Work List

STAGE WORKS

Grand Hotel (1985), 40′
opera in one act
mezzo-soprano (4 roles), baritone (3 roles), spoken role, mixed choir, male choir, children’s choir, chamber ensemble: flute (also piccolo and alto flute), clarinet (also bass clarinet), trombone, percussion (2 players), keyboards (2 players), violin, viola, cello, double bass
Text by Arto Melleri (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company/TV 1
Fp (broadcast): Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, mezzo-soprano, Sauli Tiilikainen, baritone, Kauko Laurikainen, spoken role, Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, SYK Choir, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, dir. Arto af Hällström, cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen, 12 September 1987

Joonan kirja (1995), 1 h 15 min
The Book of Jonah
opera in one act
9 soloists, mixed choir, 1111/2110/13/2 keyboards, strings (6-2-2-2)
Libretto by Juha-Pekka Hotinen
Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera
Fp: Esa Ruuttunen, baritone, soloists of the Finnish National Opera, Grex Musicus Chamber Choir, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, dir. Ilari Nummi, cond. Rolf Gupta, Helsinki, 6 October 1995

Marian rakkaus (1999), 1 h 20 min
Maria’s Love
8 soloists, actor/dancer, mixed choir, childrens’ choir. 3333/4331/13/1, piano,celesta(1 player), strings
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Libretto by Paavo Rintala (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Savonlinna Opera Festival
Fp: Soloists, choir and orchestra of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, dir. Jussi Tapola, cond. Osmo Vänskä, 15 July 2000,
as the second part of the opera trilogy Aika ja uni (The Age of Dreams); other parts by Herman Rechberger and Kalevi Aho
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Kuningatar K (2003)
Queen C
music for the play “Kuningatar K” by Laura Ruohonen
oboe/cor anglais, cello
Commissioned by the Finnish National Theatre

Messenius ja Lucia (2005), 1 h 55 min
Messenius and Lucia
8 soloists, 3 actors, mixed choir, boys choir, 2222/2221/2/1, strings
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Libretto by Juha Seppälä (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the City of Oulu for its 400th anniversary in 2005
Fp: Soloists of the Oulu Opera, Oulu Chamber Choir, Ynnin Pojat Choir, Oulu Sinfonia, cond. Arvo Volmer, dir. Pertti Sveholm, Oulu, 16 September 2005
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Isän tyttö (2006), 2 h 15 min
Daddy’s Girl
opera in two acts
11 soloists, mixed choir, children’s choir, 2222/2221/12/1, piano, celesta, keyboards(1 player), strings
Libretto by Michael Baran and Olli Kortekangas (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Savonlinna Opera Festival and the Finnish Parliament
Fp: Soloists, choir and orchestra of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, dir. Michael Baran and Anna Kelo. cond. Markus Lehtinen, 7 July 2007

Yhden yön juttu (2009-2010), 1 h 50′
One Night Stand
opera in one act
16 soloists, mixed choir, 111, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 1/2110/2/1, stage band (alto/tenor saxophone, piano, double bass), strings
Libretto by Michael Baran (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Sibelius Academy
Fp: Sibelius Academy Opera and Symphony Orchestra, dir. Michael Baran, cond. Markus Lehtinen, Helsinki, 15 October 2011
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Aie (2012)
Intention
Music for the play by Michael Baran
4 voices, piano
Commissioned by the Finnish National Theatre

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA OR LARGE ENSEMBLE

Fanfaari (1991), 2′
Fanfare
2222/2221/01, strings
Commissioned by the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Fp: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen, Porvoo, 28 June 1991

Mukka-sarja (1996), 11′
Mukka Suite
chamber orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, strings
Fp: Tapiola Sinfonietta, cond. Ari Angervo, Espoo, 20 October 1996
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Ruutanturruutus (1999), 1’15”
eli fanfaari oululaiseen tapaan (or a fanfare in the Oulu style)
0000/4321, 1 baritone horn, 02
Fp: Oulu Sinfonia, cond. Arvo Volmer, 60th anniversary jubilee of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, 27 February 1999

