D’argent à une aigle de gueules, au vol abaissé, membrée, becquée et couronnée d’or, empiétant une montagne de trois coupeaux de sable issant d’une mer d’azur mouvant de la pointe et ondée d’argent.

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The musical traditions from County of Nice:
Music introduction - Cross-over
Popular songs - Animal songs - Racy songs - Work songs - Political and social songs - Contemporary songs
Farandole - Feasts - Round dances of May - Close couple dances - Characters dances - Circumstance tunes - Carnival tunes
Music for children
Sacred & religious music - Christmas carols - Chimes & knells


The Occitany: Limoux’ carnival tunes

traditional musics county Nice, fife

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 listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune“fife & drums” MIDI file (a)(b)(c). listen the Midi file for this brass band traditional music tune“brass band” MIDI file (a)(b)(c). listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune“other instruments” MIDI file (a)(b)(c).                         
score of this traditional tunescore: PDF file (c).Lyrics for this traditional folksonglyrics.
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) is the one of the MIDI file. You may also download MIDI and scores files as a whole from the Download page.
(a) Tunes will sound better if your computer is connected to a high-fidelity amplifier.
(b) Without any further observation, arrangements and harmonizations by J.-G. Maurandi
(c) These files and their content are © 2001-2017 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi.
Political and social songs

1. Class struggle
2. Political events
     2.a. The annexation in 1860
     2.b. The wars and the conscription
     2.c. The elections, the electioneering and the propaganda
3. Protest songs
4. Other events

The traditional songs displayed on this page have been –for the most part of them– composed and published in XIXth or early XXth century. Some songs created after 1960 (1) are presented on the page Contemporary songs.

(1) This year corresponds to the publishing by Georges Delrieu of his Anthologie de la chanson niçoise.

Protest songs, anti-establishment songs, patriotic songs, social or political claim songs... here is a brief survey of these songs who assert ideas of their autor.

Class struggle.

listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Cansoun de la greva dai emplegat dai trambalan (Song for the streetcars employee strike), dedicated to the trade union of the reds in memory of the strike on June, 18th 1904. Nissart lyrics by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

Political events.

lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Nissa françesa (Nice French). The “deliverance of the County... rejoicing being united to France...” apologia or manipulation? Anonymous, attributed to François Guisol.
listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written La Nissarda (The Song from Nice). Composed in 1860, on the occasion of the second annexation of the County of Nice to the France, this song proposes a very francophile and idyllic view of the only city of Nice. Nissart lyrics and music by Émile Negrin. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
Per l’arrivada dei Franses à Nissa (For the arrival of the French in Nice). Tune La Reine Hortense.
listen the Midi file for this brass band traditional music tune, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Tenda, Briga à la Fransa (Tende, La Brigue back to France). This song reminds that some districts from the North-West of the County, among which Tende and La Brigue, will return to the County only on 1947. Nissart lyrics by Jouan Nicola, music by F. Mattei. Traditional from County of Nice, harmonization and MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

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The war songs and the conscription of new draftees.

listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Adieu, papa, adieu, maman (Goodbye, dad, goodbye, mum), song of the conscripts from the Vesubie Valley. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Enfan de Nissa Maritima (Children from Seaboard Nice), song of the Garibaldian from Nice. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written La Garda mobila (The Mobile Guard), patriotic song, 1868. Tune Venez, enfants de la belle Italie. Nissart lyrics by Jules Bessi.
Inno nissart per la partensa dei conscriç de Nissa en 1859 (Anthem for departure of the conscripts from Nice in 1859). Nissart lyrics by François Barberis.
Inno per la partensa dei volontari garibaldien en lou printem dòu 1859 (Anthem for departure of the Garibaldi’s volunteers in spring 1859). Tune Lou Festin dei verna.
listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written La Miéu Bella Nissa (My fair Nice). The nostalgia of a small farmer from Nice, far away from home, left to win his stripes on the Lombard battlefields during the Piedmontese Risorgimento and wars for Italy unity. Nissart lyrics by Eugène Emanuel, music according to D.F.E. Auber, Le Cheval de bronze (The Bronze Horse). Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written La Pastressa et lou Granadié (The Shepherdess and the Grenadier). The young soldier took part in wars in Europe. Back home after an absence of several years, Nathalie doesn’t recognize him at once. Traditional song from val d’Entraunes, County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
O paure de noi, conscrichs (Poor draftees are we), song of the conscripts from the Vesubie Valley. Traditional from County of Nice.
listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Parterai, parterai pas (I’ll leave, I’ll not), song of the conscripts from Nice. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

The elections, the electioneering and the propaganda.

Protest songs.

listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Niça rebèla (Nice rebel). Parody by Jean-Noël Varo, known as Jan Calenas, of Nissa la bella (Nice the Fair), which is “a scream against stupidity, intolerance, racism, humiliation, a yell from the occitan culture and, by the fact, from all other dominated cultures”. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

Other events.

listen the Midi file of this traditional song, County of Nice score of this traditional song, County of Nice lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written Renaissance de Roquebillière (Rebirth of Roquebillière). On november 24th 1926, a landslide destroys a great part of the Roquebillière village, claiming 19 casualties, never extricated. Dedicated to the departmental councillor Philippe Corniglion-Molinier, and written at the time of the new village rebuilding, this text pays homage to the fit of national solidarity. Lyrics and music by Célestin Débos. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.


Legend (click icons, on the left side of tunes title, to access to corresponding files):
 listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune“fife & drums” MIDI file (a)(b)(c). listen the Midi file for this brass band traditional music tune“brass band” MIDI file (a)(b)(c). listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune“other instruments” MIDI file (a)(b)(c).                         
score of this traditional tunescore: PDF file (c).Lyrics for this traditional folksonglyrics.
Date (dd/mm/yyyy) is the one of the MIDI file. You may also download MIDI and scores files as a whole from the Download page.
(a) Tunes will sound better if your computer is connected to a high-fidelity amplifier.
(b) Without any further observation, arrangements and harmonizations by J.-G. Maurandi
(c) These files and their content are © 2001-2017 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi.

© 2001-2017 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi


The musical traditions from County of Nice:
Music introduction - Cross-over
Popular songs - Animal songs - Racy songs - Work songs - Political and social songs - Contemporary songs
Farandole - Feasts - Round dances of May - Close couple dances - Characters dances - Circumstance tunes - Carnival tunes
Music for children
Sacred & religious music - Christmas carols - Chimes & knells


The Occitany: Limoux’ carnival tunes


traditional musics county Nice, fife

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