Female choir

De-Qing Wen
Distance (1992)
for mezzo-soprano, tenor, twelve female voices and three percussionists
Texts: Chinesisch
Text: four ancient Chinese poems. The female chorus is dispersed in four groups located on each side of the audience; each chorus-singer also plays a percussion instrument. The soloists on stage create a feeling of distance.
Duration: 14' 40"
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CHF: 26.00
Kurt Meier
Gehoben ist der Stein, die Menschheit auferstanden (1995)
Motet
for three-part female choir and organ or for choir (SATB) with or without organ
Duration: 3' 00"
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CHF: 13.00
De-Qing Wen
Spring, the river, flowers, the moon, the night (1996)
for twelve female voices
Texts: Chinesisch
My intention in approaching this poem was to express its meditative mood, sadness and beauty as well as the feelings of the poet who expresses deep love and enthusiasm for life. I have used a French translation of the poem and was inspired by traditional techniques used to transpose Chinese poems into music. Some Chinese instrumental sounds have been changed into voices.
Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 18.00
Ursula Gut
Zeitlose (2011)
A Song for Autumn
for four-part a cappella female choir (SSAA)
Texts: Ursula Gut
Duration: 7' 30"
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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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George Barcos
Poemas de Esperanza (1998-1999)
for female choir, two guitars and double-bass
Texts: Juana de Ibarbourou, Gabriela Mistral, Delmira Agustini
La nueva esperanza - Hímno al árbol - Explosión.
Duration: 12' 30"
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CHF: 42.00
Nicolas Bolens
La Rosa Enflorece (2000/09)
for three female voices (or female choir) and piano
After a Sephardi song. Extracted from "Terres".
Duration: 5' 00"
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CHF: 18.00
Hans Eugen Frischknecht
Stimmen-Saiten (1976)
for female choir and piano with four players
Text: Phonetic.
A piano with two players at the keys and two players inside creating sounds accompany the female choir (youth choir). Mostly notated without fixed pitch and therefore good for amateurs.

