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Swiss Folk Music – Wintertime in Switzerland (MH 15/1973)


In Switzerland, each season of the year has its own picturesque traditions and customs.

Although many of these old beautiful practises are slowly fading into the past. Others have still survived and are still part of the daily life of Swiss people.

Musical content

1. Schoolchildren from Langnau am Albis: Es schneielet (traditional children’s song)
2. The Lüönd Country Band, Brunnen: Ski-Jodel
(H. Roelli)
Kaspar Gander, yodel
3. Maibaum Ensemble, Zurich: Es stoht ein Lind im Himmelrych
(Trad., arr. A. Stern)
4. Corale di Minusio: Noi siamo i tre re
5. Sebastiani Singers at Rheinfelden: Sebastiani Singen
6. School Choir of Scuol in the Engadine Valley: L’ Hom Strom es ün bel hom
7. Chapella Alpina, Chur: Schlitteda a San Murezzan
(N. Barblan)
8. Silvesterkläuse at Urnäsch, Canton Appenzell
9. Alder Band, Appenzell: Min Vatter isch en Appezöller

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 15. Swiss Folk Music. Wintertime in Switzerland. Produced 1973 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 1972 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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