Chamber orchestra

8316 Dieter Ammann: Grooves- fitting one (2000) 15'
for chamber orchestra (1(pic).2.0.2(cbn)/
sFr. 52.00
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0501 Nicolas Bolens: Musique pour Orchestre de Chambre (music for a chamber orchestra) (1992) 15'
(2(1 pic).2(1 ca).2(1 bcl).2/
sFr. 68.00
A single-movement work in which the extensively divided strings create a mass effect.

6514 Frédéric Bolli: Gilbertiade (1999) 10'
for chamber orchestra ( perc/str)
sFr. 62.00
18701 Ruedi Debrunner: Musik für Kammerorchester (1994) 15'
sFr. 57.00
(Stimmen: sFr. 81.-; € 62.-)
11909 Claude Ferrier: Musique pour les quatre éléments (1996) 16'
for chamber orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2(cbl).2(cbn)/
sFr. 70.00
8904 Pius Haefliger: Ikaros (1992) 10'
for chamber orchestra
sFr. 55.00
Based on the famous saga. Very dramatic music, strongly related to the mythical original. For string orchestra, flute (piccolo), oboe (English horn), clarinet, bassoon and horn.

15147 Rudolf Jaggi: Airs auvergnats (1966) 16'
for small orchestra (fl, ob, str)
sFr. 57.00
(Stimmen bei SME/EMS)
2515 Mischa Käser: napoleonskurve (1994/95) 8'
for chamber orchestra (2.2.2.bcl.2/
sFr. 31.00
(Stimmen beim Komponisten)
Four groups of instruments and a string trio are set in a rather chamber-music-ensemble-like manner. Various tempi are layered one on top of the other. Requires two conductors.

2612 Max E. Keller: Pentalog (1995/96) 14'
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1(bcl).1/
sFr. 31.00
This work uses material by W. Bärtschi, U. Gasser, M. Sigrist and P. Wettstein written especially by them for the project ‘Kreuzende Wege’. Every movement of the material places a different colleague at the centre of attention.

26158 Max E. Keller: wanawizzi (2011) 8'
for chamber orchestra (
sFr. 52.00
Our world full of preposterous contradictions: countless humans starve while there is enough food produced on earth to feed them... wanawizzi (Old High German: Wahnwitz (Engl.: madness)) transforms such antagonisms into musical processes. Each of the 32 instruments acts independently, permanently repeating a particular rhythmical sequence that becomes ever more divided. In stark contrast to this extraordinarily complex rhythmical mesh, the pitches remain constant, only shortly at first, then ever longer, and always on a dominant seventh chord.

2919 Josef Kost: DISSOLUTIONS (2002-03) 18'
for chamber orchestra ( stringed))
sFr. 65.00
In three Movements.

3104 Urban Mäder: ... in die Oberfäche geritzt (1988) 16'
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1(bcl).1/
sFr. 70.00
Penetrating and bursting forth or the structural surface, this is where the individual instruments make sound contact. Inspired by the first text of ‘Stimmen’ by Paul Celan.

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7102 Valentin Marti: Seuils (1994) 13'
for small orchestra (
sFr. 49.00
Every transgressed threshold leads to another state of sound, in another inner development.

3411 Thomas K. J. Mejer: Ahn - Nachtung (1994) 16'
for chamber orchestra (
sFr. 47.00
By means of careful shading, melodic timbres with minimal dynamic variations and individual tempi, an attempt is made, using meagre materials and subtle means of figuration, to re-enact the two-liner by M. Herbener ("Nacht, dem Tag unterlegt / Der einzige Ton darüber ein Strich"). The harmony remains aleatoric but within a ‘modal’ framework.

3419 Thomas K. J. Mejer: Morgenstern (1996 & 1998) 8'
Northern Lights II
for chamber orchestra (2(2.pic).2( five-stringed))
sFr. 55.00
9804 Laurent Mettraux: Symphonie pour Orchestre de Chambre, M. 466 (1992) 14'
sFr. 49.00
(Parties séparées chez le compositeur)
This work received the first prize in the first competition for young composers in 1993. A tragic and passionate work which accentuates the qualities of a chamber orchestra.

