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Collection London Fiddle Convention, 2020

  1. Polska efter Kings Selma Olofsdotter
  2. Polska efter Lars i Kontere

There's something wonderful about a tune with an empty first beat! I've written the tune as I analyse the rhythm, but you should listen to these versions to make your own mind up, especially if you're not familiar with polskas:
...the last of which has some different notes, altering the mood slightly and emphasising the sun-coming-out-from-behind-the-clouds feeling of the second part. And listen to the way the harmony varies under the repeated phrase in the first part. These three versions together make a fascinating comparison!

Trad arr. © 2020 Ben Paley

Trad arr. © 2019 Ben Paley

Generating the image

Generating the image


  • Hedningarna, '"Kaksi!", 1991


  • Bengt Lindroth, Bo i Ransätt, Erik Gustavsson and Rune Åsell, "Spelmanslåtar från Värmland", 1975
  • Ben Paley, "Homunculus Mellitus", 2019

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