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Traditional French Christmas Carols
Traditional music at it's best!
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Some of the most beautiful Christmas Carols originated in France! 

Here's one of my favorites, from the 13th Century - "Entre le Boeuf et L’Ane Gris" (Here Betwixt Ass and Oxen).  Video sheet music (Andrew Remillard). 

Here Betwixt Ass and Oxen - Video Sheet Music

Here's another favorite Carol - with Orchestra score.

Joyeux Noël - Arranged by John Leavitt

A slight variation of "Entre le Boeuf et L’Ane Gris", performed by Merle Mayes - cello! 

 

Here's a medley of two Provence Carols - "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabell and Listen to me good Joseph", performed by Steve Muise.

 

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"Masters in This Hall" (aka. Nowell, Sing We Clear - La Matelot, Female Saylor).

This tune is French, but I'm not sure if this is considered a traditional French Christmas Carol, because the Christmas words we know it by were written by English poet & artist, William Morris! 

Marin Marais composed the tune as a dance for his opera Alcyone of 1706, with the title "Marche pour les Matelots". (Wikipedia) 

Here Craig Duncan plays a simple version. 

 

 

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Here's sheet music at The Session, in Gmin, Gdor & Emin.

The Female Sailor (La Matelot) - Jig

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Guess I got sidetracked & forgot to post these famous French Carols!  

"Noël Nouvelet"!  Think I posted this for Viola. 

 

 

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