Sipilä, Eero (Aukusti)

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Sipilä, Eero (Aukusti)

Sipilä, Eero (Aukusti), Finnish composer and teacher; b. Hailuoto, July 27, 1918; d. Kajaani, May 18, 1972. He studied in Helsinki at the Church Music Inst. (graduated, 1943) and the Sibelius Academy (organ diploma, 1945), then taught at the Kajaani training college (1945–72).


String Trio (1952); Partita for Wind Quartet (1955); Super flumina Babylonis and Miserere, 2 motets for Chorus (1963); Te Deum Laudamus for Alto, Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1969); Fugue and Chaconne for Strings (1969); Lux aeterna for String Quartet (1972); Composition for Orch. (Kajaani, May 8, 1973); song cycles; organ music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire