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Christmas In Switzerland – Carols in a modern manner (C 76/1976)


Carols in a modern manner.

Well-known Christmas melodies in modern arrangements played by the three Radio Light Orchestras of Switzerland.

Musical content

1. French-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Il est né, le Divin Enfant – The Divine Infant Is Born
(Trad., arr. J.-P. Dupuis)
2. French-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Entre le boeuf et l’âne – In The Manger Between The Ox And The Donkey (Variations)
(Trad., arr. Roby Seidel)
3. French-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Les pastoureaux – The Sheperds
(J. Bovet, arr. L. Hoffmann)
4. German-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: O du fröhliche – O Tannenbaum – Kommet, ihr Hirten – Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht – Ihr Kinderlein kommet (Christmas Medley)
(Arr. P. Jacques)
5. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: Tu scendi dalle stelle – You, Who Came To Us From Heaven On High
(Trad., arr. M. Robbiani)
6. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: E’ Natale – It’s Christmas Time
(Picking-Robbiani, arr. M. Robbiani)
7. Italian-Swiss Radio Light Orchestra: I tre Re – Dormi bel Bambin – The Three Kings – Sleep, O Beautiful Babe
(Trad., arr. M. Robbiani)

Production information

Musica Helvetica. Christmas In Switzerland MH-C76. Carols in a modern manner. Produced 1976 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. “Musica Helvetica” explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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