Bach/Busoni – Ich ruf’ zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 639)

Ok, let’s admit it. The stunning piano transcription of Bach’s chorale prelude “Ich ruf’ zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ” by Ferruccio Busoni is one of the most beautiful pieces of music in this planet. Seriously. It’s one of those pieces that will probably make you cry with it’s sheer beauty and peaceful mood. If you[…]

America the Beautiful

I’ve started doing an arrangement of the classic American patriotic song “America the Beautiful”… I’ll post it here when it’s done … Oh, and yesterday I was at a 4th of July cook-out party organized by a Finnish-American family that lives here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… They belong to the same church as me and I’ve[…]

Brass transcription

I transcribed a piece for two trumpets and trombone… a very beautiful German hymn from the 16th century, composed by Burkhard Waldis… This hymn is included in the hymnal book of the Finnish Lutheran Church in a little bit altered form, but I think the original one (which I transcribed here) is more beautiful… waldis.pdf

Another arrangement for strings

I made another arrangement for strings… an old beautiful Finnish hymn “Mun kanteleeni kauniimmin” (Once my kantele will play more beautifully in Heaven)… composed by Ms. Kreeta Haapasalo in the 1800s… A very, very beautiful tune in my opinion… I hope my arrangement brings justice for it… mun kanteleeni kauniimmin for strings.PDF

Arranged “Nearer my God to Thee” for a string orchestra

After a long time I decided to arrange something little for a string orchestra… So, here’s my arrangement of Lowell Mason’s beautiful “Nearer my God to Thee”… I’d be glad if you offer me some constructive criticism… Just a coincidence that I made this arrangement in the beginning of 2012 – it’s almost 100 years[…]