The Irish Reel from Hell
Hi guys! I just got done reading Alan Ng’s chart of structural variation of Irish reels (quite an intriguing report, by the way) at https://www.irishtune.info/rhythm/reel-structure.html This chart analyzes the different musical forms that the 2000 someodd reels in his database come in, and their percentage of the total number of reels. So doubled reels (AABB) are naturally the most common at 56.4%, followed by singled reels (AB) at 30.7%, etc., etc. The point is that seemingly the longest reel on the chart was not of the ABCDE form (Jolly Tinker), nor of the ABCDEF form (Lord Gordon). Apparently, there is one reel on the chart with the interminably long form of ABABCDCDEFEF. Add two G sections and it’s the reel equivalent of a Shakespearian sonnet (my next composing project?). Anyway, the trouble is that the chart does not give example reels for any of the forms that it lists. Any idea which tune this "reel from hell" could be? What about some of the other forms with only one or two reels listed? I’m just curious. Thanks.