Olga’s waltz

Also known as Olga, The Princess.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Olga's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Olga's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: FE |D2 G3 A | B4 c2 | B6 | A6 | D2 F3 G | A4 B2 | A6 | G4- GF |
G2 B3 c | d4 e2 | d6 | c6 | B2 D2 B2 | B4 A2 | G6- | G4 :|
d^c |c2 E3 G | d4 c2 | B2 D3 G | c4 B2 | A2 C3 E | B4 A2 | GA BF GE | D2 d3 ^c |
c2 E2 G2 | d4 c2 | B2 D2 G2 | c4 B2 | A2 C2 E2 | B4 A2 | G/A/G FG Bd | g4 f2 ||
fe ^de fe | A2 B2 c2 | ed ^cd ed | G2 A2 B2 | dc Bc dc | F2 d3 c | ^A4 B2 | G2 B2 d2 |
fe ^de fe | A2 B2 c2 | ed ^cd ed | G2 A2 B2 | dc Bc AF | fe dc BA | G/A/G B2 d2 | g4 |]
2
X: 2
T: Olga's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: c2 B2 |A2 d2 e2 | f4 g2 | f4 c2 | e4 cB | A2 Bc d2 | e4 f2 | e3 f e2 | d2 c2 B2 |
A2 d2 f2 | a4 b2 | a3 b af | g4 g2 | f2 A2 d2 | f4 e2 | d6- | d2 :|
|: f2 g2 |a2 d2 f2 | a3 b af | g2 B2 d2 | g4 gf | e2 A2 d2 | f4 e2 | d2 dc df | A3 a ab |
a2 d2 f2 | a4 af | g2 B2 d2 | g4 f2 | e2 A2 d2 | f4 e2 | d4 [c2d2] | d2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Olga's
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: cB |A2 d3 e | f4 g2 | f6 | e6 | A2 c3 d | e4 f2 | e4 c2 | d4- dc |
d2 f3 g | a4 b2 | a4 B2 | g6 | f2 A3 d | f4 e2 | d6- | d4 :|
a^g |g2 B3 d | a4 g2 | f2 A3 d | g4 f2 | e2 G3 B | f4 e2 | de fc dB | A2 a3 ^g |
g2 B2 d2 | a4 g/a/g | f2 A2 d2 | g4- gf | e2 G2 B2 | f4 e2 | d/e/d cd fd | d'4 c'2 ||
c'b ^ab c'b | e2 f2 g2 | ba ^ga ba | d/e/d e2 f2 | ag fg ag | c2 a3 g | ^e4 f2 | d2 f2 a2 |
c'b ^ab c'b | e2 f/g/f g2 | ba ^ga ba | d2 e2 f2 | ag fg ec | c'b ag fe | d/e/d f2 a2 | d'4 |]

Five comments

"Olga’s Waltz"

Another fun waltz to play and dance to… πŸ™‚

I’m not sure if there is a ‘composer’ for this one, but have a niggle in the back of my head that there is? 😏

X: 2 "Olga’s Waltz"

This transcription is from the whistle of one Robert/Robbie MacGowran, from his latest recording, "The Irish Way", in an odd mix of 3/4 tunes as the 3rd of 3 making up track 3… It includes some of his light variations as they drop in during repeats.

"Robbie MacGowran: The Irish Way"
https://thesession.org/recordings/4572

On he recording, not asking or checking, he’d just named it after the fellow musician he’d learned it from, calling it "Little’s"…

"Olga’s Waltz" ~ the ‘notes’

S: "The Kilfenora Ceili Band: Set On Stone"
N: Olga’s Waltz was obtained from Phil McMahon (Fintan’s and Aidan’s mother) who found it in an old music book at home.

? 😏 ? ~ Fintan’s (McMahon - piano) & Aidan’s (McMahon - fiddle) mother!?

I’d love to see the original transcription, and have more information on the source publication. I’ll keep looking. πŸ˜‰

"Olga" or "The Princess Waltz" ~ C: Louis Antoine Jullien (1812-1860)

Further by the graces and considerations of Weejie - 8/2/2014

Feeling ill and miserable and lazy, with a repeatedly misfiring memory and a pronounced clumsiness ~ I sent out requests for help with regards to my muddled mental facalties and a want to make connections with respect to the provenance of this waltz ~ sent to two respected ‘dears’ who are members here ~ Weejie & Nigel Gatherer. That was very early this morning, between 1 & 2 a.m.? And, I’ve already had two positive responses from Weejie, one right after the other:

"The tune is (not quite as written) from the French composer Louis Antoine Jullien (1812-1860).
It was dedicated to Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (the one who lived from 1822-1892).
It was titled "Olga, or the Princess Waltz".

There are copies of the original composition online, also an arrangement by "P Y Densari" in the Library of Congress archive. It was originally written in F Major."
~ & ~
"Apparently, it is in the "Munster Pipers" manuscripts - perhaps in Book " of the ITMA publication (listed as Vol. 4 no. 130 - "The Olga Waltz"), and attributed to the Densari arrangement."
~ Weejie - 8/2/2014

Go raibh mile ma’agat / Diolch yn fawr iawn / Much thanks & much appreciated ~ ‘c’