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    Dayer, Emile

    Author, composer and translator who co-founded L’Alouette a ete fonde, a group dedicated to preserving the local culture of Heremence, Switzerland, through the performance of songs and dances in authentic period costumes. 


    He was also active with Choeur Saint-Nicolas as a director in 1959 and 1972 and as an organist in 1988. 


    Emile translated the text of Jean Daetwyler’s “Noel Valaisan” into French and a recording of the work appeared on Christmas in Switzerland in 1987, the same year that found him ensconced in Federation des Societes de Chant du Valais. 


    He also wrote a book called Reves et Realites D’autrfois:  Heremence – Val des Dix:  De L’ombre a la Lumiere, which hit the shelves in January 1999.


    Chanson du Rhone recordings

    Noel Valaisan (Jean Daetwyler)

    Translator – Emile Dayer

    Musica Helvetica MH CD 69.2 (Christmas in Switzerland)



    1. http://www.allbookstores.com/author/Emile_Dayer.html
    2. http://www.choeur-st-nicolas.ch/historique.htm
    3. http://www.chanter.ch/web/index.php?hid=1&hid1=3&hid2=5&hid3=4
    4. http://www.costumes-valais.ch/fr/trachten/heremence.htm










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