Annotation:Reel de l’enfant martyre

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X:1 T:Reel de l’enfant martyre N:From the playing of fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1963) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr 15361a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1927) D: B:Duval – La Musique de Isidore Soucy (2017, No. 49, p. 30) N:Play AABBAABBCCDD Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A E[AA][AA][AA] [AA][GA][AA]c|BGEG BG[E2B2]|[AA][AA][AA][AA] [A2A2]Ac|BGBd cA A2:| [M:3/2]ABcd edef =gfg2 |[M:C|]BABc B2[=G2B2]|[M:3/2]=gagf edcB A^GAc |[M:C|]BGBd cA[A2A2]:| |:ea=gf edcA|EAcA [AA][AA][A2A2]|ABcd e2e2|ea=gf edcA|EAcA [EA][AA][A2A2]:| |:ABcd eceg |aae=g (f/g/f) ed|cABc [AA][AA][A2A2]|ea=gf edcA|BAcA [EA][AA][A2A2]:|

A still from a movie about Aurore Gagnon.
REEL DE L'ENFANT MARTYRE (Reel of the Martyred Child). French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABBAACCDD. Soucy researcher Jean Duval records that the title refers to Marie-Aurore-Lucienne "Aurore" Gagnon [1] (1909-1920), a ten-year-old girl who died in Fortierville (Center-du-Québec region) in 1920 following horrific mistreatment by her stepmother[1] and father. Her death was widely reported and decried in Quebec, and Aurore's story was portrayed in books, on stage and in at least two films. Duval also finds J.A. Boucher's "Gigue Double" (1933) to be a similar piece[2].

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 49, p. 30. {break|2}}

Recorded sources: -Starr 15361a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1927). {break|2}}

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore' Soucy's 1927 recording at the Virtual Gramaphone [2]

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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962", 2017, p. 76.
  2. ibid