JS-numbered Compositions by Jean Sibelius

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The opus numbering of Sibelius’s works contains many inconsistencies and illogicali­ties. The composer first produced a numbered list of works in 1896, and a list of opus numbers the following year, but many of these numbers were later changed. Not until 1903 did his works start to be published with opus numbers, and only from 1930–31 on­wards can the numbering be regarded as definitive. A full description of the dev­el­op­ment of Sibelius’s opus numbers is found in Fabian Dahlström’s Jean Sibelius: The­matisch-biblio­graphisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke (Breitkopf & Härtel 2003, pp.680–692).
In 1982 the Sibelius family donated a major collection of manuscripts to Helsinki Uni­versity Library (HUL, now the National Library of Fin­land). Many of these works are now known by JS numbers, referring to the alpha­betical list of Jean Sibelius’s com­po­si­tions without opus number used in Dahlström’s above-mentioned catalogue. A sig­ni­ficant number of these compositions will ultimately be published by Breitkopf & Härtel.

JS 1 À Betzy Lerche – Valse in A flat major piano

JS 2 A major piano
1885 in waltz tempo

JS 3 A major violin & piano
1886–87 with the mood of an aubade

JS 4 A major violin & piano
1886–87 in mazurka style

JS 5 A minor piano
1885 in minuet style

JS 6 A minor piano
1888, two sketches, fast tempo

JS 7 A minor violin & piano
1886 only middle section has tempo marking (Presto)

JS 8 A minor violin & piano
1886–87 in Andantino tempo

JS 9a/b Aamusumussa (In the Morning Mist) (text: Erkko)
(a) 1898 mixed choir a cappella; (b) 1913 children’s choir a cappella

JS 10 Ack, hör du fröken Gyllenborg [Ballad] (Ah! Listen, Miss Gyllenborg) mixed choir a cappella
1889–89. Ballad from Pernaja

JS 11 Adagio in D major piano

JS 12 Adagio in D minor string quartet

JS 13 Adagio in E major piano

JS 14 Adagio in F minor string quartet

JS 15 Adagio in F sharp minor cello & piano

JS 16 Alla marcia in E minor string quartet

JS 17 Allegretto in A major string quartet

JS 18 Allegretto in B flat minor piano

JS 19 Allegretto in C major violin & piano

JS 20 Allegretto in D major string quartet

JS 21 Allegretto in E major piano

JS 22 Allegretto in E flat major violin & piano

JS 23 Allegretto in F major piano

JS 24 Allegretto in G minor piano

JS 25 Allegro brass ensemble

JS 26 Allegro in A minor violin & piano
1888–89 sonata exposition

JS 27 Allegro in D major piano trio

JS 28 Allegro in E minor string quartet

JS 29 The American Millers’ Song unknown scoring

JS 30a Andante in E flat major piano
1887 later (?) arrangement of JS 30b

JS 30b Andante cantabile in E flat major piano & harmonium

JS 31 Andante – Allegro piano quintet

JS 32 Andante – Allegro molto in D major string quartet

JS 33 Andante cantabile in G major violin & piano
1887 Korpo summer

JS 34a/b Andante festivo
(a) 1922 original version, string quartet; (b) 1938 string orchestra, timpani

JS 35 Andante grazioso in D major violin & piano

JS 36 Andante molto in F minor celllo & piano

JS 37 Andante molto sostenuto in B minor string quartet

JS 38 Andantino in A major violin, vlioa & cello

JS 39 Andantino in C major string quartet

JS 40 Andantino in C major cello & piano

JS 41 Andantino in E major piano

JS 42 Andantino in E flat minor voice & piano
1900 preliminary version of Säv, säv, susa [text: Fröding, not written in manuscript]

JS 43 Andantino in G minor piano trio

JS 44 Andantino in B major piano

JS 45 Andantino and Minuet brass ensemble

JS 46 A flat major piano
1887 with the mood of an aubade

JS 47 Au crépuscule piano
1887 Korpo summer

JS 48 Belsazars gästabud (Belshazzar’s Feast), theatre score (Procopé): orchestra, mezzo-soprano solo
1. Alla marcia (Moderato)
2a. Prélude: Notturno. Andantino
2b. The Jewish Girl’s Song
3. Allegretto
4. Dance of Life. Commodo
5. Dance of Death. Commodo
6. Dance of Life (extract, more slowly)
7. Tempo sostenuto
8. Allegro
9. Dance of Life (shortened)
10. Dance of Death
1906; No. 2b also for voice & piano (1907, 1939); Nos 5 & 6 also for piano. See also Op. 51.

