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Om sommaren sköna


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Cori Ander

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Description
Old Swedish melody. The origin is unknown, but was supplied with lyrics around 1650. The author of the song lyrics wrote that he "found the melody among Swedish antiques". Nothing more than that is known as far as I know.
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Lyrics
There are lyrics written around 1650, but the recording here gives just the original melody. The lyrics consists mainly of long description of the province Dalarna and its nature, and I don't think it would add much of value here. But the photo gives you some pictoral description.
Song Stats
Hits: 5779
Comments: 52
Fans: 26
Plays: 307
Downloads: 210
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Jul 15, 2007 - 04:17:50 PM
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2007 - 04:23:27 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2019 - 07:54:59 PM
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Hardware:
Furch D-24 dreadnought acoustic guitar
Two Golden Age Project R1 mics
A Presonus Firebox interface
BowerBook G4
Software:
LE, OS X
Comments
Scott Carmichael said 4362 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
I CALL FIRSTS
HERE WE GO
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Scott Carmichael said 4362 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
delicate and subtle
I love how you subtley build on the theme.. with a complexity in the rythem of the finger-picking along with the dynamics... a wonderful sense of patience in the pace...you paint so well with six strings
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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Thank you Scott. I so much appreciate your comments. It is a joy to have you stopping by.

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Roxylee said 4362 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Lovely piece...
You make the complex sound easy, but of course it's not. What rich sound you get out of your guitar, Johannes. Very preety tune and you probably play it better than the one who created it. Really, really pretty.
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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Thank you Roxy!

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composerclark said 4362 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Somber
Very pretty, in a solemn, dignified way. Restful, but it seems to speak of harder times... Another great job, Johannes, beautifully played. I hope you are enjoying your summer. Ours just arrived a few days ago (!).
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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Thank you Clark. Our summer has bee quite cold and rainy so far. But I believe august is going to be wonderful!

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Ed Hannifin said 4362 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Ziti was over here yesterday...
...and we were trying to describe what makes your music special to my friend John, who is himself a very good fingerpicker... One of the things we came up with, AGAIN, is pace...

There is never a sense of hurry or of anything frantic in your playing. The tune leads the fingers, or so it seems... And each tune seems to unfold at the proper tempo, each note and phrase having it's proper sounding and phrasing... And that doesn't mean that they are all slow, either, because they're not... But I've never caught anything gratuitous in your playing... And there is always a sense that this tune is being played by a human being...

This is a very beautiful tune, and the arrangement allows the guitar to sound deep and rich.

The photo is just icing on the cake.

And now I want to move to Sweden. Again.

Ed

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Cori Ander said 4359 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
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Thanks a lot my friend for the feedback and tell Z hello from me! Sometimes I still can get struck by the strange effects MJ-ing can give. The notion that people in Massachusetts can be discussing my guitar playing is somewhat unreal and at the same time very tickling and inspiring. Sometimes it feels more than a dream than for real. But I like it. It gives life some new kind of significance.

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jiguma said 4362 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Always love seeing a new Curry tune in my email!
Restrained playing on this Johannes, so we can hear every (perfect) note. You do indeed seem to give yourself to each song you play for us here - it feels almost like a window to your home and your self, as well as a historic Sweden we'll never know.
Gotta get me one of those Bower Books if it makes me sound like this ;)
Thanks for this one,
Neil
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Cori Ander said 4359 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
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ha, now I can't correct my writing in the song description, because otherwise people couldnt understand your comments :)

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Cori Ander said 4359 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
and yes
And yes, this tune IS really somehow a window to my self and my world. Think it is the one of all my guitar arrangements that I like the best. Some days I can sit around playing the tune for hours, with new variations. It is like something that gives peace to mind. Almost like a little addicted to the song, really love it.

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Mystified said 4361 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
so lovely....
...the music and the beautiful photograph!

:)
What strikes me about this piece in particular are the nuances--how those notes just sing. You take time and let the notes color the texture of the piece overall--just as the colors in the song art portrait create a visual harmony.

Beautiful harmony! Thank you :)
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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Thanks a lot Mysti! Glad to see you stopping by!

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eanbardsley said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Georgious melody...
with fine rythmic and melodic variations you have made, as well great intonation. I really enjoyed this.
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Feter said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Om sommaren skna
Swedeish renaissance ...how awesome !!!?
one of the best pieces I ve ever heard
in MJs . just perfect !!!!
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lengold said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
It has
all been said above. Beautifully and skillfully played.
Cheers
Len


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guitapick said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Great...
...theme and variations, Johannes.

