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“Fanitullen” is taken from Halvorsen’s dramatic suite ‘Fossegrimen’, written to accompany a play of the same name, of which this is the fifth and final movement. It was originally written for violin ensemble, led by a soloist (replicated here as a duet). Usually it would be performed on a traditional Hardanger fiddle.
In performance, the violin group often stand in a semi-circle around the leader. This arrangement has been orchestrated such that a similar positioning can be used with the two main soloists positioned centrally, and the rest of the group surrounding them. If more than 8 players are used, only the tutti parts should be doubled leaving the soloists on individual parts.
Hear this multitrack recording performed by the arranger:
Note to performers:
Care should be taken with all lines to avoid any over-aggressive attack, instead aiming to maintain air flow through each passage. Accents are indicated for articulation and weighting but are more of a that of a fiddle than a brass instrument.
An accompanied version exists for cornets and brass band, of which this octet version is compatible if the cornet section parts are omitted.