Vanha Vesirotta for female vocal quintet (SSSAA) was written in 2005 and is a setting of the children’s poem of same title by Kirsi Kunnas (b. 1924), a Finnish poet and author of children’s literature. Vanha Vesirotta starts as a simple children’s lilting melody which after a while accelerates into a short passage with a swift and intense texture. The acceleration soon returns to the tranquil mood of the beginning and the three-minute piece closes with a peaceful ending.
for female vocal quintet SSSAA