«Brooklet» is one of the movements from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces for Solo Piano opus 62.
Information for the conductor:
«Brooklet» is an technically advanced work for solo piano. In this arrangement, technical passages are simplified by overlapping and doubling some of the parts.
To master the technical challenges and make it sound effortless, it is important to pay close attention to balance and precision.
Some of the parts also have alternative parts added which can lower the technical challenges a bit.
John Brakstad lives in Bergen, Norway.
John Brakstad gained much of his muiscal experience as bandmaster, composer and arranger for the Salvation Army, and from studies at the Bergen Academy of Music.
He has also been working as a conductor for several Norwegian ”Contest bands”, and is regularly used as an adjudicator at The Norwegian Band association’s contests and championships.
Brakstad has written many compositions for brass- and concert bands published by Norsk Noteservice as. Several of these has been test pieces at the national championships and later performed regularly at the same competitions. Among his original works are Variations for Band, The Old Railwaystation, Musica Tripartite and Cobalt.
He has written music for the Military band in his native Bergen and The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces which has been performed at the Bergen International Festival. Brakstad also wrote music (Prelude Olympic) for the opening ceremony at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
He also wrote a large work for choir and band for the Arne Garborg 150th Anniversary in 2001.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND BAND, CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
Full recording available on "Tales and Myths of Gothia - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2018-2019"
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|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Classical music, Norwegian music, Transcribed music|
|Series||Noteservice Brass Band Originals and Transcriptions|
|Band catalogue||European Band Catalogue 2018|