So, came across 'Hurv' tunes - Emelie Waldken explains:
"A hurv is a type of tune (mostly polska) which has one low-pitched and "rock" part, repetitive, a bit like a riff, and one higher-pitched part, more "delicate" or at least more melodic. Hurvs are found mostly in the border-area between Sweden and Norway, notably Särna in Älvdalen region."
Here's a 'Hurv' she composed - that I MUST learn! It's not only cross-tuned, but also tuned down! "Tuning C# F# C# G# (or DGDA at kindof A=415 Hz)"!
Ensamhurven (Alone polska) - in baroque tuning
Here's another 'Hurv' I like - by Mats Berglund, Göran Håkansson, Fredrik Lundberg & Anders Nordlöf.
Hurv efter Bork Julius
Here's quite a different take on a 'Hurv' from the Denmark duo, "Jærv".
Hurv - by Jærv
...more hidden gems. 😊
I really liked that aspect of the 'Jærv' Hurv, too.
One thing is bothering me about all of these tunes.
Reading Emelie Waldken's definition, I expected to hear more of a distinctive - maybe a more dramatic, difference between the 'A' and 'B' parts?
I'm just not hearing what I thought she described - maybe my expectations were too high. 😕
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2 Hurvar from - "" (Norway) & "" (Sweden)!
Since this type of music appears on the border between Norway & Sweden, I suppose it's inevitable... I can't avoid learning a little about the languages that go with the music!
Here's my Norwegian & Swedish lesson for this topic: 'we' say, "the hurv" - Norwegians say, "hurv the". Their nouns have gender - 'hurv' is masculine. So, Norwegian "hurven" = the hurv! Think it's the same for Swedish (feel free to correct me), but I think plurals are different. In Swedish, the indefinite plural of "hurv" = hurvar!
Didn't want to do something like accidentally mistake 'Polka' for 'Polska'! ...jeez, what I do to find cool, new music.
...google translate was NO help. 🙄
Found a couple old documentaries on hurven - no English, but who needs it with music? 🤣 These say 1984, but they could've just aired then, filmed earlier.
Hurven 1 ...the area these tunes were 1st developed - big on fiddles!
Saw a date of 1969 - Peder Nyhus is speaking & playing the fiddle in this & I know his son, Sven (famous Norwegian fiddler) just died this Spring at age 90! So, these could easily be that old.
...ha, we have a smaller version of a sled like seen here, for all the Grandkids!
ANYONE SPEAK NORWEGIAN?
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