Welcome to the 2nd instalment of our look at famous classical pieces that are (almost) better known for their use in Tv or Films.
Q: What do I need to know about this piece?
A: Morning Mood is taken from Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite I, Opus 46”. Peer Gynt is a play by Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen, with music composed by Edvard Grieg. The music contained in the play was so powerful, it soon took on a life of its own and Grieg selected eight pieces of the incidental score to form two separate Suites: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Opus 46), and Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 (Opus 55).
Q: Are other pieces from the Peer Gynt Suite well known?
A: Yes, in fact almost all of them are known individually, the 2nd most well-known piece is probably In The Hall Of The Mountain King, which has also been used in many movies and commercials.
Q: Ok, is there anything else that Grieg wrote that I may know (or should know)?
A: Mainly his Piano Concerto in A minor.
Q: Ok, so which ads has this been used in?
A: Too many to mention. The music depicts the rising of the sun so well, it is used pretty much everywhere. Here is the orchestral version of the piece: