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Saarella Palaa, Fire on the Island - Choral music by Jean Sibelius / Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano; Jorma Hynninen, baritone; Folke Gräsbeck, piano; Harri Viitanen, organ

> Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14, JS 160c (version for choir) - Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14, JS 160c (version for choir)
> 6 Partsongs, Op. 18 (text of Kanteletar, Kalevala and Aleksis) - No. 1. Sortunut aani (The Broken Voice)
> 6 Partsongs, Op. 18 (text of Kanteletar, Kalevala and Aleksis) - No. 3. Venematka (The Boat Journey)
> 6 Partsongs, Op. 18 (text of Kanteletar, Kalevala and Aleksis) - No. 4. Saarella palaa (Fire on the Island)
> 6 Partsongs, Op. 18 (text of Kanteletar, Kalevala and Aleksis) - No. 6. Sydameni laulu (Song of my Heart)
> Min rastas raataa (The Thrush's Toiling), JS 129 - Min rastas raataa (The Thrush's Toiling), JS 129
> Isanmaalle (To the Fatherland), JS 98a - Isanmaalle (To the Fatherland), JS 98a
> Costa - Oje Caruli (Oh Caroline), JS 99 - Costa - Oje Caruli (Oh Caroline), JS 99
> Cottrau - Trippole trappole, JS 99 - Cottrau - Trippole trappole, JS 99
> Listen to the Water Mill, JS 122 - Listen to the Water Mill, JS 122
> Ej med klagan (Not with lamentation), JS 69 - Ej med klagan (Not with lamentation), JS 69
> Man fran slatten och havet (People of Land and Sea), Op. 65a - Man fran slatten och havet (People of Land and Sea), Op. 65a
> On lapsonen syntynyt meille (A Child is Born Unto Us), JS 142 - On lapsonen syntynyt meille (A Child is Born Unto Us), JS 142
> Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II, JS 104 (text by P. Cajander) - Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II, JS 104: Terve ruhtinatar (Hail, O Princess)
> Islossningen i Ulea alv (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River), Op. 30 - Islossningen i Ulea alv (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River), Op. 30: Nejden andas (The Landscape Breathes)
> Cantata for the Helsinki University ceremonies of 1897, JS 106 - Cantata for the Helsinki University ceremonies of 1897, JS 106: Soi kunniaksi Luojan (Hymn in Praise of the Lord) (version for choir)
> Morgonens och aftonens portar (Thou Makest the Outgoings of the Morning and Evening to Rejoice) - Morgonens och aftonens portar (Thou Makest the Outgoings of the Morning and Evening to Rejoice)
> Der Konig traumte (The King Saw a Dream) - Der Konig traumte (The King Saw a Dream)
> Dies ist der Tag des Herren (This is the Day which the Lord Hath Made) - Dies ist der Tag des Herren (This is the Day which the Lord Hath Made)
> Die Wasser sahen dich (The Waters Saw Thee) - Die Wasser sahen dich (The Waters Saw Thee)
> Herr, du bist ein Fels (Lord, You are a Rock) - Herr, du bist ein Fels (Lord, You are a Rock) (version for choir and piano)
> Kolme johdantovuorolaulua (3 Introductory Antiphons), JS 110 - No. 1. Palmusunnuntaina (On Palm Sunday)
> Kolme johdantovuorolaulua (3 Introductory Antiphons), JS 110 - No. 2. Pyhainpaivana tai hautajaisjumalanpalveluksissa On All Saints' Day)
> Kolme johdantovuorolaulua (3 Introductory Antiphons), JS 110 - No. 3. Kristillisissa nuorisojuhlissa (For Christian Youth Ceremonies)
> Finlandia-hymni - Finlandia-hymni (Finlandia Hymn)

