Department of Church Music    Virtual Cathedral Sibelius-Akatemia
The litugical year in music
Joulujakso Pääsiäisjakso Helluntaijakso

The Liturgical year in music pages provide an overview of the music used in church services, using the manual of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland and a selection of liturgical music from different eras. The pages present the rich tradition and living contemporary practice of liturgical music, for the purpose of supporting training in the field and to provide inspiration for congregations and church musicians.

The pages also record how J.S. Bach, Cantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, wrote music for every Sunday - a cantata for the Gospel of the day. There is also a sampling of the very latest Finnish liturgical music.

Next pages only in finnish.