Karjala saatus/ Karelian Destiny — Mixed choir

Tormis, Veljo
Title: Karjala saatus/ Karelian Destiny — Mixed choir
Authors: Tormis, Veljo (Composer)
Product number: 9790550090965
Product form: Sheet music
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Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2008
Language: Karelian
Pages: 62
Product family: Choral works
Mixed choir
Finnish library classification: 78.3411 Sekakuorot
Forgotten Peoples was written over a period of twenty years, from 1970 to 1989, without being planned as a series beforehand. It contains six parts in all, each an independent work in several movements. In it the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis has incorporated elements of the vanishing folk tradition of the Finno-Ugrian peoples, melodies and texts more or less sunk into oblivion. "My creative interest earlier involved me in searching to identify the musical vernacular of my own people, the Estonians. Now a new, logically related theme was found for my creative mission: the fate of small nations," as Tormis puts it. The performing group chosen was the mixed chorus, a cappella. According to Tormis, a purely vocal treatment best retains the original form of folk songs - a principle that underlines all his folkloristic works. Karjala saatus (Karelian Destiny) dating from 1989 is a cycle of Karelian runic songs (in Karelian).

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