Ranz des vaches

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Ranz´ des` vaches´

    (räNs´ dã` våsh´)
1.The name for numerous simple, but very irregular, melodies of the Swiss mountaineers, blown on a long tube called the Alpine horn, and sometimes sung.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With an arm draped over her father's shoulder, they sang a few bars of the festival anthem 'Ranz des Vaches'-a nostalgia-rich Alpine song popularized by 18th-century Geneva philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
The finale signals the end of the storm with a luminous ranz des vaches. The impression of hearing a lyrical call cross the distance is deeply reassuring.
This warmly atmospheric piece tells the shepherds' tale, beginning with a cor anglais ranz des vaches, and incorporates various sources along the way (including Joubert's own irresistible Torches) along its well-paced narration.