Quadrille Ste-Julie

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X:1 T:Quadrille Ste-Julie N:from the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal, Québec). N:The tune is an distanced adaptation of "Larry O'Gaff (1)" M: L:1/8 R:Quadrille or Reel D:Bluebird B-4925 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1936) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14811.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G gB/c/ B/A/G|GE cc|B/c/B A/G/A|Ad ef| gB/c/ B/A/G|GE cc|B/c/B A/G/A|1[M:3/4]D/E/F G[Gd] ef:|2[M:2/4]D/E/F [G,G][G,G]|| |:[Bg][B/g/][B/a/] ([B/g/]f/)[Bg]|a[Af] d[Af]|[Aa]a/b/ a/g/a|b[Bg] [Bg][B/g/]a/| ba g/f/e|d/B/B (c/[e/e/])[ee]|B/c/B A/G/A|1D/E/F GG:|2 D/E/F Ge/f/||



QUADRILLE STE-JULIE. AKA and see "Reel de la main blanche." French-Canadian, Quadrille or Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Quadrille Ste-Julie" is one of two Isidore Soucy versions of this duple-time quadrille or reel, along with his Set Canadian," recorded in 1936 and respectively. They are versions, finds Soucy researcher Jean Duval, of the old triple-time Irish jig and song air "Larry O'Gaff (1)," along with other triple-time Quebecois variants by Joseph Allard, "Gigue de la Débauche," and "Mère Blanche (La)"[1] The contemporary group La Bottine Souriante adapted Soucy's versions for their "Reel de la main blanche," recorded in 1994.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1963), 2017; No. 216, p. 109.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird B-4925 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1936).

See also listing at :
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1936 recording at the Virtual Gramaphone [1]
Hear La Bottine Souriante's "Reel de la main blanche" at youtube.com [2]
Hear/See Patti Dusturok play "Reel de la main blanche" at youtube.com [3]



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1963, 2017, p. 218 [4].