Format Notated Music
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Breakdowns
Ethnography
Fiddle Tunes
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Notated Music
Reels
Sheet Music
Title
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
Genre
Ethnography
Sheet Music
Music score
Notes
-  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."
Medium
manuscript; 1 page
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: Notebook 2:47
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.reedt005


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