Special Events-Special Editions - Patriotic Swiss Songs and Marches (SE 1/1977)


This edition was specially produced for the Federal Co-ordination Commission for the Presence of Switzerland Abroad. It features the 90-man "Schweizer Armeespiel", the official band of the Swiss Army, under the direction of Warrant Officer Walter Spieler.

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In addition to regular performances in Switzerland, the band has also successfully appeared at international festivals in France and West Germany and on Japanese television.

Musical content (Part I)

1. Schweizer Psalm
(Alberich Zwyssig)
2. An mein Vaterland
(Wilhelm Baumgartner)
3. Notre Suisse
(Joseph Bovet)
4. Prière patriotique
(Emile Jaques-Dalcroze)
5. Sacra Terra del Ticino
(Gian Battista Mantegazzi)
6. La Ligia Grischa
(Ignaz Heim)
7. Vaterlandshymne
(Otto Barblan)
8. Ode an Gott
(Johann Heinrich Tobler)
9. Mon beau Valais
(Ferdinand Otto Wolf)
10. Le Jura
11. Cé qu'è l'ainô

The official Band of the Swiss Army; Warrant Officer Walter Spieler, conductor

Musical content (Part II)

1. Schweizer Psalm.
(Alberich Zwyssig)
2. Berner Marsch
3. Marche du Régiment de Diesbach
4. Zürcher Sechseläuten Marsch
5. Wettstein Marsch
(Trad. / Hermann Suter)
6. Marche vaudoise
(Emile Jaques-Dalcroze)
7. General Guisan Marsch
(Stephan Jaeggi)

The official Band of the Swiss Army; Warrant Officer Walter Spieler, conductor

Production information

Musica Helvetica. Special Events-Special Editions MH-SE 1. Patriotic Swiss Songs and Marches. Produced 1977 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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