Traditional Breton Dance Tunes - Fest Breizh
Acoustic instruments - Intermediate
50 Traditional Dance Tunes from Brittany. Composed by David Surette. Saddle-stitched, Songbook. Bill's Music Shelf. Dance. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22192).
Item Number: MB.22192
ISBN 9780786682751. 8.5 x 11 inches.
The traditional music of Brittany has long been a passion for guitar and mandolin player David Surette, who has now edited and published a collection of Breton dance tunes. "Fest Breizh" contains 50 traditional dance tunes: gavottes, en dros, larides, and many others, collected and transcribed in standard notation, with chords provided as well. Unlike some previous collections, which have been principally keyed with a B-flat bombarde and bagpipe in mind, these are all in typical fiddle tunes keys. There is also an extensive discography, which provides the means to tracking down a recorded version of the tune, as well as some background notes and information about Breton music. The book contains most of the Breton material that Surette has recorded on his 4 solo CDs over the years.