Balz Trümpy

04.08.1946

Balz Trümpy was born in Basel and spent his childhood in Glarus. His musical education took place at Basel Conservatory with piano under Rolf Maeser and Paul Baumgartner, music theory under Jacques Wildberger and Robert Suter and composition under Gerald Bennett. He also studied composition with Luciano Berio in Rome, during which time he became Berio’s assistant. He has visited IRCAM (Institute of Research and Coordination in Acoustics) in Paris several times. He won the Basel Lions Club Arts Prize in 1977. He has taught composition and music theory at Basel Conservatory since 1979 and from 1982 to 1987 he was the deputy director of the conservatory. He lives in Nuglar near Basel.

Balz Trümpy
Dublerstr. 10
CH-4412 Nuglar
Fon: +41 (0)61 911 80 38
Fax: +41 (0)61 911 80 38
E-mail: balztruempy@bluewin.ch


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Scores


Stück für Streichorchester (piece for string orchestra) (1969)
12'
Order No: 5221, sFr. 42.00
Colourful sound surfaces alternate with melodic and rhythmically stamped passages.

Erleuchtetes Dunkel (1970, rev. 2006)
8'
for mezzo-soprano, alto flute and clarinet
Order No: 5222, sFr. 16.00
Based on poems by Wolfgang Borchert and Max Bolliger.

Variationen (1972, rev. 2001)
9'
for alto saxophone
Order No: 5223, sFr. 18.00

Luzifer (1973, rev. 1975)
18'
for string quartet and double bass
Order No: 5224, sFr. 34.00
The musical development of the string quartet is in conflict with the 'hecklings' of the double bass.

Gesten, Figuren (1974/75)
8'
for piano solo
Order No: 5201, sFr. 16.00
Two contrasting piano expressions are set against each other: The brilliant, technically orientated figure and the emotional writing finally transeunt the instrument's scope.

Libera (1975)
20'
for eight voices, electronic organ and synthesizer
Order No: 5202, sFr. 70.00
A snippet of text from the Catholic Requiem Mass is phonetically ‘dissolved’, reassembled as loud formations and returned to its original unit.

Facetten (1976)
12'
for violin solo
Order No: 5203, sFr. 18.00
This piece lays several musical levels along a single line. It is like an individual conversing simultaneously with various partners.

Code (1976)
10'
for four horns
Order No: 5204, sFr. 23.00
This piece deals with the deciphering of rules, making possible a joint language for the four instruments.

Relief (1976)
14'
for chamber orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.2.0/pf.cel.hp/str)
Order No: 5205, sFr. 70.00
An expanded version of ‘Gesten, Figuren’. Constructed from the "translation" of specific, pianist-like formulated musical ideas into an orchestral language.

Phasia (1976)
10'
for voices
Order No: 5225, sFr. 31.00
Based on a poem by Bertold Brecht.

Anima (2. Fassung) (version 2) (1977/78)
17'
for high voice, clarinet, horn, string quartet and piano
Order No: 5219, sFr. 68.00
Texts: Anonymus, Heinrich von Morungen, Walter von der Vogelweide This three-part work is based on texts from a minnelied. The vocal line, which uses various sound modulations, is harmonically, melodically and rhythmically interwoven with the accompaniment.

Anima (3. Fassung) (version 3) (1977 (rev. 1983))
17'
for high voice (soprano or tenor) and orchestra (3(3pic).2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbn/4.3.3.1/1perc/cel/hp/str)
Order No: 5206, sFr. 78.00
Texts: Anonymus, Heinrich von Morungen, Walter von der Vogelweide This three-part work is based on texts from a minnelied. The vocal line, which uses various sound modulations, is harmonically, melodically and rhythmically interwoven with the accompaniment.
Listen: Youtube

Fliessend (1979)
10'
Piano trio
Order No: 5207, sFr. 29.00
(Parts available from the SME: Fr. 14.-)
The title is on the one hand an indication of how to play, and on the other a reference to the compositional approach with regard to the flow of time.

Zwei Lieder (two songs) (Rückert) (1984/85)
4'
for high voice and piano
Order No: 5226, sFr. 16.00
After poems by Friedrich Rückert.

