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VALSE VIRGINIE. AKA - "Virginia Valse." French-Canadian, Waltz. Composed by virtuoso accordion player Alfred Montmarquette [1] (1871-1944). Born and raised in New York city, Montmarquette emigrated to Montréal in 1907, where he found success as a musician. By the 1920’s he had established a reputation as a performer and recording artist, although his profligate habits kept him in reduced circumstances and compromised health.

Alfred Montmarquette

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Recorded sources: A-L 001, Lisa Ornstein & André Marchand – “One Fine Summer’s Day/Par un beau Samedi d’ été” (2009). Starr 15545 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette (1929).

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