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Mela Meierhans
Abscheu vor dem Paradies (1991)

Instrumentation: for soprano, alto and viola

Texts: Karoline von Günderrode, Christina Thürmer-Rohr

Duration: 20' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Messe (1976)

Instrumentation: for vocal quartet, orator, mixed choir, violin and organ

Duration: 18' 00"
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Urban Mäder
Tauber (1986)

Instrumentation: for orator, alto, tenor and ensemble (1.1.1.0/1.1.1.0/2perc/2.1.1.1)

Texts: Heinz Zimmermann

A melodrama based on a text by Heinz Zimmermann. The theme of this piece concerns outer and inner captivity.

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Pierre Thoma
Exil (1983)

Instrumentation: for recitation, alto and clarinet

Texts: Vahé Godel

Duration: 8' 00"
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CHF: 20.00
Eliane Frances George
Darkness (1988)

Instrumentation: 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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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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Ursula Gut
Klagegesang (1999)

Instrumentation: for alto, viola, bass clarinet and didgeridoo

Duration: 15' 00"
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Urban Mäder
Mit Nacht beladen (1990)

Instrumentation: for alto, clarinet and chamber orchestra (flute, horn and strings)

Texts: Max Bolliger

Based on a text by Max Bolliger from the collection of poems 'Schweigen, vermehrt um den Schnee' (Silence multiplied by the snow). On the theme of nature and death.

Duration: 25' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
AbArt (1992)

Instrumentation: for alto, baritone and instrumental ensemble (rec[=pic].fl/hpd.org/vadg[=va]/perc)

Texts: Ernst Jandl

Absurd text set to absurd music in conventional notation.

Duration: 9' 00"
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Kit Powell
Tide Pools (1990)

Instrumentation: for speaker, choir, SATB and piano

5 short pieces with amusing texts about the New Zealand foreshore.

Duration: 8' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Gorillas are sleeping at night (1997)

Instrumentation: 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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Urban Mäder
L'absence de vent (1992)

Instrumentation: 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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Maria A. Niederberger
Lieder für hohe Stimmen (1995)

Instrumentation: 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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Urban Mäder
der und die (1993)

Instrumentation: for alto and violin

Texts: Ernst Jandl

Formal severity (alto) and virtuoso intoxicated play (vn) with a conformably direct relationship to the speech form and content of a text bearing the same name by Ernst Jandl.

Duration: 11' 00"
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Bernhard Sieber
Psalm 4 (1967)

Instrumentation: for baritone and violoncello (or alto or bass gamba)

Duration: 4' 00"
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Felix Falkner
And if thou wilt, remember (2002)
Epitaph

Instrumentation: for counter-tenor or alto voice and tuba

Texts: Christina Georgina Rossetti

Duration: 12' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
andauernde Veränderung fremdartig (1993)

Instrumentation: for baritone (alto) solo

Texts: Orhan Veli Kanik

Seven songs as a type of vocal theatre.

Duration: 8' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Four songs (Burkart) (1986-1987)

Instrumentation: for deep voice (alto or baritone) and piano

Texts: Erika Burkart

The four poems of this short song cycle are the contribution of Erika Burkart to the 'Waldhandschrift' (Wood Manuscript) - a collection in which Swiss writers express their grief over the destruction of forests.

Duration: 10' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
FrauenZeit (1994)

Instrumentation: 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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Hans Eugen Frischknecht
Quadripartitum (1969)

Instrumentation: für Sopran, Alt, Klavier, Celesta und Schlagzeug

Zu Beginn verschmelzen die 3 angeschlagenen Instrumente (beim Schlagzeug: Vibraphon). Sehr kontrastreich verhalten sich dazu die drei weiteren Teile.

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Andreas Stahl
o vento voa (1999-2000)

Instrumentation: for Altus and violin

Texts: Cecilia Meireles

A soft, short duet based on a text by Cecilia Meireles. Also for female voice possible.

Duration: 5' 00"
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Thomas David Müller
Howl (2000)

Instrumentation: for viola, violoncello, clarinet, piano counter tenor (or alto) CD player and short wave radio (possibly one actor)

Texts: Allen Ginsberg

Alternating score and part notation. The solo voice is simple to intermediate. The interplay is not bound throughout by time.

