Reel de Beaupré

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X:1 T:Reel de Beaupré L:1/8 M:6/8 D:Victor 263933 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1934) F:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13179.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G g2e d2B|GBd g2(g|{a}g)fe dcB|dcB A3| g2e d2B|GBd g2(g|{a}g)fe dcB|dBA G3:| |:G2B d2d|ded B2G|G2B e2c|efg d2B| G2B d2d|ded B2d|gfe dcB|dBA G3:|



REEL DE BEAUPRÉ. AKA and see "Steamboat Quickstep," "Uncle Jim." Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Quebec. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig was recorded by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947) for Victor Records in 1934. According to Labbé (1995), the melody was used by Tchiakovsky for one of his ballets. Jean Duval, in his notes to the tune, informs that the tune is the vehicle for the song "Bon voyage, Mr. Dumollet" [1]. A version is also used for air to the Newfoundland song "Lots of Fish in Boniface Harbor."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 105, p. 50.

Recorded sources: -Victor 263933 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1934)



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  1. Duval, La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947, 2018, p. 78.