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YL Male Choir

Song NameComposerArranger
Sortunut AaniJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
Terve KuuJean Sibelius
VenematkaJean Sibelius
Saarella PalaaJean Sibelius
Metsamiehen LauluJean Sibelius
Sydameni LauluJean Sibelius
RakastavaJean SibeliusManuscript/Breikopf & Hartel
Koskenlaskijan MorsiametJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
Tulen SyntyJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
Vapautettu KuningatarJean SibeliusLienau
HymnJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
KuutamollaJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
IsanmaalleJean SibeliusManuscript/Breikopf & Hartel
Veljeni Vierailla MaillaJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
Har Du ModJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel/ Fennica Gehrman Oy
Laulu LemminkaiselleJean SibeliusWarner/ Chappell Music Finland
Jaakarien MarssiJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel
Till HavsJean SibeliusManuscript/ Warner/ Chappell Music Finland
HumoreskiJean Sibelius
Ne Pitkan Matkan KulkijatJean Sibelius
Finlandia-HymniJean SibeliusBreikopf & Hartel

YL Male Voice Choir was founded in 1883 under the auspices of the Helsinki University. Two years later Jean Sibelius became a student at the conservatory in Helsinki, and soon what would become a long and fruitful collaboration began. When the composer made his breakthrough with Kullervo in 1892, singers from YL formed the backbone of the choir, and when he started to write for male choir a cappella the following year his first work was Venematka (The Boat Journey), composed for the choir's tenth anniversary. After that, a majority of Sibelius's most famous works for male choir were commissioned and premiered by YL, which has never ceased to be regarded as the foremost exponent of Sibelius's music for male choir - the voice of Sibelius! The present program includes both a cappella works and works for male choir and orchestra, in which YL is supported by Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vanska. It takes us through a variety of moods and themes: from the brief and very moving Sydameni laulu - a lullaby for a dead child - to Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire), a re-telling of the ancient Kalevala legend of how fire came into the world, as well as the patriotic sentiments of Vapautettu kuningatar (The Captive Queen) and, of course, the hymn from Finlandia, probably Sibelius's most famous composition, here in a choral version.

Item code: 8921C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Male | Finland

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