SSA choir and piano
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Erica Phare-Bergh. Christmas. Octavo. Published by Cypress Choral Music (C3.CP1433).
Item Number: C3.CP1433
Often considered to be Quebec's first singer-songwriter, Mary Travers (known as "La Bolduc") hit the peak of her career in the 1930s. She popularized the well-known turlutte (French Canadian mouth music) that is now synonymous with Quebecois folk song. She wrote mainly political and satirical songs, but also a number of New Year's songs, although this particular one is a Christmas song. Le bas de Noel, depicts the antics of a family as they meet to celebrate Christmas together. La Bolduc's tongue-in-cheek tone is found even here in her non-political song.