Swiss Folk Organs - Swiss Folk Organs (MH 42/1980)

MUSICA HELVETICA (MH 42/1980) Theo Heiniger and his barrel organ swissmusic

This programme is devoted to the sound of the organ in Swiss folk music.

This content was published on March 26, 2008 - 16:37

From the simple mouth organ to the hand organs (accordions) in all their varieties. Furthermore it includes the barrel organ, and even an historic house organ in a Swiss Alpine church.

Musical content

1. Jakob Stäbler: Mouth organ solo piece, Schottisch
(J. Stäbler)
Jakob Stäbler, mouth organ
2. Chrometta Mouth Organ Quartet, Glarus: Mouth organ quartet "Ziger-Frigg", Schottisch
(O. Manhart)
3. Max Weilenmann: Langnauerörgeli (the instrument's range) and "Uf em Langnauerörgeli", Polka
(M. Weilenmann)
Langnauerörgeli solo
4. Max Weilenmann: Schwyzerörgeli (the instrument's range)
Schwyzerörgeli solo
5. Max Weilenmann: Uf em Hubeli - On The Hill, Ländler
(M. Weilenmann)
Schwyzerörgeli solo
6. Peter Zinsli-Josias Jenny: Mit dr Wysshornbahn - On the Weisshorn Cableway, Schottisch
(P. Zinsli)
Peter Zinsli and Josias Jenny, Schwyzerörgeli; Sepp Simonelli, bass
7. Accordion section of the Friends of the Schwyzerörgeli, Aarau: Erinnerungen an Welschenrohr - Memories of Welschenrohr, Schottisch
(H. Straub) Schwyzerörgeli band performance
8. Buser-Wanderon Duo: De Batzechlöpfer, Schottisch
(U. Wanderon)
Accordion duo performance
9. Theo Heiniger: Vo Luzern uf Weggis zue - From Lucerne to Weggis
Barrel organ performance
10. Hannes Meyer: Wänteleschieber
(Traditional dance)
House organ performance
11. Hannes Meyer: Es Buurebüebli mah-n-i-nid - A Farmer's Boy I Do Not Want
House organ performance

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 42. Swiss Folk Organs. Produced 1980 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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