Music sourced or created by by Jon-Erik Hall [1877-1948], Olof Nordblad [1810-1854], Olof Jonsson [1816-1899]. Manne Olsson [1883-1968], Johnny Schönning [1894-1966], Snickar-Erik Olsson [1824-1905], Eil Lindvall [1870-1952] and Carl Sved [1843-1921].

Catalogue Number: 12W066

Label: Caprice

Reference: CAP 21930

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: All over Sweden, a significant portion of the popular instrumental repertoire has its roots in the dance music of 18th century Europe. In Hälsingland, however, this musical idiom has been preserved in a distinctive way. Although all the melodies in this album were collected from the playing of 19th century violinists, the way in which these melodies are composed looks back to the century before that. The long, asymmetrical phrases and dazzling passages that draw upon rich and meaningful bass progressions are all staples of the so called “galant style”. The settings in this program aim to highlight this inimitable quality by applying some of the compositional techniques that were used in the 18th century. While these dance melodies have been documented unaccompanied, their narrative harmonic content makes it possible to imagine an accompanying bass line. Lynx Ensemble (Violin, nyckelharpa, recorders, harpsichord and baroque cello).


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