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JOHN DUROCHER'S BREAKDOWN. Canadian, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by John Durocher (1934-1989) of Sarnia, Ontario. Durocher is considered by many to have been the greatest composer of Canadian fiddle tunes [for more see Ron Ritchie, “John Durocher: A Gifted Composer,” Fiddler Magazine, vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 25-27].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Messer (Don Messer's Barn Dance Breakdowns: Violin and Piano), 1954; No. 8. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 20, p. 22.

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