V110-2a Choir score
V110-2b/c Score and parts
Caroline Charrière (1960-2018)
Born 1960 in Fribourg (Switzerland), Caroline Charrière has accomplished flute studies at the Lausanne Conservatory (with Pierre Wavre) and completed them with Aurèle Nicolet and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (GB). During the same time, she studied orchestration and composition with the Swiss composer Jean Balissat and conducting (Lausanne Conservatory, Hervé Klopfenstein)....
What makes an identity? 4 various musical descriptions expressing the concepts of Switzerland, and what seems is the essence of each section of the country and its particular linguistic energy.
2. Meiteli [Meiteli means Little Girl in Swiss German dialect]
In this piece, one can see an idealistic image, the ancestral side of historical Swissness. The Swiss citizen happy to be alive, joyful but not gushing, reasonable, peaceful, as a good chap who Yodels; it comes from his deep soul - either, as in the beginning of the piece with the “Meiteli” call from one mountain to the other, or with Yodeling fragments. One should feel that shudder all along the piece. In the final, a reiteration of the same idea as in Réminiscences: the past appears briefly before returning into its silence.
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