Tapio Tuomela

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Tapio Tuomela began his career in a Neo-Classical style but then shifted towards Modernism. “Tuomela’s music is characterised by rapidly shifting, melodically and harmonically rich textures, often offset by quiet interludes,” writes Kimmo Korhonen and also mentions timbre as an important parameter. Since the 1990s, Tuomela has been finding inspiration in folk music and its forthright expression and in Lapland. For instance, he has set poetry by the late Sámi artist Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. He has also collaborated with Värttinä, the flagship of new Finnish folk music, arranging their pieces for symphony orchestra. He is known as a musician-friendly composer, his music being gratifying to perform. “For the message to be conveyed from the score to the ear of the listener, the musician must understand the work and be motivated by it,” he says.


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Works

Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
Ad astra 1 1989 00:00 Music Finland
Ad astra 1 1989 02:00 Music Finland
Ad astra 2 1989 00:00 Music Finland
Ad astra 2 1989 2 00:00 Music Finland
Äidit ja tyttäret 1998 1 01:40:00 Fennica Gehrman
Aikamme Finlandia 1986 2 01:30 Music Finland
Aikamme Finlandia 1986 01:30
Alkufanfaari Aikamme Finlandiasta 1986 00:25 Music Finland
Antti Puuhaara 2007 1 01:10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Aufschwung 1994 7 06:00 Fennica Gehrman
Auld rhymes 2016 06:00
Biennale Mosaic 1997 7 11:50
Compositions and Arrangements for Värttinä Band and Symphonic Orchestra 2 00:00
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 2008 3 32:00 Fennica Gehrman
Crisp 2011 7 09:30 Music Finland
Ehe 1984 8 00:00 Music Finland
Encore A.K. 2002 8 00:00 Music Finland
...e siciliano 2009 7 05:00
Focus 1986 2 12:00 Music Finland
Foliant 1991 7 06:00 Modus Musiikki
Four Bagatelles 1987 7 05:00 Music Finland
Four Folk Songs 2015 15:00 Music Finland
Four Songs from Antti Puuhaara 2008 9 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
From Papiermusik to L'echelle de L'evasion 1991 06:00 Music Finland
Gloria 2009 9 00:00 Music Finland
Govadas 2002 9 10:00 Music Finland
Herzstück 1992 9 11:10 Sulasol
Hölmöläisiä 2002 1 40:00 Sulasol
Interlude 2010 8 03:00
Intrada for Organ 2015 01:30
Itkuvirsi 2001 9 05:00 Music Finland
Jokk 1995 2 11:00 Fennica Gehrman
Jumalan Karitsa 2005 9 00:00 Music Finland
Juoigga! 2002 9 10:00 Music Finland
Kaksi laulua 2013 9 00:00
Kangastus 1997 7 10:00 Music Finland
Kanteletar-juomalaulu 9 07:00 Sulasol
Kipuloitsu 2006 9 12:00 Sulasol
Kolme varhaista laulua Lassi Nummen runoihin 1982 9 07:00 Music Finland
Konsertto pianolle ja orkesterille 1981 28:00 Music Finland
Korvan tarina 1991 1 00:00
Kuura 2001 8 00:00 Music Finland
Lament 9 04:30
Lamentation 1 3 04:02 Fennica Gehrman
Lamentation 2 9 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lamento 1994 7 07:00 Association of Finnish Music Schools
Lappic 2003 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lappic 2003 7 13:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lappic.double 2003 2 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
L'échelle de l'évasion 1989 7 13:15 Fennica Gehrman
Lemminkäinen 2000 2 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lemminkäisen monologi 1998 9 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Lemmin loitsu 2000 7 00:00 Music Finland
Liekut ja Loitsut 2000 9 14:00 Sulasol
Ma se ani om 2002 9 08:00 Music Finland
Missa per Organo 2007 8 00:00
Mosaic 1998 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Motette 05:00
Music for Film I 2010 2 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Neljäntienristeys 2016 00:00
Neljä Puuhaara-laulua 2008 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Noidan kirot 2010 2, 10 01:15:00 Music Finland
Nordan 2003 2 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Papiermusik 1989 9 09:00 Sulasol
Pendulum 1985 8 07:50 Fennica Gehrman
Pentecote 2012 9 04:00
Piano Concerto 2008 32:00 Fennica Gehrman
Piano Sonata in d 1979 09:40 Music Finland
Pikku Nallen hunajalaulu 1986 00:00 Music Finland
Pilke 1 2005 7 11:00 Music Finland
Pilke 2 2005 7 00:00 Music Finland
Polyrokki 2001 2 03:00 Sulasol
Pour Kaija 2006 8 00:00
Prologi kamarioopperasta Korvan tarina 1989 00:00 Music Finland
PULS 1997 7 10:00
Puls for five percussion players 1997 08:00 Music Finland
Puls for five percussion players 2000 08:00 Music Finland
Pyhä, Pyhä 2005 9 00:00 Music Finland
Pyrähdys 2000 7 08:00 Music Finland
Pyrähdys 2 2001 7 09:00
Pyrähdys / Spurt 2 2001 07:00 Music Finland
Quasi Herzstück 1994 2 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Quintet 1987 7 08:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Quintet No. 2 2004 7 16:00 Fennica Gehrman
Rap 2002 2 02:00 Sulasol
Rondino 1996 9 06:30 Fennica Gehrman
Rondo 1996 9 07:30 Fennica Gehrman
Scherzo 1994 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Scherzo 1994 3 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Sea-Drift 2006 9 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Song Pairs 1 2006 9 10:00 Music Finland
Song Pairs 2 2008 9 00:00 Music Finland
Song Pairs 3 2011 9 15:00 Music Finland
Spiral 1988 8 06:05 Music Finland
Spiral II 1996 8 07:00 Music Finland
Spiral IIB 1997 8 05:00 Music Finland
String Quartet 2009 7 00:00 Music Finland
Suite francaise 2012 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Suomalainen rukous 1986 02:20 Music Finland
Suomenkielinen vokaliisi 1993 9 08:00 Music Finland
Swap 2013 3 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Symmetry 1980 8 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Symphony 1991 2 24:00 Fennica Gehrman
Symphony No. 2 2005 2 30:00 Fennica Gehrman
Three Song Pairs 2012 9 07:00 Music Finland
Transition 1989 11 16:00 Music Finland
Tuli tuuli, tuli aalto 1997 9 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Tuli tuuli, tuli aalto (Lamentation) 1997 05:00
Unisolo 1984 7 05:00 Fennica Gehrman
Urkumessu 2007 25:00 Music Finland
Virvatulia 1996 8 09:40 Music Finland
Vuohenki luohti 2001 9 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Vuohenki luohti 2001 9 15:00 Fennica Gehrman
Vuolle duolle 2002 9 00:00 Music Finland
Winnie-the-Pooh 1988 9 06:30 Music Finland