Mezzo-soprano


voice and piano
2205 Regina Irman: Ein vatter=ländischer Liederbogen (1985/86) 20'
After texts by Adolf Wölfli
for singing and speaking voice (mezzo-soprano) and partly prepared piano
sFr. 44.00
Text: Adolf Wölfli A collection of piano songs setting the Swiss character against the self. Typical Swiss misconceptions are compared and contrasted. Unfathomably grotesque. Illustrated score. Commissioned by the City of Zurich.

9312 Vladislav Jaros: Staub der Zeit (1995) 40'
Song cycle
for mezzo-soprano and piano
sFr. 49.00
Text: Ruth Loeb A cycle of songs based on the poems by Ruth Loeb. Lyrical, colourful and expressive songs that can be interpreted as a cycle or as an ad libitum selection of individual songs. Relatively easy to perform.

9351 Vladislav Jaros: Golden Gate Bridge In The Fog (2009) 3'
for mezzo-soprano and piano
sFr. 16.00
Music and Lyrics: Vladislav Jaros.

9357 Vladislav Jaros: Home Is The Sailor (2010) 3'
for mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano
sFr. 16.00
Texts: Vladislav Jaros.

10034 Kit Powell: Ophelia Songs (1999) 11'
for soprano (or mezzo-soprano) and piano
sFr. 52.00
Four of Shakespeare's texts dealing with the increasing loss of Ophelia's sanity are set to music.


Mezzo-soprano with instruments
8414 Felix Baumann: spöttisch leicht (1999/00) 15'
5 songs after poems by Sarah Kirsch
for singing voice (mezzo-soprano), clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
sFr. 34.00
Texts: Sarah Kirsch The line skips by Sarah Kirsch turn the readers into stumblers. Stumblers have to re-read the text if they want to understand its content. They gain, thereby, unexpectedly in time and fall to a deeper level.

0520 Nicolas Bolens: Cercle (2009) 7'
for six female voices (2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 altos) and percussion instruments (6 Chinese blocks played by the singers, 7 terracotta bells or high-sounding gongs (one player))
sFr. 34.00
Words deriving from the spoken language of the Lisu, a Tibetan-Burmese population.

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8705 Xavier Dayer: "In hellem stillem Zimmer..." (1996) 11'
for mezzo-soprano, bass, flute with piccolo, violin, violoncello and accordion, based on poems by Robert Walser
sFr. 42.00
Texts: Robert Walser The instrumental and vocal parts are, for the most part, written independently of each other. Aspires to echo the poems and life of Robert Walser.

Listen: Youtube
1055 Jean-Jacques Dünki: Oïmé (2001) 3'
for mezzo-soprano (vocalise), liuto forte
sFr. 16.00
9320 Vladislav Jaros: Liederzyklus nach Gedichten von Joachim Ringelnatz (song cycle after poems by Joachim Ringelnatz) (2002) 25'
for mezzo-soprano and guitar
sFr. 31.00
Text: Joachim Ringelnatz Comical songs with surprising harmony and delightful rhythm. This cycle is composed partly in graphic notation and partly in traditional notation. Some special effects are required by the voices and the guitar accompaniment. The harmony of the songs wanders between tonality, polytonality and atonality. Relatively easy to understand and easy to perform post modern bawdy songs.

9353 Vladislav Jaros: Hommage à Francisco Tàrrega (2010) 10'
3 songs
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1.1.1.0/gtr/str)
sFr. 62.00
Texts: Vladislav Jaros Instrumentation: 1. Dreams: fl, ob, mezzo, gtr, str 2. Recuerdos de la Alhambra: mezzo, gtr, str 3. Tears: fl, ob, kl, mezzo, gtr, str The composer has written an English text and a melodie to the well-known pieces by Francisco Tàrrega and intrumented the pieces for chamber orchestra. In he orchestral version, the music of Francisco Tàrrega sounds in an unknown colour, intensity and musical quality that must be heard.

26160 Max E. Keller: Will it matter (2012) 4'
for mezzo-soprano, soprano sax, alto sax and baritone sax
sFr. 18.00
On a poem by Heng Siok Tian from Singapur. "Will it matter if a poetry reader is male or female, brain or soul treasure? What height, weight, shape, colour is the measure of such readers: poetics considered? …."

2833 Alfred Knüsel: Splitterfolge (1999) 9'
for four female voices (speakerSMezA) and ensemble (fl.ob.cl/perc/pf.cel/vn.va.vc)
sFr. 31.00
A short musical theatre in three parts to be handled as a non-stop performance.

2906 Josef Kost: Vesper (1994) 31'
for amateur choir, youth choir (both also speaking choirs), congregation, mezzo-soprano, baritone, liturgist, harp, organ and two percussion
sFr. 55.00
Texts: Bible / Liturgy A composition in various instrumental formations based on texts from Psalms and paraphrases on the subject of creation. Both the youth and amateur choirs are accompanied by the organ or percussion instruments; the singing congregation is accompanied by harp and drums, and the female and male cantor are accompanied by marimbaphone. Intermediate to difficult level. Liturgical duration: 60'

15412 Kurt Meier: Ich bin bei euch (1992) 3'
Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano, mezzo-soprano and organ
sFr. 16.00
15415 Kurt Meier: Wache auf (1994) 7'
Ecclesiastical concert
for mezzo-soprano and organ
sFr. 18.00
15411 Kurt Meier: 4. Gottesknechtslied Jesaias (1999) 7'
Ecclesiastical concert
for mezzo-soprano and organ
sFr. 18.00
15414 Kurt Meier: Jesus Christus, unser Bruder und Heiland (2000) 7'
Ecclesiastical concert
for soprano, mezzo-soprano and organ
sFr. 18.00
9715 Hans-Jürg Meier: gar vorgang hat (1998) 12'
for bassoon, violoncello, mezzo-soprano and everyday objects
sFr. 29.00
Text: John Cage (Ernst Jandl) A five-part piece where the first (chaste) parts are based on an identical time structure, the later parts are much less restricted.

