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Compositions

by Antti Nissilä

Full orchestra

Ongang 
for large symphony orchestra 3242-4431-14-11-strings
commissioned and performed by Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra (f.p. 2008, John Storgårds, cond)
Nautilus
for small symphony orchestra 2131-1221-14-1-strings
performed a.o. by Pori Sinfonietta (Jan Söderblom, cond.)
All In Jollity 
for small symphony orchestra 2222-2221-2-strings
first performance by Avanti! (Magnus Lindberg, cond.
at Sannäs workshop / Suvisoitto, Porvoo 2006)
Reunion 
for full orchestra - (intermediate youth orchestra level)
Turning Point 
for full orchestra - (intermediate youth orchestra level)
 
Promise
for full orchestra - (intermediate youth orchestra level)
Pass & Move 
for large music school ensemble
 
Kankaanpää-sarja (Kankaanpää suite)
for music school orchestra and vocals
commissioned by the town  of Kankaanpää
Kipinä
Kehäpäätelmä
Väräjää, väräjää 
(For vocal music with orchestra, see the lists for songs and choir music)
Chamber music and solo pieces
Aria
for string quartet (or string ensemble)
commissioned by Kari Koort
Catch!
for violin and piano
commissioned by Ylä-Satakunta Music School
Episode
for flute, harp and two percussionists
digital publication under construction
Front Nine  YouTube
for piano
dedicated to Janne Hovi
Gehet hin in Frieden 
for organ
dedicated to Mandi and Tuomo Lammi
Intrada YouTube
for organ
Linnuntie  YouTube
for youth string ensemble
commissioned by Pirkanmaan Jouset
Rumspringa
for accordion, percussion and strings
published by Finnish Accordion Institute
Scena e cavatina YouTube
for alto saxophone and piano
dedicated to Juha-Matti Katajamäki
Still YouTube 
for cello and piano
Ulapalla 
for 2 flutes and cello (junior level)
commissioned by Belisa publishing
Opera
Vieraat  YouTube (excerpts)
chamber opera (2015)
libretto by Antti Nissilä
commissioned by Nurmes Christmas Music Festival
Pyhät seinät (Holy Walls)  YouTube (excerpts)
chamber opera (2012)
libretto by Antti Nissilä
commissioned by the town of Ikaalinen
performed at Sata-Häme Soi Festival
Otetaan auto (Let's Take the Car)
children's opera (1996)
libretto by Markku Vanninen
performed by Tampere Conservatoire Opera Class
Songs for solo voice
Dina ögon
lyrics by Kerstin Söderholm
Hiihtotaivas
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
Hiljainen Gloria
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
version with orchestra  YouTube
version with piano  YouTube
Hyvyys YouTube
lyrics by Eino Leino 
 
