On "Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère" - (2016)    

for piano


 An 18th century tune sings its lullaby: "Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère. / Fais dodo, t'auras du lolo."  "Fais dodo" is patois "go to sleep" and "Colas" is short for "Nicolas," as a sibling sings to a child of the parents, that mother is upstairs baking cake, father is downstairs making cocoa, and "you will have your milk."


Detail from a period engraving.


 The folk melody appears after a simple introduction, beginning at measure 10 with decorative counterpoint appearing above and below it, with a second variation and final repetition one octave higher.



2 pages, circa 2' 45" - an MP3 demo is here: 


The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.


On "Fais dodo, Colas mon p'tit frère"