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School stuff

My second semester started in the beginning of September (I study church music in the Sibelius Academy in their Kuopio campus) and so far we’ve been able to have our lessons on site… let’s see how long we’ll be able to do that…

Be Thou My Vision

The old Irish hymn “Be Thou My Vision” is probably one of the best Christian hymns ever written. I mean, just read the lyrics: 1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;naught be all else to me, save that thou art–thou my best thought by day or by night,waking or sleeping, thy presence

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My composition “Hymn” on an organ?

On the other day, I played my composition ”Hymn” on a pipe organ. It worked pretty well… maybe I should arrange the piece for organ?

Ennio Morricone has passed away…

So… one of the greatest film composers ever, Ennio Morricone, has passed away. Requiescat in pace. May he rest in peace. Here’s one of hist most beautiful pieces – “Love Theme” from the movie “Cinema Paradiso”.

Another piece of music

Another track of mine, Etherea, is on Spotify (and many other music platforms too): Enjoy! I hope you like it! May it bring comfort and solace during these times.

Some peaceful music for these times

A while ago I released a little peaceful piano track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4ngfOsahj64qEDC4mwCtGf?si=t1IGAIw7SM6J2MOe8lz0Gw … I hope you enjoy it! I hope it also gives you comfort during these uncertain times… my country, Finland, is also affected by the COVID-19 outbreak… (although not as much as eg China, Iran, Italy, Spain or USA – our government

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Lyrics for one of my songs

Hi there everybody!   Exciting news here… This song of mine is going to have lyrics! https://open.spotify.com/track/5gK2E6Is1YQINl1hLwHuD0 And trust me, those lyrics are GREAT!   An arrangement for a full choir and piano is also on it’s way…   Stay tuned for more news! 🙂

Happy Easter!

Hi everybody! I want to wish you all a happy Easter! Here’s a very beautiful Swedish Easter hymn for you to enjoy! (Sung in Finnish though) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwRik_uMdkE The hymn tells about what pains Jesus went through during his final days and that He endured all that because of us. Enjoy!

Lenny Pickett at the Crusell Music Festival

I’ve had my doze of jazzy woodwind music today 🙂 Lenny Pickett, one of the founding members of the band Tower of Power and the musical director of the TV show “Saturday Night Live“, was here at my tiny little town of Uusikaupunki and played some great music with top-quality Finnish musicians (saxophonists Jouni Järvelä

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Apple Music

Yayy, testin blogging on my quite newly acquired laptop… Seems to be working great. Anyway, just to let you guys know – my music is on Apple Music! geni.us/2Cls is the link that leads you right there to check it out… Enjoy!

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…

My first Periscope broadcast

Haha, I did today my first broadcast on Periscope, the new broadcasting app owned currently by Twitter… I played some music there… That was nice… Interesting experience. An ex tempore virtual concert or something like that 🙂

On the road again

Having two gigs tomorrow… Accompanying a choir… Good songs, good music…  Yes!!!

Håll mitt hjärta (Same old story)

Now here’s one of the most neautiful songs Sweden has ever given to the world… Björn Skifs’ “Håll Mitt Hjärta” on Tidal: http://tidalhifi.com/track/153953 It is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I really urge you all to listen to it!

My music will soon be available on Tidal

My music will soon be available on Tidal (www.tidalhifi.com). It may take a while though, but I’m still happy about it! Soon the audiophiles will also be able to stream my stuff through their speakers…

On suuri sun rantas autius

Here’s one of the most beautiful Finnish folk songs ever on Spotify, performed by Rajaton and Lenni-Kalle Taipale:

Jonathan Biss and Beethoven

I’m just listening to a recording of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 4 on Spotify by Jonathan Biss… Beautiful! I’ve always liked Beethoven’s piano music since it’s so full of emotions and nuances. They might be hard to find out when practising (although not even remotely as hard as for example in Mozart’s music), but once

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Scarlatti

Now here’s a beautiful piece by Domenico Scarlatti: http://open.spotify.com/track/133nQulXxTiGEF64BRpTz3 Enjoy!

EWQL Stormdrum 1 and an upcoming single

I bought the Stormdrum 1 sample library from EastWest/QuantumLeap (www.soundsonline.com) and installed it on my computer… I’m about to use it in my upcoming single

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

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