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Switzerland: Zäuerli, Yodel of Appenzell

Various Artists
Switzerland: Zäuerli, Yodel of Appenzell

This collection of traditional zäuerli (wordless yodels) was recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in the Appenzell region of northeastern Switzerland, an area known for its dairy farms. Zäuerli are among the most celebrated yodels in the world and have a very distinct sound. Contrasted with the yodeling of central Switzerland, which is high and fast-paced, Appenzell zäuerli are sung in the lower register of the vocal range and feature a relaxed voice, slow tempo, and an elongation of the tones. The yodels compiled here are songs of work—sung while milking cows or herding cattle—social life, and celebration. The liner notes are in English, French, and German.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

101
Zäuerli The Silvesterkläuse 9:01
102
Zäuerli Sung While Milking the Cows Ernst Pfändler 5:47
103
Zäuerli Sung While Going Up to the Alpine Pastures Jakob Dietrich, Ernst Frick, Konrad Örtle, Ernst Pfändler 2:36
104
Zäuerli with Schelleschötte (Ringing the Cow Bells) Ernst Frick, Jakob Dietrich 6:13
105
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Ernst Pfändler 2:20
106
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Bernhard Frischknecht 3:49
107
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Hans-Uli Gähler 2:57
108
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Ernst Pfändler 2:02
109
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Hans-Uli Gähler 2:01
110
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Ernst Pfändler, Fritz Tribelhorn, Silvia Gähler 3:06
111
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Bernhard Frischknecht 2:50
112
Zäuerli Sung in the Inn Ernst Pfändler, Fritz Tribelhorn, Silvia Gähler 2:48

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