Annotation:Reel de St-Pierre

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X:1 T:Reel de St-Pierre S:Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:Starr 15819 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1931) F: F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G G2 Bd gage|[M:3/2]fgfd e4- e2 AG|[M:C|] FAFA fgfd |efec dedc| BGBd gage|[M:3/2]fgfd e4- e2 AG|[M:C|] FAFA fgfd|1[M:2/4]ecAF:|2ecAF G2D/D/D|| |:B,G,B,D BG G/G/G|FGAB c>ccc|BcBG ABAG|FGAF DEDC| B,G,B,D BG G/G/G|FGAB c>ccc|BcBG ABAF|1GBAF GEDC:|2GBAF G>Bdd|| P:Play 1st measure on return to 'A' part: BGBd gage||

REEL DE ST-PIERRE. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Reel de St-Pierre" was recorded by Montreal fiddler Isidore Soucy in 1931 for Starr Records. Soucy researcher Jean Duval [1] notes that Soucy's second strain resembles parts of "Cardeuse (La)," and that harmonica player Louis Blanchette recorded a similar piece. Duval speculates the title may refer to a family name, Ville St-Pierre (a small neighborhood of the city of Montreal), or St. Peter himself.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy (1899-1962)), 2017; No. 166, p. 84.

Recorded sources : - Starr 15819 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1931).

See also listing at :
Hear Soucy's 1931 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1] and at the Internet Archive [2]

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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy (1899-1962)", 2017 p. 213.