Arranging traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tunes

Ragnhild Knudsen

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In this paper I will present some aspects of arranging traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle dance tunes for other instruments, as exemplified by my arrangements for the Glima string trio, a folk music group formed of three musicians living in Telemark, who play Hardanger fiddle tunes on our instruments: Hardanger fiddle, viola and cello. For the past fourteen years we have been working with this music and giving concerts in the local community as well as elsewhere in Norway and abroad. This has raised such questions as: will the tunes, when arranged for our trio, still be understood to be the same music as the original Hardanger fiddle pieces? What parameters will they be judged on? What are the requisites for them to be accepted as traditional dance music?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationÓn gCos go Cluas
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dancing to Listening
EditorsLiz Doherty, Fintan Vallely
PublisherAberdeen University Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-073-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference - Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 20121 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameFiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5


ConferenceNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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