La Bocquereuse waltz

La Bocquereuse has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: La Bocquereuse
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
| E2 EF (3GFE | B4 ef | gf ed ef | B2 A2 B2 |
|e2 d2 B2 | A2 G2 A2 | B3 A G2 | F4 GF |
| E2 EF (3GFE | B4 ef | gf ed ef | B2 A2 B2 |
|e2 d2 B2 | A2 G2 F2 | F3 G FE | E5 :|
|B2 e2 f2 | g2 f2 e2 | c4 e2 | B5 |
|e2 d2 B2 | A2 G2 A2 | B3 A G2 | F4 GF |
|B2 e2 f2 | g2 f2 e2 | c4 e2 | B5 |
|e2 d2 B2 | A2 G2 F2 |F3 G FD | E5 :|

Three comments

La Bocquereuse

I heard this waltz played at a contra dance and asked the band what it was called. They gave me a copy of the sheet music and told me that no recordings or transcriptions of it exist on the internet. The composer listed on the sheet music is "? Breton harper"

Re: La Bocquereuse

I picked up the tune 20 years ago from a local harpist and since giving you that sheet :) I finally got the dope from her about the composer.

She tells me that the tune was in fact composed by two Breton musicians, Pierre Nicolas and Jacques Beauchamp. The tune appears on a CD by Trio Pennec, of which Pierre Nicolas was a member. The liner notes say that the tune was composed "en souvenir d’une répétition qui dégénéra en une valse de « petits rouges » à la buvette de la kermesse de Bocquereux »".

Re: La Bocquereuse

BTW you need to edit the ABCs and notate the last three notes of bars 1 and 9 as (3GFE to show that they are triplets.