Grade 2.5

Duration: 6:59

This show is a dramatic musical tale of Beowulf, the hero of Norse legend!  There is an opening fanfare presenting “The Great Hall of Heorot” followed by an exciting opener on the main Beowulf theme.  However, the feast and celebration is interrupted by an attack by “Grendel!” featuring dark themes and percussion interludes.  "Coronation, from Warrior to King” represents Beowulf’s plight, and is a stately march based on “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by the great Norwegian composer Edward Grieg.  Next, is a dynamic final battle to the death with the “Dragon".  This is followed by the “Funeral Pyre of Beowulf”, a mournful variation on the “Mountain King” theme.  The show concludes with a reprise of some earlier themes and a celebration of the life of Beowulf.  This show is packed with drama and action!