Griffenfeld reel

Also known as Griffenfeldt, Griffenfelt, Schottis Av Ånon Egelund.

Griffenfeld has been added to 2 tune sets.

Griffenfeld has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Griffenfeld
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: ABcd e2 ge | feec AB~BA |~B2 G2 G2 Bd | c2 A2 A2 E2|
ABcd e2 ge | feec AB~BA |~B2 G2 G2 Bd |1 c2 A2 A2 E2:|2 c2 A2 AB~BA ||
|: a4 a2 ba | g2 e2 e3 f| edcB cdfa | ^g2 e2 ef~fe |
a2 aa a2 ba| (3gag (3fgf e3 f | edcA cBAG | A4 A4 :|
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2
X: 2
T: Griffenfeld
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: ABcd e2 ge | feec ~A3c |B2 G2 G2 Bd | c2 A2 A2 E2|
ABcd eege | feec ~A3c |B2 G2 G2 Bd |1 c2 A2 A2 E2:|2 c2A2 ageg ||
|: a4 a2 ba | ga fa e3 f| edcB cdfa | ^g2 e2 effe |
a4 a2 ba | ga fa e3 f| edcB cABG | GAA2 AGE2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Griffenfeld
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A,2 |:"D"D3/2E/ F/G3/2 A3/2A/ c/A3/2 |"G"B3/2A/ "D"A/F3/2 D2 DF |"C"E2 C2 C2 EG |"D"F2 D2 D3 A, |
"D"D3/2E/ F/G3/2 "Am"A3/2A/ c/A3/2 |"G"B3/2A/ "D"A/F3/2 D2 DF |"C"E2 C2 C2 EG ||1 "D"F2 D2 D2 A,2 :|2 "D"F2 D2 D2 A2 ||
|:"D"d2 d2 d2 ed |"Am"c2 A2 A3 B |"D"AGFE FGAd |"A"^c2 A2 A3 A |
"D"d2 d2 d2 ed |"Am"c2 A2 A3 B |"D"AGFE "C"FEDC ||1 "D"D4 D2 A2 :|2 "D"D4 D2 |]
# Added by Bazza .

Nine comments

Griffenfeldt

Norwegian I believe.

Griffenfeldt

I’m researching Griffenfeldt right now for a new book of harp arrangements. Griffenfeldt is definitely a ‘reinlendar’, which is called schottische or schottis in other Scandinavian countries. There are many versions that I have found, some only a note or two different and one having an entire C part added on. I love this tune, and I love the video of Griffenfeldt being performed ‘in the Irish style’.

It certainly has the structure of a reinlender, though it would be played with a little more ‘swing’ or ‘bounce’.
It has similarities to a Hedmark reinlender "kom til meg om kvællen/kvelden/kvelln/kveillen, etc (ah those dialects!)" in places. Vidar Skrede plays it, and he is a member here, so perhaps you could ask him via PM.

https://thesession.org/members/17398

Griffenfeld, X:3

This is the tune as I came across it under the title ‘Schottis av Ånon Egelund’. I understood it was Swedish, but could be wrong. I think I had it from material that was circulating around the UK nyckelharpa community - possibly the Edinburgh crowd. Slightly different phrasing from X:1 & 2, but couldn’t say whether it accurately represents how it’s played in Scandinavia.

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