Reel de Cabano

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X:1 T:Reel de Cabano C:Joseph Allard M:2/4 L:1/16 Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne K:G BGdG BGGd|BGdG BGGB|A=FcF AFFc|A=FcF AFFc|! BGdG BGGd|BGdG A=FF2|GFGA Bcde|fdAc BGG2:|! |:gfga gede|=fefg afdf|g=fga gede|fdAd BGG2|! gfga gede|=fefg afde|=fgef decd|BdcA BGG2:|!



REEL DE CABANO. French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The title honors the town of Cabano, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. In 2010 it merged with Notre-Dame-du-Lac to form the new city of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. Both strains of "Reel de Cabano" are in 'double-tonic' tonality. Allard researcher Jean Duval believes the melody "no doubt inspired Jean-Paul Filion for his song "La Parenté"[1]. See also Isidore Soucy's related "Pleureuse (La)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 14. Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 123, p. 59.

Recorded sources: -Bluebird 55-5230-b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1945).



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-194, 2018, p. 80.