Ave Maria - Aurora Borealis (Fuga-9351)

Key Ensemble, who achieved great acclaim with their debut album Missa Baltica (FUGA-9302, 2011), will release their second album Ave Maria – Aurora Borealis in a CD release and farewell concert in Michael's Church in Turku on Oct 08, 2013 before embarking on a concert and competition tour to Luxembourg.

The album includes modern Scandinavian music inspired by the Virgin Mary and "light". The main piece is Mikko Heiniö's Maria Suite, composed for Key Ensemble. The piece examines the mother figure that is Virgin Mary from five different linguistical and musical perspectives.

Piae cantiones (arr. Heikki Klemetti):  Ave Maris stella    
Mikko Heiniö:                                    Maria Suite (world premiere recording)
Britta Byström:                                 Lux æterna
Anders Hillborg:                               muoaeyiyaoum
Einojuhani Rautavaara:                    Canticum Marie Virginis
Knut Nystedt:                                    Stabat mater for cello and mixed choir
Bror Samuelson:                               Ave maris stella

Order the album at  for 20 € + postage!

And do not forget the "choral album of the year in Finland 2011" Missa Baltica, an album that also won the prize for best classical album in the American Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards competition. The album includes sacred 20th century choral music from countries around the Baltic Sea.

Missa Baltica and Ave Maria - Aurora borealis now together for 35 € + shipping!