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Notated Music [Schottische in C] [music transcription]

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  • [Schottische in C] [music transcription]


  • Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)

Created / Published

  • [Between 1966 and 1968]


  • -  Instrumental music
  • -  Fiddle tunes
  • -  Folk music--Appalachian Region
  • -  Strathspeys
  • -  Schottisches
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Sheet Music
  • -  Music score
  • -  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn


  • Ethnography
  • Sheet Music
  • Music score


  • -  Meter: 4/4
  • -  Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
  • -  Title change: The title appears on the transcription as "Unnamed schottische."
  • -  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
  • -  Handwritten: Now repeat 1st str. Now repeat 1st, 2nd, & again 1st strs. (See card: "Nightingale Clog")
  • -  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 Another published recording, called "Schottisch," appears on Rural Rhythm (Repeat RS 300-4), and an unpublished set in the American Folklife Center's collections is "German Waltz" by Bev Baker of Hazard, Kentucky (AFS 1538b3).The uncertainty about assigning a genre to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.


  • manuscript; 1 page

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1967/007: Notebook 2:46

Source Collection

  • Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1


  • American Folklife Center

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