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Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek

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Sekaäänisiä lauluja, Op. 61b  
1
No. 3, Aamulla
Erkki Melartin; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:58
2
Morgenlied (Reconstructed by N. Schweckendiek)
Karl Collan; Nils Schweckendiek; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:38
3
Laulajaparille (Arr. for Choir)
Anonymous; Henrik Borenius; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:32
4
Den väntande (He Who Waits)
Karl Johan Moring; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:58
5
Hämnden
Karl Johan Moring; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:17
6
Hell dig, du höga Nord!
Bernhard Henrik Crusell; David Hackston; Jukka Jokitalo; Juha-Pekka Mitjonen; Jussi Linnanmäki; Nils Schweckendiek
1:48
Piae Cantiones  
7
No. 73, In vernali tempore - Tullos kevät armahin
Anonymous; Heikki Klemetti; David Hackston; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:51
8
Vårmorgonen
Fredrik Pacius; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
3:59
9
Iltalaulu
Rafael Laethén; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:38
10
Svanen (Reconstructed by N. Schweckendiek)
Nils Schweckendiek; Fredrik August Ehrström; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:25
11
Serenad
Robert Kajanus; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:25
12
Iloa ja surua (Arr. E. Sivori for Choir)
Traditional; Emil Sivori; Meri Metsomäki; Iris Roost; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:20
13
Metsässä
Ludvig Kiljander; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:46
14
Punkaharjun laulutyttö
Pekka Juhani Hannikainen; Viivi Tulkki; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:01
15
Kevätyhtiön Polska
Erik August Hagfors; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
2:00
16
Och jungfrun hon går i dansen (And the Maiden Goes in a Ring) (arr. M. Wegelius for mixed choir)
Traditional; Martin Wegelius; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:43
17
Hiljaa!
Ludvig Kiljander; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:50
18
Näin unta kesästä kerran
Primus Leppänen; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:56
19
Ins stille land (Into the Silent Land)
Emil Genetz; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:24
20
Orpo ja lintu
Armas Järnefelt; Meri Metsomäki; Jussi Salonen; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
3:43
21
Armahan kulku
Armas Järnefelt; Júlia Heéger; Jussi Salonen; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:41
Sekaäänisiä lauluja, Op. 61b  
22
No. 5, Darthulan hautauslaulu
Erkki Melartin; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
4:09
23
Itätuulessa
Oskar Merikanto; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
4:04
24
No. 7, Piirilaulu
Erkki Melartin; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
0:45
25
Piiritanssilaulu (Round Dance Song) (arr. R. Faltin for mixed choir)
Traditional; Richard Faltin; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:45
26
Skördefolkets visa
Gabriel Linsén; Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek
1:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    53:01
From a 21st-century perspective, Sibelius may appear to stand more or less alone in the history of Finnish music. It is easy to forget that he could not have fulfilled his artistic potential if his environment had not been conducive to musical creativity. But much of the music that was part of that environment has been almost completely forgotten, often because its aesthetic didn’t accord with the prevailing nationalist trends of the late 19th century. In this programme of choral works, Nils Schweckendiek and his Helsinki Chamber Choir guide us through some 80 years of Finnish music for choir, from the period when the country formed part of the Russian Empire, as the Grand Duchy of Finland. It was during this time that a Finnish nationalist movement began to take form, in opposition towards the political and cultural dominance of Russia and Sweden respectively. This development can be traced in the way the idea of Spring – a staple in the songs of the Nordic countries – changes from a sense of joy at the end to the hardships of winter to a metaphor for liberation from political oppression. Another result was the Fennicization towards the end of the 19th century, during which many popular Swedish and German-language songs were translated into Finnish and the originals in effect suppressed – a case in point being the earliest piece on the disc, F. A. Ehrström’s Svanen (The Swan, 1833), which has had it’s original Swedish text restored for this recording.
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