Polyptychon (1984/85)
50'
for vocal ensemble
Order No: 5216, sFr. 156.00
Three cycles, which can be performed each separately or in parts. Based on texts from the Mass, from the hymns of Orpheus, from the Oktoëchos, by Laotse, Castaneda, Meister Eckhart, and by the Sioux Indians. 14 Canons (sFr. 68.00) - 7 Motets (sFr. 42.00) - 7 Hymns (sFr. 44.00). Sponsored by the SME Lucerne.
Listen: Youtube

Dionysos-Hymnen (2. Fassung) (version 2) (1986/88)
17'
for baritone, violoncello and percussion
Order No: 5228, sFr. 52.00
Based on ancient Greek texts from the hymns of Orpheus.
Listen: Youtube

Dionysos-Hymnen (3. Fassung) (1985-2013)
17'
für Bariton und Orchester (4,4,4,4 - 4,4,3,1 - Schlgz(4), Pk - Str)
Order No: 5292, sFr. 70.00
Nach Texten aus den Hymnen des Orpheus. Die dritte Version meiner DIONYSOS-HYMNEN beruht auf der Urfassung für Bariton und acht Violoncelli auf dem Jahre 1985. Ausgangspunkt meines Werkes bilden die "Hymnen des Orpheus", eine Sammlung von 88 Gedichten aus dem griechischen Altertum. Diese kurzen Lieder, von denen jedes einem Gott gewidmet ist, bildeten die liturgischen Texte in der Art eines "Gesangbuches" für die religiöse Bewegung der Orphiker, eines Mysterienvereins, in dessen Zentrum der Gott Dionysos stand. Für die DIONYSOS-HYMNEN verwende ich drei der acht zentralen Hymnen, die Dionysos gewidmet sind. Sie beschreiben in vielfältigen, einander zum Teil widersprechenden Attributen die Hauptzüge dieser chthonischen Gottheit. Nach der Überlieferung der Griechen leben in den Menschen Teile des von den Titanen zerstückelten und aufgefressenen Dionysos weiter und manifestieren sich in ihren dunklen, irdischen und triebhaften Seiten. Andererseits bietet Dionysos in der heiligen Ekstase seiner Tänze auch das Heilmittel zur Überwindung der Erdenschwere. Das Geheimnis der Kraft des Gottes ist sehr schön im 53. Hymnus gezeigt, wo der schlafende Dionysos als Potential von Kräften geschildert wird, die jederzeit ausbrechen und die Menschen mit Zerstörung oder Befreiung überfallen können. Meine Musik verwendet die Texte im griechischen Original. Sie ist nicht eine direkte Übertragung der Worte in Klänge, sondern vielmehr ein Ausdruck der Bilder und Assoziationen, welche die Texte und das zu ihnen gehörende Umfeld in mir auslösten.

Pas de deux (1986, rev. 2001)
12'
for flute (afl) and clarinet (bcl)
Order No: 5229, sFr. 34.00

Drei kleine Stücke für Klavier (three small pieces for piano) (1986)
7'
Order No: 5230, sFr. 18.00
1. Wie eine Improvisation 2. Trio 3. Perpetuum mobile (published by: HBS Nepomuk, Aarau)

Vier Lieder (four songs) (Burkart) (1986/87)
10'
for deep voice (alto or baritone) and piano
Order No: 5209, sFr. 29.00
The four poems of this short song cycle are the contribution of Erika Burkart to the ‘Waldhandschrift’ (Wood Manuscript) - a collection in which Swiss writers express their grief over the destruction of forests.

Vier Gesänge (four songs) (1986/87)
15'
for deep voice and piano
Order No: 5231, sFr. 42.00
Based on poems by Jürg Signer, Ute Höllrigel, Eveline Hasler and Erwin Jaeckle.

Nacht (1988)
18'
Cycle
for mixed choir, flute, two clarinets and horn
Order No: 5211, sFr. 55.00
Night has probably never been praised higher and in so many facets by anyone other than Joseph von Eichendorff. For myself, his poems are equivalent to the music of Schubert and Schumann. A possible discovery of reality on the edge of the concrete, proceeding to point out another reality.

Emphatischer Gesang (1989, rev. 2000)
12'
for violoncello solo
Order No: 5232, sFr. 18.00
Four expressive areas - combined organically or alternating abruptly - are set against each other.
Listen: Youtube

Drei Klavierstücke (three piano pieces) (1989)
14'
Order No: 5208, sFr. 26.00
The secondary titles of these three pieces are: ‘Eingang und Kanon’ (Entrance and Canon), ‘Lied’ (Song), ‘Kanon und Ausgang’ (Canon and Exit). Both of the outer movements symmetrically encapsulate a central movement, the whole of which utilises the full dynamic range of the piano and is developed from a paraphrase taken from a short passage from the second movement of Schubert's G Major sonata.

