Gigue des capuchons

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X:1 T:Reel des capuchons L:1/8 M:6/8 D:Victor 263909 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1933) F:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13118.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D faa afa|gfe d2e|faf ece|fdf efg| faa afa|gfe d2e|faf ece|1fdd d2g:|2[M:9/8] fdd d2F A2G|| |:[M:6/8] FAd fed|{cd}cBc edc|dfe dcB|A3G3| FAd fed|cBc edc|1[M:9/8] dfe d2F A2G:|2[M:6/8] dfe d2e||



GIGUE DES CAPUCHONS (Hood Dance or Capuchons' Reel). AKA - "Reel des capuchons," "Capuchons' reel." AKA and see "Reel de l'allumeur." French-Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A capuchon is an item of apparel-a hood that covers the head. Source Joseph Allard (1873-1947) recorded the jig in 1933 with a measure of 9/8 time on one turn of each strain [1], although the jig can also be heard frequently in "square" versions for contra-dancing. Allard re-recorded the tune in 1937 under a different title, "Reel de l'allumeur."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Rémi Laporte (Saint-Liguori, Québec) [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 87, p. 42. Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 11, p. 45.

Recorded sources: -Victor 263909 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1933).

See also listing at:
Hear Allard's 1933 recording at The Virtual Gramophone [1]
Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois [2]



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  1. Jean Duval notates this with one measure of 3/8 time at the beginning of the second strain, played each time.