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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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The title Fata morgana (2019) refers to a special weather condition which creates illusory effect of mirage-like fairy castle-like monuments in the horizon of the sea. The 6-minute piece brings forth the frightening bass sonority on double manual, full size harpsichord and the brightness on the treble and makes a dialogue out of them. Buy now

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The "Mass of the Forest" follows the catholic mass with a pantheistic approach. The 30-minute long mass is composed to a Swedish text by Göran Stenius (1909-2000), a Finnish poet, writer and diplomat. Buy now

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Lähi (Finnish for ”near”, ”close by”) for violin and clarinet was composed in a situation when the COVID-19 pandemic had shut down most of the society in the spring 2020. Lähi is a diary-entry like vignette, a picture of a moment, of the fear and anxiety caused by the sudden situation – but also a sounding memory of intimacy and closeness. Dur. 4 mins. Buy now

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The impressionistically flowing 6-minute Bloom (2000) flourishes in three versions: euphonium & piano, tuba & piano and solo euphonium, all included in the package. Buy now

Also these earlier published works for low brass are now available as downloadable PDF editions:
Kalevi Aho: Tuba Concerto (solo part) Buy now
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Dick & Toff in Wonderland (tuba & flute) Buy now
Jennah Vainio: Queen Bee (bass tuba / contrabass tuba) Buy now

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Freeman’s Requiem (2018) was commissioned by the Helsinki Chamber Choir to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Finnish civil war in 1918. Structured around the Latin liturgy of the mass for the dead, the work has a duration of more than an hour and incorporates poems in Finnish, Swedish and English, reflecting both the specific reason for the commission and the universality of human suffering caused by war. Buy now

These separate movements also available as downloadable PDF editions:
Sydämeni laulu (The Song of My Heart, FIN) Buy now
Mikä lienee se lintu ollut (FIN) Buy now
O Years and Graves (ENG) Buy now
Fientliga stjärnor
(SWE) Buy now

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Delfiinimeditaatio (A Dolphin Meditation) is set to Harry Salmenniemi's short story (in Finnish). Salmenniemi's prose gets a modern treatment by Auvinen: repetitions of words and syllables, cutting, onomatopoetism, hissing and sprechgesang methods are employed. Buy now
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These choir classics from Fazer's and Westerlund's collections now available as downloadable PDF editions

MIXED CHOIR:
J.S. Bach: Unser Leben ist ein Schatten
(Elo täällä on vain varjo, SSATTB-ATB) Buy now
Bengt Johansson: Jorden är Herrens
(Mailma on Herran, SSATTB) Buy now
Taneli Kuusisto: Oi Herrani, Jeesukseni
(O Jesus Krist, mitt hopp förvisst, SSAATB) Buy now
Sulo Salonen: Kolme motettia
(Three Motets, SATB) Buy now

DESCANT CHOIR:
Väinö Pesola: Talvi on (SSAA) Buy now

MALE CHOIR:
W.A. Mozart: Veljet, nyt on hetki maljain (Freunde, lasset uns beim Zechen, TTBB) Buy now

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The title of Sonata da chiesa I for piano alludes to the sonata tradition of the Baroque at its weightiest and most solemn. The polyphonic church sonata with its strict adherence to form for a long time occupied an important role in the liturgy (as distinct from the sonata da camera). Duration 14 minutes. Buy now

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Tüür fully exploits the potential of the piano in this three-movement sonata for piano (1985). The 14-minute sonata shows traces of minimalism and impressionism. This new and corrected edition contains an extensive introduction written by Dr. Hando Nahkur. Buy now

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Among the ambitious composition projects by Aho has been to write a concerto for each of the main instruments in the Romantic symphony orchestra. In 2011 the Horn Concerto was completed. The speciality of the work is that the soloist moves around the concert hall during the course of the work. Duration 27 minutes.
Solo horn part Buy now
Study score Buy now

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