Jungle Book Songs 
for bass-barytone voice and concert band
lyrics by Rudyard Kipling
Morning Call YouTube 
Song Against People
Laulun lapsi
lyrics by Eino Leino
version for baritone and woodwinds
version with piano
Magnificat 
version for solo voice and piano/organ
Matkalaulelmia
(four songs on poems by Kari Hotakainen)
for middle range voice, cello & piano
(version with viola
 / bassoon also available)
Retkimieli YouTube
Mielipide
Tätä menoa
Keskellä kesää, tammikuussa
Minna satt i lunden
lyrics by Johan Ludvig Runeberg Youtube
Pater Noster  YouTube
for low or middle range voice and organ
version for voice and guitar (ed. by Steven Wilkinson)
Sanctus
2018 version for barytone, mixed choir and piano quartet
Sanctus
2000 version for solo voice and piano (or organ)
High voice
MIddle range voice
Low voice
Songs on poems by Aaro Hellaakoski
Kysymys 
...ellet löytäisi mitään... 
Salomaa
- - -
Kysymys 
(version for voice and guitar, ed. by Steven Wilkinson)
Songs on poems by Pär Lagerkvist
När du ler 
Du er visst lycklig
Ingenting får störa
Saliga väntan (upcoming publication by Fennica Gehrman)
Songs on poems by  Oiva Paloheimo
Ilta 
Aamu
Next Yesterday
for baritone and string quartet or chamber ensemble
lyrics by Eilert Sundt
Fall Child Youtube
Space Between Us Youtube
Mirror Shouting Decades Youtube
Bus-Stop at the Edge of White Youtube
There Is No Going Home Youtube
Visibly Mended Youtube
Still Songs
for middle range voice, piano and strings
The Artist YouTube
lyrics by Walter Alexander Raleigh
If Truth  YouTube
lyrics by A.E. Housman
When I Was in Love  YouTube
lyrics by A.E. Housman
Choir music
3 Astronomical Intermezzi
from A Little Night Music
How I Wonder 
Twelve Gates
Ball of Plasma
Benedictio
for mixed choir 
Fennis... Securi...
for mixed choir SATB + solo baritone + hand drum
text from Germania by Tacitus
Flowers Preach  YouTube
for treble choir
lyrics by Christina Rossetti
1st prize at Laulunuotta composition contest
published by SULASOL
Hiljainen Gloria
for mixed choir
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
commissioned by Vaskivuori Chamber Choir
published by SULASOL
Kuu kalpea 
for mixed choir
lyrics by Eino Leino
Kysymys 
for mixed choir
lyrics by Aaro Hellaakoski
published by SULASOL
Nihil esse melius
for mixed choir 
lyrics from the Book of Ecclesiastes
published by SULASOL
Magnificat
for mixed choir
published by SULASOL
Sanctus
2018 version for barytone, mixed choir and piano quartet
published by A-Minor Production
Sanctus 
2000 version (SATB a cappella)
With the Dawn YouTube
for mixed choir
lyrics by Thomas Caulfield Irwin
commissioned by chamber choir Camena
Cantatas:
 
A Little Night Music
original version for SATB, strings and piano
commissioned by Pirkanpojat
A Little Night Music
reduced version for SATB and piano
Katoava aika
for mixed choir and orchestra
lyrics by Pia Perkiö
Pop/chanson choir songs:
Aalto aallon jälkeen
for male choir (with comp)
lyrics by Timo Pusa
published by STM Music
 
Ei mahda kukaan tietää 
for mixed choir
lyrics by Turo Vartiainen
published by SULASO
Kauvan kauvan
for male choir
lyrics by Eino Leino
commissioned by male choir Jussit
published by SULASOL
Kolme laulua mieskuorolle
lyrics by Seija Kaipio
commissioned by Tuusula Male Choir
 
Laulajan laulu
for female choir
lyrics by Eino Leino
published by STM Music
Metsän poika 
for mixed choir
lyrics by Aleksis Kivi
Omenat putoaa 
for mixed choir
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
published by SULASOL
Our Secret Melody 
for treble choir + opt. TB
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
commissioned by Sympaatti choir festival
published by SULASOL
Semmoinen nautiskelija
for female choir (with comp)
lyrics by Timo Pusa / Antti Nissilä
published by STM Music
 
Concert band
Acromania  YouTube
for concert band - grade 3,5
commissioned by Rauma Boys' Band
Runner-up prize at the 2020 composing contest of SMP Press and Edition Peters
Finem lauda
concert march for wind band - grade 2
commissioned by wind band Puhallica
published by STM Music
Gloriette
concert march for wind band - grade 2,5
published by Blosari Edition
Homeground
for concert band - grade 3commissioned by Valkeakoski Wind Band
published by STM Music
Intrada ("Opening Gates") - grade 2,5
for wind band
published by STM Music
Jungle Book Songs 
for bass-barytone voice and concert band - grade 4
lyrics by Rudyard Kipling
Morning Call YouTube 
Song Against People
 
King's Order 
for wind band - grade 3
published by A-Minor Production
 
Laulujen loimu  YouTube
for concert band and choir or solo voice opt. - grade 3
published by STM Musiikki
 
