Soprano

Mela Meierhans
Abscheu vor dem Paradies (1991)
for soprano, alto and viola
Texts: Karoline von Günderrode, Christina Thürmer-Rohr
Duration: 20' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Messe (1976)
for vocal quartet, orator, mixed choir, violin and organ
Duration: 18' 00"
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Kurt Meier
Ich bin bei euch (1992)
Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano, mezzo-soprano and organ
Duration: 3' 00"
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Andreas Brenner
Figures de Rêve (2004)
for soprano, flute and piano
Original text: Giacinto Scelsi, L'Archipel Nocturne.
Duration: 15' 00"
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Eric Gaudibert
Mélodies (1966)
for soprano (tenor) and piano
Texts: Paul Eluard
2 notebooks each with three melodies.
1st notebook: Dit de l'amour – L'unique – Dit de la force de l'amour.
This notebook has also been transposed one tone deeper.

Duration: 6' 30"
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Thüring Bräm
Sechs Haikai (1969)
for solo Soprano, chamber choir, string trio and vibraphone
Texts: Japanische Texte
Six short Japanese three-liners. The choral part is on an advanced level but can be performed by good amateurs.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Eliane Frances George
Adventure (1987)
for soprano, viola and lute
Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache
'Adventure' is a journey in which joyful anticipation is transformed in a tumult, before man can again reach safe haven. With its sparse instrumentation, the piece requires a very sensitive approach. Sponsored by SME Lucerne.
Duration: 4' 00"
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Kurt Meier
Der Mensch lebt nicht vom Brot allein (1993)
Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano and organ
Duration: 7' 00"
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Andreas Brenner
Sykomoren (2005)
A small cycle about death
for soprano, alto saxophone and piano
I Auch (Abdo Wazin)
II Dunkel (Hans Arp)
III Aegyptisches Sterbegebet (anonym)
IV Patrouille (August Stramm)
V Schafott (Fuad Rifka)
Duration: 20' 00"
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Thüring Bräm
"... dass es nichts Neues gibt unter der Sonne..." (1970)
for Soprano, viola and bassoon
Texts: Dieter Fringeli
Four songs in the original scoring: Soprano, viola and bassoon. Text by the Basel poet Dieter Fringeli. There are more free passages in addition to the through-composed parts.
Duration: 6' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
cemaltorz (1977)
Ergon 3
for soprano and piano
Texts: René Wohlhauser
A joining of the montage principle with moderate to extreme expressive contrasts, set in relation to an imaginary artificial language disassembled into linguistic particles. In memory of Camilo Torres.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Coplas (1987)
for soprano, double-bass (or violoncello) and piano
Texts: Spanisch (Christof Jung)
A seven-part cycle based on anonymous Spanish verse, translated by Christof Jung.
Duration: 21' 00"
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Eliane Frances George
Darkness (1988)
for choir, soprano, alto and chamber ensemble (fl(picc).ob.cl.bcl.bn/timp/perc/vibr.synth)
Texts: Lord Byron
Duration: 11' 00"
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Stefan Werren
Hölderlin-Gesänge (1988)
for soprano and piano
Duration: 6' 00"
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Stefan Werren
3 Gesänge (1988)
for soprano, two violins and cello
Texts: Paul Celan
Duration: 3' 00"
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Lars Werdenberg
Three Lieder with texts in Rhaeto-Romanic (2001)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Luisa Famos, Arthur Caflisch
1. Margrittas (Artur Caflisch)
The soprano sings to a piano part, becoming ever thinner, similar to a flower whose petals are plucked one by one (…she loves me, she loves me not…)
2. Di d`inviern (Luisa Famos)
"Winter landscape" – piano clusters slowly 'thaw'. Shadow scales form, echo chords. Bells sound in the distance.
3. Queder engiadinais (Artur Caflisch)
Bizarre text about a man who is asked by his wife not to smoke in the living room. Half sung, half spoken. The piano part is strictly composed using a numerical series. There is no alignment between the two musicians.
Duration: 6' 30"
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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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Hansruedi Willisegger
Marienmesse (1959)
for soprano solo and mixed choir
Duration: 10' 00"
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Cécile Marti
trennend verschmelzen (2007)
for soprano and trumpet
The core of this piece is created by the convergence of two sounds with very different tonal characters. It is an attempt at bringing together two differing tonal qualities (one soft and elastic, the other sharp and determined), to recoulour them and transform them.
Is it possible to create a moment where a new mutual sounding body is formed, where a combination colour becomes a new primary colour? How can this threshold be approached: via the fusion of harmony, by increasing the disharmony, through the alternation of tone and tempo dispoitions?
The more the voice becomes a sound dispenser, the more instrumental it becomes. As there is no room here for language as a carrier of meaning, the phonetical formation of syllables allows the vocal sound to become purely tonal.
Duration: 7' 30"
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Andreas Zurbriggen
... Mond Traum ... ich hör Sand und Steine weinen... (2009)
for soprano, violoncello and percussion (vibraphone / percussion - 1 player)
Texts: Rose Ausländer
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Kit Powell
Chinese Songs (1988)
for high soprano and electronic tape
Texts: Chinesisch, Lao-Tse
Texts from 'Tao Te Ching' and 'I Ching'.
A confrontation between two contrasting philosophies.

