Folk Music - Autumn in Switzerland (MH 25/1974)


Typical melodies announcing the autumn period.

This content was published on March 20, 2008 - 13:12

Autumn and its customs surrounding the harvest of food and wine in Switzerland, along with a number of events such as Berne's "Onion Market", form the subject of this entertaining musical programme.

Musical content

1. Jodlerklub Oberhofen: Chästeilet im Justistal - Cheese distribution in the Justis Valley (Yodel Song)
(A. Schaer-Ris / O. and H. Schmalz)
Adolf Stähli, conductor
2. Country Band Viktor Gaggioli, Thun: Hüt geit's luschtig - We'll Have Fun Today, Schottisch
(V. Gaggioli)
3. Echo vom Simplon Orchestra: Alte Tanzweise No. 1 - Old-time Dance from the Upper Rhone Valley
(A. Imhof)
4. Choirs and Orchestra (from Chailly and Lausanne): La Chanson des vendanges - Song of the Wine Harvest
(G. Doret)
Choirs of Chailly, s/Clarens; Lausanne Chamber Orchestra; Robert Mermoud, conductor
5. Trio Brioso: Polca ticinese
6. Boy's Choir of Sursee: St. Martinslied - St. Martin's Song
(J. Jaeggi / S. von Dach)
7. Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell (excerpt from the Ouverture)
Phonoliszt Violina Music Automat, Sursee
8. The Hunting Horns Le Daguet, Geneva: La Bratschi
(A. Bratschi)
9. Brass Band of the City Police, Berne: Am Zibelimärit - Bernese Onion Market, Polka
(W. Scherler)

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 25. Folk Music. Autumn in Switzerland. Produced 1974 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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