Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Folded cardboard book-music “HA! ÇA IRA. ÇA IRA”

    Folded cardboard book-music “HA! ÇA IRA. ÇA IRA”

    France, Vienne



    Cardboard; perforation, printing

    14.5 х 16 cm; length 6 m

    Subscriptions, inscriptions: on the cover: “MANUFACTURE DE LIMONAIRES. MARC FOURNIER Chemin de la Gardiere – Seyssuel 38200 VIENNE FRANCE Tél. 74.53-08-78”,“S.A.R.L. AU Capital 50.FR – SIREN 314942071”, handwritten inscription on the cover and on the flat end: “HA! ÇA IRA. ÇA IRA”, “6 m”


    Folded cardboard book-music of gray colour, 14.5 cm wide, gate-folded. On the cover: the allegorical image of an organist and his muse, typographical and handwritten inscriptions: producer, contacts, tune title “HA! ÇA IRA. ÇA IRA”. The book-music contains program perforation - coded recording control impact sequence to reproduce a tune. French musician Bécourt, who lived in Paris since 1785, a violinist at the Beaujolais Theater, composed several fashionable tunes and dances for the show. Among these melodies was contredanse (quadrille) "Carillon national". The melody became very popular. The Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, often played it on her harpsichord. It was this melody, to which the singer of the streets, chansonnier Ladré wrote the words of the revolutionary song "Ah! Ça ira ça ira ça ira" in 1790. It was created on the occasion of the first holiday on July 14, under the name" Federation Holiday ". The song gained great popularity and became one of the symbols of the revolutionary movement. MANUFACTURE DE LIMONAIRES MARC FOURNIER was created by Marc Fournier in 1979 for the production of mechanical musical instruments - large fair organs and exists up to the present day. Christian Fournier has been managing the company since January 01, 2000. The trade mark - LIMONAIRES originated from the surname of the Limonaires brothers, who had been producing them since 1850. The Limonaires’ organs had a good reputation and were in demand until the end of the 1930s.

    Music player: Organ "Orchestrophone", Инв.604/ММП.