The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory Volume 2
Compiled & Edited by R. P. Christeson
188 pages
11 x 8.50
indes of tunes, spiral bound

Formats available:
Paperback   $29.95 SH
ISBN: 978-0-8262-1907-7

About the Book

Fiddle music has long been a part of the American folk tradition, yet before the publication in 1973 of The Old-Time Fiddler’s Repertory by R. P. Christeson, little had been available in formal notation. Now, in a sequel to that book, Christeson provides scores for more than two hundred additional tunes, along with background information on the fiddlers from whom he has transcribed the music.

As in the first book, Christeson has arranged the scores by musical type: breakdowns, organized by key; quadrilles, which some folks call jigs; miscellaneous pieces; and waltzes. Most of these tunes are from Missouri, fitting because the state is a leader in old-time fiddling, with numerous contests and active local associations promoting the music. Both volumes of The Old-Time Fiddler’s Repertory are outstanding collections in an attractive and useful form.


About the Editor

R. P. Christeson began playing the fiddle as a boy in Dixon, Missouri. He started collecting commercial recordings of fiddle music in 1933 and started making live field recordings in 1947. Always in search of the least-altered version of a fiddle tune, Christeson traveled the country to attend fiddlers’ contests and visited individual fiddlers to record their music. This book was born out of his belief that the traditional folk arts of the American people should be preserved and documented while they still may be.


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