Vocal Music from Scandinavia

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Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by roger_leon » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:21 pm

In years of plowing through Eastern and Western European literature for voice, I have somehow bypassed almost entirely the songs of Sibelius (his Fourth Symphony has mesmerized me recently and served as a sort of gateway into his other work). At any rate, I've been able to remedy the knowledge gap in part, but I am having a difficult time locating scores for the master's op. 88 and op. 90 songs. With a concert rapidly approaching, any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by rob » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:28 pm

roger_leon wrote:In years of plowing through Eastern and Western European literature for voice, I have somehow bypassed almost entirely the songs of Sibelius (his Fourth Symphony has mesmerized me recently and served as a sort of gateway into his other work). At any rate, I've been able to remedy the knowledge gap in part, but I am having a difficult time locating scores for the master's op. 88 and op. 90 songs. With a concert rapidly approaching, any help would be appreciated!

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The Fourth is quite extraordinary and might be the least played of the cycle?

Sadly no vocal scores of op88 & op90 - they are present on IMSLP, but like all his later songs there, they are blocked! :(
http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Songs,_Op.88_%2 ... s,_Jean%29
http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Songs,_Op.90_%2 ... s,_Jean%29

However I have an arrangement of op90 no1 (Norden) for soprano & small orchestra by Norbert Wissing and Hans van Eck, which is one of five arrangements of Sibelius Songs they have made - they are all available at: http://www.free-scores.nl/html/vocal01.html - not really what you need, sadly.

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Re: Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by roger_leon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:29 pm

Actually, I will gladly make use of that orchestral arrangement you mentioned! I was planning to orchestrate one of his other songs this weekend anyway, op. 34/1. Those five will make good models..!

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Re: Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by rob » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:01 pm

roger_leon wrote:Actually, I will gladly make use of that orchestral arrangement you mentioned! I was planning to orchestrate one of his other songs this weekend anyway, op. 34/1. Those five will make good models..!

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XLNT!

I'll post what I consider Sibelius finest piece for voice - Luonnotar - which is really a symphonic poem for soprano & orchestra - I don't think I've posted this before. Here's the complete orchestral score (use 7Zip to extract it) and the vocal score. Perhaps Roger, the gentler moments might also suggest some solutions in your orchestration task?

Full Score
http://rapidshare.com/files/402419827/S ... orch_fs.7z

Vocal Score
Sibelius op70 Luonnotar (v+pno).pdf
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Re: Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by roger_leon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:24 pm

Ah, many thanks..!
This is very, very useful.

Much appreciated..!

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Re: Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by Allan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:36 pm

Does anyone have "I Vassen" ("In the Rushes") by Palmgren? I found it in an edition of Finnish Vocal music (for soloist and piano) that I'm currently scanning, but due to a printer's error one whole measure is missing from the middle of the piece!

It doesn't need to be a high quality scan, just something that I can use to reconstruct that measure.

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Re: Vocal Music from Scandinavia

Post by minacciosa » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:48 pm

Is there any Alfven?

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