NEW PUBLICATIONS

    The corrected and updated edition of the piano reduction of the opera Viimeiset kiusaukset (1973–75) is made by Pekka Asikainen (who has worked with it as a répétiteur for decades) and the conductor Ulf Söderblom. The publication marks the 100th anniversary of Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996), celebrated in 2021. 
    55011-617-7, € 42,60 Buy now

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    Aarre Merikanto (1893–1958) composed his string sextet in 1932 for the competition of Library of Congress, Washington. The work was however not accepted because it was sent without the performance material, after which Merikanto cut out many segments. In 1993 Paavo Heininen completed the 22-minute work.
    Score & parts 55011-528-6, € 62,00 Buy now

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    These three songs (2015) capture little moments of childhood wonder. Lilian Moore (1909–2004) was a poet and editor who helped makíng children's books more affordable and worked to combat racial stereotypes in children's literature.
    55011-569-9, € 4,80 Buy now

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    Kalevi Aho composed the second violin concerto in 2015 for the Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä. The 32-minute concerto is a large-scale virtuoso work dominated by the soloist. The piano reduction is made by Kari Vehmanen.
    Solo part & piano reduction 55011-615-3, € 43,50 Buy now

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    Tauno Pylkkänen (1918–1980) was a prolific opera composer, his breakthrough being the opera Mare and his son (1943). Among the 10 operas he wrote orchestral music and songs.
    Lintu (Fågeln / The Bird) op. 1/1, poem by Einari Vuorela. 55016-484-0, € 5,90 Buy now
    Kaivotiellä (På brunnsvägen / At the Well) op. 1/2, poem by Einari Vuorela. 55016-485-7, € 5,90 Buy now
    Rannalla (On the Shore) op. 25a/6, poem by Saima Harmaja. 55016-482-6, € 4,90 Buy now
    Ruskojen ruusut (Sunset Roses)
    op. 26/3, poem by L. Onerva. 55016-481-9, € 5,90 Buy now
    Veran aaria oopperasta Varjo (Vera's aria from the opera Shadow) op. 52, lyrcis by Hjalmar Bergman. 55016-487-1, € 5,90 Buy now
    Kuun silta (Die Mondbrücke / The Moon River) op. 55, four songs to poems by Yrjö Jylhä. 55016-483-3, € 7,90 Buy now
    Satakieli (Die Nachtigall / The Nightingale)
    op. 68/1, poem by Unto Kupiainen. 55016-486-4, € 5,90 Buy now
    Ilon ja surun lauluja (Songs of Joy And Sorrow)
    op. 79, five songs to poems by Aaro Hellaakoski. 55016-488-8, € 6,90 Coming soon

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    The first five symphonies by Erkki Melartin (1875–1937) represent the Finnish National Romantic music heritage based on Austo-German orchestral tradition. Melartin considered the Symphony No. 3 as his “testament” and a “description of a battle towards enjoying life”. The new Melartin symphonies editions of are born as a project of Erkki Melartin Society with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
    Study score 55011-134-9, € 34,50 Buy now

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    The music of Kai Nieminen does not conform to any “isms”. He remarks: “I feel like I am a painter in music, who having seen or experienced something attempts to give that something a shape in music.” The flute concerto Palomar was written for Patrick Gallois and premiered 2001 in Milan, Italy.
    Study score 55009-637-0, € 34,50 Buy now
    Solo part & piano reduction 55011-613-9, € 29,90 Buy now

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    Halla (1992) was made as the compulsory piece for a Nordic violin and piano duo competition in Vaasa 1992. For some reason the competition was however cancelled so the piece was not premiered until 1994 by Semmy Stahlhammer and Juhani Lagerspetz at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Duration 8 minutes.
    55011-496-8, € 13,50 Buy now

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    Lied (2017) was composed as an 80th-birthday gift for Jouko Teikari, former solo oboist in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The 5,5-minute piece highlights the singing aspect of oboe, Lied is like a long instrumental song.
    55011-614-6, € 13,50 Buy now

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    Pekka Juhani Hannikainen (1854–1924) oli merkittävän musiikkisuvun päämies ja säveltäjänä muutamaa teoriatuntia lukuun ottamatta itseoppinut. Hän sävelsi elinaikanaan yli kaksisataa laulua kuorotoiminnan innoittamana, suurimman osan sekakuorolle. Kansallisen heräämisen nousukauteen ajoittuvat laulut liittyvät aiheiltaan suomalaiseen perinteeseen.
    A spring song for mixed choir from the golden era of Finnish national romantic period.
    55016-480-2, € 2,00 Buy now

