Audio Recording [Quince Dillion's High-D Reel]
About this Item
- [Quince Dillion's High-D Reel]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, October 28, 1967
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed reel."
- - Related Tune(s): [Breakdown in G]
- - Rendition: (1)-2r-1
- - Duration: 57 seconds
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abcd abef qrst qref)
- - Compass: 14 (16 including grace note run on G-string)
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: That ain't no bad piece, is it?/ALAN JABBOUR: It's not, not bad at all. What's the name of it?/HENRY REED: I, I don't know, but it's old./ALAN JABBOUR: Yeah. I heard you play that before. In fact, I think I taped it./HENRY REED: Yeah./ALAN JAB
- - Recording chronology: 172
- - Henry Reed gave no name to this tune, though he played it twice and also played two sets of a tune in G with the same first strain (see"Breakdown in G," AFS 13037a01, AFS 13033b25). This tune cannot be traced to other sources. It somehow came to be thought of as a tune Henry Reed learned from Quince Dillion, though there is no concrete evidence of this in the fieldnotes from the 1960s, and it has gone back into circulation among some performers in the old-time music revival under the title "Quince Dillion's High-D Reel," the title used here.The guitar accompaniment by Henry Reed's son Gene in the previous performance of this tune (AFS 13703b09) is interesting in that he uses a minor-seven chord (here a C chord in the key of D). By the testimony of all his children, Henry Reed was a stickler for "the right chords," so we can assume that the chords represent Henry Reed's own musical choices. It is sometimes thought that minor-seventh chords are "untraditional" among older musicians; this is evidence to the contrary.Henry Reed's son James plays "Quince Dillion's High-D Reel" with four parts and explains that his father used to play the two extra strains but had omitted them in the recordings presented here.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B20
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Quince Dillion's High-D Reel. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000241/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1967) Quince Dillion's High-D Reel. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000241/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Quince Dillion's High-D Reel. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000241/>.