JS 49 C major violin & piano
1886–87, in Andante molto tempo

JS 50 Canon in G minor violin & cello

JS 51a/b/c Carminalia (texts: anon.)
I. Ecce novum gaudium
II. Angelus emittitur
III. In stadio laboris

1898 from Piae Cantiones; [a] three-part choir SAB a cappella; [b] two-part choir SA & organ/harmonium; [c] Two-part choir SA & piano

JS 52 Con moto, sempre una corda piano

JS 53 Con passione piano
1919 for Oscar Parviainen

JS 54 Cortège orchestra

JS 55 D major violin solo
1886 with étude character

JS 56 Då världar ännu skapade ej voro (When Worlds Still Uncreated Were) voice, cello, piano (text: anon.)

JS 57 Den första kyssen (The First Kiss) (text: J.L. Runeberg)
1891–92 preliminary setting

JS 58a Den höga himlen (The Lofty Heav’n) mixed choir a cappella (text: Korpela, trans. Tegengren)

JS 58b Suur’ olet, Herra (You are Great, O Lord) male choir & organ

JS 59 Den lilla sjöjungfrun (The Little Mermaid) string quartet & recitation (text: Andersen)
1888–89 incomplete

JS 60 Den 25 oktober 1902. Till Thérèse Hahl (I) (25th October 1902. To Thérèse Hahl [I]) mixed choir a cappella (text: Wasastjerna)

JS 61 Den 25 oktober 1902. Till Thérèse Hahl (II) (25th October 1902. To Thérèse Hahl [II]) mixed choir a cappella (text: Wasastjerna)

JS 62 Die Sprache der Vögel (The Language of the Birds), Wedding March orchestra
1911, for the play by Adolf Paul

JS 63 Dolcissimo kantele

JS 64 Drömmarna (The Dreams) mixed choir a cappella (text: Reuter)

JS 65 Luftslott (Castles in the Air) two violins
1881 (?)

JS 66 Duo in C major violin & viola

JS 67 E minor violin & piano
1886–87, with minuet character

JS 68 E minor violin & cello

JS 69 Ej med klagan (Not with Lamentation) mixed choir a cappella (text: J.L. Runeberg)
1905 for Albert Edelfelt’s funeral. Also a substantially different preliminary version for male choir a cappella

JS 70 En glad musikant (A Happy Musician) violin & recitation (text: Rangström)

JS 71 En visa (A Song) voice & piano (text: Baeckman)

JS 72 Ensam i dunkla skogarnas famn (Alone in the Depths of the Forests) mixed choir a cappella (text: von Qvanten)

JS 73 Erloschen (Extinguished) voice & piano (text: Busse-Palma)

JS 74 E flat major piano
1885, in Andante tempo

JS 75 E flat major piano
1888–89 with polka character

JS 76 E flat minor violin/cello & piano
1887–88, in Lento tempo

JS 77a/b Ett ensamt skidspår (A Lonely Ski-Trail) (text: Gripenberg)
(a) 1925 piano & recitation; (b) 1948 string orchestra & recitation

JS 78 F major violin & piano
1887 with scherzino character

JS 79 Fantasia cello & piano
I. Moderato – Vivo – Tempo I – Presto – Tempo I
II. Tempo di valse. Moderato
III. Alla polacca
IV. Alla Marcia – attacca
V. Leggiero

1889, piano part and [?] end of cello part lost

JS 80 Fäktmusik (Fencing Music) orchestra
1891. Lost

JS 81 Six Finnish Folksongs arranged for piano
1. Minun kultani kaunis on, sen suu kuin auran kukka (My beloved is beautiful, her mouth like a corn-cockle)
2. Sydämestäni rakastan (I love you with all my heart)
3. Ilta tulee, ehtoo joutuu (Evening is coming)
4. Tuopa tyttö, kaunis tyttö (That beautiful girl)
5. Velisuurmaaja (The Fratricide)
6. Häämuistelma (Wedding memory)

