Notated Music Frosty Morning [music transcription]
About this Item
- Frosty Morning [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
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
- - Compass: 15
- - Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
- - Key: A
- - Title change: This tune is transcribed after the continuation of "Forked Deer" on the page.
- - Rendition: 1-(conflation)-2-(pause)-1r-2r-1r-2
- - Phrase Structure: ABCD QRQD (abcd efgh qrst qrgh)
- - Stylistic features: A little different from previous performance of "Frosty Morning." Henry Reed commented, "It's got a lonesome sort of sound."
- - Related Tune(s): West Virginia Gals
- - Handwritten: 2nd rendition.
- - "Frosty Morning" sounds like a classic fiddle tune of the old frontier, but no clear variants of it can be cited from elsewhere. The title crops up elsewhere (sometimes as "Cold Frosty Morning"), but not for this tune. Henry Reed played it twice, and both times he began it with the high strain, showing the predilection of fiddlers in the Upper South for beginning their tunes with the upper strain, often at or near the top of the tune's compass. In both sets of "Frosty Morning" he tended to conflate the high strain with other tunes--once with the high strain of the tune presented elsewhere in this collection under the title "Betsy," and, on this occasion, with the low strain of "West Virginia Gals," which he had just played. On yet another occasion (AFS 13037a16), he began with another tune, the "Breakdown in A," then conflated it with "Frosty Morning."
- manuscript; 1 page
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: Notebook 3: p. 22b
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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