Kullervo Clusters

by Perttu Haapanen

for mixed choir

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Perttu Haapanen

Kullervo Clusters

Music Finland

Description

Kullervo Clusters is a musical rendering of mythical, sosiological and linguistic aspects related to the original story which together form a "Kullervo cluster".

Finnish texts are derived from the 36th Rune of Kalevala. English texts (excluding the fragments describing the plot) are derived from several sources (recent news flashes, movie reviews etc.) associated with general aspects of the story of Kullervo.

Finnish words have been re-organised into an alphabetical order and grouped according to alliteration and length.

Strict alphabetical ordering against the plot of the original story, combinations with English texts and the extraordinary long suffix chains of Finnish language reveal a new face of Kullervo.


Instrumentation

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Category

Vocal and Choral Works


Language

Fi


Lyricist

Text from Kalevala


Premiere

Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, cond. Chifuru Matsubara, 9 October 2010


Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus. Dedicated to Chifuru Matsubara


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Score


70 pages
A4-portrait

22.00 € 20.00 € excl. vat