Enjoyed very much. Wonderful sound out of that Furch.
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Jim Bouchard said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
supa-dupa!
You know I have a preference for these pieces that you mic, much more than the direct ones that don't seem to contain this subtlety and ambient sparkle. Maybe it's the Furch, but I am so glad you found a quiet space and time to record this! Like Ed says, the pace is perfect, starting as a basic statement of the theme and building slowly with little ornamentations. There's a lot for me to learn in this one. Love it!
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Cori Ander said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
quiet time and space....
Can I tell you a secret about this wonderful man....He IS a quiet time in space and time!!! Whenever he wants to, and indeed needs to, record and play his wonderful tunes, he just places himself with his guitar and does whatever needs to come out from his big heart! He is also a notoriuos dreamer...
Happy you appraciate his music :) I do too!

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Gisela (on Curry's computer)

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RickW said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
As always...
Excellent as always Curry.

And...who is Gisela? :-))


God bless,

Rick
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said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Great and 10-10-10-10
What a great, nice and sad music is this ?? ..
Mr. Curry this is the BEST music i've ever heard it at MJ ..
I liked the feelings while playing this .. when the guitar rocks ..
It's a sad tone .. and by the way this is great quality ..
also this is the 1st melody i've heard it of yours and comment on it .. you seem to me another MASTER here at MJ ..
wish to accept me as a new friend and hear my music ..
Thanks so much for this great piece you share it with us at MJ .. we're maybe in the same style ..
Really enjoyed it .. and pls keep up your great work ..

Regardz
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi

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professorpepper said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Most delightful!
Delightful piece and it builds rather beautifully too.
Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
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Thank you!

A warm welcome to MacJams professor Pepper, from Curry alias "Cori Ander".

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thetiler said 4361 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Like that beginning
renaissance type feeling. Very courtly and lute like, especially so pronounced at the beginning. Then the more contemporary-celtic soul stirring sound, trill's and thrills!

Like how you added the samba like feel 3/4 of the way through to give a great variation in the three sections. Then the strumming sound as welll with that 4th type variation. Plus all the added sections are very nice to hear. Nice recording.

Again nice variations on the whole piece.

Cool 2 string on and off attack at the end ! That ending rounds it out to a fine piece!



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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
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I appreciate this comment a lot since it comes from a person with such a deep experience and knowledge of the art of acoustic guitar playing as you.
Thanks a lot Bill!

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VicDiesel said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
Sensitive
Sometimes keeping it simple is best. Very nicely played. Your variations never get out of control, but you keep singing the melody.
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
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I am grateful, because what you mention are qualities that would definitely be in my bag of wishes for how I want music to be. Thank you Vic!

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said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
What Ed and Scott said...
your playing is disciplined poetry. It draws me into your song... into your playing. Given the some of the negative atmosphere of late, this beautiful tune of yours is soothing and encouraging.

So glad you and your music are here.
Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
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Oh, sorry, don't know anything of the negative atmosphere of late. Not on MJ because I have been absent from here lately. Not in the world because I have not consumed much news at all lately.

Anyway. Whatever it is, I hope it will be resolved!

Thank you Jack, for the love you give!

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drakonis said 4360 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
timeless and universal
You have a way of choosing, writing and playing that makes this music current, and enjoyable be everyone, as shown by the huge favorites list here... once again, a gorgeous piece, excellent arrangement/variations, and beautifully played and recorded. Thank you for sharing your talent and generous heart.
ttfn,
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Cori Ander said 4359 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
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Thanks a lot Drak, especially nice to hear because it comes from a man widely known over MacJams for his generous heart!

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chipan said 4359 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Excellent playing
I really enjoy folk music like this especially when it is filled with such pathos. You play it beautifully. I really envy your guitar playing ability! I'm not Swedish, but I spent some time in Jonkoping and Oland. I actually wrote a symphonic tone poem in University that I called "Svensk Sommar" which used a summer hymn I found while attending a church in Sweden as one of the themes. Thanks again for sharing this lovely song! This is a sure download!
peace
chip

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Cori Ander said 4358 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
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Ah, that's interesting .. As a coincidence I was visiting Jönköping just a week ago, and my kids were visiting Öland with their grandparents just a few days ago.

