Centennial Waltz

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CENTENNIAL WALTZ. Canadian, Waltz. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Maritime fiddler Don Messer (1909-1973), probably in honor of the Canadian Centennial in 1967. Messer was born in Tweedside, New Brunswick, and became widely popular throughout Canada as a result of his radio broadcasts and long-running television show, Don Messer's Jubilee (which debuted in 1959).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Fiddler Magazine, Winter 2005/06, vol. 12, No. 4; p. 50. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 177, p. 123.

Recorded sources : - MCA Records MCAD 4037, "The Very Best of Don Messer" (1994). Voyager 310, Gerry Robichaud--"Down East Fiddling" (1973).

See also listing at :
Hear Don Messer's recording at Ted McGraw's site [1] (followed by "Pictou Island Reel")



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