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Metzger Martin

(14. 03. 1957)

Metzger Martin
Metzger Martin
Gartenstrasse 67
CH-4132 Muttenz
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 599 56 12


Biography
Martin Metzger was born in Zurich and raised in Pratteln. At the age of 15 he heard Abbey Road by The Beatles and began writing songs.
1978 until 1979 – Travels the Caribbean and becomes engrossed in mariachi music, salsa and reggae
1980 until 1984 – Returns to Switzerland and makes a name for himself on founding and touring German-speaking Switzerland with his group Oropax
1984 – Travels for two years to East Asia in order to learn about the traditional music of Japan, Korea and China
1986 until 1989 – Studies school music and composition at the Musikhochschule Basel
As a composer, Martin Metzger developed a new musical style which sat between Afro American rhythm and a harmony / melody based on the so-called new music of the 20th century. The most important performances of recent times include: "Hinter em Minschter" (2000) for male choir and electric guitar, "Basel West" (2001) hip-hop piece for symphony orchestra, "Grossmutters Glaszwiebel" (2004) for speaking choir, "Die Käserei in der Vehfreude" (2006) an opera based on original texts by Gotthelf.
Martin Metzger lives in Muttenz and teaches music at the Bäumlihof College in Basel.


Work list
Zimmermusik (in 10 Phasen) (1984)
for oboe, piano and slide projector
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
7 Volkslieder (1984-1986)
for female and male voice (two part)
Texts: Volkslied
1. 'Ach bittrer Winter'
2. 'Dr Simmelibärg'
3. 'Und in dem Schneegebirge'
4. 'In einem kühlen Grunde'
5. 'Ein Vogel wollte Hochzeit machen'
6. 'Uf em Bärgli'
7. 'Lobet mir mein Schätzelein'
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Li-Jiang (Tourismus in China) (1986)
for piano solo
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Kôraku-en (Spaziergang um den See eines japanischen Gartens) (1987)
for clarinet solo
Duration: var.
Manuscript
Zerstreutes Hinausschaun (1987)
for male voice (bass) and piano (electromagnetically amplified)
Texts: Franz Kafka
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Trompetenstück (1987)
for trumpet solo
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Gitarrenspiele (1990)
for eight guitars
1. Grossmutters Glaszwiebel2. Kleines Rondo3. Grosses Rondo4. Wettlauf
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
3 Stücke für Holzflöten (1991)
three-part for bass, tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino and garklein flutes
Introitus - Accessio - Dies laetus.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
4 Reggae-Songs (1992)
for wind orchestra (pic.6.2.10.2bcl.2.2asx.tsx.bsx/4.6.3.bar.cbtba/timp.4perc)
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Todos los domingos (1993)
for choir (SATB)
Texts: Mexikanisch
A Mexican mariachi song.
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Heimweg (1993)
for three piccolo flutes
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Norma L. (1995)
for female orator, male orator and percussion
A rhythmical scene about violence against women.
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Grossmutters Glaszwiebel (1996)
for speaking choir and female soloist
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
RonX (1996-1997)
for one male voice, two female voices and Jazz band (ssx.2asx.2tsx/tpt.2tbn/pf/eb/dms)
Nineteen English/Swiss - German play on words.
Manuscript
Ronkenade in F (1998-1999)
for one male voice, three female voices and Jazz band (ob.cl.ssx.2asx.2tsx/tpt.2tbn/pf/eb/dms)
Suite: Allegro, Menuett, Adagio, Scherzo, Romanze, themes and variations, Rondo.
Manuscript
La Ramée (HipHop-Stück nach einer Ballettszene) (2000)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Hinter em Minschter (2000)
for male choir and electric guitar
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Take Three (2000)
for wind orchestra (pic.2.1.ca.Ebcl.3.bcl.1/4.3.3.2euph.1.cbtba.2asx.tsx.bsx/3timp.xyl.vib) and jazz drumset
1. About Berries and Swiss Fondue
2. At the Chicken-Yard
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Kleine HipHop-Romanze (2000)
for piano
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 21.00
"Röseligarte"-Suite (2001)
for choir (SSAB)
Texts: Volkslied
1. Frisch fröhlich wend wir singen
2. Ds Land us und ds Land i
3. Es isch kei sölige Stamme
4. Mi Schatz we du tuesch z Chilche gah
5. Bin alben e wärti Tächter gsi
6. I ds Elsis abe wott e Floh
7. Ist es denn auch wirklich wahr?
Duration: 14' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 34.00
Basel-West (HipHop-Stück für Symphonie-Orchester) (2001)
for two rap voices and orchestra (pic.2.2.ca.2.bcl.2/2.2.0.0/2timp.1perc/jazzdms/str)
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Rastafonia (Reggae-Stück für Symphonie-Orchester) (2001)
for orchestra (3.3.3.3.cbn/4.3.3.1/3timp.vib.xyl.3perc/str)
Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Du Doppelgänger (2001)
for trumpet, alto saxophone, organ, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba and tubular bells (one player)
Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 34.00
Bel - chen (Fünf Sonnenaufgänge und fünf Sonnenuntergänge im keltischen Jahreskreis) (2002)
for alto saxophone, piano, marimbaphone, snare drum and eleven gongs
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Take three (2003)
for wind orchestra (pic.2.2(ca).Ebcl.3.bcl.4sx.2/4.4.4.btbn.euph.2tba.cbtba/5perc)
1. About Berries and Swiss Fondue2. Patchwork Blues3. At the Chicken-Yard (A Rock'n'Roll in Triple Time)
Duration: 15' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 91.00
Viersprachige Schweiz: Idiomatics - möds da dir - modi di dire - Redensarten (2003)
for mixed choir
Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache
Free secular composition in folksong tone with phrases from the four official languages of Switzerland.HipHop fans from the choir can be cast for the finger clicks and two rap voices in the final part.
Duration: 3' 00"
SME/EMS
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CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 23.00
Die Käserei in der Vehfreude (2005-2006)
Youth opera after original texts by Jeremias Gotthelf
for 14 speaking voices, chamber choir, large choir, orchestra and trio (drumset, e-bass, keyboard)
Libretto by Juliane Schwerdtner.
Duration: 90' 00"
Manuscript
Having Luscht uf Beeri? Denn beat a little Nidl (2013)
for male voice and piano
Texts: Martin Metzger
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Oh Darling, uf em Sässeli what a Spässeli (2013)
for male voice and piano
Texts: Martin Metzger
Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Oh Heidi, you are my Schwyzer-Girl (2013)
for male voice and piano
Texts: Martin Metzger
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Saitentänze Nr. 1-4 (2013)
Suite with 4 movements
for viola and 2 violoncelli
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
(2013)

Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
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CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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(2013)

Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch