Gigue écossaise

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X:1 T:Gigue écossaise N:From the 1928 recording by Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal) at the N:Virtual Gramphone http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/virtual-gramophone/Pages/Item.aspx?idNumber=1007649455 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 15473 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928) http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15876.mp3 B:Duval - La Musique de Isidore Soucy (2017, No. 79) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D AB|AGFA dffg|feBc ddcA|B-AAA GBAG|FDEF DDAB| AGFA defg|feBc ddcA|(BA)AA GBAG|FDEF D2:| |:D2|[M:C|]a2 fd adfa|gfed efge|a2 fd adfa|gbag fddf| a2 fd adfa|gfed efge|fgfd efec|[M:3/2]dBAG FDEF D2:|



GIGUE ÉCOSSAISE (Scottish Jig). French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Although identified in the title as a 'Scottish' tune, Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds that it is instead a derivative of an Irish reel variously called , Over the Hill <div class="mw-ext-score" data-midi="/w/images/lilypond/t/4/t45l73exoaklmzpa096x5raq7koz862/t45l73ex.midi"><img src="/w/images/lilypond/t/4/t45l73exoaklmzpa096x5raq7koz862/t45l73ex.png" width="655" height="59" alt=" X:1 L: 1/8 M: 4/4 K: D D2 FA D2 FA|dfed cABc|d2 cA (3Bcd AF|GBAF GFEF| "/></div> Miss Lyons' Fancy <div class="mw-ext-score" data-midi="/w/images/lilypond/m/m/mm48q5fy3ejopmojrbasb9j0b90dscf/mm48q5fy.midi"><img src="/w/images/lilypond/m/m/mm48q5fy3ejopmojrbasb9j0b90dscf/mm48q5fy.png" width="697" height="63" alt=" X:1 M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: D D2 FA D2 FA | defd eB (3BBB | d2 cA (3Bcd AF | GBAG (3FED EC | "/></div> and other titles[1]. He observes that there was often confusion in former times between Ireland and Scotland in Quebec, perhaps due to the fact that many immigrants were Ulster Irish, sometimes called 'Scots-Irish' i.e. Scottish immigrants to northern Ireland who had retained much of Scottish culture.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 79, p. 45.

Recorded sources: -Starr 15473 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928).

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1928 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962", 2017, p. 204 [2]