Piazza del Duomo (2000), 10′
2222/2220/11, strings
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra Credo!
Fp: Chamber Orchestra Credo!, cond. Kari Hämäläinen, Kuusankoski, 4 February 2001
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Me uskom’ (2001), 8′
We Believe
Fantasia vuoden 1701 suomalaisen virsikirjan uskontunnustusvirrestä (Fantasia on a hymn from the 1701 Hymnal)
string orchestra
Commissioned by The Finnish Evangelical-Lutheran Mission
Fp: Soli Deo Gloria Chamber Orchestra, cond. Juhani Lamminmäki, Espoo, May 2001
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Five Hymn Arrangements for Symphony Orchestra (2002)
Jo varhain, Herra, annoit (Hymn/Virsi 517) 3′
Kiitos Sulle, Jumalani (Hymn/Virsi 341) 4′
Kuule, Isä taivaan (Hymn/Virsi 501) 3′
Oi Pyhä Henki, Herramme (Hymn/Virsi 111) 3′
3333/4331/12/1, strings
Ystävä sä lapsien (Hymn/Virsi 492) 3′
2222/2220/0/0, strings
Commissioned by Sinfonia Lahti
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Mobile (2012), 9’
2222/4221/11, strings
Commissioned by the Espoo Music Institute in celebration of its 50th anniversary
Fp: Tapiola Youth Symphony, cond. Jan Söderblom, Espoo, January 24, 2013
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

WORKS FOR SOLOIST(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Amores (1989), 13’
Three Songs to Poems by D. H. Lawrence
mezzo-soprano, 2222/4220/12/1, strings
Text in English
Commissioned by the City of Oulu
Fp: Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, mezzo-soprano, Oulu Sinfonia, cond. Ari Angervo, Oulu, 30 November 1989
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Sanat (1992), 10′
Words
soprano and chamber orchestra: 1111/2200/01, strings (min. 2-2-2-2-1)
Text by Oiva Arvola and Reino Rinne, and from the Bible (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the University of Lapland for its first doctoral conferment ceremony
Fp: Eija Järvelä, soprano, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, cond. Ari Angervo, Rovaniemi, 5 June 1992

Konzertstück (1993), 14′
clarinet, cello, 2111/2200/11, strings
Commissioned by the Tapiola Sinfonietta
Fp: Kari Kriikku, clarinet, Anssi Karttunen, cello, Tapiola Sinfonietta, cond. Ari Angervo, Espoo, 19 March 1993
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Maa johon tahdot (1996), 20′
The Land You Long For
Musiikkia Timo K. Mukan teksteihin (Music to texts by Timo K. Mukka)
reciter, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, strings
Text in Finnish
Commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland
Fp: Ritva Ahonen, reciter, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, cond. Ari Angervo, Rovaniemi, 1 March 1996

Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings (1997/2009), 22′
Fp (revised version): Jan Lehtola, organ, St. Michel Chamber Orchestra, cond. Petri Komulainen, Mikkeli, 5 November 2009
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Charms (1998/2010), 20′
Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra
piano trio, 1111/2110/02/1, strings
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Fp: Trio Finlandia, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Graeme Jenkins, Helsinki, 5 February 1999
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Cello Concerto with Horn Obligato (2000), 22′
cello, horn, 2222/332, baritone horn/12/1, strings
Fp: Arto Alikoski, cello, Esa Tukia, horn, Oulu Sinfonia, cond. Arvo Volmer, Oulu, 5 October 2000
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Iltalaulu (2004), 7′
Evening Song
oopperasta “Messenius ja Lucia” (from the opera ‘Messenius and Lucia’)
soprano, cor anglais, timpani and strings
Text by Juha Seppälä (in Finnish)
Fp: Päivi Nisula, Athens State Orchestra, cond. Vladimiros Symeonidis, Athens, 22 May 2004

Piano Concerto (2011), 28′
piano, 2222/2221/12/1, strings
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Fp: Paavali Jumppanen, piano, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Dmitri Slobodeniouk, Helsinki, 27 April 2011
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

De virtute in virtutem (2011), 30′

Pyhiinvaeltajan lauluja
Songs of a Pilgrim
soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, 12 period instruments


Commissioned by the Town and Parish of Naantali
Fp: Naantali Music Festival, 7 June 2011
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

