NEW PUBLICATIONS

    Pianoetydejä-sarjan 3. osa jälleen saatavissa! Se sisältää eri säveltäjien laatimia monipuolisia harjoituksia perustasoittain ja lisäksi lyhyet maininnat asioista, joihin tulee kiinnittää erityistä huomiota.
    The third part of the etude collection is available again!
    55011-195-0, € 19,60 Buy now

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    Each cycle in this Op. 104a consists of 12 etudes and a finale in a form of a set of variations. They can be programmed in combination with other pieces and as interludes between them. 
    1st: 55011-469-2, € 24,90 Buy now
    2nd: 55011-470-8, € 24,90 Buy now
    3rd: 55011-471-5, € 24,90 Buy now
    4th: 55011-472-2, € 24,90 Buy now

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    for SSAA choir
    Text: Gustav Fröding (Swedish)
    These short songs have a feeling of folk music. Äktenskapsfrågan studies the problems of married life in a humoristic way. Kung Liljekonvalje is a swinging elegy and tells a fairytale of the lilies of the valley deep in the forest. 55011-463-0, € 4,20 Buy now

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    Järnefelt's first composition for stage was music for Topelius's play Miranda (1901). It is a melodrama, 30 minutes in duration, with recitation and choral parts. The story is a fairytale of young Miranda in search for love, surrounded by kings and suitors arond the world. The music includes elegantly swinging waltzes and Oriental colours. Orchestral parts are available for hire. Study score: 55011-468-5, € 21,20 Buy now

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    for saxophone quartet (SATB)
    Quattro capricci composed in 2002-04 and revised in 2006 is in four movements which are, as the title of the work suggest, capricious and imaginative in character.
    55011-467-8, € 39,90 Buy now


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    for wind band
    from "The Great Wall of China" / sarjasta "Kiinan muuri
    An enthrilling concert number and a long-time favorite of concert orchestras. The package contains 1 x score and all parts.
    55011-441-8, € 52,10 Buy now

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    for violin and piano
    Romanze is salon music inspired by Järnefelt's studies in Berlin in 1890-91. The first theme is a swinging cantilena that breaks into arpeggios. The final stretto echoes the spirit of the opening bars.  2019 is the 150th anniversary of Armas Järnefelt.
    55011-466-1, € 18,90 Buy now

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    for guitar
    A solo work made up of four contrasting movements (Allegro intenso-Pesante-Sostenuto-Energico), which are played attacca. The composer says of the title: "...green like the nature, fragile and clear as glass, as light filtered by certain frequences of chromium oxide".
    55011-465-4, € 18,90 Buy now

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    Three songs in Finnish from the opera Veljeni vartija/ My Brother's Keeper.
    Sanasotaa for SSAATTB choir and piano:
    55011-423-4, € 6,70 Buy now
    Onni hymyile
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    for mixed choir, soprano solo and piano:
    55011-422-7, € 4,20 Buy now
    Mustaa, mustaa
    for mixed choir:
    55011-421-0, € 4,20 Buy now

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    for SSAA choir
    These two Christmas carols by Lars Karlsson ("Joulupukin odotuslaulu" and "Pienen tytön joululaulu") are in Finnish. Both the choral and song/chords-notation are included in this publication.
    55011-458-6, € 4,20 Buy now

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    for mixed choir, soprano, pf and glsp
    The Touch of Christmas is a testament of love to the nature and the Christmas season. Available also in Finnish (Joulun kosketus).
    The Touch of Christmas:
    55011-460-9, € 7,20 Buy now
    Joulun kosketus:
    55011-459-3, € 7,20 Buy now

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    Turriago's Sonata for Flute and Piano was commissioned by Sami Junnonen. The work is unusually dark in character. The Sonata reflects Turriago's feelings about the scary and grim future of humankind facing the climate change and erratic world politics.
    55011-462-3, € 29,50 Buy now

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    for male choir and tubular bell
    Mikko Heiniö's Amen for male choir and tubular bell (only one tube Db/C# is needed) contains only the word "Amen", which is explored and displayed in various colours and situations.
    55011-299-5, € 9,90 Buy now

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    for violoncello and marimba
    This work was planned to be a playful race of the soloistic qualities of both the cello and the marimba, showing the instruments as equal partners. The work takes the duo through different textual landscapes and dares the instrumentalists to virtuoso playing and improvisation.
    55011-457-9, € 22,50 Buy now

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    NEWS & EVENTS

    Kalevi Aho will be 70 on 9 March 2019. There will be no fewer than 12 premieres during 2019, starting with the Concerto for Two Bassoons composed on the initiative of Bram van Sambeek (premiered on 18 January by the Warsaw Philharmonic), and followed the next day by Kirje tuolle puolen (A Letter to the Netherworld) for strings by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. On 9 May, the Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano will receive its world premiere by the Antwerp Symphony and the Storioni Trio, and the next day the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and Ismo Eskelinen will play Aho's new Guitar Concerto. The Lahti Symphony will also celebrate Aho by premiering his 17th Symphony on 4 April.

