Quadrille national 4ème partie

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X:1 T:Quadrille national 4ème partie N:From the playing of fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal) M:C| L:1/8 R:Quadrille Q:"Quick" D:Starr 15428B (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1928) D:https://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15801.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G B2|: SB-c |d2b2 c2a2 |B2g2 A2 fg| f2 ed cBAF|[M:2/4]G2B-c| [M:C|]d2b2 c2a2|B2 gg A2fg|f2 ed cdef|[M:2/4]g2:| |:B2|[M:C|]dBdg f2 AB|cBce d2 Bd |c2F2A2 G2|d2 ef g2B2| dBdg f2 AB|1cBce d2d2|e2f2 g2g2 |dfef g2:|2cBce d2 Bd |c2F2G2S||



QUADRILLE NATIONAL 4EME PARTIE. French-Canadian, Quadrille (cut and 2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Soucy researcher Jean Duval recognizes this quadrille part as a version of "Bielbie's Hornpipe," a popular 19th-century schottische (also played as a hornpipe and polka) that is fairly widespread with numerous variants (see, for example "Curlew Hills Polka (The)" and "Original Schottische Polka (The)." Soucy himself recorded another, different, version of the tune with accordion player Donat Lafluer in 1936 as "Reel Acadien," and Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard also recorded his take at the ancestral melody in "Reel des montagnes"[1].


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 74, p. 43.

Recorded sources : - Starr 15428B (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. Notes from Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962, 2017, p. 203[2].