Duration: 16' 00"
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Eliane Frances George
Mirage (1991-1992)
for soprano, oboe, viola, violoncello and cymbalum (or soprano and piano)
A piece dealing with the transparency of life. An adventure into the essence of our elements: The moon - the soul - the sea - the sky - the guardian angel. The perfect man.
Duration: 5' 25"
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De-Qing Wen
Wu (Awakening, zen Buddhism) (1995)
for Soprano, alphorn and double-bass
Texts: Chinesisch
A wealth of discourse is presented in this piece, a poem interpreted according to the Yi Chang technique used for thousands of years to declaim poetry, quotes from contemporary Zen texts, Buddhist prayers and the Swiss yodel.
Duration: 15' 25"
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Felix Falkner
Gere Curam Mei Finis (1995-1996)
Memento
for soprano, violoncello and organ
Texts: Bibel / Liturgie, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, W.A. Mozart, Richard Scheid
Duration: 25' 00"
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Xavier Dayer
Cantique dans la fournaise (1997)
for Soprano and electronic
Texts: Bibel
The singing can be meditative, joyful or even agitated, it changes from one to the other in the rhythm of thinking - as in an inner monologue. The electronic part consists of the sounds of spoken voice, cymbals, organ and computer generated parts.
Duration: 9' 00"
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Katharina Rosenberger
aPhasis (2002)
for soprano, alto flute, bass clarinet
Texts: Rob Holloway
The title stems from the Greek words "Aphasia" and "Apheresis". The original meaning of Aphasia is "speechlessness", this is often translated into English as "loss of language". The leaving out of a vowel or syllable at the beginning of a word, either for causes pertaining to language history or because of metric or articulation reasons, is referred to as "Apheresis".
The dealing of language in aPhasis reflects these processes with the explosive, blurting out of word clusters, which are deconstructed as the piece progresses. This process is musically embedded by the voice in a sharply contrasting sound image comprising wordless, archaic sounding 'vocalese' passages, which are hummed or interpreted with a half-open mouth. The accompanying instruments - written here in a new version for bass clarinet and violoncello - negotiate the tonal space between these two dynamics.
The libretto comes from the pen of British poet Rob Holloway.
Duration: 6' 30"
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Nicolas Bolens
Quatro Sonetos de Amor (1996/09)
for vocals (soprano) and piano
Texts: Pablo Neruda
Duration: 15' 00"
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Elvira Garifzyanova
"Hört ihr mich, ich bin Johanna" (2005)
Five episodes from the life of Johanna, the virgin of New Orleans
for piano and soprano
Texts: Friedrich Schiller
1. Erscheinung
2. Abschied
3. Johanna zu Johanna
4. Interludium
5. Gebet
Duration: 26' 00"
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Walter Baer
From Unreality to Unreality (1972)
for soprano, three flutes and three clarinets
Texts: Jorge Manrique, Paul Eluard, Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, T.S. Eliot
In this composition four texts from different authors, languages and historical origin have been used, but all bear on the same theme: the fragility of existence, the problem of the concept of reality. A work of meditation, floating and fragile, it hints at the irrational in both its vocal and instrumental sounds. The Soprano sings in Spanish, French, German and English.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Mathias Steinauer
Blütenlese, op. 8 (1990-1991)
Eighteen prints, still life and grotesques
for solo soprano, mixed choir, chamber choir, childrens voice and instrumental ensemble (cl(bcl)/amphpd.org/egtr/2perc/vn.va) and a couple of easy to play additional instruments
Texts: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Hans Saner, Rudolf Rechsteiner, E.M. Cioran, R. Heinzelmann, M. Buselmeier, Elias Canetti, Hermann Burger, G
A disruptive, conflicting cycle with a tendency to decline (from blinding light to ferocious darkness). To be played exclusively in a church and utilising the whole room.
Duration: 50' 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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Nicolas Bolens
Trois Chants (1996)
for soprano solo
To the poems of Adonis.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Maria A. Niederberger
Wait for Me (1995)
Song cycle
for soprano with piano accompaniment
Texts: Silja Walter, Pablo Neruda, Langstston Hughes, Ingeborg Bachmann
Four songs, two German and two English. All texts were translated by the composer.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Colors and Countenance (1996-1997)
for Soprano and wind quintet
Texts: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson
"Colors" and "Countenance": central terms in the sensitive American natural poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson.
Colors = the colors and moods of light and nature's power.
Countenance = the processes of nature moving the human soul are reflected in human countenance.
The human state is inseparable from the incidents of nature, human destiny is bound in the charming and mysterious course of the seasons.
In the first movement ("In May when south winds pierced our solitudes" [sic!]) the voice is bound in a net of a max. of 4 of the 5 wind instruments. In the second movement ("A light exists in spring"), the voice alternates with the wind quintet in flowing, declamatory gradations. Vocal effects, together with the timbre, tracing and accentuation of the wind quintet - Colors and Countenance.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Kurt Meier
1. Gottesknechtslied Jesaias (1999)
Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano and organ
Duration: 10' 00"
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Stefan Werren
3 Gesänge (1989)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Paul Celan
Duration: 6' 00"
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Thomas David Müller
Già va rilucendo / mosso, quel mare (1991)
for two mixed choirs and soprano solo
Texts: Giuseppe Ungaretti
The quartets can be performed as solos. Standard vocal techniques. One section contains altered vocal effects. Demanding to perform.
Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.

Duration: 17' 00"
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Urban Mäder
L'absence de vent (1992)
for orator, soprano, alto, countertenor, flute, guitar and bass clarinet
Texts: Samuel Backett
An audio play after a quote from Samuel Beckett's “Mal vu mal dit” (Badly seen badly said).
Duration: 55' 00"
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Felix Falkner
De Profundis (1999)
Lament
for soprano, clarinet and horn
Texts: Wilhelm Felix Swoboda, Georg von der Vring
Duration: 20' 00"
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Martin Imholz
Motto (1999)
for soprano, piano and large drum
Duration: 30' 00"
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Hansruedi Willisegger
O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf (1960)
Doric choral cantata
for soprano, choir, flute and organ
Duration: 16' 00"
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Thüring Bräm
Children Songs of the American Indian (1979)
for solo soprano, vocal ensemble (SATB), oboe, viola, violoncello, and marimbaphone
Texts: Indianische Texte
The Children Songs (which received a prize from the University of California in 1973) are a kind of half scenic cantata based on Indian text.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Maria A. Niederberger
Lieder für hohe Stimmen (1995)
for soprano and alto voices
Texts: Carl Sandburg, Gertrud Burkhalter, Friedrich Bischoff, Ernst Penzoldt
The four German a-cappella songs (two to four-part) are in a traditional tonal style and suitable for an amateur choir, it is not without difficulties. The pieces can be performed individually.
1. Carl Sandburg: Der Nebel (two-part)
2. Gertrud Burkhalter: D Chrinne (two-part)
3. Friedrich Bischoff: Schneefall (four-part)
4. Ernst Penzoldt: Abreise (canon for three sopranos)