Petrarca-Gesänge (1989)
22'
for coloratura soprano and organ
Order No: 5212, sFr. 68.00
Texts: Francesco Petrarca Each of the four movements illuminates one of several aspects of love from the poet to Laura: The glorification, the steady sorrow in loss, the deceptive vision, and the final idolisation.

Vier Lieder (four songs) (Eichendorff) (1990)
10'
for high voice (soprano or tenor) and piano
Order No: 5214, sFr. 26.00
The four poems by Eichendorff are arranged so as to outline a day cycle.

Zwei Lieder (two songs) (Heine) (1990)
4'
for medium voice and piano
Order No: 5233, sFr. 18.00
Based on poems by Heinrich Heine.

Modale Studien (1992)
10'
for violin solo
Order No: 5234, sFr. 21.00
Four characteristic pieces based on modal melody.

Indianisches Lied (1994)
3'
for solo voice (version 1: alto solo; version 2: countertenor solo)
Order No: 5235, sFr. 13.00
Based on a text by the Laguno Pueblo Indians.

Tahesha (1995)
12'
for flute or recorder (sopranino and alto recorder), violoncello and strings (4.4.2.2.1)
Order No: 5237, sFr. 70.00
A preliminary instrumental study for the second movement of 'Helios'.

Bläserquintett (wind quintet) (1995)
20'
for fl(afl).ob(ca).cl(bcl).bn/hn
Order No: 5217, sFr. 60.00
The wind quintet is composed of three movements: 1. Leggero, 2. Tranquillo, 3. Pesante

Sunt etenim pinnae volucres mihi (1996)
15'
Motet
for eight voices a-cappella
Order No: 5238, sFr. 73.00
After texts by Boethius, Carlos Castaneda und Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Passacaglia und Walzer (1997)
7'
for tuba, string quartet and piano
Order No: 5242, sFr. 23.00
A series of variations over a bass result in a cathartic waltz.

Konzert (concert) (1997/98)
27'
for violin and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/hp/10.8.6.8.4)
Order No: 5240, sFr. 91.00
Listen: Youtube

Zwei Stücke für Orchester (two pieces for orchestra) (1998)
25'
(3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/cel.hp/timp.3perc/12.10.8.10.6)
Order No: 5241, sFr. 88.00
1. Aufschwung 2. Abgesang
Listen: Youtube

4 Interludien (2000)
11'
for four-handed piano
Order No: 5244, sFr. 44.00
(Score available from the SME/EMS: sFr. 38.-; € 38.-)
Four character pieces which, in numerous ways, transcribe the interplay of four hands into a musical meshwork.

Streichquartett (string quartet) (2000/01)
40'
Order No: 5248, sFr. 122.00
(Parts: Fr. 70.-; € 46.-)
Six movements convoluted into a series consisting of ten parts to be played attacca.

Turn around (2001)
1'40
for violin solo
Order No: 5245, sFr. 13.00
For the 75th birthday of Hansheinz Schneeberger.

Intertwined Paths (2001/02)
16'
Six pieces
for violin solo
Order No: 5246, sFr. 23.00
1. Interweave 2. Turn around 3. Up and down 4. Spread out 5. Descending 6. Taking turns These six pieces form an associated cycle, each of them represents the idea of a motion sequence in an imaginary sound room. It is about the tensile progression of movement and its form of expression - reaching from forging ahead to tentative exploration, from calmly flowing to clouded volatility. The sound room itself connects the six pieces in a labyrinthine way. ‘Intertwined Paths’ has been written on the request of Hansheinz Schneeberger and is dedicated to him.
Listen: Youtube

EIS EROTA (2. Version) (2002-14)
12'
für Sopran, Bariton und Orchester (4,4,4,4 - 4,4,3,1 - Schlgz(4), Pk - Str)
Order No: 5293, sFr. 60.00
Die griechische Lyrik, zu deren grossen Vertretern Sappho und Alkaios von der Insel Lesbos gehören, steht in engem Zusammenhang mit der Orpheus-Sage. Nachdem der göttliche Sänger durch eigenes Verschulden Eurydike endgültig an die Unterwelt verloren hatte, verschmähte er in seiner unendlichen Trauer die Liebe anderer Frauen. In rasender Wut darüber rissen ihn Bacchantinnen in Stücke und warfen sein Haupt ins Meer. Von der Strömung wurde es zur Insel Lesbos getrieben, wo sein Mund in der Lyrik wieder zu sprechen begann. In dieser Lyrik verschmelzen mythologische Vorstellungen mit dem persönlichen Erleben und Erleiden des Erotischen. Eros ist der "unheimlichste Gott" (Alkaios), dessen Wirkung die Kluft zwischen höchster Erfüllung und dem Verfallensein an den Tod aufreisst. Die Urgewalt, mit der er den Menschen erfasst, erweckt in ihm die orphische Sehnsucht nach Unsterblichkeit und nach Überwindung der Unterwelt; gleichzeitig bringt sie ihm um so schmerzlicher das Vergebliche seiner Wünsche zum Bewusstsein. Während Alkaios im wilden Trunk und im Liebesgenuss das Vergessen sucht, lauschen wir bei Sappho den dunkleren Tönen der Liebessehnsucht, in denen der Schmerz über die Vergänglichkeit mitschwingt. EIS EROTA verbindet Fragmente der beiden Dichter zu einem Zwiegespräch über Liebe und Tod.

EIS EROTA (2002)
12'
for soprano, baritone, horn, two trumpets, trombone, percussion and strings
Order No: 5247, sFr. 62.00
Sappho and Alkaios from the isle of Lesbos are amongst the most prestigious representatives of Greek lyrics strongly connected with the Orpheus saga. After the heavenly singer has lost his beloved Eurydice to the underworld and, spurned by his endless mourning, he seeks the love of other women. Bacchante tear him to pieces in an angry rage and cast his head into the sea. The tide washes it onto the shores of Lesbos - here his mouth is once again brought to speech by the lyric of the island. Mythological notions merge with personal experience and sufferance in connection with the erotic. Eros is the ‘weirdest God’ (Alkaois) whose effect is to rip open the abyss between the highest fulfilment and the degeneration towards death. The elemental force with which he encompasses man awakes in him an orpheic longing for immortality and the desire to overcome the underworld; simultaneously bringing even more painfully the forlornness of his wish to consciousness. While Alkaios attempts to forget in wild drunkenness and sexual indulgence, we eavesdrop on Sappho, and the dark tones of a wish for love in which pain resonates with the transient. EIS EROTA combines fragments from both poets to produce a dialogue on the subject of love and death.

Im Labyrinth (2002)
30'
21 pieces
for piano
Order No: 5243, sFr. 47.00
'Im Labyrinth' is a loose collection of 21 pieces for piano and are comparable to the 'Album für die Jugend' by Schumann. Various play and notation techniques of varying difficulty are used throughout.
Listen: Youtube

Introduktion und Aria (2002/03)
12'
for clarinet solo
Order No: 5249, sFr. 16.00
This virtuosic solo piece unites the complete palette of the clarinet's classical expressionistic possibilities.
Listen: Youtube

A Valediction (2003)
24'
Six songs for bass and piano
Order No: 5250, sFr. 49.00
After poems by John Donne. The intricacy of the piano part highlights the complexity of the metaphysical poetry of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Carmen Sibyllae (2003)
12'
for baritone and percussion
Order No: 5252, sFr. 31.00
After texts from the Sibylina Oracle. The simultaneously forboding yet salvational Sibylline Oracle in alternation between noise and exstatic song.
Listen: Youtube

A Valediction (2003/04)
24'
six songs for bass and orchestra (2(pic).2.2.(bcl).2(cbn)/2.2.0.0/timp.perc/str)
Order No: 5251, sFr. 99.00
After poems by John Donne. Orchestral version of the six songs for bass and piano. The orchestra highlights the complexity of the metaphysical poetry of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

A Dialogue (2003/04)
18'
Three songs
for two sopranos and piano
Order No: 5253, sFr. 52.00
After texts by Andrew Marvell. The voices are as a singular unit or in a dialogue with the complicated piano accompaniment.

Invocatio Domini (2004)
14'
for mezzo-soprano and organ
Order No: 5254, sFr. 52.00
After Psalms 116. Glorification of the soul and relive its torments.

La Notte Bella (2004)
7'
Six lieder
for baritone and piano
Order No: 5255, sFr. 21.00
After poems by Giuseppe Ungaretti. The headline-like length of the texts is reflected in the formal compendiousness of the lieder.

Duetti Concertanti (2004/05)
22'
for violin and violoncello
Order No: 5256, sFr. 44.00
The reference to old forms and techniques stands in dialectical tension to the expressive complexity of the four pieces.

