Annotation:Set américain "câllé" 2ème partie (Montmarquette)

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X:1 T:Set américain "câllé" 2ème partie (Montmarquette) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Montmarquette (1871-1944, Montreal, Québec) D:Starr 15577 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette (1929) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A E|c2B AGF|ECA E2c|BEF GAB|cAF (F/G/F)E| CcB AGF|ECA E2A|Ffe dFG|Aec A2:| c|eAA f2f|e2c A2c|BBB eBB|dcB cAE| eAA f2f|e2c A2c|BBB eBc|dFG A2c| eAA f2f|e2c A2c|BBB eBB|BGe cAA| eAA f2f|e2c A2c|BBB efe|dFG A2||

Alfred Montmarquette

SET AMÉRICAIN "CÂLLÉ" 2ÈME PARTE. French-Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody was recorded (and probably composed) by Montreal accordionist Alfred Montmarquette (1871-1944), who recorded prolifically in the 78 RPM era. Heard on the recording is Montmarquette's steady accordion backed by an accompanist who is listed as playing the 'castagnettes' on the record company log, but who probably was playing wooden 'bones' (slats). Also featured on the recording is a câllé--a dance caller, who was, for this recording, Ovila Légaré. According to editor Jean-Pierre Joyal (1994), the piece was recorded in the key of A Major due to the limitations of Montmarquette's instrument, a diatonic button accordion, though most fiddlers play it in D Major, an easier key on that instrument. The first part (premiere partie) of accordion player Thédore Duguay's recording of "Set Americain" can be found under the title "Le Caledonia."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - influential accordion player Alfred Montmarquette (Montreal, Québec, 1870-1944) [Joyal].

Printed sources : - Joyal (Danses d'ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; pp. 65 & 112-113 and 114-115.

Recorded sources: -Starr 15577 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette (1929)

See also listing at:
Hear Alfred Montmarquette's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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