Maa, kevään tytär

by Outi Tarkiainen

Eanan, giđa nieida

The Earth, Spring's Daughter

Song cycle for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra

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Outi Tarkiainen

Maa, kevään tytär

Music Finland

Description

Eanan, giđa nieida (in Engl. The Earth, Spring’s Daughter) is a mythical epos illustrating the core experiences of the North from the history to our times. The text is a vast collage of Sami poetry – the Sami people being the only indigenous people in the Europe. The strong mutual bond between the generations and the Sami culture’s cyclical perception of time are present also in the structure of the work: the music unfolds in layers and cycles, to be born again and again. The work was commissioned by three northernmost professional orchestras in Europe: Lapland Chamber Orchestra (FIN), Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra (SWE) and Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (NOR).


Instrumentation

1111 1000 01, cel, str, mezzo


Category

Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra


Language

Se


Lyricist

Rose-Marie Huuva, Rauni Magga Lukkari, Timo Malmi, Aila Meriluoto, Leena Morottaja, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää


Premiere

Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds, Rovaniemi, September 1, 2016


Movements

1. Prologa – Eanan, giđa nieida; 2. Dáid galbma guovlluid mii johtit; 3. Áhèèamet opmodat lea odne juhkkojuvvon; 4. Dát guhkes idjadiimmu; 5. In nu njuolgat; 6. Boađe ja èájehan suoli dáid bálgáid; 7. Mun sárggun dáid govaid – Epiloga 1. Prologi – Maa, kevään tytär; 2. Näitä kylmiä seutuja kuljemme; 3. Isämme omaisuus on tänään jaettu; 4. Tämä öinen suden hetki; 5. En niin suora; 6. Tule ja näytän salaa nämä polut; 7. Minä piirrän nämä kuvat - Epilogi


Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by Lappland Chamber Orchestra, Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra and Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. Dedicated to John Storgårds and Ulla-Maija Kanerva


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