JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): Edition, Vol. 13 - Organ Works and Religious Music: 2 Pieces for Organ, Op. 111, Sketches for 2 Pieces for Organ, Op. 111*, 4 Musical Examples for Organ*, Theme for Improvisation for Organ*, [2 pieces] for Organ, JS 153, 3 Introductory Antiphons for Baritone, Mixed Choir and Organ, JS 110, The Lord's Blessing for Baritone and Organ, JS 95, Masonic Ritual Music for Tenor, Male Choir and Organ, Op. 113 (Harri Viitanen [1967 Marcussen organ of Helsinki Cathedral], Jorma Hynninen [baritone], Hannu Jurmu [tenor], Dominante Choir; Seppo Murto, YL Male Voice Choir; Matti Hyökki), Fragments, Sketches and Incomplete Works: Luonnotar - Pohjola's Daughter (fragment)*, Untitled fragment in A *(Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, Jaakko Kuusisto [untitled frag.]), Fragment of The Little Mermaid for Recitation and String Quartet, JS 59* (Johan Simberg [recitation], Tempera Quartet), Sketches for 2nd movement of Kullervo*, finale of Symphony No. 2 in D* and for Symphony No. 5 in E Flat*, 30 Piano Works for Children, JS 148*, Sketches for Kyllikki, Op. 41*, for Landscape II* and for O Herra, Siunaa* (Folke Gräsbeck [piano]), Alternative Versions: 2 Pieces for Organ, Op. 111* (Viitanen), [2 Contrapuntal Exercises for Mixed Choir and Orchestra* (Dominante Choir, Lahti SO;  Vänskä), 2 Proposals for the Bell Melody* (for Kallio Church) for Glockenspiel (Andrew Barnett [glockenspiel], The Bells of Kallio Church, Op. 65b/JS 102, alternative versions of Masonic Ritual Music, Op. 113, movements 1 (two versions), 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 (two versions) and 10 (Viitanen [organ and harmonium], Gräsbeck [piano], Hannu Jurmu [tenor], YL Male Voice Choir; Hyökki), Andante festivo for String Orchestra and Timpani, JS 34b (Finnish Radio Orchestra; Jean Sibelius. rec. Jan. 1, 1939). Video on CD 3: 5:52 of "Sibelius at home" - filmed in 1927 and in 1945 by the fathers of Finnish documentary film, Heikki Aho and Björn Soldan (supposed to play in "computers and other AVI-compatible devices". CD 4:  a 79:29 disc from previously released BIS recordings titled "Around Sibelius" - ROBERT KAJANUS (1856-1933): Finnish Rhapsody No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 5, Aino for Male Chorus and Orchestra (YL Male Voice Choir, Lahti SO; Vänskä), TOIVO KUULA (1883-1918): Wedding March from 3 Pieces, Op. 3b (Eero Heinonen [piano]), LEEVI MADETOJA (1887-1947): Songs: Come With Me, Op. 9/3, Swing, Swing!, Op. 601, You Thought I Was Watching You, Op. 689/3, Since You Left Me, Op. 2/1, Dark Herbs, Op. 9/1 (Taru Valjakka [soprano], Ralf Góthoni [piano]), FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924): 4 Bagatelles for Violin and Piano, Op. 28 )Per Enoksson [violin], Kathryn Stott [piano]), FREDRIK PACIUS (1809-1891): March of the Pori Regiment for Chorus (Akademiska Sångföreningen; Hinrik Wikström), ARMAS JÄRNEFELT (1869-1958): Suite for Orchestra in E Flat, Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra (Lahti SO; Kuusisto [violin]), DVD: 42 minutes of Sibelius' music accompanied by photographs (in 16:9 widescreen format) of the Finnish archipelago by Janne Gröning (NOTE: This DVD is PAL and will only play if you have an all-region DVD player.) Also includes a 60-page index of the works and recordings in this Edition. * - World Premiere Recordings.

Catalogue Number: 10N047

Label: BIS

Reference: CD-1936/38

Format: CD

Price: $59.98

Description: In addition to the world premiere recordings listed above by asterisk, this recording of the 35-minute Masonic Music is the first to use the original song texts of Sibelius' manuscripts. Finnish-English texts.


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