Petite Chou-Fleur (Soundtrack)
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"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: 130 BPM
Release Date: May 18, 2009
Update: Sniper vs. Spy
Composer: Mike Morasky
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 layers of accordion use and similarities to the musette style of playing. This genre, and indeed the song itself, distinguished itself from the classical norms at the time by adopting more lighthearted melodies. This, combined with the aforementioned accordion use, lead to the style as being seen as a type of "commoner music," however the stylings would later be influential in the growing French jazz scene. 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.
- [Undocumented] This song was added as main menu music.
- The song title means approximately "little cauliflower" (actually it should be "Petit Chou-Fleur"). In Meet the Spy, this phrase is used as an endearment toward loved ones, although it is rarely used in French culture.