scored for wind instruments, capable of providing the color that was written into these pieces.

Puck (1901-1905) is designated Opus 73, number 3; Elfin Dance (1866-67) is Opus 12, number 4.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) - 31 October 2022
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte Wind Ensemble Woodwind Ensemble (Shawn Smith, conductor) - 29 April 2021
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Woodwind Ensemble - 13 December 2020

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