Duration: 6' 00"
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Bruno Stöckli
Kikakokú (2009)
2 recitatives + arias
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Texts: Paul Scheerbart, Oskar Pastior, Bruno Stöckli
Uses the quarter-tone system.
Duration: 14' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Anima (3. Fassung) (1977/83)
for high voice (soprano or tenor) and orchestra (3(3pic).2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/1perc/cel/hp/str)
Texts: Anonymus, Heinrich von Morungen, Walter von der Vogelweide
This three-part work is based on text from a minnelied. The vocal line, which uses various sound modulations, is harmonically, melodically and rhythmically interwoven with the accompaniment.
Duration: 17' 00"
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Nicolas Bolens
Once Asleep (1997)
for choir, soloists (Soprano, Baritone) and orchestra (0.0.2.2/0.2.0.0/str)
Texts: William Shakespeare
Based the sonnet 154 by William Shakespeare.
Duration: 8' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Gorillas are sleeping at night (1997)
for soprano, alto, mixed choir (SATB) and four-handed piano with small percussion
Texts: Wissenschaftssprache
A lyrical and atmospheric piece about the world of mountain gorillas. The choir parts can be performed by a good amateur choir, the small percussion (cymbals, small tam-tam, wood blocks, glass rattle) are to be played by the pianists.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
de profundis (1992)
for soprano, flute, violoncello, harpsichord, and percussion
Texts: Henriette Hardenberg
Cycle of three songs.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Andreas Stahl
sextet (1993-1994)
for soprano, violin, violoncello, trombone, percussion, piano, electronic tape and a piece of mechanical equipment
A half scenic attempt to look at the common ground between musical and theatrical operation and the resulting relationship between movement and sound.
Duration: 20' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
par le murmure déchiré (1997-1998)
for soprano, three Renaissance recorders, percussion and electronic tape
Texts: Samuel Beckett
Seven poems from the 'Mirlitonnades' by Samuel Beckett form the textual base of this piece.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Alfons Karl Zwicker
Konstellation mit Mondtransit (1998-1999)
for soprano, violin, trombone, violoncello, clarinet and piano
A piece with aperspective performance practice. The ever-changing aspects on the radix planets (instrumentalists) by the transitory moon (soprano) are made audible.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Josef Kost
... und er verwunderte sich... - Musik zu Visionen von Niklaus von Flüe (1999)
for soli (ST) choir (large choir SAB, small vocal ensemble) and orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.1/org/2perc/1.1.1.1.1)
Texts: Niklaus von Flüe
Easy to easy/intermediate for amateur choir and semi professional vocal ensemble.
Liturgical performance duration 50’- 65’.

Duration: 26' 00"
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Roland Moser
Heinelieder. For Voices with Accompaniment (1970-1985)
Version 1985
for Soprano, piano, actor, small amplification equipment and a small wooden table
Texts: Heinrich Heine
Twelve pieces of music (songs and a piano piece) with texts by Heine throughout, representing a biography in five stages. The Soprano needs a strong low register.
Duration: 40' 00"
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Mischa Käser
7 Songs to Popular Texts (1990)
for soprano, flute (or pic or bfl), clarinet (or cbcl or Ebcl) and string trio
Texts: Volkslied
Text from the book 'knaben wunderhorn'.
Duration: 18' 00"
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Kit Powell
Amselbaum (1992)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Brigitte Powell
A cycle in three movements with bird themes.
Duration: 15' 00"
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Marc-André Rappaz
"de Dschember Schamblin" (1997)
for soprano and guitar
Texts: Denise Mützenberg
A piece based on a cycle of poems in Romansch, taken from the cycle ‘Dschember Schamblin’ by Denise Mützenberg.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Felix Baumann
"nah / hautnah" (2000-2001)
'Radio Play'
for orator, solo soprano, violoncello and ensemble (fl.cl/perc/pf/vn.vc)
Texts: Sarah Kirsch, Sappho, Michel Serres, Stefan Buri, Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Commissioned by and with support of 'Pro Helvetia', (the Swiss culture foundation) for the 50th anniversary of the Zurich Chamber Voice Choir. First performed in Zurich on the 20th November 2001 by the Chamber Voice Choir Zurich, Martina Fausch, Martina Schucan, Ensemble for New Music Zurich (Bernhard Erne). A piece dealing with the proximity of music and speech, the border area between commutation and murmuring, exactly there where the word is weak and the music has already begun.
Duration: 45' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
specularis (1993-1994)
for soprano, violin, two organs, and percussion with two or three players
Texts: Clara von Assisi, Franziskus von Assisi, Bibel / Liturgie
Homage to Clara von Assisi. The soprano is expected to use her voice in a widely colourful manner.
Duration: 15' 00"
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Kurt Meier
Jesus Christus, unser Bruder und Heiland (2000)
Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano, mezzo-soprano and organ
Duration: 7' 00"
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Fortunat Frölich
Spruch (2000)
for soprano (with hand cymbals), bass clarinet and percussion
Duration: 1' 30"
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Valentin Marti
Fernruf J 12 (2001)
for soprano, oboe, violoncello and piano
Texts: Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache
The basis of the text for ‘Fernruf J 12’ is the the list of the Bolshevist musicians from the Berlin department for art preservation from 1935: it is the list of musicians which had to be displaced from the music scene. The piece works, from a musical point of view, with different levels of understanding i.e. repression and forgetting.
World premier: 22.05.02 in Basel by the aequator ensemble.

