Saturday, March 2, 2019


Valdres is a greatly loved petite Norwegian tone-poem in march time. Its composer, Johannes Hanssen, began his career as a tenor-horn player in the Oslo Military Band in 1900. The opening tune is a bugle call from the Valdres Battalion; Valdres is a valley is southern Norway. The second subject is an old tune for hardanger-fiddle; the trio is a pentatonic tune based upon Norwegian folk music. (Source: Glenn C. Bainum)