Saint Joseph’s reel

Also known as Bellechasse, St. Stanislas, Reel St-Joseph, Reel St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Saint Joseph’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Saint Joseph's has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Saint Joseph's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:defd cdec|defd A2A2|B2gf edcB|A2a2 agfe|
defd cdec|defd A2A2|B2gf edcB|Acec d4:|
|:f2fg fedc|B2G2 g2g2|e2ef edcB|A2a2 agfe|
f2fg fedc|B2G2 g2g2|e2ef edcB|Acec d2d2:|
X: 2
T: Saint Joseph's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|: d2fd cdec| defd A2 dc|B2 gf edcB|AaaA aABc|
d2fd cdec|defd A2 dc|B2 gf edcB|1 Afec d3 A :|2 Afec d3e||
|: f2fg fedc|B2G2 g2g2|e2ef edcB|A2a2 agfe|
f2fg fedc|B2G2 g2g2|e2ef edcB|Acec d2d2:|

Five comments

I don’t recall where I found the sheet music but I transcribed this tune off a piece of sheet music I found (in the course of 45 minutes or more, I’m not a sheet music reader) online. My groups fiddler introduced me to this tune, though he plays it a little bit different. If this tune is already here can someone tell me? I searched in the ABC part too but it didn’t find it.

Another Quebecois tune by other names

Played often in northern USA sessions. I’ve listed two other names.

Followed by the St.Anne’s Reel, to keep in the holy family…

Re: Saint Joseph’s

The B Part resembles St. Anne’s.