Brè brè (Cottrau, Teodoro)
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|Work Title||Brè brè|
|Alternative Title||Ritornello popolare|
|Average Duration||2 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Related Works||"A la guerra!", included in the collection Eco di Napoli by Vincenzo de Meglio (No.44), listed as Anonymous, with Neapolitan lyrics and a bit different piano part. |
Included in the collection Eco del Vesuvio (No. 72).
Though a "ritournelle" is a 17th century dance, it was in quick triple time. This song is in a fast 6/8, which would have a triple feel, and although a century or two later than the dance form, it could be argued that this is a descendant of it.
Probably the key in the score is wrong: it should be B♭ -
- no, not really! It is arguably in E-flat but ends on the dominant (see e.g. 2nd movement of Beethoven sym.8). (That, or is in B-flat with a heavy 7th-tone influence. I'll hum it soon and see which interpretation makes more sense. Please use the K template, though, not the Key, when doing that- Key should only be used once, for the "decided" key of a work, K for interim keys or for keys being discussed in, well, a discussion- because K formats while Key also adds the page to a category (e.g. all pages in the collection of pages in E-flat/B-flat major)...