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 - 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

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 songlyrics.
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. M.
(c) These files and their content are © 2001-2014 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi.
Round dances of May

1. The May tree
2. Stock of traditional round dances of May
3. Traditional May songs
4. The queens of May

The May tree

Stock of traditional round dances of May

listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Rounda souspelenca de mai (Round dance of May from Sospel). Traditional tune from Sospel, County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (13/12/2003). See also The movies.
listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional song Lou Roussignòu que vola (The flying nightingale). During the 19th century, this round was sung and danced in Nice around the May-tree. Tchaikovsky employed theme of this traditional song in his Humoresque opus 10-2. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (27/06/2004).

Stock of traditional May songs

The month of May is the subject of numerous love songs, often nostalgic.

listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional song Ailà n’aquèu jardin (Over there in this garden). Traditional song from la Tour-sur-Tinée, County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (31/05/2003).
listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional song Bèu mès de mai aimable (Beautiful and amiable month of May). Traditional song from Saint-Martin-Vésubie, County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (10/06/2002).
listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional song Lou mès de mai (The month of May). If this month is the one of love affairs, unfortunate ones happen sometimes... Traditional song from Saint-Dalmas-de-Valdeblore, County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (2/07/2003).
listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional song Vaqui lo polit mès de mai (Here is the pretty month of May). “Plant the May-tree” is not always sufficient to seduce the belle... Traditional from Occitany, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (22/06/2003).

At the beginning of May was elected, for one year, the queen of May.

La Regina dau mai (The Queen of May). Nissart lyrics by Jean-Pierre Baquié, music by Serge Pesce.
listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional song La Regina dòu mai (The Queen of May). Destined to Francis, she must be a paragon of virtue... Nissart lyrics by Juli Eynaudi, music by Cinto Tarelli. Traditional from County of Nice, MIDI scheduling by J.-G. M. (23/01/2011).


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 songlyrics.
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. M.
(c) These files and their content are © 2001-2014 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi.

© 2001-2014 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi
This page started on February 18th 2001. The last update was January 23rd 2011.


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 - 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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