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Rüedi Alex

(17. 05. 1958)

Rüedi Alex
Rüedi Alex
Sandweg 31
CH-3900 Brig-Gamsen (VS)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)27 923 42 88

www.alexrueedi.ch/



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Improvisers, Interpreters
Biography
* 17. 05. 1958.

Alex Rüedi was born in Wattwil, St Gallen. After his compulsary education he completed an apprenticeship in carpentry.
In 1978 he began a three-year study at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne studying the saxophone under the tutelage of Andy Scherrer and the transverse flute under Irniger.
In 1982 he began four years of classical saxophone study under Iwan Roth at the 'Musikakademie Basel' (Basel Academy of Music) and flute studies under Gail Roth at the 'Musikschule Basel' (Basel School of Music). In 1982 he commenced work as a teacher at the Oberwalliser Music School and in 1986 graduated with a teacher's diploma. 1986 also saw the founding of the Alex Rüedi Big Band and the Rhodan Saxophonquartett. He was a founding member of the Oberwalliser Wind Band in 1987. Since circa 1990 he is additionally active as a freelance composer.
Since 1987 he organises the annual chamber music week in Goppisberg, Rosswald, and since 1997 the Rock and Jazz Week in Blatten.
Since 1994 he is a course instructor (big band) at the summer music course in Arosa. In 1995 he attended a directing and composition course given by the internationally acclaimed bandleader and composer George Gruntz.
He also attended a course in 1996 in Basel given by the top saxophonist Michael Brecker from the USA. Since 1997 he is saxophonist, composer and arranger with the Oberwalliser jazz formation Jazz GmbH. In 2001 he received an invitation to the Northern German Big Band Festival in Dinklage (Bremen) with the 'Alex Rüedi Big Band' and in September 2001 he was invited to the International Jazz Festival in Vinnytsia (Ukraine) with the Jazz Quartet 'JPtrio plus one'.


Work list
Some Notes For Amadeo (1992)

Instrumentation: for quintet (asx.tsx/pf/db/perc)

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 14.40
(parts: CHF 19.-)
The Last Button (1994)

Instrumentation: for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/db/perc)

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 22.80
(parts: CHF 30.-)
Delightful Moments (1994)

Instrumentation: for big band (5sx/4tpt/4tbn/pf/db/perc)

Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 20.40
(Parts: CHF 50.-)
Jazzquartett No. 1 (1994)

Instrumentation: for saxophone quartet (ssx.asx.tsx.barsx)

Slowly - Presto.

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 13.20
(parts: CHF 20.-)
Drei Jazzideen (1995)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and organ

Moderato - Lento - Allegro.

Duration: 8' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 30.60
Sandsaaga (1996)

Instrumentation: for percussion ensemble (seven percussionists, three mallet instruments, marimba, percussion, timpani and drum set)

Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
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CHF: 12.60
(parts: CHF 17.-)
En Ufsteller (1996)

Instrumentation: for violin (or alto saxophone) and piano

Duration: 3' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 13.20
Mättju (1996)
Trio

Instrumentation: for flute, alto saxophone (or clarinet/soprano saxophone) and piano

Duration: 4' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 16.20
(Parts: CHF 12.-)
Erex (1997)
Septet

Instrumentation: for trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, bass and percussion

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 16.80
(parts: CHF 25.-)
Hale Bopp (1997)

Instrumentation: for eighteen instruments (2.1.2.1.asx/1.2.1.0/pf/2perc/2.0.1.1)

Moderato - Andante - Allegro.

Duration: 15' 00"
SME/EMS
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CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 52.20
Sandrino (1998)
Septet

Instrumentation: for trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.20
(parts: CHF 16.-)
Gamsamba (1998)
Septet

Instrumentation: for trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion

Duration: 5' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.20
(parts: CHF 25.-)
Goal (1999)

Instrumentation: for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/db/perc)

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 22.20
(parts: CHF 50.-)
After Lunch (1999)
Septet

Instrumentation: for trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, bass and percussion

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 13.20
(Parts: CHF 25.-)
Friedenslied (2003)

Instrumentation: for voice, clarinet (bcl), alto saxophone (flute), trumpet, trombone, piano, double-bass and percussion

Texts: Hannes Tangwalder

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Morning in Salina (2003)

Instrumentation: for big band (5sx/4tpt.4tbn/pf/gtr/db/perc) and string orchestra

Duration: 30' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 34.70
Cheer up (2004)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet (or tenor saxophone), alto saxophone (flute), trumpet, trombone, piano, double-bass and percussion

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
To you (2004)

Instrumentation: ssx, asx ,tsx, pf, bass, dm

Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 12.60
(parts SME: CHF 17.-)
Quit evening (2005)

Instrumentation: ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 12.00
(parts SME: CHF 16.-)
Outlooks (2006)

Instrumentation: ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm

Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 14.40
(parts SME: CHF 16.-)
Interact (2006)

Instrumentation: ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 16.80
(parts SME: CHF 18.-)
Marina d' oru (2006)

Instrumentation: ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pf, bass, dm

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 21.00
(Parts SME: CHF 20.-)
Balma (2006)

Instrumentation: ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx

Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 19.80
(Parts SME: CHF 31.-)
Flautetto (2007)

Instrumentation: for 2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute (or 2fl, 2afl)

Duration: 14' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
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CHF: 27.00
parts: CHF 30.-
Missa Serena (2008)

Instrumentation: Gemischter Chor und Jazzseptett (trp,asx,tsx,pos,pno,b,dr)

Texts: lateinischer Messetext

Jazz Messe (8 Sätze)

Duration: 45' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 74.50
Blechtett (2009)

Instrumentation: for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba

Duration: 15' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 29.40
parts: CHF 40.-
Refreshment (2010)

Instrumentation: trp,asx,tsx,pos,pno,b,dr

Jazzseptett

Duration: 5' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 15.60
A good throw (2011)

Instrumentation: fl, cl(ssx), asx

Jazztrio

Duration: 2' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 9.00
Pipello (2011)

Instrumentation: 1.fl,2.fl,trp,pos,pno,b,dr

Jazzseptett

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 16.20
Silence by halfmoon (2011)

Instrumentation: fl,cl(ssx), asx

Jazztrio

Duration: 3' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
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CHF: 9.00
Drei Jazz Fragmente (2017)

Instrumentation: Symphonieorchester und Big Band

Orchesterwerk

Duration: 25' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 52.00
Discography
Morning in Salina (Eigenvertrieb)
Interpreters:
Alex Rüedi Big Band
Works:
Rüedi, Alex: The Last Button (1994)
Rüedi, Alex: Delightful Moments (1994)
Rüedi, Alex: Goal (1999)
Rüedi, Alex: Morning in Salina (2003)
With more works of: Duke Ellington
Ensembles


Last updated: 2020-10-06 16:48:10