Notes from the arranger:
Grieg’s composition “I Love Thee” was inspired by a poem by the well-known Danish poet, novelist, and playwright Hans Christian Andersen. Already very soon after its first publication translations into English and German would follow. Grieg must have been aware of the outstanding quality of the composition, and therefore he already produced his own arrangement for piano. This piano version deviates from the version for vocalists by a few extra bars at the end, which elaborate on the theme once more and so it resounds again—in fading away. This arrangement for harp duet bases on this expanded piano version, which is congenial also to the harp.