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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in B minor

I attended a very nice concert today in the concert hall of Turku, Finland… the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam and the pianist Valeria Resjan performed for us today… Obviously the theme for this concert was pomposity – all the pieces heard today are very much pompous and heroic-like in character. But they were

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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

Better arrangement of “Nearer my God to Thee”

Fixed some things in my arrangement of “Nearer my God to Thee”… have a look 🙂 … Nearer my God to Thee arranged for string orchestra.pdf

Audio file for “Nearer my God to Thee” arrangement

Here’s an audio file of my arrangement of “Nearer my God to Thee” … generated entirely by Finale and normalized in Audacity, so it’s not even near the real thing…

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

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2 gigs yesterday

Played two gigs yesterday… first at the local Pentecostal Church and then with a local amateur orchestra in the newer Lutheran church here in Uusikaupunki… was pretty tired and for some reason I couldn’t sleep well last night 🙂 …

Birthday gig…

Was on a gig today with the local amateur orchestra (which operates under the Lutheran church)… a local teacher had her birthday and we played some music there… mixture of Christian spiritual music (since the teacher is a born-again Christian, thanks to God :)) and some musical songs… Nice gig… although the piano was terrible…

Wednesday’s gig…

I had a gig with a local amateur orchestra here in Uusikaupunki on Wednesday, 6th of April… Otherwise it was a nice concert, the hall of the local Lutheran church center was full of people and the orchestra did a good job – but I didn’t 🙂 … OK, I played Bach’s famous Air with

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