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Compagnia Sonad¨r di Ponte Caffaro 

Pas en am¨r


1) Bal francÚs
2) Mascherina
3) Oib˛
4) MonichŔla
5) Landerina
6) Pas en am¨r
7) Salta 'n barca
8) Sefol˛t
9) ZingarŔlla
10) MolŔta
    11) Spasacamý
12) Partenza Man÷Ŕl
13) Fiorentina
14) Biondina
15) Bas de tach
16) Bosol¨
17) FranceschŔta
18) Bal de Iusegn
19) Bal de l'urs
20) Cadina
    21) Tonina
22) R˛se e fiˇri
23) Segn¨
24) Ari˛sa
25) Sc˛tis
26) PastorŔla
27) Monfrina La e Mi
28) Monfrina de MarcŔlo I
29) Monfrina Sol e Do
30) Monfrina de MarcŔlo II

Total time: 77:00


Musicians
Gigi Bonomelli, Andreino Bordiga, Bernardo Falconi, Lorenzo Pelizzari: fiddles
Paolo Bianchi, Aurelio Salvini, Buonaventura "Rino" Salvini: three-stringed bass
Luca Dossi, Edoardo Scalvini, Francesco Scalvini: guitars


The musical tradition in the Caffaro Valley, sited in the north-east Alps of Lombardy, in the province of Brescia, is featured as one of the most interesting fiddle traditions all over Northern Italy. It is still alive and in progress since it is closely linked to the rite of Carnival.
The fiddle repertoire in the Caffaro Valley is made of twenty-four ritual dances, which are similar both in Ponte Caffaro and Bagolino.
Ari˛sa, Bal francÚs, Bas de tach, Biondina, Bosol¨, FranceschŔta, Mascherina, MolŔta, MonichŔla, Oib˛, Pas en am¨r, R˛se e fiˇri, Salta 'n barca, Sefol˛t, Spasacamý e Tonina, they have always been played in Ponte Caffaro.
In the second half of the 70s, five dances no longer in use were reintroduced: Bal de Iusegn, Landerina, Partenza Man÷Ŕl, Segn¨, Zingarella, notified by Marcello Buccio (1912-1978) a fiddler of Ponte Caffaro Fellowship up to 1977.
In the 1985 Carnival two dances were restored: Bal de l'urs, Cadina, notified by Costante Cosi (1917-1988) a fiddler in Bagolino, member of Ponte Caffaro Fellowship from the late 40s to the 50s.
In the 1991 Carnival the dance Fiorentina was restored, notified by Stefano Bordiga (born 1913), a fiddler in Bagolino, and a member of Ponte Caffaro Fellowship in the 40s and 50s.
The four Monfrinas round off the Carnival repertory. They are danced in the Carnival time, outside the Fellowship, without any figurations and with the same rant step used in the ritual dance.
Except one, all these Monfrinas have come up to us without title. Two of them: La bella inglesina, better known as La e Mi and Monfrina de Ci¨, better known as Sol e Do, have always been played; the other two, altough well known by all the elder fiddlers, had not been executed for years. They were first collected in 1977, rein-troduced early in the 80s and called Monfrine de MarcŔlo out of Marcello Buccio who handed them down.
The Pastorela is the only instrumental Christmas tune still in use and executed on the night of Christmas Eve.
The Scotis, a dance once very appreciated but no longer executed (the Scottish), was played again thanks to Andreino Bordiga - born in 1931 - the veteran fiddler in the present band, active since 1955 carnival.

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