Breton Gavotte hornpipe

Also known as De La Montagne, Jacky Molard’s.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

Breton Gavotte has been added to 1 tune set.

Breton Gavotte has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Breton Gavotte
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E^F ^GA Bc AB|c/B/A Bc df e2|E^F ^GA Bc AB|c/B/A Bc A2 A2:|
e2 f/e/d ec AB|c/B/A Bc df e2|e2 f/e/d ec AB|c/B/A Bc A2 A2:|
ea g/f/e df ed|c/B/A Bc df e2|ea g/f/e df ed|c/B/A Bc A2 A2:|
X: 2
T: Breton Gavotte
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:EAAc BA^GA|B/c/dcB AcBG|E2Ac BA^GA|1B/c/dcB A2 AG:|2B/c/dcB A3 E||
||ABcd e2ef|fefg e2ec|ABcd ezef|fefg e2ec||
|:AB/c/dc dec2|BABc d2e2|AB/c/dc dec2|1BABc A2A E:|2BABc A3 d||
|:eafe dfed|cABcd2cd|eafe dfed|1cABc A2Ad:|2cABc A2AE||
X: 3
T: Breton Gavotte
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:DG[GG,]B AG[^FG,]G|ABBA GBAG|DG[GG,]B AG[^FG,]G|1ABBA GDEC:|2ABBA G2G2||
||GABc d2d/d/d|edef d4|GABc d2d/d/d|edf2 d4 |
|BccB cdB2|AGAB BAd2|BccB cdB2|AGAB G2G2||
|:dgfd cddc|BGAB c2d2|(c/d/)g(f/e/)d cddc|(B/A/)GAB G2G2:|

Six comments

Of course it’s not a hornpipe. Is it a Dans Plinn?

This tune is a Breton gavotte !

You could name it "Breton gavotte" in order to be a little more precise, or even "ton doubl gavotte" indeed, (= last part of the dance). This one used to be played not by the usual couple biniou-bombarde, but by chromatic accordion player Yves Menez, who may have composed it in the 1930’s or 1940’s. In the original tune in A minor, you have to play F# and G# in the first part. F and G are natural in the second and the third parts of the tune.

Re: Breton Gavotte

It’s a "ton tripl" in fact (three distinct parts). Apart from the traditional mainstream… Because of the composer’s personality : Yves Menez had elaborated a very personal style on accordion, mixing "musette style" and breton tradition. Then somes call it "swing gavotte". Listen to Gilles Le Bigot’s version ("Empreintes" : his first recording).