Châteaux de la Loire
Loire Valley Castles
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Published in December 2000, CD "Châteaux de la Loire" (Loire Valley Castles) is the fourth album of the French composer Patrick Broguière. It is inspired by seven of the most beautiful castles of the Renaissance (1490-1580) in the Loire Valley: Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Chambord, Chenonceau, Montsoreau and Villandry.

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The castle of Montsoreau
¤ The Builders' Pavane 
¤ Saltarello 
¤ The Builders' Pavane II 
¤ The Amboise conspiracy
¤ Blois, the Ballad of Scarface
¤ Chambord, the magical staircase
¤ Galliard 
¤ A Celebration in Chenonceau 
¤ Azay, daydreaming by the river Indre 
¤ Lady of Montsoreau 
¤ The gardens of Villandry 


The music of the CD mixes the modern sounds (electric guitars, samplers and synthetizers) with the dances (pavane, gaillard, bransle) and the old instruments (crumhorns, flutes, dulcimer) of the Renaissance.

The original engravings, reproduced in the booklet of CD, evoke the elegance of the various castles thanks to the smoothness of the technique of eglomise.

Music : Patrick Broguière

Engravings : © Hervé Thibon
Texts of the booklet : PB &
Nathalie Hureau
Lyrics : Pierre Yves Theurillat

The gardens of Villandry



A French-English color booklet evokes the outstanding facts of the French Renaissance in the Loire Valley.

Pierre Yves Theurillat, Galaad's lead singer, is performing "The Ballad of Scarface" !



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