Duration: 5' 00"
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CHF: 23.00
(Choir material available from SME)
Rudolf Jaggi
Das Leben (1972)
for female choir (SSA)
Texts: A. Huggenberger
Duration: 1' 30"
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CHF: 13.00
Maria A. Niederberger
"Oh grosses Wunder": eine Liedsammlung (Zwei Weihnachts- und drei Neujahrslieder) (1995-1999)
for high voice and small orchestra (fl.cl/perc/2.1.1.1)
Texts: Volkslied
I. Oh, grosses Wunder (second version) (M. Niederberger) 3'10
II. Fluss der Zeit (M. Niederberger) 1'40
III. Die Nacht ist hin (J. Chr. Günther) 2'10
IV. Zum Neuen Jahr (E. Mörike) 1'50
V. Neujahrsglocken (C.F. Meyer) 2'20
Suitable for a youth choir and a small professional orchestra.
Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 42.00
Bernhard Sieber
"Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn" oder "Deutsches Magnificat" (1981)
for female choir, string orchestra and organ
Duration: 10' 00"
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CHF: 26.00
Bernhard Sieber
Psalm 134 (1981)
for female choir (2SA) and organ
Duration: 4' 00"
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Bernhard Sieber
Vorsaal (1981)
for female choir (2SA)
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
Four songs from a collection bearing the same name by C.F. Meyer:
Fülle - Das heilige Feuer - Schwarzschattende Kastanie - Nachtgeräusche.
Duration: 10' 00"
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CHF: 18.00
Bernhard Sieber
Im Meer der Stille (1984)
for female choir (2S.2A)
Texts: Arthur Häny
Duration: 8' 00"
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Kit Powell
A Shout (2005)
for soprano, female choir & piano
4 texts by Michael Harlow.
Im memoriam William Cumming, NZ painter.
Duration: 10' 00"
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CHF: 44.00
De-Qing Wen
The Four Seasons in My Childhood (2010)
for children's or women's choir
I'm heartedly thankful to Mr. Jacques Clos, the former director of Conservatoire de Musique, de Danse et d'Art Dramatique du Pays de Montbeliard (France), whose commission sparkled this
composition. To present four seasons in a Chinese Child's eyes I've carefully chosen four of Chinese nursery rhymes respectively from Fuzhou, Wuhan, Shuiji and Shanghai, among which the one from Shuiji is full of my life in the childhood. The dialects used in this piece keeps the locutions and musical styles peculiar to the locality.
Duration: 18' 00"
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Thüring Bräm
"Im Atemhaus" (1991-1993)
Three lieder
for female a-cappella choir (SSAA)
Texts: Anna Katharina von Greiffenberg
Written for the ‘Vepatechor’. In addition to the through-composed Baroque text from Anna Katharina von Greiffenberg it contains a middle part without text, which evokes the title of the poem ‘Im Atemhaus’ by Rose Ausländer. This part (in space notation) requires flexibility in respect to rhythm and metricity.
Duration: 14' 00"
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Pierre Thoma
Canto (1997)
for a cappella choir with 10-12 male or female voices
Mixture between singing and sound poetry. The lyrical parts alter with sequences where the voices play percussion or electronic sounds.
(Commissioned by the city of Lancy)
Duration: 7' 30"
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CHF: 34.00
(Material: sFr. 34.-; € 34.-)
Rudolf Jaggi
Frauenlob (1985)
for female choir (SSA)
Texts: Anonymus
Duration: 2' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Choräle nach Gedichten von Rose Ausländer (2010)
for female choir (soprano I, soprano II, alt I, alt II
Texts: Rose Ausländer
Duration: 5' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Es ist kalt (1993)
for youth or female choir
Duration: 3' 00"
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CHF: 13.00
Hans Eugen Frischknecht
"Kantone" (2005)
for female choir or youth choir
This work is composed without a fixed pitch, the choir finds this themselves. The text is phonetically notated, the source of the sound is the different Swiss canton's car registration plates.
Duration: 5' 00"
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CHF: 16.00
Eric Gaudibert
Intermezzo (2005)
for a vocal ensemble and female voice
Texts: Gianbattista Guarini, Angelus Silesius, Eduard Mörike, G.M.Hopkins
New a-cappella version of the work composed in 1996. For a minimum of 8 voices.

Duration: 13' 00"
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CHF: 36.00
Rudolf Jaggi
Voici la Mi-été (2003)
for female a-cappella choir (SSA)
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Rudolf Jaggi
Vier heitere Chorlieder für alle Chorgattungen (2004)
for mixed choir (SAMez), female choir (SSA) or male choir (TTB) (or all three choir categories simultaneously)
Texts: Wilhelm Busch, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1. Humor (W. Busch)
2. Höflichkeit (W. Busch)
3. Die Frösche (J.W. von Goethe)
4. Die Hasen (anonymous)
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Rudolf Jaggi
Weihnachtssuite in den vier Landessprachen (2005)
for soli (SSA), female choir (SSA) and small orchestra (fl.ob/perc/str)
Duration: 11' 00"
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CHF: 78.00
(Parts: sFr. 32.-; € 20.00)
Rudolf Jaggi
O freudenreiche Nacht (2006)
A Christmas cantata
for female choir (SSA), three soloists (SSA) and small orchestra (2ob,2tp,perc,v1,v2,va,vc,db
Duration: 13' 00"
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CHF: 91.00
(Parts: sFr.30.-; € 30.-)
Rudolf Jaggi
Biel-Bängge (2006)
for male choir (T1/T2/B1/B2) or female choir (S1/S2/A) or two-part childrens choir
Duration: 3' 00"
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CHF: 13.00
Michel Hostettler
Psaume 137 (2012)
for baritone, female choir, violin and organ
Duration: 8' 00"
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CHF: 29.00
Hansruedi Willisegger
Kommt das Mädchen Maria gegangen (2004)
for four-part female choir
Texts: Silja Walter
Duration: 5' 00"
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CHF: 16.00
Rudolf Jaggi
Mopsenleben (2013)
Song
for female choir (SSA)
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
Duration: 2' 00"
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CHF: 16.00