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Isä meidän

Sheet Music: Score

Isä meidän / Elliott Gyger.

by Elliott Gyger (1994)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano solo, SATB choir.
  • Audio Sample

    From the CD Choral music

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Isä meidän (1994) is a simple setting of the Lord's Prayer, written at the request of a Finnish-speaking bride for her Sydney wedding. The key challenge for a composer setting a text in an unfamiliar language is to try and uncover the "music" of the language itself. Finnish is a gift to singers with its crisp consonants and profusion of long, bright vowels, but from the composer's point of view its consistent first-syllable stress necessitates a very particular approach to shaping phrases. My setting introduces each of the four parts in turn with a version of the same melody, but transposed into a different key and recast to fit different lines of text. Stability arrives only in the final section, with the reappearance of the melody in its original key, sung by a solo soprano.

Published by: E.C. Schirmer [6911] — 1 score (5p. -- Non-standard page size)

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3 mins

First performance by Contemporary Singers — 24 Sep 94. Campbell St Presbyterian Church, Balmain

Includes program and performance notes, biographical notes on composer, pronunciation notes, and English translation.

Text : the Lord's Prayer, translated into Finnish.

Typeset edition.

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