Gigue du roi

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X:1 T:Gigue du roi T:King's Jig (4) (The) I:From the 1927 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=1019382037 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 3028 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1927) S:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15652.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A2(3ABc||Sd2 fd adfd|[M:3/2]A-def gfga bgec|[M:C|]d2 fd aadf|edcB AGFA-| d2 fd adfd|[M:3/2]c-def gfga bgec |[M:C|]d2 fd adfa|[M:3/2]gbag faec dBAF|| DFAF GGBG |[M:3/2]FGAc dcdd AFAF|[M:C|] DFAF GBBG|[M:3/2] FGAF EDEF D2DD| DFAF DFAF GBBG|[M:C|]FGAc ddeg|faec dBAF|DFAF GBBG | [M:3/2]FGAc dcdd AFAF|[M:C|] DFAF GBBG|F2[F2A2] EDEF| D2DD D2AcS||



GIGUE DU ROI (The King's Jig). French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Soucy researcher Jean Duval suggests the tune title may be linked to Canada's Jubilee celebration of 1927. Although King George V did not attend, Duval points out, Prince Edward VIII was present. Although there is no antecedent tune source, Duval thinks the tune may have been constructed by Soucy from several motifs in his repertoire, as evidenced by a first-strain motif that also appears in the second strain of his "Roulant ma boule (En)" (Rolling My Ball)[1].

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy, 2017; No. 52, p.

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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy, 2017, p. 200 [1].