Annotation:Contra Dance (2) (The)

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X: 1 T: Contredanse, La R: reel M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: Gmaj DD | GBAG BGDG | BBAF G2DD | GBAG BGDG | BBAF G2DD | GBAG BGDG | GBAG BGAB |[M:6/4]Bc (3ccc AFAF DFAF |[M:4/4]DEFG ABc2 | |1 BcAF G2 :|2 BcAF GABc ||[M:6/4]d3d BGBd g3g |[M:4/4]ecec A2AB | [M:6/4]Bc (3ccc Bced cBAc |[M:4/4]BdBG GABc |[M:6/4]d3d BGBd g3g |[M:4/4]ecec A2AB | BccB cedc |1 BdBG GABc :|2 BdBG G2 ||

CONTREDANSE [2], LA. AKA - "Contredanse à Pitou (La)," "Reel Malouin." French-Canadian, Reel. Canada, Québec. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. A 'crooked' tune. "La contredanse" is a specific dance associated with the Sanguenay region of Québec, however, versions of the tune are known in several regions in the province. The title comes from the English term 'country dance.' Theme coding is complicated by the fact that the first measure of the B part is in 6/4 time while the second is in 4/4 time.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Louis "Pitou" Boudreault (1905-1988) [1].

Printed sources : - Remon & Bouchard (25 Crooked Tunes, vol. 2: Québec Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 1.

Recorded sources : - Voyager 322, Louis Boudreault - "Old Time Fiddler of Chicoutimi, Québec" (1977, 1993). Les Tétes de violon - "Le Talencourt." 30 Below TB 001CD, Les têtes de violon (Bouchard et al) - "Airs Tordus/Crooked Tunes" (1998).

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