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Items by Pertti Jussila

Results: 55
Title Author Date
Comment: Re: CHARPENTIER MESSE DE MINUIT
There is an edition by Concordia Publishing House in c minor. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Pieces using breath sounds?
Try Luceat by Mikko Heiniö. It begins with breathing sounds whivh describe sounds of a respirator. It is published by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki Finland.
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
I've got to say Friede auf Erden by Arnold Schönberg and An dem Baum Daphne by Richard Strauss. Both of them are absolutely worth the effort.
Comment: Re: Very good but very challenging music.
If your choristers can read c-clefs, you should try Zwei Gesänge op. 34 by Richard Strauss. The beginning of Der Abend will probably kill all your sopranos and tenors. Have fun! Pertti
Comment: Re: Joshua Fit the Battle in a Major Key
There is an arrangement by Robert Sund which has the entire song in major key. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Treble piece with orchestra for 8th grade girls choir
I'd recommend Suita Grammaticale by Aulis Sallinen. It is published by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Favorite Choral-Orchestral Song/Movement
Jean Sibelius: Maan Laulu (Song of the Earth), if your choir is willing to learn a new language...
Comment: Re: Short Choral Requiem Settings
How about portuguese late renaissance: Missa pro Defunctis by Duarte Lobo or Manuel Cardoso?
Comment: Re: Ceremony of Carols - SATB version
The SATB version is very adequate. Just make sure that you have a harpist. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: EXCITING 18-25min Repertoire?
Dear John, you could try Mottetti per la passione by Goffredo Petrassi (Edizioni Suvini Zerboni). Bit of a challenge but very rewarding. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: American Choral Masterworks
I'd say Desert Music by Steve Reich. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Humorous piece for Faculty Choir
My Bonny Lass She Smelleth by PDQ Bach. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Short Iconic 20th Century Choral Piece
Try Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen by Anton Webern. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: SATB choir + Boy (child) sopranos
I'd suggest An dem Baum Daphne by Richard Strauss. Yes, it is a bit of a challenge (to put it mildly) but very rewarding. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Looking for short lively piece by Brahms
Dear Jon, I'd suggest Fest- und Gedenkssprüche op. 109. There are several editions available. It is a bit of a challenge (double choir etc.) but worth the effort. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Opera Chorus with Soprano Solo
Dear Ethan, if you're up for a challenge, try An dem Baum Daphne by Richard Strauss. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Repertoire Request
A Child of Our Time by Michael Tippett would meet your criteria quite nicely. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Fast-paced pieces for mixed choir (4-part) contest
I'd suggest Reggel by György Ligeti. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: "Avant-garde" 20th Century Suggestions?
I'd suggest Venus And Adonis by Bengt Johansson. It is published by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Easier works for double chorus
Try Johann Christoph Bach Motets.   Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: What are your must have pieces for sacred male ensemble?
Messe de Nostre Dame by Guillaume Machaut Viderunt Omnes and Sederunt Principes by Perotinus Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Best settings of quality texts
I'd suggest The Tomb at Akr Çaar by Bengt Johansson with text by Ezra Pound. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: choral orchestral work with no soloists
Concerto non troppo by Pekka Kostiainen. It is actually a parody of concert situation and practises. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: "mourning" repertoire
Dear Jacob, I'd suggest Mottetti per la Passione by Goffredo Petrassi. It is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Suggestions for upbeat SSA(A) that is not a spritual
Dear Tina, I'd recommend Cat And Dog by Miklos Kocsár. It is published by Editio Musica, Budapest, Hungary. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Baroque piece for SATB, 2 violins, basso continuo
Dear Ethan, I'd suggest Membra Jesu Nostri by Buxtehude. Just pick the most suitable cantata of the seven. Regards, Pertti  
Comment: Re: Classical Guitar and Choir
Dear Julian, You could try Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Bit of a challenge but not impossible. It is published by Bote & Bock. http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Romancero-Gitano-Op-152/4126083 Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: The Best not-so-well-known major works
Dear David, I'd suggest I'd suggest Requiem by Camille Saint-Saëns, Die Weihnachtsgeschichte and Choralpassion by Hugo Distler and St, Matthew Passion by Johann Valentin Meder. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Faure Requiem go-withs
Dear Jerome, I'd suggest Stabat Mater by Károl Szymanowski. In order to make it even more demanding, you should perform it in Polish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ-wUTycX8Y Best wishes, Pertti
Forum message: A little clarification on the choir survey
Dear colleagues, Yesterday I released a little survey about choir life. John Howell contacted me about the question concerning which kind of choir you sing or conduct. Since it is a check box question, you can check as many alternatives as you see fit. In case you missed the survey form, here ...
