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Christmas Wonderland / Vänskä, Laulupuu Choir, Lahti So


Release Date: 09/15/1999 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 947   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Joseph VoglerJean SibeliusOtto KotilainenJarkko Kiiski,   ... 
Performer:  Pauli PietiläinenJukka HirvikangasHarri LidsleAri Heinonen
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony OrchestraLaulupuu Choir Lahti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Hosanna zu Davids Sohn by Georg Joseph Vogler
Performer:  Pauli Pietiläinen (Organ)
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Kalevi Aho. 
2.
Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1: no 5, High are the snowdrifts by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ilkka Kuusisto. 
3.
The Sparrow's Christmas by Otto Kotilainen
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Kalevi Aho. 
4.
The Language of Christmas by Jarkko Kiiski
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Laulupuu Choir Lahti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
5.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Laulupuu Choir Lahti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranger: Jarkko Kiiski.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
6.
Christmas Songs for Children (4): no 1, At Christmas "Jouluna" by Joonas Kokkonen
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Angels we have heard on high."
Composition written: Finland (1956 - 1966).
Arranger: Harri Wessman. 
7.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Songs for Children (4): no 1, At Christmas "Jouluna"."
Arranger: Harri Wessman. 
8.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
9.
Wild Christmas by Ilkka Kuusisto
Performer:  Jukka Hirvikangas (English Horn), Harri Lidsle (Tuba)
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
Rauhaa, vain rauhaa by Ahti Sonninen
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jarkko Kiiski.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
11.
Christmas Bells by Armas Maasalo
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jarkko Kiiski.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
12.
I make my Christmas in my heart "Sydämeeni joulun teen" by Kassu Halonen
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Laulupuu Choir Lahti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranger: Jarkko Kiiski.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
13.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Atso Almila. 
14.
Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1: no 4, Give me no splendour, gold or pomp by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Ari Heinonen (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1909; Finland 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jarkko Kiiski.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
15.
We shall celebrate Christmas "Me käymme joulun viettohon" by Martti Johannes Turunen
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Laulupuu Choir Lahti
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranger: Ilkka Kuusisto.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
16.
Joulun sanoma by Osmo Vänskä
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra,  Laulupuu Choir Lahti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1998; Finland 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranger: Jarkko Kiiski.
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
17.
The Star of Christmas "Joulun tähti" by 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a medley which includes "The Star of Christmas "Joulun tähti"" by Markku Johansson (1949 - ), "Adeste fideles" by John Francis Wade (?1711 - 1786), "On hanget korkeat" by Traditional, "Hei tonttu-ukot hyppikää" by Traditional, "Porsaita äidan oomme kaikki" by Traditional, "Koska meillä on joulu" by Traditional and "We wish you a merry Christmas" by John Gardner (1917 - ).
Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland (03/1998 - 06/1998) 
18.
Musae Sioniae, Book 7: Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Pauli Pietiläinen (Organ)
Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Kalevi Aho. 

Sound Samples

Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David)(arr. for organ and orchestra): Hoosianna (Hosianna)
5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1: On hanget korkeat, nietokset (High are the snowdrifts), Op.1, No.5
Varpunen jouluaamuna (The sparrow on Christmas morning)
Joulun kieli (The language of Christmas)
Talven ihmemaa (Winter Wonderland)
Jouluna (At Christmas) - Kuului laulu enkelten (The angels´ song was heard): Jouluna (At Christmas) / Kuului laulu enkelten (The angels´ song was heard)
Joulun tahti (The Star of Christmas): Joulun tahti / The Star of Christmas
Sleigh Ride: Rekirretki ()
Wild Christmas: (sikerma /potpurri)
Rauhaa, vain rauhaa (Peace, only peace)
Joulun kellot (The bells of Christmas)
Sydsmeeni joulun teen (Thus in my heart I make my Christmas): Sydameeni joulun teen (Thus in my heart I make my Christmas)
Jouluyo, juhlayo (Silent Night): Jouluyo, juhlayo (Stille Nacht, Silent Night)
5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1 (arr. for orchestra): En etsi valtaa, loistoa (Give me no splendour, gold or pomp), Op.1, No.4
Me kaymme joulun viettohon (We shall celebrate Christmas): Me kaymme joulun viettohon (We shall celebrate Christmas)
Joulun sanoma (The message of Christmas)
Enkeli taivaan (Vom Himmel hoch / From heav'n on high): Enkeli taivaan (Vom Himmel hoch / From heav´n on high)

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