By Jean Sibelius / arr. Jack Bullock
Belwin Very Beginning Band
.5 (Very Easy)
Sibelius' hymn from his popular original composition, "Finlandia," is often incorrectly referred to as a Finish folk song. This cherished musical material is ideal to teach tonal color, intonation and phrasing to young instrumental groups. Uniquely the phrases rest on the first beat of the measure and also reinforce rhythmic stability. A welcomed addition!