THE ACADEDEMY OF FINNISH ART SONG

The Academy of Finnish Art Song promotes the study, performance, and presentation of Finnish vocal art in theory and practice. It serves as a bridge between different institutes of higher education and art institutions. The functioning of the Academy is made possible with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Contacts:

Academy of Finnish Art Song
Marja-Leena Pétas, secretary
Pohjoiskaari 32
00200 Helsinki


Publications of The Academy of Finnish Art Song

1. Catalogue of Finnish Art Song

2. Singing in Finnish a manual for Singers and Vocal Coaches

75 Finnish songs phonetically transcribed with translations

Eugen Holman with Gustav Djupsjöbacka and Donald Adamson

Singing in Finnish is a comprehensive, self-contained manual that will enable a singer to master the pronunciation of Finnish well enough to be able to sing Finnish songs, particularly classical songs composed in the Lied tradition.

Consisting of this manual plus a compact disk, Singing in Finnish covers all significant aspects of Finnish pronunciation. The manual contains a detailed description of the general principles underlying Finnish pronunciation, a description of each Finnish sound, and a walkthrough of the pronunciation of a short excerpt from a song. This is followed by seventy-five Finnish songs in a selectively narrow phonetic transcription, accompanied by literal translations of each word to help the singer understand its emotional charge, and a literary translation of the entire song to make its meaning understandable. The compact disk contains songs sung by native speakers of Finnish, male and female, to provide the singer with concrete examples of Finnish pronunciation and voice usage. The book also contains a list of recommended recorcdiongs of the songs in thei manual currently available on compact disks. ISBN 952-99224-1-8

3. Singing in Swedish. A Manual for Singers and Vocal Coaches
(WS Bookwell 2009 ISBN 978-952-99224-2-0)

66 Finland-Swdish songs phonetically transcribed with translations

Carita Rosenberg-Wolff with Gustav Djupsjöbacka

Singing in Swedish contains 66 songs set to poems in the Swedish language
by Finnish composers. This comprehensive manual will enable a singer to
master the pronunciation of Swedish well enough to perform songs,
particularly art songs composed in the Lied tradition, in Swedish. Singing
in Swedish covers all significant aspects of Finland-Swedish
pronunciation. It contains a description of the general principles
underlying Swedish pronunciation, especially Finland-Swedish; an
explanation of Swedish sound patterns; and a description of features of
Swdish prosody. In addition the text of each song is given in three ways:
a phonetic transcription; a literal translation of each word to help the
singer understand its emotional charge; and a literary translation of the
entire song to make its meaning understandable. There is also a list of
recommended recordings of the songs in this manual currentrly available on
compact discs.

These publications are available at Ostinato Oy, ostinato@ostinato.fi, www.ostinato.fi