Reel du Faubourg (2)

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X:1 T:Reel du Faubourg [2] T:Reel à deux T:Reel du printemps, T:Reel des éboulements, N:From the playing of Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal, Quebec) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Bluebird B-1103 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1937) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/14580.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A (3efg|:a2 AA cAec|Bcde {g}fefg|a/a/a AA cAec| fBgB aaeg| a2 AA cAec|Bcde {g}fefg|afge fdec|1dfed cAeg:|2dfed cAed|| |:cAEB Acec|Bcde f2 ed|cAEB Acec|dfec dB2d| cAEB Acec|Bcde {g}fefg|afge fdec|1dfed cAed:|2dfed cAeg||



REEL DU FAUBOURG [2]. AKA and see "Dad's Reel," "Reel à deux," "Reel du printemps," "Charlevoix Reel," "Reel des éboulements." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Allard recorded this piece twice, first under the title "Reel à deux" (1930), and again in 1937 as "Reel du Faubourg." Most musicians playing Quebecois music today know it as ""Reel des éboulements," after Jos Bouchard's masterful recording of the reel. By whatever name, Allard researcher Jean Duval finds the piece to be derivative of Scottish fiddler-composer Robert Mackintosh's reel "Sheep Shanks," and, indeed, Allard's original title ("Reel à deux") refers to an old Scottish dance, in which each of two partners in the dance describes a figure eight[1]

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 54, p. 27.

Recorded sources: -Victor 263735b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear Allard's 1937 recording on youtube.com [1] and at the Virtual Gramophone [2]



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947, 2018, p. 73.