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The Sonata in G minor op. 21 (1945) is a grand, passionate quest narrative. Lasting ca. 25 minutes, it is as demanding as a virtuoso concerto: most of its texture is like an extended cadenza, with expansive leaps, arpeggios, double stops and extensive use of the high register. Buy now

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Géza Szilvay's Kreutzerini, here adapted for viola by David Banney, consists of 42 finger exercises for perfect intonation in the first position. Kreutzerini is a supplementary material for the Colourstrings Viola ABC Book B  but it can be used independently as well. Buy now

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The volume G of the popular Colourstrings violin tutors by Géza Szilvay studies every position of the violin in a separate volume. The extensive Book G5 – Sixth and Seventh Position follows the key principles of Colourstrings methodology, but it can be fully utilized also without any previous use or knowledge about the Colourstrings method. The innovative and unique visual presentation of the “house of the positions” and preparatory exercises for the challenging passages help the young and older students to fully understand, why and where the different positions are needed. Buy now

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Suite for Helena (Svit för Helena, 1994) for wind quintet is built on folk tunes from Åland Islands. In five movements, it takes a form from classical models (French suite, fuga, scherzo) and also of "family diary" describing the first steps of a baby boy (David's promenade), the bird sounds at the sea next to the summer cottage. Buy now

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Mien (2014) for alto flute, English horn, clarinet, horn & bassoon is based on rippling, wavering, timbre changing effect of bisbigliando. The good-humoured piece has a swinging jingle, and with the duration of ca. 5 minutes is suitable for many kinds of programming. Buy now

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Päärme (Hem) has a pulsative character, especially in the outer sections, and the idea of steady but erratically colourful stitching prompted the amusing and highly unusual word the composer chose for the title of the piece. The hemming in this trio is cheerfully brisk, though the result is not always even intended to be overneat or regular. Duration 10 minutes. Buy now

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Alex Freeman found initial inspiration for his string quartet (2015) in a series of photographs a geologist friend showed him of en échelon veins in rock formations. This single-movement work is ca. 13 minutes long.
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A Wilderness of Sea draws from four of Shakespeare’s most famous works. This 16-part and 15-minute-long piece emphasizes a common thread among those works that addresses two of the most universal aspects of human existence: water and impermanence. Buy now

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This publication includes two pieces by Harri Wessman for flute & guitar:

Pan and the Nymph Pitys (1979) bears the first symptoms of Wessman's later style, the texture being softly dissonant. In an old mythological dictionary the composer found that Pan had had some love affair with an other nymph than famous Syrinx as well, with Pitys (greek pine-tree).

Towards the Night (1978) belongs to Wessman's previous world of tonal entertainment music. It is a melodious ballad, characterized by a short-long rhythm, a lot of seventh and altered chords and a passage, where the guitar takes the leed and plays the melody in tremolo.

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The name of Lara Poe’s solo trumpet work Triton (2019) alludes both the sea god Triton and the shell named after him. The 6-minute-long piece is constructed of two types of material: the combination of a fanfare like trumpet call with a meandering line, and more undulating material. Buy now

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Singel excelsis is composed using the material from an earlier work for three organs. Auvinen finds fascinating the rhythmic characteristics of the organ: "Many of the vibrations and rhythmic fluctuations derived from the overtone series and the natural virtuosity of the instrument is utterly fascinating." Buy now

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The material for Jyrki Linjama's Allerheiligentag cycle is a Finnish folk chorale for All Saints' Day (no. 146 in the Finnish Hymn Book). The second work in the cycle is a piece for orchestra (2009), the third for string quartet. The fourth and fifth are solo works for viola da gamba and violin. Buy now

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These earlier published popular works are now also available as downloadable PDF editions:

SOLO INSTRUMENT:
Aho: Solo XII for viola Buy now
Aho: Solo XIV for clarinet Buy now
Aho: Solo XV for marimba Buy now

VOICE & PIANO:
Hannikainen: Fotspåren i snön Buy now

ORCHESTRA:
Klami: Overture to the play Cobblers on the Heath Buy now

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Tommi Hyytinen's collection of 30 etudes is at the same time instructive, fun and interesting to play. The etudes consist of similar technical challenges what a low horn player confronts in the orchestra, in chamber music and in solo repertoire Buy now

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Esa Pietilä's The Wind Wants examines various kinds of wind: "A balmy summer breeze suddenly gives way to an autumn gale that blows with all its might, whips round corners, forms flurries and howls in the treetops", describes the composer. The 16-minute work includes improvisational passages. Buy now

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