Notated Music Folding Down the Sheets [music transcription]
- Folding Down the Sheets [music transcription]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Created / Published
- [Between 1966 and 1968]
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Ethnography
- - Sheet Music
- - Music score
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Sheet Music
- Music score
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
- - Stylistic features: Slurs in bowing.
- - Title change: The title appears on the transcription as "Foldin' Down the Sheets."
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 2-2)
- - Rendition: 1r-2r-1'r-2r-1r-2r-1'r-2r-1r
- - Phrase Structure: AB QR alternating with A'B QR (abcd qrqs alternating with a'bcd qrqs)
- - Compass: 14
- - Related Tune(s): Republican Spirit
- - Related Tune(s): The Mackilmoyle
- - Handwritten: Played thru 1 1/4 times more w. some minor variations. *Intended C# Var: From memory on another occasion
- - This tune is so musically singular that it would not be surprising to find that it was unique, but in fact another set with the same title is in the American Folklife Center's collections (AFS 10,894a), recorded in 1954 by Wyatt Insko from Floyd Burchett in Pike County, Kentucky. They are somewhat similar to an unusual reel that appears in Knauff's Virginia Reels (1839), vol. 1, #2, called "Republican Spirit," and in Canadian sets such as Messer, Way Down East Fiddlin' Tunes (1948), p. 9, #25 "The Mackilmoyle." A special feature of Henry Reed's set is the modified version of the first strain that alternates with the version he plays initially. He says he learned it from "Old Man Quince Dillion and John Dillion, and [fellow?] Falls, all of 'em played it."
- manuscript; 1 page
- Call Number
- AFC 1967/007: Notebook 2:47
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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