Armas Järnefelt: Festouverture for symphonic wind band
Järnefelt composed his Festouverture (Festive Overture) for the official opening of the Finnish National Theatre in 1902. The overture is firmly anchored on a jubilant D major and observes the traditional sonata-form scheme. Fennica Gehrman commissioned a band transcription from professor Robert J. Ambrose as soon as the symphony version score was engraved in 2019….
Armas Järnefelt: Festouverture D major
Armas Järnefelt (1869–1958) composed his Festouverture (Festive Overture) for the official opening of the Finnish National Theatre on 9 April 1902. This was a great event in the history of Finnish theatre, for it meant that the Finnish Theatre founded by Kaarlo and Emilie Bergbom in 1872 at last had a home of its own….
Armas Järnefelt: Berceuse (Kehtolaulu)
The most beloved tune by Armas Järnefelt (Jean Sibelius’ brother-in-law) was written in 1904 for violin and piano. It is now available in two new versions: for piano trio (composer’s arrangement for violin, violoncello and piano based on a radio recording from 1948) 55011-520-0, € 7,40Buy now for saxophone (Josef Kaartinen’s transcription for soprano, alto,…
Armas Järnefelt: Miranda
Järnefelt’s first composition for stage was music for Topelius’s play Miranda (1901). It is a melodrama, 30 minutes in duration, with recitation and choral parts. The story is a fairytale of young Miranda in search for love, surrounded by kings and suitors arond the world. The music includes elegantly swinging waltzes and Oriental colours. Orchestral…