GROOVIN’ WITH THE MOUNTAIN KING
About GROOVIN’ WITH THE MOUNTAIN KING
Composed in 1875, this now-famous theme was composed as a scene in Act 2 of Henrik Ibsen’s play, “Peer Gynt”. It was later extracted and used as the final piece in Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” suite 1.
This big band arrangement adds a funky groove to the iconic theme.
First played by the saxes, the theme is then passed along to the trumpets & trombones before returning it to them once more.
A solo section featuring tenor sax and guitar follows before this passes along into a swing section featuring a trombone soloist.
The saxes then return with the theme in a new key before the work ends in the spirit of the original work.
This arrangement is sure to be a hit with your players and audiences alike.
Range and Technical aspects:
Level: Intermediate. Trumpet 1 plays a few high “D3” at the close of the chart.
The chart also involves some semi-quaver lines in the saxes but these should for the most part “fall under the fingers” for a good standard of intermediate-level player.
Technical and Ranges: Tpt 1: A few high Ds above the stave at the end of the chart. Trom 1: G above the stave. 4th Trom: Bass but has been converted for tenor trombone.
Moderate technical and rhythmic difficulty. Semi-quaver lines occasionally. Soloists: Written/Improv: Tenor 1/Guitar and Trombone 1.