Duration: 13' 00"
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Felix Schüeli
Fürchtet Euch nicht (2007)
Three pieces for the church (liturgical use)
for soprano and violoncello
1. Einzug: Blasius-Segen (2'30)
2. Fürchtet Euch nicht - Folget mir nach (3'30)
3. Gabenbereitung: Nimm, o Herr! (2')
Duration: 8' 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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Mischa Käser
15 Songs after Jandl (1991)
for soprano and instrumental ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.0.0/man.gtr/1.1.1.1)
Duration: 22' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
FrauenZeit (1994)
for two sopranos, alto and double-bass
Texts: Anna Achmatova (Mathilde F. Anneke), Dorothee Sölle, Hanna-Renate Laurien, Käthe Kollwitz, Wera Figner, Adelheid Duvanel
Five songs requiring a broad, expressive spectrum.
Duration: 23' 00"
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Felix Schüeli
5 Lieder (2007)
for soprano and piano
Morgen! (John Henry Mackay) 4'
Um Mitternacht (Friedrich Rückert) 4'
Dein Angesicht (Heinrich Heine) 2'
Von ewiger Liebe (Josef Wenzig) 3'
Widmung (Friedrich Rückert) 3'
and:
Cäcilie (Heinrich Hart) 2'30"

Romantic poems, which have already served as textual templates for the great lieder composers (Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler), are set anew to music. The musical language of the lieder can be classified as being somewhere between the romantic lied and commercial (pop) song, where the influence of new music is apparent.
Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
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Kurt Meier
Gebet um Liebe (2003)
Hymn
for soprano and organ
Texts: Michael Bauer
Duration: 6' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Intarsien (1998-2000)
Four miniatures
for Soprano and piano after text by Ulrich Suter
Texts: Ulrich Suter
Filigree sketches where the almost obligatory piano sparingly adds shades to the central Soprano.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Rico Gubler
KAL (2001)
for soprano, oboe, violoncello and piano
Duration: 8' 00"
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Kurt Meier
Dass da niemand hineingeht (Die Brunnenvision des Niklaus von Flüe) (2004)
Die Brunnenvision von Bruder Klaus - Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano and organ
Duration: 18' 00"
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Bernhard Sieber
2 Lieder (1973-1977)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Gottfried Keller
1. Lass scharren deiner Rosse Huf (C.F. Meyer)2. Erster Schnee (G. Keller)
Duration: 5' 00"
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Thüring Bräm
Kantate nach Sprüchen von Angelus Silesius (1986)
for soprano, mixed choir and string orchestra
Texts: Angelus Silesius
A very good amateur choir with a professional orchestral accompaniment can perform this varified piece.
Duration: 17' 00"
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Mischa Käser
the hard core of beauty (1992)
for soprano and instrumental ensemble (fl/perc/acn/man/2vn.2va.2vc.db)
Texts: W. C. Williams
A cycle of songs based on texts by W. C. Williams.
Duration: 28' 00"
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Regina Irman
Drei Tänze (1996-1997)
for soprano, speaking voice/ piano, clarinet and accordion
Texts: Anna Achmatova
Midnight ghostly spook. The concert version of a scene from the forthcoming opera 'Poem ohne Held'. Composition commisioned by the 'Ensemble Klangheimlich', Bern.
Duration: 18' 00"
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Michael Heisch
6 Serifen (2001)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Robert Walser
Duration: 8' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Zeit zum Spielen - Zeit drängt (1996)
for soprano and violin
Texts: Bibel / Liturgie, Volkslied
Duration: 12' 00"
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Regina Irman
Otto mane (1999)
for orator, soprano, piano and large drum
Texts: E.T.A. Hoffmann
A 'carnival' for four players in fifteen combinations with R. Schuhmann and E.T.A Hoffmann. For the 60th birthday of Urs Peter Schneider.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Petrarca-Gesänge (1989)
for coloratura soprano and organ
Texts: Francesco Petrarca
Each of the four movements illuminates one of several aspects of love from the poet to Laura: The glorification, the steady sorrow in loss, the deceptive vision, and the final idolisation.
Duration: 22' 00"
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Mischa Käser
Music to Alexander (1993-1994)
for soprano and instrumental ensemble (flute/melodica, clarinet, piano/melodica, accordion, mandolin, violin/viola, violoncello)
Texts: Ernst Herbeck
Twenty-seven songs and four intermezzi based on the schizophrenic lyrics contained in the poems of Ernst Herbeck (Alexander). Relatively simple for the instrumentalists. In some sections, the musicians have to sing and whistle as well.
Duration: 36' 00"
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Roland Moser
Based on popular German songs (1984-1990)
Strophes from the 'Knaben Wunderhorn'
for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Texts: Volkslied
Also in a version for mezzo-soprano and the same instrumentation. Mutations in the same edition. Seven songs: ABC-Schützen - Papiers Natur ist Rauschen - Ein Musikant wollt fröhlich sein - Ich sass auf einem Birnenbaum - Das Vöglein Butschli Butschli Bu (Brentano) - Letzter Zweck aller Krüppelei - Ich hört ein Sichlein rauschen.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Edu Haubensak
Sechs Walserminiaturen (1996)
for soprano and violin
The aphorisms of Robert Walser (he calls them phrases) unexpectedly caught my attention during nightly readings of his prose. The resulting compositional sketches, all of which were produced in one day, were graphically and verbally fixed (drawn), later interpreted (crystallised) and then precisely notated. The melodic steps of the female voice are often microtonal and are to be performed in the tiniest of intervals in accordance with the interpretation of the texts. In the sixth miniature the violin is retuned resulting in new, profound harmonic situations as well as creating friction between the strings and the voice.
To set the texts of Walser to music, to elevate them and endure their depths filled me with an “incredibly intense joy”.

