Gigue du corbeau

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X:1 T:Gigue du corbeau N:From the 1936 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=1007643484 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Bluebird B-4812 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1936) http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14621.mp3 B:Duval - La Musique de Isidore Soucy (2017, No. 184) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D fg|a2 ab agfe|d2 [df][df][d2f2] Ad|fdAd fdAf|ecAc e2fg| a2 ab agfe|d2 [df][df][d2f2] Ad|fgfd edef|[M:2/4]d2 :| Ad|fdAc d2Ad|fdAc d2ef|gfed cABc|[M:2/4]d2 Ad| fdAc d2Ad|fdAc d2ef|gfed cABc|[M:2/4]d2 ||



GIGUE DU CORBEAU (The Raven's Jig). French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Isidore Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds that the first strain of the tune is similar to the 5th Set of the "Lancer's Quadrilles" (see Lancers Quadrilles Fifth Figure (1) <div class="mw-ext-score" data-midi="/w/images/lilypond/p/g/pgj59vouiqrbn32t3srb1u4s3uiwl7e/pgj59vou.midi"><img src="/w/images/lilypond/p/g/pgj59vouiqrbn32t3srb1u4s3uiwl7e/pgj59vou.png" width="667" height="54" alt=" X:1 M:2/4 L:1/8 K:G (B/c/)|(d/^c/)d/e/ (d/=c/)B/A/|GG {A}G/F/G/A/|BB {c}B/A/B/c/|BAA (B/c/)| "/></div>) by Lithuanian-born opera composer Feliks Yaniewicz [1] (1762-1949), published in Dublin in 1817[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 184, p. 93.

Recorded sources: -Bluebird B-4812 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1936)

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1936 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2]



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy", 2017, p. 215 [3].