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France 1789 ()

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Although it is an uncanny reflector of social change, classical music often seems to be restricted to what happens in between periods of political instability. From time to time music and song of war and revolution have been compiled, but France 1789, from the innovative Alpha label, is probably the first in attempting to depict the musical worlds of each of the two sides in a conflict. Subtitled "Revolt in the music of a sans-culotte [the lower-class revolutionary laborers who wore only ordinary long pants, not silk ...

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  1. Amphigouri, improvisation instrumentale / La Prise de la Bastille
  2. Est-il bien vrai que je veille, for voice, bassoon, piano & percussion
  3. Délivrance des captifs, for chorus
  4. Hymne à l'hyver, for voice, violin & harpsichord
  5. Le gouverneur perfide, for chorus
  6. Chanson Grivoise, for voice, serpent, bassoon & piano
  7. Déclaration des droits de l'homme, for voice & violin
  8. Poursuite et retour de la Famille Ci-devant Royale, for chorus, serpent, bassoon, percussion, & piano
  9. Chanson nouvelle, for voice & harpsichord
  10. Complainte de Louis XVI aux Français et Parodie de la complainte, for voices, harpsichord & piano
  11. La Trahison punie, for voice, flageolet & percussion
  12. La guillotine, for chorus
  13. Entends ma voix, finis mes maux, for voice, bassoon & harpsichord
  14. Mort de Louis Capet, for chorus
  15. La grande colère du Père Duchene, for voice
  16. Amphigouri patriotique, for chorus & bassoon
  17. Un pain d'quatr' livres, for voices, harpsichord & piano
  18. Hymne à l'Être suprême, for narrator, chorus, serpent, bassoon & piano
  19. La queue à Robespierre, for voice & violin
  20. Vive la liberté
  21. Marseillaise / Contre Marseillaise, for voices, chorus, violin, serpent, bassoon, percussion, harpsichord & piano
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France 1789
2011, Alpha Productions

UPC: 3760014198106

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