Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th December 1865
  • Died
    20th September 1957
  • Birthplace
    Fi

Jean Sibelius (born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius) was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period, whose music played an important role in the formation of a Finnish national identity. The core of his ouvre is his set of seven symphonies, which reflect the development of his compositional style. In addition to those, his best known compositions include the symphonic poem Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, the Valse Triste, the Violin Concerto in D minor, and The Swan of Tuonela. His output includes nationalistic pieces, incidental music, songs, an opera, and choral music. After 1926, Sibelius ceased to work on large scale pieces: having paid off his debts and secured a state pension, he retired and lived a quiet life. He retained an active interest in new developments in music. He was also a freemason (and he wrote a number of pieces to be used in Lodge ritual). Currently Finland celebrates 8 December, the composer's birthday, as the 'Day of Finnish Music'.

Title Form Instrument
Luonnotar, Op.70 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Snöfrid, Op.29 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
The Captive Queen, Op.48 Cantata Choir and Instrument
The Ferryman's Bride, Op.33 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Origin of Fire, Op.32 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
2 Songs for Mixed Choir, Op.65 Chorale Choir
Carminalia Chorale Choir and Instrument
Hymn, Op.21 Chorale Choir
Karelia's Fate Chorale Choir
The Roaring of a Wave Chorale Choir
Dance Intermezzo, Op.45 No.2 Dance Orchestra
2 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.2 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
3 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.116 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.115 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
4 Pieces for Violin/Cello and Piano, Op.78 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
5 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.81 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
6 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.79 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Novelette for Violin and Piano, Op.102 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Pohjola's Daughter, Op.49 Fantasy Orchestra
In memoriam, Op.59 Funeral Music Orchestra