Olli Kortekangas composed Vida vingar (Swedish for Wide wings) for piano and organ in 2021-22. It was premiered in St. John’s Church in Helsinki – with 70 metres distance between the two instruments. Buy now
The "Mass of the Forest" follows the catholic mass with a pantheistic approach. The 30-minute long mass is composed to a Swedish text by Göran Stenius (1909-2000), a Finnish poet, writer and diplomat.
Tämä kuorosarja oli Oulaisten Nuorisokuoron tilaus sen 45-vuotisjuhlakonserttiin. Anna Elina Isoaron tekstiin sävelletty teos muodostuu neljästä osasta: 1. Muistikirja 2. Opintie 3. Historiikki 4. Sukutaulu. 55011-338-1, € 9,90
Akvarelli (Watercolour, 1994) for mixed choir by Olli Kortekangas is composed to a poem by Matsuo Bashō, the greatest master of haiku in the 17th century. The text is translated in Finnish by Kai Nieminen. 55011-579-8, € 3,90
Olli Kortekangas (b. 1955) was struggling when looking for a suitable chorale or theme after a commission from Tomi Satomaa to compose a variation work for organ. He finally found it close at hand, on his very own desk; Partita is based on a chorale melody Kortekangas composed some years ago.55011-575-0, € 17,80
A missa brevis for descant choir and piano (organ ad lib.) by Olli Kortekangas gets a Finnish colour in Laudamus, the text of which "Luotujen virsi" by Pekka Kivekäs is a poem in the Kalevala meter. The composer encourages conductors to find different ways to perform the work: for example doubling or replacing the chorus…
Three songs in Finnish from the opera Veljeni vartija/ My Brother’s Keeper.Sanasotaa for SSAATTB choir and piano: 55011-423-4, € 6,70 Buy now Mustaa, mustaa for mixed choir:55011-421-0, € 4,20