[Concerto for violin and symphony orchestra] (2018–2019)  21′
Commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Fp: 11/2019, Eriikka Maalismaa, violin and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

[Concerto for accordion and string orchestra] (2018)  20′
Commissioned by the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival
Fp: 2/2019, N.N., accordion and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

[New work for ‘Pierrot Ensemble’] (2018)  10′
Commissioned by the Tampere Biennale
Fp: 4/2018, Ääni-kollektiivi, Tampere Biennale

Vesa for piano solo (2017)  2′
Dedicated to my dear brother for his 50th anniversary 1.12.2017
Fp: Susanne Kujala, piano, Helsinki, December 2, 2017

La storia dello squalo della mia vita for accordion solo (2017)  4′
Dedicated to Mika Väyrynen for his 50th birthday
Fp: Mika Väyrynen, accordion, Helsinki Music Centre, October 11, 2017

Thum Bop – A Hitchhiker’s Concerto for accordion and big band (2017)  24′
Commissioned by UMO Jazz Orchestra
Fp: Veli Kujala, accordion, UMO Jazz Orchestra cond. by Kirmo Lintinen, Helsinki Savoy Theatre, September 12, 2017

Vertex – Lunar Eclipse for tenor ukulele, double bass, violin and string quartet (2017) 12
Fp: Jarmo Julkunen, ukulele, Jani Pensola, double bass, Chris Garrick, violin, string quartet of London Symphony Orchestra, LSO St. Luke’s, London, July 7 2017

Winged Shimmer for violin, piano and string quintet (2017) 5
Fp: Chris Garrick, violin, David Gordon, piano, Jani Pensola, double bass, string quartet of London Symphony Orchestra, London LSO St. Luke’s, July 7 2017

Vertex – Perigee-syzygy for tenor ukulele and string quartet (2017) 7′
Commissioned by and dedicated to Jarmo Julkunen
Fp: Jarmo Julkunen, ukulele, Pekka Kuusisto, violin, Jaakko Kuusisto, violin, Anna-Kreetta Gribajcevic, viola, Marko Ylönen, violoncello, Hämeenlinna Verkatehdas, April 6 2017

Microdancetudes (2016)   12′
Commissioned by MikroEnsemble with the support of Teosto Funds

Fluorescent Crescent for violoncello and live-electronics (2016)   25′
Dedicated to Markus Hohti
I Coral Fantasy
II Astral Falcon
Commissioned by Markus Hohti with the support of the Sibelius Fund
Fp: Markus Hohti, Marko Myöhänen, live-electronics, Teemu Nurmelin, lighting design. G Livelab, September 9, 2016.

Shimmer of the North Concertino for accordion and string quintet/string orchestra (2016) 12′
“Pekka Pohjola in memoriam”
I Introduction
II The Quest
III Winged Shimmer
Commissioned by Finnish Accordion Teachers Association
Fp (sextet version): Sonja Vertainen, accordion, Iida Tunkkari, violin, Aku Sorensen, violin, Iiris Rannikko, viola, Antto Tunkkari, violoncello, Pauli Pappinen, double bass, Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival, February 12, 2017.

Coral Fantasy for violoncello and live-electronics (2015)   10′
First movement of Fluorescent Crescent
Fp: Markus Hohti, violoncello, Marko Myöhänen, live-electronics, Ville Virtanen, lighting design, New Music October -festival, Oulu, Sep 28, 2015

Photon für Orgel mit transportable Fernwerk for organ and accordion (2015)   6′
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Veli Kujala, accordion, Carinthischer Sommer Festival, July 20, 2015

Northern Lights for organ solo (2014)   10′
Commissioned by James D. Hicks

Lairë for violin, horn and piano (2014)  19′
Commissioned by Reeta Maalismaa and Jukka Harju
Fp: Reeta Maalismaa, violin, Jukka Harju, horn and Jouko Laivuori, piano, Helsinki Music Centre Main Hall, May 16, 2014.