16011 Alex Rüedi: Hale Bopp (1997) 15'
for 18 instruments (
sFr. 70.00
Moderato - Andante - Allegro.

16622 Bernhard Sieber: 1. Sinfonie im alten Stil (1st symphony in the old style) (1962/84) 20'
for orchestra (
sFr. 34.00
4904 Mathias Steinauer: Duat, op. 6 (1988) 18'
14 signs
for (grave) chamber orchestra (2(pic).2.2(bcl).2/
sFr. 39.00
Quasi-archaeological finds - from the Egyptian death books to the blurred vision of twentieth century man. Each ‘Zeichen’ (sign) can be performed separately.

4914 Mathias Steinauer: Nacht - Hirngespinste für Kammerorchester, op. 14 (1996/97) 11'
sFr. 39.00
An almost entirely de-mystified night dealing with two typical nocturnal behaviour patterns. The musical material has been determined by the nightly changes of pulse rate, body temperature, brainstream and breathing.

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5205 Balz Trümpy: Relief (1976) 14'
for chamber orchestra (
sFr. 70.00
An expanded version of ‘Gesten, Figuren’. Constructed from the "translation" of specific, pianist-like formulated musical ideas into an orchestral language.

10723 De-Qing Wen: Quatre poésies (1999) 24'
for chamber orchestra (
sFr. 75.00
(Material beim Komponisten)
The four poems are inspired by the poetry of Li Bai (701-762) one of the greatest Chinese poets, who lived in the Tang dynasty. The titles of the four movements (The mountain; The women; The dream; The wine) correspond to the topics which Li Bai liked most in his life as a bohemian and which appear often in his poetry. Chinese poetry has always had a strong connection with painting and music. The timbre of the rhymes, the sound of a word or a sentence, the rhythm of the verse and the number of the metrical feet are in a musical order and the lecture of a chinese poem gives the impression of a melody. It has to be mentoined that a long time ago the poems were written to already existing music. If somebody in China wants to express his admiration for a painting or a musical work, then the biggest compliment would be to call it poetic.

18104 Lars Werdenberg: fall up - climb down (2005) 10'
for chamber orchestra ( or orchestra (
sFr. 57.00
The strings can be set soloistically.

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Chamber orchestra with instruments
2916 Josef Kost: ... und er verwunderte sich... - Musik zu Visionen von Niklaus von Flüe (1999) 26'
for soli (ST) choir (large choir SAB, small vocal ensemble) and orchestra (
sFr. 70.00
Texts: Niklaus von Flüe Easy to easy/intermediate for amateur choir and semi professional vocal ensemble. Liturgical performance duration 50’- 65’

5268 Balz Trümpy: Die Elemente (2008) 17'
for vocal ensemble ( and instruments (
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.

Chamber orchestra with orchestra
0253 Walter Baer: Cantus Gemellus (2005) 10'
for two solo violins and chamber orchestra (
sFr. 29.00
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6544 Frédéric Bolli: Klakofonie (2001/03) 15'
for piano and chamber orchestra (
sFr. 114.00
6534 Frédéric Bolli: Ich lag in einem Schlafe (1994/95) 50'
for solo soprano, mixed choir and eorchestra (3fl/2tpt.2tbn/str)
sFr. 210.00
Texts by Emmy Hennings, Klabund, Richard Huelsenbeck and Hugo Ball.

8522 Thüring Bräm: Krajiny Snu (1992) 17'
for piano trio, chamber orchestra ( and one crotale
sFr. 55.00
The title 'Krajiny Snu' means 'dreamlandscape' and represents shreds of the composer's associations with his work as a conductor from 1985 to 1995 in Pardubice. This work, originally dedicated to the 'Guarnieri Trio', Prague and the Pardubice Chamber Phillharmonic, enriches the concert for piano and orchestra genre.

15195 Rudolf Jaggi: Zwei Paraphrasen über bolivianische Weiihnachtslieder (2004) 16'30
for choir (SAB), soloists (SATB), panpipes and/or altoflute and orchestra (
sFr. 62.00
(Stimmen: sFr. 44.-; € 30.-)
1. Hoch steht am Himmel uns der Stern 2. Flieg, mein Vogel

151102 Rudolf Jaggi: Weihnachtssuite in den vier Landessprachen (2005) 11'
for soli (SSA), female choir (SSA) and small orchestra (fl.ob/perc/str)
sFr. 78.00
(Stimmen: sFr. 32.-; € 20.00)
151110 Rudolf Jaggi: O freudenreiche Nacht (2006) 13'
A Christmas cantata
for female choir (SSA), three soloists (SSA) and small orchestra (2ob,2tp,perc,v1,v2,va,vc,db
sFr. 91.00
(Stimmen bei SME: sFr. 30.-; € 30.-)
9324 Vladislav Jaros: Konzert für Fagott und Orchester (concert for bassoon and orchestra) (2003) 40'
sFr. 156.00
A playful piece in three movements, full of vitality and Hungarian rhythm. Frolicsome parts alternate with melancholic parts. No. 1: Allegretto (13’) and No. 2: Adagio (15’) are self-contained and can be performed seperately.

