|I,m looking for words to a children,s siong about a shepherd boy and his birch bark horn
||A song called "Paimenen laulu" (or Paimenlaulu = A shepherd's song) was translated and published by composer P.J.Hannikainen at the beginning of 1900's. It is said to be composed by A. Klauwell (though it might as well be a folk tune).
The complete Finnish lyrics are available at Wikisource page http://fi.wikisource.org/wiki/Paimenen_laulu_(Hannikainen)
Sheet music can be found for example in the songbook "Suuri toivelaulukirja 10".
There are no Englis lyrics for this song, but a rough translation would go like this:
1. I am a young shepherd, happy as a bird. All day long I play on my birch bark horn. 2. When the cattle bells are ringin, and birds are singing too. I like to answer them on my birch bark horn. 3.
When the evening comes, I…
|Madam, sir for our choir in Switzerland I am in search for the full text and full score of the traditional folk song "taivas on sininen ja valkoinen...", I…
||I found the finnish folk song "Taivas on sininen ja valkoinen" in two books (Suuri toivelaulukirja 1 and Kultaiset koululaulut vanhoilta ajoilta). In both books there is only two strophes. So It seems that song consits only those two strophes.
|I am a kantele player/song writer in the United States. Can you tell me where I can find Finnish folk tunes and songs that are in the public domain? I would…
||In virtual Finland Websites Anneli Asplund has written a page The Kantele - Finland's national instrument http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/kantele.html . There you can listen to the famous kantele player Timo Väänänen playing the kantele as Realaudio. He is playing Mid the Hills of Karelia and The Governor's Polska, which are traditional finnish folk songs.
There are also a list of recorded kantele music on CD. It is possible to make a distant loan request for these CDs through your nearest library.
For folk tunes and songs, you can also ask Folk Arts Centre. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura, i.e. Association for Finnish literature, email@example.com
Violinmaker Jussi Laasanen…