8 Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 (III. Watchmen's Song)

By: Edvard Grieg
For: String quartet
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Edvard Grieg
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
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I've always loved Grieg's Lyric Pieces, and always thought they could translate well into a different idiom besides solo piano. This is my attempt at arranging Griegs first set of lyric pieces for string quartet.

III. Watchmen's Song This piece is my favorite. The beautiful chorale sets the mood. In the middle section, the cello part should be slightly rubato. The remaining strings in that section should treat their part like a trumpet call.

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