Composed by Edvard Grieg in 1875, music from Peer Gynt was originally incidental music for Henrik Ibsen’s five-act play. The beautiful “Solveig’s Song” is from the second orchestral suite later extracted by Grieg. Johnnie’s tender setting opens with a lyric theme scored for the trumpet section. A brief andante section features the woodwinds before returning to the opening melody this time richly scored for full band. A beautiful work for teaching lyric style playing.