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Siitä tuntee joulun - A Finnish Christmas

With the exception of a few misguided Swedes, we all know that Santa Claus lives in Finland. So what could be more fitting than a disc of Finnish Christmas classics, in lavish orchestral arrangements performed by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, only 240 miles south of Santa’s home in Rovaniemi. Just as the joyous season knows no boundaries, many of the favourite songs associated with the Finnish Christmas – or ‘Joulu’ – are international, and in the programme, hidden behind exotic-sounding titles, are Jingle bells as well as Rejoice, O Daughter of Zion from Handel’s Messiah. But there are also local products on offer – the most well-known probably being Jean Sibelius’s Christmas song ‘Giv mig ej glans’, which here is performed by Jukka Perko, the internationally known saxophonist who appears as soloist in four tracks on the disc. Other performers include the Lahti children’s choir ‘Laulupuu’ and Riki Sorsa, one of Finland’s most popular performers, who appears in the setting of the poem Tonttu (the Finnish name for Santa). All the arrangements are new – as indeed are a couple of the compositions themselves – and make full use of the eminent abilities of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, here conducted by Esa Heikkilä.
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$ 16.49
Extra material for download
  Composer: Raala, R.
01 Joulukirkkoon 02:33 $ 0.54 USD
  Composer: Pierpont, James
02 Kulkuset (Jingle bells) 03:36 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Simojoki, Pekka
03 Tulkoon joulu 04:58 $ 1.04 USD
  Composer: Madetoja, Leevi
04 Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä 04:13 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Various
05 Santa Lucia – Joulupukki matkaan jo käy (Santa Claus is
Coming to Town)
05:12 $ 1.09 USD
  Composer: Marks, Johnny
06 Petteri punakuono (Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer) 03:01 $ 0.63 USD
  Composer: Berlin, Irving
07 Valkea joulu (White Christmas) 04:28 $ 0.94 USD
  Composer: Wartiovaara-Kallioniemi, Lyyli
08 Tonttu 06:38 $ 1.39 USD
  Composer: Various
09 Puuropotpuri 03:38 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Davis, Katherine K.
10 Pieni rumpalipoika (The Little Drummer Boy) – Joy to the
05:50 $ 1.23 USD
  Composer: Traditional/arr. Harri Ahmas
11 Heinillä härkien kaukalon (Entre le bœuf et l’âne
03:37 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
12 En etsi valtaa, loistoa (Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej
03:46 $ 0.79 USD
  Composer: Händel, Georg Friedrich
13 Riemuitse, tytär Siionin (Rejoice, O Daughter of Zion) 04:44 $ 0.99 USD
  Composer: Kuusisto, Jaakko
14 Jouluevankeliumi 09:59 $ 2.10 USD
  Composer: Kuusisto, Ilkka
15 Tule hiutale 03:44 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Kuusisto, Ilkka
16 Minun jouluni 02:21 $ 0.49 USD
  Composer: Ahmas, Harri
17 Me hohteen kirkkaimman näimme 06:13 $ 1.31 USD
  Album total 80:00
OrchestraLahti Symphony Orchestra
ChoirLaulupuu Choir
ConductorHeikkilä, Esa
ComposerAhmas, Harri
Berlin, Irving
Davis, Katherine K.
Händel, Georg Friedrich
Kuusisto, Ilkka
Kuusisto, Jaakko
Madetoja, Leevi
Marks, Johnny
Pierpont, James
Raala, R.
Sibelius, Jean
Simojoki, Pekka
Traditional/arr. Harri Ahmas
Wartiovaara-Kallioniemi, Lyyli
SaxophonePerko, Jukka
VocalsSorsa, Riki

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