Petite Chou-Fleur (Soundtrack)
"Petite Chou-Fleur" is one of the song titles featured from the Team Fortress 2 Official Soundtrack, listed as track number seven. Added in the Sniper vs Spy Update, it is one of the three songs featured in Meet the Spy, as well as being one of 32 main menu startup themes. It is the fourth track to be added via patch subsequent to the game's release.
Key: C Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 140 BPM, Rubato
Release Date: May 18, 2009
Update: Sniper vs. Spy
Composer: Mike Morasky
Instrumentation: accordion, mandolin, glockenspiel
One of the shorter songs in the soundtrack, this track stays relatively pleasant, with little in the way of chromatic movements or tension common on other tracks. The song takes on a traditional French cafe parlor sound, noted with its accordion use and similarities to the musette style of playing. The virtuosic playing gives it an older, relaxed feel, dating it as though it had been written in the late 19th or early 20th century. Similar to Rocket Jump Waltz, many of its contemporaries are in 3/4 time, whereas the track itself lies in 4/4.
Composition-wise, "Petite Chou-Fleur" follows a I-ii-V7 progression with a passing V7/II chord; the chords are voiced as C Dm G7/D G7, respectively. Though sheet music is present, the accordion's lead part is played ad libitum after the second musical phrase, and other instruments are notated similarly. This improvised playing, along with a very traditional jazz chord progression, is relatively faithful to the French-originated jazz style that it is written to replicate.
May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)
- [Undocumented] This song was added as main menu music.
- The song title means approximately "little cauliflower" in French (though properly it would be "Petit Chou-fleur", without the first "e"). In Meet the Spy, this phrase is used as an endearment toward loved ones, although it is rarely used in French culture.