This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after 1926, plus renewal or "restoration" under the GATT/TRIPS amendments), nor in the EU and those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, it is public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and in other countries (China, Hong Kong, New Zealand) where the copyright term is life+50 years.
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|Work Title||Lullaby for violin and kantele (JS 222)|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||JS 222|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJS 36|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1899|
|Dedication||To Pekka Halonen|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Violin and Kantele|
The Lullaby for violin and kantele JS 222 (11/9/1899) was printed in 1935 in the periodical Väisänen, and thus it has been generally known since then. The birthday of the writer Juhani Aho was celebrated at the home of the painter Pekka Halonen, whose mother had taught him and his brother to play some Finnish folk song tunes on five-stringed kantele (traditional stringed Finnish instrument, also common in other areas of the Baltic, and Russia). Pekka Halonen performed a Waltz, and Sibelius composed a violin part to the kantele's music.