JS 82 Florestan piano
I. Moderato
II. Molto moderato
III. Andante
IV. Tempo I


JS 83 Förspel (Prelude) brass ensemble

JS 84 Fridolins dårskap (Fridolin’s Folly) male choir a cappella (text: Karlfeldt)

JS 85 Fuga för Martin Wegelius (Fugue for Martin Wegelius) string quartet
1889, planned finale for String Quartet in A minor

JS 86 G major violin & piano
1886–87 in Allegretto tempo

JS 87 Soluppgång (Sunrise) voice & piano (text: Hedberg)
1902, preliminary setting of Op. 37 No. 3

JS 88 Grevinnans konterfej (The Countess’s Portrait) recitation & string orchestra (text: Topelius)

JS 89 B minor violin & piano
1886–87 with waltz character

JS 90 B minor violin & piano
1887, sonata allegro exposition

JS 91 B minor cello & piano
1888 in Andante tempo

JS 92 B minor cello & piano
1888–89 in Andantino tempo

JS 93 Har du mod? (Have You Courage?) male choir a cappella (text: Wecksell)
1903–04, preliminary setting of Op. 31 No. 2

JS 94 Heitä, koski, kuohuminen (Rapids, Cease Your Foaming) male choir a cappella (text: Kalevala)
1893, fragment

JS 95 Herran siunaus (The Lord’s Blessing) baritone & organ (text: Numbers 6, 24–26)

JS 96 Hur blekt är allt (So Faded Everything Is) mixed choir a cappella (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 97 Hymn to Thaïs, the Unforgettable voice & piano (text: Borgström)
1909, rev. 1945–48

JS 98a/b Isänmaalle (To the Fatherland) (text: Cajander)
original version 1900 male choir a cappella; (a) 1900 mixed choir a cappella; (b) 1908 male choir a cappella

JS 99 Two Italian Folksongs (soloist,) mixed choir (& piano)
1. Oje Carulì (Oh Caroline) (text: Salvatore di Giacomo)
2. Trippole trappole
(text: Trad.)
1897–98. Solo and piano parts lost.

JS 100 Jone havsfärd (Jonah’s Voyage) male choir a cappella (text: Karlfeldt)

JS 101 Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower) (text: Hertzberg) soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, mixed choir & orchestra
Overture. Allegro molto
Scene 1. Bailiff: Fagraste mö… (Fairest maiden…). Allegro molto
Scene 2. Maiden: Santa Maria…. Molto sostenuto
Scene 3. Maiden: Ah, hör jag rätt… (Ah, do I hear right…). Allegro
[Intermezzo]. Largamente
Scene 4. Lover: Ack, när jag ser hennes drag… (Ah, when I see her face…). Allegro moderato
Scene 5. Maiden: Brännande kval… (Burning torment…). Largamente
Scene 6. Bailiff: Vem är du… (Who are you…). Allegro molto
Scene 7. Chatelaine: Vad är det jag ser? (What’s this I see?). Meno mosso – attacca –
Scene 8. Maiden: Så är jag fri… (Now I am free…). [Meno mosso]
1896, opera in one act

JS 102 Kallion kirkon kellosävel (The Bells of Kallio Church) church bells
1912. See also Op. 65b

JS 103 Kansakoululaisten marssi (March of the Primary School Children) female (children’s) choir a cappella (text: ‘Onnen Pekka’)

JS 104 Kantaatti ilo- ja onnentoivotusjuhlassa Marraskuun 2. päivänä 1896 (Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II) mixed choir & orchestra (text: Cajander)
I. Allegro. Terve nuori ruhtinas
II. Allegro. Oikeuden varmassa turvassa

1896. Also extracts: Coronation March for orchestra 1896; Terve ruhtinatar (Hail, O Princess) for female (children’s) choir a cappella 1913

