Boosey and Hawkes in New York have published a selection of choral music by Frode Fjellheim in the series Choral Music Experience – presented by Doreen Rao.
The titles could be bought online at www.boosey.com.
Please note that some of the titles are also presented in the book: “Joik for kor”
All compositions are inspired by the Sámi tradition “yoik” (joik), but they require no special knowledge about Sámi language or Sámi musical tradition to be performed. Most are written for equal voices (SSA or SSAA), but some could be used in mixed choirs (see notes below).
|Eatnemen Vuelie – Fairest Lord Jesus. The hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” meets a Yoik called Eatnemen vuelie (song of the earth). The yoik is inspired by the Norewgian lyrics to this hymn: “Deilig er jorden”, meaning “The Earth is wonderfull”.|
|Night Yoik – mixed choir or equal voices + piano/comp.||(Also in “Joik for kor”)|
|Northern Lights – for SSAA + comp.|
|Psalm – for equal voices and piano.||(In “Joik for kor” there is a version for mixed choir)|
|South Sámi people – for mixed choir or equal voices.||(Also in “Joik for kor”)|
|Two sámi people – for equal voices, tenor-sax and comp.|
|Winters Night – for equal voices, soprano-sax and comp.|