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Tapiola Children's Choir
Joy! Best of the Tapiola Choir

Song NameComposerArranger
This Land, My Land, Finland
Song of the NationJ.H. Erkko
Song of the Wanting LandOskar MerikantoIlmari Kianto
The Hills of KareliaValter Juva
Oh How Fair My Sweetheart Is
The Shepherd PiperMaija Konttinen
The Sky Is Blue
Young Rascals from Harma Village
An Orphan's Sigh
Finlandia HymnJean SibeliusV.A. Koskenniemi
Our LandFredrik PaciusJ.L. Runeberg / P. Cajander
Finno-Ugric LandscapesVeijo Tormis
- Hunting songVeijo TormisMansi / Vogul
- By the RiversideVeijo TormisUdmart / Votyak
- On Vespian PathwaysVeijo TormisVepsian
- The Oak TreeVeijo TormisVotic
- Herding SongVeijo TormisKarelian
- On the SeashoreVeijo TormisLivonian
The Volcano of Aizu Bandai
Red DragonflyKosaku Yamada
AgleptaArne MellnasBengt af Klintberg
Winter Was HardAulis SallinenBo Carpelan
Die erste DeklinationAulis Sallinen
Mary, Handmaiden of the Lord
At Christmas God Came on EarthPekka JalkanenKanteletar
The Guardian AngelP.J. HannikainenImmi Hellen
Evening PrayerSofie LitheniusS. Lithenius / Aune Krohn
Here Beneath a Northern StarJ.F. Granlund
The Little Bird's Praise
My KanteleKreeta HaapasaloK.J. Nordlund
A Finnish PrayerTaneli KuusistoUuno Kailas
Spring Hymn
Thanks to GodOskar MerikantoA. L. Storm / K.J. Rahikainen

Directed by Erkki Pohjola / Kari Ala-Pollanen

Four decades ago in Finland, music teacher Erkki Pohjola had a vision of what a children's choir should sound like, and many competition victories, recordings and great performances later, we have this best-of CD by the 35-strong Tapiola Choir as evidence of his brilliance. There are 11 songs here, sung in Finnish, (translated) "This Land, My Land, Finland," "Song of the Nation," "Song of the Wanting Land," "The Hills of Karelia," "Oh How Fair My Sweetheart Is," "The Shepherd Piper," "The Sky Is Blue," "Young Rascals From Harma Village," "An Orphan's Sigh," "Finlandia Hymn" and "Our Land." Variously accompanied, from harp to orchestra, the emphasis is on the startling, bell-like voices of the children and these beautiful Finnish songs. Incredible vocal clarity and range-lovely!

Item code: 6779C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Finland
OND 1003-2

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