Works

List of works

(selection, please see complete list of works here)

Works for Stage

  • Äidit ja tyttäret/Mothers and Daughters, opera
    Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera for the 150th anniversary of the Kalevala
    Text: Paavo Haavikko, freely after Lemminkäinen’s story (Kalevala)
    6 female singers, 1 male singer (baryt.)
    2222/2201/2 perc/keyb./ str
    100 mins
    Fennica-Gehrman, Aulos 2-CD
    1999
  • Antti Puuhaara, chamber opera – melodrama
    Commissioned by Ensemble Musicatreize (EU Project Sept Contes)
    Text: Erik Söderblom and Tapio Tuomela
    12 singers (in solos and ensembles)
    Instrumentation cl/Bcl, arpa, accordion, vl, vla, vc
    2008-2010 (CD-book Editions Sud)
    72 mins
    Fennica-Gehrman, Actes Sud (CD book)
  • Neljäntienristeys, opera
    Commissioned by Oulu City Theatre
    Text: Sami Parkkinen after Tommi Kinnunen’s novel
    2222/2221/1 or 2 perc/keyb./ str
    95 mins
    2017

Music for Film

  • Noidan kirot, Music for silent film
    Commissioned by RSO
    75 mins
    2010

Orchestral music

  • Symphony 1
    2222 4231 13 0, pno+synth, str min 12-10-8-6 4 [pic,bcl]
    2nd prize in the Composition Competition held in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the Finnish Independence in 1992
    Lahti Symphony Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila, Lahti, February 10, 1994
  • Symphony 2
    3333/3331/14/1, piano and celesta, strings
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Eivind Aadland, Helsinki, November 2, 2005
    32 mins
  • Symphony 3
    2222/4221/2 perc/keyb./ str
    Commissioned by Lahti Symphony for the Centennary of the Finnish Independence
    17 mins
    Lahti Symphony, cond. Dima Slobodeniouk, December 6, 2017, Lahti
  • Jokk (1997)
    2222 2221 01 0, str [2.fl+pic]
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sakari Oramo
    10 mins
    Fennica-Gehrman, Tapio Tuomela – CD 2000 (JASE)
  • Lemminkäinen (2000/2002)
    2222/4221/Arpa/Pno/2 perc/Str
    12 mins
    Fennica-Gehrman
  • Nordan (2001)
    3333/4331/Arpa/4 perc/str
    10 mins
    Fennica-Gehrman
  • Lappic (2001)
    fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vlc, db or string orchestra
    10 mins
    Commissioned by Orchestrutopica, Portugal
  • Quasi Herzstück for String Orchestra (1994)

Concertos

  • Piano Concerto
    Commissioned by Joensuu City Orchestra
    2222/2200/01, str
    31 mins
    Iiro Rantala, piano, Joensuu City Orchestra, dir. Esa Heikkilä, Joensuu, November 27, 2008
  • Swap – Chamber Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra
    Commissioned by Joonatan Rautiola / Sibelius Foundation
    2222/2210/1 perc/str
    24 mins
    Fennica-Gehrman
    Fp Joensuu City Orchestra / Sasha Mäkilä, sol. Joonatan Rautiola
    April 2014
  • Vuohenki Luohti for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
    2222 4230 01, pno/cel, str, mezzo [pic, cbsn, btrb/tba]
    15 mins
    Commissioned by Kajaani City for its 350the Anniversary
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sakari Oramo
    2001
  • Scherzo for piano and string orchestra
    Orig. version for piano (4 hands) and strings ensemble
    8 mins
    1994

Choral works

  • Mixed choir
    • Kipuloitsu, Rondo, Herzstück, Liekut ja Loitsut, Four Puuhaara-Songs, Suomenkielinen vokaliisi (on CD of Helsinki Chamber Choir 2010)
    • Gloria, Pentecote (2012)
    • Havsbild (2014)
    • Motette Unser Wandel ist im Himmel (2015)
    • Adieux (2018)
  • Descant Choir
    • Rondino (1996)
    • Auld Rhymes (2014)

Vocal works

  • Winnie-the-pooh (1988)
    soprano and piano
  • Lemminkäisen monologi (1999)
    barytone and piano
  • Lament (Itkuvirsi) (2001)
    version 1 for soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano
    Lamentation 2 for soprano and chamber orchestra
    Lament for soprano and organ / accordion
  • Vuohenki Luohti, version 1 for mezzo and piano (2002)
    version 2 for mezzo, violoncello and piano
    14 mins
  • Govadas (2002) alto, baryt, fl, ob, cemb, vln, vla, gamba, vlc [contralto, baroque instruments]
    Separate songs and versions for modern instruments:

    • Juoigga! (2001)
      baryt, pno, vln, vla, vlc
      10 mins
    • Maa se ani om
      contralto, pno, vln, vla, vlc
      9 mins
  • Sea-Drift (2006)
    mezzo-soprano, piano and string quartet
    17 mins
  • Song Pairs: bilingual songs for voice and piano
    • Song Pair 1
      (Niilo Rauhala, Christian Morgenstern)
    • Song Pair 2
      (Kuutti Lavonen, transl. Husson)
    • Song Pair 3 (Fissure)
      (Dickinson, transl. Malroux)
    • Song Pair 4
      (Rossi, transl. Moster)
  • Gloria (2009) for soprano and string quartet
    (medieval texts)
    10 mins
  • Friarjojk och Scen (2017)  for soprano and string quartet
    Friarjojk in Sámi, Scen in Finnish/Swedish
    16 mins
  • Three Folk Songs 2015/18 for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
    (Text: Kanteletar)
    15 mins

Chamber Music

  • Ladder of Escape (1988-89)
    fl, 2cl, bsn, hn, 2perc, 2vln, vla, vlc [fl+pic, cl in A]
    Recommended work of the UNESCO Rostrum 1992
  • Transition (1989)
    2 pianos, tape
    Recommended work of the UNESCO electro-acoustic Rostrum 1992
  • Aufschwung (1994)
    fl, guit
  • Mirage 1997
    kantele, arpa
  • Spurt / Pyrähdys (2000)
    accordion, cello
    Spurt 2 / Pyrähdys 2(2001)
    clarinet, accordion, cello
  • Quintet (2005)
    fl, cl, vln, vlc, pno
  • Pilke (2005)
    alto sax and piano
    2. version for clarinet and piano
  • Crisp (kantele, guitar) 2011
  • Suite Française for Wind Quintet 16’ (2012)
  • String Quartet The Fiddler 17’ (2010)

Solo Works

  • Pendulum (1985)
    cello
  • Feux follets / Virvatulia (1996)
    accordion
  • Kuura (2001)
    kantele
  • Missa per Organo (2007)
    Five movements to be performed separately
  • Mosaic (2000/ 2008)
    piano
  • Intrada for Organ (2015)
    (wedding music)

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