Saut du lapin (1)

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SAUT DE/DU LAPIN [1] (“Leap of the Rabbit” or “Rabbit’s Jump”). AKA and see “Rabbit Stew.” French Canadian, Reel. F Major (Begin): G Major (Hart & Sandell, Songer). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Hart & Sandell, Songer): AA'BB'A"A"'B"B"' (Begin). Played in English sessions as “Rabbit Stew.” See also the cognate second strain of Isidore Soucy's "Quadrille des Laurentides 3ème partie," also used in his "Joyeuse (La)" and "Claqueuse (La)"[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - French-Canadian violinist Joseph Bouchard (1905-1980) via button accordion player Philippe Bruneau (Québec) [Bégin]; fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld (Seattle) [Songer]; fiddler Lisa Ornstein [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources : - Bégin (Philippe Bruneau), 1993; No. 56, p. 83. Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 32, p. 62. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 177.

Recorded sources: -Tradi-Spec 8401, Richard Forest & André Filion - “Tradi/son de passage” (1984). Varrick VR 038, Yankee Ingenuity "Heatin' up the Hall" (1989). Denis Pepin – “Danseries de la belle province” (1984).



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  1. Jean Duval, "La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962, 2017, p. 211.