Reel du retour

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X:1 T:Reel du retour S:Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Bluebird 55-5253 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1946) F:https://archive.org/details/IsidoreSoucyReelDuRetourRCAVictor555253 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D dB|AAFA DDA,A,|DDFA dfab|afdf gfec|dcBA GBEG| FAD2 D2A,2|DDFA dfab|afdf CEAG|[F2A2]D2D2:| |:FG|Addd fddf|bagf a/g/f AA|AAFA dAFA|GFED CDEF| DDFA Ad d2|ffdf ba^ga|fdcd AGFD|[M:3/2]CEAG F2D2 D2:|



REEL DU RETOUR. AKA - "Reel de retour." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A slightly 'crooked' or irregular reel from the playing of Montreal fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1962) who recorded it in 1946. Jean Duval notes that this August 1, 1946, recording marks Soucy's return to the studio after World War II (after a hiatus of three years)[1] Duval finds "Reel de detour" (as he gives the title--it is "Reel du detour" on the record label) to be a version of Soucy's "Gigue des espionages (La)" and "Reel du pôle nord" with some slight differences.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy (1899-1962)), 2017; No. 308, p. 155.

Recorded sources: -Bluebird 55-5253 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1946).

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1946 recording at the Internet Archive [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy (1899-1962), 2017, p. 228 [2].