On "Farmors Brudpolska" -
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
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?
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.
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