Uli Gruber (b. 1964)
Jodler comes from a collection of 38 pieces called Play and Enjoy. It is written in a CONTEMPORARY style but the music has an interesting title…
Yodeling is a form of singing involving rapid changes of pitch between low-pitch and high-pitch notes. It can often be heard in the folk music from Switzerland, Austria, and southern Germany. It can be heard over long distances and dates back many centuries from when herders would call to their sheep and cattle or to their home villages in the mountains.
It is quite unusual – just Click on this image to see the famous yodeller Franzl Lang from Bavaria in the south of Germany:
When the Uli Gruber wrote this piece there were no dynamics but the editor has added dynamics for the exam to give it more interest. The editor has also added the English translation of the title in brackets (Yodeler).