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15 minutes of great pipe organ music

Yesterday I listened to about 15 minutes of great organ music in the main local Lutheran church… Man, that Marcussen organ sounded beautiful again! It’s the oldest Marcussen in Finland by the way…

A summer of organ music

This summer is going to be CRAZY for local pipe organ freaks here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… The Marcussen organ of the local main Lutheran church has it’s 150th anniversary this year (it’s the oldesr Marcussen organ in Finland!) and many prominent organists are coming here to perform on it throughout the year… Kalevi Kiviniemi, one

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Busy weekend

I had quite a busy weekend… On Saturday I was accompanying the tenor Perttu Mathlin in the Turku Baptist Church in Turku, Finland, and on Sunday I played the piano at the local Pentecostal Sunday service here in Uusikaupunki, and later in the evening I accompanied an amateur choir at a Lutheran evening mass in

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Crusell Music Festival 2014, oboe competition

Today I was listening to the final round of the international oboe competition that was part of the annual Crusell Music Festival here in Uusikaupunki this year. It was held in the new Lutheran church in the town center and it was also broadcast on the Finnish national radio network YLE. There were four competitors

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15 minutes of organ music

Today I was listening organ music in the local “new” Lutheran church (from 1863, the older one is from 1623)… Mr. Henri Sarametsä, an organist for the Lutheran church here, gave us 15 minutes of Buxtehude… Luckily the church has a very nice-sounding Marcussen organ (a Danish organ brand) that will celebrate it’s 150th anniversary

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Easter time concerts

This Easter I attended two concerts at the local Lutheran church… The first one was a flute and organ concert. Mr. Tomi Satomaa gave us some very chilling and beautiful organ music (the “Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” by Liszt were just magnificent!) and occasionally Mrs. (or Ms.) Anna Satomaa played solo flute on

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Chamber music concert

Was at a very nice chamber music concert at the Lutheran church of Lokalahti, Finland… it was given to us by the Turku Arts Academy Cello Ensemble and we got to hear some marvelous music, as you probably can see from the photos below… I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I’d wanted to… for

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Organ music…

Was listening to some organ music again in the new Lutheran church of Uusikaupunki. As before, it was the chief organist Ari Hirvonen who presented us some beautiful music by guys like Guilmant, Rheinberger and Vaughan Williams. And as before, it was very beautiful 🙂

Organ music

Was listening to some organ music with my nephew yesterday (he’s staying at our place for a few days)… It’s nice that the town of Uusikaupunki has such avibrant cultural life at summertime…

Hymnal collection from 1702

Got this from the Finnish Literature Society’s webstore… a replica and critical edition of “Yxi Tarpelinen Nuotti-Kirja” (A Necessary Book of Sheet Music), a Finnish hymnal collection published in 1702… Quite an interesting book, there are many very beautiful hymns with very old-fashioned lyrics (the Finnish poetical tradition hadn’t developed yet and the language is

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