Mezzo-soprano

Kurt Meier
Ich bin bei euch (1992)
Ecclesiastical concert

Instrumentation: for soprano, mezzo-soprano and organ

Duration: 3' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Erleuchtetes Dunkel (1970/06)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, alto flute and clarinet

Texts: Wolfgang Borchert, Max Bolliger

Based on poems by Wolfgang Borchert and Max Bolliger.

Duration: 8' 00"
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Alfons Karl Zwicker
Nachtduett (1989-1990)
Cycle with poems by Georg Trakl

Instrumentation: 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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De-Qing Wen
Distance (1992)

Instrumentation: 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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Kurt Meier
Wache auf (1994)
Ecclesiastical concert

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
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Alfons Karl Zwicker
Erfrorene Träume (1990-1992)
Cycle based on poems by Josef Kopf

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (fl(pic).cl(bcl)/hp.pf.hpd/2vn.va.vc.db)

Texts: Josef Kopf

Large-scale song cycle in which the metaphors of ice, cold and freezing are centralised. The leading part for the mezzo-soprano is extremely demanding in the emotional and technical areas. (Vocal range e# - b").

Duration: 29' 00"
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Andreas Zurbriggen
north of alexandria (2009)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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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Regina Irman
Ein vatter=ländischer Liederbogen. Nach Texten von Adolf Wölfli (1985-1986)
Based on texts by Adolf Wölfli

Instrumentation: for singing and speaking voice (mezzo-soprano) and partly prepared piano

Texts: Adolf Wölfli

A collection of piano songs setting the Swiss character against the self. Typical Swiss misconceptions are compared and contrasted. Unfathomably grotesque. Illustrated score. Commissioned by of the City of Zurich.

Duration: 20' 00"
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Josef Kost
Vesper (1994)

Instrumentation: for amateur choir, youth choir (both also speaking choirs), congregation, mezzo-soprano, baritone, liturgist, harp, organ and two percussion

Texts: Bibel / Liturgie

A composition in various scores based on texts from Psalms and paraphrases on the subject of creation. Both the youth and amateur choirs are accompanied by the organ or percussion instruments; the singing congregation is accompanied by harp and drums, and the female and male cantor are accompanied by marimbaphone.Intermediate to difficult level.Liturgical duration: 60'

Duration: 31' 00"
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Stefan Werren
Sternenworte - 7 Lieder (1989)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and flute

Texts: Rose Ausländer

Duration: 5' 00"
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Mathias Steinauer
Speculum sibyllinum, op. 9 (1992)

Instrumentation: 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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Luca Martin
Missa de homine (2015-2016)

Instrumentation: for choir, soli, and orchestra

Texts: Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck, Sophokles, S. Rotenberg, F. Nietzsche, M. Schmidt-Salomon, W. Shakespeare, Lukrez

"Seit Jahrhunderten hat die abendländische Musik geistliche Messen hervorgebracht - teils basierend auf religiöser Überzeugung, teils die bewährte sakrale Tradition fortschreibend. Einem solchen Werk begegnet die Missa de homine mit einem zeitgenössischen und gegensätzlichen Zugriff: "Nicht Gott, sondern der sterbliche Mensch mit seinen positiven wie negativen Eigenschaften steht im Mittelpunkt."

Der Cantate Basel Kammerchor brachte die Missa de homine im Wechsel mit Joseph Haydns Harmoniemesse zur Uraufführung.
"

Duration: 38' 00"
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Mathias Steinauer
Die gehaubte Braut, op. 11.2 (1994)
A little wedding music

Instrumentation: for Mezzo-soprano and organ

Texts: Japanisch, Barock-Lyrik, Alltags- Werbe- Mediensprache

Text: some Japanese Haiku, baroque lyric, and computer terms. Lovingly ironic music. Cyclic in 12 short sections.

Duration: 9' 00"
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Bruno Stöckli
Kikakokú (2009)
2 recitatives + arias

Instrumentation: 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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Kurt Meier
4. Gottesknechtslied Jesaias (1999)
Ecclesiastical concert

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
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Felix Baumann
spöttisch leicht - 5 Lieder nach Gedichten von Sarah Kirsch (1999-2000)
5 Songs based on poems by Sarah Kirsch

Instrumentation: for singing voice (mezzo-soprano), clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano

Texts: Sarah Kirsch

The line skips by Sarah Kirsch turn the readers into stumblers. Stumblers have to re-read the text if they want to understand its content. They gain, thereby, unexpectedly in time and fall to a deeper level.

Duration: 15' 00"
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Luca Martin
[pi:ps] diary (2018-2019)

Instrumentation: für Bariton, Mezzosopran, Violine solo und grosses Orchester

Texts: Samuel Pepys

"Auszüge aus den Tagebüchern des englischen Tagebuchschreibers und Chronisten Samuel Pepys (1633 – 1703). Staatssekretär im englischen Marineamt (Chief Secretary to the Admiralty), Präsident der Royal Society und Abgeordneter des englischen Unterhauses.
Das Tagebuch, das Pepys [piːps] von 1660 bis 1669 führte, gehört zu den wichtigsten Quellen für diese Zeit und zu den am häufigsten zitierten literarischen Werken des englischen Sprachraums.
"

Duration: 45' 00"
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Stefan Werren
Atemzeichen - 6 Lieder (1991)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and flute

Texts: Rose Ausländer

Duration: 8' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Staub der Zeit (1995)
Song cycle

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and piano

Texts: Ruth Loeb

A cycle of songs based on the poems by Ruth Loeb. Lyrical, colourful and expressive songs that can be interpreted as a cycle or as a selection ad libitum of individual songs. Relatively easy to perform.

