Most notable as an arranger of French folk songs, Canteloube is unfortunately overlooked as a composer of original music. He is primarily remembered for the Chants d'Auvergne (1930-1932), four sets of folk songs for voice and piano or orchestra, widely enjoyed for their color, naturalistic beauty, and charm. When Canteloube began his studies with d'Indy at the Schola Cantorum in Paris in 1901, he soon showed a preference and talent for composing nature music, especially music that described the landscape of his native region, the Auvergne. He decided to seek inspiration and stimulus in folk song (as had d'Indy before him). Thus began his lifelong task of traveling throughout France to collect and arrange folk songs. Well into the 1940s, Canteloube busied himself with collecting songs and arranging them for choral, quartet, or solo voices ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Lo Fiolairé (La fileuse), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 3, No. 1) 1923 02:31 Vocal Music
Malurous qu'o uno fenno, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 3, No. 5) 1923 01:35 Vocal Music
Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2) 1923 05:46 Vocal Music
La Delaïssádo (La délaissée), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 2, No. 4) 1923 04:53 Vocal Music
Chut, Chut, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 4, No. 4) 1923 02:09 Vocal Music
Lou Boussu (Le bossu), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 3, No. 3) 1923 02:27 Vocal Music
Brezairola (Berceuse), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 3, No. 4) 1923 03:21 Vocal Music
Uno jionto Postouro (Une jolie bergère; Regret), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 5, No. 7) 1923 03:00 Vocal Music
Oï Ayaï (Oh! yayaï), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 4, No. 2) 1923 03:20 Vocal Music
Pastorale (Baïlero, lero, lero), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 4, No. 5) 1923 04:41 Vocal Music
Passo pel prat (Viens par le pré), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 3, No. 2) 1923 03:30 Vocal Music
N'ai pas iéu de Mio (Je n'ai pas d'amie), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 2, No. 5a) 1923 04:29 Vocal Music
He! Beyla-z-y-Dau Fé! (Bourée), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 5, No. 4) 1923 01:48 Vocal Music
Obal, din lo Coumbèlo (Au loin, là-bas dans la vallée), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 5, No. 1) 1923 04:51 Vocal Music
Trois Bourrées, folksongs for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 3) 1923 06:12 Vocal Music
La Pastoura al Camps (La begère aux champs), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 1) 1923 02:37 Vocal Music
L'Aio dè Rotso (L'eau de source), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 3a) 1923 02:02 Vocal Music
Postouro, sé tu m'aymo (Bergère, si tu m'aimes), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 5, No. 5) 1923 01:42 Vocal Music
Tè, l'Co, Tè! (Va l'chien, va!), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 5, No. 6) 1923 00:43 Vocal Music
Jou l'Pount D'o Mirabel (Au pont de Mirabel), folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 4, No. 1) 1923 04:04 Vocal Music
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