WORKS FOR SOLOIST(S), CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA

Iloveisulla (2000), 20′
With Songs of Gladness
Kantaatti baritonille, poikakuorolle ja orkesterille vuoden 1701 virsikirjan pohjalta (Cantata for baritone, boys’ choir and orchestra)
2222/2220/11, strings
Fp: Esa Ruuttunen, baritone, the Ynnin Pojat Boys’ Choir, Oulu Sinfonia, cond. Arvo Volmer, Oulu, 9 November 2000
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Herra siunaa meit’ (2000), 3′
God Bless Us
Osa V kantaatista “Iloveisulla” (5th movement from the cantata ‘Iloveisulla”)
boys’ choir and strings or organ
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Meren kivet, rannan kivet (2002), 12′
Sea Stones, Shore Stones
Suite for youth choir (SATB) and string orchestra
Text by Ilpo Tiihonen, Lassi Nummi and Olli Kortekangas (in Finnish)
Commissioned by Sulasol/Helsinki for its 75th anniversary
Fp: Cantores Minores, Galante, Itämeren tytär, Suomalainen Poikakuoro, Helsingin Lapsijouset,
Helsinki, 5 May 2002
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Aika, hetken kaiku (2003), 15′
Time, Echo of the Moment
descant choir, 2222/2220/12, strings
Text by Lassi Nummi and Olli Kortekangas (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Espoo Music Institute and the Tapiola Choir
Fp: Tapiola Choir, Tapiola Youth Symphony, cond. Markus Lehtinen, Espoo, 5 September 2003
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Maa, meri ja taivas (2006), 30′
Earth, Sea and Heaven
Cantata for boys’ choir (SATB), trumpet, percussion, organ and string orchestra
Text from the Bible
Commissioned by Cantores Minores and the Lohtaja Church Music Festival
Fp: Cantores Minores, Lasse Erkkilä, organ, Vaasa City Orchestra, cond. Hannu Norjanen, Lohtaja, 3 August 2007
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Seven Songs for Planet Earth (2011), 38′
mezzo-soprano, baritone, symphonic chorus, children’s chorus, 2222/2221/12/1, strings
Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with the San Francisco Choral Society, the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir and the Children’s Chorus of Washington
Text by Wendell Berry and St. Francis of Assisi (in English)
Fp: Leslie Mutchler, mezzo-soprano, Christopheren Nomura, baritone, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Children’s Chorus of Washington, cond. Norman Scribner, Washington DC, 22 May 2011
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Migrations (2014), 25’
mezzo-soprano, male voice choir, orchestra
3333/4331/12/1, strings
Commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra
Text: Sheila Packa
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

CHORAL WORKS

Vihreä Madonna (1975), 4′
The Green Madonna
mixed choir
Text by Helvi Juvonen (in Finnish)
Fp: Candomino Choir, cond. Tauno Satomaa, Espoo, 7 December 1975
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Lumen valo (1984), 6′
The Glow of Snow
male choir with percussion instruments
Phonetic text by Olli Kortekangas
Commissioned by the Finnish Male Choirs’ Union
Fp: Polytech Choir, cond. Tapani Länsiö, Helsinki, 8 December 1985
Publisher: Sulasol

Madrigaali (1984), 3′
Madrigal
female choir
Text: traditional (in Finnish)
Fp: Florakören, cond. Gottfried Gräsbeck, Turku, 12 May 1984

MAA (1985), 13′
Earth
children’s choir with percussion instruments
Text: Kalevala, I Ching (The Book of Changes), the Bible and Walt Whitman (in Finnish, German, Latin and English)
Commissioned by the Joensuu Festival
Fp: Tapiola Choir, cond. Erkki Pohjola, 19 June 1985
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Verbum (1987), 8′
double mixed choir
Text by D. H. Lawrence and from the Bible (in English and Latin)
Commissioned by the Candomino Choir
Fp: Via Nova Choir, cond. Kurt Suttner, Espoo, 5 December 1992
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

A (1988), 20′
Water Music with the Tapiola Choir
children’s choir with percussion instruments and electronics
Text from various sources and in collaboration with the members of the Tapiola Choir by Olli Kortekangas (in several languages).
Visual design by Raija Malka, sound design by Juhani Liimatainen
Commissioned by the Tampere International Choir Festival
Fp: Tapiola Choir, cond. Erkki Pohjola, Tampere, 20 February 1988
Publisher: Friisilän Musiikki

Matkalla (1992), 5′
On the Road
Viisi Bashon haikua (Five Haikus by Basho)
male voice choir
Text in Finnish, translation by Kai Nieminen
Fp: Polytech Choir, cond. Tapani Länsiö, Helsinki, 17 May 1992
Publisher: The Polytech Choir Patrons’ Association

