by Jean Sibelius, arranged by Herbert Fricker,
reprint of the original 1917 Breitkopf & Härtel edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy acid-free paper. 12 pages. “Finlandia” was published in 1907 by
Breitkopf & Härtel. When they wanted to publish an organ transcription, they called on Herbert Fricker; this explains why
this first edition contains both German and English.
Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Herbert Austin Fricker
was born in England, studied with Frederick Bridge and Edwin H Lemare, and served as city organist for Leeds. In 1917, he emigrated
to Canada and was an active recitalist in Canada and the United States. Fricker’s transcription of “Finlandia”
is the uncontested standard.
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Finland’s most prominent composer,
was an aspiring violinist who decided reluctantly to devote his energies to composition. “Finlandia,” the most
famous of his tone poems, was composed in 1899 as the last of seven pieces to be performed as accompaniment to a tableau of
events from Finnish history. After he revised it in 1900, this highly nationalistic piece had to be performed under other
titles, such as “Happy Feelings at the Awakening of Finnish Spring,” and “A Scandinavian Choral March,”
in order to avoid censorship from Russia. Moderately difficult.