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Publications as outcome of our cooperation
in the two EU-projects CADENCE and ENCORE,
in the European Nyckelharpa Training,
and a few basics on the nyckelharpa and its history

⇒ Additional publications by author friends

 

Nyckelharp(a)issimo - Nyckelharpafibel für (leicht) fortgeschrittene NyckelharpaspielerInnen

Claudia Elmer

Dieses Übungsbuch ist für alle geeignet, die bereits Erfahrungen beim Nyckelharpa spielen gesammelt haben und nun auf der Suche nach neuen Herausforderungen sind, um das eigene Spiel weiter zu entwickeln. Neben Übetipps und Übungen für Warmup und Cool-down, reisen wir gemeinsam durch die gängigsten Tonarten, um die gesamte Klaviatur der Nyckelharpa zu erobern. Für jede Tonart werden Übungen für die Greifhand und für die Bogenhand angeboten, die im Anschluss in einem, in der passenden Tonart notierten Stück, sofort angewendet werden können. Alle Stücke sind mit vierreihigen Nyckelharpor spielbar. Wenn das Instrument über drei Tastenreihen verfügt, können ebenfalls alle Musikstücke gespielt werden, außer die nach unten oktavierten Varianten. Die Fingersätze sind für Nyckelharpor in Quintstimmung notiert. Jede/r kann sich die Themen und Tonarten heraussuchen, die für sie/ihn passen und von Interesse sind.

Sprache: Deutsch, 210 Seiten, www.epubli.de, 2020

ISBN: 9783752967432

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title: Nyckelharp(a)issimo - Nyckelharpafibel für (leicht) fortgeschrittene NyckelharpaspielerInnen - by  Claudia Elmer

Johann Sebastian Bach: Two Part Inventions – Arranged for Nyckelharpa (Viola d'Amore a Chiavi - Schlüsselfidel) & Accompaniment

Marco Ambrosini, Caterina Other & Eva-Maria Rusche

Johann Sebastian Bach was primarily a keyboard instrumentalist, but he is said to have been an excellent string player, too. Many of his works for keyboard instruments lend themselves wonderfully for performances on stringed instruments.

The nyckelharpa, which at that time, was very probably no longer known in German-speaking areas, perfectly melds Bach’s two musical souls. With its very special articulation possibilities, the bow leads through the melodic and rhythmic twists and turns of the individual parts, the keyboard with its keys and tangents enables precise intonation, and there is an open string sound for each note - ultimately this provides possibly a unique transparency of the complex harmonic structure of his works. We should also not forget the sympathetic strings of the instrument, which due to the fact that the played notes sound longer, thus enables a better sensing of the harmonic connectedness. – The book is written in English and German language.

Verlag der Spielleute, 2018, 134 pages

ISBN: 978-3-943060-15-7

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title: Johann Sebastian Bach: Two Part Inventions – Arranged for Nyckelharpa - by Marco Ambrosini, Caterina Other & Eva-Maria Rusche

Up & Down, Basic Principles of Up- & Downbowing - and 64 Melodies for Nyckelharpa and Accompaniment

Fabian Payr

Whoever wants to bring the Nyckelharpa’s rich sound to life should master the art of bowing. This includes, among other things, an appropriate use of up- und downbows. Making music on the basis of the bowing rules includes both body and gravity and also takes into account the constructive characteristics of the bow.

In the first part of this book some basic principles of a meaningful and musical distribution of up- und downbows are explained and a multitude of bowing patterns are introduced. A famous violin teacher from the past also has his say: Leopold Mozart. The rules from his "Gründliche Violinschule" are over 260 years old - but still a valuable inspiration today. The theoretical part is supplemented by an extensive collection of pieces in which the application of the bowing rules is shown in practice - with a multitude of pieces from different epochs and different areas of international folk music.

The book is written in English and German language.

Verlag der Spielleute, 2018, 96 pages

ISBN: 978-3-943060-14-0

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title: Nyckelharpa, Up and Down, by Fabian Payr

Orlando Gibbons: Fantasies of two, three & six parts, arranged for nyckelharpa

Marco Ambrosini and Caterina Other

Orlando Gibbon's beautiful fantasies and dances, composed in the original for the gamba in duo, trio and sextet, can finally be played by nyckelharpa, artfully and fundamentally arranged by Caterina Other and Marco Ambrosini for this instrument.

Verlag der Spielleute, 2017, 42 pages

ISBN: 978-3-943060-13-3

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title: Orlando Gibbons: Fantasies arranged for nyckelharpa - by Marco Ambrosini and Caterina Other

 

Tablatures for 4-row Chromatic Nyckelharpa

Marco Suppo

Verlag der Spielleute, Förlaget Tongång, 2015, 200 pages, English, Deutsch, Italiano

ISBN: 978-3-943060-08-9

Out of stock, unfortunately

title: Marco Suppo: "Tablatures for 4-row Chromatic Nyckelharpa"
 

ENCORE Nyckelharpa Orchestra / audio CD - 50'01

Concert 10 August 2013 at the cathedral of Bertinoro, Italy (LC 06846, CDNH02)

ENCORE – "European Nyckelharpa Cooperation – ORchestral Experience - between European folk music and contemporary compositions"

Out of stock, unfortunately

 

Free download of the booklet

ENCORE Nyckelharpa Orchestra / audio CD
 

playing NYCKELHARPA spielen

Jule Bauer

A comprehensive manual for learning the nyckelharpa with all the necessary explanations for handling and holding the instrument and a musical introduction with many melodies.

