Valse des nations

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X:1 T:Valse des nations C:Alfred Montmarquette M:3/4 L:1/8 K:D D2E2|F2 AA AA|F2 AA AA|G2E4-|E2 E2F2| G2 BB BB|G2 BB BB|A2 F4-|F2 F2G2|A2 dd dd|d2c2d2| e2 BB BB|B2 A3B|c2 (3BcB A2|(3BcB A2E2|F6-|F2 D2E2| F2 AA AA|F2 AA AA|G2 E4-|E2 E2F2|G2 BB BB|G2 BB BB| A2 F4-|F2F2G2|A2 dd dd d2c2d2|e2 (3BBB BB|B2 A3 B| c2 TB2 TA2|ge cA Bc|d6-|dA Bc ed| |:f2 z[Af][A2f2]-|[Af]d ce dB|A3 A Az|z2 DF Ad| c3 c c2|z2 (3ABA GE|D3D D2-|DA Bc ed| f2 z[Af] [A2f2]-|[Af]d ce dB|A3A [F2A2]-|[FA]z DF Ad|c2 zc c2|ba ge Bc| |1 df Ad gf|dA Bc ed:|2 df Ad FA|D2 D2E2!D.S.!||O df Ad fa|d'6 !Fine!||

VALSE DES NATIONS. French-Canadian, Waltz (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB' (Carlin): AA'BB"A"A"'B" (Begin). This piece was recorded by French-Canadian accordion great Alfred Montmarquette [1] (1871-1944) on a 78 RPM disk in 1931. The tune is frequently played at Quebecois sessions, having been popularized in more modern times by harmonica player Gabriel Labbé (harmonica) and accordion player Sabin Jacques. The second strain of "Valse des nations" is similar to the first strain of J.A. Boucher's "Contretemps valse."

Alfred Montmarquette

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - French-Canadian button accordion player Philippe Bruneau (Québec) [Bégin].

Printed sources : - Bégin (Phillipe Bruneau), 1993; No. 18, p. 29. Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 88, p. 57.

Recorded sources : - Starr 15802 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette (1931).

See also listing at :
Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois [2]
Hear the waltz played on accordion on youtube [3]
Another accordion version [4]
Hear Alfred Montmarquette's 1931 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [5]

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