“Grieg’s piano concerto in A minor” composed in 1868 was the only piano concerto he ever completed but it stands as one of the greatest works in the romantic piano repertoire to this day. This funky treatment of the first movement from this marvelous work features an easily manageable adaption of the original iconic piano introduction played by the entire band and a tenor sax/guitar solo chorus, (as written or improvised). This arrangement is sure to be both a fun challenge for the players and an audience favourite. This arrangement has been set at an advanced level rating mainly because of the quick running semi-quaver lines in the saxes in some sections. The brass parts are kept to an easily manageable range for the most part.
Technical and Ranges: Alto 1: High “F#” Tpt 1: D above stave (only once). Trom 1: A above stave. 4th Trom: Bass but has been converted for tenor trombone.
Moderate-Advanced technical and rhythmic difficulty. Medium paced semi-quaver lines occasionally. Soloists: Written: Tenor 1 and Guitar but can be opened for other soloists