Verlag der Spielleute, Förlaget Tongång, 2013, 118 pages, English, Deutsch

ISBN: 978-3-943060-02-7

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Jule Bauer – playing Nyckelharpa spielen
 

Nyckelharpa exercises for daily practice

Marco Ambrosini

Verlag der Spielleute, Förlaget Tongång, 2012, 112 pages, English, Italian, German

ISBN 13: 978-3-943060-04-1

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Marco Ambrosini: "Nyckelharpa exercises for daily practice"

Especially for composers

 

Symbols and Notation

Jule Bauer, Didier François, Marco Ambrosini

Writing and reading sheet music for nyckelharpa (Italiano, English, Deutsch), 16 pages

Free download (710 KB)

 

Nyckelharpa - Tonal Range & Clefs

1 page

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Jule Bauer, Didier François, Marco Ambrosini: "Symbols and Notation for Nyckelharpa"

CADENCE – "Cultural ADult Education and Nyckelharpa Cooperation in Europe" – Brochure and CD

80 pages with reports on the CADENCE cooperation, the history of the nyckelharpa and the music taught and played in the project.

ISBN: 978-3-943060-00-3

Free download of the CADENCE brochure (4 MB) 

 

CADENCE audio CD - The "CADENCE Nyckelharpa Ensemble", 66'36

9 October 2010 at Burg Fürsteneck (LC 06846, CDNH01), recorded by the German radio "Deutschlandfunk"

Free download the inlay for the CD

 

The CD had been attached to parts of the edition of the brochure.
The printed booklet and the CD are out of stock, unfortunately.

Nyckelharpa EU-project cadence brochure, review

Nyckelharpa EU-project, Cadence CD Label

CADENCE e-book with all articles and sheet music

420 pages – version 10/11/2011

Free download of the CADENCE e-book (15 MB) 

Nyckelharpa EU-project CADENCE, e-book with all articles and sheet music

Nyckelharpan – ett unikt svenskt kulturarv

En utförlig beskrivning av musikinstrumentet nyckelharpan med många tips om hur den kan byggas

Esbjörn Hogmark

The key harp - a unique Swedish cultural heritage. A detailed description of the musical instrument key harp with many tips on how it can be built. 

A very comprehensive description of the history, use, and building of the nyckelharpa, with a special focus on the centuries of Swedish tradition. Countless pictures and a great bibliophile design.

Bo Ejeby Förlag | www.ejeby.se | © Esbjörn Hogmark, 2020, 430 pages

ISBN: 978-91-88693-02-0

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title: Nyckelharpan – ett unikt svenskt kulturarv En utförlig beskrivning av musikinstrumentet nyckelharpan med många tips om hur den kan byggas - by Esbjörn Hogmark

Pappas Nyckelharpa berättade

Per-Ulf Allmo

The is third book in Per-Ulf Allo's series on the history of the nyckelharpa. This fact-packed book goes in the depths of nyckelharpa play in two widely different areas in the landscape Uppland with focus in the 19th century. The aim is set to launch at the Österbystämman in June 2022.

This book is expected soon.

title: Pappas Nyckelharpa berättade - by Per-Ulf Allmo

Den gamla nyckelharpan

Per-Ulf Allmo

This second book on the history of the nyckelharpa ist dealing how the Swedish, which means Uppland, nyckelharpa has occurred and been played from its inception in the 1630s until about the middle of the 19th century.

Per-Ulf Förlag, 2019, 316 pages, Swedish

ISBN: 978-91-519-1177-9

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tile: Den gamla nyckelharpan - by Per-Ulf Allmo

Framlades then stora Nycklegijga - En avhandling om den svenska nyckelharpans tillkomst

Per-Ulf Allmo

The first of three books on the history of the nyckelharpa. A thesis on its origins.

Per-Ulf Förlag (Förlaget Tongång), 2016, 180 pages, Swedish

ISBN: 978-91-983273-0-4

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title: Framlades then stora Nycklegijga - En avhandling om den svenska nyckelharpans tillkomst - by Per-Ulf Allmo

Den gäckande nyckelharpan – En studie i instrumentets tillkomst

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Per-Ulf Allmo

 

title: Den gäckande nyckelharpan – En studie i instrumentets tillkomst - by Per-Ulf Allmo   

Nyckelharpan – Studier i ett folkligt musikinstrument

Jan Ling

The book is the dissertation of Jan Ling published in 1967. At that time there were only a few and mostly old practicing nyckelharpa players. Jan Ling therefore assumed that he was writing about a unique Swedish musical instrument that was unfortunately critically endangered.

From the 1970s the situation changed and an increasing number of Swedes learned to build and play the instrument. The book was an essential prerequisite for this. In addition to the description of the instruments, it also covers social and historical aspects and describes the repertoire used.

Norstedts Förlag, 1967 and 1979, out of stock

ISBN: 9I-5I8-I272-X

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title - Nyckelharpan – Studier i ett folkligt musikinstrument - by Jan Ling

 

Articles and sheet music

outcomes of the EU programs CADENCE and ENCORE

> See here

Some concert videos

> See here

Additional nyckelharpa publications

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