The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 3: Voice & Orchestra ()

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Vol. 3 in BIS' collection of the complete works of Sibelius isn't for everybody. Indeed, considering it contains the Finnish composer's nearly unknown works for voice and orchestra, it probably isn't for anybody except his deepest and most dedicated fan. The biggest work here -- the five-movement, 80-minute-long Kullervo Symphony -- was banned from performance during the composer's lifetime by the composer himself, and the vast majority of the rest of the music here is even more obscure. Still, the superlative performances ...

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  1. Kullervo, symphonic poem for vocal soloists, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 7
  2. Herr du bist ein fels, chorale for chorus & orchestra
  3. Herr erzeige uns deine Gnade, chorale for chorus & orchestra
  4. Rakastava (The Lover), for male chorus (with or without string orchestra), JS 160
  5. Cantata for the Helsinki University Ceremonies of 1894, for chorus & orchestra, JS 105
  6. The Wood Nymph (Skogsrået), melodrama for speaker, piano, 2 horns & string orchestra, Op. 15
  7. Serenade, for voice & orchestra
  8. Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II, for chorus & orchestra
  9. The Maiden in the Tower (Jungfrun i tornet), opera
  10. A Song for Lemminkåinen (Laulu Lemminkäiselle), for chorus & orchestra, Op. 31/1
  11. The Rapids-Shooter's Bride (Koskenlaskijan Morsiamet), for 2 vocal soloists & orchestra (or piano), Op. 33
  12. The Fool's Song of the Spider, song for voice & piano (arranged from King Christian II), Op. 27/4
  13. Sandels, improvisation for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 28
  14. Song of the Athenians (Atenarnes sång), for boys' chorus, male chorus, winds & percussion (or orchestra), Op. 31/3
  15. The Breaking of the Ice on the River Oulu, improvisation for reciter, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 30
  16. Song of the Athenians (Atenarnes sång), for boys' chorus, male chorus, winds & percussion (or orchestra), Op. 31/3
  17. Snöfrid, improvisation for reciter, male voices & orchestra, Op. 29
  18. Impromptu: "Thou who guidest the Stars", for female chorus & orchestra, Op. 19
  19. The Origin of Fire (Tulen synty), for voice, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 32
  20. And I Questioned No Further (Se'n har jag ej frågat mera), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 17/1
  21. Autumn Evening (Höstkväll), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 38/1
  22. On a Balcony by the Sea (På verandan vid havet), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 38/2
  23. Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 38: 3. I natten (In the Night)
  24. Have You Courage? (Har du Mod?), (I) for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 31/2
  25. Autumn Evening (Höstkväll), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 38/1
  26. The Captive Queen (Vapautettu kuningatar), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 48
  27. The Countess's Portrait (Grevinnans konterfej), tableau music for accordion & string orchestra
  28. Impromptu: "Thou who guidest the Stars", for female chorus & orchestra, Op. 19
  29. The Captive Queen (Vapautettu kuningatar), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 48
  30. The Origin of Fire (Tulen synty), for voice, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 32
  31. Have You Courage? (Har du Mod?), (I) for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 31/2
  32. Arioso, for voice & orchestra, Op. 3
  33. Have You Courage? (Har du Mod?), (I) for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 31/2
  34. Duke Magnus (Hertig Magnus), song for voice & piano, Op. 57/6
  35. Luonnotar (The Spirit of Nature), tone poem for voice & orchestra, Op. 70
  36. Sunrise (Soluppgång), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/3
  37. Spring is flying (Våren flyktar hastigt) song for voice & piano, Op. 13/4
  38. Have You Courage? (Har du Mod?), (I) for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 31/2
  39. Sandels, improvisation for male chorus & orchestra, Op. 28
  40. The Diamond on the March Snow (Demanton på marssnön), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/6
  41. Jager March (Jääkärien marssi), for male chorus & piano (or brass septet or orchestra), Op. 91a
  42. Scout March (Partiolaisten marssi), for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 91b
  43. Our Native Land (Oma maa), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 92
  44. Song of the Earth (Jordens sång), for chorus & orchestra, Op. 93
  45. Autrefois, for orchestra & 2 voices ad lib (or piano), Op. 96b
  46. Hymn of the Earth (Maan virsi), cantata for voices & orchestra, Op. 95
  47. Väinö's Song (Vaïnön virsi), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 110
  48. Masonic Ritual Music, for male voices, piano & organ, Op. 113: 6. Processional ("Onward, Ye Peoples")
  49. The Rapids-Shooter's Bride (Koskenlaskijan Morsiamet), for 2 vocal soloists & orchestra (or piano), Op. 33
  50. The Lonely Ski Trail (Ett ensemt skidspår), melodrama for speaker & piano, JS 77a
  51. Kull
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2007, BIS

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