Marche du Mont St-Louis

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X:1 T:Marche du Mont St-Louis M:C L:1/8 R:March C:Alfred Montmarquette Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A Bc|:d2e2 f>f ef|(d4 d)A Bc|d>cBA BAGF|F2 (E2 E)A/A/ AA| e2 f2 g>f ed|(c4 c)a/a/ aa|a2 g2 B>c BA|1 (f4 f)A Bc:|2 d>A B/A/F/A/ d>a b>f|| |:(a4 a)f ed|(A4 A)A/A/ B/A/B/c/|dd/B/ dd/B/ dd/B/ dd/B/|(c4 c)a b>f| (a4 a)g e>c|(A6 a)d|1 c2a2B2g2|(f4 f)a b>f:|2 c2a2 B>cBA|d>A B/A/F/A/ dA Bc:||

MARCHE DU MONT ST. LOUIS. AKA - "Marche du Mont Saint-Louis." French-Canadian, March (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A popular tune at modern sessions, it was composed by Québec accordion player and composer Alfred Montmarquette [1] (1871-1944), who recorded with his trio for the Starr/Brunswick label in the 1920's. Montmarquette is renowned for his fine march compositions, such as this one, named for a bilingual college in Montreal.

Alfred Montmarquette

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Starr Records 15441 (78 RPM), Aldred Montmarquette, with Adélard St-Jean and Henri Langlois (1928). "Les Sessions de Vices & Versa: 15e anniversaire" (2021. Appears as 3rd tune of set "Béatrice galope sur le Mont St-Louis").

See also listing at :
Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois [2]
Hear Montmarquette's recording at the Virtual Gramophone [3]

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