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Battle with the Frost Giant (chamber)

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David Marlatt

David Marlatt

This work is the third movement of the composer's suite The Hammer of Asgard

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00


1. Thor and Loki – 3:45
2. The Hall of Valhalla – 4:00
3. Battle with the Frost Giants – 4:14


Full Score
B-flat Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Flugelhorn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Congas
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Vibraslap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Asgard, the Norse kingdom of the gods. Floating high in the sky and connected to the world of humanity by the rainbow bridge Bifrost. It is here that Odin, king of the gods, sits on his throne, overseeing various creatures ranging from giants to dwarfs, from Valkyries to humans.

The rebellious Loki ventures to the realm of the Frost Giants gathering an army to face his half-brother, Thor. The giants agree to fight with him against the gods, and the begin to march towards Asgard. The gods prepare themselves for the battle of their lives and meet Loki and the giants as they are approaching their beloved Asgard.

The Battle with the Frost Giants is the third movement to the three-part suite The Hammer of Asgard, an original soundtrack style composition for brass and percussion. Using Norse mythology as the theme, The Hammer of Asgard introduces and explores the gods and other characters that make up these famous stories. Wailing Hollywood horns, brilliant trumpets, energetic percussion writing and powerful low brass parts make this fun to play for all and a wild adventure for audiences.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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  • Marlatt, D. (2018). The Battle with the Frost Giants: From The Hammer of Asgard [score]. Eighth Note Publications: [Markham, Ont.].
  • Perusal score