Concertina Music

New Potato Polka

2008-07-31, tags: halloween, scottisch

Is it a polka? Is it a reel? A scottisch? Find out.

This tune was composed by Paul Gitlitz. The title says 'polka', but the composer indicated 'reel' as rhythm. So I started to play with it. Part A turned out as something between polka and scottisch. And then in part B I got carried away: since the scottisch rhythm was missing from the melody, I tried to set it more clearly in the piano, and it turned out sort of a swing. Oh well... I hope the composer is not offended. I think it makes a fine halloween tune.

Remember: this tune is copyrighted by Paul Gitlitz.