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The movies

1. Les Âmes fortes (The Strong Souls)
2. Le Boulanger de Valorgue (The Baker from Valorgue)
3. Ces grappes de ma vigne (Those grapes from my vine)
4. Les Fous du stade (Stadium Nuts)
5. Le gendarme se marie (The Policeman Get Married)
6. Going back to Nissa la Bèla
7. J'accuse (I accuse)
8. Lignes de partage (Lines of division)
9. La Machina (The Thing)
10. Manon des sources
11. Le Secret des femmes (The Secret of Women)
12. The Sun also Rises

Traditional music from County of Nice and Provence has served as background music in some cinema or video or TV movies and documentaries. Here are some titles, with Louis Pastorelli’s complicity.

Les Âmes fortes (The Strong Souls), by Raoul Ruiz, with Laetitia Casta, Frédéric Diefenthal… 2001, according to the work of Jean Giono. Original soundtrack is signed by Jorge Arriagada, and uses following tunes stemmed from Nice and Piedmont folk heritage:
     • listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Retorna-t’en, ma mia (Go back, my sweetheart), counting rhyme;
     • listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Zoli coeur (Pretty Heart), traditional song.

Le Boulanger de Valorgue (The Baker from Valorgue), by Henri Verneuil, with Fernandel, Pierrette Bruno, Francis Linel, Henri Vilbert… 1952. Sound track fleetingly proposes double arpeggio characteristic of the following tune:
     • listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Farandola prouvençala (Farandole from Provence).

Ces grappes de ma vigne (Those grapes from my vine), by Alain Quercy, 1975, according to the work of Gaston Baissette. Sound track:
     • listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Mazurka souto li pins (Mazurka under the pine trees), traditional song.

Les Fous du stade (Stadium Nuts), by Claude Zidi, with Les Charlots, Paul Préboist… 1972. When the Olympic flame runs across the village, a statue is unveiled, then a Provençal folk band dances a traditional farandole:
     • listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Farandola prouvençala (Farandole from Provence).

Le gendarme se marie (The Policeman Get Married), by Jean Girault, with Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru… 1968. Near end of the movie, a folk band comes before the bridal procession, playing a traditional farandole:
     • listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Farandola prouvençala (Farandole from Provence).

Going back... to Nissa la Bèla (Going back... to Nice the Fair), by Christian Passuello and Jànluc Sauvaigo, 1996. Sound track proposes following tunes:
     • Carnaval de Saint-Roch (St. Roch Carnival), traditional song, by Louis Pastorelli;
     • Catarina (Katherine), traditional song (Nux vomica);
     • En Barbarìa mai (In Barbary again), traditional song, by Jànluc Sauvaigo and David Certano;
     • La Familha (The Family), traditional song, by Zéphirin Castellon;
     • Li Julis (The Julis), traditional song, by Zéphirin Castellon;
     • listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Nissa la bella (Nice the Fair), traditional song, by François-Dominique Rondelly, known as Menica Rondelly;
     • Sirventès de Pepin de Nissa (Sirventès of Joseph « Pépin » from Nice), excerpt from the project Anita, Anita.

J'accuse (I accuse), by Abel Gance, 1919. If this movie was not silent, which tune would Abel Gance have choosen to dub the farandole in the opening scene of this movie?

Lignes de partage (Lines of division). After the annexation in 1860, some districts from the North-West of the County were kept by the young Italy. This video historical documentary directed by Hervé Barelli relates the difficulties encountered by their inhabitants to obtain the reintegration to the County, became French. The sound track holds the traditional song:
     • listen the Midi file for this brass band traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Tenda, la Briga à la Fransa (Tende, La Brigue back to France), by Jouan Nicola, music by F. Mattei.

La Machina (The Thing), by Thierry Paladino, with Serge Dotti, Adrien Woodall… 2011. Sound track proposes following tunes:
     • La Balada de Felís Galean e Noré Ciais (The Ballade of Félix Galéan and Honoré Ciais), excerpt from the project Anita, Anita, traditional song, by Jànluc Sauvaigo and Patrick Vaillant;
     • Carnaval de Saint-Roch (St. Roch Carnival), traditional song, by Louis Pastorelli;
     • La Ratapinhata (The Bat), traditional song, by Jànluc Sauvaigo.

Manon des sources (Manon from the springs), by Claude Berri, with Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, Hippolyte Girardot… 1986. During midnight mass preceding death of César Soubeyran, a choir sings a traditional Christmas carol:
     • listen the Midi file for this traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Lyrics for this traditional folksong Lu Pastourèu (The Shepherd Boys).

Le Secret des femmes (The Secret of Women). A video documentary directed by Jean-Pierre Hemeryck concerning the provençal embroidery technic known as boutis, in which it can be heared a traditional round dance 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).

The Sun also Rises, by Henry King, with Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, Tyrone Power… 1957, according to the work of Ernest Hemingway. During the festival of San Fermín, in the city of Pamplona (Spain), the bands play the theme of the following traditional farandole, stemmed from Nice and Occitany folk heritage:
     • listen the Midi file for this fife & drum traditional music tune score of this traditional tune Carnaval es arrivat (Carnival is arrived).


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. M.
(c) These files and their content are © 2001-2017 Jean-Gabriel Maurandi.

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This page started on May 20th 2009. The last update was December 28th 2015.


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