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

Title


Op.

Date


Orch.

Performer


Serenade

JS168

1895

JS


JH, TH

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

JS180

1899

Jalas

JH, SI, MS

Arioso

3

1911

JS


KF, MAH,SI,KM

Kullervos lament

from73

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

Jalas & Borg

SI

To evening

17/6

1898

Jalas, Hellman & Kaipainen

KF, JH, SI

Driftwood

17/7

1902

Jalas, Pingoud & Borg

JH, SI, MS

Fools song of the spider

27/4

1898

JS


JH (x2), RL, MS

The rapids-riders brides

33

1897

JS


JH (x2)

Jubal

35/1

1907-8

Pingoud



Black roses

36/1

1899

Hellman&Pingoud

KF, JH

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

Hellman & Borg

KF, JH, SI

The March snow

36/5

1900

Jalas


The diamond on the March snow

36/6

1900/1916-7

JS & Hellman

KF, JH (x2), SI

The first kiss

37/1

1900

Fougstedt, Hellman & Kaipainen

KF, SI

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

Pingoud, Jalas & Kaipainen

KF, JH

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 girls 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)

70

1913

JS


MAH, SI, HJ, KM

The echo-nymph

72/4

1915

Jalas, Borg & Kaipainen

JH, SI

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 Hggander (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)

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) Paavalis Song and Elsas 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 Ariels second song (Full fadom five thy father lies, Op. 109/7) is particularly fine. (Ariels 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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