JS 105 Kantaatti tohtorin- ja maisterin-vihkijäisissä 31 päivänä toukokuuta 1894 (Cantata for the University Graduation Ceremonies of 1894 [Promotional Cantata]) soprano, baritone, mixed choir & orchestra (text: Lönnbohm)
I. Molto maestoso ed adagio. Syntyi kun maailmat
II. Allegro assai. Kaskeksi korvet
III. Andantino
(solo part lost)
1894. Also extract: Juhlamarssi (Festive March) for mixed choir a cappella 1896

JS 106 Kantaatti tohtorin- ja maisterinvihkijäisissä 31 [30] päivänä toukokuuta 1897 (Cantata for the University Graduation Ceremonies of 1897) soprano, tenor, mixed choir & orchestra (text: Forsman)
I. Me nuoriso Suomen (We, the Youth of Finland). Allegro moderato
II. Veno kupliksi vesille (A Boat Bobbing in the Water). Un poco largamente [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]
III. Tää valon nuori vartiasto (These Young Guardians of Light). Tempo Imo
IV. Soma on tieto siemeniksi (Sweet is the Knowledge that Bears Fruit). [No tempo marking] – Poco largamente [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]
V. Hei tointa tarmosaapa tarvitaan (Take Heed, Hard Work is Needed). [No tempo marking]
VI. …hylyksi jouda (…to Become a Wreck) (fragment)            [No tempo marking] – Moderato [Väinämöinen]
VII. Oi toivo, toivo, sä lietomieli (O Hope, Hope, You Dreamer). Moderato [Kalevatar]
VIII. Montapa elon merellä (Many on the Sea of Life). Largamente – Più lento [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]
IX. …Suvi nyt on Suomessa (…Now it is Summer in Finland) (fragment). Poco moderato – Allegro vivace – Molto vivace [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]
X. Soi kiitokseksi Luojan (We Praise Thee, our Creator) . [Allegro] – Semplice [Kalevatar]
XI. Yksin on elo iloton (Alone, Life is Cheerless). Allegro molto – Meno allegro [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]
XII. Oi Lempi, sun valtas ääretön on (O Love, Your Realm is Limitless). Più allegro
XIII. Kuin virta vuolas (As the Swift Current). Marcia Moderato [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]
XIV. Sitä kuusta kuuleminen (Listen to the Spruce Tree) . [No tempo marking] – Vivace [Kalevatar, Väinämöinen]

1897. Orchestral score lost; partial piano reduction survives

JS 107 Kantat till ord av W. von Konow (Cantata to words by W. von Konow) female choir a cappella

JS 108 Karjalan osa (Karelia’s Fate) male choir & piano (text: Nurminen)

JS 109 Kavaljeren (The Cavalier) piano

JS 110 Three Introductory Antiphons liturgist (bar.), congregation & organ
1. Palmusunnuntaina (On Palm Sunday) (text: Psalms 23, 111 & 42)
2. Pyhäinpäivänä tai hautajaisjumalanpalveluksissa (On All Saints’ Day) (text: Revelations 14 & Psalm 126)
3. Kristillisissä nuorisojuhlissa (For Christian Youth Ceremonies) (text: Ecclesiastes 12 & Gloria)

JS 111 Kotikaipaus (Homesickness) three female voices (text: von Konow)

JS 112 Koulutie (The Way to School) mixed choir a cappella (text: Koskenniemi)

JS 113 Kuolema (Death), theatre score (Järnefelt) baritone, soprano & orchestra
1. Tempo di valse lente – Poco risoluto
2. Moderato (Paavali’s Song: ‘Pakkanen puhurin poika’)
4. Moderato assai – Moderato (Elsa’s Song: ‘Eilaa, eilaa’) – Poco adagio
4. Andante (The Cranes)
5. Moderato
6. Andante ma non tanto
1903. See also Op. 44 & Op. 62

JS 114 Kuutamolla (In the Moonlight) male choir a cappella (text: Suonio)

