Picture: Heikki Tuuli.

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Beethoven: Wind Quintet in B flat major

Beethoven’s String Quartets include some real gems that we wind players never get to fully enjoy. The idea for this arrangement – of using the wind quintet to bring out the already humoresque and expressive nuances of the Bb flat major quartet – was suggested to me by the violinist Linda Suolahti, and was commissioned…

Selected Compositions and Arrangements — Sävellyksiä ja sovituksia


Orchestral and Chamber Music

  • Extraterrestrial Concerto in three movements for saxophone quartet and symphonic winds. 2017/2022. 28′
    fp @ Helsinki Winds Festival 2017. Saxophone Quartet Aava, Aava Winds, Eero Lehtimäki, cond. [short sample on Youtube]
    2nd ver. fp @ Helsingin Työväenopistotalo Festival Hall 2022. Saxophone Quartet Aava, Akateeminen puhallinorkesteri (Helsinki University Academic Wind Orchestra), Henriikka Teerikangas, cond.
  • Beckmann’s Carnival for solo accordeon and symphonic winds. 2009. 18′
    fp @ Kouvolan puhallinpäivät 2009. Akateeminen puhallinorkesteri (Helsinki University Academic Wind Orchestra), Antti Leinonen acc., Jarkko Aaltonen cond. (3224 3Sax Acc 2422 Timp Mallets Perc)
  • Kauriin tanssi (Dance of the Capricorn) for piano solo. 2003. 8′
    fp @ Wien 2003. Cecilia Oinas pf
  • Elefanthumör for clarinet and marimba. 2001. 8′
    fp @ Lappeenranta 2006. Olli Leppäniemi cl, Jani Niinimäki mar.


  • Hommage haavoille, Tommy Taberman. 2019.
  • Jano [arr. of Antonio Vivaldi: “Ah ch’infelice sempre” from “Cessate omai cessate” RV 684], Tommy Tabermann. 2019.
  • Lempeä yö, Tommy Tabermann. 2019.
  • Sinun kävelysi – Tämä huuto, Tommy Tabermann. 2017.
  • Lohdutus, Eino Leino. 2011.
  • Ohjeita matkalle epätoivon tuolle puolen, Tommy Tabermann. 2009.
  • Tango d’amor, Tommy Tabermann. 2005.
  • Minä rakastin metsää ja maailmaa, Eino Leino. 2003.
  • Pieni laulu ihmiselle, Tommy Tabermann. 2001. [on Youtube]


  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Wind Quintet in B flat major [orig. String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6].
    1st version 2019. For fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn. fp @ Kokonainen Festival 2019.
    2nd version 2022. For fl, ob, cl, hrn, bsn. [Score and samples available]
  • Peter Hodgkinson, Reino Helismaa: Tiikerihai (Tiger Shark). 2012. For vl, vla, vc, cb, pf and bass.
  • W.A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik für eine kleine Wind Band. 2012. fp @ Gyllenbergsalen at Sandels, Helsinki 2012. Akateeminen puhallinorkesteri, Ville Komppa, cond. (3115 2Sax 2322)
  • B.H. Crusell & Olof Åhlström:  “Supvisa” Goda gosse glasset töm! with Introduction and Variations by Bernhard Henrik Crusell. For basso profundo, violin, singing clarinetist and wind orchestra. 2011. fp @ Gloria Culture Arena, Helsinki. Akateeminen puhallinorkesteri, Tapani Plathan, bass, Sofia Greus, violin, Taavi Oramo, clarinet, Ville Komppa, cond. (3242 3Sax 4333 Timp Perc SoloVl SoloCl Bass)
  • B.H. Crusell & Olof Åhlström:  “Supvisa” Goda gosse glasset töm! with Introduction and Variations by Bernhard Henrik Crusell. For basso profundo, violin, singing clarinetist, piano and double bass. 2011. fp @ Kokkola Opera Festival 2011.
  • Domenico Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto. Overture and Opera in two acts. For chamber ensemble. 2011. fp @ Savonlinna Opera Festival July 2011. Wegelius Opera Ensemble, Anna-Maria Helsing, Arturo Alvarado cond., soloists from Finland, Turkey and Germany. (1111 1000 Pf 11111)
  • J.S. Bach: Double concerto BWV 1043 for two violins and symphonic winds. 2011.
    fp @ Kallion kirkko 2011. Akateeminen puhallinorkesteri, Minna Pensola, Antti Tikkanen vlns., Ville Komppa cond.
    (3252 3Sax 4332 Timp Xylo Perc 00000)
  • Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d’été for chamber ensemble. 2010.
    fp @ Pyhäniemen kartano 2010. Quadrion Qrt + Winds, Lilli Paasikivi mezzos., Okko Kamu cond. (1011 1000 – 11111)
  • Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d’été for chamber ensemble. 2009.
    fp @ Liminka 2009. Liminka Music Winds Ensemble, Kirsi Tikka sopr., Ville Komppa cond. (1121 2000 hp 11111)
  • David Popper: Dance of the Elves for symphony orchestra. 2008.
    fp @ Helsinki 2008. La Tempesta, Seeli Toivio vc, Nazanin Aghakhani cond. (2222 2000 Timp Strings)
    ->See the performance on Youtube
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Spring Waters for symphony orchestra. 2002.
    fp @ Espoo 2002. Polytech Orchestra, Johanna Rusanen sopr., Dmitri Slobodeniouk cond. (3222 4231 Timp Perc Strings)
Picture: Heikki Tuuli.

3 thoughts on “Music

  1. You orchestration of David Popper’s Dance of the Elves for cello and symphony orchestra is brilliant.

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