by Outi Tarkiainen

for wind quintet

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Outi Tarkiainen


Edition Wilhelm Hansen


Siimes is my second wind quintet and based on the saxophone concerto Saivo.
The title of the work suggests an allegorical hiding place deep in the
forest, from where one can easily observe the surrounding reality. The
first movement flows and swirls like diving under water, at times
changing direction and always bubbling merrily. The second movement’s
ethereal shimmering culminates into the last movement’s mighty chord
pillars that pile up on one another like an ash cloud. Siimes
is dedicated to the Auriga Wind Quintet’s flutist Heli Haapala, who also
commissioned the work with the support of the Sibelius Foundation

- Outi Tarkiainen


fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn


Chamber Works


Auriga Wind Quintet (Lapland Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet), September 23, 2017, Rovaniemi, Finland


I In the Water, II Flash, III In the Ashes

Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by and dedicated to Heli Haapala

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