Thank you for your generous respons and a warm welcome to MacJams Chipman!

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said 4358 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
hey
..this sounds a bit familair-who wrote it? Never heard it so beautiful as You play it -You're "there" 110% ! My pleasure to hear this great piece, thankyou Johannes
FEEL said 4358 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
What discipline
Such a soothing song, your execution does this justice and even enhances. I would suspect the author would be pleased as well. I listen with headphones on and it massages my ears. The studio quality sound is exceptional. What a treat to hear this as I vacation.
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Cori Ander said 4358 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
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Great to get this appreciation from such a groovy musician as you. Thank you John!

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Mcboy said 4358 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
those
beautiful cadences take me to another time and place....where music was grand....and of course the playing between the cadences is just marvelous.....love the temperment changes u acheive by way of expression....just magnificent for a summer day....!
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Cori Ander said 4358 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
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Thank you professor Macboy. Had to search wikipedia to see the meaning of the word "cadences". Guess it means the "flourishes" that ends each verse.. hope I got it right. This is a place for learning. Anyway I am very happy to recieve appreciation from you, who know so well what this is about.

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Mcboy said 4357 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
cadences
a cadence is a place in a piece of music that feels like a stopping or resting point..... in tonal music, cadences are classified by their chord progressions......like at about :47 seconds till :51seconds into the song is your first cadence......its a great device for musical storytelling.....

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Cori Ander said 4357 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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Ah, got it .. Thanks again! (Honestly I wasn't aware of that being something special .. seems like I'm doing music in quite an unaware way .. nice to hear what you hear here).

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stevewhit said 4357 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
WOW!
So relaxing and peaceful.
A real gift.
Thanks Johannes.
Steve
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ziti said 4357 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
boy oh boy
This is as beautiful as any guitar music I have ever heard.

i should not be surprised and stunned by your playing any longer my friend, but I am....and this is jaw dropping, stop everything to listen, STUNNING.

you are a true master, not just a guy with a guitar, but a MUSICIAN of the highest order

fabulous

deepest of deep bows to you

z
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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Your comments are just awesome ziti! Thank you so much my friend for being so consitistently supportive, it means a lot to me since you are such a special guitarist and a person that really knows what guitar playing is about.

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thoddi said 4357 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
classic
Hi Johannes, peaceful melody and the picture takes me straight into a story from Astrid Lindgren... Eeeeeeeemiiil - rakt i snikkarboden... well, maybe not that event, should have a more up-tempo tune I guess;) But maybe when he sits down with his friend Alfred... du och jag, Alfred... du och jag...
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
:)
:) Thank you Thor.

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I. Spike said 4357 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Ahhhhh.....
Flowing, fluid, beautiful and just a touch sad...
Really well played...
Excellent...
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Cori Ander said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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The touch of sadness seems to go with the Swedish folk tradition. And also my own compositions have often been said to bear some sadness within, and I believe it is so.

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J.A.Stewart said 4356 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Curry Captures What Is...
so often lost in a recording session --- the *feel* of the composition. All the observations about his style and technique largely spring from that elusive ability to feel... and love... the music he plays.

More than style OR technique, it's what defines my friend Curry's offerings as more than mere performances and has progressively moved his work closer to impressive art.

I, too, Curry, find joy in the special opportunity the internet provides to hear pieces of other cultures' music. In my mind, it makes our world seem more like a community, where I feel lucky to have such nice neighbors like you and many others here.

--- Joe
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Cori Ander said 4355 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Wow Joe
Wow Joe, some comments just makes me warm in heart. And it is surely interesting too read your insightful analysis, things I have never thought of myself. I am keeping this in my heart because some things takes me a while to internalize. It may take me some time to see what you see.

When I saw your rockin' icon here, it struck me that it was a long time since I heard music from you, so I went to your page to find that your lates post was made more than a year ago.

I am gonna send you a note in your mailbox too.

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dajama said 4353 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
You are a beautiful guitar player
and you put so much soul into your playing - beautifully timed with each note allowed to ring out just as much as needed. The picture and the melody makes me want to go there and lay in the grass. Very nice work. We are lucky to have you to share this music with us. Peace.
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Richard_Schletty said 3802 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
Evocative and certain
Perhaps one could conjure up new lyrics: a long description of the dual nature of a carpenter boy.

Masterful playing of a folk classic, Johannes.
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