2017 Switzerland Silver 20 CHF Yodeling BU
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In June 2017, the 30th Swiss Yodelling Festival will take place in Brig-Glis with 15,000 performers and over 150,000 visitors expected to attend.
Performers, guests, visitors and Valais residents can look forward to four activity-packed days with first-rate performances and warm camaraderie.
In Switzerland and other Alpine countries, yodeling developed into song in the 19th century, usually as the choruses of folk songs.
- Contains .54 oz of Silver.
- Comes sealed from the Swiss Mint.
- Mintage of only 28,000.
- Obverse: Depicts a traditional Swiss couple yodeling with two persons in the back with alpine horn and swiss flag above.
- Reverse: Switzerland's official name, Confederatio Helvetica, is shown along with the face value and date.
- Guaranteed by the Swiss Mint.
Yodeling originated as a call from mountain to mountain, a way of communicating from one alpine farmstead to another. A love for nature and for one’s homeland are still central to this unique and instantly recognizable Alpine music. The original “natural” yodel was a form of communication in mountainous and inaccessible regions and was also used during cattle drives. A yodel or “jutz” is a melody sung using non-lexical vocables, i.e. sounds that are not words, with frequent repeated changes in pitch between the chest register and the head register (falsetto). Well-known natural yodels that are often improvised spontaneously include the "Muotataler Jüüzli", which is sung with two or three voices, and the polyphonic "Zäuerli" and "Ruggusserli" from Appenzell.
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