Mephisto Maze for accordion solo (2013)  9′
Commissioned by Mika Väyrynen and the Finnish Accordion Institute.
Fp: Mika Väyrynen, accordion, Vantaa Church of St. Lawrence, April 17, 2016.

DAI (2013)  14′
To the memory of Professor Vernon
Concerto for 11 players (fl+picc, ob+ehn, cl+cl in eb, bsn, hn, pf, 2 vln, vla, vc, db)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Zagros Ensemble.
Fp: Zagros Ensemble, cond. Hannu Lintu, Sibelius Academy Concert Hall, October 5, 2013.

Xtension  (2013)  6′
For almost too many accordions
Commissioned by the University of Arts Helsinki.
Dedicated to Matti Rantanen
Fp: The accordionists of the Sibelius-Academy, cond. Janne Valkeajoki, September 2, 2013, Helsinki Music Centre Main Hall.

CybOrgan (2012) for organ, live-electronics and strings 20′
Part I     -UM
Part II    On the Strand of Remoteness
Part III   Warp
Fp: Susanne Kujala and the Jousia Ensemble, Helsinki Music Centre (Organo), October 21, 2012.

Kun valas hotkaisi Joonan… (2012) for organ and reciter 30′           DOWNLOAD PDF       
Commissioned by the Association of Finnish Church Music Composers
Text by Kaija Pispa
Fp: Church music students of the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki Music Centre (Organo), March 6, 2013.

När valen slukade Jona… (2012) for organ and reciter 30′                DOWNLOAD PDF
Commissioned by the Association of Finnish Church Music Composers
Text by Kaija Pispa, Swedish translation by Leif Pietilä
Fp: Church music students of the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki Music Centre (Organo), March 6, 2013.

MiXi (2011) for quarter tone accordion and string quartet 14′
Fp: Quatuor iXi (Regis Huby & Iréne Lecoq, violins, Guillaume Roy, viola, Atsushi Sakai, violoncello) & Veli Kujala, qt accordion, Seinäjoki, September 11, 2011

Gentle Flow of Peace (2011) for organ  6′
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Berlin Cathedral, June 11, 2011.

Introduction and Passacaglia (2010) for 15 accordions  10′
Commissioned by the Finnish Youth Accordion Ensemble.
Fp: Finnish Youth Accordion Ensemble, cond. Janne Valkeajoki, Tapiola Church, March 6th, 2011.

Hyperchromatic Counterpoint (2006-2009)  for quarter tone accordion and 5.0 surround tape  47′
I Wer Krümel isst wird Reich
a) Bulgarian Infinity Series
b) Neutral Waves
c) Bar 16 2/3
II Passacaglia
III Sculpture
IV Accordion Hyperoriental
V L’harmonie éternelle
Composed with the financial support of the Innovation Centre of the Sibelius-Academy
Fp: Veli Kujala, quarter tone accordion, James Andean, sound diffusion, Sibelius Academy Concert Hall, September 8, 2009

L’harmonie éternelle (2009) for quarter tone accordion 5’
“To the memory of my dear father”
Fp: Veli Kujala, quarter tone accordion, Alahärmä Church, March 13, 2009

Strance (2008) for nyckelharpa and organ 6’
Commissioned by Emilia Lajunen
Fp: Emilia Lajunen, nyckelharpa and Ville Urponen, organ, Kallio Church, Helsinki, May 28, 2008

Piece Dorsch BMW-572 (2007) for organ solo 5’
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Turku Conservatory Organ Hall, October 27, 2007

Friixi (2006) for accordion and string quartet 7′
Fp: Veli Kujala, accordion, Quatuor IXI (Régis Huby and Iréne Lecoq, violins, Guillaume Roy, viola, Alain Grange, violoncello), Kanuti Guild Hall, Estonia, October 4, 2006

Cyclone (2006) for organ solo 13’
Commissioned by Turku and Kaarina parish union
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Turku Cathedral, June 20, 2006

