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Swiss Folk Instruments - Wind Instruments (II): The Alphorn (MH 58/1978)

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Swiss Folk Instruments. Wind Instruments (II). The Alphorn.

Programme Contents:

1. Helmihorn (Animal horn).
Traditional summons to the Landsgemeinde of Stans (Central Switzerland). Perfromed by Arnold Lussi.

2. Alphorn Solo. Traditional herdsman's air from Ormont.
Canton Vaud. Performed by Jakob Spälti.

3. Tiba Solo.
Performed by Paul Duff.

4. Büchel Solo.
Performed by Dominik Marty.

5. Büchel and Choir - Rigi Scheideck Alpine Song.
X. Schnyder von Wartensee. Angelo Lottaz, büchel. Male Choir of Thun. From "CLAVES Cla DPf 500".

6. Alphorn Scale.
Performed by Walter Chappuis.

7. Alphorn Solo.
Melody noted down in 1767 by Moritz Anton Cappeler. Performed by Walter Chappuis.

8. Improvised Alphorn Solo.
Performed by Walter Chappuis.

9. Alphorn Quartet. Freude auf der Alp - Fun on the Alp.
M. Christen. Performed by the Christen Family. From "HELVETIA H 123".

10. Alphorn Air. Incorporated by Johannes Brahms into the 4th movement of his "Symphony no. 1 in C minor".
Performed by Walter Chappuis.

11. Alphorn and Orchestra. Leopold Mozart: 3rd movement. From "Sinfonia pastorella" (excerpt).
Jozef Brejza, alphorn. Camerata Bern. From "CLAVES Cla DPf 500".

12. Alphorn and Organ. Etienne Isoz: Recitative and Prayer for Alphorn and Organ (excerpt).
Jozsef Molnar, alphorn. Bruno Vergés, organ. From "CLAVES Cla DPf 500".

13. Alphorn and Orchestra. Jean Daetwyler: Dance of the Goatherds. From "Concerto for Alphorn" (excerpt).
Joszef Molnar, alphorn. The City of Lucerne Orchestra. Jean Daetwyler, conductor. From "EVASION EB 100 808".

14. Alphorn pop hit. Swiss Lady.
P. Reber. Pepe Lienhard Band.

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