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    The opera Flash Flash by Juhani Nuorvala was premiered on 9 February at Musica nova Helsinki. The other 5 performances have all been cancelled due to a serious flu which has made one of the singers lose his voice. A new slot for the performances will be in May 7-11, 2019 at the Espoo City Theatre. Tickets are on sale starting the 13th of February at Lippupiste web shop (www.lippu.fi), all their box offices and at Espoo City Theatre.

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    The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra premiered Kimmo Hakola's first symphony on 12 December with Hannu Lintu at the Helsinki Music Centre. There was another performance on the following day, and it will also be available in YLE Areena. Read more about Hakola and his thought on the composition process here.

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    Matthew Whittall has been commissioned to write the obligatory piece for the Banff International String Quartet Competition in August 2019. Another work to be premiered next year is the commission from Musica Nova Helsinki for the Crash Ensemble (world premiere on 2 February, in Helsinki).
    Paavo Heininen
    is composing a piece for violin and orchestra as a commission from the St. Michel Strings. There will be two performances: on 23 May in Mikkeli and 24 May in Helsinki. The piece is entitled Sinfonia concertante da camera Op. 144, and the soloist will be Kaija Saarikettu.

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    The year 2021 will mark the centenary of the birth of Joonas Kokkonen. More and more music by him has been finding its way back into concert programmes in the past few years, and his opera Viimeiset kiusaukset (The Last Temptations) is still one of the Finnish operas most often performed. Fennica Gehrman has published a new version of the impressive Requiem he composed in 1981 in memory of his wife. The arrangement by Jouko Linjama is for organ, mixed choir and soloists. The Cello Concerto  has also found an established place in the repertoire; it was heard most recently in the Finals of the International Paulo Cello Competition in October 2018.

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    Fennica Gehrman is delighted to announce our partnership with nkoda, the new subscription service app for digital sheet music, with over 100,000 titles at launch. The first scores include works from our hire and sales catalogues, from some earlier pieces by Jean Sibelius till the music of today, and the aim is to entrust nkoda with our entire catalogues. The scores can be annotated using built-in smart tools. The app is currently available on a 30-day free trial for iPad, iPhone and Android tablet and other versions are due in September 2018.

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    This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Armas Järnefelt, a conductor and composer active in both Finland and Sweden. The Järnefelt Society is compiling a calendar of events in the jubilee year at www.armasjarnefelt.fi. Read more about Järnefelt and his works here.

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    COMPOSERS & WORKS

     

    Click here to go to our composers page where you will find information and sound samples about composers whose works we represent. Included is also a list of anniversaries and repertoire tips. Our catalogue covers a broad spectrum of contemporary and classical music from Finland and Estonia. We also represent works by Shostakovich, Prokofieff and Khachaturian in Finland.


    Sami Juntunen: Gettin' into Groove
    Rytmimusiikin etydejä

    This 154-page book is a treasure trove for pianists who want to play soul, blues boogie-woogie, funk, disco or other Afroamerican pieces - all cleverly composed by Sami Juntunen. The book also gives information about Afroamerican popular music genres and suggests pieces to listen. This version of the book is in Finnish. Buy now


    Ihanuuksien ihmemaa
    Jukka Nykäsen pianosovitukset suomalaisista kansanlauluista, maakuntalauluista ja muista suosituista sävelmistä ovat herättäneet ihastusta.
    Osittain myös improvisaatioon perustuvia alkuperäisiä sovituksia on lyhennetty ja muokattu tätä pianokokoelmaa varten. Tyylilajit liikkuvat ennakkoluulottomasti iloitellen musiikin historiassa romanttista hurmiota, virtuoosisuutta ja huumoria unohtamatta. Tämä kokoelma vie sydämesi! Buy now
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    Finnish Favourites for Piano 1-3 / Suomalaista toiveohjelmistoa 1-3
    Sarja on täydentynyt kolmannella osalla, joka sisältää kiehtovan valikoiman modernin pianomusiikin helmiä, muutamia uusia tuttavuuksia sekä kestoklassikoita.
    This series includes highlights of Finnish piano music from the Romantic period to the present day. The second volume includes e.g. Finlandia and Valse triste by Sibelius. Volume 3 includes modern classics. Buy Vol.1; Buy Vol.2; Buy Vol. 3

    PERFORMANCES

    Soloist Päivi Nisula & Waltteri Torikka/Vaasa City Orchestra, Seinäjoki City Orchestra & Vaasa Opera Choir/ c. Anna-Maria Helsing

    Isokyrö Old Church,...

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    Soloist tbc/Tampere Music Academy/ c. tbc

    Pyynikki Hall, Tampere (Finland)

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    Soloist tbc/Tampere Music Academy/ c. tbc

    Pyynikki Hall, Tampere (Finland)

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    Soloist tbc/Tampere Music Academy/ c. tbc

    Pyynikki Hall, Tampere (Finland)

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    Soloist tbc/Tampere Music Academy/ c. tbc

    City Theatre, Valkeakoski (Finland)

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    Soloist tbc/Tampere Music Academy/ c. tbc

    City Theatre, Valkeakoski (Finland)

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