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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. 55009-610-3, € 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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    for cello and piano
    Einojuhani Rautavaara reworked his touching song from the opera Aleksis Kivi for cello and piano in 2000. The melody is solemn and calm, in the style of chanson sans paroles - fit for many occasions.
    55011-431-9, € 15,50 Buy now

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    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.
    55011-396-1, € 36,20 Buy now

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    New completely revised 2018 version available!
    The Handbook for Teachers and Parents guides through books A–F and Yellow Pages I–III, offering expert advice and methodological support to teaching with the Colourstrings® method. 
    55011-249-0, € 29,90 Buy now

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    Hymnos II for solo horn, 55011-425-8, € 11,00 Buy now
    Arioso for solo horn, 55011-426-5, € 11,00 Buy now
    Elegy for horn and harp, 55011-427-2, € 20,00 Buy now
    Ancient Songs... for horn and piano, 55011-428-9, € 16,50 Buy now

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    arr. for organ
    Andante festivo is originally composed for string quartet by Jean Sibelius. This solemn, hymn-like composition fits perfectly for the organ. Pianist, cantor-organist Esa Ylönen's transcription is based on Karl Ekman's piano transcription.
    55011-420-3, € 12,00 Buy now


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    Mina källor for mixed choir, 55011-418-0, € 4,20 Buy now
    Som en våg for mixed choir, 55011-417-3, € 4,20 Buy now
    Koralmetamorfoser for flute, viola and harp, 55011-419-7, € 24,40 Buy now

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    This critical edition edited by Jan Lehtola presents for the first time Merikanto’s complete works for organ: the earliest extensive concert pieces written in Finland.  55011-409-8, € 32,90 Buy now

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    Kirmo Lintinen's Concerto for Guitar is charming music that bubbles on with an unresisting power. The elegant whirls of waltz and dreamy sections lead to a folk-dance-like finale. Piano reduction and solo part: 55011-413-5, € 32,80 Buy now

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    for double bass and piano
    The main ingredients of Karlsson's musical expression are free-tonality, traditional forms and natural musicianship.
    Sonata da camera was composed in 2017. The work is divided in four movements: Lento, Presto, Andante Moderato, Allegro. 55011-416-6, € 16,70 Buy now

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    This work for quintet (fl, cl, vl, vcl, pf) was awarded the second prize at the VIII International Henri Dutilleux Composition Contest in 2017. It presents musical tributes to artists including Albers, Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Pollock, Kafka, Harms, Calvino and Borges. Performance score (for one musician): 55011-415-9, € 12,50 Buy now

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    This is the B book guide in Finnish for the popular Colour Keys Piano tutor. It is designed for young begin­ners. As a child-centered method Colour Keys intro­duces new musical concepts in the simplest manner possible. The coloured staff is constructed gradually from a single-line staff into a five-line staff. 55011-414-2 € 8,10 Buy now

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    News & Events

    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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    Lotta Wennäkoski’s Flounce was a BBC commission for the last night of the Proms in September 2017. It has since been heard in Helsinki, Tampere and Gothenburg, and is down for no fewer than 12 more performances. In the autumn season, Hannu Lintu will conduct it with the Finnish RSO at the Turku Festival and give it its US premiere with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Flounce is also fixed for the opening concert of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s season, with Thomas Søndergård conducting, and for concerts by the Swedish Radio Symphony and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. The Helsinki Philharmonic under Susanna Mälkki will be taking it to the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and elsewhere during its European tour in April 2019.

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    Kimmo Hakola will be 60  on 27 July. Concerts with Hakola's music are being planned for autumn and his Clarinet Concerto continues to tour the world to enthusiastic audiences with Kari Kriikku as the soloist. Read more about Hakola and his works and listen to audio samples here.

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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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    Paavo Heininen turned 80 on 13 January 2018. He is a central figure of the Finnish music scene with his career as a composer and teacher of the new composer generation.
    Heininen's works are being heard during the year in several concerts, e.g. on his birthday at the Järvenpää Hall. New works are also in the pipeline. He has, among other things, written duos for every orchestral instrument and piano, composed six string quartets and written a lot of piano pieces, many of which have not been premiered yet.

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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.


    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


    Jean Sibelius: Piano Miniatures
    A collection of 24 most popular piano pieces, among them the Etude, Spruce and Romance in D-flat. 29,90 Buy now