Hommage à Gilles Laprise reel

Also known as Hommage à Gille Laprise.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Hommage à Gilles Laprise has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Hommage à Gilles Laprise
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2|a2 aa gfeg|fefg afdf|edef gecA|defg agfg|
a3 a gfeg|fefg afdf|edef gecA|dfec defg|
a2 a/a/a gfeg|f^efg afdf|e^def gecA|defg a2 fg|
a3 a gf e/f/g|f^efg af d/=e/f|e^def g/f/e cA|dfec d2||
A/A/A|Afed B3 B|Bgfe a2 aa|Afed cAce|ageg fafd|
Afed B2 BB|Bgfe a2 a/a/a|Afed cAce|agec d2 d/d/d|
Afed B3 B|Bgfe A2 A/A/A|afed cA c/d/e|a2 e/f/g f2 f/e/d|
A2 f/e/d B2 B/B/B|Bgfe a3 a|A2 f/e/d cAce|agec d2-||
X: 2
T: Hommage à Gilles Laprise
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:a3 a gfeg|fefg afdf|edef gecA|defg agfg|
a2 aa gfeg|fefg afdf|edef gecA|1 dfec defg:|2 dfec d3 A||
|:Afed B3 B|Bgfe a2 aa|Afed cAce|ageg fafd|
Afed B2 BB|Bgfe a3 a|Afed cAce|1 agec d2 dd|2 agec d2 d2||
X: 3
T: Hommage à Gilles Laprise
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fg|:a3 a gfeg|fefg afdf|edef gece|dcde fdAd|
a3 a gfeg|fefg afdf|edef gece|1 dfec d2 fg:|2 dfec d3 A||
|:Afed B3 B|Bgfe a3 A|Afed cAce|ageg fafd|
Afed B3 B|Bgfe a3 A|Afed cAce|1 agec d3 A:|2 agec d2 fg||

Fourteen comments

“Hommage à Gilles Laprise” ~ another gem composed by Philippe Bruneau

I’ve given it with the repeats fully written out to show just some of the fun I’ve had with it, not necessarily all at once, though I do tend to favour those accidentals ~ | f^efg afdf | e^def gecA | ~ … This is a lovely tune that we both enjoy, being fond of the music of Quebec and the mad folk of Commando Trad. You’ll find this as the second of two reels here ~

Commando Trad #5 - Mont-Royal in Montreal, June 2010
“Reel Eugene” / “Hommage à Gilles Laprise”

Discussions and more links here ~

Discussion: CommandoTrad #4
# Posted on May 13th 2010 by JNW

Discussion: Celtic Guerrillas Vancouver
# Posted on June 18th 2010 by oldstrings

Discussion: Cammando Trad #5 is out
# Posted on July 23rd 2010 by Carabus

Discussion: Commando trad
# Posted on July 27th 2010 by commandotrad

Other possible lead-ins ~ either fg |\ ~ or ~ defg |\

I’d missed a bit in the cut and paste.

You’ll also find another transcription for this here, courtesy of another member, carabus…

Identitairs Quebecois - A Website dedicated to French-Canadian traditional music
French: http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/introduction.html
English: http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/introduction_E.html
Repertoire: http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/lerepertoire.html
“Hommage à Gilles Laprise”
A lovely site, but beware the midi… 😛

“Hommage à Gilles Laprise” ~ in a basic form 😉

X: 2
T: Hommage à Gilles Laprise
T: Giles Laprise
C: Philippe Bruneau
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: DMaj
|: a3 a gfeg | fefg afdf | edef gecA | defg agfg |
a2 aa gfeg | fefg afdf | edef gecA |[1 dfec defg :|[2 dfec d3 A ||
|: Afed B3 B | Bgfe a2 aa | Afed cAce | ageg fafd |
Afed B2 BB | Bgfe a3 a | Afed cAce |[1 agec d2 dd |[2 agec d2 d2 |]

The ‘link’ to the mustrad “Identitairs Quebecois” website ~ courtesy of carabus… He has too much work to do on his degree to be bothering with making websites… Besides, I’d have expected him to choose something a bit less jarring of a midi voice, if midi at all.

Any other audio for this one? ~ anywhere? ~ please let us know…

Thanks Carabus.

Do you or your friends play it? If so, how about a transcription of how you tend to take it?

Carabus, I’ve written to the one who submitted that recording, hoping they’ll correct the spelling, but for now I’ll add their take on it, ‘Gille’ instead of ‘Gilles’, now in the alternate titles so the link is made…

Tidal Wave playing this tune

Here is a 60 second clip of the group Raz-de-Marée (Tidal Wave) playing this tune on their eponymous album.


I play this tune as well as the others in the set (Hommage à Philippe Bruneau and Reel de Beloeil). This group is one of my favorites, québécois or otherwise, and plays with a delightful spark and drive. Musically, each and every one of them is hot stuff (euphemistically) and the musicians are also some of the sweetest people you could meet.

If they come to town, run (don’t walk) to heck them out.

Also, they just released a new album - Marche du St-Laurent - this summer.

Lovely! Thanks vonnieestes, appreciated. I wish I could have been there too.

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“If they come to town, run (don’t walk) to heck them out.”
# Posted by Rob Rohr (was HipCzeck) 4 years ago.

Hmmmmm? I wonder what it is to ‘heck’ someone out? 😀

Re: Hommage A Gilles Laprise

Actually, the alternate name listed for this tune (just “Gilles LaPrise”) really belongs to another tune…as we know it, anyway. Lisa Ornstein has the dots for that here: http://www.lisaornstein.com/download/gilles-laprise-sheet-music-pdf/. The Portland Collection also lists that tune as “The Party Tune”; but some of us also know of it as “Luca”, named by New England fiddler Laurie Indenbaum and company after the blind cat inhabiting the space where they were playing it at a house session many years ago.
So, Philippe Bruneau’s tune (here) should ‘officially’ be listed only under the “Hommage” name. Just a thought….about one of the many hommages he wrote.
After all, what’s in a name?

Re: Hommage A Gilles Laprise

A lot! Thanks Vonnie, appreciated…