NEW PUBLICATIONS

    arranged by Esa Ylönen
    These organ transcriptions of Uuno Klami's works are useful in concerts as well as in other congregational use. They can also be used as pedagogic material. 
    55011-448-7, € 19,90 Buy now

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    ohjelmistoa nuorille laulajille ja pianisteille
    Lasten lied! (Children's lied!) is a new kind of repertoire compendium for the very young singers and pianists. This edition of the book is published in Finnish.
    55011-443-2, € 29,90 Buy now

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    for octet (cl, fg, hrn, vl 1, vl 2, vla, vcl, cb).
    In Ballata Concertante (2015-16) Kirmo Lintinen looks back in time, to the Italy of the "trecento" and specifically the Renaissance Florence. It is a rhythmically vibrant piece and intended for performance without a conductor.
    Score and parts are sold together: 55011-440-1, € 48,00 Buy now

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    Finnish Repertoire for Alto Saxophone and Piano opens up the national romantic era treasure box for saxophonists, who will now be able to play and perform works by important Finnish composers of the early 1900s. These new transcriptions are done with three parameters in mind: key, register and level of difficulty. 55011-442-5, € 29,90 Buy now

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    Duos for Violin and Cello, Vol. 1
    21 new and thrilling compositions by László Rossa - an important addition to the Colourstrings materials. 55011-452-4, € 14,50 Buy now
    Duos for Violin and Cello, Vol. 7
    Vol. 7 "Songs from Various Nations" is an around-the-world trip of 11 new pieces by Rossa. 55011-453-1, € 14,50 Buy now

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    Sonata for piccolo and piano, 55011-436-4, Buy now
    Sonata for bassoon and piano, 55011-438-8, Buy now
    Sonata for contrabassoon and piano, 55011-439-5, Buy now
    Sonata for english horn and piano, 55011-437-1, Buy now
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    Gravity Groove
    Turriago's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano was commissioned by Joonatan Rautiola. The work was written in two distinctly separate stages in 2008 and in 2018. In the finale of the Sonata Turriago uses Venezuelan merengue rhythm. The finale ends the work in an euphoric mood. 55011-451-7, € 29,50 Buy now

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    album for horn and strings
    Northlands is a concertante work for horn and strings, written for Tommi Hyytiäinen. The composer writes that Northlands was influenced by his brief experience with Iceland, its epic landscapes and otherworldly light, which had had an immediate and powerful impact both on the composer and the concept for the piece. Study score: 55011-450-0, € 29,90 Buy now

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    arrangement for guitar
    An idiomatic guitar transcription of this Sibelius's solo cello work dating from 1887 when he was 22 years. The work owes much to Bach in terms of its style, although the theme has a certain Finnish-Nordic flavour. Atanaskovic has done a great favour for all guitarists by arranging this work for his instrument. 55011-449-4, € 18,90 Buy now

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    for saxophone trio
    Kyllönen's beautiful and tranquil small-scale polyphonic pieces were originally written for women's choir. This transcription for saxophone trio (soprano, alto, baritone) is done by the composer. Three movements: Alleluia, vidimus stellam; Alleluia II, Alleluia III. Score and parts: 55011-445-6, € 22,50 Buy now

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    The essential first publications and subscription to video lessons for one year! The starter pack #1 contains Minifiddlers videos for one year, Colourstrings Violin ABC Book A and Duettini. The starter pack #2 contains Minifiddlers videos for one year, Colourstrings Violin ABC Book A and Handbook for Teachers and Parents.  
    Starter pack #1: 55011-600-9, € 189,30 Buy now  
    Starter pack #2: 55011-601-6, € 193,00 Buy now

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    The second book in the Colourstrings Viola ABC series. Based on the famous Colourstrings methodology developed by Géza and Csaba Szilvay. In Book B the pupils learn the stopping fingers 1-4 and melodies with two, three, four and five notes. An extensive appendix provides more learning tools. 55011-253-7, € 31,90 Buy now

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    Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
    Event Horizons is an intensely emotional piece, stemming from reflections on the immensity of the universe and one's own place in it. Whittall was greatly affected by the spaciousness and subtle intricacies of Eastern music – the gamelan music of Bali in particularly. 55011-432-6, € 32,90 Buy now

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    for flute, clarinet and guitar
    When composing this piece Vainio underwent many lessons in the school of life. All these left their mark in this work which moves onward like a diesel machine. Score and parts: 55011-430-2, € 31,90 Buy now

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    NEWS & EVENTS

    Juhani Nuorvala will be the focus composer of the October New Music festival 2018 (Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu) in Oulu, Finland. The program presents Nuorvala’s music in two concerts and a lecture by him on 27.-30. September. More information is available at http://lokakuu.fi/

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    Music by Mikko Heiniö can be heard at three focus concerts in autumn. On the programme for 7 October at the Helsinki Conservatory is chamber music and another concert will take place at the Sibelius Museum in Turku on 10 October focusing on Heiniö’s guitar music.
    The Key Ensemble is also celebrating Heiniö with a concert in Turku on 17 November. Dedicated exclusively to choral music by him, the concert will be conducted by Teemu Honkanen.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski is composing an opera for the Savonlinna Opera Festival. It is based on the libretto Regine by Laura Voipio which tells of the life of Danish Regine Olsen and her relationship with the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
    Scheduled to be premiered on 13 November with Susanna Mälkki conducting is Hele for 12 players, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Gustavo Dudamel. In September 2019, the Helsinki Philharmonic will premiere a work it has commissioned from Wennäkoski as the first part of a set of Helsinki Variations commissioned from six composers.

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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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    On 5 September, the Finnish Music Publishers Association chose Kimmo Hakola as Classical Composer of the Year. In defending its choice it said: "He is a fine artist who makes no compromises with his creative self. A strong inner vision combined with what he feels to be the right end result is, for him, a more important source of creativity and incentive than any external pressure. A widely cultured person, he also expends much of his creative energy helping and supporting both his colleagues and the whole of our community in what he does."

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    Fennica Gehrman has signed a publishing agreement with Tuomas Turriago that includes Per Aspera for chamber ensemble and the Concerto for Chamber Ensemble premiered in Tampere early in 2018. The agreement also covers some instrumental works. Turriago has an ambitious project aiming to compose a sonata for every instrument. The most recent ones are for alto saxophone, to be premiered at the Gap international saxophone festival in July and for flute, to be heard for the first time in Helsinki in November.

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    Kalevi Aho keeps getting orders for concertos. He has finished a Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano to be premiered by the Storioni Trio and the Antwerp SO in May 2019, and is at present composing a Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra also for a premiere in May 2019 by Ismo Eskelinen and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Also planned for next year is a Concerto for Bass Clarinet for Mikko Raasakka. One for two bassoons and orchestra has further been commissioned on the initiative of bassoonist Bram van Sambeek.
    Aho’s Sieidi for percussion, has become one of the most performed Finnish concertos. It has already been played nearly 50 times across the world, with soloists Colin Currie, Martin Grubinger and Alexej Gerassimez.

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    Next 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

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