Polska Från Hälleforsnäs waltz

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Polska Från Hälleforsnäs appears in 1 other tune collection.

Polska Från Hälleforsnäs has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|g>f ed ec|cB/c/ dc BA/G/|E>A AB cd|ef/e/ de/f/ e2|
g>f ed ec|cB/c/ dc BA/G/|E>A AB cB|GA A4:|
E2 A2 B2|cB/c/ dc BA/G/|E>A AB cd|ef/e/ de/f/ e2|
E2 A2 B2|cB/c/ dc BA/G/|E>A AB cB|GA A4:|
2
X: 2
T: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
V:1
|:"C"g3/2f/ ed ec|"Am"cB/c/ dc "G"BA/G/|"Am"E3/2A/ AB cd|"C"ef/e/ "G"de/f/ "Am"e2|
"C"g3/2f/ ed ec|"Am"cB/c/ dc "G"BA/G/|"Am"E3/2A/ AB cB|"G"GA "Am"A4:|
|:"Am"E2 A2 "G"B2|"C"cB/c/ dc "G"BA/G/|"Am"E3/2A/ AB cd|"C"ef/e/ "G"de/f/ "C"e2|
"Am"E2 A2 "G"B2|"C"cB/c/ "G"dc BA/G/|"Am"E3/2A/ AB cB|"G"GA "Am"A4:|
V:2
|:e3/2d/ cB cE|AG/A/ BA GD|C3/2E/ EG AB|cd/c/ Bc/d/ cA|
E3/2G/ cB cE|AG/A/ BA GD|C3/2E/ ED ED|B,C [E4A,4]:|
|:C2 E2 GF|ED/E/ FE DC/B,/|A,3/2C/ CD EF|GA/c/ Bc/d/ c2|
A,C EC G,D|ED/E/ FE DC/B,/|A,3/2C/ CE AG|FE [A,4E4]:|
# Added by Bazza .

Eleven comments

Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

This tune is not a waltz but a Polska. A polska is a popular type of tune (dance) in Swedish traditional music.

Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

Hi Guy, we know it’s not a waltz - there’s quite a big clue in the title.
Since this site is concerned mainly with Irish music there isn’t a dedicated section for polskas so classifying under waltzes makes sense as the two tune types share the same time signature.

Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

Definitely a POLSKA not a waltz but such a beautiful tune with interesting modal harmonic structure deserves to be shared internationally (my opinion) so….why not a waltz?

Polska Från Hälleforsnäs, X:2

Swedish tunes are often set with an accompanying part. Here’s a two-part arrangement of this polska, which is a very well-known tune in the UK nyckelharpa-playing community. (The melody is the first four lines, and the accompaniment follow. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to lay them out as parallel staves. If someone can oblige . . . )

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Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

Quadriga Consort have also recorded this.

Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

If enough of us request to have a polska category could we get one? I know the site is dedicated to Irish music - but slängpolskas and polskas really aren’t waltzes. If they’re allowed on an Irish site at all - then at least could we have this polska category?

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Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

It’s a question of whether people are really bothered - I’m not. There are other tunes in 3/4, like retreats, which are not waltzes either. There are also lots of 3/4 airs (Jerry Holland never thought of My Cape Breton Home as a waltz).

If I look up a tune on thesession.org I’m not doing so to find out what sort of tune it is and I find it hard to believe anyone else does so either.

Re: Polska Från Hälleforsnäs

How many Irish polskas have you heard ?

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