AU COEUR DU VENT

French and Francophone Songs Performed by

Karen Sorenson & TennesseeBob Peckham



Paul Verlaine said "De la musique avant toute chose." Indeed, music can fetch the text from a page, putting it in the hearts and on the lips of your students. In our workshops, we sing and speak French, often exploring the dynamics and the vocabulary of French and Francophone music, and considing a bit of pedagogy. You will get a chansonnier, containing the lyrics of over 25 songs. We have also made available a Christmas carols supplement. Aside from connecting you with online lyrics, this web site will give you the tunes of our songs (via MIDI and MP3), just in case you forget them. The members of "Au Coeur du Vent" are competant musicians with, collectively, a number of concert, coffee house, recording, radio and television appearances and immersion song-leading experience.

The Tunes of Our Songs (MIDI, MP3, etc.)

"A la claire fontaine"
http://www.mamalisa.com/?p=141&t=es&c=22

"Alouette"
http://ingeb.org/songs/alouette.mid

"Au bord du lac bijou" (Zachary Richard)
http://www.zacharyrichard.com/videos/lacbijou.html

"Au clair de la lune"
http://ingeb.org/songs/auclaird.mid

"Auprès de ma blonde"
http://www.saturn-soft.net/Music/Music1/MIDI/Folk2/FrAupres.mid

"Bateau sur l'eau" Rondeau
http://www.momes.net/comptines/bateausurleau.html

"Un Canadien errant"  midi
http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiCANADERR;ttCANADERR.html

"Célébrons la naissance" (15th c. French/Latin)
http://dbut.net/geocities/music/holiday/midi/celebr1g.mid

"Chevaliers de la table ronde"
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/Level2/2Chevaliers.mid

"Les cloches (Vendôme) Rondeau"
http://www.mamalisa.com/midi/carillon_de_vendome.mid

"Colchiques dans les prés"
http://www.lirecreer.org/biblio/comptines/colchiques/index.html

"Dans la forêt lointaine"
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/FirstPieces/0DansLaForet.mid

"Edelweiss"
http://www.majesty.org/midi/edeweis2.mid

"L'escargot"
http://www.momes.net/comptines/insectes/lescargot.html

"Etoile des neiges"
http://bmarcore.club.fr/class-O/BO153.html

"Feuilles mortes"
http://www.divtune.com/s/aleaves_.mid

"Gentil Coq'licot"
http://www.mamalisa.com/midi/gentcoq.mid

"Gens du pays" (Gilles Vigneault) - Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdf9aqRk--0

"Je t'appartiens" (Pierre Delanoë/ Gilbert Bécaud). mélodie de "Let it be me"
http://www.jamesness.com/letitbeme.html

"La Marseillaise" (l'hymne national de la France)
http://www.marseillaise.org/english/audio.html

"Maudi sois-tu, carillonneur"
http://www.momes.net/comptines/temps/maudit-sois-tu.html

Mon Jo (chanté par Paul Piché)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaDH8za_S8E

"O Canada!" (l'hymne national du Canada)
http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/anthem_f.cfm

MARJOLAINE (Covered by JADEN RHODES), written by Zachary Richerd - Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jq7ss-ZYDE

"Plaisir d'amour"
http://ingeb.org/songs/plaisird.html

"Le premier bonheur du jour"
http://www.4shared.com/audio/E1VlRH0v/09_Le_Premier_Bonheur_Du_Jour-.htm?aff=7637829

Quatre vents, quatre océans
http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/midis6/fourwinds.mid

"Vent frais, vent du matin"
http://bmarcore.club.fr/Tine/E245.html

"Verte Campagne"
http://www.mp3-codes.com/play/524771/Verte_Campagne_-_Brothers_Four

"La vie continue" (tune of "Obladi-oblada")
http://www.kessels.com/Hobby/midi/obladida.html

4 vents, 4 océans midi
http://home.online.no/~tflatval/audio/Fourstrongwinds_sib.mid

Quand trois pules vont aux champs
http://www.wideo.fr/video/iLyROoafvr6U.html

Maudit sois-tu carillonneur
http://www.flutetunes.com/tunes.php?id=541

Sur le chemin de la vie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6juqCUHd8

Balade des dames du temps jadis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6rFgcx84-c


Lyrics and Melody Sites

Le bon vieux temps - le site des chansons à répondre

Cantiques de Noël (lyrics & midi files)

Chansons françaises et francophones en cours de FLE /French through Songs and Singing

Clic Paroles

Comptines, chansons, et poésie

150.000 paroles de chansons - paroles chansons MP3

Paroles-de-chansons

Paroles et clip de chanson française

Le Parolier

Le Parolier-net



Pedagogical Considerations

Apprendre le français avec des chansons - Le Point du FLE

La Clef des chants - La Chanson dans la classe de français (Brian Thompson)

Chansons françaises et francophones en cours de FLE...articles

Chantez-vous français?

Comment exploiter une chanson

Enseigner le français langue seconde à l'aide de la musique

French Songs - Teaching Elementary Vocabulary and Language Concepts

Introduire la chanson francophone en classe de français

Teaching the Target Language Through the Lyrics of Melodic Music

Toujours des mots - orthographe et dictée en chanson

TV MONDE/FLE/Enseigner.TV: Paroles de clip

The Use of Music for Learning Languages: A Review of the Literature

A Blueprint for Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures through Music in the Classroom and on the Web (Daniel J. Kramer)

Thurston-Griswold, Henry and Manel Lacorte. "Music in the Foreign Language Classroom: Developing Linguistic and Cultural Proficiency." Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Review 49 (Fall 2001) 40, 49-53.

Purcell, James M. "Using songs to enrich the secondary class." Hispania,75, no 1 (1992), 192-196.

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bobp@utm.edu
TennesseeBob Peckham
Director, the Globe-Gate Project
University of Tennessee-Martin
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