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Widmer Ernst

(25. 04. 1927 - 03. 01. 1990)

Widmer Ernst
Ernst Widmer-Gesellschaft
Wiesenstrasse 21
CH-5000 Aarau
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)62 822 40 52
Internet: www.ernstwidmer.ch/

Biography
Born in Aarau Widmer spent his childhood and teenage years in an art-loving home. In 1934 he received his first instruction in piano. From 1939 until 1943 he attended school (pre undergraduate) in Aarau, he said, "At the age of fourteen I realised that I belonged to music". From 1943 until 1947 he attended college in Aarau and was instructed in piano and the theory of harmony by Otto Kuhn. During this time he formed lifelong friendships, discovered the music of Strawinsky, Hindemith and Bartok and produced his first compositions. Following his undergraduate studies he studied composition and counterpoint (Willy Burkhard), piano (Walter Frey), conducting (Paul Müller), school singing (Ernst Hörler) and analysis (Rudolf Wittelsbach). He was strongly influenced by Burkhards' skill as a teacher and Freys' mediation of modern music. He composed 'Fünf Lieder im alten Stil' in 1949, this is now known as opus 1. He received his diploma in all subjects in 1950 and from then on until 1956 he was the conductor of a church choir in Aarau, a teacher for choral singing at college and a private piano teacher. He closely followed the development of new music. He had early success with his compositions for choir, lieder, instrumental ensembles and solo instruments; this led to numerous composition commissions for radio. These and earlier recordings by radio DRS were later deleted. In 1955 he married the Brazilian singer Sonja Born. After sensing the constriction of Switzerland he remained in Brazil after taking a holiday there in 1956. In the same year he was engaged as a teacher for music theory and choir conducting (later extended to piano teacher) at the 'Seminarios livres da Música' (which later became the music school as part of the 'Universidade Federal da Bahia') in Salvador da Bahia. He was appointed this position by the director H.J. Koellreuter who was then a central figure in the Brazilian music scene. From 1958 until 1967 he led the colleges madrigal choir to international renown, producing compositions for the choir, making recordings and touring. In 1962 he married again, this time to Adriana Bispo (also known as 'Lys') who was the solo soprano in the madrigal choir. Together they had three children. In 1963 he succeeded Koellreutter as teacher for composition and counterpoint. His teaching activities were later extended to improvisation, orchestration, conducting and musical education. From 1963 until 1965, 1967 until 1969 and 1976 until 1980 he was director of the music school in Bahia. In 1966 he founded the 'Grupo de Compositores da Bahia'. Widmer was the intellectual and spiritual mentor for the next generation of Brazilian composers. "Groups but no schools".
In 1967 he accepted citizenship of Brazil under the protection of Swiss citizenship. He was artistic director of the Festival for New Music in Bahia from 1969 until 1973 and then from 1974 until 1982 he was artistic director of the 'Festival de Arte Bahia'. He brought Brazilian composers as well as European and North American contemporary performers to the stage.


Work list
Fünf Lieder im alten Stil op. 1 (1949)
for female a-cappella choir
1. Käuzlein; 2. Jungbrunnen; 3. Verschneiter Weg; 4. Mühlrad; 5. Guckguck
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Suite op. 2 (1950)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.2.0/perc/hp.pf/str)
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Volkslieder op. 3 (three folksongs op. 3) (1951)
for female choir (SSAA)
1. Kukuks Harem; 2. Du bist min; 3. Der Gutzgauch
Text: trad. (German)
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Antigone op. 4 (1951)
Archaic suite to Sophocles
for seaking choir, 2fl, bn, 2tpt, harm(small org), pf, 2perc, str
Text: Translation (German) by E. Staiger
1. Helios; 2. Lento; 3. Trauer; 4. Eros; 5. Mythos Danaë; 6. Dionysos
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Kleine Suite op. 5 (little suite op. 5) (1952)
"Fürio de Bach brünnt" (Bachfischet)
for student orchestra (2fl, cl, tpt, vn(min. 3), vc)
1. Alla marcia: "Fürio de Bach brünnt"; 2. Canzona pastorale; 3. Quasi Walzer
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Suite für Klavier op. 6 (suite for piano op. 6) (1952)
Appassionato - Presto - Tranquillo - Agitato, Vivace
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Präludium und Toccata op. 7 (prelude and toccata op. 7) (1952)
for organ
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Sonate für Violine allein op. 8 (sonata for violin alone op. 8) (1952)
Tranquillo - Giocoso vivace - Andante.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Quodlibet op. 9 (1953-1955)
"Die Frau Musica"
for choir (SB), 2 flutes, trumpet, piano and strings
Texts: Martin Luther
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Zwei Choräle op. 10 (1953)
for solo voice or unisono choir and organ
Texts: Marthin Luther, Philipp Nicolai
Aus tiefer Not - Wachet auf
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sechs Lieder op. 11 (1954)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Silja Walter
Auf der Bootsbrücke - Weisser Kerbel - Seidelbast - Korallenlied - Lied von der Armut - Vagantenlied
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Quintett I op. 12 (1954)
for wind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Dos muchachas op. 13 (1955)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Federico García Lorca
La Lola - Amparo
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Quodlibet über vier schweizerische Themen op. 14 (quodlibet on four Swiss themes op. 14) (1955)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trangle ad lib.
