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X:163 T:Reel du bonhomme M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D e3c A2ec | efec A2ef | e2d2 c2B2 | B2A2 A4 :| |: A3A B2AG | FAdf a3f | g3e cABc | dAdf bafd | A3A B2AG | FAdf a3f | g3e cABc | dfec d4 :| |: d2c2 B2A2 | F3F F2ED | CEA,C EGFE | DFA,D F2Bc | d2c2 B2A2 | F3F F2ED | CEA,C EGFE | DDFA d4 :|

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

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Arcand, Jacques & Aucoin (Tidal Wave/Raz-de-Marée Tune Book), 2007; p. 19. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (The Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015; p. 34.

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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