Nuijamiesten marssi, Op.28 No.4 (Kuula, Toivo)


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For Male Chorus (Kuula)

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Misc. Notes Arranged in 1913, commissioned by the male choir Oras in Oulu and transposed to E minor.
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General Information

Work Title Nuijamiesten marssi
Alternative. Title
Composer Kuula, Toivo
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.28 No.4
Key B flat minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1912
First Performance. 1912-11-09 in Helsinki, Inauguration of Ostrobothnia (a 'club house' for Bothnian students)
Chorus (assembled ad hoc), Brass ensemble, Leevi Madetoja (conductor)
First Publication. 1923 - Helsinki: Laulumiehet, in Lauluja, vol.1 (arr. for male chorus)
1999 - Helsinki: Kuula Society (original version)
Librettist Veikko Antero Koskenniemi (1885-1962)
Language Finnish
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Male chorus with orchestra
Extra Information The premiere performance had no good luck. Kuula was in a hurry, the score arrived too late for the performers to have a sufficient preparation time and only one rehearsal took place. The choir was hastily assembled from both female and male singers available in Helsinki at that time and a full orchestra was impossible. Thus, the work was finally performed by this ad hoc choir with a simple brass ensemble accompaniment, all in unison under Madetoja's direction.