Drei lädrigi Strümpf - De Bach isch do - Chumm mir wei ga Chrieseli günne - Fürio de Bach brünnt
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Letztes op. 15 (1957)
Song cycle
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Texts: Dylan Thomas, Federico García Lorca, Pericle Patocchi, William Blake, Paul Klee
1. In my Craft or Sullen Art, 2. Paisaje, 3. Lézard, 4. The Tyger, 5. Letztes
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
30 Variationen über "Im Argäu sind zwöi Liebi" op. 16a (30 variations on "Im Argäu sind zwöi Liebi" op. 16a) (1956)
for wind quintet
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Variationen über ein schweizerisches Volkslied op. 16b (variations on a Swiss folksong op. 16b) (1958)
"Im Argäu sind zwöi Liebi"
for 2 pianos
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Bahia-Concerto op. 17 (1958)
for soli (fl(pic), ob, bn, hn, tpt, pf) and string orchestra (timpani ad libitum)
Hymnus - Tanz
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Hommages op. 18 (1959)
à Frank Martin, Béla Bartók et Igor Strawinsky
for oboe and string orchestra with timpani ad libitum
Introduction - 6 voice canon - 3 voice canon - 3 and 5 voice canon
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Sechs kleine Orgelstücke op. 20 (six little pieces for organ op. 20) (1959)
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (Hommage à A. Honegger) - Es kommt ein Schiff geladen - Vom Himmel hoch - In dulci jubilo - Der Mond ist aufgegangen / Ich liege Herr, in deiner Hut - Nachspiel
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Partita I op. 19 (1960)
for oboe
Pastorale - Sarabande - Menuett - Polka - Gigue
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Gráfico de la Petenera op. 21 a (1955-1960)
for high voice (soprano or tenor), 2 violins, viola and violoncello
Texts: Federico García Lorca
Campana: Bordon - Camino - Las seis cuerdas - Danza - Muerte de la Petenera - Falseta - De Profundis - Clamor
Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Gráfico de la Petenera op. 21 (1961)
for high voice (soprano or tenor) and guitar
Texts: Federico García Lorca
Campana: Bordon - Camino - Las seis cuerdas - Danza - Muerte de la Petenera - Falseta - De Profundis - Clamor
2nd version of opus 21a.

Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Côco 1961 op. 22 (1961)
Divertimento III
for flute, clarinet, horn, piano and 5 percussionists
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Kyrie op. 46 (1961)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
La belle se siet op. 25 (1961)
variations rondo after a 3-part chanson by Guillaume Dufay
for recorder (a version for oboe solo also available)
Including original score and text (anonymous, middle French).
Oboe version = minor third deeper, 1962.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Partita II op. 23 (1961-1965)
for flute and harpsichord (or piano)
Präludium - Pantomime - Loure - Gigue - Choral
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Te Deum op. 31 (1961-1963)
for six-part choir (SMsATBarB) and orchestra (2.3.2.3/3.2.2.1/perc/2hp.pf/str)
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Veni redemptor gentium op. 24 (1961)
Advent music
for 7 brass instrumentalists (3tpt, 2tbn, tba)
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Wettinger Sternsingerspiel op. 52 (1961-1968)
Christmas oratorio
for solo voices or choir, instruments ad lib.
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Bloco I op. 27 (1962/87)
for 14 instruments (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/vib.pf/2.1.1.1)
2nd version 1987.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Ceremony After a Fire Raid op. 28 (1962/87)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: Dylan Thomas
2nd version 1987.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Lieder op. 29 (1962)
for baritone, bass clarinet, harp (also baritone and piano)
Texts: Gottfried Benn
Eingeengt - Die trunkenen Fluten - Die vielen Dinge.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Hommage à Igor Strawinsky op. 18 a (1962)
for oboe and orchestra (fl.ca.cl.bcl.bn/hn.tpt/hp/88654)
2 versions; 1st version is a reduction for oboe and piano.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett I op. 26 (string quartet I op. 26) (1962)
"O Zodíaco"
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento I op. 30 (1963-1965)
"Strubelpeter"
for choir (SATB), 2 pianos, percussion
Texts: Heinrich Hoffmann
Duration: 32' 00"
Manuscript
Drei portugiesische Liederzyklen op. 32 (2. Zyklus) (three Portuguese song cycles op.32 (2nd cycle) (1964)
for alto (or bass) and piano
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Vinícius de Moraes, Fernando Pessoa
Bulgarische Anekdote - Blutbad - Poetisch - Langsam erlöscht.