JS 115 Karelia. (Kuvaelmamusiikkia Viipurilaisen Osakunnan Juhla Arpajaisiin Kansanvalistuksen hyväksi Viipurin läänissä [Scenic Music for a Festival and Lottery in Aid of Education in the Province of Viipuri]) two folk singers, baritone & orchestra
1. A Karelian home. News of War (1293)
(text: Kalevala)
2. The founding of Viipuri Castle (1293)
3. Narimont, the Duke of Lithuania, levying taxes (1333)
4. Karl Knutsson in Viipuri Castle. Ballade (1446)
(Text: Trad.)
5. Pontus De la Gardie at the gates of Käkisalmi in 1580 – Intermezzo (Marsch nach einem alten Motiv)
6. The siege of Viipuri (1710)
7/8. The reunion of Old Finland [Karelia] with the rest of Finland (1811)
1893. Has survived incomplete. See also Op. 10 & Op. 11

JS 116 La pompeuse Marche d’Asis piano trio

JS 117 Largo in A major piano

JS 118 Laulun mahti (The Power of Song) (arrangement of song by Jāzeps Vītols) tenor & male choir (text: Aukselis, trans. Mikkola)

JS 119 Lento in E major piano

JS 120 Likhet (Alikeness) voice & piano (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 121 Likhet (Alikeness) male choir a cappella (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 122 Listen to the Water Mill mixed choir a cappella (text: Doudney)
1905–06. Fragment

JS 123 Mandolinato piano

JS 124 Marche triste piano

JS 125 Melodram ur ”Svartsjukans nätter” (Melodrama from ‘Nights of Jealousy’) soprano, piano trio & recitation (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 126 Menuetto in F major two violins & piano

JS 127 Menuetto orchestra

JS 128 Menuetto and Allegro two violins & cello
1887 Korpo

JS 129 Min rastas raataa (Busy as a Thrush) mixed choir a cappella (text: Kanteletar)

JS 130 Moderato kantele

JS 131 Moderato – Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor string quartet

JS 132 Moderato – Maestoso in E flat major violin & piano

JS 133 Moderato – Presto in D minor piano

JS 134 Molto moderato – Scherzo string quartet
1885. Also two versions for piano solo, with trios in E minor (1885, arr. 1886) and A major (1886)

JS 135a/b Morceau romantique sur un motif de M. Jakob de Julin
1925, (a) for orchestra; (b) for piano

JS 136 Mummon syntymäpäivänä (Birthday Song to Grandmother) voice & piano (text: probably by a member of the Sibelius family)

JS 137 Musiikkia Sanomalehdistön päivien juhlanäytäntöön (Press Celebrations Music) orchestra
1. Preludio
2. Tableau 1. Väinämöinen delights Nature, and the peoples of Kaleva and Pohjola, with his song
3. Tableau 2. The Finns are baptized
4. Tableau 3. Scene from Duke Johan’s Court
5. Tableau 4. The Finns in the Thirty Years War (1618–48)
6. Tableau 5. The Great Hostility (1713–21); Music played during the tableau
7. Tableau 6. Finland Awakes

1899. See also Op. 25 & Op. 26. Also additional version of ‘Finland Awakes’ with extended final section.

JS 138 Näcken (The Watersprite), ‘dramatic “runic sorcery”’ soprano, piano trio & recitation (text: Wennerberg)

JS 139 När sig våren åter föder (When Spring is Born Again) mixed choir a cappella (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 140 Narciss (Narcissus) voice & piano (text: Gripenberg)

JS 141 O, om du sett (Oh, If You Had Seen) piano & recitation (text: Hackzell)

JS 142 On lapsonen syntynyt meille (A Child is Born to us) mixed choir a cappella (text: Jaakkola)

JS 143 Orgier (Orgies) voice & piano (text: Stenbäck)

JS 144 Overture in A minor orchestra

JS 145 Overture in E major orchestra

JS 146 Overture in F minor brass ensemble

JS 147 Pelléas och Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande), theatre score (Maeterlinck, trans. Gripenberg) orchestra (with mezzo-soprano in No. 6)
1. Act I Scene 1: Prelude: Grave e largamente
2. Act I Scene 2: Andantino con moto
3. Act I Scene 4: Adagio
4. Act II Scene 1: Prelude: Commodo
5. Act III Scene 1: Prelude: Con moto (ma non tanto)
6. Act III Scene 2: Tranquillo ‘De trenne blinda systrar’
7. Act III Scene 4: Andantino pastorale
8. Act IV Scene 1: Prelude: Allegretto
9. Act IV Scene 2 (no tempo marking)
10. Act V Scene 2: Prelude: Andante
1905. See also Op. 46.

