Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suites

About Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites

Grieg wrote incidental music for Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt in 1875, but that score was not published until 1908, one year after the composer’s death. However, in 1888 and 1891 Grieg extracted some of the movements, creating two Concert Suites which became extremely successful and remain staples of the orchestral repertoire.
The play is about a young, ambitious rake enduring fantastic adventures, eloping with and then abandoning a number of women, meeting trolls, travelling to Morocco and Egypt, being shipwrecked, and finally returning to Norway as a poor old man having to face the sad truth that he is nothing.

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
Morning Mood Op. 46 No. 1  in E Major by Grieg piano sheet music AAB Morning Mood Op. 46 No. 113 E Major 1888 6
Åse's Death Op. 46 No. 2  in B Minor by Grieg piano sheet music AAC Åse's Death Op. 46 No. 236 B Minor 1888 5
Anitra's Dance Op. 46 No. 3  in A Minor by Grieg piano sheet music AAD Anitra's Dance Op. 46 No. 330 A Minor 1888 5
In the hall of the Mountain King Op. 46 No. 4  in B Minor by Grieg piano sheet music AAE In the hall of the Mountain King Op. 46 No. 436 B Minor 1888 6
Ingrid's Lament Op. 55 No. 1  in G Minor by Grieg piano sheet music AAF Ingrid's Lament Op. 55 No. 124 G Minor 1892 7
Arabian Dance Op. 55 No. 2  in C Major by Grieg piano sheet music AAG Arabian Dance Op. 55 No. 21 C Major 1892 7
Peer Gynt's Return Home Op. 55 No. 3  in F-sharp Minor by Grieg piano sheet music AAH Peer Gynt's Return Home Op. 55 No. 320 F-sharp Minor 1892 7
Solvejg's Song Op. 55 No. 4  in A Minor by Grieg piano sheet music AAI Solvejg's Song Op. 55 No. 430 A Minor 1892 6