Meren virsi, Op.11 No.2 (Kuula, Toivo)


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Publisher. Info. Ohjelmistoa No.14
Helsinki: Suomen Laulu, 1916.
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General Information

Work Title Meren virsi
Alternative. Title
Composer Kuula, Toivo
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11 No.2
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909
First Performance. 1910-03-28 in Helsinki
Suomen Laulu - 10th anniversary, H. Klemetti (conductor)
First Publication. 1916 - Helsinki: Suomen Laulu, in Ohjelmistoa (No.14, with optional piano reduction)
Librettist Eino Leino (1878-1926)
Language Finnish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Mixed (double) choir a cappella

Misc. Comments

  • The Giant of Finnish National Romantic choral literature. Regarded as impossible or far too difficult for any choir by Kuula's teacher M. Labey in the Paris Conservatory and conductor Klemetti (who had commissioned the work for the choir's 10th anniversary). Pretty soon after the premiere Klemetti insisted on an instrumental accompaniment which Kuula supplied some time after 1910. The piano part is almost completely the same as vocal part reduced to 2 staffs.