9326 Vladislav Jaros: Adagio für Englischorn und Orchester (adagio for English horn and orchestra) (2004) 6'
sFr. 47.00
A reflective, melancholic piece.

2911 Josef Kost: Szenenwechsel (1995/96) 11'30
for speaker, vocal ensemble (3S3A3T3B) and chamber orchestra (
sFr. 39.00
Text: Thea Uhr Four poems by the poet Thea Uhr from Nidwalden are recited with an accompaniment and commentary by a vocal ensemble and orchestra. The vocal ensemble has a rather difficult task, the orchestra less so.

7204 Mela Meierhans: Vagabundinnen (1992/98) 13'
for recorded material (CD/DAT or MD) and orchestra (1.2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)/
sFr. 73.00
Text: Christina Thürmer-Rohr A version for chamber orchestra (wind quintet, strings, piano and recorded material) is also available (1994).

9918 Maria A. Niederberger: "Oh grosses Wunder": eine Liedsammlung (Zwei Weihnachts- und drei Neujahrslieder) (1995/99) 12'
for high voice and small orchestra (
sFr. 42.00
Texts: Folksong I. Oh, grosses Wunder (second version) (M. Niederberger) 3'10 II. Fluss der Zeit (M. Niederberger) 1'40 III. Die Nacht ist hin (J. Chr. Günther) 2'10 IV. Zum Neuen Jahr (E. Mörike) 1'50 V. Neujahrsglocken (C.F. Meyer) 2'20 Suitable for a youth choir and a small professional orchestra.

4320 Ernst Pfiffner: Pfingstbuch (1996/97) 35'
for six solo voices (SMezATBarB), speaking voice and chamber orchestra (1(pic,fl-g).1(ca).1.1/
sFr. 148.00
(Aufführungsmaterial bei Akademie für Schul- und Kirchenmusik Luzern)
Texts from the Bible and eastern Liturgy; twelve single verses from Martin Gutl, Huub Oosterhujs, Nelly Sachs, Rabindranath Tagore; quotes from Helder Camara, Ernesto Cardenal, Johannes XXIII., Josef Quadflieg und J.M. Sailer. Wie? Pfingsten? die Gott verschlafen Verheissungen Als Pfingsten gekommen "Licht wird aus Sand" Geist - Heiliger GeistSchenk uns neue Begeisterung Work series A: Music for concerts.

10025 Kit Powell: Percussion Concerto (1998) 21'
for five percussionists and orchestra (
sFr. 99.00
A work in three movements for an amateur orchestra.

16625 Bernhard Sieber: "Das Volk, das im Finstern wandelt, sieht ein grosses Licht" (1965/02) 4'
for organ and orchestra ((ob/str (soli and ripieni))
sFr. 16.00
A re-working of the 'Chaconne for Organ and Orchestra' from 1965.

10733 De-Qing Wen: Spring, River and Flowers on a Moonlit Night (2006) 18'
for pipa (Chinese lute) and chamber orchestra (
sFr. 78.00
10803 Martin Wendel: Konzert für Flöte und Kammerorchester, op. 5 (concert for flute and chamber orchestra. op. 5) (1949) 15'
sFr. 52.00
A chamber music set, traditional dance-like, concise, virtuosic piece in three movements.

10804 Martin Wendel: Konzert für Viola und kleines Orchester, op. 11 (concert for viola and small orchestra, op. 11) (1958/78) 16'
(va solo;
sFr. 55.00
Especially written for the dominating solo instrument.

7820 Hansruedi Willisegger: Meeting (1961) 5'
for solo- violin, two flutes, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two horns, percussion and string orchestra
sFr. 21.00
7821 Hansruedi Willisegger: Konzert in d-moll (concert in d minor) (1963) 25'
for piano and orchestra (
sFr. 55.00
7835 Hansruedi Willisegger: In canticis humoris causa (13 Texts by Christian Morgenstern) (1965) 15'
for female voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, percussion and strings
sFr. 42.00

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