Here’s 2 french bourrees – the first one a 2 time bourree in 2/4, and the second a three time bourree in 3/8. Classic french tunes, sneakily put together to encourage dancers to do a normal line bourree to the first, then a distressingly quick line bourree to the second as the pace suddenly snaps up!
Played on a very recently restored (by ace melodeon restorer Mike Rowbotham) Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb (which puts these tunes in C minor).
The first is ‘Last Chance Bourree’ by Michel Pichon; the second is ‘Entre Deux’, which is traditional as far as I know.
Part of melodeon.net’s French theme of the month for August 2010