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   Sibelius
       Finlandia (Sibelius) Trombone

1    Dramatic and sombre brass opening theme


2    A contrasting quieter theme on strings and woodwinds.


3    The well-known stirring tune, to which patriotic words have been set in Finland.

       Intermezzo from Karelia Suite Op 11 (Sibelius)

1    Intermezzo from Karelia Suite Op 11

       March from Karelia Suite for Orchestra, Op 11 (Sibelius)

1    March from Karelia Suite for Orchestra, Op 11


2    Second theme of Karelia March, on brass and woodwind.

       Swan of Tuolena (Sibelius) EnglishHorn

1    First theme

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 1st movement (Sibelius)

1    First theme on oboes, in a light, pastoral style, after a throbbing chordal introduction by the strings.


2    Second theme, played by unaccompanied violins

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 2nd movement (Sibelius)

1    The low winds play this sombre tune accompamied by pizzicato walking double basses and cellos.


2    The second theme is a very slow tune played on the strings.

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 3rd movement (Sibelius)

1    Very fast string passages start this movement


2    This lovely haunting theme appears played by oboes

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 4th movement (Sibelius)

1    Symphony No 2 in D Op 43 4th Movt

       Valse Triste from Kuolema Op 44 (Sibelius)

1    first main theme, very sad and slow, on strings.


2    Much cheerier second theme, on flute, echoed by the clarinet


3    Third theme on strings

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