In the Hall of the Mountain King – Line Rider

Doodle Chaos perfectly sketched a special version of line rider by hand, and perfectly synchronised it to Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’. Check out how this line rider matches the chaos of the piece, and check out those dynamics! See how many music markings (tempos, articulations, dynamics) you can find.

Edvard Grieg composed ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ for the Norwegian play Peer Gynt in the late 19th century. Written by the playwright Henrik Ibsen, the play sees the main character Peer Gynt attempt to enter a grand hall in which Dovregubben, the troll Mountain King lives. Grieg wanted his composition to mirror the chaos of the scene, as the Mountain King attempts to kill Peer Gynt.

150 years later someone set his orchestral masterpiece to the computer game Line Rider. In the Hall of the Mountain King is, even more exciting with the help of this very awesome visual aid. For more of Doodle Chaos’ videos, visit his YouTube channel.

This music is part of the Peer Gynt suite that you can watch here. There are 5 acts, but I like the above section the most. Ibsen asked Edvard Grieg to compose incidental music for the play. Grieg composed a score that’s about 90 minutes long. Grieg extracted two suites of four pieces each from the incidental music (Opus 46 and Opus 55). These are also known as the “Peer Gynt” suites. He omitted the vocal part that was originally in the first suite.

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