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Baeriswyl Henri

(1945)

Baeriswyl Henri
Baeriswyl Henri
Rue de Lausanne 82
CH-1700 Fribourg (FR)
Suisse

Mobile: 076 560 73 56



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Authors
Biography
* 1945.

Henri Baeriswyl studied harmonics theory, counterpoint and orchestration at the Conservatoire de Fribourg in Switzerland. Inspired by his work as a choirmaster in Fribourg and Neuchâtel, he started writing choral a-cappella pieces and later works for soli, choirs and various orchestral formations.
Knowing of the gap between the audience and the creator of contemporary classical music, he always tried to find a moderate way and never regarded it as beneath himself to write works standing in the tradition of tonality.
Without being carried away by present sterile conceptual exhibitionism, his most recent compositions, mainly chamber music (Symphonie de chambre, Quatuor à cordes, septuor, oratorio "Sub lumina prima"), present a musical language that tends towards a harmonic synthesis between creative freedom and is inspired by the rich palette of emotions endured by the human soul and mastered consciousness during the creative act.
The essential constant of his creative proceedings is his devotion to sense and to share beauty, emotion and joy.
Besides composing he spends most of his time teaching at the Conservatoire de Fribourg.


Work list
Lacrimosa (1982/00)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir, soli quartet (SATB) and clarinet obligato

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Qu'il est doux le jeu d'aimer (1983/01)

Instrumentation: for mixed, a-cappella choir

Texts: Marc Laphrise de Papillon

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Couleurs suspendues (1984)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra and violin solo

Duration: 10' 30"
Manuscript
Servante du Seigneur (1990)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir, flute, oboe, violoncello and organ

Texts: Henri Baeriswyl

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Gynandropugnade (1993)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir (SSAATTBB) and brass quartet (2tpt + 2tbn)

Various mediaevel texts (in French).

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Lune d'étoiles (1996)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and horn solo

Texts: Pierre Gremaud

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Orbis gladiatores (1996)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and horn solo

Texts: Pierre Gremaud

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Les comédiens de Genolier (1997)

Instrumentation: for male choir

Texts: Henri Baeriswyl

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Lè Riondênè chon rèpri (1997)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices

Texts: Nicolas Bussard

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Le vieil homme et l'hirondelle (1997)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices

Texts: Nicolas ussard

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Aubes de Lumière (1998)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for baritone, mixed choir (SSAATTBB) and brass quartet (2tpt + 2tbn)

Texts: Henri Baeriswyl

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Aubes de Lumière (1998)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for baritone solo, mixed voices and choir (0.0.2.2/0.2.3.1/timp/str)

Texts: Henri Baeriswyl

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Adagio - Passacaille (1999)

Instrumentation: for fanfare and choir ad libitium

Texts: Henri Baeriswyl

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Aquarium (1999)
Suite of eight choral pieces

Instrumentation: for mixed voices, children's voice and instruments (1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/pf/1.0.1.0)

Texts: Pierre Gremaud

Duration: 27' 00"
Manuscript
Gros mots et mots doux (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and piano

Texts: Henri Baeriswil

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Missa peregrina (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir, organ and wind quintet (or fanfare)

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Largo (1999)

Instrumentation: for fanfare

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Redites-moi ce temps (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed a-cappella choir

Texts: Henri Baeriswyl

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Heures d'équinoxe (2003)

Instrumentation: for baroque oboe and harpsichord (or oboe and piano)

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Double vie (2003)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and bass clarinet

Texts: Louise Labé, Pierre de Ronsard

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Symphonie de chambre (chamber symphony) (2004)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
Magnificat (2004)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for soprano, choir and orchestra (2.1.1.1/2.3.1.0/hp/2.0.1.1)

Duration: 34' 00"
Manuscript
Veni Sancte Spiritus (2004)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Quatuor à cordes 2005 (string quartet 2005) (2005)

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
La grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le boef (2006)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices

Texts: Jean de la Fontaine

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Parfums de notes (2006)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices or 4 male voices

Texts: Amalita Hess

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Ave verum (2007)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Sub lumina prima (2008)
Oratorio

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra (2.2.3.3/3.3.3.1/snare dm.timb/pf/str)

Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Septuor (2008)

Instrumentation: for clarinette, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double bass

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Messe de l'Evi (2008)

Instrumentation: for 4-part mixed choir and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Bonjour nos mains (2008)

Instrumentation: for choir with 3 equal voices

Texts: Pierre Gremaud

Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Gott möge dir das geben (2008)

Instrumentation: four-part female choir and organ

Texts: Christa Spilling-Noker

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Christushymnus (2008)

Instrumentation: for 4 female voices and organ

Texts: Guido Burri

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Trio (2010)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, violoncello and piano

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
L'air de ton nom (2010)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for soli (mezzo-soprano/baritone), choir and orchestra (2fl, 2ob, bn/2hn, 3tpt, 3tbn/3timp/str)

Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert

Duration: 26' 00"
Manuscript
Au passage du pré (2012)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices a cappella

Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Vent d'étoiles (Noël) (2012)

Instrumentation: for 4 mixed voices a cappella

Texts: Jean-Dominique Humbert

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
L'Odyssée du Gruyère (2012)
Choral suite

Instrumentation: for mixed choir, children's voices and instrumental trio (ob, hn, vn)

Texts: Josiane Clément-Ferrari

Duration: 48' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Magnificat (ARTLAB Nr. 05504, 2005)
Works:
Baeriswyl, Henri: Magnificat (2004)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Requiem (ARTLAB Nr. 98494, 1998)
Works:
Baeriswyl, Henri: Aubes de Lumière (1998)
Créations (ARTLAB Nr. 94795, 1994)
Works:
Gesseney-Rappo, Dominique: Missa brevior (1992)
Baeriswyl, Henri: Gynandropugnade (1993)
With more works of: André Ducret, René Oberson
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Baeriswyl, Henri: Eléments d'analyse harmonique, Ed. du Trouvère, Fribourg 1995
Baeriswyl, Henri: L'harmonisation du choral selon les réalisations de Jean-Sébastien Bach, Ed. du Trouvère, Fribourg 1996