Ameriikan Poijat Sheet Music - longer pieces
The Finnish Brass in America Series presents brass band music of immigrants and that has not been played in more than a century. This band sheet music was found in community band libraries and in archives in Hancock, Michigan - Virginia, Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Conneaut, Ohio, and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. These compositions were coming from a much wider range of Finnish immigrant communities from coast to coast and reflect an intense activity during that times. The primary promoter of Finnish community music activity in the U.S. in the early 1900s was the Sibelius Club of Monessen, Pennsylvania. In cooperation with the HN White Music Company of nearby Cleveland, the Sibelius Club published many band pieces, some of which are included in this series. Several compositions are also from unpublished manuscripts.
The Finnish Brass in America Series is scored primarily for original Finnish brass septet: E flat Soprano Cornet, two B flat Cornets, an E flat Alto Horn, A B flat Tenor Horn, and Euphonium, and a Tuba. However, these sets also include alternate parts for flute (piccolo), clarinet, French horn, and tenor saxophone. The original seven parts can also be played by other instrumentalists who read those clefs and transpositions.