St. Anne's Reel

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 Theme code Index    3H3H3H1H 5333
 Also known as    Burravoe Rattler (The), Esquimaults Reel, Quadrille du loup garou - 4ème partie, Reel de la Baie Ste Anne (La), Reel des esquimaults, Ste Agathe
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland, Canada, United States
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, Québécois/Acadian
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    CANADA(Québec)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Pat McNulty
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Dance Music of Ireland
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 14
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1965
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St. Anne's Reel

Played by: Jeff Smith
Source: Soundcloud
Image: Well-known in a number of genres in the English-speaking world as St. Anne's Reel.
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St Anne's Reel






X:1 T:St. Anne's Reel M:C| L:1/8 N:From an August 1, 1966, field recording of the playing of Fidel N:Martin (1891-1976) of Berlin N.H., originally from Rogersville, NB, recorded N:by folklorist Art Rosenbaum. Martin, a WWI veteran, had a varied repertory that N:consisted of "Down East", Acadian, Irish, American and French-Canadian tunes. D: https://bmac.libs.uga.edu/index.php/Detail/objects/331630 F:UGA Brown Media Archives: identifier artrosen_00180 (Track 16 -12:04 of the tape) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D V:1 clef=treble name="0." [V:1] Ad|fdf-g {fg}f-edz|AFAA AFAd|BGBB BG(Bd/B/)|AAAF DFAd| Jf3f {g}fedB|AFAA AFAd|BGBB cABc|dfec (d/c/d)Ad| ff2f {g}fedB|AFAA AFAd|BGBB BG(Bd/B/)|AAAF DFAd| Jf3f {g}fedB|AAAF DFAd|BGBB cABc|dfef (d/c/d)|| ag|fdff fdfa|gggf (g/f/g)gf|eceg eceg|baa^g (a/g/a)-aa| fdfa fdfa|gggf (g/f/g)gg|eccB Aceg|(f/g/f)ec d2Ag| fdfa fdfa|gggf (g/f/g)gg|eceg eceg|baa^g a3a| fdfa fdfa|gggf (g/f/g){f}gf|ecec Acee|fdec .d2||


X:2 T:St. Anne’s Reel T:as played by Fidel Martin, 1966-08-01 S:Fidel Martin M:4/4 L:1/16 Q:1/4=110 %alternatively, it could be in 4/2 with the following. (That lets us use the swing feature in Michael Eskin's tool but is less to my taste.) %M:4/2 %L:1/8 %Q:1/4=220 N:1. I think this was played on a violin tuned one whole tone down. N: So the top three strings are DGC. Maybe the last one is an F? N:2. Notated in 4/4, with semiquavers (aka quarter notes) as the basic unit, N:as that’s the way I generally prefer writing reels these days. N:3. For the ornaments and phrasing, this is just a rough outline. It’s best N:of course to refer to the original recording. N:4. It’s interesting to compare this transcription with from A. Kuntz’s N:one, as both are based on the same recording. Apart from the differences N:in key signature and meter, there are only a few other significant N:differences. N:5. (The following notes are copied from A. Kuntz.) N:From an August 1, 1966, field recording of the playing of Fidel N:Martin (1891-1976) of Berlin N.H., originally from Rogersville, NB, recorded N:by folklorist Art Rosenbaum. Martin, a WWI veteran, had a varied repertory that N:consisted of "Down East", Acadian, Irish, American and French-Canadian tunes. F:https://bmac.libs.uga.edu/Detail/objects/331630 Z:abc-transcription Malcolm Schonfield (using A. Kuntz’s transcription Z:as a starting point)%2024-06-19, 20, 25, 26 Z:abc-copyright CC BY-NC 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/fr/deed.en) %abcjs_soundfont fluid %%MIDI program 40 K:C %_/g =G %K:C _/B V:1 clef=treble name="1." [V:1] [P:A]Gc|ece>f ed.c2 GEGG GEGc|AFAA AF(AB/A/) GGGE CEGc| !slide!e3e {f}edcA GEGG GEGc|AFAA BGAB cedB c2Gc| e"<("e">)"ee {f}edcA GEGG GEGc|AFAA AF(AB/A/) GGGE CEGc| e3e {f}edcA GGGE CEGB|AFAA BGAB cedB .c2 [P:B][|]gf&\ G2|ecee eceg fffe f3f|d_/Bdf dBdf aggf {gf}g3g| eceg eceg f2fe {fe}f3f|dBBA GBdf {ef}e2dB c2gf &\ x14G2| eceg eceg f2fe {fe}f3f|dBdf dBdf &\ x2G2 x2"<("">)"G2 [|] aggf g3g | eceg eceg {fe}f2{ef}e2 &\ x2G2 G2G2 x2"<("">)"G2 [|] f2fe | dBdB GBdd ecdB .c2 &\ x2G2 x2GG x2G2x2[|] [P:A (second time)]Gc|ecef edcA [|] GEGG GEGc &\ x2CCCx C2|AFAA AF(AB/A/) &\ x2CCCx C2[|] GGGE CEGc| e3e {f}edcA GEGG GEGB &\ x3G2 x3 Cx C2 x2C2 | AFAA BGAB &\ x2CC "_ poco rall."x2C2 [|] cedB .!>!c2|]


X:3 T:St. Anne's Reel S:An archival field recording of Acadian fiddler Andre' 'a Toto Savoie S:(1941-2014), c. 1970's-80's, via Seattle fiddler Devon Leger. N:Devon instructs that Savoie would play 4th finger notes a bit flat N:(microtone), and Devon slides into the slightly flattened 'b' notes N:in the second strain. M:C| L:1/8 D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrPSa-2rYRQ Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D V:1 clef=treble name="2." [V:1] Ad|f2 fg fedB|"*"AFdF Adzd|BGdG Bdzd|AFdF Adzd| f2 fg fedB|AFdF FdFd|BGBd cAce|dfec- d2:| |:d2|aAfA aAfa|zaJbf afga|gfec acea|zabf afaa| agfA aAfa|zaJbf afga|gfec acAc| ea (3fgf ec d2:| P:Substitution "*"AFdF FdFd|BGdG GdGd|AFdF FdFd||


X:4 T:St. Anne's Reel L:1/8 M:C| S:Jay Ungar (Hudson Valley, New York, 1980) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D V:1 clef=treble name="3." [V:1] de|f2 (fg) fedB|A2 F2 F3 A|B2G2G2 (FG)|B2A2A2 a2| f2 (fg) fedB|A2 FA DFAd|(BG)Bd (cA)cd|(e d2 )e d2:| |:ag|fdf(a fd)fg|ag2(a g2)(gf)|e(dcB) Ace^g|ba2b a2 (ag)| fdf(a fd)fg|ag2(a g2) (gf)|e(dcB) Aceg|f d3 d2:||


X:5 T:Saint Anne's Reel S:Kilkenny Tavern sessions, London N:A French Canadian reel first published in 1937, N:perhaps developed out of an Irish original such N:as 'The Factory Lass' in O'Neill's Waifs & Strays, N:No. 232, which he picked up at a Gaelic Park N:concert in Chicago in 1922. Z:ATB R:reel M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D V:1 clef=treble name="4." [V:1] de|:fedf edcB|A2FA DAFA|B2GB EBGB|A2FA DAFA| |fedf edcB|A2FA DAFA|Beed cABc|eddc d2de:|] |f2fg fedc|Bggf ~g3f|edcB ABce|baa^g ~a3=g| |f2fg fedc|Bggf ~g3f|edcB Aceg|[1 fdec d2de:|][2 fdec d2|]