Quadrille canadien -- 1ère partie

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X:1 T:Quadrille canadien -- 1ère partie S:Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal) N:http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/virtual-gramophone/Pages/Item.aspx?idNumber=1019342116 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr Records 15266 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1926) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15466.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D ABAG F2A2|f2 fgf2 d2|e2d2c2e2|[M:3/2]agab a2g2f2d2| [M:C|]ABAG F2A2|fef-g f2d2|[M:3/2]c2d2e2f2d2d2:| K:G |:[M:2/4]G2 Bc|[M:C|] d2B2g2B2|d2 cd c2AB|c2A2d2A2|c2 Bc B2G2| d2B2g2de|f2 e2edef|e2c2a2B2|[M:2/4][B2g2][B2g2]:|



QUADRILLE CANADIEN -- 1ERE PARTIE. French-Canadian, Quadrille (cut or 2/4 time). D Major ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds that Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard recorded a non-'crooked' (i.e. regularly metered) versions in 1932 under the titles "Reel boule de neige" (Snowball) and "Quadrille fèves au lard"[1] The latter version was covered by 'Downeast' fiddler Don Messer in 1948 under the title "Pork and Beans." The second strain of Soucy's quadrille can also be found as the first strains of James S. Kerr's "Bridesmaid Schottische", printed in Merry Melodies vol. 4 (p. 46), and "Petite cocarde" in J.A. Boucher's Le Répertoire du Violoneux (1933, No. 98, p. 48).


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Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 7, p. 6.

Recorded sources : - Starr 15266a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1926).

See also listing at :
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1926 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962", 2017, p. 194.
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