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    Väinö Hannikainen (1900–1960) was one of the five sons of composer P.J. Hannikainen. He studied in Helsinki, Berlin and Paris and wrote a ballet, a chamber opera, music for his own instrument harp and a vast number of songs and cantatas.
    Karhunpoika (Little Bear) is set to the text by Lauri Hannikainen. 55016-479-6, € 5,90 Buy now
    Meine Seele sucht (My Soul Seeks) is set to the text by Wally Steen. 55016-477-2, € 5,90 Buy now
    Talvi-iltahämärässä (Winter Dusk) is set to the text by Larin-Kyösti. 55016-478-9, € 5,90 Buy now

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    Ilmari Hannikainen (1892–1955) was the most prominent Finnish concert pianist during the first decades of the 1900s. He also was one of the country's most established composers.
    Miksi laulat lintuseni 55016-475-8, € 5,90 Buy now
    Äidin silmät (Mors ögon) 55016-474-1, € 4,90 Buy now
    Min moder (Oi äiti armas) 55016-473-4, € 4,90  Buy now
    Rauha (Frid) 55016-472-7, € 5,90 Buy now
    Det gäller (Es gilt) 55016-471-0, € 4,90 Buy now
    Kyyneleet / Die Tränen 55016-467-3, € 5,90 Buy now
    Satu / Märchen 55016-468-0, € 5,90 Buy now
    Phoenix 55016-469-7, € 5,90 Buy now
    Rannalla istuja 55016-464-2, € 5,90 Buy now
    Hämärän laulu 55016-465-9, € 5,90 Buy now
    En kärleksdikt 55016-466-6, € 5,90 Buy now
    Abendständchen 55016-470-3, € 5,90 Buy now
    Kaksi joululalulua (Two Christmas Songs)
    1. Tie Betlehemiin, 2. Joulun sanoma. 55016-476-5, € 5,90 Buy now

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    Six delightful miniatures from Leevi Madetoja (1887–1947, one of the most significant Finnish contemporaries of Sibelius) are now available as new guitar arrangements by Lauri Manninen. The Miniatures suite (1914) has five movements: The Evening Star, Valsette, Nocturne, The Game and The Children’s March. The Legend from Suite Pastorale (1916) was also originally composed for piano.
    55011-611-5, € 13,20 Buy now

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    Mikko Heiniö composed his Sonata for Guitar (2019) with the instrument on his lap. The inspiring cooperation with the guitarist Patrik Kleemola can be heard throughout the four-movement sonata. The overall duration is ca. 14 minutes.
    55011-605-4, € 23,30 Buy now

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    Rautavaara's First Symphony was written in 1955 in the United States. The composer revised the symphony first in 1988 and second time in 2003 when the movement Poetico was added.
    Study score 55011-588-0,  € 29,60 Buy now

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    Two Mythical Scenes for orchestra was completed in 1956 when Sallinen was Aarre Merikanto’s composition student. The work received its first performance only after a good deal of pressure from Prof. Merikanto’s side, and was finally premiered in a concert by the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jussi Jalas.
    Study score 55011-610-8,  € 22,50 Buy now

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    Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) was still seeking to establish a style of his own in his early instrumental works. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in the late 1950s, first with Aarre Merikanto (reknown for his Neoclassical style) and then with Joonas Kokkonen (who was transitioning from Neoclassicism to dodecaphony). Twelve-tone music had won fairly widespread acceptance in contemporary Finnish music and Sallinen was influenced too. The Variations (1961-62) are Sallinen’s first real work for the cello (the instrument that would later be one of his favourites), its warm, deep voice corres-ponding to the often dark undercurrent of his music.
    Study score 55011-608-5,  € 24,90 Buy now
    Piano reduction 55011-609-2, € 19,90 Buy now

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    The texts of Alex Freeman’s Calle sin nombre (2019) are drawn from quotations of families seeking asylum who are victims of the policies of family separation aggressively and abruptly enacted by the administration of President Donald Trump. These desperate words tread with bare feet across shards of fragmented lines from Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus. The score includes a rehearsal piano reduction.
    55011-568-2, € 11,90 Buy now

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    NEWS & EVENTS

    There are 14 new editions by female composers available in our web shop. The works are treasures from the old Fazer achives and include vocal and instrumental music as well as a work for string orchestra: Stillhet by Ida Moberg (1859–1947). The other pieces are by Minna von Knorring (1846–1918), Helvi Leiviskä (1918–1944) and Ann-Elise Hannikainen (1946–2012). Some editions are available as pdf files.

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    Fennica Gehrman has published PDF-editions of 452 choral pieces. Most of the works are from the renowned Chorus series or from the Westerlunds körsamling series. Many pieces have been out of print for a long time. Included are many everlasting favourites such as the Grace Song (Armolaulu) by Kari Tikka. Several songs have texts in Swedish or other languages. The PDF selection is available here in our web shop where you can browse the pieces by choir type and see sample pages.

