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Arlesheim

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Arlesheim is a statistic town and a municipality in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. Its cathedral chapter seat, bishop's residence and cathedral (1681 / 1761) are listed as a heritage site of national significance.The official language of Arlesheim is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.The cathedral has a Baroque organ built by the German builder Johann Andreas Silbermann, based in Alsace, in 1761. The instrument was restored by Metzler in 1959-62, and is an example of the fusion of French and German organ building styles. It has been used in several recordings, including Lionel Rogg's recording of the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, for Harmonia Mundi France in 1970.HistoryArlesheim is first mentioned in 708. In 1239 it was mentioned as Arlisheim.
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