life and work
After basic training at the Collège Saint-Charles in Romont , Bovet attended St. Michael’s College in Freiburg im Üechtland from 1896 to 1900 and then studied in Einsiedeln until 1901 . In 1903 he traveled to the Abbey of Seckau for a study visit in order to complete the seminary in Freiburg.
In 1905 Bovet was ordained a priest. From 1905 to 1908 he spent his time as vicar in the parish of Notre-Dame in Geneva , but then returned to Freiburg to work as a singing teacher at the seminary and in 1910 at the seminary. In the course of the following two decades, Bovet was appointed Kapellmeister in 1923 and canon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in 1930, making him an influential musician in the entire region. He was a citizen of Promasens (now Rue ).
Bovet composed over 2000 works, around half of them secular. In 1985 Jean-Louis Matthey published his catalog raisonné. The best-known song is Le vieux chalet , which is famous beyond the country's borders.
- Jean-Louis Matthey: Joseph (abbé) Bovet . In: Andreas Kotte (Ed.): Theater Lexikon der Schweiz - Dictionnaire du théâtre en Suisse. Volume 1, Chronos, Zurich 2005, ISBN 3-0340-0715-9 , p. 257. (French)
- MB Brouty: Homage to l'Abbé Bovet . Friborg: Éditions St-Paul, 1947
- Robert Tiphaine: Jakob Probst: Un compromis entre tradition et modernité: Sculpter et commémorer en Suisse , PDF , Université de Friborg, 2012
- Patrice Borcard: Bovet, Joseph. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Publications by and about Joseph Bovet in the Helveticat catalog of the Swiss National Library
- Works by and about Joseph Bovet in the catalog of the German National Library
- Abbé Bovet In: ETH Zurich , e-periodica
- Robert Tiphaine: Jakob Probst: Un compromis entre tradition et modernity. Retrieved September 12, 2019 (French).
- Art Freiburg: Probst Jakob, Monument Abbé Joseph Bovet, 1955. Accessed on September 12, 2019 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bovet, Abbé Joseph|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss composer, catholic priest|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 8, 1879|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sâles near Gruyères|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 10, 1951|
|Place of death||Clarens VD|