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Schneider, Urs Peter

Kirchweih. Fünf Rückführungen: I. Kreuze (1964/67)
after Heinrich Seuse
for four instrumentalists
Xyl. Klav. Fl. Harm.
World Premiere: 1970, Innsbruck / Duration: 6'
MMV 5158 *Partitur

Kirchweih. Fünf Rückführungen: II. Englisches Zubehoer (1965/66)
after Emanuel von Swedenborg
for requisites with church connection
14 Spieler
World Premiere: 1972, Bern / Duration: 16'
MMV 5158 *Partitur

Kirchweih. Fünf Rückführungen: III. Zähler
after Bernhard von Clairvaux für eine Figurine
slide show
World Premiere: 1972, Nevers / Duration: 2'
MMV 5158 *Stud.-P. Dias

Kirchweih. Fünf Rückführungen: IV. Geistliche Uebungen (1968/71)
after Ignatius von Loyola
for male and female persons
7 players and some assistants
World Premiere: 1971, Witten / Duration: 12'
MMV 5158 *Partitur

Kirchweih. Fünf Rückführungen: V. Umkehr (1969/79)
after Friedrich Weinreb
for orchestra with equipment
2. 2. 2. 2. / 2. 2. 2. 2. / 2 Git. 2 Hf. / 4. 0. 2. 4. 2.
World Premiere: 1970, Hilversum / Duration: 22'
MMV 5158 *Partitur / Sti.

Urs Peter Schneider is a composer and improviser, an interpreter and educationalist.

From 1959 until 1966 he studied under the tutelage of Walter Lang and prof. Bruno Seidlhofer (piano) and prof. Sandor Veress and Karlheinz Stockhausen (composition) in Berne, Cologne and Berlin. 1968 Saw the founding of the 'Ensemble Neue Horizonte Bern' now with over 800 concerts, radio broadcasts and appearances under its belt. He made a total of twelve recordings between the years 1967 and 1999, partly with composed programmes.

In 1983 he received a large financial award for music from the canton of Berne and six further prizes as a pianist and composer between the years 1964 and 1987. From 1955 until 1999 he produced twelve dozen compositions in all genres with over two thousand performances in the whole of Europe, America and Russia.

Urs Peter Schneider has been a professor for theory and ensemble play at the 'Musikhochschule Bern' (Berne School of Music) since 2002. More recently, he has begun appearing as a performer, often with his own text compositions. He is a specialist for (pre)classical and conceptual music.