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The Return of the Nyckelharpa

Multi-instrumentalist Clare Salaman explores the nyckelharpa, a once-popular early instrument with Swedish origins that has all but gone from the musical landscape in this country.

The multi-instrumentalist Clare Salaman presents a programme all about a once popular early instrument with Swedish origins that has all but dropped off the musical landscape in this country. However, the nyckelharpa (or 'keyed fiddle') makes a sound that delights audiences. Clare has delved into the best and most rare recordings of the instrument to cast some light on the nyckelharpa's beautiful and mysterious sound-world.

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  • Anon.

    Isabella

    Performer: Marco Ambrosini.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 88765449782, Track 10.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Sonata Op.2 No.8 (arranged for nyckelharpa and continuo)

    Performer: Marco Ambrosini.
    • PREISER : 90276, Tracks 20-22.
  • Anders Larsonn

    Polska fran Ostra Ryd

    Performer: Johan Hedin. Performer: Gunnar Idenstam.
    • CAPRICE : CAP 21733, Track 14.
  • Anon.

    Nr. 20

    Performer: Johan Hedin. Performer: Gunnar Idenstam.
    • CAPRICE : CAP 21733, Track 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sararbande from Cello Suite No.5 in C minor

    Performer: Torbjörn Näsbom. Singer: Sebastien Dubé.
    • AM : AM011, Track 7.
  • Bysse-Calle

    Guldklimpen

    Ensemble: Nyckelharporkestern.
    • DRONE : DROCD 022, Track 10.
  • Bysse-Calle

    Vastanmadspolskan

    Ensemble: Nyckelharporkestern.
    • DRONE : DROCD 022, Track 14.
  • Tobias Hume

    My hope is revived: The Lady of Suffolkes delight

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD 34140, Track 18.
  • Tobias Hume

    A merry conceit: The Queen's delight

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD 34140, Track 1.
  • Tobias Hume

    The Lady of Sussex Delight

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD 34140, Track 9.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Follia d'Arcangelo (arranged by Marco Ambrosini)

    Ensemble: Oni Wytars Ensemble.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi : 88765449782, Track 5.
  • François Francœur

    Rondeau

    Ensemble: Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.
    • TAITH RECORDS : TRCD 00014, Track 11.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata 'La Follia'

    Ensemble: Oni Wytars Ensemble.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 88765449782, Track 15.

Clare Salaman with her nyckelharpa

Clare Salaman with her nyckelharpa

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