Reel de l'éclipse

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X:1 T:Reel de l’éclipse T:Eclipse Reel N:From the playing of Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal, Quebec) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Victor 263908 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1933) D: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13117.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D f|a2 ag f2de|fafd efga|b2ag f2df|age>g fd2e| faag f2de|fafd efga|b2ag f2df|age>g fd2e|| f2 ed (c/d/c) Ac|egec dfAc|(f/g/f) ed (c/d/c) Ac|egec d3e| (f/g/f) ed (c/d/c) Ac|egec dfAc|(f/g/f) ed (c/d/c) Ac|egec d3||



REEL DE L'ECLIPSE (Eclipse Reel). French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Joseph Allard researcher Jean Duval thinks "Reel de l’éclipse" may be a composition of the Montreal fiddler, and that the title probably refers to the solar eclipse of August 31, 1932[1]. Totality was visible from Northwest Territories (today's Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and Quebec in Canada, and northeastern Vermont, New Hampshire, southwestern Maine, northeastern tip of Massachusetts and northeastern Cape Cod in United States.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 86, p. 41.

Recorded sources: -Victor 263908 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1933).

See also listing at:
Hear Joseph Allard's 1933 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1].



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947", 2018, p. 77.