The Swiss Choral Tradition - Choral Folk Music

Swiss choirs reflect the linguistic and cultural diversity of the country.

This content was published on December 2, 2011 - 17:50

Each of the four main regions has its own choral tradition. This programme ranges from Romansch and roundelays to yodel and youth choirs.

Musical content:

1. "Genève chante" Mixed Choir: Tout simplement
(E. Jacques-Dalcroze)
Claude Yvoire, conductor

2. Ligia Grischa Male Choir of Ilanz: Il paun palus - Hard-earned Bread
(G. Schmid von Grüneck)
Ernst Schweri, conductor

3. Vos da Locarno Choir: Son vegnü da Montebel - I've come from Montebello
Fernando Bonetti, conductor

4. "Luzerner Singer" (Lucerne Singers): O du liebs Aengeli - My Dear Little Angel
Hansruedi Willisegger, conductor

5. Schötze Choir of Stein: Am Jock sim silbrige Hochzig - Jock's Silver Wedding
Hansueli Wälte, conductor

6. Combined Yodeling Choirs of Unterwalden: Aelggi-Juitz (natural yodel)
Edy Gasser, conductor

7. Emmental Yodeling Choir, Konolfingen: Emmentaler Kuhreihen - Cow's Roundelays
(O. Schmalz)
Heinz Rothen, conductor

8. Wohlhusen Youth Choir: Aelplertanz - Alpine Herdsmen's Dance
(T. Zyböri, arr. H. Waldvogel)
Josef Scheidegger, conductor

9. La Chanson du Rhône Choir: Le Rhône danse
(J. Daetwyler / A. Theytaz)
Jean Daetwyler, conductor

Production information:

Musica Helvetica MH 52. The Swiss Choral Tradition. Choral Folk Music. Produced 1984 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

The Swiss Choral Tradition - Choral Folk Music

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