Sun in Me (1992), 6′
male voice choir
Text by D. H. Lawrence (in English)
Commissioned by Brahe Djäknar

Akvarelli (1993), 6′
Aquarelle
mixed choir
Text by Basho (in Finnish, translation by Kai Nieminen)
Commissioned by the Canzonetta Nova Choir
Fp: Canzonetta Nova, cond. Erkki Rajamäki, Järvenpää, 15 October 1994

Vindöga (1994), 32′
Wind’s Eye
descant choir, flute, percussion, string quartet
Text by Johan Bargum (in Swedish)
Commissioned by Esbobygdens Musikskola
Fp: Serena Choir and instrumentalists from the Esbobygdens Musikskola, cond. Kjerstin Sikström, Espoo, 9 April 1994
Kolme laulua mieskuorolle Aaro Hellaakosken runoihin (1994), 6′
Three Songs for Male Voice Choir
Text by Aaro Hellaakoski (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Finnish Male Choirs’ Union
Fp: Pyhäjokilaakson Mieslaulajat, cond. Tapani Tirilä, Tampere, 4 March 1995
Publisher: Finnish Male Choirs’ Union

Luna (1994), 20′
female choir
Text by Olli Kortekangas (phonetic and in several languages)
Commissioned by the Philomela Choir
Fp: Philomela, cond. Marjukka Riihimäki, Helsinki, 18 November 1994

Three Fiord Sketches (1994), 4′
descant choir
Text from I Ching (The Book of Changes, in English)
Fp: Tapiola Choir, cond. Kari Ala-Pöllänen, Espoo, 27 May 1995
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Three Romances (1995), 6′
mixed choir
Text by D. H. Lawrence (in English)
Commissioned by the Dominante Choir
Fp: Dominante, cond. Seppo Murto, Espoo, 18 November 1995
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Kigi no uta (1995), 28′
Song of Trees
Composed jointly with Michio Mamiya
children’s choir and percussion
Text by Hajime Kijima and Samuli Paulaharju (in Japanese, Finnish and English, translation by Olli Kortekangas and Michio Mamiya)
Commissioned by the City of Shizuoka
Fp: Shizuoka Children’s Choir, Tapiola Choir, Satoshi Sakai, percussion, cond. Michio Mamiya, Shizuoka, 30 July 1995

Kolme invokaatiota (1996), 6′
Three Invocations
five solo male voices
Text trad. and by Basho (in English and Finnish, translation by Kai Nieminen)
Commissioned by the Köyhät Ritarit Ensemble
Fp: Köyhät Ritarit, Paris, 6 December 1996

Movement Echoing (1997), variable duration
A study on the relations between voice and movement, produced in collaboration with choreographer Päivi Järvinen and the Grex Musicus Chamber Choir
mixed choir with electronics
Commissioned by the Tampere International Choir Festival
Fp: Grex Musicus, Tampere, 14 June 1997

Ikikaiku (1999), 10′
Eternal Echo
children’s choir
Text from various sources including Kalevala (in Finnish, English and Spanish)
Fp: Tapiola Choir, Ars Nova Choir, Gondwana Voices, no conductor, 5th World Symposium of Choral Music (Songbridge 2000 project), Rotterdam, 13 July 1999
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Riemuvuoden juhlamessu (1999/2000/2001)
Mass for the Jubilee Year
a) mixed choir, children’s choir, liturgist and orchestra: 2121/2220/11, organ, strings, b) mixed choir, brass quartet, organ, percussion, c) mixed choir, organ and percussion
Commissioned by the Parishes of Espoo
Fp: Espoo, 5 December 1999
Publisher: Kirkon keskusrahasto

Kaksi laulua Riemuvuoden juhlamessusta (1999), 7’
Two Songs from the Mass for the Jubilee Year
soli (obligato, the parts can be performed also by instruments), mixed choir and organ
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Meditaatio (1999), variable duration
Meditation (from the Mass for the Jubilee Year)
variable voices
Publisher: Kirkon keskusrahasto

Psalmimusiikkia (1999), 5′
Psalm Music (from the Mass for the Jubilee Year)
mixed choir
Text from the Bible (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Lutheran parishes of Espoo
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Riemuvuoden musiikkia (1999/2000), 20′
Music for the Jubilee Year
choir and organ
Publisher: Kirkon keskusrahasto