Wendungen (2005)
15'
Seven duos
for two violas
Order No: 5257, sFr. 31.00
Gespräch (1') Uneins (1'40) Vexierspiegel (0'50) Wechselgesang (2') Schatten (1'20) Fantasie (5'30) Kreisel (2')
Listen: Youtube

Ballade (2005)
17'
for guitar
Order No: 5260, sFr. 23.00
Listen: Youtube

Drei Haikus (2006)
2'
For the sixtieth birthday of Robert Kahnt
for voice and piano
Order No: 5258, sFr. 16.00
Texte: Martine Lovis (French).

Vier Stücke (four pieces) (2006)
8'30
for horn
Order No: 5261, sFr. 18.00

Proteus (2006/07)
14'
for symphonic orchestra (2(pic).2.2(bcl).2/2.2.0.0/timp/12.10.8.6.4)
Order No: 5259, sFr. 75.00
Listen: Youtube

Oratio Sibyllae (2007)
10'
for soprano and flute
Order No: 5267, sFr. 21.00
Das sechste Buch der "Aeneis" von Vergil beschreibt den Abstieg des Aeneas zur Unterwelt und seinen Wiederaufstieg aus dem Reiche Plutos. Auf der gefährlichen Reise begleitet ihn die Seherin Sibylle. Einige ihrer Ermahnungen und Verkündigungen bilden die Textvorlage zum Stück Oratio Sibyllae für Sopran und Flöte. Die Flöte, welche schon den Gluckschen Orpheus zur Unterwelt geleitete und auch in der Zauberflöte die Rolle der Beschützerin vor den Gefahren der "anderen Welt" spielt, schwebt sozusagen über und neben der Singstimme und verschmilz mit ihr zur Einheit.

Canti elegiaci (2007)
22'
for soprano, flute and piano
Order No: 5287, sFr. 57.00
Two poems by the Italian romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi flank a lament on the effects of aging carved in stone by Michelangelo. In spite of all despair over the vanishing powers and the insight not to have ended one's life successfully on its climax Michelangelo's work still emanates an unbroken will for life fighting against one's faith. Leopardi's deep melancholy however appears in a tender and ambiguous light giving space to a slight glimmer of hope. The different works were set into music accordingly: the music for Michelangelo's poem is rhythmically firm while Leopardi's is rhythmically and metrically free and floating.

Lieder der Ferne (2007)
16'
Vier Gesänge
für Tenor, Bratsche und Klavier
Order No: 5289, sFr. 52.00
Eduard Mörikes Poesie fasziniert mich durch ihre Doppelbödigkeit und ihre schillernde Stimmungslage, die sich zwischen romantischer Verklärung, verinnerlichter Gemütlichkeit und dämonischer Abgründigkeit bewegt. Sie kommt der klanglichen Erweiterung des Klavierliedes durch die Bratsche dadurch entgegen, dass dieses wunderbare Instrument eine "Vertiefung" des Geigenregisters im Sinne der Hinwendung zum Schattigen, Erdigen und Sinnlich-Körperhaften darstellt.

Die Elemente (2008)
17'
for vocal ensemble (2.2.2.2) and instruments (1.1.2.0/2.0.2.0/2perc/2.2.2.2.0)
Order No: 5268, sFr. 75.00
The music of my piece 'Die Elemente' refers in a simple and immediately understandable way to the text in the poem of the same name by Eduard Mörike. This poem impressed me with its combination of raging elemental force and naive tenderness. Despite the biblical citation that Mörike adds as a motto, I find the essence of his poem more archaic-antique, like a Greek or Germanic myth.

Oracula Sibyllae (2008)
24'
for soprano, baritone, flute and percussion
Order No: 5291, sFr. 47.00
Nach Texten aus den "Oracula Sibyllina" und aus Vergils "Aeneis" (Bearbeitung von CARMEN SIBYLLAE und ORATIO SIBYLLAE). "Oracula Sibyllae" ist die Verbindung von zwei Werken, die sich mit den Sibyllen beschäftigen: Carmen Sibyllae für Bariton und Schlagzeug sowie Oratio Sibyllae für Sopran und Flöte. Die antiken Bücher "Oracula Sibyllina" enthalten die Weissagungen der von göttlichen Kräften überwältigten Seherin Sibylle, die meist unerwünschte und unheilvolle Prophezeiungen hervorstösst.

Arcadia (2007/09)
25'
for piano solo
Order No: 5269, sFr. 47.00
Der Titel meines Klavierstücks spiegelt die Vorstellung einer Landschaft, die in freiem Herumschweifen musikalisch erkundet wird und dabei einer von Moment zu Moment erzeugten Spur folgt. Formal entsteht ein am ehesten Schumanns C-Dur-Fantasie vergleichbares Labyrinth. Freilich ist der Bezug zur antiken Landschaft nicht im Sinne der vergilischen Schäferidylle zu verstehen: Mein Arkadien ist eine wild zerklüftete, durch Stürme geformte Felsenlandschaft, in der Pan den Nymphen nachjagt und dionysische Kräfte die schwül-schwangere Luft erfüllen.

