Tove Jansson | Moomin Voices / Muminröster

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Moomin Voices / Muminröster

by Tove Jansson

The world famous Moomin songbook. Original works by the Finnish master author, Tove Jansson. // De ursprungliga muminsångerna på svenska.
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. Mumindalen Mika Pohjola
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2. Mumintrollets visa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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3. Muminpappans visa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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4. Stora äppelsången Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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5. Lilla Mys visa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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6. Muminmammans visa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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7. Fru Filifjonks sång Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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8. Idyllvisa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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9. Teaterråttan Emmas visdomsord Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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10. Misans klagolåt Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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11. Alla små djur slår rosett på sin svans Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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12. Augusti Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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13. Villerivallaresången Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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14. Höstvisa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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15. Sov mina ungar Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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16. Julsång för knytt Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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17. Tootickis vintervisa Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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18. Sången om den döda ekorren Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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19. Mårrans klagosång Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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20. Har du mig här igen Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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21. Tootickis vårsång Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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22. Om allt inte var Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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23. Slutsång Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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24. Mumintrollets visa (Repris) Mika Pohjola, Johanna Grüssner
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This is the original CD version of Moomin Voices, a classic hard-to-find rarity, available at CD Baby.
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The Moomin novels describe the musical activities of the Moomins, particularly those of Snufkin, his harmonica with trills and twiddles. All Moomin characters sing songs, often about their thoughts and themselves. The songs often serve as core statements of the characters' personalities. This music was heard outside Moomin Valley after they went live on theater stage in Stockholm. Director Vivica Bandler told Jansson in 1959: "Listen, here the people want songs". The earlier version of the play was cast in Helsinki with no music. Helsinki based pianist and composer, Erna Tauro was commissioned to write the songs to lyrics by Jansson. The first collection consisted of six Moomin Songs (Sex muminvisor): Moomintroll's Song (Mumintrollets visa), Little My's Song (Lilla Mys visa), Mrs. Fillyjonk's Song (Fru Filifjonks sång), Theater Rat Emma's Words of Wisdom (Teaterråttan Emmas visdomsord), Misabel's Lament (Misans klagolåt) and Final Song (Slutsång). More songs were published in the 1960s and 70s when Jansson and Lars Jansson produced a series of Moomin dramas for Swedish Television. The simple, yet effective melodies by Tauro were well received by the theater and TV audiences. The first songs were either sung unaccompanied or accompanied by a pianist. While the most famous Moomin songs in Scandinavia are undoubtedly Moomintroll's Song and Little My's Song, they appear in no context in the novels. The original songs by Jansson and Tauro remained scattered after their initial release. The first recording of the complete collection was made in 2003 by composer and arranger Mika Pohjola on the Moomin Voices CD (Muminröster in Swedish), as a tribute to the late Tove Jansson. Tauro had died in June 1993 and some of Jansson's last lyrics were composed by Pohjola in cooperation with Jansson's heirs. Pohjola was also the arranger of all songs for a vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra. The same recording has been released in a Finnish version in 2005, Muumilauluja. The Finnish lyrics were translated by Kirsi Kunnas and Vexi Salmi. The Swedish and Finnish recordings of Moomin Voices, and their respective musical scores, have been used as course material at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. The Moomin Band is dedicated to exclusively performing the original lyrics and unaltered stories by Ms. Jansson. This band is lead by Pohjola on piano, with vocalists Mirja Mäkelä and Eeppi Ursin.


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Emmanuel

best CD I bought for years
This CD is a real treat, the songs are super both in lyrics, music and arrangements. And Johanna's voice is superb. I especially liked the song about augustus and the automn song (höstvisa). The cover is also great, with some text telling about the composer. A must for those who like good Swedish songs (or Finnish if you buy the other version).

CD Baby


Childrens' music doesn't have to be trite, cheap and mass produced when you've got the new release of the world famous Moomin songbook. These original works by the Finnish master author, Tove Jansson, are delightfully recreated in a light jazzy medium and are charming, light and decadent for all ages. With the CD also comes sheet music, pictures, bios, weblinks and more.

Iben Møller


The cd is ok
regards from Iben

Tamara Turner

Childrens' music doesn't have to be trite, cheap and mass produced when you've g
Childrens' music doesn't have to be trite, cheap and mass produced when you've got the new release of the world famous Moomin songbook. These original works by the Finnish master author, Tove Jansson, are delightfully recreated in a light jazzy medium and are charming, light and decadent for all ages. With the CD also comes sheet music, pictures, bios, weblinks and more.

Dorothy K

Fantastic way to introduce Kids to the Moomin
This is a fabulous CD! I have both the Finnish and the Swedish versions of it and my infant son is already infatuated with them. I highly recommend them.

Ian Robertson

wow....unbelievable
This is without question the most dynamic and inspired collection of chidren's songs that I've ever heard. I've been a fan of Mika Pohjola for awhile now so I expected great work. The harmonies are advanced, the textures are great, it's simply sophisticated without being pompous. Great work!

K. A. Laity

Moomin Voices: Instant Karma!
Want a short trip to childhood? Lay this cd in your player and enter the world of the Moomintrolls. With glowing voices and brilliant songs, you will be swept along to Moomin Valley, the wistful land of the Moomin Family and their friends like Snufkin (my favorite!) and Little My. Pure magic -- you deserve to indulge yourself!

Roman Yangarber

One of the most sublime pieces of music I've ever heard.
Two words: simply beautiful. The combination of simplicity and beauty is striking. On every new hearing, every solution sounds surprising and fresh, yet the harmonies and the voicings never compromise pure beauty for cleverness and complexity. Of course, Grüssner's beautiful voice has much to do with it...

I bought this music for my 18-month-old daughter, but became obsessed with it myself. We also have the Finnish-language "version" that just came out -- Muumilauluja -- the two are complementary, so beautifully, subtly, and totally different.

M. Heyfrog


This CD demonstrates a deep respect for children and for the world of Jansson.

Christina P.S. Fong

Brilliant! Atmospheric: a magic orb containing the essence of MOOMINVALLEY
For readers of the fascinating Moomin series of fiction by late and great author, Tove Jansson, this is a treat! It captures with great imagination and brilliant vocals, the essence of Moominvalley and all its delightful inhabitants. With its blend of light, contemporary jazz:
like the well-known song played by Snufkin, the traveller: "Alla små djur slår rosett" ('All small creatures should have bows on their tails' in English), to its darker, dramatic, echoing haunts, Moominvoices will impress, both technically and creatively.

Created to revive and relive the music of Moomin theatre productions of the 50s, Pohjola & co. have added a cool comtemporary vibe to the brilliant lyrics of Jansson.
It is a great tribute to the reader and author alike.

Whether you are a fan of Jansson's works, (or will shortly become one), you are in for a unique experience!
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