Solo C,Bb, Eb and Vocal Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843 – 1907) Grieg is the most important Norwegian composer in the national-romantic period and then who had the greatest international success and respect. He became completely into the Norwegian folk-music and have a great success to give the folk-tunes and dances, this outstanding, but 'strong-lightened pearls' an artistic setting. In the last period of his production he compose some of the most beautiful and best works, include the four symphonic dances. In no.4 he use the famous folk-tune 'såg du nåkke til kjærringa mi' and give this tune a brilliant thematic treatment. This dance gives the musicians a challenge in expression and temper. Kjell Martinsen Since 1965 his employment has been as a french horn player in the Staff Band of The Norwegian Defence Forces in Oslo. Behind this, he played 6 years in theatre and in long terms in The Norwegian Opera. Played in The Oslo Brass Quintet for 25 years and take part in a lot of recording in studios. He was conductor for The Eastern Region Band in Halden 1983-85 and 1988-90. From 1998 to 2006 he was conductor for The Band of H.M. the Kings Guards in Oslo. Since 1985 he gives lectures in methods, ensemble and band managements at The Norwegian State Academy of Music and he has guest conducting in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and England. He is a well-recommended censor in major national and regional music competitions.
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