Metsän hiljaisuuteen

by Outi Tarkiainen

Monodrama for soprano, clarinet, violoncello and piano

Into the Woodland Silence

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Outi Tarkiainen

Metsän hiljaisuuteen

Uusinta Publishing Company


Metsän hiljaisuuteen (in Engl. Into the Woodland Silence) is about human growth and the vast, unanswered question of how to become oneself, an exploration that continues throughout our lives. The lyrics were compiled from poems by renowned Finnish poets Eeva-Liisa Manner and Sirkka Turkka. Into the Woodland Silence was originally scored for jazz orchestra and folk/jazz mezzo-soprano, but this quartet version gives the work new life as chamber music, and perhaps even better portrays the intimate nature of the music.


sopr, cl, vlc, pno


Vocal and Choral Works




Eeva-Liisa Manner & Sirkka Turkka, compiled by Outi Tarkiainen


1. version: Aili Ikonen, vocalist, Grímur Helgason, clarinet, Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, piano. Ung Nordisk Musik, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 28, 2012

Final version: Sanna Heikkinen, soprano, Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, Juho Laitinen, cello, Väinö Jalkanen, piano. Sodankylä, Finland. November 16, 2012

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