[Musical Monday] ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’

Happy Monday, all. I hope you had fantastic weekends packed in with lots of film watching!

This weekend I finally got around to watching André Øvredal’s Troll Hunter. I sadly missed an opportunity to see it at Empire Presents… BIG SCREEN in August, and it didn’t show at my local cinema either. I’ll post a review later in the week but for this week’s edition of Musical Monday I wanted to feature the music that is played in the end credits and on the DVD menu: Edvard Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’.

‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ is from Grieg’s accompanying music to Henrik Ibsen’s play, ‘Peer Gynt’. It is well known in popular culture and has been used in many TV shows, films and adverts. Whenever I hear it I always think of the UK theme park Alton Towers – it’s included in their adverts and all around the park.

It’s a charismatic, fun piece of music by a Norwegian treasure that just had to be included in Troll Hunter. Enjoy!


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  1. Love this piece of music. I always enjoy it when it’s used well on TV or in film. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face Claire!

    1. You’re very welcome, Rodney!

      Fun fact: I’ve visited Grieg’s cabin in the grounds of Hotel Ullensvang in Norway. From what I remember it was packed full with paper!

  2. Awesome, I remember this being used for Alton Towers theme tune when we went as kids. It was in the adverts and they played it on the monorail on the way in to the park – talk about a frenzy!

    Looking forward to the Troll Hunter review too.

  3. You a brilliant. I’ve been looking for this for hours after hearing it on the Troller Hunter DVD menu.

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