Ave Maris Stella (Vesper Hymn)


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Title: Ave Maris Stella
Composer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Arranger: Andrew Lamb
Description: This is my transcription of Ave Maris Stella by Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist born on June 15, 1843, in Bergen, Norway. He came from a musical family and showed great talent for music at a young age. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory in Germany, where he was exposed to the music of leading German composers, such as Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn.

Grieg composed a variety of works, including orchestral music, chamber music, songs, and piano pieces. He is best known for his composition “Peer Gynt,” which includes the popular suite “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” Other famous works by Grieg include the Piano Concerto in A Minor and the Holberg Suite.

Throughout his career, Grieg was devoted to promoting Norwegian music and culture. He was a central figure in the Norwegian music scene and worked to establish a national identity through his music.

Grieg’s influence on Norwegian music was significant, and he is considered one of the leading figures in the Norwegian Romantic movement. His music was also highly regarded by his contemporaries, including Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy.

Edvard Grieg died on September 4, 1907, in Bergen, Norway, at the age of 64. His contributions to classical music were significant and he left a lasting legacy on Norwegian and European music.


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