- June 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm #537910
Can you recommend SSAA and TTBB pieces from Finland? Fenno-Swedish and Sami titles are welcome as well.
We are an intermediate chorus. The fewer words, the better, although we’re good with text.
Thank you so much,
MarkJune 16, 2017 at 7:42 am #537916
You may enjoy a piece, recently engraved and soon to be released, by Alliance Music Publications [(800) 350-7750] composed by Riika Pietiläinen-Caffrey entitled “Kottarainen (Starling),” catalog no. 1072.June 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm #537920
We have a transcription of Laulu by Philomela. The lyrics about killed us (took us a year to learn), but your mileage may differ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7EJNXx6070
Email me if you’d like the chart!
CairrilJune 16, 2017 at 10:21 pm #537936
The music of Pekka Kostiainen (Finland) is always very approachable and sings well. His “Sons of Jacob” (Jaakobin pojat) is not too hard and well worth looking at – SSSAA.
You might like to look at my “Laksin mina” (SSA/SSA) published by SULASOL – an arrangement of a Finnish folk-song. and also my “Three Finnish Folksongs” also published by SULASOL.
Have a look at the SULASOL website – there’s an English option. They are the main music publisher for Finland and offer a wide range of high quality scores.
David HamiltonJune 18, 2017 at 10:24 am #537960
Thank you for your recommendations.
Charles, I’ll look up “Kottarainen”.
David, I’ve been considering Jaakobin Pojat. I’m particularly fond of the SSAA version. It’s on my list of options.
I like your arrangement of Läksin.. That’s a great a melody. I use it often with my private musicianship students. We’re already planning to perform an SATB arrangement of mine that involves jaw harps and a shaman drum, (a bit of Tormis influence).
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