Kalevala Rune 18:1-40


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Composed and directed by Teppo Salakka Performed by Keravan Mieslaulajat (The Kerava Male Choir) Here is a link to a list of recordings of rune singing:



The way of Chi
imagine walking into a ancient Finnish village at night hearing this echoing through the woods.
Häijy Velho
Vaka vanha Väinämöinen arveli, ajattelihe mennä neittä kosjomahan, päätä kassa katsomahan pimeästä Pohjolasta, summasta Sariolasta, Pohjan kuulua tytärtä, Pohjan mointa morsianta. Pani haahen haljakkahan, punaisehen pursipuolen, kokat kullalla kuvasi, hopealla holvaeli. Niin huomenna muutamana, aamulla ani varahin lykkäsi venon vesille, satalauan lainehille kuorikiskoilta teloilta, mäntyisiltä järkälöiltä. Nosti päälle purjepuunsa, veti puuhun purjehia: veti purjehen punaisen, toisen purjehen sinisen; itse laivahan laseikse, aluksehen asteleikse. Läksi merta laskemahan, sinistä sirottamahan. Siinä tuon sanoiksi virkki, itse lausui ja pakisi: "Tule nyt purtehen, Jumala, aluksehen, armollinen, väeksi vähän urohon, miehen pienen miehuueksi noilla väljillä vesillä, lake'illa lainehilla! "Tuuittele, tuuli, purtta, aalto, laivoa ajele ilman sormin soutamatta, ve'en kieron rikkomatta, väljille meren selille, ulapalle aukealle!"
Music Translations - Finnish to English
English version (not direct translation): WAINAMOINEN, old and truthful, Long considered, long debated, How to woo and win the daughter Of the hostess of Pohyola, How to lead the Bride of Beauty, Fairy maiden of the rainbow, To the meadows of Wainola, From the dismal Sariola. Now he decks his magic vessel, Paints the boat in blue and scarlet, Trims in gold the ship's forecastle, Decks the prow in molten silver; Sings his magic ship down gliding, On the cylinders of fir-tree: Now erects the masts of pine-wood, On each mast the sails of linen, Sails of blue, and white, and scarlet, Woven into finest fabric. Wainamoinen, the magician, Steps aboard his wondrous vessel, Steers the bark across the waters, On the blue back of the broad-sea, Speaks these words in sailing northward, Sailing to the dark Pohyola: "Come aboard my ship, O Ukko, Come with me, thou God of mercy, To protect thine ancient hero, To support thy trusting servant, On the breasts of raging billows, On the far out-stretching waters. "Rock, O winds, this wondrous vessel, Causing not a single ripple; Rolling waves, bear ye me northward, That the oar may not be needed In my journey to Pohyola, O'er this mighty waste of waters."
RainbowAnanas
There's nothing that brings memories like kantele and kalevala. Loved it as a child and still loving it.
Rob Bru
I've been reading about the Kalevala for a while now and finally hearing some of it in Finnish is wonderful . The 8 syllable meter really drives it on. Thank you.
lettuce head
Jessus, tässä koitan vaa kohta mennä nukkuu mut saan täst kyl vrm painajaisii. Oikeen hyvä siis mut pelottava vaan
Vollassi Toni
Maja migla rasa
The Butterfly Runner
ZOMFG! Moar, please.
Geomantic
ancestral elven voices....Finnish is so beautiful
На дворе дрова!
Thanks for that beautiful singing!
Kobzar3374
Absolutely amazing! Great job, guys, and thank you for sharing this. Kiitos!
Marcus Scriptor
I found their site. They have released three albums: 1. Tupa on täynnä tuppisuita (2002) This is the album I have and it contains the Kalevala segment heard in my video, but it is the only Kalevala song on this record. 2. Muistojen Joulu (2005) Christmas songs. 3. Miehen tarina (2010) "Mans story". Works by Junnu Vainio, Juice Leskinen and Heikki Sarmanto. Google "Keravan Mieslaulajat" to find the choir's site.
Anonie324
Have these guys sung any other segments of Kalevala? How would I find it?
SlazerlentonTV
Very beautiful singing! Also this differents kinds of singing, great job!
Marcus Scriptor
I don't know, really. But I have included a link to a list of rune singing recordings in the video comments.
Marcus Scriptor
@gunnari14 Kiitos!
gunnari14
hienon kuuloista
Marcus Scriptor
@BlackFeather713 Thank you! Finnish is indeed an unique language with a character of its own.
BlackFeather713
Very beautiful, I wish I could speak Finnish, Kiitos!