Vidarvalsen waltz

Also known as The Norwegian, Vals, Vidar Skrede’s Vals, Vidarvalsen.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Vidarvalsen has been added to 2 tune sets.

Vidarvalsen has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Vidarvalsen
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 B2 d2|D2 B2 d2|cB Ac eg|gf ed cA|
D2 B2 d2|D2 B2 d2|cB AD FA|1G6:|2G3 ABc||
|:d2 ba g2|f4 f2|g4 a2|c4 cB|
A2 AG AB|c2 cA ce|f2 fe df|ge cd ef|
d2 ba g2|f4 f2|g4 a2|c4 cB|
A2 AG AB|c3 DFA|G2 AG AB|1G3 ABc:|2G6||
X: 2
T: Vidarvalsen
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 G,/ z/ B d2|D2 G,/ z/ B d2|cB Ac eg|gf ed cA|
D2 G,/ z/ B d2|D2 G,/ z/ B d2|cB AD FA|1G6:|2G3 ABc||
X: 3
T: Vidarvalsen
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 BD d2|D2 BD d2|cB Ac eg | {a}gf ge d2|
| D2 BD d2 | D2 BD d2 | cB AD F2 |1 G3 G{A} GE :|2 G3 G{A} GA |
|: B2 ba g2 | f3 {g}f ef | g4 {g}a2 | c4 cB |
| A2 AG AB | c2 cA ce | g2 {a}ge ce | d2 dc BA |
| B2 ba g2 | f3 {g}f ef | g4 {g}a2 | c4 cB |
| A2 AG AB | c3 D F2 | G2 AG AB |1 G3 G{A} GA :|2 G4 z2 |
P: Last Time B Part
| B2 ba g2 | f3 {g}f ef | g4 {g}a2 | c4 cB |
| A2 AG AB | c2 cA ce | g2 {a}ge ce | ag fe dc |
| AB ba g2 | f3 {g}f ef | g4 {g}a2 | c4 cB |
| A2 AG AB | c3 D F2 | G2 AG AB | G4 z2 |
X: 4
T: Vidarvalsen
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 B2 d2|D2 B2 d2|cB Ac eg|gf ge dB|
D2 B2 d2|D2 B2 d2|cB AD FA|1G6:|2G3 ABc||
|:d2 ba g2|f4 f2|g4 a2|c4 cB|
A2 AG AB|c2 cA ce|g2 ge ce|fe dc Bc|
d2 ba g2|f4 f2|g4 a2|c4 cB|
A2 AG AB|c3 DFA|G2 AG AB|1G3 ABc:|2G6||

Twelve comments

Source: Blazin’ Fiddles

I don’t know anything else about this tune.

Vidars Vals

This is written by Vidar Skrede (https://thesession.org/members/17398), and is usually just called Vidarvalsen when we play it in sessions or at parties around Oslo. One of the finer waltzes I’ve heard.

My tune

Hi, thanks for uploading my tune, it’s a nice version of it.

However I would appreciate if I get credited for this tune since it’s one of my compositions.

It has no name, so I just call it Vals (waltz in Norwegian), but if anybody has a name for it or an suggestion I would be very interested to know.

You can find the original version recorded by one of my bands "Geitungen" on the album "Bra Kast!". You can listen to it at the band’s website: www.geitungen.no or my website: www.vidarskrede.no
and you can buy the track at itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/vals/id297299552
or at gogoyoko: http://www.gogoyoko.com/#/album/Bra_Kast
- track 3

When I get time I will upload the sheets for it for those who are interested in the original version.

Anyway it’s lovely to see one of your own tunes getting spread out there cross borders.

Thanks.

Vidar Skrede

Just finished listening to the song Vidar’s site.

Fantastic. I will be purchasing this tune from itunes. Thank you for sharing it. the version here seems to be missing something in the first few measures. I would love to see the original sheet music if you still plan on posting it.
Thanks

Missing something? The 4th measure is slightly different yes, but I don’t see how it is "missing something".

Either way, one of the best waltzes I’ve ever played.

Maybe missing something was not the way to put it.

listening to the recording, it almost sounds like there is a grace note or something in measure 1, 2, 5, and 6. maybe my ears are playing tricks on me but it sounds like i am hearing 4 notes in those measures. it is definitely a very moving piece.

Something like this for the first two lines.

D2 G,/ z/ B d2|D2 G,/ z/ B d2|cB Ac eg|gf ed cA|
D2 G,/ z/ B d2|D2 G,/ z/ B d2|cB AD FA|1G6:|2G3 ABc||

Measures 7 & 8 of B part

Measures 7 & 8 of the B part are markedly different than the way Vidar plays the tune…which by the way is much nicer IMHO. As mentioned, 4th measure of A part is little different with ending on d, but no worries. I also like the variation of ending Vidar puts on his version (i.e. not shown in this version).

Perhaps you could share your version? It’d be interesting to see.

Transposed from Vidar’s website

This is pretty close to what is recorded I believe. There is a slight variation in measures 8 & 9 the last time through the piece.

Norwegian, X:4

How I play it has changed a little in 4 years!

Re: Vidarvalsen

Thank you, fidlfad - excellent transcription