Morgensang på Salenfjellet
for wind band - grade 3
commissioned by Hammerfest Musikforening
Nordwärts
for wind band - grade 3
dedicated to Musikverein Jung St. Marien
published by STM Music
On the Shores of Ruija
for wind band - grade 2,5
published by STM Music
Promise
for wind band - grade 2,5
commissioned by Ikaalinen Youth Orchestra
published by STM Music
Swarm 
for wind band - grade 3
published by Blosari Edition
Total Rangers
for wind band - grade 2,5
published by Blosari Edition
Tower on the Hill
for concert band - grade 3
published by A-Minor Production
Waltzing Whale
for wind band- grade 3
published by STM Music
Wind band with beat
Casino Beach YouTube
for wind band - grade 3
commissioned by Ikaalinen Youth Orchestra
published by STM Music
Claim
for wind band - grade 2,5
commissioned by Outokumpu Wind Band
First Round
for wind band - grade 2,5
published by Edition 7
Flashback
for wind band - grade 2,5
published by STM Music
Flying High
version for big band with vocals
lyrics by Turo Vartiainen
Lost Magic
for wind band- grade 3
Toe Drops
for wind band- grade 2,5
published by STM Music
Trumpet Flares (Trumpettilahkeet)
for wind band- grade 2,5
published by STM Music
Whistle in the Dark
for wind band - grade 2,5
published by STM Music
Junior band
 
Dragon Hunt
for junior wind band- grade 2-
published by STM Music
Hot Sand
for junior wind band- grade 2-
published by STM Music
Jorpakon legenda
for beginning junior wind band - grade 1
published by STM Music 
Just For Fun
for beginning junior wind band - grade 1,5
published by Blosari Edition
No Man's Land
for junior wind band - grade 2-
published by STM Music
Off Track
for junior wind band - grade 2-
published by A-Minor Production
Prairie Wind (Preeriatuuli)
for beginning junior wind band- grade 1
published by STM Music
Rhino Ride
for beginning junior wind band- grade 1
published by STM Music
The McOgres Are Back (Örkendalien paluu)
for beginning junior wind band- grade 1
published by STM Music
Torch Ballade (Soihtuballadi)
for junior wind band - grade 2-
published by STM Music
Pop, jazz, childrens' songs etc.
A Mere Affair of Weather? 
lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson
Comfort Food  YouTube 
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
In Foreign Lands  YouTube 
lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson
for vocal solo (or unison childrens' choir), piano and strings
Our Secret Melody YouTube
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
Slowly Sliding December Days  YouTube 
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
There's a Secret  YouTube
lyrics by Antti Nissilä
Pop songs in Finnish /
suomenkielisiä pop-lauluja:
Haaveet vaihtua voi haavoihin YouTube
san. Antti Nissilä 
Halki taivaan  YouTube
san. Antti Nissilä
(suomenkielinen versio laulusta There's a Secret)
Kehtolaulu ("Yön kukkamaa") 
san. Pia Perkiö
Mustavalkoinen YouTube
san. Antti Nissilä
Omenat putoaa YouTube
san. Antti Nissilä
Pisaroita YouTube
san. Antti Nissilä
Taivun tahtoon tuulien 
san. Antti Nissilä
Vuodenajat
(lastenlaulu, san. Pia Perkiö)
Lauluja musiikkinäytelmään Supan Tomppa
tekstit Timo Pusa, Antti Nissilä & Raija-Sinikka Rantala
tilaaja: Kotkan kaupunginteatteri

 

Kairo

Aalto aallon jälkeen

  version mieskuorolle kustantanut STM

Sinappi valuu

Kun sade hiipii maahan 

Tummana tulee ilta  YouTube

Nyrkkeilypallo

Tasan y

Semmoinen nautiskelija

  version naiskuorolle kustantanut STM

Supatus

Nokka irtoaa ja pyrstö tarttu

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