Annotation:Reel de l'Abitibi

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X:1 T:Reel de l'Abitibi N:From the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Quebec) M:C| L:1/8 D: D:Starr 15849-A (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & (1932) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D D2FA dfaf|g(f/4g/4f/)ec dcdA |BGAG EAAG| FAEA DEFG| AA/A/AA dfaf|gfec dcdA|BGAG EAAG|1FABc ddd2:|2fABc dd|| |:AA|d2fd adfd|ceeg bgec|d2fd adfa|gbag faec| d2fd adfd|ceeg bgec|dcdA BGAF|EAAG FABc|1[M:2/4]ddAA:|2dd d2||

REEL DE L'ABITIBI. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Some resemblance to Soucy's "Gigue écossaise." Abitibi County is a historical county in the southwest of the Province of Quebec, now merged as Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Abitibi is also the name of a lake and a river in northern Ontario, derived from the Algonquin words abitah, meaning middle, and nipi meaning water.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 172, p. 87.

Recorded sources: -Starr 15849-A (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1932).

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1931 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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