Duration: 5' 00"
Universidade Federal de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
www.portal.ufba.br/
Drei portugiesische Liederzyklen op. 32 (3. Zyklus) (three Portuguese song cycles op.32 (3rd cycle)) (1964)
for soprano (or tenor) and piano
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Irgendein Städtchen - Mitten in dem Wege - Feier im Sumpf - Liebeslied.
Duration: 9' 00"
Universidade Federal de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
www.portal.ufba.br/
Concerto da camera op. 33 (1964)
for violin and string orchestra
Adagio - Vivace - Andante - Vivace - Adagio.
Duration: 17' 00"
Heinrichshofen's Verlag
Liebigstr. 16
D-26389 Wilhelmshaven
BRD
Drei portugiesische Liederzyklen op. 32 (1. Zyklus) (three Portuguese song cycles op.32 (1st cycle) (1964)
for soprano (or tenor) and piano
Texts: Fernando Pessoa, Manuel Bandeira, Vinícius de Moraes
Kinderlachen - Liedchen - Wirklichkeit und Abbild - An ein Vögelchen.
Duration: 4' 00"
Universidade Federal de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
www.portal.ufba.br/
Divertimento IV op. 36 (1965)
Six lieder
for male a-cappella choir (TTBB)
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Lasst die Moleküle rasen - Der Lattenzaun - Der Seufzer - Das Lied vom blonden Korken - Die beiden Flaschen - Der Purzelbaum
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Hinunter ist der Sonne Schein op. 39 (1965)
for solo voice or unisono choir, flute and organ
Texts: Nikolaus Herman
After a melody by Vulpius, 1609.
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Ludus Brasiliensis op. 37 (1965-1966)
for piano
162 pieces in 5 books for piano at advanced level.
Duration: 2h 10' 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
BRD
Tel. +49 (030) 520071321
info@ricordi.de
www.ricordi.de
Zwei Stücke für Chor a cappella op. 34 (two pieces for a-cappella choir op.34) (1965)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Ecce sacerdos - Ave Maria.
Duration: 4' 00"
Universidade Federal de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
www.portal.ufba.br/
Divertimento V op. 50 (1966)
for ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/3perc/1.0.1.1)
Vorspiel - Übung - Prozession - Perpetuum mobile.
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Cinco Quodlibets sobre canções do folclore brasileiro op. 42 (1966)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Rondó - Quodlibet marinho - Firmeza e ingratidão - Abôio - Quodlibet do Tamanduá.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Messe I, "Sertão" op. 40 (1966)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Senhor - Glória - Creio - Santo e Bendito - Cordeiro de deus.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Messe II op. 44 (1966)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB) and congregation ad lib.
Senhor - Glória - Creio - Santo e Bendito - Cordeiro de deus.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Messe III, "do Curió" op. 45 (1966)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB) and congregation
Senhor - Glória - Creio - Santo e Bendito - Cordeiro de deus.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Officium Sepulchri op. 38 (1966)
"Diálogo do anjo com as três mulheres" (Dialogue of the angels with the three women)
for soli (3 sopranos), mixed choir (SATB) and instruments (fl, ob, cl, bn/2hn, 2tpt, 2tbn, tba/perc)
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Requiem op. 71 (1966)
for soli (SATBarB), choir (SATB) and orchestra (2.2.ca.2.2.cbn/4.3.3.0/2perc/hp.pf/str)
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Sobre a paz op. 35 (1966)
for choir (SATB) and oboe
Texts: Gastão Neves
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatina op. 41 (1966-1967)
Série pedagógica (Paedagogic series), N° 2
for violoncello and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett II op. 49 (string quartet II op. 49) (1966)
Quartetto facile
Andante - Allegretto
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Psalmen op. 43 (1967)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Psalms 23, 149, 150 in Portuguese.
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Os fazendeiros do ar op. 47 (1967-1979)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Sonatina op. 48 (1967)
Série pedagógica (Paedagogic series), N° 5
for violin and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Deo gloria op. 56 (1968)
for choir (SATB) and organ
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Die letzte Blume op. 60 (1968)
for speaker, violin, violoncello, piano and dancer ad lib.
