Reel de Valentin

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X:1 T:Reel de Valentin T:Reel de la St-Valentin T:Reel du grand-père, Le T:Speed the Plough M:C| L:1/8 N:A faithful rendering of the English reel “Speed N:the Plough.” R:Reel D: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14579.mp3 D:Bluebird B-1103 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1937) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2|GABc dedB|dedB dedB|cdcA BcBA|ABAF GFED| GABc dedB|dedB degB|cdcA BcBA|ABAF G2:| |:B2|gagf gdBd|g2(f/g/f) e2d2| cdcA BcBA|ABAF GFED| GABc d2 Bd|ef{ga}ge dBGB| cdcA BcBA|ABAF G2:|]



REEL DE VALENTIN. AKA - "Reel de St-Valentin." AKA and see "Reel de l'enfantà cette," "Reel du grand-père (Le)," "Reel du laboureur," "Reel Matane," "Speed the Plough (1)." French-Canadian (originally English), Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Allard's "Reel de Valentin", recorded in 1937, is a faithful rendering of the late 18th century reel "Speed the Plough." RCA Victor re-released the 1937 recording in 1946 with the slightly altered title "Reel de la St-Valentin." The title in Carmelle Begin's 1978 thesis is "Reel de l'enfantà cette." Allard researcher Jean Duval points out that Allard's grandfather was a well-respected fiddler, so perhaps the title refers to him. See also A.J. Boulay's version "Reel du laboureur."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1973-1947), 2018; No. 20, p. 11.

Recorded sources: -: Bluebird B-1103 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1937).

See also listing at:
Hear Joseph Allard's 1937 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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