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X:1 T:Scituate Reel C:John Braham M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 23) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859.Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|(ga)bg e2 (ge)|d2 ge dBGB|(3A/A/A/ A2 z2AB|(cB)AB (cd)ef| (ga)bg e2 (ge)|d2 (ge) dBGB|(3AAA A2 z2 AB|cdef g2z2:| |:z3g/ g4 g/f/|gaba gdBd|z3a/ a4 a^g|a^gab a=gef| g2 bg f2 af|e2 fg edBg|(3AAA A2 z2 AB|cBAB cdef:||



SCITUATE REEL. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Scituate Reel" is a composition of Anglo-American musical theater conductor and composer John Joseph Braham, Sr. (1847-1919), who, as a teenager toured the United States as a violinist, playing in vaudeville and music halls. Later he became a music director and introduced the works of Gilbert and Sullivan to Boston and New York, and still later composed music for silent films.

Scituate is a town on the Massachusetts coast.


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 23. Laybourn (Köhlers' Violin Repository vol. 1), 1881; p. 76.

Recorded sources : - Fellside Recordings FECD276, Vic Gammon & Friends - "Early Scottish Ragtime" (2016).




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