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Generations: Hoch uf em Bärg, tief im Thal

by Rocky Mountain Alphorns

World-class original Swiss Alphorn music from Canadian father/son duo William & Jim Hopson.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hoch uf em Bärg, tief im Thal
1:09 $0.99
2. Moos-Ruef
3:56 $0.99
3. Am Waldhüsli
2:13 $0.99
4. Solitude
2:40 $0.99
5. Solitude (Reprise)
1:20 $0.99
6. Der Frutt-Kuhreihen
2:49 $0.99
7. Swiss Guides' Call
4:13 $0.99
8. Vo Gstaad oben Abe
1:59 $0.99
9. Hoch uf em Bärg, tief im Thal (Duet)
3:58 $0.99
10. Diemtiger Reihe
2:27 $0.99
11. Willi Melodie
1:50 $0.99
12. Pastoral Improvisation
5:01 $0.99
13. Jodelhorn
3:20 $0.99
14. Am Waldhüsli über Schänis
3:01 $0.99
15. Ruhig
3:58 $0.99
16. Alphorn Shuffle
3:17 $0.99
17. Hoch uf em Bärg, tief im Thal (Reprise)
1:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Swiss Alphorn is a herdsman’s instrument whose haunting melodies have been passed down from father to son through many generations. That tradition is present in this collaboration between father and son duo William & Jim Hopson, both of whom are internationally acclaimed Alphorn performers. The spirit of this project is expressed in the Herdsman’s Prayer, variations of which open, centre, and close the album:

Hoch uf em Bärg, tief im Thal,
griess ych Dich, viel dusig Mol

High on the mountain, deep in the valley,
I greet you, my Lord, many thousand times

This melody is in the nature of a prayer. It is traditional to the valleys above Interlaken, high in the Alps. Alphorn blowers would sound the melody every evening after sunset – powerful evidence of the Alphorn’s enduring place in the hearts of the people, and the resolute and indomitable character of the Swiss.

This project 'Generations' aims to show respect for the great history of the Alphorn, while also looking forward to its future.

Musicians by Track Number:
William Hopson: Alphorn (1-4, 6-11, 14, 15, 17)
Jim Hopson: Alphorn (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11-13, 15, 16), Trombone (13), Tuba (13), Bass Guitar (16)
Alexander Flock: Guitar (16)
Samuel Cartwright: Drums (16)



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