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~
La Marseillaise (Rouget de Lisle):
Le Chant du départ (Méhul):
Ah! Ça ira! (Air du carillon national par Bécourt):
OBSCURE FOLK TUNES AND PATRIOTIC SONGS (THESE WILL BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD ALL DAY):
LARGE ENSEMBLE WORKS (SOME OF WHICH ARE REALLY FUCKING LONG):
Le triomphe de la République ou le camp de Grand Pré (Gossec):
Happy listening! And feel free to add to the list if you find any more!