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<u><strong>Jean Sibelius orchestral songs</strong></u><strong>  

Title


Op.

Date


Orch.

Performer


Serenade

JS 168

1895

JS


JH, TH

Row, row, duck
(Swim, duck, swim)

JS 180

1899

Jalas

JH, SI, MS

Arioso

3

1911

JS


KF, MAH, SI, KM

Kullervo’s lament¶

from 7·3

1893/1957

JS


JK

’Neath the fir-trees

13/1

1892

Jalas

JH, SI

Spring is flying

13/4

1891/1914

JS


KF, MAH, JH, SI, KM

And I questioned then no further

17/1

1891-2/1903

JS


KF, MAH, SI, KM

Sleep on!

17/2

1892

Pingoud

 

Enticement

17/3

1891

Pingoud & Borg


 

A dragonfly

17/5

1904

Jalas¹ & Borg

SI¹

To evening

17/6

1898

Jalas¹, Hellman & Kaipainen

KF¹, JH¹, SI¹

Driftwood

17/7

1902

Jalas¹, Pingoud² & Borg³

JH², SI¹, MS³

Fool’s song of the spider§

27/4

1898

JS


JH (x2), RL, MS

The rapids-rider’s brides

33

1897

JS


JH (x2)

Jubal

35/1

1907-8

Pingoud


 

Black roses

36/1

1899

Hellman¹ & Pingoud²

KF², JH¹

But my bird is long in homing

36/2

1899

Pingoud

KF, SI

Tennis at Trianon

36/3

1899

Pingoud

 

Reed, reed, rustle
(Sigh, sedges, sigh)

36/4

1900

Hellman¹ & Borg

KF¹, JH¹, SI¹

The March snow

36/5

1900

Jalas

 

The diamond on the March snow

36/6

1900/1916-7

JS¹ & Hellman²

KF¹, JH¹² (x2), SI¹

The first kiss

37/1

1900

Fougstedt¹, Hellman & Kaipainen

KF¹, SI¹

Sunrise

37/3

1902/1914

JS


MAH, SI, KM

Was it a dream?

37/4

1902

Jalas

KF, JH, SI

The tryst

37/5

1900-1

Pingoud¹, Jalas & Kaipainen

KF¹, JH¹

Autumn evening

38/1

1903/1904

JS (2 versions*)

KF, MAH, SI, HJ, KM

On a balcony by the sea

38/2

1903

JS


KF, JH (x2), SI

In the night

38/3

1903

JS


TH

The three blind sisters†

[46] 6

1905

JS


A-LJ

In the field a maiden sings

50/3

1906

Parmet

JH

From anxious heart

50/4

1906

Segerstam

JH

The silent town

50/5

1906

Segerstam

JH

The Jewish girl’s song‡

[51] 2b

1906

JS


LP, KM

Duke Magnus

57/6

1909/1912

JS


SI, HJ

Come away, Death

60/1

1909/1957

JS


KF, JH (x2)

Hey, ho, the wind and the rain

60/2

1909

Borg


 

Shall I forget thee?
(Slowly as the evening sun)

61/1

1910

Funtek


 

Romeo

61/4

1910

Jalas

 

Luonnotar (tone poem)º

70

1913

JS


MAH, SI, HJ, KM

The echo-nymph

72/4

1915

Jalas¹, Borg & Kaipainen

JH¹, SI¹

A hundred ways

72/6

1907

Jalas

 

Arrangers

 
Kim Borg (1919 – 2000) Nils-Eric Fougstedt (1910 – 1961)
Leo Funtek (1885 – 1965) Ivar Hellman (1891 – 1994)
Jussi Jalas (1908 – 1985) Jouni Kaipainen (1956 – )
Simon Parmet (1897 – 1969) Ernest Pingoud (1887 – 1942)
Leif Segerstam (1944 – ) Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
Singers
 
KF = Kirsten Flagstad (sop.) MAH = Mari Anne Häggander (sop.)
SI = Soile Isokoski (sop.) HJ = Helena Juntunen (sop.)
KM = Karita Mattila (sop.) A-LJ = Anna-Lisa Jakobsson (mezzo-sop.)
LP = Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-sop.) TH = Tommi Hakala (bar.)
JH = Jorma Hynninen (bar.) RL = Raimo Laukka (bar.)
JK = Jyrki Korhonen (bass) MS = Matti Salminen (bass)
 
Notes
 
Where two dates are shown they are those of the original song with piano accompaniment and of the orchestral arrangement by the composer.
 
¶ The Kullervo Symphony dates from 1892. The song arrangement was made in 1893 but there is also a revised version from 1917-8 before the orchestral one from 1957.
 
§ No. 4 in the original score; not in the usual suite (but Jalas included an orchestral transcription for his recording of the suite on Decca 448 267-2, disc 1 track 26, nla)
 
* HJ sings Op. 38/1 in the version for strings published as ‘Herbstabend’.
 
† No. 6 in the original score (JS 147), No. 4 in the orchestral suite (Op. 46)
 
‡ No. 2b in the original score (JS 48), No. 2 in the orchestral suite (Op. 51, called ‘Solitude’)
 
º Only versions included on recordings of the songs are shown. There are several other fine versions, notably those by Taru Valjakka and Gwyneth Jones.
 
Songs originally written with orchestral accompaniment are shown in red. Op. 3 is for strings only. These were also arranged with piano, apart from JS 168. Op. 60 was originally written with guitar.
 
Songs from incidental music are shown in blue and also exist in piano arrangements. Op. 27/4 is usually listed with the orchestral songs; the songs from Op. 46 and Op. 51 are included here, but there are also the following:
a) Ballade: Tableau 4 of the Karelia music (later Op. 11/2) (1893)
b) Paavali’s Song and Elsa’s Song from Kuolema, Op. 44, Scenes II & III (1903)
c) Songs for Ariel (5), Stephano, Caliban and Juno from The Tempest, Op. 109 (1925), of which Ariel’s second song (‘Full fadom five thy father lies’, Op. 109/7) is particularly fine. (Ariel’s first two songs include parts for chorus.)
 
Autrefois, Op. 96b (1919) is for two (wordless) sopranos and orchestra, but there is also a version with song text.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


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