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Music from Christmas past – Christmas In Switzerland

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Music for the festive season dating from ancient times to the present day.

These performances range from the oldest playable organ in the world and rare Stradivarius instruments to the synthesizer. The radio programme was originally broadcast in 1972 by Swiss Radio International.


Musical content:

1. Noël Ancien
(Trad.)
Reverend Schnyder, Organ of Valère Cathedral, Sion

2. Die Heiligen Drei Könige
(Trad., arr. H.P. Treichler)
Hans Peter Treichler, vocal and guitar

3. Ich lag in einer Nacht
(Trad., arr. H.P. Treichler)
Hans Peter Treichler

4. A. Corelli: Pastorale (excerpt). From “Christmas Concerto”
Stradivarius Ensemble

5. Paul Burkhard speaks on Christmas

6. Das isch de Schtärn vo Bethlehem
(Paul Burkhard)
Children of Zell

7. Ihr hän’s guet
(Felix Gruntz, arr. G. Gruntz)
George Gruntz, piano and harpsicord

8. Ihr Kinderlein kommet
(Trad., arr. B. Spoerri)
Bruno Spoerri, synthesizer

9. A la venue de Noël
(Trad.)
Walter Meierhans at the Libingen Carillon


Production information:

Musica Helvetica MH 17. Christmas In Switzerland. Christmas Music Throughout the Ages. Produced 1972 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen and Nicolas Lombard.

Christmas Music Throughout the Ages – Christmas In Switzerland

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