The BBC’s 'Ten Pieces' initiative aims to present the wonders and joys of classical music to primary school-aged children. Over the period of one school year, ten essential pieces will be brought to life through videos, activities and performances of the pieces themselves.


We are joining in the fun with our special series that introduces each of the ‘Ten Pieces' in the magazine.

Part 4, in our February issue, presents Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ from the Peer Gynt Suite. Click on the button below to download our children’s guide and fun ‘Things to do!’ worksheet.

Five great Grieg facts!

• Grieg was Norwegian, but his family was originally Scottish

• He composed in a shed at the end of his garden, overlooking the sea

• As a wedding anniversary gift, his friends secretly hid a piano in his house

• Grieg wrote about big monsters, but he himself was very little

• In 1974, the Wombles sang his music in ‘Hall of the Mountain Womble’!

Visit the Ten Pieces website now to see the Ten Pieces repertoire list, download mp3s of the pieces, print out easy arrangements of each of the pieces and more!


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