Story Orchestra: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Hattie Grylls
Discover the spellbinding magic of The Mountain King in this musical retelling of Peer Gynt – push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Grieg’s score.
At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Edvard Grieg, with details about his composition of Peer Gynt. Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms, and musical techniques that make them so powerful. A glossary defines musical terms.
The Story Orchestra series brings classical music to life for children through gorgeously illustrated retellings of classic ballet, opera, and program music stories paired with 10-second sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores.