Reel Antoinette

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REEL ANTOINETTE. French-Canadian, Galope or Polka. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'A"A"'. The tune is attributed to fiddler Jos (Joe) Bouchard (1905-1979), who is said to have named it for his sister. However, according to Lisa Ornstein, he may not have been the composer.

Jos Bouchard

Source for notated version: French-Canadian button accordion player Philippe Bruneau (Québec) [Begin].

Printed sources: Bégin (Philippe Bruneau), 1993; No. 32, p. 47.

Recorded sources: Bluebird 55-5394-B (78 RPM), Joe Bouchard (1951). Folkways Records FWRBF114-103, Gabriel Labbé and Philippe Bruneau - "Masters of French Canadian Music, vol. 3" (1980).

See also listing at:
Hear Jos Bouchard's recording on [1]
See the transcription at Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécoise [2]
See Lisa Ornstein's transcription [3]

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