Quadrille Bouchard Troisième Partie

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QUADRILLE BOUCHARD (troisième partie). French-Canadian, Reel. D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Fiddler Joseph Bouchard (1905-1979) was the first to record this tune, on 78 RPM in 1938, in Montreal for RCA Records (who released it on their Bluebird label). He was a member of the group Les Montagnards laurentins (The Laurentian Mountaineers – the Laurentians are a range of mountains in the Province of Québec), who had a long-running radio broadcast in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 27, p. 59. Joyal (Danses d'ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; p. 35. Songer (Portland Collection vol. 2), 2004; p. 163.

Recorded sources: AQLF, Jean-Pierre Joyal – “Dances d’ici: Musique traditionnelle du Québec” (1994). Bluebird B-1150-A (78 RPM), Joseph Bouchard (1940). Richard Forest & Yvon Cuillerier – “Québec pure laine” (1992).

See also listing at:
Virtual Gramophone [1]

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