Sheet Music: La Garçon Volage

TitleLa Garçon Volage
Alternate titlesCats in the Village
Harvest Time
Nine Pins
Le Garçon Volage
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyC major
Time signature6/8
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-03-31
Last updated2019-03-31
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Dance tunes, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 31 March 2019

Tune of the Day: La Garçon Volage

French air, arranged for two flutes

This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833. It is based on a French tune, also known in English-speaking countries under the titles “Cats in the Village”, “Harvest Time” and “Nine Pins”.

“Le garçon volage” can be translated as “the fickle boy”. Astute readers may have noticed that Blake uses the feminine article “la”, even though garçon is a masculine noun. While this could simply be a misprint, it is possible that the article refers to an implied word denoting the kind of tune, such as quadrille, which can be found in other sources.