Juhlakantaatti (Kuula, Toivo)

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Work Title Juhlakantaatti
Alternative. Title Isonkyrön kantaatti
Composer Kuula, Toivo
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITK 19
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 parts:
  1. Kaikki kaatuu, sortuu
  2. Tää on se päivä
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1903-1904
First Performance. 1904-08-10 in Isokyrö (Old Church)
Heikki Kuusniemi (baritone), Juho Raine (harmonium), Hans Aufrichtig (piano)
'Festival chorus', Toivo Kuula (conductor)
First Publication. 1952 - Jyväskylä: Suomen kanttori-urkuriliitto (only a short sample of the choral setting in the 1st part)
2000 - Helsinki: Kuula Society (complete score)
Librettist (1st part): August Valdemar Koskimies (formerly Forsman, 1856-1929)
(2nd part): Psalm 118
Language Finnish, Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Mixed choir with soloist, organ and piano
Extra Information A Gregorian chant from the 9th century (Benedictus es domine deus) is quoted between bars 209 and 338. The cantata was commissioned by the vicar Gustav Durchman to celebrate the Sexticentennial (600th anniversary) of the Old Church in Isokyrö, which turned out to be premature as recent research has revealed that the church is in fact much younger (built around 1520 or 1530). As there has never been an organ in the Old Church, the organ part in the premiere was played by a harmonium.