Annotation:Quadrille Montcalm

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QUADRILLE MONTCALM (Montcalm's Quadrille). AKA and see "Cuisinière (La)," "Quadrille de Montcalm," "Reel dans la Cuisiniere," "Reel du lac." French-Canadian, Quadrille (2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm [1] (1712-1759) was the commander of the French forces in Canada during the Seven Years War. After some initial success in the conflict, he was finally defeated by the British forces under James Wolfe and slain on Quebec's Plains of Abraham [2] in 1859. The Montcolm is also the name of a grand hotel in Quebec, near the site of the battle.

Joseph Allard
"Quadrille Montcalm" was recorded by Quebec fiddler Joseph Allard [3] (1873-1947) in 1929. The 'cuisinière' titles derive from the reel's inclusion in the influential Quebecois group La Bottine Souriante's set "La cuisinière."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cuillerier (Joseph Allard: Cinquante airs traditionnels pour violon), 1992; p. 13. Songer & Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 169.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird B-4876-a (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1929). Mille-Pattes ‎– 675270203927, La Bottine Souriante ‎– "En Spectacle" (1996. In set "La Cuisinière"). "Les sessions du Vices & Versa: 15e anniversaire" (2021. 2nd tune in "Ça galope pour moi").

See also listing at :
Hear Joseph Allard's 1929 recording at Virtual Gramophone [4]

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