Sunday, January 31, 2016

Polska efter Jonas Hansson

I've bought some new software, so I've been playing with it today. I've recorded and videoed a nice little polska from Småland.  I spent a while looking for a tune with the G natural in it because it had been requested, but I still wanted it playable on normal SSPs (i.e. not with the minor 6) and this is the one I found!

It's playable on both säckpipa and Scottish smallpipes as long as you have a thumb hole for the right hand. I spent so long on the arrangement that I ran out of time to create the Scottish small pipe version - but after you've watched the video I'm sure you'll forgive me!

The duet part that is included isn't playable as written on the pipes, but I thought you might like it anyway and it would be quite easy just to put the notes that are too low up and octave. This is how I played it.

So this is a polska I've found on my search for bagpipe-able tunes from Småland. Polska after Jonas Hansson and it's from the Carl-Erik Södling manuscript. I think it's gorgeous! See what you think!


Anonymous said...

This is a great tune...thank you for sharing it!

Smallpiper said...

Thank you!