Gigue Des Touristes jig

Also known as A Jig For Tourists, The Beauharnois Quadrille, Quadrille De Beauharnois, The Tourist’s, The Tourist, The Tourists’.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Gigue Des Touristes has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Gigue Des Touristes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f/g/ |afd dcd | ecA BAG | FGA B>cd | fed e2 f/g/ |
afd d2 d | ecA B2 G | FGA BB/c/d | ecA d2 :|
|: f |afd d2 b | baf d2 f | afd d2 d | ecA A2 f |
afd dcb | baf dcB | Afd cBc | ecA d2 :|
X: 2
T: Gigue Des Touristes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: e |gec c2 c | dBG G2 F | EFG ABc | edc d2 e |
gec cBc | dBG GFD | EFG ABc | dcB c2 :|
|: e |gec c2 a | age c2 e | gec c2 c | dBG G2 e |
gec cac | age cec | gec BdB | c3- c2 :|
X: 3
T: Gigue Des Touristes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f |afd d2 d | ecA A2 G | FGA Bcd | fed e2 f |
afd dcd | ecA AGE | FGA Bcd | edc d2 :|
|: f |afd d2 b | baf d2 f | afd d2 d | ecA A2 f |
afd dbd | baf dfd | afd cec | d3- d2 :|
X: 4
T: Gigue Des Touristes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: e/f/ |gec c2 c | dBG G2 F | EFG ABc | edc d2 e/f/ |
gec cBc | dBG GFD | EFG A>Bc | dcB c2 :|
|: e/f/ |gec c2 a | age c2 e | gec c2 c | dBG G2 e/f/ |
gec cac | age c2 e | gec dBG | c3 c2 :|

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“Gigue de Touristes” ~ another lovely little jig by Joseph Allard

This is also known and played in C Major:

K: C Major
|: e |
gec c2 c | dBG G2 F | EFG ABc | edc d2 e |
gec cBc | dBG GFD | EFG ABc | dcB c2 :|
|: e |
gec c2 a | age c2 e | gec c2 c | dBG G2 e |
gec cac | age cec | gec BdB | c3- c2 :|

K: D Major
|: f |
afd d2 d | ecA A2 G | FGA Bcd | fed e2 f |
afd dcd | ecA AGE | FGA Bcd | edc d2 :|
|: f |
afd d2 b | baf d2 f | afd d2 d | ecA A2 f |
afd dbd | baf dfd | afd cec | d3- d2 :|

A direct transposition of the ‘comments’ transcription in C Major
for comparison’s sake…

Good on yuh Carabus…

“Gigue de Touristes”- “Quadrille De Beauharnois”

The Quebecois band "Tidal Wave" (aka "Raz de Marée") play it in C, substantially identical to the original posting here except that the last three bars of the B-part are (in C):
| age c2e | gec dBG | c3 cef :|
On Track 6 of Tidal Wave’s CD https://thesession.org/recordings/display/2729, this tune is followed by "reel américain" (also by Joseph Allard), and then by "reel de Bergeville" by Adelard Thomassin.

“Gigue de Touristes”- “Quadrille De Beauharnois”

Carabus, that virtual gramophone website is a great resource (I’ve bookmarked it), and do you know that if you play an mp3 file from it you’ll find it lurking afterwards in your browser cache? All you have to do then is to drag the file (typically about 2MB) from the cache to your desktop, rename it and make sure you give it the mp3 extension.

“Gigue de Touristes”- “Quadrille De Beauharnois”

On the Canadian virtual gramophone website I found an mp3 of this tune recorded by the composer himself, Joseph Allard, in 1929.
On the same website I found another recording of the tune made by Maxime Toupin in 1936. To my surprise it sounded identical to the Allard recording. I confirmed the evidence of my ears by comparing the waveforms. The only difference was that the Toupin recording was at a slightly higher dynamic level (i.e. louder!), otherwise all the nuances in the playing on both recordings were identical. The explanation is that "Maxime Toupin" was a pseudonym used by Joseph Allard, and the 1936 version was a re-ssue of his original 1929 recording.
Jean Carignan was a pupil of Joseph Allard and absorbed his repertoire into his own.

Re: Gigue De Touristes

Please change the name for "Gigue des touristes" or "Gigue Des Touristes" instead of "Gigue De Touristes".

Thanks

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