Texts: James Thurber
Erzählt, gespielt, getanzt.
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento VI op. 57 (1968)
for string orchestra
Animato - Langsam - Fliessend - Vivo.
Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Konzert op. 53 (1968)
for violoncello and orchestra (1.0.2.1/2.0.0.0/str)
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Messe IV op. 59 (1968)
for monophonic choir, solo voice (ad lib.), congregation (ad lib.) and organ
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
O homem armado op. 51 (1968)
Variations over the French melody "L'homme armé"
for piccolo, requinta, 3 clarinets, 3 saxophones, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bombardino, 2 tubas, 2 percussionists
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
O homem armado op. 51 a (1968)
11 variations over a French theme from the 15th century
for wind band (2.2.2.2/3.3.3.1) and percussion
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Rondo mobile op. 54 (1968)
for piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Gerig
Musikverlag
CH-
Sechs geistliche Gesänge op. 55 (1968)
for solo voice or choir (monophonic) and organ
Jesus nasceu! - Hino de completas - O Cristo ressuscitou - Tão sublime sacramento – Lembra-te do teu criador - Cantai.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonische Ouvertüre op. 58 (1968)
for orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.3.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/5perc/str)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Diuturno op. 61 (1969)
for orchestra (3.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/4perc/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Pulsars op. 62 (1969)
for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin and double bass
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Quintett II für Bläser op. 63 (1969)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn
Notturno - Tanz - Epilog.
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Choräle für die protestantische Liturgie op. 66 (three chorals for the protestant liturgy op. 66) (1970)
for solo voice or unisono choir and organ
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Es singt die heil'ge Mitternacht op. 68 (1970)
Small Christmas oratorio
for soli (SATB), 3 choirs (SATB/SA/TTBB), flute, guitar (or e-gtr), organ and percussion (triangle, tambourine, glockenspiel)
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Messe V op. 65 (1970-1977)
for mixed choir (SATB, and congregation), organ, 1 melodic instrument
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Quasars op. 69 (1970)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/5perc/hp.pf.cel(ad lib.)/str)
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Sinopse op. 64 (1970)
for soprano, choir (SATB), trio (vn, vc, pf) and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/3perc/str min. 9.9.6.6.4)
Texts: Jorge de Lima
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Vier Präludien op. 67 (four preludes op. 67) (1970)
for organ
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Messe VI op. 73 (1971)
for tenor or soprano, mixed choir (unisono), congregation, flute, trumpet, violoncello and organ
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Plexo op. 74 (1971)
for piano trio
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Prismas op. 70 (1971)
for piano and orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/2perc/str)
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Rumos op. 72 (1971-1973)
for speaker, Walter Smetak's instruments, choir (SMsATBarB), orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.3.3.1/+-6perc/pf/str) tape and the public
Texts: Ernst Widmer
I. Rumos no Mundo Sonoro (Directions in the world of sound); II. Rumo Sol: Espiral (direction sun: Spiral).
Walter Smetak's instruments are stored a the University of Bahia.
Duration: 29' 00"
Manuscript
ENTROncamentos SONoros op. 75 (1972)
for piano, 5 trombones, percussion, strings, tape
Further versions:
a) Piano, tape, 5 trombones
b) Piano, tape
c) Piano solo
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Gott wird Mensch op. 76 (1972)
A Christmas Mass play
for 3 choirs (monophonic), instruments ad lib.)
Texts: Silja Walter
Introitus - Gloria - Verkündigung - Credo - Offertorium - Sanctus - Wandlung.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Ludus 153 - Telúrico op. 77 (1972)
for one or more pianos
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Lebendige Steine op. 82 (1973)
Advent or Christmas liturgy with dance
for speaker, dancer, 2 monophonic choirs, congregation, trumpet, guitar, organ, 2 percussion instruments
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Mobile I op. 85 (1973-1975)
Air - Earth - Water - Fire
for viola and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Nepomuk Musik Verlag
c/o Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag
Walkmühlstrasse 52
D-65195 Wiesbaden
BRD
Tel. +49 (0)611 45 0080
vertrieb@breitkopf.de
www.breitkopf.com
Mobile II op. 85 a (1973)
for clarinet and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Notturno op. 79 (1973)
for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
... ora ... op. 84 (1973-1975)
A central piece for 6 vocalists
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Osmose op. 81 (1973-1975)
for symphony orchestra (3.2.3.2/4.3.3.1/5perc/pf.cel.vib/e-gtr.e-bass/str) (with e-guitar and e-bass), tape ad lib.
