Sheet Music: Aase's Death

TitleAase's Death
from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Alternate titlesÅses død
The Death of Åse
Opus numberOp. 46
ComposerEdvard Grieg (1843–1907)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
RangeB3–E6
Time signature4/4
Tempo50 BPM
Performance time3:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-09-04
Last updated2011-09-04
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Sunday 4 September 2011

Tune of the Day: The Death of Aase

from Edvard Grieg's “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1”

This intensely emotional lament constitutes the second movement of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. As Phil, who suggested the piece, pointed out, this is a great tune for developing expression.

Like many other numbers from Grieg's Peer Gynt, this piece is frequently heard in popular culture. For instance, it is played in The Simpsons episode “Coming to Homerica”, in which Norwegian workers are forced to leave their poverty-stricken town and emigrate to Springfield. A fast version of the tune was even used as a background music in the popular 1995 video game Descent.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Morning Mood Flute & Piano
3.Anitra's Dance Flute & Piano
4.In the Hall of the Mountain King Flute solo