Notated Music [Rochester Schottische] [music transcription]
About this Item
- [Rochester Schottische] [music transcription]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Rulison, W. H. (Composer)
- Created / Published
- [Between 1966 and 1968]
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Strathspeys
- - Schottisches
- - Ethnography
- - Sheet Music
- - Music score
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Sheet Music
- Music score
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
- - Compass: 12
- - Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
- - Key: D/A
- - Title change: The title appears on the transcription as "Schottische" ["Rochester"]. It is transcribed after "Cabin Creek," near the bottom of the page.
- - Rendition: 1-2-1-2-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (aa'bc aa'de qrss' qrtu)
- - Handwritten: Played 2 1/2 times thru (ends of course after 1st str.). Triplet rhythm fairly consistent, but sometimes lapses into duplet, (or rather, almost duplet: the 1st note is always a little longer). 1st time recorded.
- - Composed by W. H. Rulison
- - Henry Reed gave no name for this schottische, but it is one of the best-known American schottisches, with circulation in both North and South. It was composed by W. H. Rulison and published in the 1850s. Rulison was apparently a music master from upstate New York, for in one sheet music edition he dedicates the piece to his students in Buffalo and Rochester. For other nineteenth-century printed sets, see Winner's Excelsior Collection, p. 23; Winner's Dance Music, p. 52; Howe, Leviathan Collection, p. 108. Modern sets sometimes preserve the title "Rochester Schottische," but just as often they offer new titles; see, for example, Adam, Old Time Fiddlers' Favorite Barn Dance Tunes, #61 "Hi-Lo Schottische"; Bayard, Hill Country Tunes, #39 "What the Devil Ails You"; Ford, Traditional Music of America, p. 160; Ruth, Pioneer Western Folk Tunes, p. 11 "Blue Bird Schottische."Henry Reed's performance is interesting for its regular inclusion of a grace-like thirty-second note figure, and for its use of slurs connecting the second and third and the fourth and first notes in each group of four sixteenths.
- manuscript; 2 pages
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: Notebook 3: p. 18b-19a
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Jabbour, Alan, and W. H Rulison. Rochester Schottische music transcription. [Between 1966 and 1968, 1966] Notated Music. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000066/.
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Jabbour, Alan, and W. H Rulison. Rochester Schottische music transcription. [Between 1966 and 1968, 1966] Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000066/>.