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The performance of the Swiss Band and Mountain Singers who play at the Oddfellows Hall on Monday and Tuesday next, provide a novel and Interesting form of oonoert entertainment, most refined m character, and musically exoeilent In an exceptional degree.' The vocal powers of the leadiog members of the Company are of the highest, order, and their rendering of the national Swiss and Tyrolean songs, ohoruaes, da& jodels, is obaraoterloed by an Irresistible fervour and pathos, whloh evoke the utmost enthusiasm wherever they appear. Their programme also Includes orchestral selections and a series of solo performances, m the course of whloh c number of original Instruments — Xllophons, Guitars, Harp, Mandoline Zithers, Piano, Bow Zither, the Cello Zither, Violin, Plcoolo, Flute, Drum, Ocarina, etc, are requisitioned with remarkable effect. To quote a recent review on Tyrolese Jodelling— " The oharm of Tyroleie muslo lies In its purity of muslstl expression, m its warmth of feeling, and its fulness of stmtiment. The song, whloh to theie honest mountaineers, serves as a mediam for the expression of emotion, generally opens with a simple melody, which, growing m musical oolor as it proceeds, towards the end is enrlohed m parts with some unexpected and refreshingly fine modulations. The < JTodel ' is what might' be regarded as the rustic chorus of the song, and expresses an eostasy of delight. It Is cansed by a peoultar and sudden break m the voloe, whtohjonly long practice can aaqulre, and when forcibly rendered it may be beard from mountain to mountain; as one Tyrolean echoes it to another at the sound of the Vesper Bell," The hex plan is now open at Zinder'a, tnbaoooolst, -

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THE SWISS JODELLERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2062, 13 February 1889

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THE SWISS JODELLERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2062, 13 February 1889

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