Flötenbuch (2008-2009)
24'
11 Stücke
for flute ensemble (12 fl, 6 afl, 2 bfl)
Order No: 5270, sFr. 75.00
Mein Flötenbuch besteht aus elf Charakterstücken für Flötenensemble. Die Besetzung reicht von vier bis 20 Flöten, wobei neben Querflöten in C fallweise auch bis zu sechs Alt- und zwei Bassflöten verwendet werden. Die Stimmen können teilweise auch chorisch besetzt werden. Die Stücke können in beliebiger Auswahl und Reihenfolge gespielt werden.

Daimon (2009)
16'
Socrates' speech in Plato's "Symposium"
for 14 baritones and 14 strings
Order No: 5262, sFr. 78.00

Vier Duette (2009)
16'
for marimbaphone and guitar
Order No: 5263, sFr. 35.00
Each of the four duets originates in a basic constellation of musical dialogue, which develops in the interplay between the two instruments. The marimba-guitar combination offers a myriad of colour and expressive shades, which are not possible with each instrument alone. Vier Duette is dedicated to the duo Christina Schorn and Ivan Mancinelli.

Verstreute Blätter (2009)
14'
Eight pieces from the piano cycle 'Im Labyrinth' scored for orchestra
for symphony orchestra (pic.2.2.3.2/4.0.0.0/hp.perc/str)
Order No: 5271, sFr. 52.00
These eight short pieces are orchestrations from the piano cycle 'Im Labyrinth'. This collection, similar in form to Schumann's Album for the Young, contains 21 piano pieces of varying degrees of dificulty. The titles can be understood as romantic miniatures even though they are written in a contemporary musical language.

Trio (2009)
15'
for violin, violoncello and piano
Order No: 5272, sFr. 60.00
In meinem 2. Klaviertrio behandle ich das Ensemble im klassischen Sinne. Das einsätzige Stück verbindet mehrere stimmungsmässig unterschiedliche Teile miteinander.

Sechs archaische Melodien (2009)
12'
for recorder solo
Order No: 5273, sFr. 31.00
Die Blockflöte repräsentiert für mich eine grundlegende Schicht der Musik, da sie einerseits mit meiner frühesten musikalischen Betätigung verbunden ist und andrerseits in ihrer raffinierten klanglichen Einfachheit das Melodieinstrument schlechthin ist. Dementsprechend habe ich in meinen "Sechs archaischen Melodien" prototypische Melodiebildungen im Sinne innerer Energieabläufe realisiert, wie sie mir als Grundlage meiner harmonischen Modalität vorschweben. Die Stücke können je nach Wahl auf verschiedenen Instrumenten gespielt werden, und zwar so, dass eine Gesamtaufführung mit der Sopranblockflöte allein oder mit verschiedenen Instrumenten (Sopranino, Sopran, Alt, Tenor) möglich ist.

An Florestan und Eusebius (2010)
19'
Duos and trios
for saxophone (soprano, baritone), trombone and piano
Order No: 5264, sFr. 57.00
In December 2010, I held a lecture on polyphony in the music of Schumann. This event led me to perform the complete piano works by this composer, who has remained dear to me since childhood. My composing has been influenced on a subliminal level by Schuhmann's sound meshes and quirky-fantastical lines. I became accutely aware of this fact while working on my piece for the trio Weiss-Svoboda-Henneberger. Since the content of the three main pieces ("Rezitativ und Arioso" for trombone and piano, "Lied" for saxophone and piano as well as "Mit Leidenschaft" for the trio) turned out to be rather Schumannian, I decided to dedicate it to the two main characters of the circle of the Davidsbündler (League of David).

Konzert in zwei Sätzen (2010)
33'
for piano and orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/4perc.timp/hp.cel.mandoline/14.12.10.12.6)
Order No: 5274, sFr. 114.00
My concert for piano and orchestra essentially follows the traditional idea of a solo concert.

Missa ad te levavi (2010)
35'
for a cappella vocal ensemble (SATB)
Order No: 5290, sFr. 78.00
The "ad te levavi" mass is the compositional result of a research project, in which I investigated the implementation of the adiastematic neumes. It combines the Gregorian proper for the first Sunday of advent with those parts of the ordinary that I used in my vocal cycle "Polyptychon". The Gregorian template is used in the original form and in various compositional adaptations in such a way that the two styles merge.