Lefthandances (2005/06) for piano left hand 16’
I Esquerdamba
II Sinistralzer
III Izquierdango
Commissioned by and dedicated to Izumi Tateno.
First prize in the composition competition of the Espoo Piano Week

Fp: Izumi Tateno, piano, Osaka, Japan, January 19, 2006 (Izquierdango)
Izumi Tateno, piano, Kauniainen, April 4, 2006 (the whole suite)

Triptychos (2004) for organ solo 18’
I Vision
II Sphere
III Echoes
Second prize and public prize in the international composition competition “Catedral del Buen Pastor de Donostia-San Sebastian”
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Lapua Cathedral, October 24, 2004

Azul (2004) for organ solo 8’ 
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Meilahti Church, Helsinki, April 25, 2004
Published by 
Uusinta Publishing Company

The Quarter (2003) for big band 8’
Public prize in Brussels Jazz Orchestra’s Composition contest 2003
Fp: Brussels Jazz Orchestra, cond. Veli Kujala, Jazz Hoeilaart Festival, September 28, 2003

Blue Passacaglia (2001) for accordion solo 6’
2nd prize in the London Accordion Festival’s Composition contest 2001
Fp: Veli Kujala, accordion, Espoo, June 2002

 

Arrangements for Soloists and Orchestra

Egberto Gismonti: Forro (acc solo + big band) 12′
Fp: Veli Kujala (accordion), UMO Jazz Orchestra cond. by Kirmo Lintinen, Helsinki Savoy Theatre, Sep 12 2017

Egberto Gismonti: Suite de Gismonti
 (acc solo, 2222 2210 01 strings)   25′
Fp: Veli Kujala (accordion), Vaasa City Orchestra cond. by Hannu Koivula, Vaasa, September 2008

Egberto Gismonti: Forro (acc solo, wind orchestra)   12′
Fp: Veli Kujala (accordion), Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker cond. by Hannu Koivula, Linköping Konserthuset, October 2007

Astor Piazzolla: Vuelvo al Sur (guitar solo, acc solo, 1111 2000 01+strings)   8′
Fp: Jarmo Julkunen (guitar), Veli Kujala (accordion), Kymi Sinfonietta conducted by Jani Telaranta, Kotkan konserttitalo, August 2004

  

Arrangements for the stage

KadosKissa (2009-2010) 40′
Children’s opera for soprano, tenor and bariton accompanied by accordion and violoncello. Libretto by Erja Alander. Music by Leoncavallo, Mozart, Rossini, Tschaikovsky and Verdi.
Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera.
Fp: Margarita Nacer-Leinonen (soprano), Ville Salonen (tenor), Riku Pelo (barytone), Markus Hohti (violoncello) and Veli Kujala (accordion). Finnish National Opera, March 2010.

Maisteri Raiskion oopperaoppitunti (Professor Raiskio’s Opera Lesson) (2005) 45′
A lesson for young people (13-18 years) about the history of opera for actor, mezzo-soprano and accordion. Written by Aki Raiskio.
Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera.
Fp: Ulla Raiskio (mezzo-soprano), Aki Raiskio (actor) and Veli Kujala (accordion), Finnish National Opera, April 2005.

Kahlekuningas ja karkuri (The King of Chains and the Runaway Princess) (2004) 35′
Children’s opera for soprano, tenor and bariton accompanied by two accordions. Libretto by Erja Alander. Music by Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rossini, R. Strauss &Verdi.
Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera.
Fp: Anu Hostikka (soprano), Juha Hostikka (tenor), Mika Nikander (barytone) and Susanne & Veli Kujala (accordion), Finnish National Opera, October 2004.

Kultainen lohikäärme (The Golden Dragon) (2001) 35′
Children’s opera for soprano, tenor and bariton accompanied by two accordions. Libretto by Reetta Ristimäki and Markku Arokanto. Music by Mozart, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi.
Commissioned by the Finnish National Opera.
Fp: Reetta Ristimäki (soprano), Ilkka Hämäläinen (tenor), Juha Hostikka (barytone) and Susanne & Veli Kujala (accordion), Finnish National Opera, September 2001.