Vapautensa antanut

by Outi Tarkiainen

Freedom Surrendered

(arrangement: 2007)

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Outi Tarkiainen

Vapautensa antanut


The lyrics of ‘Vapautensa antanut’ (Freedom Surrendered) is a Sirkka Turkka poem from the anthology Kaunis hallitsija (1981).

The narrator in the poem talks to a horse, urging it to search freedom just to find it is a contradiction! Embodying liberty, strength and nobility, loved and tenderly cared for, yet it is brutally branded, showing it forever belongs to another.


voc, trp, asax, tsax, hn, trb, pno, db, dr


Works for Big Band


Norrbotten Big Band, Aili Ikonen, voc, Outi Tarkiainen, cond. FaschingJazz Club, Stockholm 11th September 2011

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