Duration: 8' 00"
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Rico Gubler
Märchenerzählung (y-song) (2002)
for soprano and percussion
Duration: 3' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Four Songs (Eichendorff) (1990)
for high voice (soprano or tenor) and piano
Texts: Joseph von Eichendorff
The four poems by Eichendorff are arranged so as to outline a day cycle.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Ruedi Debrunner
Psalms (1995)
for two sopranos, choir and string orchestra
Duration: 20' 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.-)
Kit Powell
Ophelia Songs (1999)
for soprano (or mezzo-soprano) and piano
Texts: William Shakespeare
Four of Shakespeare's texts dealing with the increasing loss of Ophelia's sanity are set to music.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Burkhard Kinzler
ad vitam (2010)
Music for religious service
for soprano, mixed choir, vocal ensemble, two organs, speaker

Duration: 45' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Ballade (Dällebach Kari) (2011)
for vocal quartet (SATB)
Texts: Mani Matter
Arrangement after Mani Matter.
Duration: 3' 00"
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Walter Baer
Der gefrorene Christ (The Frozen Christ) (1990)
for soprano and mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Gottfried Keller, Angelus Silesius
The simple notation combines with the texts by Gottfried Keller and Angelus Silesius, creating to produce a multi-faceted musical statement. The limitations of good vocal voice-leading presents high-demands in intonation.
Duration: 12' 40"
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Frédéric Bolli
Ich lag in einem Schlafe (1994-1995)
for solo soprano, mixed choir and orchestra (3fl/2tpt/2tbn/str)
Texts: Emmy Hennings, Klabund, Richard Huelsenbeck, Hugo Ball
Duration: 50' 00"
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Kit Powell
Scheint denn die Sonne heut nicht? (2001)
for soprano and piano
9 settings of texts by Robert Walser.
Duration: 20' 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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Michel Hostettler
Trois mélodies (1986)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Marianne Bonzon
Duration: 8' 00"
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Roland Moser
Brentanophantasien. Nach den Zeiten von Philipp Otto Runge (1988-1995)
Based on 'Den Zeiten' by Philipp Otto Runge
for soprano (with a strong lower register), baritone and piano
Texts: Clemens Brentano
The Morning (fantasy for piano solo), The Day (Scherzo for vocals and piano), The Evening (song cycle), intermezzo, The Night (fragments for voices and piano). Text by C. Brentano and others.
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Nicolas Bolens
Cercle (2009)
for six female voices (2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 altos) and percussion instruments (6 Chinese blocks played by the singers, 7 terracotta bells or high-sounding gongs (one player))
Words deriving from the spoken language of the Lisu, a Tibetan-Burmese population.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Kit Powell
Das Ausland (2003)
for soprano, bass clarinet, trombone and percussion
1) for soprano and trombone
2) for soprano, bass clarinet and percussion.
Setting of a short story by Jürg Schubiger.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Burkhard Kinzler
Toccatadagioral (2010)
Sopra "Wachet auf"
for organ and swellable soprano
Texts: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Duration: 13' 00"
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Hans Eugen Frischknecht
Psalm der Hoffnung (1988/11)
for soprano oboe and organ (or clarinet and piano)
Texts: Anonymi
The texts, ranging from sorrow to hope, are derived from political prisoners of various dictatorships. The Soprano voice is identical for both versions.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Kit Powell
Today is the Piano's Birthday (2003)
for soprano and piano
Setting of a prose poem by Michael Harlow.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Barbara Rettagliati
Ricordi Furtivi (2010)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Claudio Saltarelli
Duration: 4' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Drei Miniaturen (1978)
for soprano and guitar
Texts: Tan Tsien
1. Elegy
2. Invention
3. Pastoral
Duration: 7' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Splitterfolge (1999)
for four female voices (OratorSMezA) and ensemble (fl.ob.cl/perc/pf.cel/vn.va.vc)
A short musical theatre in three parts to be handled as a non-stop performance.
Duration: 9' 00"
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Kit Powell
Verschiedene Tiere (2004-2005)
for soprano, trombone and piano
Setting of 4 prose texts by Jürg Schubiger.
Duration: 17' 00"
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Kit Powell
5 Schwitters Songs for Andres (2005)
for soprano, alto and piano
Settings of 5 texts by Kurt Schwitters.
For Andres Giedion's 80th birthday.
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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Stefan Werren
5 Lieder (1999)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Peter Härtling
Duration: 6' 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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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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René Wohlhauser
Rachearie aus der Oper "Gantenbein" (2004)
Ergon 30/II
arranged for soprano and piano
Based on the novel "Mein Name sei Gantenbein" by Max Frisch.
The opera "Gantenbein" saw its premiere in November 2004 at the Lucerne Theater, performed by four vocal soloists and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. The subject of the opera is the relationship between Max Frisch and Ingeborg Bachmann. In the "Rachearie" (revenge aria) she strikes back at his accusations and suspicions made out of jealousy.
Duration: 2' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
EIS EROTA (2002)
for soprano, baritone, horn, two trumpets, trombone, percussion and strings
Texts: Altgriechisch
Sappho and Alkaios from the isle of Lesbos are amongst the most prestigious representatives of Greek lyrics strongly connected with the Orpheus saga. After the heavenly singer has lost his beloved Eurydice to the underworld and, spurned by his endless mourning, he seeks the love of other women. Bacchante tear him to pieces in an angry rage and cast his head into the sea. The tide washes it onto the shores of Lesbos - here his mouth is once again brought to speech by the lyric of the island.
Mythological notions merge with personal experience and sufferance in connection with the erotic. Eros is the ‘weirdest God’ (Alkaois) whose effect is to rip open the abyss between the highest fulfilment and the degeneration towards death. The elemental force with which he encompasses man awakes in him an orpheic longing for immortality and the desire to overcome the underworld; simultaneously bringing even more painfully the forlornness of his wish to consciousness. While Alkaios attempts to forget in wild drunkenness and sexual indulgence, we eavesdrop on Sappho, and the dark tones of a wish for love in which pain resonates with the transient.
EIS EROTA combines fragments from both poets to produce a dialogue on the subject of love and death.

