Valse de Noël

 

An Acadian-Cajun Christmas Revels

A delectable mix of vocal and instrumental  Acadian and Cajun toe-tapping tunes perfect  for the holiday season. 

 
 
Price: $12.95
 
Item Number: CD2016
 

French-speaking Acadian people, deported from the Canadian Maritimes, were scattered about the American continent in the 18th century. May of them landed in the multicultural and polyglot Louisiana, where "Acadian" music evolved into "Cajun," while those who eventually returned to Canada rekindled their distinctive Acadian style.

Today those genres are vastly different, yet the historical bridges remain: the fiddle has traditionally been the driving force in both Acadian and Cajun dance music, and may songs embody archetypal themes of deep yearning. Most importantly, in spite of the challenges they have faced, both peoples  know how to make their own fun, don't take themselves too seriously and love to dance. This collection of vocal and instrumental music from both communities reflects their shared commitment to laissez les bons temps rouler!

Take a look at the CD booklet/liner notes.

Songlist

Hear samples from select pieces.

1.
Acadian Overture
 
2.
Les Anges dans nos campanges
3.
Quadrille de Sainte-Marie-sur_Mer: la premuere barre
4.
Melchior et Balthazar
5.
Acadian Mouth Music
 
6.
Nouvelle agreable
7.
La Disputeuse/Quadrille d'Andre a Toto Savoie
 
8.
Les Cloches du hameau
 
9.
Le Voyageur
 
10.
La Rose au bois
 
11.
D'ou viens-tu bergere?
 
12.
La Petite Rosette
 
13.
Partons, la mer est belle
 
14.
La Poulette grise
 
15.
Reel du diable/Cotillion madelinot/La Gigue a Claude Austin
 
16.
LeDepart du Canada
17.
Grain de mil
 
18.
Les Veuves de la coulee
 
19.
La Valse Cadienne de Noel
20.
The Rayne Bounce/Acadian Two-Step
 
21.
Daddy Carriere's Waltz
 
22.
J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette
23.
La Derniere Valse
 
24.
Ave Maris Stella