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Performer: Various
Album title: Fornnordiska Klanger - The Sounds Of Prehistoric Scandinavia
Country: Sweden
Released: 1987
Style: Nordic
Category: Non music / Folk, World, & Country
Rating: 4.6 ✦


Stenålder / Stone Age
A1 Rasseldans / Rattle Dance 0:46
A2 Benskrapare / Bone Scraper 1:01
A3 Slagsten / Percussion Stone 1:10
A4 Lertrumma / Clay Drum 1:25
A5 Munbåge / Mouth Bow 1:24
A6 "Spelbåge" / "Musical Bow" 1:10
A7 "Kongemose-brummeren" / The "Kongemose Bull-roarer" 0:39
A8 Vinare / Bull-roarers 1:19
A9 Kantflöjter / End-blown Flutes 0:38
A10 Tre Flintflöjter / Three Flint Flutes 2:27
A11 "Ertebølle-pipan" / The "Ertebølle Pipe" 0:40
A12 "Knappflöjt" / "Button Flute" 0:47
A13 "Falköpingsflöjten" / The "Falköping Flute" 2:59
Bronsålder / Bronze Age
A14 Bronsrassel / Bronze Rattles 0:32
A15 Benskrapare / Bone Scraper 0:46
A16 Hällristning / Rock-carving 0:49
A17 Sangelstainen / Singing-stone 1:00
A18 "Balkåkra-gongen" / The "Balkåkra Gong" 1:21
A19 Lertrumma / Clay Drum 1:14
A20 "Ruskeneset-vinaren / The "Ruskeneset Bull-roarer" 1:03
A21 Lockpipa / Animal Call 0:43
A22 Bronslurar / Bronze Lurs 2:41
A23 Kiviksgraven / The Kivik Tomb 1:12
Järnålder / Iron Age
B1 Rangle På Draglina / Rattle On A Trace 0:31
B2 Rangle På Trästav / Rattle On A Wooden Staff 0:34
B3 Lerskallra / Clay Rattle 0:38
B4 Hästbjällror / Pellet Bells 0:28
B5 Skällklang / Cow-bell Sound 0:43
B6 Mungiga Och Videflöjt / Jew's Harp And A Willow-flute 2:05
B7 Lyra / Lyre 3:05
B8 Bensnurra / Buzz-bone 0:28
B9 "Lergök" / "Clay Cuckoo" 0:38
B10 Panflöjt / Pan-pipes 1:01
B11 "Birka-flöjten" / The "Birka Flute" 1:15
B12 "Barva-luren" / The "Barva Lur" 0:44
B13 Kohorn Med Fingerhål / Cow Horn With Finger Holes 1:45
B14 "Oseberg-luren" / The "Oseberg Lur" 2:59
B15 "Gallehushornen" Och Klocka / The "Gallehus Horns" And A Bell 1:17
B16 "Kvalsund-roparen" / The "Kvalsund Megaphone" 1:46
B17 Hornpipa / Hornpipe 1:19
B18 Säckpipa / Bagpipe 1:26

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Musica Sveciae
  • Recorded At – EMI Studios, Stockholm
  • Recorded At – National Museum, Copenhagen
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Musica Sveciae


  • Design [Booklet] – Kerstin Hedenby
  • Edited By – Cajsa Lund
  • Engineer – Björn Norén
  • Liner Notes [Booklet] – Cajsa Lund
  • Liner Notes [Translated By] – Nancy Benvenga, Roger G. Tanner*
  • Other [Instrument Reconstructors] – Anders Lindahl, Graeme Lawson, Lena Alebo, Magnus Bauer-Nilsen, Åke Egevad
  • Performer – Graeme Lawson, Lars Hammarteg, Roger Lindberg, Styrbjörn Bergelt, Åke Egevad
  • Photography By [Cover] – Jan Rietz
  • Producer – Cajsa Lund
  • Producer [Assistant] – Staffan Carlweitz
  • Research – Cajsa Lund
  • Typography [Cover] – Håkan Lindström


Text from the back cover:

Magic bone scrapers, bellowing seals and dancers' footsteps, tones on a reed flute, bronze lurs which resound in ritual harmony with gong and clay drum! For the very first time we can now hear a gramophone recording of how "music" may have sounded during Scandinavian prehistory - the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age - a period of some 12,000 years. The evocative soundscapes conjured forth by music-archaeologist Cajsa Lund in this unusual, indeed unique gramophone record - based on prehistoric Scandinavian instruments - has required extensive research. The sounds of prehistory rest on solid ground. Listen and enjoy!

CAJSA LUND, who produced this recording and is responsible for its contents, research and commentaries, has her doctoral dissertation in archaeology in progress at the University of Stockholm. She is also a musician; she was formerly a bassoonist in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and saxophonist. After obtaining a B.A. she has specialised in music-archaeology. She is one of the founders of the Music-archaeological Study Group of ICTM (the International Council for Traditional Music, a UNESCO body).

ÅKE EGEVAD, Kristianstad, Sweden, is both musician and engineer. He has reconstructed most of the instruments used for this recording and performs most of the musical examples.

GRAEME LAWSON, Cambridge, plays the lyre in this recording. He is a leading expert on early European stringed instruments, which form the subject of his Ph.D. thesis .

Booklet enclosed (32 pages) [Text in English and Swedish]. Exhaustive notes on the various musical examples and soundscapes will be found in the booklet.

Recorded March-May 1983 in Stockholm (EMI Studios), Copenhagen (the National Museum) and on the island of Gotland, Sweden (outdoors). A recording made in Lejre, Denmark, 1974 has also been used (ex. 24). [i.e. track B1]

MUSICA SVECIAE is a recorded anthology of Swedish musical history encompassing the music from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century. The anthology will comprise more than 200 LP recordings consisting of a series of portraits of composers and a series representing themes or cultural settings. MUSICA SVECIAE is financed by a government grant and by each respective record company, and is administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

℗ 1984 © 1987 Musica Sveciae

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BIEM / n©b
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 1361031 A 3 (etched:) MS 101 A LR / CR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): MS 101 B 1361031-B [unintelligible character] LR / CR

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MSCD 101 Various Fornnordiska Klanger, The Sounds Of Prehistoric Scandinavia ‎(CD, Album) Musica Sveciae MSCD 101 Sweden 1991
1361031, MS 101 Various Fornnordiska Klanger / The Sounds Of Prehistoric Scandinavia ‎(LP) His Master's Voice, Musica Sveciae 1361031, MS 101 Sweden 1984
MS 101 Various Fornnordiska Klanger - The Sounds Of Prehistoric Scandinavia ‎(LP, Album, RE) Musica Sveciae MS 101 Sweden Unknown

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