Week #378 ~ Astrid's waltz

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    I am on the road and having to post this week's winner a day early, and from my phone! The early part is no problem, as we have a hands down winner already, Astrid's Waltz. I am not familiar with this tune, and we learned in the past I don't do well copying and pasting links from my phone! So, I am depending on some of my helpful group members to find and link to some notation and videos! Thanks!
  2. Bob Michel
    Bob Michel
    This is a favorite waltz of mine. I posted a concertina version on YouTube last fall:

    And here's a new setting, this time with mandolin front and center:

    Bob Michel
    Near Philly
  3. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin
    Here is the link to The Session https://thesession.org/tunes/10065
  4. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    I recorded this lovely waltz last year -- below is my old recording and a link to the sheet music I used.

    This is a Swedish waltz, originally from the repertoire of the group Norrlåtar (from Norrbotten), who recorded it on their 1978 album "Urminnes Hävd". My arrangement is from Michel Van Der Meiren's site, who says he learned it from the Swiss folk band Tamatakia:


    Tamatakia's recording is available as a free MP3 from their website: Link

    I have also seen the tune referred to as "Astridin Vals", "Astrid Waltz", "Valse Astrid" and "Astreidin". The tempo of the various recorded versions varies from quite fast to very slow. I think a quicker tempo suits the tune, and have recorded it like that.

    I have adapted and recorded the arrangement for a trio of mandolin, octave mandolin and tenor guitar:

    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
    Mid-Missouri M-111 octave mandolin
    Ozark tenor guitar

  5. David Hansen
    David Hansen
    Here's a link to "Astrid's Waltz" aka "Astrid Valse" from 2010 when it was an "other" tune:

  6. David Hansen
    David Hansen
    Here's my video from the 2010 thread. I originally thought this was a traditional Swedish waltz but now it seems that the tune was written by Norwegian Harald Saevrud. Oh the twisted ways of traditional music.

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