Duration: 40' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
gar vorgang hat (1998)

Instrumentation: for bassoon, violoncello, mezzo-soprano and everyday objects

Texts: John Cage (Ernst Jandl)

A five-part piece where the first (chaste) parts are based on an identical time structure, the later parts are much less restricted.

Duration: 12' 00"
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Kurt Meier
Jesus Christus, unser Bruder und Heiland (2000)
Ecclesiastical concert

Instrumentation: for soprano, mezzo-soprano and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Liederzyklus nach Gedichten von Joachim Ringelnatz (2002)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and guitar

Texts: Joachim Ringelnatz

Comical songs with surprising harmony and delightful rhythm. This cycle is composed partly in graphic notation and partly in traditional notation. Some special effects are required by the voices and the guitar accompaniment. The harmony of the songs wanders between tonality, polytonality and atonality. Relatively easy to understand and easy to perform post modern bawdy songs.

Duration: 25' 00"
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Kit Powell
Ophelia Songs (1999)

Instrumentation: 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
solo e pensoso (2010)
Madrigak

Instrumentation: for six voices (S.Mez.2T.Bar.B)

Texts: Francesco Petrarca

Duration: 5' 00"
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Nicolas Bolens
Cercle (2009)

Instrumentation: 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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Alfred Knüsel
Splitterfolge (1999)

Instrumentation: 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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Vladislav Jaros
Hommage à Francisco Tàrrega (2010)
3 Songs

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1.1.1.0/gtr/str)

Texts: Vladislav Jaros

Instrumentation:
1. Dreams: fl, ob, mezzo, gtr, str
2. Recuerdos de la Alhambra: mezzo, gtr, str
3. Tears: fl, ob, kl, mezzo, gtr, str
The composer has written an English text and a melodie to the well-known pieces by Francisco Tàrrega and intrumented the pieces for chamber orchestra. In he orchestral version, the music of Francisco Tàrrega sounds in an unknown colour, intensity and musical quality that must be heard.

Duration: 10' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Pigeon's Song (2010)
Song

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bn, drm, drmset, bongos, piano, bassgtr, str) or mezzo and pf

Texts: Vladislav Jaros

Tonally composed in the Musical style.
Second version is without bass guitar and drum set.

Duration: 4' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Home Is The Sailor (2010)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano

Texts: Vladislav Jaros

Duration: 3' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Come Along (2010)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bn, timp, gong, hp, gtr, pf, str) (also for mezzo and pf)

Texts: Vladislav Jaros

In the Musical style.

Duration: 4' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Invocatio Domini (2004)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and organ

After Psalms 116.
Glorification of the soul and relive its torments.

Duration: 14' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
les mots jaunes (plötzlich diese Ganzheit) (2008)

Instrumentation: for voice (mezzo-soprano) and flute

Text by Marianne Schuppe (staging: Hans-Jürg Meier)
"Between two languages lies a room. Between language and music lies a room. And between reading, resp. listening and writing lies time. Translating is the setting of one's own words resp. signs in relation." (Marianne Schuppe)


Duration: 9' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Why (2010)
Song

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2hn, 2tpt, tbn. drm, drmset, bassgtr, str)

Tonally composed in the Musical style.

Duration: 7' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Why (short version) (2010)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (2fl, 2ob, 2cl(bcl), 2hn, 2tpt, tbn. drm, drmset, pf, bassgtr, str) or mezzo, baritone and pf

Duration: 5' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
...und die Musik, immer neu, baut im unbrauchbaren Raum... (2011)

Instrumentation: 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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Hans-Jürg Meier
la dolce ombra al suon de l'acque (2014)

Instrumentation: für Sopran, Mezzosopran und 4 Renaissancetraversflöten

Texts: Francesco Petrarca

Sonett 148 aus "Canzoniero": "Non Tessin, Po, Varo, Adige, et Tebro".

Duration: 4' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
signe d'amante (2014)

Instrumentation: für Stimme (Mezzossopran) und Renaissance-Laute

Texts: Louïze Labé

Drei Sonette von Louïze Labé sind wie als Strophen über denselben Musiktext vertont. Ein Vorspiel und zwei Zwischenspiele wirken wie ruhige, distanzierte Kommata.

Duration: 11' 00"
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Jean-Jacques Dünki
Oïmé (2001)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano (vocalise) and liuto forte

Duration: 3' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Tarots (2012)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano and harp

Texts: Niki de Saint Phalle

These nine pieces set to music texts written about the tarot cards by Niki de Saint Phalle. The texts are 'programme notes' for her sculptures in the "Jardin des Tarots".

Duration: 16' 00"
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Vladislav Jaros
Moossee (Orchesterfassung) (2018)

Instrumentation: Ein volksliedartiges Orchesterlied für Sopran, Mezzosopran, Chor und Orchester

Duration: 4' 14"
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Francisco Obieta
Odysseus & Navsicaa (2019)
A Chamber Opera with Tango Motives

Instrumentation: Tango Quintett, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Dance Couple

Texts: Francisco Obieta

Odysseus doubts about returning home, about pledges, his wanderings in confrontation with the love of a young woman

Duration: 82' 30"
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Ernst Pfiffner
Osterbuch (1994-1996)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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
Will it matter (2012)

Instrumentation: for mezzo-soprano, soprano sax, alto sax and baritone sax

Texts: Heng Siok Tian

On a poem by Heng Siok Tian from Singapur.
"Will it matter if a poetry reader
is male or female, brain or soul treasure?
What height, weight, shape, colour is the measure
of such readers: poetics considered? ...."

Duration: 4' 00"
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CHF: 12.60