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World Variations on a Swiss folk song (download includes PDF and music)

by Jürg Kindle

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The Swiss folk song "Guggisbergerlied"
This traditional is the most emotional swiss folk song and one of the few swiss songs in minor key. The song tells the story of the gipsy girl Vreneli in Guggisberg, Kanton Bern Switzerland in the 18th century. Vreneli was in love with the poor swiss farmers son Hansjoggeli. Their love was forbidden by the farmers family of the village Simelisbärg. In his grief, the farmers son goes to the foreign legion. When he comes back, Vreneli already died by her grief. Singing this song was forbidden by death to Swiss soldiers in Napoleons legions in the early 19th century because of increasing the illness called "Swiss homesick disease.

The story is still as relevant today as it was in the 18th century. People are discriminated against because of their ethnic or religious affiliation. Everyday war in the world is today's reality. Men go to fight, families are separated. I would like to tell the story a little differently and give space to hope. I let Vreneli and her Hansjoggeli move out of the small Swiss village into the big wide world to experience the beauty of our planet and the kindness of its people.

The Guggisbergerlied is varied in the musical idioms of 10 different countries.
for more music scores by Jürg Kindle visit www.editionkalimba.ch


released November 10, 2023


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Jürg Kindle Switzerland

Jürg Kindle (1960), Swiss composer and guitarist. The guitar compositions of Jürg Kindle have received nume rous distinc tions and are used regularly as compulsory pieces around the world.
His composi tions and arrangements include solo pieces,chamber music and scores for guitar -/mandolinorchestra.
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