Brandy (Richard)

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X:1 T: Brandy T:Brandy à Édouard Richard S:fiddler Édouard Richard (1934-2019, Grande-Vallée, Gaspé) M:C| L:1/8 D:Édouard Richard - "Musique gaspésienne" (2000) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G Se-|ggdg ggdg|{ga}gedB G3e-|ggdg ggdg|bgaf {ga}ggdg| {a}gedB G3e|{f}ggdg ggdg|gedB GG2e|{ga}ggdg {a}ggdg| bgaf {ga}ggdg|[M:2/4]{a}gedB||:[M:3/2]GBdB- BBAG BGAB| cedd BGBB BBAF|D2dB- BBAG BBAB|1cedd BGBB BBAF:|2 cedd BGBB BBAF|[M:2/4]G2-GS||



BRANDY. AKA - "Reel des grands pieds." French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB': AA'BB' (Demers). A Brandy melody from Grande-Vallée, Gaspé, fiddler Édouard Richard (1934-2019). There are many Brandy tunes that originated as an accompaniment to the dance Drops of Brandy AKA Strip the Willow, with each musician having his version. Although many Brandy tunes are in triple meter throughout (3/2 or 6/4), Richard's first strain is in duple time, while the second is in 3/2.

See also the related "Reel des grands pieds"[1] a traditional tune in the repertoire of Luc Veilleux and Éric Favreau.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l’Amérique francophone), 2020; p. 34.

Recorded sources : - Édouard Richard - "Musique gaspésienne" (2000)




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