Compiled by Joseph Canteloube, this book is the first set from the series Chants D'Auvergne. It features three songs, including the most famous one “Báïlèro”. This edition, written for Voice and Piano, contains lyrics in the local dialect “Occitan”, with the French translation below. Some directives are given to obtain the correct pronunciation of the language.
I. La Pastoura als camps (La Bergère aux champs) / Shepherdess in the fields
II. Báïlèro (Chant de Bergers) / Shepherd’s song
III. Trois Bourrées
a. L’aïo de rotso (L’eau de source) / Spring Water b. Ound’ onoren gorda ? (Où irons-nous garder ?) / Where will we take the sheep
c. Obal din lou Limouzi (Là-bas dans le Limousin) / There, in the Limousin
Each piece is also commented with the exact location the song is from.
Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) was a French composer, musician and author, mainly known for his folk songs and for the series 'Songs from the Auvergne' inspired by the area his family was from.