Heikki Klemetti: Organ Music

This item will be released on 5 July 2024.

Catalogue No: TOCC0705
EAN/UPC: 506011344705
Release Date: 2024-07-05
Composer: Heikki Klemetti
Artists: Jan Lehtola

Heikki Klemetti (1876–1953) was one of the most important figures in the Finnish music of his day: author, organiser, musicologist, editor, educator, folksong collector and, above all, choral composer. His work as an organist and composer for the organ has largely been forgotten, an omission this first-ever album of his organ music seeks to correct. The influence of Ostrobothnian folksong can readily be heard, and there are obvious points of contact with the musical language of Sibelius, not least in the unemphatic dignity and nobility of the style, with the modal harmonies occasionally calling to mind another of Klemetti’s contemporaries: Vaughan Williams.

Jan Lehtola, organ of Tampere Cathedral, Finland

Listen To This Recording:

Two Organ Pieces, Op. 23 (1918-19) (8:57)

  1. No. 1 Prelude* (4:42)
  2. No. 2 Canzona (4:15)

Op. 44 (1934) (17:30)

  1. No. 1 Canzona (Oskar Merikanto in memoriam) (6:13)
  2. No. 2 Festive Overture (5:27)
  3. No. 3 Laetare Jerusalem (5:50)

Op. 45 (c. 1935)

  1. No. 3 Cantilena (5:43)

Op. 51 (13:57)

  1. No. 1 Toccata (1936) (2:58)
  2. No. 2 Impromptu (1936) (3:48)
  3. No. 3 Cantilena (1936) (4:18)
  4. No. 4 Elegia (1937) (2:53)

  1. Ad perennis vitae fontem (1:50)
  2. Prelude to Hymn No. 177, ‘O How Lovely’ (1942) (1:15)
  3. Lullaby for a Responsory to Announcements (2:09)
  4. Kleines Präludium (1911)* (1:32)
  5. Praeludium (1902) (1:59)

Four organ chorales

  1. Appeared to the Shepherds (1943) (3:44)
  2. Day turned to Evening (1943) (2:01)
  3. God is our Refuge (1936) (7:27)
  4. O Wondrous Wedding Hall (1943) (2:22)

  1. Toccata Romantica (1927) (5:23)

All Except * First Recordings

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