JS 148 Pianokompositioner för barn (Piano Works for Children)
1899. A set of 21 sketches

JS 149 Più lento in F major string quartet

JS 150 Più lento – Tempo di valse in E flat major piano

JS 151 Porilaisten marssi (March of the Pori Regiment) chamber ensemble (?)
1892. Lost.

JS 152 Porilaisten marssi (March of the Pori Regiment) orchestra

JS 153 Preludium and Postludium organ
1. Preludium
2. Postludium

JS 154 Presto in F major string quartet

JS 155 Promootiomarssi (Academic March) orchestra

JS 156 Quartet in C minor [C major] two violins, cello & piano
1891. Revised version of JS 198.

JS 157 Quartet in D minor two violins, cello & piano
I. Andante molto – Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Grave – Rondo. Vivacissimo

JS 158 Quartet in G minor violin, cello, harmonium & piano

JS 159 Piano Quintet in G minor
I. Grave – Allegro
II. Intermezzo. Moderato
III. Andante
IV. Scherzo. Vivacissimo
V. Moderato – Vivace
1890. Alternative fourth movement exists (Vivace)

JS 160a/b/c Rakastava (The Lover) (text: Kanteletar)
(a) tenor & male choir 1894; (b) tenor, male choir & string orchestra 1894; (c) soprano, baritone & mixed choir 1898

JS 161 Adagio ‘Rakkaalle Ainolle’ (‘To My Beloved Aino’) piano 4-hands
1931 for Aino Sibelius’s 60th birthday

JS 162 Rondo in D minor viola & piano

JS 163 Ballettscen orchestra

JS 164 Scherzo in F sharp minor piano

JS 165 Scherzo in E minor violin, cerllo & piano 4-hands

JS 166 Segelfahrt (Sailing) voice & piano (text: Öhqvist)

JS 167 Serenad (Serenade) voice & piano (text: J.L. Runeberg)
1887–88. Preliminary version has also survived.

JS 168 Serenad (Serenade) baritone & orchestra (text: Stagnelius)

JS 169 Serenata two violins & cello
1887 Korpo

JS 170a/b Siltavahti (The Guardian of the Bridge) (text: Sola)
1928 (a) male choir a cappella; (b) voice & piano

JS 171 Skogsrået (The Wood-Nymph) voice & piano (text: Rydberg)

JS 172 Skolsång (School Song) mixed choir a cappella (text: N. Runeberg)

JS 173 Skyddskårsmarsch (Skyddskår’s March) male choir & piano ad lib. (text: N. Runeberg)

JS 174 Små flickorna (Young Girls) voice & piano (text: Procopé)

JS 175 Snöfallet (The Snowfall)
1927. Lost.

JS 176 Soitapas sorea neito (Play, Pretty Maiden) tenor & mixed choir (text: Kanteletar)

JS 177 Sonata in A minor violin & piano
I. Un poco lento – Più mosso quasi Presto
II. Andantino
III. Tempo di menuetto
IV. Rondo. Presto

JS 178 Sonata in F major violin & piano
I. [Allegro]
II. Andante
III. Vivace

JS 179a/b/c/d/e Sonata Fragments piano
a. D minor (exposition and development section)
b. F minor (exposition)
c. C major (exposition)
d. E major
e. C minor (exposition)

JS 180 Souda, souda, sinisorsa (Swim, Duck, Swim) voice & piano (text: Forsman)

