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French Revolution music masterpost!

“The enthusiasm animating Republican people at the moment of their [military and civil] success inspired her poets and musicians.  Compositions of an absolutely new character were heard, among which [Mehul’s] Le chant du depart was chosen by the French soldier and consecrated by his valor….Such was our national music, energetic and unimpaired…”  ~F.J. Gossec~

POPULAR SONGS:

La Marseillaise (Rouget de Lisle):

choral version

Edith Piaf

Hector Berlioz

Vendée version

Le Chant du départ (Méhul): 

full ensemble version

folk tune/military version

really bad Kidz Bop version

La Carmagnole: 

choral version

folk tune version

Ah!  Ça ira! (Air du carillon national par Bécourt):

traditional version

Edith Piaf

awesome blend of La Carmagnole and Ah! Ça ira!


OBSCURE FOLK TUNES AND PATRIOTIC SONGS (THESE WILL BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD ALL DAY):

Le 14 de juillet (la bonne aventure)

Vive Louis XVI! (1789)

Complainte de Louis XVI aux Français (1793)

Chant du 9 Thermidor

Hymne pour l’inauguration d’un temple à la Liberté

Le salpêtre republicain (1794)

Le Bonnet de la Liberté (1793)

La mort de Louis Capet (1793)

Poursuite et la retour de la famille ci-devant royale (1791)

Ode sur les 2 jeunes héros Bara et Viala (1794)

première comparution de Louis Capet (1792)

Veillons au salut de l’Empire (1791)

Les lunaisiens (anonymous)

Hymne à la liberté

Suite d’airs révolutionnaires


LARGE ENSEMBLE WORKS (SOME OF WHICH ARE REALLY FUCKING LONG):

Hymne à l’Être Supreme (Gossec)

Peuple, eveille-toi! (Hymn on the transference of Voltaire’s remains to the Panthéon - Gossec)

La bataille de Fleurus (Catel)

L’Offrande à la liberté (Gossec)

Hymne à la victoire (Cherubini)

Le réveil du peuple (Gaveaux)

mix of different orchestral works

Le triomphe de la République ou le camp de Grand Pré (Gossec):

Overture: I. Allegro molto

Overture: II. Allegro moderato

Overture: III. March: Grave

Scene 1: God of the people and of kings

Scene 1: Taste, Republicans, the sweetness of the truce

Scene 1: Sun, passing overhead on your habitual course

Scene 2: Citizens, who with ardent courage…

Scene 2: You gentle young ladies and all you young men

Scene 2: Village dance: The citizens of these shady groves

Scene 3: The trumpet has sounded; you are called to arms

Scene 3: Farewell our children and parents

Scene 4: In our youth

Scene 5: Let’s begin our celebrations

Scene 5: Take up your songs, begin the dance again

Scene 5: And at last, on the ill-fated plains

Scene 5: Essential birthright of mankind

Scene 6: New Republicans whose voices entreat me

Scene 6: Long live, long live Liberty!

Scene 6: Entry of people of various nations

Scene 6: The English, the Swiss etc

Scene 6: Dance: What of the intrepid fervor

Scene 6: Pas de deux: Air for the Poles

Scene 6: Anglaise or Bostonienne

Scene 6: Air for the Swiss: Le Ranz des Vaches

Scene 6: Grivois

Scene 6: Valsque

Scene 6: Air for the Africans

Scene 6: Air for the Savoisiens

Scene 6: Vielle

Scene 6: Contredanse finale: Allegretto


Happy listening!  And feel free to add to the list if you find any more!

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