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Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara is internationally one of the best known and most frequently performed Finnish composers. He is by nature a romantic, even a mystic, as is often apparent from the titles of his works: for example Angels and Visitations for orchestra or his double-bass concerto Angel of Dusk. Despite Rautavaara's label of "mysticism" he is a complex and contradictory figure whose works cannot be categorized in stylistic terms.

Rautavaara's earliest works revealed close ties to tradition but also his desire to renew it. They were followed by an extreme constructivist and avant-garde phase (as in the serially organized fourth symphony "Arabescata", 1962) after which Rautavaara turned to hyper-romanticism and finally mysticism. Since the early 1980s, Rautavaara has adopted a sort of post-modern musical language in which modern and traditional elements of varying degrees of constructivism or freedom are combined with one another.

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Einojuhani Rautavaara : A Children's Mass (Lapsimessu) : SSAA : Songbook : Einojuhani Rautavaara : 073999162950 : 9517576633 : 48016295

Einojuhani Rautavaara : A Children's Mass (Lapsimessu)

Review: The vocal movements may be performed a cappella. Similarily, the Meditations may be performed as a suite for strings.

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Einojuhani Rautavaara : Vigilia : SATB divisi : Songbook : Einojuhani Rautavaara : 073999238846 : 9517575645 : 48000876

Einojuhani Rautavaara : Vigilia

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Einojuhani Rautavaara : Our Joyful'st Feast  : SAATTBB : 01 Songbook : Einojuhani Rautavaara : 888680033132 : 0851627994 : 48022653

Einojuhani Rautavaara : Our Joyful'st Feast

Review: This Christmas carol, commissioned by the Finnish broadcasting company Yle and first performed in Helsinki by Helsinki Chamber Choir, conducted by Nils Schweckendiek, is based on three texts, two by William Shakespeare and one by George Wither. The largely homophonic textures combine with Rautavaara's characteristically rich and often chromatic harmonies to form a very effective and satisfying work, a bit different from the usual Christmas offering.

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7811b | Songbook $4.50 | SAATTBB add item to cart Christmas World Music Arrangements


Einojuhani Rautavaara : Suite de Lorca : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Einojuhani Rautavaara : 073999985825 : 48000662

Einojuhani Rautavaara : Suite de Lorca

Review: The Lorca suite is probably Rautavaara's most popular choral work. The combination of Lorca's poetry and the soaring melodic lines of the music make it a true pearl of contemporary choral literature. Rautavaara has injected each of the four movements of the suite with its own unmistakable character. Text: Federico Garcia Lorca (Spanish/Finnish), duration: 7 minutes.

Songlist: Suite de Lorca

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Einojuhani Rautavaara : The First Runo : Treble SSAA : 01 Songbook : Einojuhani Rautavaara : 073999941852 : 48000687

Einojuhani Rautavaara : The First Runo

Review: The First Runo is unusual in that it is a setting of part of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, in an English translation rather than the original Finnish. Rautavaara has chosen the very first poem of the Kalevala, which describes the creation of the world according to Finnish mythology. Rautavaara uses a shimmering vocal texture to paint an image of the primeval lake. Duration: 8 minutes.

Songlist: The First Runo

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YL Male Choir : Rautavaara - Complete Works for Male Choir  : 00  2 CDs :  : Einojuhani Rautavaara : 1125-2D

YL Male Choir : Rautavaara - Complete Works for Male Choir

Review: This double CD comprises Einojuhani Rautavaara's complete music for male choir - one of the most popular genres in the Finnish cult composer's artistic output. The two featured ensembles are YL Male Voice Choir (Helsinki University Choir), one of the world's most prominent male voice choirs and the prominent commissioner and dedicatee of most of Rautavaara's (and also Jean Sibelius's) works for male choir, and the Talla Vocal Ensemble, a smaller group of 10 singers originally founded within the YL Choir. 2 CDs; booklet with liner notes in English and Finnish and the sung lyrics in the original language and in English.

Songlist: Lauluja (The Singer) (1956), Syksy virran suussa (Autumn at the Rivermouth), Two Preludes of T.S. Eliot, I. Winter Evening, II. The Morning Comes, Kaksi psalmia (Two Psalms) for male choir , 23, 130, Ave Maria , Joulun virsi (Christmas Hymn) for male choir , Elaman kirja (A Book of Life), I. Kindheit (Childhood), II. Ma boheme (My Bohemian life), III. L'Amoureuse (One in love), IV. Vanitas! Vanitatum vanitas, V. Hope is the Thing with Feathers, VI. Are You Ready?, VII. Huojuva keula (The swaying prow), VIII. Le Bain (Swimming), IX. Me emme kuole koskaan (We shall never die), X. Sa var det (So it was), XI. Song of Myself

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