Annotation:Reel du Parc (1)

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REEL DU PARC [1] (The Park’s Reel). AKA and see "Reel des moissonneurs (1)" (Reapers/Harvester's Reel). French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The 'A' part of the tune is shared with an untitled hornpipe in Kerr's Merry Melodies for the Violin vol. 1), c. 1880, p. 44). The reel was recorded twice by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard; first in 1930 under his own name, and again in 1936 under the pseudonym ‘Maxime Toupin’. Allard recorded the melody a final time in 1942, released as "Reel des moissonneurs (1)," although Jean Duval finds in the Victor recording notes that the title was originally to have been "Reel du danseur" (Dancer's Reel).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 55, p. 28. Joyal (Danses d'ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; pp. 17 & 86.

Recorded sources : - Blubird B-4931 (78 RPM), Maxime Toupin (1936). Starr 16215, Les trois copains (appears as "Clog Danse"). Starr 19059, Isidore Soucy (appears as the first part of "Set d'en bas de Quebec"). Victor 263744-A (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930).

See also listing at :
Hear Jospeh Allard’s 1930 recording at the Public Domain Database [1] and at the Virtual Gramophone [2]
Hear Allard’s 1936 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [3]
Hear/see a tutorial by Sébastien Deshaies at Musique Folklorique du Québec [4]

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