The Röst-Pe waltz

Also known as Röst-Pe Vals’n, Vals Efter John Persson, Vals Efter Per Röst, Vals Efter Per Viktor Röst, Vals Från Kall, Efter John Persson.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Röst-Pe has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Röst-Pe
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 c2|d3 d d2|d2 c2 B2|g6|d6|
e3 e e2|e2 f2 g2|d3 c BA|G6|
A3 A A2|A2 B2 c2|e6|d5|
c2 (cB) A2|B2 (BA) G2|(FA) d2 F2|[1G2:|[2G6|
|:A2 (FA) c2|B2 (GB) d2|e2 (ce) g2|f2 (df) a2|
a2 (ef) g2|f2 (ed) (fa)|(ag) (e^c) (ec)|[1d6:|[2d2|]

Five comments

Röst-Pe Vals’n

A tune from Jämtland, Sweden, from the playing of Per Viktor Röst or Röst-Pe (1902-1952), of Kall in Offerdal.
Pretty well known in those parts, I got it from "The Scandinavian Band", who formed for a tour of Scotland (and probably other places) in the 1980s. The band had Swedes, Danes, a Glaswegian and Richard Robinson of Middle Earth as members.
The tune appears on Spælimenninir’s (formerly "Spælimenninir í Hoydølum") CD "Flóð og Fjøra".

Repeat the first part to finish. You can play the parts once or twice or a combination. Laid back tune.

the Rost-Pe Vals

A Swedish friend, a fiddler, taught me this tune almost 30 years ago. He called it Vals from Kall.

Rost Pe

The version notated here seems to be missing a measure. It would be the second full measure: D-C-B, and then jumping up to the G in the next measure. And my Swedish friend put several grace notes in it.

Alternate setting

Brenda, could you post the setting that you learned? It would be nice to compare the two.

Oops! Well spotted. I’ll correct it.

"He called it Vals from Kall"

Apt name. It came from the playing of a man from Kall. Per Röst recorded it and apparently got it from a "John Persson", who seems to have been from Kall as well, so it went on the label as "Vals från Kall, efter John Persson". I’ll add that name.

" And my Swedish friend put several grace notes in it."

As I would too. This is a basic setting.