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Finlandia, Op. 26 (1900)
Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (1893)
* Intermezzo, a jaunty Allegro march-like theme, depicting a procession, the orchestra brilliantly portraying the atmosphere of marching contingents. The piece was used in the UK as a title theme for the long-running ITV current affairs programme "This Week" and was used in 1975 to begin the broadcasting day of New Zealand's Television One.
* Ballade, "sung" by a bard (on cor anglais), reflecting the mood of a fifteenth-century Swedish king, Karl Knutsson, reminiscing in his castle whilst being entertained by a minstrel.
* Alla Marcia, an exhilarating march, originally incidental to a tableau depicting a castle siege.
En Saga, Tone Poem for orchestra, Op. 9 (1892/1902)
Tapiola, Tone Poem for orchestra, Op. 112 (1926)
The Lemminkäinen Suite (also called the Four Legends, or Four Legends from the Kalevala) (1890)
* Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island: this is based on Runo 29 ("Conquests"), where Lemminkäinen travels to an island and seduces many of the women there, before fleeing the rage of the men on the island.
* Lemminkäinen in Tuonela: this is based on Runos 14 ("Elk, horse, swan") and 15 ("Resurrection"). Lemminkäinen is in Tuonela, the land of the dead, to shoot the Swan of Tuonela to be able to claim the daughter of Louhi, mistress of the Northland, in marriage. However, the blind man of the Northland kills Lemminkäinen, whose body is then tossed in the river and then dismembered. Lemminkäinen's mother learns of his death, travels to Tuonela, recovers his body parts, reassembles him and restores him to life.
* The Swan of Tuonela: this is the most popular of the four tone poems and often is featured alone from the suite in orchestral programs. It has a prominent English horn solo. The music paints a gossamer, transcendental image of a mystical swan swimming around Tuonela, the island of the dead. Lemminkäinen has been tasked with killing the sacred swan, but on the way he is shot with a poisoned arrow, and dies himself.
* Lemminkäinen's Return: the storyline in the score roughly parallels the end of Runo 30 ("Jack Frost"), where after his adventures in battle, Lemminkäinen journeys home.
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49, (1906)
Nightride and Sunrise (1908)
Luonnotar, Tone Poem for soprano and orchestra, Op. 70 (1913)
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