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Alfred Knüsel
Messe (1976)
for vocal quartet, orator, mixed choir, violin and organ
Duration: 18' 00"
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Alfons Karl Zwicker
Nachtduett (1989-1990)
Cycle with poems by Georg Trakl
for mezzo-soprano, bass, flute, harpsichord, four violins, viola, violoncello and double-bass
Texts: Georg Trakl
An erotic, sticky piece that takes the incestuous relationship between Trakls and his sister as its theme. 'Nachtduett' is a series of scenic poems predestined for the stage.
Duration: 20' 00"
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Andreas Zurbriggen
north of alexandria (2009)
for vocal quintet SMezAATB or choir a-cappella (SMezTB)
Texts: Rolf Hermann
Description: Dreamy, melancholic piece in c-minor
Level of difficulty: simple-intermediate.
Duration: 2' 30"
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Xavier Dayer
"In hellem stillem Zimmer..." (1996)
for mezzo-soprano, bass, flute with piccolo, violin, violoncello and accordion, based on poems by Robert Walser
Texts: Robert Walser
The instrumental and vocal parts are, for the most part, written independently of each other.
Aspires to echo the poems and life of Robert Walser.

Duration: 11' 00"
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Kit Powell
Tide Pools (1990)
for speaker, choir, SATB and piano
5 short pieces with amusing texts about the New Zealand foreshore.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Mathias Steinauer
Speculum sibyllinum, op. 9 (1992)
for six voices (mezzo-soprano, altus, 2 tenors, baritone, bass), 5 recorder-players (div. instr.), 6 viola da gambas (2 disc, A, 2 T/B, violone in D) and two percussion
An adaptation of newly found manuscripts written by an anonymous twelfth century composer in the Vatican, in which aspects of the whole of musical history are anticipated. Spatial music.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Nicolas Bolens
Il Croco (1997)
for vocals (B) piano and violoncello
Texts: Giovanni Pascoli
Duration: 5' 00"
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Regina Irman
Requiem "An den Tod" (1991-1993)
Based on a text by Anna Achmatowa
for twenty-five female voices in six groups from very high to very low register and a minimum of three male voices (bass solo)
Texts: Anna Achmatowa
This piece is based on a phonetic analysis of the voice of Achmatowa as she reads one of her own texts, and it is the musical rather than the semantic elements of Achmatowa's recitation that have been used. A cantus firmus-like line (male voices) defines the melody of her speech in a slow motion tempo. The six choir groups run "homophonically" and are a vertically "harmonious" splitting of the cantus firmus.
Commissioned by Pro Helvetia.

Duration: 60' 00"
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Mathias Steinauer
Koren-Fantasien, op. 15 (1997)
27 imaginations - studies on Greek antiquity (approaches to stone)
for double-reed quartet (double-reed instruments, heckelephone, bassoon), orator/singer (bass/baritone) and one percussion
Texts: Aristoteles, Hippokrates, Ch. Mullack, Xenophon, Aristophanes, Hans Saner, Platon, Leonides von Tarent, Epikur
Duration: 45' 00"
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Hans Eugen Frischknecht
Vokalisationen (1975)
for five singing voices (SSATB)
Five singers generate a multiplicity of vocal sounds on a purely phonetic basis. The pitch levels are purely graphically notated (with no exact indication to elevation) The work oscillates between dense superimpositions and stationary sound surfaces.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Frédéric Bolli
Und auch ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (1988)
for bass and orchestra
Duration: 5' 00"
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Laurent Mettraux
"Vers le soleil couchant", oratorio, M. 528 (1995-1996)
for four soli (SATB), children's choir or girl choir, mixed choir and orchestra (0.0.acl.2bthn.2/0.2.3.0/2perc/vn&vcsoli/str)
Texts: Gilgamesh-Epos, Emily Brontë, Vedas (indisch), Guillaume Apollinaire
Numerous, equally overlapping texts regarding the problem of death: from the epic of Gilgamesh to E. Brontë, from the Vedas to Apollinaire. A very impressive work in its expressivity and its musical and philosophical progression, with a multitude of climates and a very serene ending.
Duration: 42' 00"
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(Parts available seperately form the composer; reduction for piano: sFr. 70.-; € 70.-)
Michael Schneider
Ballade (Dällebach Kari) (2011)
for vocal quartet (SATB)
Texts: Mani Matter
Arrangement after Mani Matter.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Burkhard Kinzler
solo e pensoso (2010)
Madrigak
for six voices (S.Mez.2T.Bar.B)
Texts: Francesco Petrarca
Duration: 5' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Chue am Waldrand (2011)
for vocal quartet (SATB)
Texts: Mani Matter
Arrangement after Mani Matter.
Duration: 3' 00"
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CHF: 23.00
Laurent Mettraux
Elògio della Nòtte, M. 549 (1997)
for bass and piano
Texts: Michelangelo Buonarrotti
First dark and tortured, then ruminant and calm. Written especially for the bass voice. The accompaniment is particularly impressive because of its sobriety.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Walter Baer
Minne ist so wunderlich (1998)
Songs
for soli (SATB), mixed choir and four-handed piano
Texts: Johannes Hadlaub
Duration: 20' 00"
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Burkhard Kinzler
In nomine (2012)
for mixed vocal / instrumental ensemble (SATB, 3rec, acn, vn, va, vc, db)
Five compositions by Old English composers (Taverner, Picforth, Bull) are adapted and partly altered compositionally.
Duration: 25' 00"
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Laurent Mettraux
Al cor di zolfo..., M. 559 (1997)
for bass and piano
Texts: Michelangelo Buonarrotti
Between passion and reflection. Based on a sonnet by Michelangelo.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
A Valediction (2003/04)
Six songs
for bass and orchestra (2(pic).2.2.(bcl).2(cbn)/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)
Texts: John Donne
Orchestral version of the six songs for bass and piano.
In 'A Valediction' I have taken six poems by the Baroque poet John Donne with one prevailing theme: the saying of farewells, the leaving of loved ones. The theme is circumscribed in Donne's picturesque language in a multitude of modes ranging from tender pain to powerful and reckless claims of freedom, and on further to ecstatic delirium in the knowledge that physical separation is revoked by spiritual unification.
In a similar manner to the text, the music circles around a complex nucleus of themes that merge into great lines and trace the various shades of feeling.
'A Valediction' is dedicated to Ute and Susanne Stoecklin.
Duration: 24' 00"
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Ernst Pfiffner
"... et aperuit oculos.." (1973-1974)
for bass, baritone, three tenors and instrumental ensemble (0.0.2.2/4.2.3.0/4perc)
Texts: Bibel / Liturgie
In this piece the Latinate poetry of the blind born from the gospel according to John, is set to music. In the first part, the wonderment of the event, in the second the interrogation and in the third the words of Jesus to the healed are set forth. The disciples in the first part and the Pharisees in the second are written for a group of three tenors (traditionally called ‘Turba’) who, according to the dramatical situation, speak, whisper or scream.
Work series A: Music for concerts.

