Gigue des touristes (2)

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X:1 T:Gigue des touristes [2] I:From the 1937 recording by Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal) at the I:Virtual Gramphone http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/virtual-gramophone/Pages/Item.aspx?idNumber=1007649693 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 16047 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1937) S:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13983.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D AG|FAFA d-cde|f-efg agfg|e2 ef gage|[M:6/4][ce][Ae]B-c dfed cedc [M:C|]AAGA FAEA |DDFA d-cde|(fe)fg agfg|e2 ef gage| [ce][Ae]B-c dfec|1[M:2/4]d2:|2 d2d2||:[M:C|]efed .[ce].A.A.A|AEAc e2dc| BGBd (f/g/f) ed|cAce afed|[M:6/4]c-A[Ae]A AEAc e2 dc|[M:C|]BGBd (f/g/f) ed| cABc A2 ed|.[ce].A.E.A AEAc|[M:6/4] e2dc BGBd (f/g/f) ed| [M:C|]cAce afed|[M:6/4] .[ce].A.E.A AEAc e2dc|[M:C|]BGBd (f/g/f) ed| cef^g abag|[M:2/4]a2||



GIGUE DES TOURISTES [2] (Tourists' Gigue). AKA and see "Gigue à ma sœur." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. "Gigue des tourists [2]" was recorded by fiddler-composer Isidore Soucy in Montreal in 1937, accompanied by his nephew, pianist Romuald Soucy. Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds that Soucy a few years later recorded another version of the reel under the title "Gigue à ma sœur" (My Sister's Gigue), and points out the similarity of the second strain with radio and TV fiddler Don Messer's "Old French" (recorded in 1948)[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017, No. 233, p. 117.

Recorded sources: -Starr 16047 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1937).

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1937 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962", 2017, p. 220.