I’ve always assumed “Brezon Valse” meant “Breton Waltze,”
but I don’t know that for a fact. I learn in the comments below that Brezon is a valley in Auvergne, and I feel a little foolish. But thank you Emmanuel Lazinier, for letting me know! I’ve only heard it played by Auvergnat players, Gentiane and Michel Esbelin — it’s a great tune with an ABCB structure, which means you practice the B section twice as much as all the other sections. “La Marianne” is a Frédéric Paris tune from his fantastically important Carnet de Bal cassette. I’ve recorded it a few times, including once playing with my Dad.
Had to switch computer systems last night and went back to old video editing software, not such a fan. In the old software I would have cropped out the vacuum cleaner.
This is part of the Bal Folk Tune Book Project. Go check it out and buy the tune book!
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Brezons is a village in Auvergne.
See https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brezons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5dLJz0lzTs –
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Thank you! I feel a little foolish, but I suppose you are continuing to learn until you die.