HELVETIA – THE LAND OF MOUNTAINS AND ITS PEOPLE – A SYMPHONIC FRESCO FOR ORCHESTRA – 1929/31

Name of Work, Instrumentation (Orchestral Works), Dedicatee(s)

HELVETIA – THE LAND OF MOUNTAINS AND ITS PEOPLE – A SYMPHONIC FRESCO FOR ORCHESTRA

[Unison chorus: manuscript only]

4444, 6431, timp, perc, cel, 2 hps, stgs

(To all Lovers of Mountains and Freedom, and to the memory of Ferdinand Hodler)

Medium: [Chorus and] Orchestra

Note ‘s’: The text of the Anthem heard near the conclusion of Helvetia is based on an old folksong in the Genevan dialect: Cé qué lé no (‘The One who is above’). This choral addition does not form part of the published score.

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Date Composed/Published: 1929/31

Length: 23′

Publisher Expiry of Copyright: Broude 2026

Courtesy Cambridge University Press, Editors Alexander Knapp, Norman Solomon