Reel du bonhomme

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REEL DU BONHOMME. Frency-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Mixolydian ('A' part) & D Major ('B' and 'C' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC. Composed by button accordion player Adélard Thomassin (1927-2005), who resided in Sillery, Québec, all his life. He played with L'orchestre de Gilbert Trudel for 38 years beginning in the 1950's, and was also a member of L’ordre du Bon Temps, and Le Groupe sans Âge. Thomassin performed throughout Quebec and internationally in live performances and on radio and TV, and has been lauded as a champion of Quebec traditional music and dance culture. He was honored later in life for his contributions to the tradition.

Adélard Thomassin

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Arcand, Jacques & Aucoin (Tidal Wave/Raz-de-Marée Tune Book), 2007; p. 19. Songer (The Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015.

Recorded sources: AT-01, Adélard Thomassin – "Mes compositions – du bois Gomin au chemin du Foulon." Great Meadow Music, "Tidal Wave/Raz-de-Marée" (2007). Laridaine ML 7801, Adélard Thomassin - "Musique Traditionalle pour la Dance" (1978).

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See Lisa Ornstein's notes and standard notation [1]

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