Album Summary

>Sibelius, Jean : Rakastava (The Lover), for male chorus (with or without string orchestra), JS 160
>Sibelius, Jean : The Broken Voice (Sortunut aani), partsong for (or mixed) male chorus, Op. 18/7
>Sibelius, Jean : The Boat Journey (Venematka), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/9
>Sibelius, Jean : Fire on the Island (Saarella palaa), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/3
>Sibelius, Jean : The Song of my Heart (Sydameni laulu), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/6
>Sibelius, Jean : The Thrush's Toiling (Min rastas raataa), partsong for male chorus, JS 129
>Sibelius, Jean : To the Fatherland (Isanmaalle), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/1
>Sibelius, Jean : Ohi "Caroli", Italian song for chorus & instruments (fragments), JS 99/1
>Sibelius, Jean : Trippole trappole, folk song arrangement for chorus & instruments (fragments), JS 99/2
>Sibelius, Jean : Listen to the Water Mill, for unison chorus, JS 122
>Sibelius, Jean : Not with Lamentations (Ej med klagan), for chorus, JS 69
>Sibelius, Jean : People of Land & Sea (Man fran slatten och havet), partsong for chorus, Op. 65/1
>Sibelius, Jean : A Child Is Born Unto Us (On lapsonen syntynyt meille), for chorus, JS 142
>Sibelius, Jean : Terve ruhtinatar, for children's chorus, JS 104
>Sibelius, Jean : Nejden andas, for children's chorus (arranged from The Breaking of the Ice on the River Oulu)
>Sibelius, Jean : We praise Thee, Our Creator (Soi kunniaksi Luojan), for chorus, Op. 23/6a
>Sibelius, Jean : Work(s)
>Sibelius, Jean : Introductory Antiphons (3), for chorus and organ, Op. 107
>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, December 2012
Fascinating manuscript fragments and student exercises appear alongside Finnish and Swedish-language choral classics...Supple, springy choral singing.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2013
Where the newcomer scores is in a clutch of real rarities, the least of which - the five student Contrapuntal Exercises written in 1887-90 - are fascinating (and also very taxing to sing)...Dominante's 40 [singers] do it [Man fran slatten och havet] proud, Christian Starke's sound superbly capturing throughout their finely nuanced interpretations.



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>Sibelius, Jean : Rakastava (The Lover), for male chorus (with or without string orchestra), JS 160
  • Performers: Jorma Hynninen (Baritone); Monica Groop
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Ensemble: Dominante Choir
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Sibelius, Jean : The Broken Voice (Sortunut ääni), partsong for (or mixed) male chorus, Op. 18/7
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : The Boat Journey (Venematka), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/9
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Sibelius, Jean : Fire on the Island (Saarella palaa), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/3
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Sibelius, Jean : The Song of my Heart (Sydämeni laulu), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/6
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : The Thrush's Toiling (Min rastas raataa), partsong for male chorus, JS 129
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : To the Fatherland (Isänmaalle), partsong for male chorus, Op. 18/1
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Sibelius, Jean : Ohi "Caroli", Italian song for chorus & instruments (fragments), JS 99/1
  • Performers: Jorma Hynninen (Baritone); Folke Grasbeck (Piano)
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1898

>Sibelius, Jean : Trippole trappole, folk song arrangement for chorus & instruments (fragments), JS 99/2
  • Performer: Folke Grasbeck (Piano)
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897-1898

>Sibelius, Jean : Listen to the Water Mill, for unison chorus, JS 122
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1907

>Sibelius, Jean : Not with Lamentations (Ej med klagan), for chorus, JS 69
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Sibelius, Jean : People of Land & Sea (Män från slätten och havet), partsong for chorus, Op. 65/1
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Sibelius, Jean : A Child Is Born Unto Us (On lapsonen syntynyt meille), for chorus, JS 142
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1929

>Sibelius, Jean : Terve ruhtinatar, for children's chorus, JS 104
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1913

>Sibelius, Jean : Nejden andas, for children's chorus (arranged from The Breaking of the Ice on the River Oulu)
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Sibelius, Jean : We praise Thee, Our Creator (Soi kunniaksi Luojan), for chorus, Op. 23/6a
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913-1914

>Sibelius, Jean : Work(s) :: Contrapuntal Exercises
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1957

>Sibelius, Jean : Work(s) :: Contrapuntal Exercises
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1957

>Sibelius, Jean : Work(s) :: Contrapuntal Exercises
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1957

>Sibelius, Jean : Work(s) :: Contrapuntal Exercises
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1957

>Sibelius, Jean : Work(s) :: Contrapuntal Exercises
  • Performer: Folke Grasbeck (Piano)
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1957

>Sibelius, Jean : Introductory Antiphons (3), for chorus and organ, Op. 107
  • Performers: Jorma Hynninen (Baritone); Harri Viitanen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Sibelius, Jean : Finlandia Hymn (Finlandia Hymni), for chorus & organ (or harmonium), Op. 113/12
  • Conductor: Seppo Murto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1938