www.per-olof.dk | email til Per-Olof Johansson | Blog

Music with Bronze Age Lurs

Plate for visual instruction at school a.1900

- informations on recordings with modern use of the old instruments


The Brudevaelte Lurs


Lurs from the Bronze Age -

were first discovered in a bog called Brudevælte 1797, follow the links for more information...........

Label: Danmarks Gamle Lurer 78 rmp

First recording with lurs 1925

Danmarks Gamle lurer
Tusindaarige toner
In 1925, Angul Hammerich held a lecture about the bronze lurs and had musicians demonstrate on the lurs. This was made into a recording on Nordisk Polyphon Aktieselskab at the National Museum, Copehagen (May 12th, 1925). The 78 rmp gramophone record was called 'Danmarks gamle lurer - tusindaarige toner'.


LP cover: Klange fra Danmarks bronzealderlurer 1966
Klange fra Danmarks bronzealderlurer (Music blown on lurs from the Danish Bonze Age). Performed by Palmer Traulsen and G.A. Wilkenschildt. On 10” 33 1/3 rpm disc. Notes by Thorkild Ramskou (in Danish and English) 5 pp. illus. Nationalmuseet NM 67-001:
Listen: Lur music from this LP as MP3

review Author of Review: Jeremy Montagu
Ethnomusicology, Vol. 16, No. 3, Canadian Issue (Sep., 1972), pp. 575-577

Interview [in Danish] with Palmer Traulsen.

CD+ booklet box: MUSICA SVECIAE:Fornnordiska klanger [1984]  1991 Cajsa S. Lund om CD 'Fornnordiska klanger' in Swedish

Cajsa S. Lund has produced this fantastic recording, and is responsible for its contents, research and commentaries. The lur parts are played on the original bronze age lurs. She has a doctoral dissertation on archelogy. She is also a musician, a basoonist and also a saxophonist. She is the author og several scientific papers on music archaelogy.

YouTube version with lurs

CD cover: Die Luren In 1997, a recording was made at Nikodemuskirche, Berlin, Germany by Stephan Maier. The recording is called 'Die Luren - Klingende Zeugen der Bronzezeit'. Maier used the Brudevælte lurs.

[thanks to http://abel.hive.no/trompet/lur/bronze/ ]

CD cover: Bronze Brass 1999 Royal Danish Brass band på dansk

Royal Danish Brass Band in English

"In recent years we have several times been asked to make a recording of the oldest Danish instruments in existence, the lurs, dating from the bronze age. However we thought that a whole CD consisting only of lur music would be somewhat monotonous, perhaps even boring, with all respect to these c. 3,000-year-old treasures. Therefore in several of the items we have combined the old bronze-age instruments with the sophisticated brass instruments of today, ..."

At http://abel.hive.no/trumpet/lur/bronze/ you find 4 samples in MP3 format, played on the Revheim lurs

www.per-olof.dk | email til Per-Olof Johansson | Debatforum WWW