Unusual folk rhythms and sounds - Swiss Folk Varia

Some of the most unusual folk rhythms and sounds from Switzerland can be heard in this recording.

This content was published on December 8, 2011 - 17:30

They are produced on instruments both simple and sophisticated: from sticks, spoons, cowbells, and jew's harp to traditional string instruments, the mighty Alphorn and including the splendour of the human voice.

Musical content:

1. Ebnat-Kappel Folk Group: Vater's Polka - Father's Polka
Primitive instruments such as the Toggenburg Halszither, comb and tissue paper, washboard, triangle, drinking glasses, pan covers, broomstick, bottle and spoon, tin kettle and egg whisk and mouth organ

2. Rigi Hundsbuech Musig: Jew's harp (the instrument's range)

3. Rigi Hundsbuech Musig: Broomstick

4. Rigi Hundsbuech Musig: Foot stamping and mouth organ

5. Rigi Hundsbuech Musig: Ivy leaf

6. Rigi Hundsbuech Musig: Unde dure, obe dure - Above and below, Ländler

7. Willy Schmid Family Band: Löffler Schottisch - Spoons with band
(R. Schmid)

8. Anton Bruhin: Jew's harp (Improvisation)
Anton Bruhin, jew's harp

9. Wildkirchli Yodel Choir, Appenzell: Schölleschötte (Natural yodel with cowbells)

10. Schötze Choir, Stein: Talerschwinge - Natural yodel with rotating coins

11. Fässler Alphorn Trio with Appenzell string bands: Senneschtimmig - Cowherd's Joy Alphorn Trio with Appenzell string bands
(U. Alder)

Production information:

Musica Helvetica MH 41. Swiss Folk Varia. Unusual folk rhythm and sounds. Produced for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Unusual folk rhythm and sounds - Swiss Folk Varia

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