Le troubadour wallon « The Walloon Troubadour »




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What can you do with the files below ?

- either download the PDF-files you are interested in : you get music scores that you can play on your favourite instrument immediately;

- or download the ABC-files you are interested in : you can open an ABC-file just like any text-field with your text editor (gedit, WordPad, …).

As soon as you are familiar with ABC-encoding, you can find out a specific tune and copy/paste it on the page http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php that will provide you with the music score and the midi-file on a simple mouse click.

If necessary, you can also transpose and even get a tablature for some instruments.

The ABC-code can even be imported in MuseScore or converted to LilyPond-code.




Here are the links to the different ABC and PDF files. These are regularly corrected and annotated.


Manuscript

Author

Period

Place

Description

ABC

PDF

Wandembrile

Joseph Gaspard Wandembrile

1778

Jambes

113 pieces for violin

Country dances, minuets, marches

Updated 20.01.2018

ABC

Updated 20.01.2018

PDF

Houssa

(fac simile written by Rose Thisse Derouette)

Jean Guillaume Houssa/Rose Thisse Derouette

1845-1848

Wy (Soy)

138 pieces for violin

Country dances, minuets, marches, waltzes, allemandes, anglaises, with brief step descriptions



ABC

Updated 10.12.2017

PDF

Delhaise

N.J. Delhaise Fils

Between 1792and 1815

Huy

12 country dances and 1 waltz for 2 violins

Updated 20.01.2018

ABC

Updated 20.01.2018

PDF

Chants d'Alion

Unknown

Early XXth century

Borinage

16 songs in dialect (Picard) from the Borinage Region



ABC



PDF

Bierlaire

François Bierlaire

Years 1930'

Farciennes

24 pieces for bugle (B flat)

Scottisches, mazurkas, waltzes, polkas.



ABC



PDF

Jamin

François-Joseph Jamin

Late (?) XIXth century

Meix-devant-Virton

261 pieces for 1 or 2 violins

Minuets, marches, waltzes, allemandes, anglaises, country dances, matelottes and even massess !



ABC



PDF

Anonymous #1 so-called : Cinquantenaire

Unknown

1779

Liège ?

65 english country dances and 18 french country dances, for violin.

Several pieces are from the U.K.+Eire.

Updated 20.01.2018

ABC

Updated 20.01.2018

PDF

Anonymous #2 so-called : Champlon

Unknown

Late XVIIIth century ?

?

28 pieces for violin including minuets and sets of country dances



ABC



PDF

Anonymous #3

Unknown

After 1785

?

49 pieces for violin. Some are taken from lyric pieces of that time



ABC



PDF

Anonymous#4 so-called :

University of Liège

Unknown

Early (?) XVIIth century

Liège ?

16 pieces (« airs », courantes, « chansons à boire », « chansons à danser ») with lyrics in French and Flemish

Coming soon

Coming soon

Comhaire

Unknown

After 1760

Liège ?

93 pieces for violin (country dances)

Updated 20.01.2018

ABC

Updated 20.01.2018

PDF

Benoit Andrez & J. Joiris, Vol. 1, 2 & 4

B. Andrez & Joiris

1753

1755

1760

Liège

Book 1 : 24 English and French country dances

Book 2 : 24 English and French country dances

Book 4 :16 French and English country dances

Pieces with 2 voices and step descriptions

Updated 20.01.2018

ABC

Updated 20.01.2018

PDF

Lieffrig's notebook

+ appendices

Louis Lieffrig

(1894-1986)

Around 1900

Habay-la-Vieille

25 pieces for harmony, including avant-deux, mazurkas, scottisches, waltzes, ...

Updated 05.12.2017

ABC

Updated 30.12.2017

PDF

« Charles »

Charles [Buchard ?]

XVIIIth century

?

59 pieces for violin including many pieces with a second voice (bass in F-clef).

Country dances, allemandes, minuets, waltzes, … and probably several pieces taken from operas.



ABC



PDF

Lambert

Jean-Henry Lambert

Around 1820

Journal-Champlon


Coming soon

Coming soon

Limbourg

J.M.J N.N. [?]

Late XVIIIth century

?

29 pieces for violin (english en french country dances)

With step descriptions

Updated 20.01.2018

ABC

Updated 20.01.2018

PDF

Rose

Rose [G.?]

Early Xxth century

Pont-à-Celles

18 pieces for clarinet (polkas, mazurkas, waltzes, jigs, scottishes)

New 22.01.2018

ABC

New 22.01.2018

PDF

Country dances of the musical papernews « L'Echo » from Liège

B. Andrez & J. Joiris

1758-1773

Liège

79 pieces for violin (english and french country dances), with 2 voices and a step description

New 27.01.2018

ABC

New 27.01.2018

PDF

« Bonet »

?

Late XVIIIth century

?

48 pieces for fanfare (marches, minuets)

New 28.01.2018

ABC

New 28.01.2018

PDF






Matching list:

The next file gives an overview of the different pieces in the different documents and tries to match them with each other : FILE Updated 28.01.2018

This file is not completed. Please contact me if you find other matches between the different pieces.