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Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas

Riemuitkaamme! is an imaginative and unconventional selection of choral music associated with Christmas as it is celebrated in Finland. Several of the pieces are by Finnish composers – Sibelius, Rautavaara and Madetoja, to name a few – while others have become part of the Christmas traditions of the country despite their international background. Among these Berlioz’ The Shepherds’ Farewell and Tchaikovsky’s Christ, when a Child… are quite late additions compared to the medieval hymns Puer natus in Bethlehem, Ecce novum gaudium and Angelus emittitur. All three of these were included in the collection Piae cantiones from 1582, the oldest Finnish music publication. Here, they are performed in settings by various composers from different countries and eras – forming a kind of soundtrack of Christmases past and present, distant and close. Contemporary music forms an important part of the activities of the Helsinki Chamber Choir and Nils Schweckendiek, and true to form, the team includes a world premiere recording in their celebrations: Aattoilta, by the Canadian-born composer Matthew Whittall.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian, Nicolai, Philipp
01 Wachet auf – Synkkä yö maan peitti aivan 09:27 $ 2.28 USD
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
02 En etsi valtaa, loistoa (Give me no Splendour, Gold or Pomp) 02:43 $ 0.67 USD
  Composer: Madetoja, Leevi
03 Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä (Throw Off All Your Daily Cares) 01:38 $ 0.40 USD
  Composer: Piae Cantiones, The, Praetorius, Michael, Scheidt, Samuel, Buxtehude, Dietrich, Schein, Johann Hermann, Bach Johann Sebastian
04 Puer natus in Bethlehem / Synnytti piltin Bethlehem 07:04 $ 1.71 USD
  Composer: Kuusisto, Taneli
05 Pastorale, Op. 18 No. 2 04:56 $ 1.20 USD
  Composer: Berlioz, Hector
06 Paimenten jäähyväiset pyhälle perheelle (L’Adieu des
04:21 $ 1.07 USD
  Composer: Maasalo, Armas
07 Joulun kellot (Christmas Bells) 03:07 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Piae Cantiones, The, Sibelius, Jean
08 Ecce novum gaudium 02:41 $ 0.67 USD
  Composer: Piae Cantiones, The, Sibelius, Jean, Klemetti, Heikki
09 Angelus emittitur / Enkel’ alas liihottaa 04:13 $ 1.03 USD
  Composer: Sibelius, Jean
10 On lapsonen syntynyt meille (A Child is Born Unto Us) 03:07 $ 0.77 USD
  Composer: Whittall, Matthew
11 Aattoilta (Christmas Eve) 03:30 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Bach Johann Sebastian, Praetorius, Michael, Hassler, Hans Leo, Othmayr, Caspar, Reger, Max
12 Enkeli taivaan lausui näin (Vom Himmel hoch) 07:10 $ 1.74 USD
  Composer: Rautavaara, Einojuhani
13 Christmas Carol 04:11 $ 1.04 USD
  Composer: Sonninen, Ahti
14 Jouluhymni (Christmas Hymn) 02:51 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Karvonen, Arvi
15 Pastorale 04:52 $ 1.18 USD
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
16 Jeesuslapsen tarhassa (Christ, when a Child, a Garden Made) 03:49 $ 0.94 USD
  Composer: Trad. (Folk Song from Silesia)
17 Maa on niin kaunis (Glorious is the Earth [Fairest Lord
02:21 $ 0.68 USD
  Album total 73:50
ComposerBach Johann Sebastian
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Berlioz, Hector
Buxtehude, Dietrich
Hassler, Hans Leo
Karvonen, Arvi
Klemetti, Heikki
Kuusisto, Taneli
Maasalo, Armas
Madetoja, Leevi
Nicolai, Philipp
Othmayr, Caspar
Piae Cantiones, The
Praetorius, Michael
Rautavaara, Einojuhani
Reger, Max
Scheidt, Samuel
Schein, Johann Hermann
Sibelius, Jean
Sonninen, Ahti
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Trad. (Folk Song from Silesia)
Whittall, Matthew
OrganLehtola, Jan
ArrangerElokas, Ossi

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