Summer Twilights in Finland are Particularly Long
Easy Piano - Digital Sheet Music

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Piano Solo - Level 1 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.596495

Composed by Juan María Solare. 20th Century,Contemporary,Sacred,Standards. Score. 4 pages. Juan Maria Solare #3100069. Published by Juan Maria Solare (A0.596495).

I've found that music with autobiographical references has a particular expressive strength.

I was in Finland once (performing at the World Tango Summit in Seinäjoki, 2011). The city of Seinäjoki is quite close to the Arctic Circle, so in summer the sun doesn't really set: instead of a night you have several hours of an eternal twilight.

The feeling was that of a transition stopped in time, as a slow motion film of someone springing over a wide river. This can be a wonderful experience (and for me it was), but can be also unnatural to us, Latinamericans, used to the "day is sun and night is no sun" approach to life.

Anecdotically, the temperature during these days in Seinäjoki was 31 Celsius. So my experience of Finland is that of a very warm place. I guess other persons have colder experiences.

There are three versions of this piece:

Piano solo (pedal all throughout, resonances) 7:24

Tibetan singing bowls 7:40

Electronic sounds (ambient) 7:50

The bowls version is recorded at A = 432 Hz. The solo piano and the electronic versions are at A = 440 Hz.


Summer Twilights in Finland are Particularly Long was composed in Bremen on 5 May 2017. 


Cover Art: Juan María Solare, based on a foto by Chado Nihi (released under license CC0, and used by explicit permission: "You are welcome to use it for any non-harmful purposes").


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