9747 Hans-Jürg Meier: les mots jaunes (plötzlich diese Ganzheit) (2008) 9'
for voice (mezzo-soprano) and flute
sFr. 18.00
Text by Marianne Schuppe (staging: Hans-Jürg Meier) "Between two languages lies a room. Between language and music lies a room. And between reading, resp. listening and writing lies time. Translating is the setting of one's own words resp. signs into relation." (Marianne Schuppe)

9751 Hans-Jürg Meier: ...und die Musik, immer neu, baut im unbrauchbaren Raum… (2011) 20'
for vocal quartet (SMezTB)
sFr. 52.00
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke Music in four parts with texts from "Die Sonette an Orpheus" (1922): I Blume und Buch II Tempel im Gehör III Gesang ist Dasein IV Lied überm Land

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.

4910 Mathias Steinauer: Die gehaubte Braut, op. 11.2 (1994) 9'
A little wedding music
for mezzo-soprano and organ
sFr. 16.00
Text: some Japanese Haiku, Baroque lyrics, and computer terms. Lovingly ironic music. Cyclic, in 12 short sections.

17111 Bruno Stöckli: Kikakokú (2009) 14'
2 recitatives + arias
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
sFr. 55.00
Texts: Paul Scheerbart, Oskar Pastior, Bruno Stöckli Uses the quarter-tone system.

5222 Balz Trümpy: Erleuchtetes Dunkel (1970, rev. 2006) 8'
for mezzo-soprano, alto flute and clarinet
sFr. 16.00
Based on poems by Wolfgang Borchert and Max Bolliger.

5254 Balz Trümpy: Invocatio Domini (2004) 14'
for mezzo-soprano and organ
sFr. 52.00
After Psalms 116. Glorification of the soul and relive its torments.

5278 Balz Trümpy: Tarots (2012) 16'
for mezzo-soprano and harp
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".

10702 De-Qing Wen: Distance (1992) 14'40
for mezzo-soprano, tenor, 12 female voices and 3 percussionists
sFr. 26.00
Text: four ancient Chinese poems. The female chorus is dispersed in four groups located on each side of the audience; each chorus-singer also plays a percussion instrument. The soloists on stage create a feeling of distance.

17641 Stefan Werren: Sternenworte - 7 Lieder (1989) 5'
for mezzo-soprano and flute
sFr. 18.00
Text: Rose Ausländer

17645 Stefan Werren: Atemzeichen - 7 Lieder (1991) 8'
for mezzo-soprano and flute
sFr. 21.00
Text: Rose Ausländer

8202 Alfons Karl Zwicker: Nachtduett (1989/90) 20'
Cycle with poems by Georg Trakl
for mezzo-soprano, bass, flute, harpsichord, four violins, viola, violoncello and double bass
sFr. 83.00
An erotic, sticky piece that takes the incestuous relationship between Trakls and his sister as its theme. 'Nachtduett' is a series of scenic poems predestined for the stage.

8204 Alfons Karl Zwicker: Erfrorene Träume (1990/92) 29'
Cycle based on poems by Josef Kopf
for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (fl(pic).cl(bcl)/hp.pf.hpd/2vn.va.vc.db)
sFr. 78.00
Large-scale song cycle in which the metaphors of ice, cold and freezing are centralised. The leading part for the mezzo-soprano is extremely demanding in the emotional and technical areas. (Vocal range e# - b").


Mezzo-soprano with orchestra
9354 Vladislav Jaros: Pigeon's Song (2010) 4'
Song
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bn, drm, drmset, bongos, piano, bassgtr, str) or mezzo and pf
sFr. 34.00
Texts: Vladislav Jaros Tonally composed in the Musical style. Second version is without bass guitar and drum set.

9358 Vladislav Jaros: Come Along (2010) 4'
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bn, timp, gong, hp, gtr, pf, str) (also for mezzo and pf)
sFr. 29.00
Texts: Vladislav Jaros In the Musical style.

9359 Vladislav Jaros: Why (2010) 7'
Song
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2hn, 2tpt, tbn. drm, drmset, bassgtr, str)
sFr. 36.00
Tonally composed in the Musical style.

9360 Vladislav Jaros: Why (short version) (2010) 5'
Song
for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (2fl, 2ob, 2cl(bcl), 2hn, 2tpt, tbn. drm, drmset, pf, bassgtr, str) or mezzo, baritone and pf
sFr. 34.00
Tonally composed in the Musical style.

4316 Ernst Pfiffner: Osterbuch (1994/96) 45'
for soli (MezATBarB), choir and orchestra (2.2(2ca).2.2/4.2.2.0/perc/str)
sFr. 88.00
Texts: Euripides, Karl Jaspers, Blaise Pascal, William Shakespeare, Bible / Liturgy Work series A: Music for concerts.

4320 Ernst Pfiffner: Pfingstbuch (1996/97) 35'
for six solo voices (SMezATBarB), speaking voice and chamber orchestra (1(pic,fl-g).1(ca).1.1/2.1.2.0/2perc/hp/str)
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.


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