Phoenix (2013)

Each of these small pieces is based on a Finnish / Karelian lullaby. The first is Tuuti, tuuti, tuuti, lasta, the second Minä laulan lapselleni (I Sing to My Child), and the third is the rather well-known Nuku, nuku, nurmilintu (Sleep, Sleep, Bird of Grass). That last title and the lyrics of the second lullaby (which also involves birds) prompted the title of the collection. I am very grateful to the Jyväskylä University Digital Archive for hosting an extensive and extremely well-maintained collection of folk tunes, which helped in creating these pieces.

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  – Phoenix – I
  – Phoenix – II
  – Phoenix – III