Kirkkaat purot, sameat virrat (2001), 6′
Clear Brooks, Murky Streams
mixed choir
Text by Kai Nieminen (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Koiton Laulu Choir
Fp: Koiton Laulu, cond. Iiro Ollila, Helsinki, November 2002
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Kaksi laulua diskanttikuorolle (2002), 6′
Two Songs for Descant Choir
Text from the Bible and by Olli Kortekangas (in Finnish)
Fp (No. 1): Juventus Youth Choir, cond. Leena Astikainen, Savonlinna, 2 July 2002. Fp (No. 2): Linnanneidot, cond. Leena Astikainen, Helsinki, 3 November 2002

Shadows (2002), 9′
chamber choir
Text by D.H. Lawrence (in English)
Commissioned by the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Fp: Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, cond. Eric Ericson, Kaunas, 15 November 2003
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Tupalaulu Makreijalta (2002), 8’
Makreija Song
youth choir (SSAA)
Text after Samuli Paulaharju by Olli Kortekangas (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Oulainen Youth Choir
Fp: Oulainen Youth Choir, cond. Tapani Tirilä, Oulainen, 5 October 2002
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Välimeri (2003), 6′
Mediterranean Sea
Viisi laulua sekakuorolle (Five Songs for Mixed Choir)
Text by Lassi Nummi (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Candomino Choir
Fp: Candomino, cond. Tauno Satomaa, Espoo, 21 May 2003
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Ehtoollismotetti (2004), 5′
Communion Motet
mixed choir
text by Vuokko Kortekangas
Publisher: Yhteiskustannus

Piupali paupali (2004), 3’
Suutarinemännän kehtolaulu (Lullaby of the Cobbler’s Wife)
Folk song arrangement for children’s choir
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Harmony (2005), 5′
descant choir
Text by Olli Kortekangas after I Ching (The Book of Changes)
Commissioned by the Florilège Vocal de Tours
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Guovssahasat (2006), 12′
children’s choir with percussion instruments
text: trad. and by Eltham East Primary School choristers
Fp: Eltham East Primary School Choir, cond. Anne Williams, Melbourne,
December 2, 2006

Kolme Piae Cantiones -laulua (2006), 10’
Three Piae Cantiones Songs
mixed choir
Text: trad. (in Latin)
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Silta (2007), 25′
The Bridge
A cantata for three chamber choirs
Text by Claes Andersson (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the City of Espoo
Fp: Candomino, Dominante, Tapiola Chamber Choir, cond. Esko Kallio, Seppo Murto, Hannu Norjanen, Espoo, September 2003
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

The Way to the Woods (2007), 8’
mixed choir
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Text by Wendell Berry (in English)
Commissioned by the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble
Fp: Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, cond. Robert Cowles, Syracuse, NY, 1 March 2008

Anna niskasi niellä kynteni jälki (2008), 15′
Viisi fragmenttia mieskuorolle (Five Fragments for Male Voice Choir)
Text by Michael Baran (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Polytech Choir
Fp: Polytech Choir, cond. Juha Kuivanen, Espoo, 6 May 2009
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

De profundis (2009), 10′
for mixed choir and tuba
Text in Latin
Commissioned by the Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir
Fp: Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir, Petri Keskitalo, tuba, cond. Heikki Liimola, Orivesi, 13 June 2009

Three Studies (2011), 6′
children’s chorus
Text by Hajime Kijima (in English, translation by Larry Levis)
Commissioned by the Children’s Chorus of Washington
Fp: Children’s Chorus of Washington, cond. Joan Gregoryk, Washington DC, 9 May 2011
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Angeĺe Dei (2012), 5′
mixed choir
text: trad. (in Latin)

The Return (2014), 9’
(The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union)
mixed choir
Text by Wendell Berry
Commissioned by Tapiola Chamber Choir

VOCAL WORKS

Kolme varhaista laulua (1975/1980), 8′
Three Early Songs
voice and piano
Text by Helvi Juvonen (in Finnish)
Fp (original version): Anneli Talvitie, soprano, Gustav Djupsjöbacka, piano, Helsinki, 22 February 1975. Fp (revised version): Walton Grönroos, baritone, Tapio Tuomela, piano, Joroinen (Finland), 5 August 1982
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Memoarer (1982), 16′
Memoirs
Variationer och fantasier för en sångare och en pianist (“Variations and Fantasies for a Singer and a Pianist”)
Text by Nils Ferlin and Olli Kortekangas (in Swedish)
Fp: Walton Grönroos, baritone, Olli Kortekangas, piano, Jyväskylä, 28 June 1983

