j’entends le moulin (ttbb)


  • Catalog ID: S-390
  • First Line: j'entends le mouin
  • Composer: Donald Patriquin
  • Voicing: ttbb
  • Accompaniment: optional percussion, piano
  • Language: French
  • Country: Canada
  • Other: 2013 men
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This Québecois folk song, J’entends le moulin, was originally known in France as Mon père a fait batir maison. Ernest Gagnon, in his Chansons populaires du Canada (1880), maintains that it is well-known in the French provinces of Saintonge and L’Aunis. The text appears at times to be rhyme with “-tends” of “J’entends.”

A separate piano score and a full conductor’s score are available from the publisher (order S-390a and S-390b). Versions for SATB (S-06)& piano, and SS, piano, & optional percussion (W-10) are also available. They, too, have a seperate piano score, an optional percussion part, and a conductor’s score.