Altus / Counter-tenor


solo
2229 Regina Irman: Surdina (1999/00) 7'
for altus solo
sFr. 16.00
Text: Cecilia Meireles A meditative song based on a text by the Brazillian poet Cecilia Meireles. Commissioned by 'Pro Helvetia.'

5235 Balz Trümpy: Indianisches Lied (1994) 3'
for solo voice (version 1: alto solo; version 2: countertenor solo)
sFr. 13.00
Based on a text by the Laguno Pueblo Indians.


Altus / Counter-tenor with instruments
14316 Felix Falkner: And if thou wilt, remember (2002) 12'
Epitaph
für Countertenor oder Altstimme und Tuba
sFr. 21.00
Text: Christina Georgina Rossetti.

1112 Jürg Frey: Der Mensch gleicht einem Hauche (1993/94) 5'
for counter-tenor, recorder, viola, violoncello, double-bass and organ
sFr. 16.00
Text: Bible / Liturgy Text: Psalms 144,4.At the heart, danger, desolation, and fragility are what most characterise this piece. The choice of notes is limited, and only collectively can their meaning be known.

26141 Max E. Keller: 1968 - und heute? (2010) 14'
for tenor/countertenor and recorder
sFr. 26.00
Texts: Max E. Keller Three aspects of the 1968 movement in three sections: The USA War against Northern Vietnam caused worldwide protestation, which led in 1975 to the beaten withdrawal of the Americans. Today's united Vietnam is a thriving country and a rich source of mineral deposits. The Shah's visit to Berlin in June 1967 and the shooting of a protesting student by police triggered a further youth revolt in 1968. The Shah was soon forced to stand down and the Islamists picked up the sceptre in a dubious success. In ist widest sense, the then ideal of a self-determined yet solidly life gave way to a new conformism and apathy and a bureaucratically regulated society. This setting does not make use of today's ready-made pop idiom, but explores a rather more independent, colourful and diversified musical implementation of this unconventional instrumentation. Voice and recorder often move on different levels by reacting to different textual dimensions. This sound world thus reflects the spontaneity, fantasy and abandon of 68 without the superficial duplication of the textual content.

9503 Louisa Lasdun: There and Back Again (1993) 34'
for piano trio, counter tenor, girl's voice (should sound like a 12-16 year-old)
sFr. 60.00
Text: James Lasdun This work (inspired by Paula Regos’ etchings based on English nursery rhymes) was originally conceived as a dance piece, but can also be performed as a concert piece. The text by James Lasdun was adapted from traditional children’s rhymes. There are four movements: Dramatis Personae - Questions - Requiem for Cock Robin and Journey Dance. This piece received an award at the ‘Ballet Gulbenkian’, Lisbon in November 1998.

3108 Urban Mäder: L'absence de vent (1992) 55'
for speaker, soprano, alto, countertenor, flute, guitar and bass clarinet
sFr. 47.00
Text: Samuel Backett An audio play after a quote from Samuel Beckett's “Mal vu mal dit” (badly seen badly said).

3129 Urban Mäder: anhaltend (2000) 8'
for a Baroque ensemble (altus, tenor recorder, Baroque violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord)
sFr. 23.00
Text: Thomas Locher Based on text clippings from ‘Das Eine. Das Selbe. Das Gleiche’ by Thomas Locher. Introduction and dance that allow the Baroque elements to shine through. Tonally subtle and transparent music. Typical Baroque performance technique combined with a variety of contemporary experimental (noisy, brittle) playing methods.

9749 Hans-Jürg Meier: annunciazione / ánemos - vom wehen des windes im vorhang (2008/09) 58'
for soprano, altus and 9 instruments (recorder (or aulos), flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, violoncello, bandoneon, percussion)
sFr. 148.00
(Stimmen beim Autor)
Texts: Hans-Jürg Meier, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hilde Domin, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats, Mona van Duyn, Dante Alighieri, antique authors and the Bible Profane consideration of the Annunciation scene. Sacred music in a double proscenium and a three-part main piece.

7202 Mela Meierhans: Abscheu vor dem Paradies (1991) 20'
for soprano, alto and viola
sFr. 49.00
Texts: Karoline von Günderrode, Christina Thürmer-Rohr

3440 Thomas K. J. Mejer: Barockengel im Schuss (2001) 8'
for counter tenor, recorder, violin and viola da gamba
sFr. 31.00
3823 Thomas David Müller: Howl (2000) 16'
for viola, violoncello, clarinet, piano counter tenor (or alto) CD player and short wave radio (possibly 1 actor)
sFr. 34.00
Text: Allen Ginsberg Alternating score and part notation. The solo voice is simple to intermediate. The interplay is not time-bound throughout.

4805 Andreas Stahl: sonette VIII und LXIV von shakespeare (1990) 18'
for altus, three recorders and percussion
sFr. 23.00
4815 Andreas Stahl: rufen wir charon? - und wenn er nicht kommt? (1997/98) 8'
for altus, bass clarinet, double bass and piano
sFr. 26.00
This piece, without text, was written for the altus Luiz Alves da Silva. It works primarily with oscillating, non transition forming elements such as register change, upbow - downbow, to and fro movements etc. Continually changing parameters such as dynamics and tempo transitions are to be avoided in so far as they are not induced by the instrument or the human being itself.

4832 Andreas Stahl: o vento voa (1999/00) 5'
for altus and violin
sFr. 18.00
A soft, short duet based on a text by Cecilia Meireles. Also for female voice possible.

4908 Mathias Steinauer: Speculum sibyllinum, op. 9 (1992) 16'
for 6 voices (mezzo-soprano, altus, 2 tenors, baritone, bass), 5 recorder-players (div. instr.), 6 viola da gambas (2 disc, A, 2 T/B, violone in D) and two percussion instruments
sFr. 44.00
An adaptation of newly found manuscripts written by an anonymous twelfth-century composer in the Vatican, within which aspects of the whole of musical history are anticipated. Spatial music.

18901 Andreas Zurbriggen: Mondrose Rosenmond (2007)
for tenor recorder and countertenor
sFr. 18.00
Text: Pierre Imhasly.

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