Paraabeli (1983), 7′
Parable
five solo male voices
Text: traditional (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Köyhät Ritarit Ensemble
Fp: Köyhät Ritarit, Helsinki, 1 March 1985
Publisher: Friisilän Musiikki

Istuin meren rannalla (1987), 1′
I Was Sitting by the Sea
solo voice
Text by Pentti Saarikoski (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the KOM Theatre
Fp: Vieno Saaristo, voice, Helsinki, 9 January 1988

Messu (1993), 12′
Mass
Viisi laulua Raamatusta sopraanolle ja uruille (Five Songs from the Bible for Soprano and Organ)
Text in Finnish
Fp: Aulikki Eerola, soprano, Pertti Eerola, organ, Lohtaja,12 July 1993

Syvä ilo (1996), 12′
Profound Joy
voice and piano
Text by Aaro Hellaakoski, Lassi Nummi and Kai Nieminen (in Finnish)
Commissioned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation as a birthday present to Ms. Mirjam Helin
Fp: Soile Isokoski, soprano, Marita Viitasalo, piano, Helsinki, 18 December 1997
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Ecrit sur le vent et l’eau (2000), 14′
soprano, mezzo-soprano and 10 instruments
Text by Olli Kortekangas and Kalevala (translated into Latin by Tuomo Pekkanen)
Commissioned by the Republic of France
Fp: L’ensemble Musicatreize, cond. Roland Hayrabedian, Marseille, 16 February 2001
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Tämä hetki – Dieser Augenblick (2000), 12′
soprano and piano trio (also a version for soprano, piano, clarinet and cello)
Text by Lassi Nummi (in Finnish and German)
Commissioned by the Friends of Finland in Switzerland/Basel for its 50th anniversary
Fp: Johanna Rusanen, soprano, Trio Fennica, Basel, 12 September 2000. Fp (version with clarinet): Soile Isokoski, soprano, Anna-Maija Korsimaa, clarinet, Riitta Pesola, cello, Marita Viitasalo, piano, Geneve, 12 March 2004
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Vier Bilder aus dem Buch der Wandlungen (2001), 12′
Four Images from the Book of Changes
mezzo-soprano, clarinet and bass clarinet (1 player), cello, percussion
Text from I Ching (The Book of Changes, in German and English)
Commissioned by Deutsche Oper Berlin
Fp: Anne-Marie Seager, mezzo-soprano, members of the orchestra of Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 18 June 2001
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Hiihtäjän hyräily (2001), 4′
soprano and piano
Text by Eino Leino (in Finnish)
Commissioned by Anu Komsi
Fp: Anu Komsi, soprano, Pia Värri, piano, Helsinki, 10 March 2001

Isä meidän (2002), 3′
Pater noster
a) voice and piano/organ, b) voice, cor anglais, strings
Text trad. (in Finnish)
Fp (a): Esa Ruuttunen, baritone, Janne Piipponen, piano, Joensuu, 30 August 2002. Fp (b): Esa Ruuttunen, baritone, instrumental ensemble, Kauniainen, 8 November 2002
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Kaksi joululaulua (2008/2010), 7’
Two Christmas Carols
Voice and piano or organ
Text by Vuokko Kortekangas (in Finnish)
Fp: Soloists of the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, December 2008 and 2010

Pietà (2010), 20′
Music to Poems from Anna Akhmatova’s “Requiem”
soprano, viola da gamba, harpsichord
Fp: Pia Freund, soprano, Varpu Haavisto, viola da gamba, Assi Karttunen, cembalo, Tampere, 20 February 2010
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Toisin (2010), 14′
Neljä laulua Kirsti Simonsuuren runoihin (Four Songs to Poems by Kirsti Simonsuuri)
Text in Finnish
soprano and piano
Commissioned by Ilona Jokinen
Fp: Ilona Jokinen, soprano, Asta Onnila, piano, Helsinki, January 2012
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Seitsemän laulua näytelmästä Aie (2012)
Seven Songs from the play ‘Aie’
Text: Michael Baran (in Finnish)
voice and piano
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Nature morte (2012/2014), 15′
Lauluja Viipurin kulmahuoneesta (Songs from a Corner Room in Viborg)
Text: Eeva-Liisa Manner, Kirsti Simonsuuri (in Finnish)
baritone and piano
Fp: Tommi Hakala, baritone, Kristian Attila, piano, Mäntyharju, 9 June 2014, (additional song) Jaakko Kortekangas, baritone, Gustav Djupsjöbacka, piano, Espoo, 3 April 2014
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

