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Cornemuse Picarde - Musique traditionnelle du Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Flandre, Wallonie (et quelques autres lieux)

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The bagpipes of Picardy, in northern France, are relatively unknown. Some instruments have survived in museums, but it's only quite recently that faithful copies have been made. Old recordings are also very rare, although a few do still exist. This double CD presents a concert by some of the leading makers and players of the very recent revival, and features a great deal of spoken commentary and explanation in French. There's also a 150-page book, in French with lots of photos: in continental style the table of contents is at the back. I haven't read the whole book, but it covers the history, style and manufacture of these mouth-blown pipes which have now been reproduced in various pitches. 
The sound of the Picardy pipes is sweet and pleasant, similar to Flemish or central French pipes, generally spanning an octave or so. There are quite a lot of gracenotes in the playing here, but the ornamentation is kept fairly simple compared with Scottish and Irish styles. The regional repertoire is fascinating: a mixture of tunes I haven't heard before, some melodies which are widely played in France or Belgium, and also local versions which have been adapted or edited over the years. With more than sixty melodies on the two discs, there's plenty of material to get your hands around. Airs and marches, bourrées and estampies aboun[...].
The first disc was recorded at a regional festival, live concert performances by seven different solo players, with one duet track [...] What we hear is the pipe chanter, very nicely played for both simple and complex melodies. The second disc is an interview with a player, maker and collector who talks and plays in equal measure. Intriguing music, and fascinating stories too! 
© Alex Monaghan

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TitleMusique traditionnelle du Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Flandre, Wallonie (et quelques autres lieux)
Format2 albums
Packagingcoffret 2 cd + livret 148 pages
Duration73'14 (concerts) et 46'45 (studio + extraits d'entretien)
Release date2015
LabelAEPEM

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Musiciens :
François Lazarevitch (Muchosac-Pipasso)
Remy Dubois et Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Muchosac-Pipasso)
Ghislaine Desmaris (Muchosac-Pipasso)
Thierry Bertrand (Muchosac-Pipasso)
Olle Geris (Muchosac-Pipasso)
Yan Cozian (Muchosac-Pipasso)

Playlist :

CD 1 : Concerts du festival du pipasso.
François Lazarevitch
1. Quand froidure trait a fin / Belle Dorette / Estampie
2. Une jeune fillette / Suite de bransles
3. Tjanne / Bourrée de Lachaud / Bourrée du Trech
Remy Dubois et Jean-Pierre Van Hees
4. Air de pèlerinage des Tchonc clochers
Julien Barbances
5. Ine macite béguenne / Les scrieu
6. Domine diguedé / Kinbin vos hochet, grand’mère
7. Oh ma mère / Tiens tiens tiens
Ghislaine Desmaris
8. Jouyssance vous donneray
9. Les Béhourdis
10. Hier j’ai rencontré / Que faites-vous là d’aussi matin / Danse en rond
Thierry Bertrand
11. Complainte du sire Raoul de Créquy / Suite de danceries de la Renaissance
12. Danse en rond / Suite de ronds du marais breton vendéen
13. Polkas d’Arc-Ainières / Suite de mélodies de Vendée
Olle Geris
14. Ik ben niet zoals ik was
15. De boer van’t hof / Vasten avont die komt aen / Loreijer de prey / de boere dans met klompen
16. O zalig, Heilig Bethlehem / Trommeltje met snaeren
Yann Cozian
17. Le 1er mois de l’année / L’alouette est sur la branche / Escabelle

CD2 Enregistrements en studio
François Lazarevitch
1. Les yeux d’amour / Margot / Mon petit oiseau / Carillon d’Eskelbeke
Jean-Pierre Van Hees
2. Elle l’aimait si tendrement
3. Marie-Madeleine avait quinze ans / Air de Saint Druon
Remy Dubois
4. La belle se lève de bon matin
5. Le ranz des vaches : O dé dé a dô
Remy Dubois et Jean-Pierre Van Hees
6. Vou-se vini cusène Marèye
7. Germaine
Julien Barbances
8. On veut me faire religieuse / Dominé diguedé
Ghislaine Desmaris
9. 1ère polka d’Arc-Ainières / Le manège / Quand nous marierons-nous / 2ème polka d’Arc-Ainières
10. La claire fontaine
Thierry Bertrand
11. La princesse mariée à un Anglais / Danse en rond
Olle Geris
12. Da wie het wil hooren siet
13. Ick hebbe het verswooren ick liever niet meer
Ghislaine Desmaris
14. Noël pour l’amour de Marie
Remy Dubois
15. Extrait d’entretiens n°1
16. Extrait d’entretiens n°2
17. Extrait d’entretiens n°3
18. Extrait d’entretiens n°4

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Cornemuse Picarde - Musique traditionnelle du Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Flandre, Wallonie (et quelques autres lieux)

Cornemuse Picarde - Musique traditionnelle du Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Flandre, Wallonie (et quelques autres lieux)

The bagpipes of Picardy, in northern France, are relatively unknown. Some instruments have survived in museums, but it's only quite recently that faithful copies have been made. Old recordings are also very rare, although a few do still exist. This double CD presents a concert by some of the leading makers and players of the very recent revival, and features a great deal of spoken commentary and explanation in French. There's also a 150-page book, in French with lots of photos: in continental style the table of contents is at the back. I haven't read the whole book, but it covers the history, style and manufacture of these mouth-blown pipes which have now been reproduced in various pitches. 
The sound of the Picardy pipes is sweet and pleasant, similar to Flemish or central French pipes, generally spanning an octave or so. There are quite a lot of gracenotes in the playing here, but the ornamentation is kept fairly simple compared with Scottish and Irish styles. The regional repertoire is fascinating: a mixture of tunes I haven't heard before, some melodies which are widely played in France or Belgium, and also local versions which have been adapted or edited over the years. With more than sixty melodies on the two discs, there's plenty of material to get your hands around. Airs and marches, bourrées and estampies aboun[...].
The first disc was recorded at a regional festival, live concert performances by seven different solo players, with one duet track [...] What we hear is the pipe chanter, very nicely played for both simple and complex melodies. The second disc is an interview with a player, maker and collector who talks and plays in equal measure. Intriguing music, and fascinating stories too! 
© Alex Monaghan