As One Listens to the Rain
The long-lasting admiration for the poetry of Octavio Paz (Text in English) inspired Matthew Whittall to compose this captivating choir piece. A constant ostinato motif is carried throughout the piece depicting the white noise of the rain.
Lauantaisauna (Saturday Sauna)
This charming work to a poem by Niilo Rauhala (Text in Finnish) describes the holy place of peace, meditation and closeness, best experienced in the cathedral of nature on a summer evening.
In case you need a guide for Finnish pronunciation, it is available online at http://www.fennicagehrman.fi/fileadmin/tiedostot/yleisetkuvat/How_to_pronounce_Finnish_2011.pdf