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Rumo Sol: Espiral op. 72 a (1973)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Ernst Widmer
Choral piece from op.72.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett III "Convergência" op. 78 (string quartet III "Convergência" op. 78) (1973)
"Übereinstimmung" ("conformity")
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Trilemma (O crux, ave) op. 80 (1973)
for vocal sextet (SSATTB)
After a motet by Giovanni da Palestrina.
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Waffen(still)stand op. 93 (1973-1976)
Parabel for instrumental theatre with chronopen, Famas, Esperanzen and a reporter
for actors and ensemble (fl, cl, bn, tpt, perc, vn, va, vc, db)
Text: after Julio Cortázar and Jorge De Lima from Ernst Widmer (German).
See also op. 93a-f.
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Eclosão op. 83 (1973)
for instrumental ensemble (1.0.1.0/1.1.0.1/2 perc/epf/1.1.1.1; strings also chorally)
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Incerto nexo op. 86 a (1973-1974)
for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, berimbau (ad lib.)
Texts: Fernando Pessoa
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
.. incerto nexo ... fleuve ... strömen op. 86 (1973-1977)
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Texts: Fernando Pessoa
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Panorama op. 94 (1974)
for four horns
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Quintett III, op. 88 (1974)
"Diafonia"
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Wettinger Glocken-Liturgie op. 95 (1974)
for 5 bells, choir and organ
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Antífona op. 89 (1974)
for 2 choirs (1st: SATB min. doubled, boy soprano ad lib.; 2nd: SMsATBar min. 4 times, solo soprano ad lib.)
2nd version with 1 melodic instrument of choice, 1 mechanical organ and two percussion instruments.
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Clamor op. 87 (1974)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Diario Confessional I-III op. 91 (1974)
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: Oswald de Andrade
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Katalyse op. 90 (1974)
for ensemble (fl, ob, 2hn (or 1bn, 1hn), 2vn, va, vc, db (strings also chorally)
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Morfose 2, op. 92 (1974)
"Minimal Music"
for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Morfose 3 op. 96 (1974-1976)
for clarient, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Suave mari magno op. 97 (1975)
for piano
Duration: 13' 00"
Universidade Federal de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
www.portal.ufba.br/
Akasha op.99 (1976)
Der Kasten - opera-pantomime in 2 acts
Texts: Antônio Brasileiro
Score:
Soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass, 5 mimers, 1 worker, mixed choir (SATB), 5 instrumentalists: fl, cl, vc, perc, keyboard instrument (pf, org, hpd).
Also in a version for choir and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/3perc/str).
German translation of the libretto by Ernst Widmer.
Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
Catala op. 93 c (1976)
for bassoon
Solo from "Waffen(still)stand", op. 93.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Cronópios e Tartarugas op. 93 e (1976)
for clarinet
Solo from "Waffen(still)stand" op. 93.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Espelho op. 93 a (1976)
Spiegel (mirror)
for clarinet
Solo from "Waffen(still)stand", op. 93.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Espera op. 93 d (1976)
for trumpet
Solo from "Waffen(still)stand", op. 93.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Festa no Brejo op. 32 a (1976)
Feier im Sumpf
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Component of op. 32 / III (1964).
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Nhamundá op. 81 a (1976)
Ballet after a scenario by José Possi Neto
for orchestra (3.2.3.2/4.3.3.1/5perc/pf.cel.vib/e-gtr.e-bass/str) and tape
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett IV op. 98 (string quartet IV op. 98) (1976)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Toada do Amor op. 32 b (1976)
Love song
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Component part of op. 32 / III (1964).
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Trégua op. 93 b (1976)
for flute
Solo from "Waffen(still)stand", op. 93.
Duration: 6' 00"
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Trégua-Suite op. 93 f (1976)
for ensemble (fl, cl, bn, tpt, vn, va, vc, db)
Bläser(selbst)gespräche - Streicherelegien - Verbrüderung und Tanz - Nachspiel.
Concertante version of "Waffen(still)stand" op. 93.
Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Ignis op. 102 (1977)
for ensemble (1.0.1.1/1.1.0.0/3perc/pf/3.1.1.1)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Origem, "A palavra e a terra" op. 104 (1977)
Ursprung, "Das Wort und die Erde"
for choir
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Duration: 29' 00"
Manuscript
Sieben neue Gesänge op. 66 b (1977)
for mixed choir (one-part) and organ
Texts: Silja Walter
Sonntag - Advent - Nacht - Fastenzeit - Passion Christi - Ostern - Pfingsten.
