51 fanfares from the Roger Laurent list of Fanfares De Circonstance et D’Animaux used in the Brevet de Sonneur Classé examination


Animal Fanfares—used to identify the animal


  1. Le Renard—“The Fox”
  2. Le Lapin—“The Rabbit”
  3. Le Lièvre—“The Hare”  (larger than the rabbit)
  4. Daguet—“a young 2 year old Stag”
  5. La Discrète—“a 3rd  year-old Stag”
  6. La Dauphine—a 4th year old Stag”
  7. La Fanfare du Roi also known as the King’s Fanfare—“a 5th year Stage”
  8. La Biche—“a doe”
  9. La Daim—“a young fallow buck”
  10. Tête Bizarde—“the rack of the stag is asymmetrical”
  11. Le Chevreuil De Bourgogne “a roe deer of Burgundy”
  12. Le Chevreuil “a roe deer”
  13. Le Dix-Cors, Jeunement—“a young 6 year 10-pointed stag”
  14. Le Dix-Cors, ou La Royale—“a royal mature stag 10 plus points”
  15. Les Animaux en Compagnie—“a group of wild boars”
  16. Le Sanglier—“a wild boar”
  17. La Laie—“a sow or mother pig”
  18. Le Balireau—“a badger”
  19. Le Louvart—“a small wolf”
  20. Le Loup—“a wolf”


Hunting Circumstances—used to describe circumstances  during the hunt


  1. Le Terré du Renard—“the fox has gone into a whole in the ground”
  2. La Plaine—“the animal comes out of the forest and into an open field”
  3. Le Lancé—“dogs have picked up the scent and animal runs—chase is on”
  4. Le Changement de Forêt—“the changing of one forest to another”
  5. La Curée—“sharing of the animal with the dogs”
  6. Le Débuché—“the animal goes away from the forest”
  7. Le Change—“dogs mistaken smell or tracks of another animal not hunted”
  8. La Vue—played when the animal hunted is lost and then sighted again”
  9. Le Vol-Ce-L’est—“played when the tracker find the tracks at the beginning”
  10. Le Bat-l’eau—“the stag goes into the lake or water”
  11. La Sortie de L’eau—“the animal goes out of the lake or water”
  12. Le Relancé a Vue—“animal is lost, reappears and dogs again pursue.
  13. L’Hallali Sur Pied—“the standing animal is surrounded by the dogs”
  14. L’Hallali Par Terre—“the death, dogs have animal on the ground”
  15. La Sortie du Chenil—“releasing of the dogs from the kennels”
  16. La Rentrée au Chenil—“the dogs are placed back into the kennels”




Other Circumstance Fanfares—used before, during and after hunt


  1. Le Dèpart pour la Chasse—“the first departure of the hunt”
  2. Le Nouveau Dèpart—“the second departure after quarry determined”
  3. La Marche de Vènerie—“a parade of participants walk to starting point”
  4. L’Arrivèe au Rendez-vous—“arriving at a meeting place during the hunt”
  5. Le Départ du Rendezz-vous—“departing from the meeting place during the hunt”
  6. La Calèche des Dames—“regarding women who follow the hunt from a carriage”
  7. Le Retour de la Chasse—“return from the hunt”
  8. La Rentrée au Château—“returning to the castle”
  9. Les Honneurs—“presentation of foot to special guest—person who is honored”
  10. La Retraite Prise—“hunt successful, animal taken, returning to chauteau”
  11. L’adieu des Piqueux—“goodbye to the manager of the hunt”
  12. L’adieu des Maîtres—“goodbye to the host or master of the hunt”
  13. Adieux à la Foret de Paimpont—played at the end of the day
  14. La Saint-Hubert—melody used in the Mass of St. Hubert
  15. Le Bonsoir—“goodnight to all”
The list of fanfares presented here must be memorized and sung in the Venery Style in order for the student to pass the BSC examination.