Annotation:Set d'en bas de Québec - 2ème partie

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X:1 T:Set d'en bas de Québec S:Isidore Soucy (1899-1962, Montreal, Quebec) N:See Allard's version, "Reel du commis de barre" M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:A fg|a2c2e2A2|c2E2 A2 Ac|BABc dcde|feed e2 fg| a2c2 e2A2|c2E2 A2 Ac|BABc dcde|1 feec A2 ce:|2 feec A2 cd|| eagf edcB|c2E2 c2 ce|d2B2 BBBd|c2 E2 c2 cd| eagf edcB|c2E2 c2 ce|d2B2 BBBG|1 A2c2 A2 cd:|2 A2c2 A2A2|| K:E BB B2 cc c2|BB B2 g2 ga|g2 fg fe d2|f2 ef ed c2| BB B2 cc c2|BB B2 g2ga|g2 fg fedf|1 e2g2 e2e2:|2 e2g2 e2 fg!D.S.!||

SET D'EN BAS DE QUÉBEC (deuxieme partie). AKA and see "Reel de Portneuf (2)," "Reel du commis de barre," "Reel du petit minou." French-Canadian, Reel. A Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & E Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'. This tune, recorded by Montreal fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1962), though a reel, is rhythmically very similar to a polka. See also Montreal fiddler Jean Carignan's "Reel de Portneuf" which uses melodic material from Soucy's tune. Soucy own “Reel du petit minou”, recorded by him over twenty years later, shares the first strain with his “Set d’en bas de Québec.” Montreal fiddler Jospeh Allard recorded the tune in 1931 as "Reel du commis de barre" (Bartender's Reel).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Joyal (Danses d'ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; pp. 49 & 102-103.

Recorded sources: -Starr 19059-B (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1930).

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