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A bergerette, or shepherdess' air, is a form of early rustic French song.

The bergerette, developed by Burgundian composers is a virelai
Virelai
A virelai is a form of medieval French verse used often in poetry and music. It is one of the three formes fixes and was one of the most common verse forms set to music in Europe from the late thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries.A virelai is similar to a rondeau...

 with only is single stanza. It is one of the "fixed forms" of early French song and related to the rondeau
Rondeau
Rondeau is a surname with French origins. Some notable people with this name include:-People:*Jane Rondeau, the wife of Claudius Rondeau, an English minister in St Petersburg in 1720-1739...

. Examples include Josquin's Bergerette savoyene included in Petrucci's Odhecaton (1501).