Nachtgedanken (2011)
27'
for medium voice and piano
Order No: 5265, sFr. 44.00
Texts: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A song cycle in the classical sense.

The Bonds of Heaven are Dissolved (2011)
18'
for soprano, tenor, 2 baritones, speaker and instrumental ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/2.2.1.1)
Order No: 5266, sFr. 83.00
After a scene from Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida". The psychological complexity of the scene is realised musically in polyphonic layers.

So fülle denn den Wanderschlauch (2011)
4'
2 Gesänge
for male choir
Order No: 5275, sFr. 26.00
Die Gesänge drehen sich inhaltlich um das Thema des Wanderns, zu dem Busch ironische Gedichte geschrieben hat.

Aeolian Song (2011)
8'
for flute solo
Order No: 5276, sFr. 16.00
"Aelion Song" ist ein virtuoses Solostück für Flöte, welches in der Anlage der "Ballade" für Gitarre solo und "Introduktion und Aria" für Klarinette solo folgt.

Ein Märchen (2012)
4'
for male a cappella choir
Order No: 5277, sFr. 23.00
Ein halb ernst, halb ironisch gemeinter Text von Sabine Gisin zur Situation eines Männerchors auf Tounée.

Tarots (2012)
16'
for mezzo-soprano and harp
Order No: 5278, sFr. 36.00
These nine pieces set to music texts written about the tarot cards by Niki de Saint Phalle. The texts are 'programme notes' for her sculptures in the "Jardin des Tarots".

Streichquartett II (2012)
25'
Order No: 5279, sFr. 78.00
These three movements have titles that refer to literary forms or genres: Novelle - Elegie - Ballade. Novelle, fittingly, is a 'prose form', while Elegie displays a metrical form. Ballade refers not to the romantic narrative poem, but to the medieval dancing song.

Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder (2012)
6'
for mixed choir, violin and 4 tom toms
Order No: 5280, sFr. 29.00
After a choral melody by Johannes Crüger and a Teton Sioux melody. A Baroque longing for death vis-a-vis the Teton Sioux's unconditional will to live.

Antico Inverno (2012-13)
10'
for soprano and clarinet
Order No: 5281, sFr. 26.00
Salvatore Quasimodo's multilayered poetry is transposed into four musical images.

Der Geist des Tals (2013)
17'
for soprano, trombone, cello, percussion and piano
Order No: 5288, sFr. 75.00
The Ensemble Eunoia's suggestion that I write a piece dealing with the letter 'U' set off in me a chain of associations relating to this vowel. The starting point was the tonal character of the phoneme U: For me its dark, earthy, warm timbre equated to the symbolic image of the Mother ("uterus", "ursprung" (=origin)...). My text selection combines the following excerpts taken from literature and lore that evoke different aspects of the Mother symbol: In the 3rd hymn of the legendary poet and Dionysus priest Orpheus, night is celebrated as the Mother of gods and men. In the second part of Goethe's "Faust", Mephistopheles describes the nocturnal and sinister descent into the obscure realm of the Mothers ("No way! Into the untrodden ..."), where Faust wants to lead Helena back to life. A mother grieving for her son and creation forms the basis of the liturgical "Stabat Mater". And finally, the text of "Tao te Ching" to the "valley spirit" elevates the image of the Mother as the origin of heaven and earth to the spiritual.

Aufschwung (2013)
9'
for violoncello solo
Order No: 5282, sFr. 16.00
A further virtuosic solo piece with the parts 'Introduction', 'Aria', 'Ballad' and 'Aeolian Song'.

Verstreute Blumen (2013)
11'
Four Pieces
for flute and piano
Order No: 5283, sFr. 29.00
Eisblumen - Zephir - Winterblume - Windgesang are based indirectly on Schubert's well-known variations over 'Trockene Blumen' (dried flowers). Two fragments of this song are quoted.

Sicut Cervus Desiderat (2013)
9'
for three female voices a cappella
Order No: 5284, sFr. 34.00
Uses the tractus 'Sicut cervus desiderat' from the Graduale Triplex. This piece, as with 'Missa', is the compositional adaptation of a Gregorian chant.

Cinque pezzi per marimbafono (2013)
10'
Order No: 5285, sFr. 21.00
Virtuosic character pieces.

