Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Check out the 2021 Fiddlerman “White Christmas” Group Project.
https://youtu.be/5NSTrFtP_Dg

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Traditional French Christmas Carols
Traditional music at it's best!
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
November 27, 2021 - 2:21 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 3508
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/09/2a/f2/092af2d23a7e1dcbbcbecb35b3b483ea.jpg

 

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.

 

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 2, 2021 - 6:30 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 3508
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
https://clipground.com/images/clipart-joyeux-noel-5.gif

"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. 

 

 

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CIgZ9HvFoNQ/maxresdefault.jpg

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

The Female Sailor (La Matelot) - Jig

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 30, 2021 - 7:07 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 3508
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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

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

 

 

https://images.creativemarket.com/0.1.0/ps/3584438/1160/772/m1/fpnw/wm0/pr-.jpg?1510780641&s=2ac5b7ac867b6151a5d000e06eff001c

- Emily

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: Irv, Katie M
Guest(s) 65
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming MikeV, Kevin M., Mikey, Alfi, srogers, muck, sampow, oldtimebanjo, bus4us5
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 3508
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
ABitRusty: 2046
damfino: 1992
Kevin M.: 1972
cdennyb: 1815
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 30122
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 79
Topics: 9455
Posts: 118454
Newest Members:
Wilmerbex
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15826, KindaScratchy: 1757, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3741, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 3621