Duration: 16' 00"
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Hans Eugen Frischknecht
Vokalisationen (1975)

Instrumentation: 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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Hans-Jürg Meier
die ganze übrige spanne ist nicht leben, sondern zeit (2001-2002)

Instrumentation: for voice (alto), flute (pic, afl)bassoon, trumpet, vioal, violoncello and piano,

Texts: Johann Peter Hebel, Hans-Jürg Meier

Music to the story 'Unverhoffte Wiederbegegnung' by Johann Peter Hebel. Composed partly rhythmically open.

Duration: 17' 00"
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Laurent Mettraux
"Vers le soleil couchant", oratorio, M. 528 (1995-1996)

Instrumentation: 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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Balz Trümpy
Indianisches Lied (1994)

Instrumentation: for solo voice (version 1: alto solo; version 2: Countertenor solo)

Texts: Indianisch

Based on a text by the Laguno Pueblo Indians.

Duration: 3' 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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Kit Powell
5 Schwitters Songs for Andres (2005)

Instrumentation: 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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Michel Hostettler
Deux Mélodies (1987)

Instrumentation: for alto, marimba and violoncello

Texts: Louise Labé

Baise m'encore- Je vis, je meurs.

Duration: 6' 00"
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Walter Baer
Minne ist so wunderlich (1998)
Songs

Instrumentation: for soli (SATB), mixed choir and four-handed piano

Texts: Johannes Hadlaub

Duration: 20' 00"
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Max E. Keller
Konfigurationen II (1989)

Instrumentation: for alto and instrumental ensemble (flute, clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, violoncello, percussion and piano

Texts: Franz Hohler, Hansjörg Schneider, Jürg Schmied, Sascha Anderson, Max E. Keller

Eight texts, different in kind, from poetry to excerpts from military regulations. Theme: order fetishism as a contrast to a chaotic, self-destructive world. Authors: Franz Hohler, Hansjorg Schneider, Jürg Schmied, Sascha Anderson, Max E. Keller.

Duration: 16' 00"
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Burkhard Kinzler
In nomine (2012)

Instrumentation: 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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Max E. Keller
Zuflucht (1990)

Instrumentation: for alto and piano

8th text of the 'Konfigurationen II' in a reduction for Alto and piano.

Duration: 4' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Carpe diem (1996)

Instrumentation: for solo quartet (SATB)

Texts: Omar Khayam

Morning...Perpetual changeAway, awayCarpe diem

Duration: 11' 00"
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Balz Trümpy
Missa ad te levavi (2010)

Instrumentation: for a cappella vocal ensemble (SATB)



Duration: 35' 00"
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René Wohlhauser
Charyptin-Fragmente (2010)
Ergon 42/IIa

Instrumentation: 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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Bernhard Sieber
Der Richter von Bellenz (2019)

Instrumentation: Gesangsquartett oder gemischter Chor und Klavier

Texts: Johann Jakob Reithard



Duration: 5' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Je sais, Vièrge Marie (2004)

Instrumentation: 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)

Instrumentation: 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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Ernst Pfiffner
"... ahnten sie nicht" (1992)

Instrumentation: for alto, flute, English horn, viola, violoncello, small percussion

Texts: Karl Mittlinger

Work series A: Music for concerts.

Duration: 16' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Weihnachtssuite in den vier Landessprachen (2005)

Instrumentation: for soli (SSA), female choir (SSA) and small orchestra (fl.ob/perc/str)

Duration: 11' 00"
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Ernst Pfiffner
"Da der Tod" (1991-1993)

Instrumentation: for monophonic choir, alto, orator, flute, English horn, viola, violoncello and small percussion

Texts: Karl Mittlinger und W.A. Mozart

Work series A: Music for concerts.

Duration: 25' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
O freudenreiche Nacht (2006)
A Christmas cantata

Instrumentation: 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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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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Hansruedi Willisegger
Cantico delle creature (Sonnengesang des Hl. Franz von Assisi) (1984)

Instrumentation: 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
Silence, ça pousse! (2016)

Instrumentation: Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Bass

"Silence, ça pousse!" ist der Titel einer Ratgebersendung zur Gartenpflege von TV France 5. Zum anderen geht es im übertragenen Sinne darum, inwieweit man allgemein in selbständig wachsende Prozesse eingreifen soll oder sich darauf beschränken möchte, zuzusehen oder zuzuhören. So heisst es bereits in der skandinavischen "Snorra Edda" um 1220: "Er kann auch hören, dass das Gras auf der Erde und die Wolle auf den Schafen wächst, sowie überhaupt alles, was einen Laut von sich gibt."

Duration: 12' 00"
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Hansruedi Willisegger
und maria (2003)

Instrumentation: 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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CHF: 24.60