Duration: 12' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
EIS EROTA (2. Version) (2002-2014)

Texts: Sappho, Alkaios

Duration: 12' 00"
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Edu Haubensak
Mon silence discontinue! (2005)
for soprano, oboe (English horn), violoncello and piano forte
Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
CHF: 42.00
René Wohlhauser
mira schinak (2006)
Ergon 33
trio for soprano, flute and piano
Moment forms, contrasting structures and characters between complexity and simplicity combined with a particular kind of lyricism leads to changes in the perception of tempo. Parallel to the conflict with various forms of perception, there develops a grammar of constructive congruity, which should allow the beaten path to emerge as conclusive.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Jean-Jacques Dünki
Pessoa - Moment (1992)
for soprano, clarinet (also Ebcl, bcl), violoncello (also viola), piano (also clavichord) and DAT play-back
Texts: Fernando Pessoa
Eight scenes from the poems of Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). The Soprano sings and recites in Portuguese, German and French. Very demanding for all performers.
Duration: 48' 00"
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Kit Powell
Alles unter einem Hut (2008)
for soprano and string orchestra
Setting of texts for children by Jürg Schubiger.
Suitable for an amateur orchestra.
Duration: 20' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
'Srang (2007)
Ergon 36
for soprano, flute, clarinet and violoncello
Based on an onomatopoeic text by the composer.
The development of an aesthetic of fragments as a metaphor for fragmentary perception.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Gesänge IV - 10 Poems by Kurt Marti (1992)
for soprano and instrumental ensemble (flute, clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, violoncello and piano)
Texts: Kurt Marti
The poems are taken from different collections to form a cycle, the inner and outer components of which convey particularly Swiss characteristics: weighty burden, efficiency, precision as a substitute for happiness, and indifference. The soprano's phraseology encompasses both recitative and flamboyant melodies.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
A Dialogue (2003-2004)
Three songs
for two sopranos and piano
Texts: Andrew Marvell
The voices are as a singular unit or in a dialogue with the complicated piano accompaniment.
Duration: 18' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Sokrak (2008)
Ergon 39
for soprano, flute, clarinet, violoncello and piano
Based on an onomatopoeic text by the composer.
Sounds change from instrumental noises to sound frictions and from virtuousic buzzing to vocal noises.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Michel Hostettler
Canticum graduum (1990)
for soprano and organ
Duration: 5' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Iguur - Blay - Luup (2009)
Ergon 40
for soprano solo, soprano and baritone duo, and soprano with small ensemble (bass flute, bass clarinet and violoncello)
Based on own onomatopoeic text.
In the emblematics of the virtual language Sulavedic the word "iguur" stands as a metaphor, which has been mystified into "blay" through an unexpected resonance in order to resurrect in "luup" in a changed, purified and contextually different form.
Duration: 16' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Charyptin (2010)
Ergon 42
for soprano, baritone, flute, clarinet, violin and violoncello
Texts: René Wohlhauser
Based on own onomatopoeic texts.
This piece deals with the possibilities and impossibilities of interaction, the mixing and exchanging of roles between vowels and instrumental sounds.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
annunciazione / ánemos – vom wehen des windes im vorhang (2008-2009)
for soprano, altus and 9 instruments (recorder (or aulos), flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, violoncello, bandoneon, percussion)
Texts: Hans-Jürg Meier, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hilde Domin, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats, Mona van Duyn, Dante Alighieri, antike A
Profane consideration of the Annunciation scene. Sacred music in a double proscenium and a three-part main piece.
Duration: 58' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Charyptin-Fragmente (2010)
Ergon 42/IIa
for two voices: preferably soprano and baritone or soprano and alt or tenor and baritone
Based on own onomatopoeic texts.
This piece fathoms the various intermediary areas between the whispered, spoken and sung.
Versions for high or deep baritone (alt).
Duration: 5' 00"
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Thüring Bräm
5 Eichendorff-Lieder (1996)
for solo voice (T possibly S) and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/ timp.2perc/str)
Texts: Josef Freiherr von Eichendorff
Written for the 1000-year anniversary of the city of Danzig. A representation of five poems by the romantic poet Josef Freiherr von Eichendorff for high voice (tenor, at all events soprano) and orchestra with transparent texture.Todeslust - Im Alter - Die Zeit geht schnell - Memento - In Danzig.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Edu Haubensak
Alte Stimmung (2009-2010)
Eight songs over a self-written poem
for high soprano and tempered piano
Props: tea cup, floor vase, cardboard box.
Duration: 20' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Marakra Code 1 (2011)
Ergon 44/1, Musikwerknummer 1603
for soprano, baritone and piano, with percussion
Texts: René Wohlhauser
Two voices on their path through various fields of expression in dialogue with scarcely breaking out piano fragments, their performance shaded by some gentle input from the percussion.
Duration: 7' 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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René Wohlhauser
Marakra Code 2 (2011)
Ergon 44/II, work number 1604
for soprano, baritone, flute, clarinet, violoncello and piano, with percussion
Texts: René Wohlhauser
Following a double turning point (in bar 110) the onomatopoeic series of syllables at the beginning turn into semi-semantic text fragments, while reversely the instrumentalist's style of play moves from a quasi-traditional technique to sounding fragmented and noise-like.
Duration: 15' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
wingert in der frühe (2011-2012)
for soprano, 4 Renaissance flutes and lute
Texts from the "Canticum Canticorum".
Music in six parts about the "Santa Maria Formosa" church by Mauro Codussi (Venice):
I ort und zeit (gondola);
II er besingt sie (caminada);
III sie besingt ihn (caminada);
IV minne (hortus conclusus);
V wein (cielo);
VI siegel (fuoco).
Duration: 17' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Vesper als Massstabwechsel von einer Realität in eine andere (2006-2007)
for soprano, choir (SATB), flute, zink (tr), trombone and organ
1. Doxologie
2. Antiphon
3. Ektenie I
4. Hymne
5. Ektenie II
Duration: 20' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
locus (2012)
for melodica and objects, saxophone (bar, a) trombone, violin, viola, double bass and voice (soprano)
Texts: Hadrian
A trip to and into the Pantheon in Rome in four parts: Tympanon,
Pronaos, Innenraum, Opaion. The performance places the Endless Column in Targo Jiu by Constantin Brancusi into the Pantheon.
Duration: 14' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Mera gor nit (2013)
Ergon 48, Musikwerknummer 1657
for soprano and baritone
Texts: René Wohlhauser
If any text appears too profane to be set to music, all that remains is the complete absence of the text. The complete absence of a semantic text leads to a pure vocal music.
Duration: 8' 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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Balz Trümpy
Oratio Sibyllae (2007)
for soprano and flute
Texts: Vergil
The sixth book of Vergil's 'Aeneid' describes Aeneas' descent into the underworld and his subsequent ascent from Pluto's realm. He is accompanied on his dangerous journey by the Cumean Sibyl. The texts of the piece Oratio Sibyllae for soprano and flute are based on some of her warnings and prophecies. The flute, which guided Gluck's Orpheus into the underworld and also plays the role of protector from the dangers of the "other world" in the Magic Flute, floats above and beside the singing voice, merging into one.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Eric Gaudibert
Deux airs (1995)
for soprano, violoncello and percussion
Texts: Giambattista Marino, Catharina von Greiffenberg
Extracts of the Concerto lirico.
1) " Miro, rimiro… " for soprano and violoncello (or accordion)
Lyrical air on a poem by Giambattista Marino.
2) " Schwing dich, meine Seel" for soprano and percussion ad libitum
Large dramatic air on a poem by Catharina von Greiffenberg. The percussion comprises a tam tam and six temple blocks.

