Gigue Adélard

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X:1 T:Gigue Adélard M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" N:From the playing of fiddler A. Girard, probably from the Trois-Rivières region. D:Starr 15563 (78 RPM), Girard & Boromée Bernaquez (1929) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14235.mp3 N:http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/virtual-gramophone/Pages/Item.aspx?idNumber=1019386521 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A efed c2e2|fefg a2aa|efed cAcA|BBGB B2[G2B2]| efed c2e2|fefg a2aa|efed cAcA|1BBGB A2[E2A2]:|2 BBGB A2|| AB|[M:3/2]c2Ac BAGA B2 B2|c2 Ac BAGB A2A2| c2Ac BAGA BB B2|c2 Ac BAGB A2A2| c2Ac BAGA BBBB|c2 Ac BAGB A2A2|| |:[M:C|]efed cAcA|BBGB B2B2|efec cAcA|BBGB A2A2:|



GIGUE ADÉLARD. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BCC. Researcher Jean Duval finds that the fiddler was listed as "A. Girard" on the Compo-Starr recording notes from 1929, and he believes that the fiddler was from the Trois-Rivières area of Quebec, as one of the tunes he recorded for Starr was called "St-Léon", the name of a nearby a village.

The first strain of "Gigue Adélard" is something of a "floater" and shows up "Ti-Blanc Richard Tune, as the second strain of "Chantiers (Les)" and others.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Starr 15563 (78 RPM), Girard & Boromée Bernaquez (1929)

Recorded sources : - Hear Girard's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]




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