CHAMBER WORKS

Threnody (1977), 5′
horn and piano
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Fp: Esa-Pekka Salonen, horn, Olli Kortekangas, piano, Helsinki, 13 December 1978

Cereal Sweet (1979), 6′
piano (4 hands)
Fp: Olli Kortekangas, Magnus Lindberg, piano, Helsinki, March, 1979

Emotion (1988), variable duration
variable ensemble with electronics
Commissioned by the Helsinki Festival
Fp: Toimii Ensemble, cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki, 27 August 1988

Iscrizione (1990), 3′
clarinet and cello
Fp: Kari Kriikku, clarinet, Anssi Karttunen, cello, Warsaw, 12 September 1990
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Omaggio à M. C. Escher (1990), 7′
alto flute and guitar
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Fp: Mikael Helasvuo, alto flute, Jukka Savijoki, guitar, Viitasaari, 22 July 1990

Kolme pastoraalia (1993), 6′
Three Pastorales
handbell ensemble
Commissioned by the Sonus Ensemble
Fp: Sonus Ensemble, Vantaa, 1994

Arabesken der Nacht (1995), 10’
guitar and ensemble: clarinet, horn, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Commissioned by the Ensemblia Festival
Fp: Timo Korhonen, guitar, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds, Mönchengladbach, 13 June 1995

Capriccio (1997), 4′
violin, cello and piano
Fp: Trio Finlandia, Tampere, 18 November 1997

Quartettino (1999), 8′
clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Fp: Päivi Kiljala, clarinet, Kaisa Kallinen, violin, Kati Raitinen, cello, Marja-Liisa Anttikoski, piano, Orivesi, 1 August 1999
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Riemuvuoden fanfaari (1999), 1′
Fanfare for the Jubilee Year
brass quartet (also versions for solo organ, and solo instrument and organ)
Commissioned by the Church of Finland
Fp: Members of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku, 27 November 1999

Rondò delle onde (1999), 4′
trumpet, 2 horns, trombone and tuba
Commissioned by the Finnish Radiological Society.
Fp: Wien, 7 March 1999

Virtaa (1999), 2′
Fanfaari Matti Rossille (Fanfare for Matti Rossi)
2 horns, tuba (doubling baritone horn)
Fp: Members of the Oulu Sinfonia, Oulu, July 12, 1999

Ajan kulku -fanfaari (2005), 2’
4 horns
Commissioned by the Oulu Chamber of Commerce
Fp: Members of the Oulu Sinfonia, Oulu, 30 August 2005
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Crossing the Five Rivers (2008), 20′
Hommage à Olivier Messiaen
viola da gamba and organ
Commissioned by the Parainen Organ Festival
Fp: Varpu Haavisto, viola da gamba and Kari Vuola, organ, Parainen, 23 June 2008
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Triptyykki seitsemälle(2008), 12′
Triptych for Seven
clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, harp, 2 cellos
Commissioned by the Kalevala Society for its 150th Anniversary Project “The Artists’ Kalevala”
Fp: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Jan Söderblom, Helsinki 28 February 2009
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Aveux (2010), 15′
Hommage à Robert Schumann
oboe and string quartet
Commissioned by the Crusell Music Festival
Fp: Anni Haapaniemi, oboe, the New Helsinki Quartet, Uusikaupunki, 28 July, 2010
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Phillips Duettino (2010), 4′
clarinet and cello
Fp: Olli Leppäniemi, clarinet, Samuli Peltonen, cello, Washington DC, 18 March 2010
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Boreas (2010), 15′
Fantasia for clarinet and string quartet
Commissioned by the Oulu Sinfonia
Fp: Markku Korhonen, clarinet, members of Oulu Sinfonia, Oulu, 29 April 2010
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Sonata for Cello and Piano (2012), 28’
Fp: Samuli Peltonen, cello, Kiril Kozlovsky, piano, Helsinki, 1 December 2012
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Sonata per organo (1979), 9′
organ
Fp: Lasse Erkkilä, Helsinki, 25 September 1979
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Koraali “Punavuoren nuottikirjasta” (1986), 1′
Chorale
harmonium
Publisher: Jasemusiikki

