Ranz des vaches
Ranz des vaches Ranz" des` vaches" (r[aum]Ns" d[asl]` v[.a]sh"). [F., the ranks or rows of cows, the name being given from the fact that the cattle, when answering the musical call of their keeper, move towards him in a row, preceded by those wearing bells.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • ranz-des-vaches — /rã(s) dā väshˈ/ noun (pl ranz des vaches) A French Swiss herdsman s song or alpenhorn melody ORIGIN: Swiss Fr; ranz, of uncertain meaning, and Fr des vaches of the cows …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ranz des Vaches — [rãde vaʃ] der; <aus fr. ranz des vaches »Kuhreigen«> Kuhreigen der Greyerzer Sennen (Schweizer Volkslied) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ranz des vaches — ranz des va·ches loc.s.m.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} melodia cantata o suonata con il corno dai mandriani delle Alpi svizzere per richiamare il bestiame | melodia che si ispira a tale modello {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: fr. ranz des… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Ranz des vaches — (franz., spr. rangß dä wásch ), s. Kuhreigen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ranz des vaches — (frz., spr. rangs dä wasch ), der schweiz. Kuhreihen (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ranz des vaches — Cors des Alpes lors de la fête nationale suisse à Villars sur Ollon Le Ranz des vaches ou Lyoba ou Kühreihen est le chant traditionnel a cappella des armaillis du canton de Fribourg (Suisse) depuis des siècles, souvent accompagné au …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ranz des Vaches — A Ranz des Vaches or Kuhreihen is a simple melody traditionally played on the horn by the Swiss Alpine herdsmen as they drove their cattle to or from the pasture. The Reverend James Wood, writing in the Nuttall Encyclopaedia in 1907, said that… …   Wikipedia

  • ranz des vaches — räⁿ(s)dāvȧsh noun Etymology: French dialect (Switzerland), literally, rows of cows; probably intended as translation (influence of German reihen rows) of German dialect (Switzerland) kuhreihen, kuhreigen : a melody sung by Swiss herdsmen or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • RANZ DES VACHES —    a simple melody, played on the horn by the Swiss Alpine herdsmen as they drive their cattle to or from the pasture, and which, when played in foreign lands, produces on a Swiss an almost irrepressible yearning for home …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ranz des vaches — фр. [ран дэ ваш] нар. мелодии швейц. пастухов …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

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