Musikk-Husets Blandet kornummer 515.
For mixed choir and fiddle.
“Gropen” is a traditional dancing tune after the fiddler Asbjørn Indahl (1912-1982) from Verdal. The title can be translated as
‘the dark, deep’, which refers to the low pitch of the fiddle in the first part of the piece.
CD recording: ‘WHITE NIGHT, Impressions of Norwegian folk music’ by the Norwegian
Soloists’ Choir. Soloist: Gjermund Larsen.
Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
In 2008 Gjermund Larsen was the first person ever to graduate with a diploma in folk music and violin from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. His musical point of departure is the folk music of the central parts of Norway, in particular that of his birthplace Verdal and the tradition passed on by the fiddler Hilmar Alexandersen (1903-93) from Steinkjer. He has performed as a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orhestra and the Trondheim Soloists, and tours with his own Gjermund Larsen Trio, the string ensemble Majorstuen and the sextet Christian Wallumrød Ensemble. In 2008 he received a Norwegian Grammy for best folk music release with the disc ‘Ankomst’ (‘Arrival’).
Selected publications in this series: