Le Nuit Sauvage reel

Also known as Nuit Sauvage.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Le Nuit Sauvage has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Le Nuit Sauvage
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:f3a gecd|edcA GcAF|D2fa gecd|edd^c dAde|
effa gecd|edcA GcAF|D2fa gecd|1 edd^c dAde:|2 edd^c dz3||
|:BdAB GABd|effa g3g|fgaf gfdf|edce d2dc|
BdAB GABd|effa g3a|a_baf gfdf|1 edce d2dc:|2 edce d4||
|:_B2fB BgBB|afdf edcA|_B2fB BgBB|afdf eeec|
_B2fB BgBB|afdf edcA|a2a_b afdf|1 edce d2dA:|2 edce d4||
2
X: 2
T: Le Nuit Sauvage
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
K:Dmin
d3c | =BdA^F GD=B,D | fefa g2ga | (3bag af gedg | edcA dcdc |
=BdA^F GD=B,D | fefa g2ga | (3bag af gedg |1 edcA d3c :|2 edcA d3e |:
fefa gecd | edcA GcAF | D2fa gecd | eddc d2de |
fefa gecd | edcA GcAF | D2fa gecd |1 eddc d2e :|2 eddc d3A |:
B2fB BgBB | afdf edcA | B2fB BgBB | afdf [c3e3]A |
B2fB BgBB | afdf edcA | aeab aedg |1 edcA d2dA :|2 edcA d3c :|

Five comments

LA Nuit Sauvage

The French word "nuit" is feminine. Therefore, the correct title is "LA nuit sauvage".
Where does this tune come from ?
All the best.

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Re: Le Nuit Sauvage

Good point from Moxhe, it should be "La nuit sauvage", "Une nuit sauvage" or "Nuit sauvage".

I found a tune by the name "Nuit sauvage" in a web site aimed at Québec and French-Canadian trad music. It is said, in French, that the trad group, well known here, "La bottine souriante" used to play it. "Nuit sauvage" was a perfume name before being a tune. The creator, Michel Bordeleau, was a "perfume maker" and a musician. The perfume never make for the market.

Even if tune http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ212_nuit_sauvage.html" is in F, one can find many similarities with the one publish here. The error in the name may come from a 2006 recording of John Williams and Dean Magraw and classified as Celtic music by Amazon ( https://www.amazon.com/Nuit-Sauvage-Alices-Reel-Reels/dp/B0012N2ZB6). It seems that Williams and Magraw did not do proper research before using the name.

Le Nuit Sauvage, X:2

This is the setting of "Nuit sauvage" as it appears in some web sites here in Québec.

http://montrealsession.mine.nu/lookup.php?id=93&tb=quebec.abc
http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ212_nuit_sauvage.html

Additionnal informations with the abc form of this settings are:

C:Michel Bordeleau
Z:robin.beech@mcgill.ca
R:reel
M:2/4
L:1/16

I changed to M=4/4 and L=1/8 to respect the header of the previous setting.

It is worthwhile to note that John Williams & Dean Magraw credit Michel Bordeleau for the composition of this tune: https://www.allmusic.com/album/release/the-raven-mr0001152461

Re: Nuit Sauvage

The key of the setting I post was suppose to be Dmin. I did not expect that the "K: Ddor" remain in place. Nevertheless, it does not seem the change result from the original.