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Folk Music in Sweden Series
Unique recordings of Swedish folk music which present the country's musical heritage in all its breadth and richness. This series is of high value both the those with a professional interest as well as listeners just searching for the roots of the Swedish folk movement. English notes are included. See a listing of the entire series

Volume 14
Vall--trall and Lapp-Nils låter / Folk Tunes frn Jämtland

Performers: Näsström, Erik Axel / Löfström, Nestor / Mårtensson, Anders / Falk, Olle / Röst, Per Viktor

The memory of the legendary player, Lapp-Nils, Nils Jonsson (1804-1870), was still very much alive in the province of Jämtland at the beginning of the fifties. This Matts Arnberg realised when he undertook a fourteen-day recording expedition in Jämtland for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation in 1951. In this selection of 47 tunes, eight of the most outstanding players are heard: two diddlers, one clarinetist and five fiddlers, namely Erik Axel Näsström, Alanäs and Måns Olsson, Mattmar, Eric Nilsson, Mattmar, and the fiddlers Nestor Löfström and Anders Mårtensson, Ström, Olle Falk and Per Viktor Röst from Offerdal, and Bengt Bixo , Mörsil. The melodies have been written down and collected in many different variants, both in Jämtland and outside the province, and also on the Norwegian side of the border. Some of the polskas and marches go back to the earlier eighteenth century. The style of its tone language is confident and a strong awarness of tradition is here given expression.

Track Listings
1 Gamla Jämtlands brudmarschen efter Gammel Ol Zackrisa
2 Gammel Ol Zackrisapolsken
3 Polska efter Gammel Ol Zackrisa
4 Polska efter Äng-Andreas
5 Polska efter Äng-Andreas
6 Brudmarsch
7 Brudmarsch
8 Kvarnbäcken, jämthambo efter Äng-Andreas
9 Knyppel-Stinalåten, hyfs efter Äng-Andreas
10 Vals från Ångermanland efter Petter i Reina från Revsund
11 Polska efter Stor-Jonas
12 Polska efter Lapp-Nils
13 Polska efter Lapp-Nils
14 Polska efter Lapp-Nils
15 Vals efter Lapp-Nils
16 Svålulåten, Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa Hammarberg
17 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
18 Butauslåten, Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
19 Lapp-Nilsvals efter Ol Persa
20 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
21 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
22 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
23 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
24 Polska efter Munter-Johan
25 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
26 Lapp-Nilspolska
27 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa
28 Vals från Kall efter John Persson
29 Svansången, brudmarsch efter Ol Persa
30 Lapp-Nilspolska efter Ol Persa

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