Folk songs have been handed down and survive thanks to the group of Giulianello Women, who modulate Giulianese songs dating back to the year 1000. The compositions have been passed down from generation to generation among the peasants -‐ remaining intact to this day. It is such a valuable record that the Centre Pompidou in Paris retains a recording. All the songs are polyphonic, with the principal voices alternating and a choir that responds. The themes are not simply liturgical, but tell mostly of an archaic peasant society and the exploitation of labour.