On "Farmors Brudpolska" - (2018)   

for piano


 

The melody is traditional, this dance tune from Älvdalen in Dalarna County of central Sweden. "Granny's Bridal Polska" is in a 3/4 meter, with most of the first two quarters in a measure as a quarter triplet (spelled here also as an eighth note sextuplete), giving the unusual lilt to the tune.

 

Often played as a fiddle tune, sometimes a keyed fiddle called a Nyckelharpa, and often in small ensembles, it is a lively dance. And how might a bride, who one day become a grandmother, have danced to a traditional tune?

 

The tonality is introduced and then at measure eleven, the fiddle tune in this version is stated in its "a" sequence, with a "b" sequence coming later.

 

 

Then follows a fugue of sorts, based on the "a" phrase of the melody, with episodes still highlighting the unusual musical scansion.

 

 

5 pages, circa 4' 45" - an MP3 demo is here: 

 

The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.

 

On "Farmors Brudpolska"