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    Default Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    This is a traditional Swedish dance performed by Sofia Karlsson (among many others).

    Would love to play this lovely tune.

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    Hi Leslie,

    I think the correct spelling is "Schottis från Malung", after the town of Malung in Dalarna. The most comprehensive site for Scandinavian dance is spillefolk.dk, which doesn't have a tune with that name, but does have three schottis marked as being "from Malung". I suspect the one you're looking for may be "Böl Olles Schottis". The sheet music is here.

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    Default Re: Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    The big problem with Swedish tunes is that many don't have unique names, more like Tune from This Town or Tune after Some Musician. I found the tune on Sophia Karlsson's CD "Guitar Stories" on Spotify but here is the link that Spotify generates: Schottis från Malung. Or can you hear an excerpt from that cut here on Amazon.

    Martin: is that the same tune you found? Looks like it though I just glanced and did not play it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Martin: is that the same tune you found? Looks like it though I just glanced and did not play it.
    I'm pretty sure it is the same tune. Sophia Karlsson's arrangement doesn't have much of a dance character, but here is the same tune played for an actual dance: Schottis från Malung. For comparison, here is a dance recording under the "other" name: Böl Olles Schottis. Sounds pretty similar to me.

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    Just the snippet sounds like either a heavily reworked version of Bol Ole or a different tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Hi Leslie,

    I think the correct spelling is "Schottis från Malung", after the town of Malung in Dalarna. The most comprehensive site for Scandinavian dance is spillefolk.dk, which doesn't have a tune with that name, but does have three schottis marked as being "from Malung". I suspect the one you're looking for may be "Böl Olles Schottis". The sheet music is here.

    Martin
    Martin--Yes this is it. Thank you so much! I knew someone here would know the answer to this. I am a new lover of Scandinavian tunes, and this is my latest find.

    Thanks again, and Happy New Year.

    Leslie

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    Default Re: Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    Thank you Eric. I didn't know this about the titles. Thank you for your help. Happy New Year! Diane

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    Yes Eric it is heavily reworked on the Karlsson track. But this is the tune I was looking for.

    Thank you! Leslie

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    Default Re: Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    Following on from that discussion, I have used a quiet spell this afternoon to record this lovely schottis on mandolin, as a set with another schottis from the town of Malung which came up in my search, "Sjutti Schottis". "Böl Olles Schottis" starts at 0:56 seconds.

    Scores are here:

    https://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/sc-sjutti.pdf
    https://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/sc-bzzlolle.pdf



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    Very nice job on the playing. Fun to hear how others interpret the tune. For some reason, Bol-Olle is an allspel (common) tune around here. And the local version has become heavy sounding. More like a Russian tune than a Swedish. Don't know why that is. Been that way since I started playing in the local Scandinavian music scene.
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    There's a schottis fran mulang in the Vicki Swan folio. It must be a different piece.? Is that a version you're speaking of, Eric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    There's a schottis fran mulang in the Vicki Swan folio. It must be a different piece.? Is that a version you're speaking of, Eric?
    Unfortunately, I don't have that book, so can't answer you. Sorry.

    This is closer to the way we play it around here - https://youtu.be/tnb-_6jWQVQ
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    That's so different than the version I know. I'll post a clip of it in a day or two - I'm stuck in a hotel room for the next 3 days, but at least I've got my fiddle with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    Here's the fran mulang from the Vicki swan folio. https://youtu.be/I078N8eNTgE
    Nice. Yes, that does sound familiar. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Following on from that discussion, I have used a quiet spell this afternoon to record this lovely schottis on mandolin, as a set with another schottis from the town of Malung which came up in my search, "Sjutti Schottis". "Böl Olles Schottis" starts at 0:56 seconds.

    Scores are here:

    https://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/sc-sjutti.pdf
    https://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/sc-bzzlolle.pdf



    Happy New Year to all!

    Martin

    Lovely Martin! Thank you for sharing.

    Happy New Year!

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