Grieg : Watchman's Song, Op. 12, No. 3

Watchman's Song, Op. 12, No. 3    Halloween sheet music

Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Sheet music for : Piano

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Watchman's Song, Op. 12, No. 3

from Lyric Pieces



Edvard Grieg's Watchman's Song, Op. 12, No. 3 is part of the composer's Lyric Pieces.

Grieg composed this Watchman's Song after a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

This piano piece has an A-B-A' musical form :
  • A : The theme of this first section could very well depict the watchman being on the look-out (mm. 1-24)
  • B : Intermezzo Spirits of the Night : Here, Grieg imitates the drums (low half-notes in the left hand) and the horns (triadic arpeggios), alternating with the watchman's frightful shivers (pianissimo arpeggios in the right hand) (mm. 25-39)
  • A': Return of the first section, shortened and slightly modified (mm. 40-52)


Duration : 02:17

Source : Edvard Grieg, Lyric Pieces Op. 12 [Lyriske smastykker] (Copenhagen, 1867).

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