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Suite Mirim, "O eterno e o cotidiano" op. 101 (1977)
Das Ewige und das Alltägliche
for piano
Sonne - Lufa-Lufa - Resonanzen - Firmament - Relax.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Suite Mirim, "O eterno e o cotidiano" - Orchesterfassung op. 101 a (1977)
Das Ewige und das Alltägliche
for orchestra (3.2.2.2/3.3.3.1/timp.3perc/pf/str)
Sonne - Lufa-Lufa - Resonanzen - Firmament - Relax.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Anunciação op. 103 (1977)
Annunciation
for soprano and horn
Texts: Jorge de Lima
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
... einander ... op. 105 (1977)
Ballet in three parts after a story by Alba Liberato
for orchestra (3.2.2.3/4.3.3.1/timp.2perc/hp.cel/str)
Duration: 36' 00"
Manuscript
Surface I op. 111 a (1978)
for string orchestra and percussion (ad lib.)
See also op. 111 b.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Vértice op. 112 (1978)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Avatar op. 108 (1978)
String trio I
Danga - Avatar - Canto.
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Caititi - Lua nova op. 99 a (1978)
Caititi - New Moon
for soprano and ensemble (fl(afl, pic), cl, pf, vn, va, vc, db, perc)
Component part of op. 99.
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Fantasia op. 115 (1978)
for organ
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Ihr sorgt euch zu Tod op. 106 (1978)
for one-part choir
Texts: Silja Walter
The song exists in three versions each with a duration of between 3' and 6'.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Kosmos Latino-americano op. 134 (1978-1982)
School work in four volumes
for piano
Duration: 4h 00"
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
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O vento no canavial op. 109 (1978)
Der Wind im Schilf
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: João Cabral de Melo Neto
Duration: 11' 00"
Universidade Federal de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Quintett IV, "Carrillon" op. 107 (1978)
Theme with variations
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Relax op. 100 (1978)
Requiem in the form of variations over a choral by J. S. Bach
for ensemble (1.0.1.1/1.1.0.0/2perc/pf/2.1.1.1)
Requiem - Dies irae - Memoria - Lacrimosa - Lux aeterna.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Rondo-mobile Variationen op. 110 (1978)
for violoncello
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Serenada op. 113 (1978)
for guitar
Abordagem - Agreste - Alento - Berimbau - Reminiscência.
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Cancioneiro Mirim op. 118 (1979)
Song book for children
for same or mixed voices (additional instruments: percussion, guitar)
Texts: Paulo Bonfim, Vinícius de Moraes, Cecília Meireles, Antônio Brasileiro, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, João Texeira Gomes, Fernando
1. A verdade, 2. O pato, 3. Ou isto ou aquilo, 4. A janela, 5. A emenda e o soneto, 6. A lagoa, 7. O pão, 8. Ritmo, 9. A criança, 10. Para ir lua, 11. Pra lá pra cá
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Skizzen für Streichtrio op. 114 (three sketches for string trio op. 114) (1979)
String trio II
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Konzert für Klarinette und Klavier op. 116 (concert for clarinet and piano op. 116) (1979)
for clarinet and piano
Con brio - Andante maestoso - Vivace.
Duration: 22' 00"
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Mamãe Máquina op. 121 (1979)
Mutti Maschine
for soprano and 3 percussionists (all also acting)
Texts: Jorge de Lima
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Paisagem Baiana I, "Itapagipe" op. 120 (1979)
Bahian landscape I, "Itapagipe"
for 19 wind instrumentalists and percussion instruments (3.2.3.2/2.3.3.1/5perc)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Tiradentes op. 119 (1979)
for guitar
Vigoroso - Calmo.
Tiradentes: Freedom fighter from the 1789 revolution, see also op. 146, 172, 172 a.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Trio op. 117 (1979)
for violin, violoncello and guitar
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Weihnachtslieder op. 126 (three Christmas carols op. 126) (1980)
Três Canções de Natal
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB) (version for choir and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.3.3.0/perc/str))
Texts: Ernst Widmer, Jorge de Lima
1. Gira Estrela, 2. Carrilhão, 3. Poema de Natal
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Duo für Violine und Klavier op. 127 (duo for violin and piano op. 127) (1980)
Allegro - Scherzando - Adagio.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Fünf Lieder op. 124 (five songs op. 124) (1980)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Antônio Brasileiro, Fernando da Rocha Peres, Ferreira Gullar, J.C. Teixeira
1. Entre-Estrelas, 2. Viola do amor, 3. Cidade, 4. Meu povo, meu poema, 5. Proposição
Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Paisagem Baiana II, "Monte Pascoal" op. 122 (1980)
Bahian landscape II, "Monte Pascoal"
for piano
Duration: 15' 00"
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Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Paisagem Baiana III, "Piatã" op. 123 (1980)
Bahian landscape III, "Piatã"
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett V op. 125 (string quartet V op. 125) (1980)
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Suave mari magno II op. 97 a (1980)
for piano
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Die vier Jahrestraumzeiten op. 129 (1981)
Double concert
for 2 flutes and strings (min. 4.4.3.2.1)
Duration: 24' 00"
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Paisagem Baiana V, "Recôncavo" op. 130 (1981)
String quartet VI
Calmo - Vivace - Adagio - Allegro.
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Argus op. 131 (1982)
Quartet over a autumn dream theme
for 2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Eben-Bilder op. 133 (1982)
Re-Tratos
for soprano, 4 percussionists and audience
Texts: Gregório de Mattos e Guerra
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Interface op. 135 (1982)
String quartet VII
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Nun ist vorbei die finstre Nacht op. 132 (1982)
for organ
Prelude, variations and toccata over a chorale by Willy Burkhard (1939).
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Torre Alada op. 136 (1982)
for tuba and piano
Duration: 5' 00"
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Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Tríptico para os oitenta anos de C. D. A. op. 137 (1982)
Tripticon for the 80th birthday of C.D.A
for voice and piano
Texts: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Duration: 9' 00"
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Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Marujadas, reisado e toada op. 141 (1983)
Do Médio São Francisco
for strings (in the first register)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Ressurreição op. 143 (1983)
Resurrection
for brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)
Alvorada - Caboclos do Juazeiro - Apoteose
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Rondo op. 140 (1983)
for string orchestra (to the third register)
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Sertania op. 138 (1983)
Sinfonia do Sertão (Sertão-Sinfonie), Symphony I
for voice (ad lib.), guitar and orchestra (2.2.2.2/3.3.3.1/6perc/pf/str)
Mucic for the film "Boi Aruá" by Francisco Liberato de Mattos.
Duration: 38' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonia II, "do médio São Francisco" op. 139 (1983)
for orchestra (2.0.2.0/2.2.0.0/2perc/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Utopia op. 142 (1983)
for 19 instrumentalists (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/3perc/pf/4.1.3.1)
Duration: 16' 00"
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Salvador de Bahia
Brasilia
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Sinfonia III op. 145 (1984)
for large orchestra (3.2.2.2/3.2.3.0/perc/pf.hp/str)
Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Trio op. 144 (1984)
Um Regen bittend - Für den Regen dankend
for alto clarinet, violoncello, piano
Duration: 13' 00"
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Axis - Oxalá op. 150 (1985)
for 13 instruments (1.0.1.1/1.1.0.0/2perc/pf/2.1.1.1)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Do Romanceiro da Inconfidência op. 146 (1985-1986)
14 romances over the 1789 conspiracy, with preface and closing speech
for mixed a-cappella choir (SATB)
Texts: Cecília Meireles
Duration: 90' 00"
Manuscript
Konzert für Fagott, Schlagzeug und Streicher op. 148 (concert for bassoon, percussion and strings op.148) (1985)
Allegro - Aria (Homage to J. S. Bach) - Largo, Animado.
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Konzert für Kontrabass und Orchester op. 147 (concert for double bass and orchestra op. 147) (1985-1986)
for solo double bass and orchestra (2(pic).2.2.2.ssx.asx/2.2.2.0/2perc/pf/str)
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Órbita op. 151 (1985)
for violoncello and piano
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Círios da Paz op. 158 (1986)
Christmas cantata in seven parts
for choir and orchestra (2.pic.2.ca.requinta.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.6perc/hp.pf/str)
Texts: João Guimarães Rosa
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
De Canto em Canto op. 159 (1986)
Von Lied zu Lied
for variable, spatially distributed orchestral groups (woodwind, brass, percussion, strings)
The work is based on four folksongs from the São Francisco province.
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Drei Stücke für Kinderchor und Klavier op. 152 (three pieces for children's choir and piano op. 152) (1986)
Texts: Cassiano Ricardo
O cacto - O irmão adiado - Ladainha.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Konzert für Posaune und Orchester op. 155 (concert for trombone and orchestra op. 155) (1986)
for solo trombone and orchestra (2.pic.2.2.2/3.3.3.1/3perc/pf/str)
Manuscript
Natal do novo homem op. 154 (1986)
Cantata
for choir (SATB) and orchestra (2.pic.2.ca.requinta.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.6perc/pf.hp/str)
Texts: Bandeira Tribuzi
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Paisagem Baiana IV, "Lagoa do Abaeté" op. 149 (1986)
Bahian landscape IV, "Lagune von Abaeté"
for flute (alto flute), violin, viola and violoncello
Sehr ruhig - Scherzando.
