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Swing the Mountain King
Composer
Edvard Grieg
Arranger
Simon Kerwin
Price
£ 24.95
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Difficulty Level
-
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Duration
00:00:00
Description

'In the Hall of the Mountain King' was composed by Grieg as part of the incidental music for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. A fantasy story written in verse, Peer Gynt tells of the adventures of the eponymous boy.

The sequence in which In the Hall of the Mountain King is used is when Peer sneaks into the Troll Mountain King's castle. The piece is played when Peer attempts to escape from the King. When the trolls spot Peer, they give chase and the music begins to speed up. Peer begins to run, and the music begins to get increasingly louder and faster. Finally, at the end, the King catches Peer Gynt, picks him up and hurls him out the back door of the castle. The piece abruptly finishes on this note.

This inventive arrangement from the pen of Simon Kerwin gives Grieg's original masterpiece a full big band treatment! 

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