Duration: 15' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
...und die Musik, immer neu, baut im unbrauchbaren Raum... (2011)
for vocal quartet (SMezTB)
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke
Music in four parts with texts from "Die Sonette an Orpheus" (1922):
I Blume und Buch
II Tempel im Gehör
III Gesang ist Dasein
IV Lied überm Land
Duration: 20' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Petrus (Oratorium) (1989)
for soprano, baritone, bass, choir (SATB), organ, flute, oboe, bassoon and strings
I Jünger
II Apostel
III Märtyrer
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Rudolf Jaggi
Hymnus nach Guido von Arezzo (1992)
for four tenor and three bass singers
Duration: 10' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Carpe diem (1996)
for solo quartet (SATB)
Texts: Omar Khayam
Morning...
Perpetual change
Away, away
Carpe diem
Duration: 11' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Missa ad te levavi (2010)
for a cappella vocal ensemble (SATB)
The "ad te levavi" mass is the compositional result of a research project, in which I investigated the implementation of the adiastematic neumes. It combines the Gregorian proper for the first Sunday of advent with those parts of the ordinary that I used in my vocal cycle "Polyptychon". The Gregorian template is used in the original form and in various compositional adaptations in such a way that the two styles merge.
Duration: 35' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Je sais, Vièrge Marie (2004)
for choir (SAB), soloists (SATB), panpipes and/or alto flute and small orchestra (perc/str)
Duration: 4' 00"
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(Stimmen: sFr. 18.-; € 12.-)
Rudolf Jaggi
Two Paraphrases over Bolivian Christmas Carols (2004)
for choir (SAB), soloists (SATB), panpipes and/or altoflute and orchestra (1.2.0.1/0.0.0.07perc/str)
1. Hoch steht am Himmel uns der Stern
2. Flieg, mein Vogel
Duration: 16' 30"
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CHF: 62.00
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Ernst Pfiffner
Osterbuch (1994-1996)
for soli (MezATBarB), choir and orchestra (2.2(2ca).2.2/4.2.2.0/perc/str)
Texts: Euripides, Karl Jaspers, Blaise Pascal, William Shakespeare, Bibel / Liturgie
Work series A: Music for concerts.
Duration: 45' 00"
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Ernst Pfiffner
Pfingstbuch (1996-1997)
for six solo voices (SMezATBarB), speaking voice and chamber orchestra (1(pic,fl-g).1(ca).1.1/2.1.2.0/2perc/hp/str)
Texts: Martin Gutl, Huub Oosterhujs, Nelly Sachs, Rabindranath Tagore; Zitate von Helder Camara, Ernesto Cardenal, Johannes XXIII., Jos
Text from the Bible and eastern Liturgy; twelve single verses from Martin Gutl, Huub Oosterhujs, Nelly Sachs, Rabindranath Tagore; quotes from Helder Camara, Ernesto Cardenal, Johannes XXIII., Josef Quadflieg und J.M. Sailer.
Wie?
Pfingsten?
... die Gott verschlafen haben...
Verheissungen
Als Pfingsten gekommen
"Licht wird aus Sand"
Geist - Heiliger Geist
Schenk uns neue Begeisterung
Work series A: Music for concerts.
Duration: 35' 00"
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CHF: 148.00
(Performance material available from 'Akademie für Schul- und Kirchenmusik Luzern.)
Hansruedi Willisegger
Cantico delle creature (Sonnengesang des Hl. Franz von Assisi) (1984)
for vocal ensemble (SATB), choir, children's choir and large orchestra (2.2.1.1/2.3.3.0/hpd/2perc/str)
Duration: 35' 00"
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Hansruedi Willisegger
und maria (2003)
for vocal double quartet (poss. small choir) and mixed choir
Texts: Kurt Marti, Silja Walter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Novalis
Duration: 8' 00"
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