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Picture - instruments and music book Folkmusikkommissionens notsamling
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Through this web presentation The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research and The Swedish National Collections of Music gives access to the large volume of music in Folkmusikkommissionen’s collections, and the collection of music books at the former Stockholm Music Museum. Since 2003, both these collections are adminstered by The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research. Parts of the material have been published as Svenska låtar (1922-1940) and Svenska folkliga koralmelodier från Gammalsvenskby och Estland (1945), which are still available in reprint from The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research. Svenska låtar only presents a small part of this collection, and in many cases tunes and songs have been more or less heavily edited. Here you can now browse through the whole original material - about 45,000 pages of tunes and songs in the form they came to the collections of Folkmusikkommissionen and the former Stockholm Music Museum.

Our hope is that the digitisation and presentation of the material on the web will attract and inspire performers in various musical areas, teachers, researchers, composers, etc. to use these large collections. This is part of the mission of The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research and completely in the spirit of the original Folkmusikkommissionen.

There are many ways to find the tunes and songs in the collections - by browsing the material by a number of predefined indexes, and also by free text search.


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The material is freely available for searching, download and printing for personal use. The copyright of the digital images and the database itself rests with The Swedish National Collections of Music and for publishing permission from The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research is needed.

© The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research 2007.

If you have comments and questions about the web presentation, please write to or contact The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research.

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