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All the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order

Funny how many tunes are that way.

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A couple of polkas, the second is well known but this is a slightly different version to the one I've heard in the past. The first tune is new to me but well worth a go.

 

X:14
T:Huhtikuun polkka
T:April's Polka
M:2/4
L:1/16
R:polka
C:Otto Hotakainen
A:Finland
B:Otto Hotaisen Nuottikirja (Otto Hotakainen's Tunebook)
N:by permission of Finnish Folkmusic Institute
K:Am
"Am"VE2(CE) AAEA|AcAc eece|(agf)(e fed)(c|"E"dcB)(AB4)|\
V(~E2^D)(E .^G2)EG|(~B2^G)(B .d2)Bd\
|"Dm"~(f2.e2) "E"(edc)(B|"Am"dB)A^G A4|\
V(E2C)UE AAEA|(Ac)(Ac) eece|\
"A"(agf)(e agf)(e|"Dm"gf).f2 (f3e|fed)(e fed)(B|"Am"cBA(^G|\
"E"E2^G)B (BdcB)| "Am"(cB.A2)A4:|
|:"C"VG2(GF ECEG) | (c>dc)(B c2e2) |\
(g2e)(g age)(g | "F"~g2f)(e "Dm"f4) |"G"(BcBA) GGG2 |
(BcBA) GGG2 | (bag)a (bag)(f | "C"~e2.d2)c4 |\
VG2(GF ECEG) | (cdc)(B c2e2) |
(g2e)(g age)(g | "F"~g2f)(e"Dm"f4) |\
"G".f2G2 (f2gf | "C"edc)(d ed)c2 | "G"(G2B)(d BdB)(d |"C" .c2)B2c4:|]

X:16
T:Nurmisen's Polka
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=130
C:Trad.
S:Folkmusic from South-Karelia
K:CMajor
|:G2E2 >c3d| c2B2 B4|d^cde (3 f-g-f d2|cBcd e2c2|G2E2 >c3d|c2B2 B4|\
d^cde (3 f-g-f d2|c2e2c2 z2:||:(3g-a-ge2 (3e-f-e c2|(3e-f-ed2 dcBA|\
G2B2 d2f2|a2g2 gfef|(3g-a-ge2 (3e-f-e c2|(3e-f-ed2 dcBA|G2B2 d2de|\
d2c2c2z2:||:C2E2 GGGG|F2A2 AAAA| G2B2 dddd|c2e2 eeee| C2E2 GGGG|\
F2A2 AAAA|G2B2 ddde| d2c2 c4:|

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Cool tunes Peter. Got any more of the Finnish stuff?? Or any good sources of that stuff?

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This is the largest abc file you are ever likely to encounter, the tunes came from here. So far I've only scratched the surface but there are some great tunes but be warned that there are anomalies and strange line breaks that need tidying up.

Big.abc This file is in fact HUGE! A text file of nearly 6Mb


Dick Atlee's Dance Tunes.abc A few Scandinavian tunes are in this interesting collection.


Finnish and Eastern European Tunes.abc Here are a few tunes I found by googling "Finnish tunes in abc notation"

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T:Huhtikuun polkka

 

Nice! Any idea what all the V and U notations are meant to be - direction marks on the fiddle bow (which should therefore be lower-case)?

 

I know it's not your transcription, but that's my guess & as such they sort-of make sense to my very limited understanding of what Them There Fiddlers get up to ...

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This is the largest abc file you are ever likely to encounter, the tunes came from here. So far I've only scratched the surface but there are some great tunes but be warned that there are anomalies and strange line breaks that need tidying up.

 

Big.abc This file is in fact HUGE! A text file of nearly 6Mb

 

 

Dick Atlee's Dance Tunes.abc A few Scandinavian tunes are in this interesting collection.

 

 

Finnish and Eastern European Tunes.abc Here are a few tunes I found by googling "Finnish tunes in abc notation"

 

Thanks Pete. Check your mail.

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T:Huhtikuun polkka

 

Nice! Any idea what all the V and U notations are meant to be - direction marks on the fiddle bow (which should therefore be lower-case)?

 

I know it's not your transcription, but that's my guess & as such they sort-of make sense to my very limited understanding of what Them There Fiddlers get up to ...

 

I hadn't spotted them to be honest Steve. I may change all of the the Vs and Us to lower case and run it past my wife who plays violin (note - very much not a fiddle player!). She may deign to play it all in first position to see if the bow marks make sense. ;)

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Check your mail.

 

 

Did that, there's some rare stuff in there and once again it requires more than a little editing to make any sense of it but some lovely music lurks within! Thanks for the tunes Chuck. You should be aware by the way that in addition to the American usage of Chuck being short for Charles, in northern England chuck is a quite familiar term of endearment, familiar enough in fact to be considered quite racy! :huh:

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"Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck" gave me fits in school...... Thanks Will S.

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I'd forgotten about this young lady Chuck, you were asking about Finnish music, try this.

Nice tune. I must admit I spent most of it worrying about whether the young woman might pinch herself and wondering where the neckline ended.

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Nurmisen's Polka from above in rather less discombobulated ABC:

X:16
T:Nurmisen's Polka
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=130
C:Trad.
S:Folkmusic from South-Karelia
K:C
   G2E2      c3d   |   c2B2   B4  |d^cde (3(fgf)d2|cBcd e2c2 |
   G2E2      c3d   |   c2B2   B4  |d^cde (3(fgf)d2|c2e2 c2z2:|
(3(gag)e2 (3(efe)c2|(3(efe)d2 dcBA|G2B2     d2f2  |a2g2 gfef |
(3(gag)e2 (3(efe)c2|(3(efe)d2 dcBA|G2B2     d2de  |d2c2 c2z2:|
   C2E2      GGGG  |   F2A2   AAAA|G2B2     dddd  |c2e2 eeee |
   C2E2      GGGG  |   F2A2   AAAA|G2B2     ddde  |d2c2 c4  :|

Bar 14 of "Huhtikuun polkka" is half as long as it should be (something I only spotted when trying to format it clearly). Anybody got the other half?

Edited by Jack Campin

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I think this may be it - from a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__CEmqCUXro :

X:14
T:Huhtikuun polkka
T:April's Polka
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=150
C:Otto Hotakainen
A:Finland
B:Otto Hotaisen Nuottikirja (Otto Hotakainen's Tunebook)
N:by permission of Finnish Folkmusic Institute
K:AMin
"Am"E2(CE)    AAEA  |    AcAc     eece  |     (agf)(e     fed)(c|"E" dcB)(A  B4)|
  (~E2^D)(E .^G2)EG |  (~B2^G)(B .d2)Bd |"Dm"~(f2.e2) "E"(edc)(B|"Am"dB)A^G  A4 |
   (E2C)E     AAEA  |   (Ac)(Ac)  eece  |"A"  (agf)(e     agf)(e|"Dm"gf).f2 (f3e|
    fed)(e    fed)(B|"Am"cBA)B    cBA(^G|"E"   E2^G)B    (BdcB) |"Am"(cB.A2) A4:|
%
"C" G2(GF ECEG)|  (c>dc)(B c2e2)|    (g2e)(g age)(g|"F"~g2f)(e "Dm"f4)|
"G"(BcBA) GGG2 |  (BcBA)   GGG2 |    (bag)a (bag)(f|"C"~e2.d2)     c4 |
    G2(GF ECEG)|  (cdc)(B  c2e2)|    (g2e)(g age)(g|"F"~g2f)(e "Dm"f4)|
"G".f2G2 (f2gf |"C"edc)(d  ed)c2| "G"(G2B)(d BdB)(d|"C".c2)B2      c4:|

It whizzes past a bit too fast to be sure of every note though.

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Very nice Jack, I will give it a try ASAP, so thank you very much for the effort!

 

Best wishes - Wolf

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Great tune!

 

X:1
T:Madeleine's Wals
C:Wim Poesen
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:G
"G"d3c Bd|"Em"G4 g2|"D"f2 fg ab|"G"g2 "C"e4|
"G"d3c Bd|"Em"G2 GA BG|"Am"c2 cB cd|"D"A6|
"G"d3c Bd|"Em"G4 g2|"D"f2 fg ab|"G"g2 "C"e4|
"G"d3c Bd|"Em"G3 AB G|"D7"c3 B cd|1"G"G6:|2"G"G3 d ga|
|:"G"bd ga bg|"D"ad fg af|"C"ge cd eg|"G"d4 cB|
"C"cd ef gd|"G/B"Bc df gd|"Am"AB cd ed|"D"fd gd ad|
"G"bd ga bg|"D"ad fg af|"C"ge cd eg|"G"d4 cB|
"C" cd ef gd|"G/B"Bc df gd|"C"A2 AB "D"cd|1"G"G3 d ga:|2"G"G6|]

 

Midi file is here.

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I don't think I've posted any part playing pieces in this thread before but here's a lovely old tune that goes a bit faster in this arrangement than it would normally be heard when played for church music. I think it's a good stand alone tune.

 

X:1
T:St. Clement
T:Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended, The
C:John Ellerton (1870) / Clement C Scolefield (1874)
M:3/4
L:1/4
V:1 nm=Treble-1 sname=T1
V:2 nm=Treble-2 sname=T2
V:3 nm=Baritone sname=Bt clef=treble-8 transpose=-12
V:4 nm=Bass sname=Bs clef=treble-8 transpose=-24
%%barnumbers 3
Q:1/4=110
K:G
V:1
D|(Bc)B|(dB)A|(GA)E|GFE|D2D|
(GA)B|A2G|F2D|(Bc)B|(dB)A|(GA)E|
GFE|(DE)F|(GB)A|(EG)F|G2|]
V:2
D|(DE)D|F2F|E2E|CCC|(CB,)D|
E2D|(D^C)C|D2D|(DE)D|F2F|E2E|
CCA,|D2C|(B,D)E|E2D|D2|]
V:3
D|G2G|(Ad)c|(Bc)A|AAG|(AB)A|
B2G|E2A|A2A|G2G|(Ad)c|(Bc)A|
AAF|G2A|G2c|(cB)F|B2|]
V:4
D|G2G|D2D|(eA)c|dde|(fg)f|
e2e|A2A|d2f|g2g|d2d|(eA)c|
ddc|B2d|(eB)c|A2d|G2|]

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