Duration: 12' 30"
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Balz Trümpy
Canti elegiaci (2007-2008)
for soprano, flute and piano
Texts: Giacomo Leopardi, Michelangelo Buonarroti
Two poems by the Italian romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi flank a lament on the effects of ageing carved in stone by Michelangelo. In spite of all the despair over vanishing powers and the insight not to have ended one's life successfully at its climax, Michelangelo's work still emanates an unbroken will for life fighting against faith. Leopardi's deep melancholy, however, appears in a tender and ambiguous light, giving space to a slight glimmer of hope.
The two different works were set into music accordingly: The music for Michelangelo's poem is rhythmically firm, while Leopardi's is rhythmically and metrically free and floating.
Duration: 22' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Oracula Sibyllae (2008)
for soprano, baritone, flute and percussion
After texts from 'Oracula Sibyllina' and Vergil's 'Aeneid' (adaptation of CARMEN SIBYLLAE and ORATIO SIBYLLAE).
'Oracula Sibyllae' is the combination of two works that deal with the sibyls: Carmen Sibyllae for baritone and percussion and Oratio Sibyllae for soprano and flute. The ancient books 'Oracula Sibyllina' contain the prophecies of the Sibylla which, engulfed by divine powers, utters her usually unrequested and fatal predictions.
Duration: 24' 00"
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Michel Hostettler
Patiences (1996)
for soprano and piano
Texts: François Debluë
Duration: 20' 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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Max E. Keller
Deformationen (1998)
for soprano, flute and guitar
Texts: Max E. Keller, E. Galeano
The setting to music of four of my own texts: Globalisation as worldwide exploitation of people and nature; freedon as unlimited and uninhibited profit maximisation; Education as manipulative conformation. The 5th text comes from Eduardo Galeano from Uruguay: repress how the rich countries accumulate their riches.
Duration: 14' 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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Eric Gaudibert
"Wolkenblau" (1999-2000)
for soprano, alto flute and guitar
Texts: Georg-Philipp Harsdörffer
The text, which evokes the four seasons, dates back to the 17th century. The title of the work, as well as the titles for each piece, are taken from the poem: Es bläst der sanffte West – Ihr Hertz ist von safran – Der Erden Kelterblut – Die Gäste gehen fort.
Duration: 11' 30"
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Michel Hostettler
Khourounk Deghere (2000)
Psalm 130 (129) in Armenian
for soprano solo, English horn and four strings
Duration: 8' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
The Bonds of Heaven are dissolved (2011)
for soprano, tenor, 2 baritones, speaker and instrumental ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/2.2.1.1)
After a scene from Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida". The psychological complexity of the scene is realised musically in polyphonic layers.
Duration: 18' 00"
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Antico Inverno (2012-2013)
for soprano and clarinet
Texts: Salvatore Quasimodo
Quasimodo's multilayered poetry is transposed into four musical images.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Au clair de la lune (Paraphrase) (1999)
for soprano solo, choir (SATB) and piano
Duration: 4' 00"
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Der Geist des Tals (2013)
for soprano, trombone, cello, percussion and piano
The Ensemble Eunoia's suggestion that I write a piece dealing with the letter 'U' set off in me a chain of associations relating to this vowel. The starting point was the tonal character of the phoneme U: For me its dark, earthy, warm timbre equated to the symbolic image of the Mother ("uterus", "ursprung" (=origin)...). My text selection combines the following excerpts taken from literature and lore that evoke different aspects of the Mother symbol: In the 3rd hymn of the legendary poet and Dionysus priest Orpheus, night is celebrated as the Mother of gods and men. In the second part of Goethe's "Faust", Mephistopheles describes the nocturnal and sinister descent into the obscure realm of the Mothers ("No way! Into the untrodden ..."), where Faust wants to lead Helena back to life. A mother grieving for her son and creation forms the basis of the liturgical "Stabat Mater". And finally, the text of "Tao te Ching" to the "valley spirit" elevates the image of the Mother as the origin of heaven and earth to the spiritual.
Duration: 17' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Fern(seh) - Mitleid (2001)
for soprano and violin
Texts: Max E. Keller
A contribution to the 'Zepernicker Liederbuch', 2001.
Duration: 4' 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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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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Max E. Keller
Löwen Löwen (2004)
for soprano and violin
Texts: Klaus Merz
In laconic, melancholic and simultaneously playfully poetic miniatures Klaus Merz mirrors in ‘Löwen Löwen’ surprising facets of the much praised lagunal city of Venice. Profound ambiguity is the point of departure for this musicalisation which partly proceeds as if on two levels before reuniting unawares.
Duration: 11' 00"
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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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Hansruedi Willisegger
Bitte, Lob und Dank (1973)
for cantor, three sopranos, mixed choir, congregation, three orators, three flutes, violoncello, double-bass and bongos
Duration: 12' 00"
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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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Max E. Keller
12-06-07 (2007)
for soprano, oboe, alto saxophone, horn and viola
