Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Jabbour, Karen Singer
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Ethnography
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Music
Schottisches
Strathspeys
Title
[Schottische in C]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, June 18, 1966
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Strathspeys
-  Schottisches
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Key: C
-  Strains: 3 (low-high-higher, 4-4-4)
-  Rendition: 1-2-1-3r-1-2-1
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QBQC UVUW (abcd abce qrcd qrce uvwx uvwy)
-  Compass: 12
-  Stylistic features: Schottische-style, jerky long-short alternations (triplets more than dotted-eighths and sixteenths), mostly separate bowstrokes.
-  Related Tune(s): Nightingale Clog
-  Related Tune(s): Wilson's Clog
-  Related Tune(s): German Waltz
-  Henry Reed called this tune a schottische, and he plays it in a style similar to that of other schottisches in this collection. This tune is variously described as a schottische or a clog in scattered versions from the Appalachians and beyond. A Canadian set was published in Messer, Original Old Tyme Music (p. 23, "Clog in C Major"). A West Virginia version is Burl Hammons's banjo set of "Wilson's Clog" (The Hammons Family, Library of Congress, AFS L65-66). Another published recording, called "Schottisch," appears on Rural Rhythm (Repeat RS 300-4), and an unpublished set in the American Folklife Center's collections is "German Waltz" by Bev Baker of Hazard, Kentucky (AFS 1538b3).The uncertainty about assigning a genre to the tune suggests that, in the South at least, such tunes were often played as instrumental set pieces rather than for dancing. An interesting technical feature of Henry Reed's performance is his use of an extended fourth finger twice in the third strain, both for a high C on the E-string and for an F on the A-string.
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Duration: 1 minute, 44 seconds
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed schottische."
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: I don't know if I know that one at all./HENRY REED: I don't either--don't know the name of it.
-  Recording chronology: 005
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13034B33
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13034b33


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