Annotation:Marche du St-Laurent

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X:1 T:Marche du St-Laurent N:From the playing of fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1962) and N:accordionist Donat Lafleur (1892-1973) M:4/4 L:1/8 R:March Q:"Brisk walking pace" D:Bluebird B-4892b (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1936) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A z2E2 A2B2|:Sc4 c2Ac|e2e2e2ce|f2ee edcf|e3c ddd2| E4G2B2|d3d d2cd|f2ec ddB2|1A2E2AAB2:|2 A4|| |:eeed|c2A2 aag2|f2ee efed|c2A2ccd2|B4 eeed| c2A2 aag2|f2e2 b3a|g2e2f2g2|1a4:|2 a4 A2B2S||

MARCHE DU ST-LAURENT. French-Canadian, March (2/4 or cut time). D Major (Bégin, Tidal Wave): G Major (Duval). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB' (Duval): AA'BB (Tidal Wave): AA'BB'A"A"'B"B"'. The tune was recorded in 1936 by fiddler biography:Isidore Soucy (1899-1963) and accordion player Donat Lafleur (1892-1973). In liner notes to Folkways RBF 114 (1980) Carmelle Bégin states that it is probable that this melody (along with "Marche de prisonniers") was once used to accompany "Le cotillon".

The first strain is shared with "Reel à Hélène."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Montreal button accordion player Philippe Bruneau [Bégin].

Printed sources : - Bégin (Philippe Bruneau), 1993; No. 4, p. 12. Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899–1962), 2017; No. 211, p. 106. Raz-de-Marée/Tidal Wave Tune Book, 2010; p. 30.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird B-4892 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy & Donat Lafleur (1936). Folkways Records RBF 114, Gabriel Labbé & Phillipe Bruneau - "Masters of French Canadian Music, vol. 3" (1980). Raz de Marée/Tidal Wave - "Marche du St-Laurent" (2010).

See also listing at :
Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois [1]
Hear Soucy's 1936 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2]

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