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Paisagem Baiana VI, "Toadas do Rio São Francisco" op. 156 (1986)
Bahian landscape VI, "Lieder vom Rio São Francisco"
for orchestra (2.pic.2.2.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/str)
Also available in a version for piano and trombone.
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonia IV op. 153 (1986)
for soli (MezBar), choir (SATB) and orchestra (2.pic.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc/2hp.pf.cel/str)
Texts: Fernando Pessoa
Duration: 32' 00"
Manuscript
Streichquartett VIII op. 157 (string quartet VIII op. 157) (1986)
Quarteto amabile orr Friedensquartett
Presto quasi calmo, sempre amabile - Adagio ansioso, sempre amabile - Calmo quasi presto e sempre amabile.
Second version of the third movement from Tropos - Sinfonia IV op. 153.
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Cosmofonia III op. 163 (1987)
for soprano saxophone or clarinet
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Surface II op. 111 b (1987)
for string orchestra
Second version of "Surface I" op. 111 a (1978).
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Cosmofonia I, "Aura" op. 161 (1987)
for small orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.1.1.0/3perc/str)
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Cosmofonia II op. 162 (1987)
for violoncello
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Brasiliana op. 166 (1988)
for flute, violoncello and harpsichord
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Cosmofonia IV op. 164 (1988)
"Eros - Thanatos"
for flute, viola and harp
Bratschensolo - Erscheinen der Harfe - Flötensolo - Lied der Rapunzel - Trialog - Transitio, Vernetzung - Choral, Todesahnung und brasilianisches Lied - Tanz der Kraniche - Exodus.
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
Cuatro Madeiras op. 170 a (1988)
Four woodwind
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon
Preludio - Juazeiro.
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
De Canto em Canto II, "Possivel Resposta" op. 169 (1988)
Von Lied zu Lied II, "Mögliche Antwort"
for three orchestral groups (2.2.2.2/3.2.2.1/3perc/str(without db) and Bahian crneval group "Afoxé, Os filhos de Gandhi" (or other groups)
"Answer" to Charles Ives' work "The Unanswered Question".
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Konzert für Klavier, Schlagzeug und Orchester op. 160 (concert for piano, percussion and orchestra op. 160) (1988)
orchestra: 2(2.pic).2(2.ca).2(2.bcl).2/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/str (with 8 deep male voices ad lib.)
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Neues Klavierheft op. 170 (new piano book op. 170) (1988)
32 pieces
Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
Paisagem grapiuna op. 167 (1988)
for small orchestra
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Toadas dos Romeiros do São Francisco op. 168 (1988)
Songs of the pilgrims from the São Francisco province
for string orchestra
Andante, vivo, andante - Largo - Allegretto - Lento, amplo.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Trio Basso op. 171 (1988)
"Seufzer - Schatten - Riten"
for viola, violoncello and double bass
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Surface III op. 111 c (1989)
for string orchestra
Third version of "Surface I" op. 111 a (1978).
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Tiradentes op. 172 a (1989)
En forma de lamentação, se dirige ao povo infiel
for baritone and piano
Texts: Dantas Motta
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Ópera da Liberdade op. 172 (1989)
large opera woth prologue, 3 acts and epilogue
Texts: Myriam Fraga
Act 1: Utopia; Act 2: Peripécia; Act 3: Malogro
Soli: Marília (S), Dona Maria I (S), Bárbara Heliodora (Ms), O Aleijadinho (Bassbar), Tiradentes (Bar), Antônio Gonzaga (Dirceu) (T), Alvarenga (B), Visc. de Barbacena (B), Silvério (T)
Four mixed choir groups, male choir, female choir
Orchestra: 3(rec).3.3.2(crmhn)/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/hp.pf.hpd.gtr/12.10.8.8.6
Act 3 remains unfinished due to the death of the composer.
Manuscript
Ich liege, Herr, in deiner Hut op. 173 (1989)
for organ
After the original melody by Willy Burkhard.
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Aargauer Orgelmusik im 20. Jahrhundert (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6253, 2007)
Werke:
Kost, Josef: Orgel-Partita über das Lied "Singet Lob unserm Gott" (1981-1982)
Staubli, Raphael: Fragmentum (2006)
Widmer, Ernst: Präludium und Toccata op. 7 (1952)
Wehrli, Werner: Choralvorspiele, op. 14 (1924-1927)
Wehrli, Werner: Introduktion, Passacaglia und Fuge über den Namen BACH, op. 41 (1935-1936)
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