Reel écossais (1)

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X:1 T: Reel écossais [1] N:From the playing of Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal, Quebec) M:C| L:1/8 N:Play ABB'A'BB' D:Victor 263560 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1928) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Ador P:A (3ef^g|a2 e>a (^g<a)e>(a|{=ga}g) d>g (f/a/^g) (3efg|a2 e>a (^g<a) e-f|{a}gedB {c}Be (3ef^g| a2 e>a (^g<a)e>f|(=g/f/g) d>g (f/a/g) (3ef^g|a<f{a}g>e f<de>d|B<gd>B {c}BA/e/ e-f|| P:B Se>A A-B c-de-d|g>G GA {c}B>A (3Bcd|e>A A-B c-de-d|1g>G GA {c}Be/e/ e-f:|2 g>G GA {c}Be|| P:A' (3ef^g|a2 e>d c>de>f|(=g/f/g) d>g (f/a/g) (3ef^g|a2 e>d c>de>f|{a}gedB {c}Be (3ef^g| a2 e>d c>de>f|(=g/f/g) d>g (f/a/g) (3ef^g|a<f{a}g>e f<de>d|B<gd>B {c}BA/e/ e-fS||

REEL ÉCOSSAIS. AKA - "Scottish Dance."French-Canadian, Strathspey (cut time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'CBB'. Allard researcher Jean Duval finds Allard's "Reel ecossais" to be a version of "Miss Drummond of Perth (1)," a popular 18th century strathspey on the Scottish idiom. He believes it has been played by Quebec musicians for some time, as there are several recorded versions in the early recording archives. See also Isidore Soucy's "Trois corbeaux (Les)" for another, 'crooked', version of the same root tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018, No. 16, p. 9.

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