JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): Rakastava, JS 160c, 6 Songs, Op. 18 - Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 6, Busy as a Thrush, JS 129, To the Fatherland, JS 98a, Italian Folk Song Arrangements, JS 99, Listen to the Water Mill, JS 122, Not with Lamentation, JS 69, Men from Land and Sea, JS 65a, A Child is Born Unto Us, JS 142, Hail, O Princess, JS 104, The Landscape Breathes, May the Hymn of Honour Now Resound from Cantata for the University Graduation Ceremonies of 1897, JS 106, 5 Contrapuntal Exercises, 3 Introductory Antiphons, JS 110, Finlandia Hymn.
Catalogue Number: 10O055
Description: This single-disc contains most of the Dominante Choir-performed pieces included in Vol. 11 of "The Sibelius Edition" (only 6 of the 34 Contrapuntal Exercises in the box-set are also here). BUT - not included there are the Introductory Antiphons, three pieces lasting six minutes from 1925 which are a rare example of religious music from the grandson of a church minister who was brought up in a strict Lutheran environment. Why weren't they included in the box-set? Who knows? But I looked through the couple of dozen pages of the Vol. 11 booklet six times; they just aren't there... Texts and English translations. Monica Groop (mezzo), Jorma Hynninen (baritone), Folke Gräsbeck (piano), Harri Viitanen (organ), Dominante Choir; Seppo Murto.