[New work for solo accordion]
Fp: Veli Kujala, accordion, HfM Würzburg, Germany, Nov 18 2019

[New work for saxophone quartet and wind orchestra]
Commissioned by Aava Saxophone Quartet
Fp: Aava Saxophone Quartet & The Guards Band, Autumn 2020

[New work for violin and electronics]
Commissioned by Maria Puusaari

Umojidos (2019)   4′
A set of 30 umojis
Commissioned by the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra
Fp: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra cond. Kirmo Lintinen, Kouvola Kuusankoskitalo, Sep 26 2019

Tango di Paganini for violin duo (2019)    5′

Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra “Auseil” (2019)  26′ (2222/2210/1+2/00/str (min. 8-6-4-3-2)
I Rendezvous
II Nocturne
III At the Threshold
IV Post Scriptum: …to aUsEil…
Dedicated to Eriikka Maalismaa
Commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Fp: Eriikka Maalismaa, violin and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Osmo Vänskä, Helsinki Music Centre, Nov 1 2019

GRAP for violin and piano (2019)   2′
Fp: Helena Kujala, violin, Susanne Kujala, piano, Jugend Musiziert Landeswettbewerb, Prague, Mar 21 2019

Shape-Shifter, concerto for concert accordion and string orchestra (2018)  21′
Commissioned by the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra with the financial support of Finnish Cultural Foundation Central Ostrobothnia Fund and the Teosto Fund
Fp: Petteri Waris, accordion and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra cond. Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival, Feb 15 2019

Sparkling Suite for concert accordion (2018)  10′                                   DOWNLOAD SCORE
Commissioned by the Finnish Association for Accordion Teachers
Fp: 14–16 year old participants of “Minä soitan harmonikkaa…” -competition, Espoo, Apr 5 2019

Taz for Pierrot Ensemble (2018)  11′                                                         LISTEN     DOWNLOAD SCORE
Commissioned by the Tampere Biennale with the financial support of the Sibelius Fund
Fp: Ääni-kollektiivi (Kaisa Kortelainen, fl, Helmi Malmgren, cl, Aliisa Neige Barrière, vl, Sirja Nironen, vc, Väinö Jalkanen, pf, Jerry Piipponen, perc), Tampere Biennale, Apr 14 2019

Vertex for electric ukulele, electric violin, double bass and symphony orchestra (2017) 15
Commissioned by Jarmo Julkunen with the financial support of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Dedicated to Jarmo Julkunen
Fp: Jarmo Julkunen, e-ukulele, Christian Garrick, e-violin, Jani Pensola, double bass and Lahti Symphony Orchestra cond. by Taavi Oramo, visualization by Klaus Haapaniemi & Co., Lahti Sibelius Hall, Feb 2 2018

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

La storia dello squalo della mia vita for concert accordion (2017)  4′  DOWNLOAD SCORE
Dedicated to Mika Väyrynen for his 50th birthday                                                     LISTEN IN YOUTUBE
Fp: Mika Väyrynen, accordion, Helsinki Music Centre, Oct 11 2017

Thum Bop – A Hitchhiker’s Concerto for concert accordion and big band (2017)  24′   DOWNLOAD SCORE
Commissioned by UMO Jazz Orchestra as a part of the Sibelius’ Successors -project
Fp: Veli Kujala, accordion, UMO Jazz Orchestra cond. by Kirmo Lintinen, Helsinki Savoy Theatre, Sep 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, visualization by Klaus Haapaniemi & Co., LSO St. Luke’s, London, Jul 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, Jul 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, Apr 6 2017

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

Fluorescent Crescent for violoncello and live-electronics (2016)   25′
I Coral Fantasy
II Astral Falcon
Dedicated to Markus Hohti
Commissioned by Markus Hohti with the financial support of the Sibelius Fund
Fp: Markus Hohti, Marko Myöhänen, live-electronics, Teemu Nurmelin, lighting design. G Livelab, Sep 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 the Finnish Association for Accordion Teachers
Fp (sextet version): Sonja Vertainen, accordion, Ida Tunkkari, violin, Aku Sorensen, violin, Iiris Rannikko, viola, Antto Tunkkari, violoncello, Pauli Pappinen, double bass, Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival, Feb 12 2017.
Published by Modus musiikki

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, Jul 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′                                           DOWNLOAD SCORE
Commissioned by Mika Väyrynen and the Finnish Accordion Institute.       LISTEN (PLAYED BY LORE AMENABAR)
Fp: Mika Väyrynen, accordion, Vantaa Church of St. Lawrence, Apr 17 2016

DAI (2013)  14′                                                                                              DOWNLOAD SCORE
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, Oct 5 2013

Xtension  (2013)  6′                                                                                     DOWNLOAD SCORE+PART
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, Sep 2 2013, Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall

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

Kun valas hotkaisi Joonan… (2012) for organ and reciter 30′            DOWNLOAD SCORE       
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), Mar 6 2013

När valen slukade Jona… (2012) for organ and reciter 30′                  DOWNLOAD SCORE
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), Mar 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, Sep 11 2011

Valkea fuuga (2011), four part fugue for any ensemble  3′
Dedicated to my godfather Heino Näsi
Fp: Finnish Youth Accordion Ensemble, cond. Janne Valkeajoki, Sata-Häme Soi Festival, Ikaalinen, Jul 2011

Gentle Flow of Peace (2011) for organ  6′                                              DOWNLOAD SCORE
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Berlin Cathedral, Jun 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, Mar 6 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, Sep 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, Mar 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’                                    DOWNLOAD SCORE
Fp: Susanne Kujala, organ, Turku Conservatory Organ Hall, Oct 27 2007     LISTEN IN YOUTUBE

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, Oct 4 2006

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

Lefthandances (2005/06) for piano left hand 16’                                   DOWNLOAD SCORE
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, Jan 19, 2006 (Izquierdango)
Izumi Tateno, piano, Kauniainen Nya Paviljongen, Apr 4 2006 (the whole suite)

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

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

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

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

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR ACCORDION

Niccolo Paganini / Veli Kujala: Paganini-Variations (Caprice No. 24)        DOWNLOAD SCORE
Fp: Veli Kujala (accordion), Helsinki, Feb 1999

Henryk Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16         DOWNLOAD SCORE
Fp: Veli Kujala (accordion), Sibelius-Academy Concert Hall, Mar 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, Sep 2008

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

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