Learn Norwegian folk songs from the Norwegian hills and mountains!
In this workshop, participants will learn about traditional singing and try out some short songs.
Time and place: May 21st 2014 at The Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd street, NY
Instructor: Eli Storbekken
Age group: Adults
Number of Participants:
Session time: 1 day, 2 ½ hours
Edvard Grieg used traditional Norwegian folk songs as a basis for his compositions.
Students will learn about traditional singing and try out some short songs:
- Stev: short songs with a fixed rhythm and 4-line verse pattern.
- Lokker: herding calls for cows, goats, sheep
- Tralling: dance tunes, without words
- Laling: long-distance singing, from person to person
- Singing songs to each other as is typically done at Norwegian gatherings.
- Lullabies, such as Gjendines Bådnlåt /Gjendine’s Lullaby.
- Norwegian singing games, songs, dances.
Instruction is based on imitation, without use of written music.