Les Marionnettes reel

Also known as The Northern Lights.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Les Marionnettes has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Les Marionnettes
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:B | ce~e2 fege | ae~e2 decd | BAGA ~B2AB | cABc dBBA |
ce~e2 fege | ae~e2 decd | BAGA Bfed | cABG A3 :|
|:c | dB~B2 dB cA- | ~A2 cA BAGF | EFGA Be~e2 | fege aecA |
dB~B2 dB cA- | ~A2 cA BAGF | ECDB, CE~E2 | FEGE A3 :|

One comment

This Quebecois tune was written by fiddler Lisa Ornstein in the style of Louis Boudreault. I learned it off Grey Larsen and Andre Marchand’s new recording "Les Marionnettes." Although the music fits into the standard 32-bar form, the 2nd part has accents in strange places, suggesting typical Quebec crookedness. The first two measures should really be in phrases of 6 eighth notes:
| dB~B2 dB | cA~A2 cA | …
amazingly the time works itself back out by the end. Grey plays a whistle part with many of the ornaments as tongued triplets in an attempt to mimic the Boudreault style. I’m still partial to Irish style rolls.