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Joulupuu On Rakennettu


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Merry Christmas season everyone! This Christmas, I worked with LucidShadowDreamer and Merryberry for a Phoenix Up x Forest Elves collaboration. LSD is playing the organ and piano and I whipped out my Finnish kantele, and we're all singing together. We also wrote some original Finnish and English lyrics for the last two verses as the original were a bit too religious.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Lyrics and Translation:

Joulupuu on rakennettu:
joulu on jo ovella;
namusia ripustettu
ompi kuusen oksilla

Christmas tree has been constructed
Christmas Eve is at the door
With candles are decorated
Branches of the tree therefore

Kuusen pienet kynttiläiset
valaisevat kauniisti;
ympärillä lapsukaiset
laulelevat sulosti

Candles that the tree so brighten
light this room beautifully
Everywhere around the children
sing their carols gracefully

Lumi putoaa taivailta
Peittää maan valkoisella
Kirkas valo, takan palo
Tunnelma on loistava

Snow is falling from the skies
Covering the ground with white
Bright light, fireplace burning
The atmosphere is wonderful

Underneath the tree's bright light
people gather peacefully
love and music fill the air
in this night there's harmony

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Your voices meld ever so beautifully here! As do the instruments. 💖 The thing that seals the deal for me are the slight rubato over a swelling of vocal harmonies, this gets me for nearly every piece I hear that has this. You all use this well.

I want to dig this back up in Advent / Christmastide and listen to this in season; I regret that I didn't catch this sooner. There is something very solemn about this piece, and your take on it especially, that tugs on my heart. Keep up the wonderful work, all of you, and I hope to hear more soon.

Oh I loooooooooooove it!!! <3 your voices fit so well together :D

I love the organ - haunting sound. The vocals and instrumental tracks blend together very well. I especially like the layering on the vocals and the mellow verses with just the piano (e.x., 1:35). The harmonic framework of the piece kinda reminds me of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Even has a similar structure. I appreciate how you created variety in the texture here despite the repetitive verses (which I imagine were holdovers from the original). Hope you guys enjoyed the holiday. :) Looking forward to hearing more of your work in 2020. ^^

Magic. <3

Credits & Info


4.95 / 5.00

Dec 26, 2019
1:18 PM EST
File Info
6.2 MB
2 min 42 sec

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