Quadrille du peuple 1ère partie

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X:1 T:Quadrille du peuple 1ère partie N:From the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal, Québec) and accordion N:player Donat Lafleur (1892-1973). M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" N:Play AABBAACCC R:Reel D:Starr 15532A (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1928) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15992.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G B2 AB A2G2|B,2D2E2D2|c2 Bc B2A2|EDEF E2D2|B2 AB A2G2|B,2D2E2D2| c2Bc B2A2|E2F2 G2G2:||:A2B2c2 A2 |B2c2d2d2|A2B2c2A2|EDEF E2D2| A2B2c2A2|B2c2d2d2|A2B2c2A2|E2FD G2G2:| |:D2|ADFD ADFD|ADFD EEDB|ADFD ADFB|1,2AGFE DDDB:|3 AGFE DD D2||



QUADRILLE DU PEUPLE 1ÈRE PARTIE. French-Canadian, Quadrille or Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCC. Soucy researcher Jean Duval notes that this quadrille series was the first time that Soucy was paired on recording with accordion player Donal Lafluer, with whom he enjoyed a long recording partnership. The tune itself is better known nowadays as "Reel de Gaspé/Gaspé Reel (1)," but Duval points out that "Quadrille du peuple 1ère partie" is the first time the tune is heard on a recording[1]. The third part is grafted on and is from the Scottish reel "Money Musk/Monymusk," well known in Quebec.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1988-1962), 2017; No. 98, p. 54.

Recorded sources : - Starr 15532A (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1928)

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



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962, 2017, p. 206 [2]