Postludium (1996), 3′
organ
Fp: Matti Hannula, Tampere, 24 November 1996

Hannan ja Jussin häämarssi (1998), 6′
Hanna’s and Jussi’s Wedding March
organ
Fp: Nicholas Söderlund, Kakskerta, 25 July 1998

Three Cheers for Michio Mamiya (1999), 5′
piano
Fp: Ichiro Nodaira, Tokyo, 28 June 1999

Kanss’ katuvan mielen, oikian uskon (2001), 8′
Fantasia kahdesta vuoden 1701 suomalaisen virsikirjan koraalista (Fantasia on Two Chorales of the 1701 Hymnal)
organ
Commissioned by the Lutheran Cathedral Parish of Oulu
Fp: Maija Tynkkynen, Oulu, 18 November 2001
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Gatecrasher (2002), 6′
accordion
Commissioned by Mika Väyrynen
Fp: Mika Väyrynen, Castelfidardo, 12 October 2002
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Sonata for Organ No. 2, ‘Stargazer’ (2005), 17′
Commissioned by Jan Lehtola
Fp: Jan Lehtola, Viitasaari, 8 July 2005
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Three Interludes (2007), 10’
organ
Fp: Matti Hannula, Tampere, 27 May 2007

Divertimento (2007), 20′
cello
Fp: Arto Alikoski, cello, Joroinen, 3 August 2008
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Ciaccona (2010), 5′
organ
Fp: Kari Vuola, Tampere, 16 April 2010

Offertorium (2012), 20′
viola da gamba
Commissioned by the Hetta Music Festival
Fp: Varpu Haavisto, Enontekiö, 7 April 2012

Aria e Sarabanda (2012), 6′
violin
Fp: Anthony Marini, Espoo, May 2012
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Suvinen toccata (2012), 5’
Summer Toccata
Wedding March for Eeva Kortekangas and Hannu Kalmari
organ
Fp: Kari Vuola, Helsinki, 16 June 2012

Adventus (2013), 6′
Fantasia for Organ
Fp: Kari Vuola, Naantali, December 8, 2013
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

MUSIC FOR YOUNG PLAYERS

Mi (1991), 4’
violin and piano
Commissioned by the Juvenalia Music Institute
Fp: Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition, Espoo, 15 February 1992
Publisher: Modus Music

Valoa ja varjoa (1994), 4′
Light and Shadow
2 violins and piano
Commissioned by the Juvenalia Music Institute
Fp: Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition, Espoo, 11 February 1995
Publisher: Modus Music

La banda (1996), 5′
guitar ensemble or orchestra
Commissioned by Kitarakesä
Fp: guitar orchestra, cond. Jussi-Pekka Rannanmäki, Ikaalinen, 13 July 1996
Publisher: Friisilän Musiikki

Rondino (1997), 5′
violin, cello and piano
Commissioned by the Juvenalia Music Institute
Fp: Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition, Espoo, 6 March 1998
Publisher: Modus Music

Sykettä (1998), 3′
Pulse
piano 4 hands
Fp: Minna Pekonen and Otso Kortekangas, Kirkkonummi, 8 May 1998

Spin, Chanson and Toccatina (2000)
piano
Fp: Lauttasaari music competition, Helsinki, 10 February 2001

Piano Boom (2000-)
a collection of short piano pieces (work in progress)
Publisher: Friisilän Musiikki

Sirkus-sarja (2004), 6′
Circus Suite
cello and piano
Publisher: WSOY

Statuetta (2006), 5′
piano, violin and cello
Commissioned by the Juvenalia Music Institute
Fp: Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition, Espoo, 9 March 2007
Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC WORKS

Memoria (1989), 14’30”
radiophonic composition
Text by D. H. Lawrence, Lassi Nummi and Henrik Tikkanen, children’s nursery rhymes (in English, Finnish and Swedish).
Produced at the Experimental Studio of the Finnish Broadcasting Company by Olli Kortekangas and Juhani Liimatainen
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Fp (broadcast): Finnish Broadcasting Company, 7 September 1989

Kaivaja (1994), 19’30”
The Digger
radiophonic composition
Text from a manuscript for a novel by Kari Hotakainen (in Finnish).
Produced at the Experimental Studio of the Finnish Broadcasting Company by Olli Kortekangas and Juhani Liimatainen
Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Fp (broadcast): Finnish Broadcasting Company, 12 September 1994