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    Due to restrictions in postal deliveries, web shop orders can be sent only to the countries listed below. Please contact us directly at info(at)fennicagehrman.fi should you wish to order our publications to other countries.
    Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam.

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    Fennica Gehrman has signed a publishing agreement with Antti Auvinen (b. 1974). A stimulating figure on the Finnish classical music scene, Auvinen is particularly interested in rhythm, timbre and the potential of multimedia. Many of his works feature video as a musical element. The new agreement covers 13 works, including Himmel Punk, Digital Madrigal and Turbo Aria for orchestra. There are also some brand-new works in sight.

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    The musical fairytale Hiiri (The Mouse, 2013) by Satu Simola is a concert experience for the whole family. It tells the story of a lonely mouse that builds and lives in a monster machine as protection from the world, until a bird of paradise lands on the machine. A choral and orchestral conductor, Simola has conducted her work at several concerts. It is now available in two versions: for narrator and chamber ensemble or chamber orchestra, and in Finnish, Swedish, English and Chinese among others. A study score is soon available for sale.

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    Seppo Pohjola is a prolific, highly-acclaimed composer with a catalogue that so far includes five symphonies, concertos and chamber music. His discs have won excellent reviews in such prestigious publications as Gramophone. Fennica Gehrman is now to publish his four string quartets, and also his Helsinki Variations – a commission from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    Jyrki Linjama’s church opera Three Letters to Laestadius (Kolme kirjettä Laestadiukselle) is now available as a video online. The production was staged in Oulu on 12 October, as part of Oulu’s contemporary music festival. The story takes place while the Swedish revivalist preacher Lars Levi Laestadius is dying, and addresses major human issues in a dream-like state. The title role is sung by Esa Ruuttunen and the stage director is Michael Baran, who wrote the libretto with Linjama. The Soli Deo Gloria chamber orchestra is conducted by Juhani Lamminmäki. Watch the prologue and 1st act. Watch the 2nd nd 3rd acts.

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    Fennica Gehrman acquired the Edition Elvis catalogue administered by the Finnish Music Creators’ Association (Suomen Musiikintekijät) on 15 January. The catalogue includes orchestral arrangements as well as repertoire for wind orchestra. Fennica Gehrman also now administers the light music catalogue of Warner/Chappell Music Finland and is thus well equipped to supply works in the light and wind orchestra categories.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski turned 50 on 8 February 2020. Music by Wennäkoski, e.g. her delightful Jong for juggler and orchestra, was performed during spring and there was a birthday concert by the Avanti! chamber orchestra. Wennäkoski is at present composing an opera, Regine, for the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Read more about Lotta on our composer page

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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.


    Yhdessä pianolla
    sai alkunsa tekijöiden innosta kehittää pianonsoiton ryhmätunteja: luoda uutta materiaalia yhdessä soitettavaksi sekä tarjota monipuolista ja luovaa näkökulmaa muusikkouteen vapaan säestyksen, improvisoinnin ja säveltämisen kautta. Kirjan kappaleet koostuvat tuttujen kansanlaulujen ja klassisen musiikin teosten sovituksista sekä uusista sävellyksistä. Mukana melodia-, sävel- ja rytmikortit, joita voi käyttää improvisointi- ja sävellystehtävissä tai apuvälineenä rytmien ja nuottien opetteluun vaikkapa muistipeliä pelaten. Kirjalla on oma YouTube -kanava, ja kappaleita pääsee kuulemaan myös QR-koodeilla. Oppilaan kirja / Opettajan opas


    Paris Impressions is Heikki Sarmanto's inspiring and lovely piano album! These 20 jazzy pieces are full of nostalgia and love for Paris in improvised variations. Buy now
    See sample pages:
    Les Lilas
    Les Bouquinistes
    Foire du Trone


    Around the World in 30 Pit-Stops / Maailman ympäri 30 biisissä
    is Sami Juntunen's collection of exciting piano pieces designed to cast you into a whirl-pool of world music with rhythms, harmonies and melodies of different cultural and geographical regions. Watch the videos in Youtube! / Buy now
    Remember also Gettin' into Groove (Rytmimusiikin etydejä) by Juntunen - a 154-page book and a treasure trove for pianists who want to play soul, blues boogie-woogie, funk, disco etc. Buy now


    Ihanuuksien ihmemaa on
    Jukka Nykäsen ihastusta herättänyt pianosovitusten kokoelma
    , jonka tyylilajit liikkuvat ennakkoluulottomasti iloitellen musiikin historiassa. Tämä kokoelma vie sydämesi! Osta verkkokaupasta / Esipuhe / Sisältö / Näytesivuja: Karjalan kunnailla - Romanssi (Fougstedt) - Hyljätyn valitus - Suvivirsi

    Kyushu Symphony Orchestra/ c. Okko Kamu

    Fukuoka Symphony Hall, Fukuoka (Japan)

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