A Midsummer Schottische

Traditional music for the midsummer “Schottische” dance, known as “Schottis” in Scandinavia where this score is thought to have originated from. The dance is considered by The Oxford Companion to Music to be a kind of slower polka, with continental-European origin (possibly Bohemia). The recording might possibly be of accordion duo Arvid Franzen and Einar Holt recorded in the mid 1920s in New York.

Housed at: Internet Archive
Underlying Work: PD 70 Years | Digital Copy: Pending Clarification
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  • Joseph Pentheroudakis

    Norwegian composer Alf Proysen used this traditional folk tune in a Christmas song for children. The song, Musevisa (“The Mouse Song”), has become a holiday standard in Norway.

    You can read it more about it here:, and hear Proysen performing it here:

    A wonderful tune – thank you for posting!