A text about statistically the most frequent causes of death in Switzerland takes its course and is interspersed by ten extremely varied newsflashes from real life, all of them objets trouvés from two daily newspaper of 12th June, 2007. The statistical information is set to music in a recitative manner with very few, primarily sustained notes. This is in contrast to the ten newsflashes whose music is composed with lively movements and a tangible pulse in various structures. The somewhat macabre text montage reflects the apparent phenomenon of the sometimes-grotesque contrast of various themes and texts, which seems to magically attract humans.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Max E. Keller
allemal (2007)
for soprano, clarinet (bcl) and piano
Texts: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
"It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singing somebody's beard."
One of ten aphorisms written by Lichtenberg more than two hundred years ago - and still surprisingly relevant today. This musical version attempts to transpose the concise, acuminate formulation into succinct, very divergent miniatures.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Max E. Keller
blau rot soft (2009)
for three sopranos
A collective composition with Susanne Stelzenbach and Ralf Hoyer; text by the composers.
Special guidelines and a structural framework are essential if a good, tonal whole is to be the result of a collective work. Once these two elements are in place the composing can follow freely and independently. The three singers, who sing largely independently of one another, become individual characters.
"Blau fällt der Regen am Morgen / Blau, wenn leise der Tag beginnt (…) Schwarz wird der Pflasterstein / Blau schien der Himmel vor Zeiten, / Wenn der Sommer begann (…) / Leis' fällt der Regen am Mittag, / Schwarz glänzt der Asphalt, / Nass wird der Weg. / Und der Abend ? / Und die Nacht ?" (Max E. Keller)
Duration: 5' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Blauer Regen (2009)
for solo soprano
Texts: Max E. Keller
Solo version of the collective composition "blau rot soft" together with Susanne Stelzenbach and Ralf Hoyer.
"Blau fällt der Regen am Morgen / Blau, wenn leise der Tag beginnt (…) Schwarz wird der Pflasterstein / Blau schien der Himmel vor Zeiten, / Wenn der Sommer begann (…) / Leis' fällt der Regen am Mittag, / Schwarz glänzt der Asphalt, / Nass wird der Weg. / Und der Abend ? / Und die Nacht ? " (Max E. Keller)
Duration: 5' 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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Max E. Keller
Mutter Natur (2011)
for soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet in B (basscl), percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello
Texts: Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Max E. Keller
As disseminated throughout the Enlightenment, F. G. Klopstock also saw the beauty of nature as the work of God and exalted the creator with hymns of praise. When this is quasi secularised, we end up not a million miles away from today's 'green' understanding of nature being a force to be respected and preserved as the foundation of life. In this sense, a text montage of fragments from "Die Frühlingsfeier" and "Der Zürchersee" is set against current traffic reports - a conspicuous symbol of the modern destruction of nature. This conflict is played out as extremely contrasting base structures, which form the starting point of the musical process. Two of these structures initially undergo a block-like exposition, whereby a spoken traffic jam report is installed into a quiet and distant underlying sound highlighted by a noise surface. Transitions between one structure and another then take place to represent the process of degradation or destruction. The extremes are, however, never resolved as this would merely serve as an aesthetic reconciliation of what in reality remains oppositional.
Duration: 9' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Ruh' (2011/12)
for soprano and violoncello (or soprano and baritone)
Texts: Max E. Keller
As with many of my compositions, Ruh' (calmness) is based on a richly varied yet simple and easy-to-follow model. Soprano and violoncello continuously find calmness on a quiet unisono, an octave or double octave paraphrased on tonal, rhythmical or sound colour levels. This is followed by a "solo" or "a due" break out into turbulent fields - sometimes also indicated in the lyrics - and the return to a resting tone. Almost like in real life.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Die Schwestern (2011/12)
for soprano and double bass (or soprano and piano)
Texts: Christian Morgenstern
In a dialogue between a bell and a cannon, the cannon exhibits its sisterly nearness: "Today they are yours and pray, tomorrow they are mine and kill." The bell vehemently rejects this kinship with the cannon. But is the cannon really wrong? Are religion and War not often twinned? On the one hand, the musical setting accentuates the contrast between the soprano and double bass, even working within the two parties with extreme contrasts. On the other hand, the double bass occasionally ascends the lofty heights of the soprano and twins itself with the voice.
Duration: 6' 00"
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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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Max E. Keller
Les Fleurs du Mal (2012)
Four poems by Charles Baudelaire
for soprano and guitar
Texts: Charles Baudelaire
Baudelaire's worldview is characterised by ambivalence: light is at the same time dark; flowers are 'the evil'. On the one hand is the search for beauty, on the other is the experience of spleen, the never-ending ennui. Transposed into music, the deep, bell-like tones of the guitar are broken by hard, dissonant accents - or dissonant chords slide into consonants and vice versa. The singing voice is characterised by a model that, following a rapid ascent, moves slowly downwards, often quasi-disintegrates or ossifies in ennui.
Duration: 14' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Das Tattoo blickt böse (2012)
for soprano and string quartet
Texts: Max E. Keller

Duration: 10' 00"
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Hansruedi Willisegger
Passionierte Violinistin (1989/92)
for coloratura Soprano, violin, oboe (musette) and percussion
Texts: Hans Erni
Based on a picture by Hans Erni.
Duration: 9' 00"-15' 00"
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Ernst Pfiffner
8 Gesänge nach Gedichten von Bettina Ruchti (2010)
for soprano and violin
Texts: Bettina Ruchti
Duration: 11' 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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