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X:1 T:Gigue indienne N:From the 1928 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=1007650068 N:Soucy plays the 'F' note in the last measure of the 1st strain at a pitch between F# and F natural. I N:like the sound of the F natural for that note. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 15517 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928) http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15962.mp3 B:Duval - La Musique de Isidore Soucy (2017, No. 85) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G Dc|:BGBd gfga|bgag bagf|eaaa a2a2|agab g2 ed| BGBd gfga|bgdB c2Bc|dBcA FAdc|BdA=F G2dc:| |:BdAF G2Bd|gdBd ccBc|dBcA FAdc| BGdG e2 dc| BdAF G2Bd|gdBd ccBc|dBcA FAdc|BdAF G2dc:|



GIGUE INDIENNE (Indian Gigue). French-Canadien, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Soucy researcher Jean Duval identifies this tune as a version of "Cuckoo's Nest (4) (The)"[1]. However, it is unrecognizable in the first strain, and barely recognizable in the second. It may be more accurate to say that melodic material from "Cuckoo's Nest" (a common tune in older British, Irish and American repertory) informed Soucy's creation.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval ( La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 85, p. 47.

Recorded sources: -Starr 15517 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928).

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1928 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962", 2017; p. 205.