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An American Nyckelharpa Allspel List

This is an effort to help American nyckelharpa players have some common repertoire. When we meet, it would be nice if we had some tunes in common, so we could play them together. At events, it’s very common to have an Allspel, literally translated as All Play, where everyone is invited up on stage (or to the center of the hall) to play some tunes together. The tunes are taken from the common repertoire.

We published a proposed list of allspel tunes in the May 1999 issue of Nyckel Notes. Based on the responses Sheila received, here is the revised allspel tune list.

Also, don’t miss the discussion on the limitations of written music. Written music is not perfect, but hopefully between the written music and the sound files you can learn the tunes.

Many thanks go to Sheila Morris for starting this project and compiling this list!

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TUNE NAME KEY DOWNLOADS

Boda Mattes Polska
Bondpolska från Viksta

C GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Brännvinsmarschen
Listening, maybe Snoa

C GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Björklingelåten
Snoa

C GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Emma
(Finnish Vals)
Vals

Dm GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Dödens vals
(Farfarsvalsen)
Vals

C/G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Furuboms polska
by Lisa Furubom
Hambo

Am/C GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Hambo på logen
by Karl Salomonsson
Hambo

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Josefins Dopvals
by Roger Tallroth
Vals

F or G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Karolinermarschen
by Eric Sahlström
Snoa

Dm GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Konvolusjonslåten
by Anders Norudde
Schottis

Dm GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Kyrkmarschen
by Olov Jansson
Listening

Gm/Bb GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Kyrkpolskan
by Lars Näsbom
Listening

F GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Kärleksvalsen
efter Sahlströms
Vals

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Långbacka-Jans
gånglåt, Snoa

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Långt ner i Småland
by Roger Tallroth
Schottis

Dm GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Masbopolkett #1 (Ettan)
Snoa/Polka

C GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Polska efter Båtsman Däck
Bondpolska från Viksta

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Polska till Fred
by Agneta Wiberg
Senpolska

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Polkett från Lövstabruk #1
Snoa/Polka

F GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Polkett från Lövstabruk #2
Snoa/Polka

F GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Polska från Hållnäs
(aka Kalles hambo)
Bondpolska från Överhärde

F GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Rullande Gubben
Slängpolska

Am GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Schottis från Harg
Schottis

C GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Skålarna
efter Byss-Kalle
Listening

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Slängpolska
efter Byss-Kalle
Slängpolska

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Stures schottis
(aka Istår’n or Istukka)
Schottis

Gm GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Tierpspolskan
Bondpolska från Viksta

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Tobogubben
Bondpolska från Viksta

F GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Vendelspolskan
by Viksta-Lasse
Bondpolska från Viksta

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Äppelbo gånglåt
Snoa

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

Örbyhuspolskan
Bondpolska från Viksta

G GIF | PDF | MP3 | MIDI

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Try clicking on the links below — most browsers have lots of built-in capability these days. If not, here’s some links to some tools:

GIF: Every browser can display GIFs, but the print quality is low.

PDF: Get Acrobat Reader. (free!)

MP3: Get RealPlayer to play, and RealProducer to record (both free!)

MIDI: Get Notation Player (free!)
though MIDI files usually sound stilted and without soul.

The MP3s aren’t perfect, but hopefully they will give you an idea of the way the tune goes.