The material for Jyrki Linjama’s Allerheiligentag cycle is a Finnish folk chorale for All Saints’ Day (no. 146 in the Finnish Hymn Book). The second work in the cycle is a piece for orchestra (2009), the third for string quartet. The fourth and fifth are solo works for viola da gamba and violin.
The title of Sonata da chiesa I for piano alludes to the sonata tradition of the Baroque at its weightiest and most solemn. The polyphonic church sonata with its strict adherence to form for a long time occupied an important role in the liturgy (as distinct from the sonata da camera). Duration 14 minutes.
Linjama’s second string quartet (2018) is subtitled Allerheiligentag III. The material for the Allerheiligentag cycle is a Finnish folk chorale for All Saints’ Day (the other works in the cycle are a string trio, a piece for orchestra and solo works for viola da gamba and violin). The quartet is in three movements tensed in…
Jyrki Linjama’s (b. 1962) poetic music finds its counterpart in the poems of a Finnish modernist Eeva-Liisa Manner (1921–1995). The 23-minute song cycle ”himmeä, kirkas, himmeä…” was commissioned and premiered by baritone Aarne Pelkonen and pianist Juho Alakärppä. 55011-578-1, € 29,50
This "church sonata" has three movements, each of which has a definite liturgical character. The cantus firmus of all of the movements are based on ancient choral melodies. Hence the music can be performed either in a concert or as a part of liturgy.55011-499-9, € 17,80
for violin and pianoNocturnes & scherzos based on a Finnish folk song. Suitable tor teaching purposes as the technical and esthetical solutions in the music open paths towards more difficult pieces of composers such as Schumann, Prokofiev, Bartok and Mendelssohn. 55011-476-0, € 14,90