Weit weg (2014)
15'
for solo voice
Order No: 5286, sFr. 26.00
After texts by Lisa Elsässer and after questions from newspapers (selected by Claudia Vonmoos). A monologue that also includes theatrical aspects.

Zwei Präludien (2014)
9'
for piano solo
Order No: 5294, sFr. 21.00


Discs


Balz Trümpy
Balz Trümpy:
A Valedicion für Bariton und Orchester (2004)
(Robert Koller; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne; Jost Meier)
Missa Ad te levavi (2010)
(Studierende Hochschule für Musik Basel; Balz Trümpy)


Selbstverlag
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 225
Price CHF: 30.-

Balz Trümpy
Balz Trümpy:
Streichquartett I (2001)
(Friedemann Treiber; Stefan Häussler; Frowald Eppinger; Nebojsa Bugarsi)
Die Elemente (2008)
(Basler Madrigalisten; Ensemble Phoenix Basel; Jürg Henneberger)


Selbstverlag
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 224
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Balz Trümpy: Porträtkonzert (2)
Balz Trümpy:
A Valediction für Bariton und Klavier (2003)
(Robert Koller; Kirill Zwegintsow)


Selbstverlag
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 223
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Balz Trümpy: Porträtkonzert (1)
Balz Trümpy:
Introduktion und Aria (2003)
Vier Lieder für hohe Stimme und Klavier (Eichendorff) (1990)
Emphatischer Gesang (1989/2013)
Antico Inverno (2013)
Sicut cervus desiderat (2013)
(Lena Kiepenheuer; Lisa Magrini; Armelle Cardot; Maria Andrea Parias; Robert Koller; Nils Kohler; Isang Enders; Kirill Zwegintsow)


Selbstverlag
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 222
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Nachgedanken
Balz Trümpy: Nachtgedanken (2011)
(Leslie Leon; Balz Trümpy)


SME
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Intertwined Paths
Balz Trümpy:
Wendungen
(Schiller, Branca)
Im Labyrinth
(Vonmoos)
Ballade
(Hiwatari)
Introduktion und Aria
(Bieri)
Intertwined Paths
(Schneebürger)
Carmen Sibyllae
(Widmer, Würsch)


Selbstverlag
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 197
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Balz Trümpy: Orchesterwerke
Balz Trümpy:
Proteus
(Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Olari Elts)
Violinkonzert
(Kamilla Schatz; Sinfonieorchester Basel, Marko Letonja)
Zwei Stücke für Orchester
(Sinfonieorchester Basel, Mario Venzago)


Selbstverlag
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 196
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International Competition for Musical Performers Geneva CIEM 1994
Geneviève Calame: Sur la margelle du monde
Fritz Voegelin: Ecstatic Prelude
Eric Gaudibert: Jardins d'est
Renzo Rota: Colour-Frame
Balz Trümpy: Nachtgesang
William Blank: Nachtmusik
Jost Meier: A l'origine
(Bieler Sinfonieorchester)
Rudolf Kelterborn: Canto appassionato
(Orchestre de la Suisse Romande)


Musica Helvetica MH CD 84.2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 143
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Hansheinz Schneeberger
Rolf Looser: Rezitativ und Hymnus
Kolja Lessing: Metaphysische Muse in einer von der Abendsonne beleuchteten Strasse
Friedemann Treiber: Prélude
Balz Trümpy: Intertwined Paths
Eric Gaudibert: Capriccio
Heidi Baader-Nobs: Duo pour Hansheinz
Elliott Carter: 4 Lauds
(Hansheinz Schneeberger)


Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 101
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 123
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Luiz Alves da Silva
Hans Ulrich Lehmann: Sprich...
Andreas Stahl: rufen wir charon? Und wenn er nicht kommt?
Mischa Käser: Musik zu Dufay
Jürg Frey: Der Mensch gleicht einem Hauche
Pelayo Arrizabalaga: Bolero para el fin del Milenio
Balz Trümpy: Indianisches Lied
Conrad Steinmann: Fünf Monodien
(Luiz Alves da Silva; Urs Hänggli; Mischa Käser; Anne Piguet; Jan Schacher; u.a.)


Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 68
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 112
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Balz Trümpy
Balz Trümpy:
Anima
(Barbara Fuchs; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Basel; Olivier Cuendet)
Dionysos-Hymnen
(Kurt Widmer; Violoncello-Ensemble; Balz Trümpy)
Polyptychon
(Basler Madrigalisten; Fritz Näf)


Grammont CTS-P 39-2
SME/EMS Order Nr.: 16
Price CHF: 30.-



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