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

Brief survey of the traditional musics from the South of France: The Occitany: Limoux’ carnival tunes - The Piedmont - The Provence

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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 (b)(c).Lyrics for this traditional folksonglyrics.
You may 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.
Popular songs

1. The traditional songs which sing the city of Nice...
2. ... and the other villages
3. The traditional songs which have an anthem value
4. The animals and their wedding
5. The shepherdesses and all the young girls
6. The family, the women, the men, the boys and girls
7. The impenitent drinkers and intemperate drunkards
8. The feasts
9. The parish fêtes and patronal fairs
10. May, the month of love: songs... and the queens of May
11. The food
12. The celebrities
13. The seasons, the elements, the nature, the trees, the flowers...
14. Some other topics

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.

The popular songs written in nissart

Stock of music

The traditional songs which sing the city of Nice...

listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Cantan, balan per tu, Nissa (We sing, we dance for you, Nice). Nissart lyrics by Georges Tasso, known as Jòrgi Tasso, music by Enric Lairbet. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
La Miéu Bella Nissa (My fair Nice).
Niça rebèla (Nice rebel).
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 Nissa la bella (Nice the Fair). Composed by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly, the author and Nissart poet, this song has become along the years the anthem of the city of Nice and its County. 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 Nissarda (The Song from Nice). Nissart lyrics by Georges Delrieu, music by Sander Hyams. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
La Nissarda (The Song from Nice), Émile Negrin.

... and the other villages, neighbourhoods, localities... of the County.

À Utel’ ia trenta filha (In the village of Utelle, there are thirty girls)
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 Li Baumeta (The Baumettes). Everyday life in this district of Nice. Nissart lyrics by Martin-Saytour. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
Calant de Vilafranca (Going down from Villefranche-sur-Mer).
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 Levèn (Song for Levens city). Traditional song from Levens, County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
Renaissance de Roquebillière (Rebirth of Roquebillière).

The traditional songs which have a regional anthem value: Coupo santo, Se canto.

The traditional songs presenting the domestic or wild animals and their wedding have their own page, see Animal songs.

The shepherdesses, and more generally all the young girls are given a prime place choice in traditional songs from the County of Nice, see the page Racy songs.

The family, just as the women, the men and the boys and girls. Traditional songs often praised them, and sometimes scoffed at them...


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 Fiha dòu paisan (The Daughter of the Peasant). Song restored by Louis Genari. 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 Flou de Nissa (Flower of Nice). A waltz that pays tribute to the young peasant woman from Nice. Nissart lyrics by Jane Bermond, music by Louis Raspini. 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 Lou Gibous (The Hunchback). Wretched by having lost his hunch, a hunchback gets it back thanks to a little glue... 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 Jan pilhe sa pousseta (John takes his wheelbarrow). While John is going to mow the meadow, his wife... Traditional song from Le Moulinet, 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 Lou Pichin Ome (The Small Man). Small men where often the target of jeerings... This tune presents musical analogies with the farandole Carnaval es arrivat and with the counting rhyme Tanta Jana. 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 Plagnun (Moan). The days of the young girl are given over to despair... Nissart lyrics and music by Louis Genari. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

The impenitent drinkers and the intemperate drunkards are also an inspiration in the traditional folksongs of the 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 O jouventura dòu cantoun (O! youth from the district). Drunkards song. 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 for this traditional folksong Lu Tres Embriac (The Three Drunkards). Nissart lyrics and music by Georges Delrieu. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

The feasts and the pilgrimages in the County, particularly the feast of the cougourdoun (“the small gourds”), have given numerous traditional songs, presented on the page Feasts.

The parish fêtes, and the patronal fairs of guilds and brotherhoods.

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 San-Peire (St. Peter Day). An evocation of the Fishermen Day, as they are placed in St. Peter care. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

May, the month of love, inspired numerous rounds sung and danced around the May-tree. And at the beginning of May was elected, for one year, the queen of May. See the page Round dances of May.

The traditional feed.

lyrics of this traditional song Nissart written À San-Jouan (At Saint-Jean). A fishing party, on the coast of Saint-Jean. Nissart lyrics by Joseph Giordan. 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 Li Bigneta (The Fritters). Apple or courgette-flowers fritters, glazed and sugared, they make the palate glad... Nissart lyrics and music by Louis Genari. 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 Blea (The Swiss Chard). Nissart lyrics by François Barberis. 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 Li Castagna (The Chestnuts). Nissart lyrics and music by Georges Delrieu. 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 Pesca (The Fishing). Nissart lyrics by Eugène Emanuel. 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 Viva la pesca ! (Long live the fishing!) Nissart lyrics by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly. 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 Viva l’estocafic ! (Long live the stockfish!) Nissart lyrics by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

The real or virtual celebrities.
Doun Soulina (Priest Soulina).
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 Lo Fantome Pellegrin (The ghost Pellégrin). Pellégrin is an object of dread in the mountains... Nissart lyrics by Eugène Emanuel. 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 Innou Seguran (Anthem for the Seguran). The bugadiera (laundress) Catherine Ségurane, an heroine of the siege to the city of Nice in 1543, and some other celebrities appear in this nostalgic “place of memory”. Nissart lyrics by Alexandre Menu, music by Carlo Germano. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.
Ma qu era Catarina Segurana ? (Well, who was Catarina Segurana?)
La Poulalhera (The Poultrymaid).
Toni Baloni appears in some counting rhymes.

The seasons, the elements (storm, thunderstorm...), the nature, the trees and the flowers...

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 L’Autoun (The Autumn). Nissart lyrics and music by Louis Genari. 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 Chavana (The Shower). Nissart lyrics by Eugène Emanuel. 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 Margarideta (The Daisy). “Merry Gathering of Country Folk”, “Thunderstorm”, “...after the Storm”... A “pastoral” topic yet composed in F major! 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 Lou Miéu Printems (My Spring). Nissart lyrics and music by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly. 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 Lou Miéu Soulèu (My Sun). Nissart lyrics and music by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly. 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 Lou Roumaniéu (The Rosemary). Nissart lyrics by Jouan Nicola, music by Marius Ausello. 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 Sus la mountagna (On the Mountain). Nissart lyrics by Joseph Passeron, music by F. Mattei. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. Maurandi.

And some other topics present in the traditional song fron the 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 Cansoun dei mensònegai (Song of the lies). The topic of intentional lies is known in a large area, from Occitany to Piedmont. Traditional song from Peille and the Paillon river valley, 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 Descaussa (The Barefooted). Louis Genari. 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 for this traditional folksong Li soun quatre campana (There are four bells). Nissart lyrics and music by Georges Delrieu. 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 for this traditional folksong La Sirigauda (The Shivery). During winter, it warms up even the parish priest... Nissart lyrics and music by Georges Delrieu. 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 (b)(c).Lyrics for this traditional folksonglyrics.
You may 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, social and satirical songs - Contemporary songs
Carnival tunes - Circumstance tunes - Close couple dances - Characters dances - Farandole - Feasts - Round dances of May
Music for children
Chimes & knells - Sacred & religious music - Christmas carols

Brief survey of the traditional musics from the South of France: The Occitany: Limoux’ carnival tunes - The Piedmont - The Provence

Other countries


traditional musics county Nice, fife

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