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Baeriswyl Henri

(1945)

Baeriswyl Henri
Baeriswyl Henri
Rue de Lausanne 82
CH-1700 Fribourg
Suisse

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Biography
Henri Baeriswyl studied harmonics theory, counterpoint and orchestration at the Conservatoire de Fribourg in Switzerland. Inspired by his work as a choirmaster in Fribourg and Neuchâtel, he started writing choral a-cappella pieces and later works for soli, choirs and various orchestral formations.
Knowing of the gap between the audience and the creator of contemporary classical music, he always tried to find a moderate way and never regarded it as beneath himself to write works standing in the tradition of tonality.
Without being carried away by present sterile conceptual exhibitionism, his most recent compositions, mainly chamber music (Symphonie de chambre, Quatuor à cordes, septuor, oratorio "Sub lumina prima"), present a musical language that tends towards a harmonic synthesis between creative freedom and is inspired by the rich palette of emotions endured by the human soul and mastered consciousness during the creative act.
The essential constant of his creative proceedings is his devotion to sense and to share beauty, emotion and joy.
Besides composing he spends most of his time teaching at the Conservatoire de Fribourg.


Work list
Lacrimosa (1982/00)
for mixed choir, soli quartet (SATB) and clarinet obligato
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Qu'il est doux le jeu d'aimer (1983/01)
for mixed, a-cappella choir
Texts: Marc Laphrise de Papillon
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Couleurs suspendues (1984)
for string orchestra and violin solo
Duration: 10' 30"
Manuscript
Servante du Seigneur (1990)
for mixed choir, flute, oboe, violoncello and organ
Texts: Henri Baeriswyl
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Gynandropugnade (1993)
for mixed choir (SSAATTBB) and brass quartet (2tpt + 2tbn)
Various mediaevel texts (in French).
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Lune d'étoiles (1996)
for mixed choir and horn solo
Texts: Pierre Gremaud
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Orbis gladiatores (1996)
for mixed choir and horn solo
Texts: Pierre Gremaud
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Les comédiens de Genolier (1997)
for male choir
Texts: Henri Baeriswyl
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Lè Riondênè chon rèpri (1997)
for 4 mixed voices
Texts: Nicolas Bussard
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Le vieil homme et l'hirondelle (1997)
for 4 mixed voices
Texts: Nicolas ussard
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Aubes de Lumière (1998)
Cantata
for baritone, mixed choir (SSAATTBB) and brass quartet (2tpt + 2tbn)
Texts: Henri Baeriswyl
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Aubes de Lumière (1998)
Cantata
for baritone solo, mixed voices and choir (0.0.2.2/0.2.3.1/timp/str)
Texts: Henri Baeriswyl
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Adagio - Passacaille (1999)
for fanfare and choir ad libitium
Texts: Henri Baeriswyl
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Aquarium (1999)
Suite of eight choral pieces
for mixed voices, children's voice and instruments (1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/pf/1.0.1.0)
Texts: Pierre Gremaud
Duration: 27' 00"
Manuscript
Gros mots et mots doux (1999)
for mixed choir and piano
Texts: Henri Baeriswil
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Missa peregrina (1999)
for mixed choir, organ and wind quintet (or fanfare)
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Largo (1999)
for fanfare
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Redites-moi ce temps (1999)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Henri Baeriswyl
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Double vie (2003)
for mixed choir and bass clarinet
Texts: Louise Labé, Pierre de Ronsard
Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Heures d'équinoxe (2003)
for baroque oboe and harpsichord (or oboe and piano)
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Symphonie de chambre (chamber symphony) (2004)
for string orchestra
Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
Magnificat (2004)
Cantata
for soprano, choir and orchestra (2.1.1.1/2.3.1.0/hp/2.0.1.1)
Duration: 34' 00"
Manuscript
Veni Sancte Spiritus (2004)
for 4 mixed voices
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Quatuor à cordes 2005 (string quartet 2005) (2005)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
La grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le boef (2006)
for 4 mixed voices
Texts: Jean de la Fontaine
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Parfums de notes (2006)
for 4 mixed voices or 4 male voices
Texts: Amalita Hess
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Ave verum (2007)
for 4 mixed voices
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sub lumina prima (2008)
Oratorio
for mezzo-soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra (2.2.3.3/3.3.3.1/snare dm.timb/pf/str)
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Septuor (2008)
for clarinette, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double bass
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Messe de l'Evi (2008)
for 4-part mixed choir and organ
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Bonjour nos mains (2008)
for choir with 3 equal voices
Texts: Pierre Gremaud
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Gott möge dir das geben (2008)
four-part female choir and organ
Texts: Christa Spilling-Noker
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Christushymnus (2008)
for 4 female voices and organ
Texts: Guido Burri
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
L'air de ton nom (2010)
Cantata
for soli (mezzo-soprano/baritone), choir and orchestra (2fl, 2ob, bn/2hn, 3tpt, 3tbn/3timp/str)
Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert
Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Trio (2010)
for clarinet, violoncello and piano
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Au passage du pré (2012)
for 4 mixed voices a cappella
Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Vent d'étoiles (Noël) (2012)
for 4 mixed voices a cappella
Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
L'Odyssée du Gruyère (2012)
Choral suite
for mixed choir, children's voices and instrumental trio (ob, hn, vn)
Texts: Josiane Clément-Ferrari
Duration: 48' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Magnificat (ARTLAB Nr. 05504, 2005)
Werke:
Baeriswyl, Henri: Magnificat (2004)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Requiem (ARTLAB Nr. 98494, 1998)
Werke:
Baeriswyl, Henri: Aubes de Lumière (1998)
Créations (ARTLAB Nr. 94795, 1994)
Werke:
Gesseney-Rappo, Dominique: Missa brevior (1992)
Baeriswyl, Henri: Gynandropugnade (1993)
Mit weiteren Werken von: André Ducret, René Oberson
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Baeriswyl, Henri: Eléments d'analyse harmonique, Ed. du Trouvère, Fribourg 1995
Baeriswyl, Henri: L'harmonisation du choral selon les réalisations de Jean-Sébastien Bach, Ed. du Trouvère, Fribourg 1996