Valse-Quadrille (première partie)

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VALSE-QUADRILLE (première partie). French-Canadian, Waltz. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The waltz-quadrille is a composite dance form consisting of four parts. See also listings under "Waltz Quadrille" for other examples of this hybrid genre.

Arthur Pigeon

Source for notated version: Montreal accordionist Arthur Pigeon [1] (1884-1966), a member of the popular trio "Les trois copains," along with fiddler Henri Wattier and pianist Edmond Moreau. Pigeon was a student of the great Montreal diatonic accordion player Alfred Montmarquette [Joyal].

Printed sources: Joyal (Danses d’ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; pp. 71 & 117.

Recorded sources: Starr 16370 (78 RPM), Arthur Pigeon (1940).

See also listing at:
See the waltz-quadrille danced on youtube.com [2]
Hear Marcel Pigeon playing his grandfather's waltz-quadrille on youtube.com [3]





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