Forum message: A Survey for Choir Singers and Conductors
Dear colleagues, I made a little form regarding choral life, and I would be very grateful if you would take part in this survey. It won't take more than 5 minutes to fill. To take part, click on this link:  https://lomake.tamk.fi/v3/lomakkeet/9926/lomake.html I will...
Comment: Re: If YOUR Chamber Choir were selected for . . . .
Dear Mike, I'd suggest Zwei Gesänge Op. 34 by Richard Strauss. Talk about "slow food"... Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: rhythmic finnish piece for treble choir
I'd suggest Lorulailee by Pekka Kostiainen. It is published by Sulasol, Helsinki, Finland. Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpaFrOjarIs Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Your all time favorite SSA piece
Cum Essem Parvulus and Pater Noster by Bengt Johansson. Both of them are published by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: Companion Piece for Lauridsen "Lux Aeterna"
Requiem by Herbert Howells. Regards, Pertti
Comment: Re: music for children's chorus and orchestra
I'd suggest Suita Grammaticale by Aulis Sallinen. It is publishes by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: Major Work recommendation
How about L'amours de Ronsard by Darius Milhaud?   Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: SATB with cello
Cantico Del Sole by Sofia Gubaidulina for cello, percussion and mixed choir. http://www.sikorski.de/475/en/0/a/0/orchesterwerke/1028529_sonnengesang_fuer_violoncello_kammerchor_und.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfQd2YOw74A Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: Swedish choral music publishers
Try there: http://www.gehrmans.se/english/ Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: French repertory
Here's a couple: Le Roi David by Arthur Honegger Christmas Oratorio and Requiem by Camille Saint-Saëns   Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: Italian Men's Chorus Music
Dear Joseph, Veljo Tormis has arranged a song called E sù, e sù, e sù and it is published by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: Large 20-30 minute work
Dear David, I'd suggest Stabat Mater by Karol Szymanowski. In order to make it sound authentic, it must be sung in Polish. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: Major work with concert band?
I'd suggest Desert Music by Steve Reich. There are two versions of this work: full or reduced band. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: Sarteano workshop
I was there in 2006 and it is worth considering when deciding in which conducting workshop to attend. Sarteano is a very picturesque little town and overall the whole workshop was very inspiring and gave many useful ideas. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: What is your favorite????
I'd say Choir Concerto by Alfred Schnittke.
Comment: Re: Need HS men's quartet contest piece ASAP
How about Saltarelle by Camille Saint-Saëns? It is published by Edition Salabert. Pertti
Comment: Re: Seeking repertoire suggestions...
Dear Craig, I'd suggest Pseudo Yoik Lite by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: "Love" Song Suggestions
Dear Danielle, I'd take more "tell it like it is" -approach towards the subject and choose L'Amour, le Mort et la Vie by Clemént Janequin. Best wishes, Pertti
Comment: Re: musical director/liturgy team disagreement
Dear Cathy, I think what the liturgy team is trying to do, is in order to hide their incompetence in solving this dilemma they shove it into your shoulders. As the previous comments have pointed out, all these kinds of efforts take a lot of time if you really want to do it well. Is the liturgy team ...
Comment: Re: a cappella english work to link to french repertoire
Dear Hebe, May I recommend The Tomb at Akr Caar by Bengt Johansson. It requires a baritone soloist and is published by Fennica Gehrman, Helsinki, Finland. Greetings, Pertti