Hiien Hivuksista - Jouhikko Music From Finland

Various artists
41

This record is the first one in Finland to contain only jouhikko music – music played with the traditional Finnish bowed lyre. You will hear the sound of thirteen jouhikkos, husky, beautiful, powerful, in the hands of ten players. The record includes ancient tunes from the repertoire of old time jouhikko players as well as new compositions. There are solo and group performances, complete with a jouhikko septet formed especially for this record.

Code: 
KICD 82
Publisher: 
Kansanmusiikki-instituutti
Publishing year: 
2003-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2002

Recorded by Jouko Kyhälä
Mixed by Jouko Kyhälä, Pekko Käppi & Outi Pulkkinen at the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department
Mastered by Jouko Kyhälä & Janne Viksten/Studiopojat Oy

1. Ripatska

Comp. Fedja Happo, arr. Piia Kleemola.

Ripatska, played by Piia, is based on a tune after the 5-string
kantele player Fedja Happo.

Piia Kleemola: jouhikko

2. Lapajalka

Comp. Eero Turkka, arr. Pekko Käppi, Tytti Metsä, Eero Turkka.

Eero begins his own tune influenced by Estonian bagpipe and 'lapajalg' dance tradition. Others join in with pizzicato and Tytti with the resonance strings.

Pekko Käppi: jouhikko
Lassi Logrén: jouhikko
Tytti Metsä: jouhikko
Outi Pulkkinen: jouhikko
Eero Turkka: jouhikko
Patrik Weckman: jouhikko

3. Kotka

Comp. Karita Rajaniemi.

Karita's solo – An eagle is looking for a place to land on in this restless world.

Karita Rajaniemi: jouhikko

4. Haliasoitto

Comp. Piia Kleemola, trad., arr. Piia Kleemola, Petri Prauda, Paula Susitaival.

The orchestra Hyperborea's interpretation of a birch-bark horn tune played by
Matti Pukonen. Transcription has been published in the Karjasoitto book.

Piia Kleemola: jouhikko
Petri Prauda: jew's harp
Paula Susitaival: keyed fiddle

5. Kaupungin komein konstaapeli

Comp. Pekko Käppi.

The song – "The Most Handsome Constable in Town" – is inspired by the Eurovision song contest.

Pekko Käppi: jouhikko
Lassi Logrén: jouhikko
Tytti Metsä: jouhikko
Eero Turkka: jouhikko
Patrik Weckman: jouhikko

6. Entinen elo

Comp. Outi Pulkkinen.

A solo by Outi, the Bygone Days.

Outi Pulkkinen: jouhikko

7. Laulu nro 5 ja Ralli

Comp. Feodor Pratsu.

Two dance tunes that start the sequence (tracks 7-9) of four songs from Feodor Pratsu's repertoire. "Laulu" is played by Pekko, Lassi and Tytti, then "Ralli" begun by Rauno, Eero and Patrik, with the Laulu players joining in.

Pekko Käppi: jouhikko
Lassi Logrén: jouhikko
Tytti Metsä: jouhikko
Rauno Nieminen: jouhikko
Eero Turkka: jouhikko
Patrik Weckman: jouhikko

8. Piilotanssi

Comp. Rauno Nieminen, Petri Pentikäinen, Feodor Pratsu.

Group Sekaantuu plays more dance music from Feodor Pratsu's repertoire.

Rauno Nieminen: jouhikko
Petri Pentikäinen: tabla
Heikki Syrjänen: liru

9. Laulu nro 8

Comp. Feodor Pratsu, arr. Lassi Logrén, Outi Pulkkinen.

Patrik begins and Eero ends this Song number 8 (from the Jouhikko book), in the middle you hear also Outi, Lassi, Pekko and Tytti.

Pekko Käppi: jouhikko
Lassi Logrén: jouhikko
Tytti Metsä: jouhikko
Outi Pulkkinen: jouhikko
Eero Turkka: jouhikko
Patrik Weckman: jouhikko

10. Den brinnande

Comp. Hans Ek.

Rauno Nieminen plays a tune from the Swedish jouhikko master Styrbjörn Bergelt. Den Brinnande (The Burning) was originally played by Hans Ek from Ormsö, western Estonia.

Rauno Nieminen: jouhikko

11. Väinämöisen soitto

Comp. Outi Pulkkinen, lyrics trad.

Our stance on the question: Which instrument did the mythological hero Väinämöinen of Kalevala play – Kantele or Jouhikko? If it wasn't jouhikko after all! The title of this record is adopted from a line of this song: "How did one make strings to it? Of the hair of the Hiisi himself. How did one make a bow for it? Of the hair of a fast running stallion." Hiisi is a pre-Christian demon-like character.

Pekko and Outi begin singing, the other singers and players are Lassi, Patrik, Tytti and Eero.

Pekko Käppi: vocals, jouhikko
Lassi Logrén: vocals, jouhikko
Tytti Metsä: vocals, jouhikko
Outi Pulkkinen: vocals, jouhikko
Eero Turkka: vocals, jouhikko
Patrik Weckman: vocals, jouhikko

12. Maanitusta

Comp. Lassi Logrén, trad.

An improvisation by Lassi in which you can hear themes from old jouhikko and kantele tunes.

Lassi Logrén: jouhikko

13. Volapek-valssi ja -sottiisi

Comp. Tytti Metsä, arr. Tytti Metsä, Petri Prauda.

A jouhikko-cittern duet by Tytti Metsä and Petri Prauda.

Tytti Metsä: jouhikko
Petri Prauda: cittern

14. Ressan Lassi

Comp. trad., arr. Eero Grundström, Patrik Weckman.

Patrik plays three fiddle tunes after Lauri Keränen from Kainuu. Eero Grundström accompanies on the harmonium.

Eero Grundström: harmonium
Patrik Weckman: jouhikko

15. Vanha valssi

Comp. Juho Villanen, arr. Outi Pulkkinen.

Outi's interpretation of the jouhikko tune Old Waltz after the violin player Juho Villanen.

Outi Pulkkinen: jouhikko

16. Hoilola ja Hoppavalssi

Comp. Pekka Lamberg.

Two songs from the repertoire of Pekka Lamberg. His grandson Jouni Arjava starts the tunes.

Jouni Arjava: jouhikko
Pekko Käppi: jouhikko
Lassi Logrén: jouhikko
Tytti Metsä: jouhikko
Outi Pulkkinen: jouhikko
Eero Turkka: jouhikko
Patrik Weckman: jouhikko

17. Kivilöi, ei vuorii

Comp. Pekko Käppi.

Pekko's solo. Rocks, but no mountains.

Pekko Käppi: jouhikko

18. Jaamieli

Comp. Pekko Käppi, Outi Pulkkinen, Karita Rajaniemi.

An improvised piece by Outi, Karita and Pekko. This was the first time the trio played together.

Pekko Käppi: jouhikko
Outi Pulkkinen: jouhikko
Karita Rajaniemi: jouhikko

19. Hitaasti, hitaasti

Comp. Lassi Logrén.

Take it slow…slow, says Lassi.

Lassi Logrén: jouhikko