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 Post subject: Breton music
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:51 pm 
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Anyone know of any good resources for Breton music? In particular I have a love for Jean-Michel Veillon's flute playing and would like to also play such fine music albeit on whistle. Are there any good books in English or perhaps collections of music in ABC notation, sheet music, etc.? Any general tips?


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:17 am 
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A starting point would be www.tradfrance.com If you scroll down a bit you''ll come to "208 tunes from Britany" in ABC. Which I don't use, so I don't know how good the transcriptiond are.

The Notenschleuder has most or all of the pieces in staff notation.

To buy, here's the offer from a breton music store: https://www.sonerien.com/100-partitions-bretonnes (you can buy them wherever you like, if you want to buy, this was just the first hit for "partitions musique bretonne")

And here is a website to dig through: http://www.celticscores.com Brittany's main flag is black and white horizontal stripes with those strange "chess figures" in the left-hand top corner, but they use variations of that for more specific locarions.

Have fun!


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:28 pm 
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Thanks for the reply and the useful links.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know which musical tradition has preserved more material and has older material, the Welsh or the Breton? I find both interesting but there seems to be less information available (at least in English) compared to Irish and Scottish traditions.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 2:32 am 
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You'd probably need a scholar of celtic music to answer that. I know nothing about Wales or its music, but I can assure you that in Brittany music is alive and well and has been so for some time. But it's an oral traditin - there's "bagad" (rather big bands) who play completely without sheet music; English is a "foreigner" language than for Irish or Scots (the first "foreign" language in Britanny being French) and I'm not sure how many Bretons emigrated overseas - as far as I know it's firstly emigration that has spread Irish music all over the world and secondly tourism. I'm not even sure how many foreign tourists come to Brittany - a few English, even fewer other Europeans, but the majority of tourists in France seem to be French (and reversely most French seem to stay in France on holiday).


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