Gigue double (1)

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X:1 T:Gigue double [1] N:From the playing of Joseph Allard (1873-1946, Montreal) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:Victor 263770 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/12942.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:F (f/g/f/e/|:Sf)cAc BdcB|AFAc BdcB|AFAc BG2B| AFFA GEC2| F2 Ac BdcB|AFAc BdcB|Acga bg2e|1fage f2(3cde:|2fage (3fgf ef|| |:gece gef2|afcf affa|gece geba|gfed cAB2| dBFB dBfd|cAFA c2fc|defd cBAG|1F2F2F2ef:|2 F2F2F2 ceS||



GIGUE DOUBLE [1]. AKA - "Double-gigue." AKA and see "Fisher's Hornpipe." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB' The tune was recorded by Montreal fiddlers Joseph Allard (1873-1946) and J.O. LaMadeleine in 1930 and 1938 respectively. Allard researcher Jean Duval informs that the name 'double gigue'/double jig for this tune stems from the mid-18th century conversion of hornpipes from the older triple hornpipe in 3/2 time to the double hornpipe in 4/4 time. He also says the 'double gigue' name for the piece was known to Metis musicians in western Canada[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (Le Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1946), 2018; No. 59, p. 30.

Recorded sources: -Starr 16180 (78 RPM), J.O. LaMadeleine (1938). Starr 16218 (78 RPM), Albert Allard & Quatuor du Terroir (1938). Victor 263770 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear J.O. LaMadeleine's 1938 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]
Hear Joseph Allard's 1930 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2]



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  1. Jean Duval, Le Musique de Joseph Allard, 2018, p. 74.