Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Male Chorus (Kuula)
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Arranged in 1913, commissioned by the male choir Oras in Oulu and transposed to E minor.
||B flat minor
|Year/Date of Composition
||1912-11-09 in Helsinki, Inauguration of Ostrobothnia (a 'club house' for Bothnian students)
- Chorus (assembled ad hoc), Brass ensemble, Leevi Madetoja (conductor)
||1923 - Helsinki: Laulumiehet, in Lauluja, vol.1 (arr. for male chorus)|
1999 - Helsinki: Kuula Society (original version)
||Veikko Antero Koskenniemi (1885-1962)
||Early 20th century
||Male chorus with orchestra
||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.