Listen to a clip from a Sibelius choral work

A fascinating exploration of lesser-known music


The Dominante Choir, conducted by Seppo Murto, has recorded a disc of Jean Sibelius’s choral music from the relatively well-known Rakastava (‘The Love’) to works that had to be reconstructed for the performance, including Oje Carulì (Oh Caroline’) and Listen to the Water Mill.

The fascinating collection was given five stars in the current issue of BBC Music Magazine and our critic Hilary Finch praised the ‘supple, springy choral singing.’

Audio clip: from Män Från Slätten Och Havet ('Men from Land and Sea')

Saarella Palaa (Fire on the Island)
From Six Songs: ‘Sortunut Ääni (‘The Broken Voice’), ‘Venematka’ (‘The Boat Journey’), ‘Saarella Palaa’ (‘Fire on the Island’)
Min Rastas Raataa (‘Busy as a Thrush’)
Isänmaalle (‘To the Fatherland’)
Oje Carulì (‘Oh Caroline’)
Trippole Trappole
Listen to the Water Mill
Ej Med Klagan
(‘Not with lamentation’)
Män Från Slätten Och Havet (‘Men from Land and Sea’)
On Lapsonen Syntynyt Meille
Terve Ruhtinatar
(‘Hail, O Princess’)
Nejden Andas (‘The Landscape Breathes’)
Soi Kunniaksi Luojan (‘May the Hymn of Honour Now Resound’)
Morgonens Och Aftonens Portar (‘Thou Makest the Outgoings of the Morning and Evening to Rejoice’)
Der König Träumte (‘The King Saw a Dream’)
Dies ist der Tag des Herren (‘This is the Day which the Lord Hath Made’)
Die Wasser Sahen Dich (‘The Water Saw Thee’)
Herr, du bist ein Fels (‘Lord, You are a Rock’)
Palmusunnuntaina (‘On Palm Sunday’)
Pyhäinpäivänä tai hautajaisjumalanpalveluksissa (‘On All Saints’ Day)
Kristillisissä Nuorisojuhlissa (‘For Christian Youth Ceremonies’)


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