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
Red Fox [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
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
-  Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
-  Compass: 12
-  Key: G
-  Stylistic features: Slurred bowing.
-  Rendition: tag-1r-2r-1r-2r-1r-2
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC (abcb abde qrst qrd'e')
-  Related Tune(s): The Welsh Jig
-  Related Tune(s): The Priest in His Boots
-  Related Tune(s): Tivoli--Jig
-  Handwritten: Recorded: aabbaabbaab
-  "Red Fox" is an unusual, and so far untraceable, tune in Henry Reed's repertory. It may be that some of these fiddle tunes of the old frontier began life as jigs and were converted to the prevailing reel-breakdown meter in the Upper South. Compare, for example, Longman & Broderip's Fifth Selection of the Most Admired Dances, Reels, Minuets & Cottilons (1780), p. 11 "The Welsh Jig"; Riley's Flute Melodies (ca. 1814), p. 6 "The Priest in His Boots"; One Thousand Fiddle Tunes, p. 52 "The Priest in His Boots--Jig," p. 60 "Tivoli--Jig." The oscillation between tonal centers in D (most of the first strain) and G (the second strain) is known in British tradition but less familiar in the Upper South.
Medium
manuscript; 1 page
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: Notebook 3: p. 16a
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.reedt041


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