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Hall of Valhalla, The (chamber)

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David Marlatt

David Marlatt


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


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00


Movements

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


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III doubles Flugelhorn)
B-flat Flugelhorn
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes

Narrator (optional)


Errata

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.

When a worthy person dies in battle, a Valkyrie comes and brings their soul to the Hall of Valhalla where they can live for all eternity. The journey to Valhalla is very subdued, but when the dead first see the gates of the mighty hall, their awe and amazement is indescribable. The hall is immeasurable in size and filled with so much luxury and wealth that no man could ever wish for anything again.

The Hall of Valhalla is the second 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


Commercial Discography

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Resources

  • Marlatt, D. (2018). The Hall of Valhalla: From The Hammer of Asgard [score]. Eighth Note Publications: [Markham, Ont.].
  • Perusal score