Scandinavian Old Time Music Book 3
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This is the third book with old time Scandinavian dance tunes, like waltzes, schottisches and polkas, also includes hambo, mazurka, fiddle tunes, Holiday songs and Novelty songs, plus a few songs arranged for piano and vocals. They are collected and edited by LeRoy Larson, and appear in the book as they are recorded with the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble. Larson was introduced to Scandinavian folk dance music at an early age in his home. LeRoy Larson has a Ph.D. in musicology and ethnomusicology. The tunes have melody and chords. Referals to recordings.
The 3rd collection includes: Brudvalsen (The Bride's Waltz by Pinnet), Ud Efter Øl (Danish drinking song with Danish lyrics, waltz), Algot och Beda (Swedish hambo), Kväsarvalsen (Swedish waltz), Kan Du Glemme Gamle Norge? ("Can You Forget Old Norway?"), Jeg er så glad hver Julekveld ("I am so Glad Each Christmas Night" with Norwegian lyrics), Nidelven (waltz with Norwegian lyrics - Nidelven is a river in Norway, both the river and the popular tune are called Nidälven in Swedish), Nu är det Jul igen ("Now it is Christmas again" traditional Swedish song). Among the arrangements for vocal/piano is Ack, Värmeland, du sköna ("Beautful Värmland"). Also included in this collection are three popular LeRoy Larson originals for piano and vocals with chords. They are "I'll be Home for Lefse" (waltz), "It's Holiday Time" (waltz), and "It's Yust Vun Av Dose Tings".