JS 181 Spagnuolo piano

JS 182 The Tempest, theatre score (Shakespeare, trans. Lembcke) soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenors, baritone, mixed choir, harmonium & orchestra
1. Overture
2. Miranda is Lulled into Slumber
3. Ariel Flies In
4. Chorus of the Winds
5. Ariel Hastens Away
6. Ariel’s First Song, with Introduction and Choir (Come unto these yellow sands)
7. Ariel’s Second Song (Full fadom five)
8. Interlude (Prospero)
9. The Oak Tree (Ariel) Plays the Flute
10. Ariel’s Third Song (While you here do snoring lie)
11. Interlude (Caliban)
12. Stephano’s Song (I shall no more to sea)
13. Caliban’s Song (Farewell, master)
14. Interlude (Miranda)
15. [Humoreske]
16. Canon (Flout’em and [s]cout’em)
17. Dance of the Devils
18. Ariel as Harpy
19. The Devils Dance Out
20. Intermezzo
21. Ariel Flies In
22. Ariel’s Fourth Song (Before you can say ‘come’ and ‘go’)
23. The Rainbow
24. Iris’s Melodrama
25. Juno’s Song (Honour, riches, marriage-blessing)
26. Dance of the Naiads
27. The Harvesters
28. Ariel Flies In
29. Ariel Hastens Away
30. Ariel Flies In
31. The Dogs
31b. Overture to Act V Scene 8
32. Ariel Brings the Foes to Prospero
33. Ariel’s Fifth Song (Where the bee sucks)
34. Cortège
34b. Epilogue*

1925 (*1927). See also Op. 109.

JS 183 String Quartet in A minor
I. Andante – Allegro
II. Adagio ma non tanto
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro

JS 184 String Quartet in E flat major
I. Allegro
II. Andante molto
III. Scherzo. Allegretto
IV. Vivace

JS 185 Suite for Violin and String Orchestra
I. Country Scenery
II. Serenade. Evening in Spring
III. In the Summer

1929. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘Op. 117’

JS 186 Suite in A major violin, viola & cello
I. Prélude. Vivace
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto
IV. Air. Andante sostenuto
(violin part missing)
V. Gigue. Allegretto


JS 187 Suite in D minor violin & piano
I. Un poco adagio – Andante
II. Vivace
III. Andantino
IV. Vivacissimo
V. Moderato
VI. Quasi presto

1887–88, sometimes referred to as ‘Sonata’.

JS 188 Suite in E major violin & piano
I. Allegro molto moderato – quasi adagio
II. Allegro molto
III. Più lento quasi andantino
IV. Allegro brillante


JS 189 Svanevit (Swanwhite), theatre score (Strindberg) orchestra
1. Largo
2. Commodo
3. Adagio
4. Lento assai
5. Adagio
6. Lento – Commodo – Lento – Allegro
7. Andantino
8. Andante
9. Lento
10. Moderato
11. Allegretto
12. Largamente
13. Adagio
14. Largamente molto
1908. See also Op. 54. Preliminary version of No. 9 has also survived.

JS 190 Symphony No. 8 orchestra
1927–?. Lost.

JS 191 Tanke, se hur fågeln svingar (Thought, See how the Bird Swoops) mixed choir a cappella (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 192 Tanken (The Thought) two voices & piano (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 193 Tempo di valse in G minor cello & piano

JS 194 Tempo di valse in F sharp minor (‘Lulu Waltz’) cello & piano

JS 195 Theme and Variations in C sharp minor string quartet

JS 196 [Theme and Variations] in D minor cello solo

JS 197 Theme and Variations in G minor string quartet

JS 198 Theme and Variations in C minor piano
1891. Lost; preliminary version of JS 156

JS 199 Three Songs for American Schools
1. Autumn Song soprano, alto & piano (text: Dixon)
2. The Sun upon the Lake is Low mixed choir a cappella (text: Scott)
3. A Cavalry Catch male voices (unison) & piano (text: MacLeod)

JS 200 Tiera brass ensemble & percussion

JS 201 Andantino ‘Till O. Parviainen’ (‘To O. Parviainen’) piano

JS 202 Till trånaden (To Longing) piano

JS 203 Trånaden (Longing) piano & recitation (texts: Stagnelius)
I. Tvenne lagar styra menniskolifvet / Largo – Andante
II. Ser du hafvet? / Andantino
III. Hör du vinden? / Molto allegro – Andante – Adagio cantabile
IV. Hvad är våren? / Allegro – Andantino – Moderato – Andante – Poco adagio – Allegretto
V. Menska, vill du lifvets vishet lära / Largo
1887 Korpo

JS 204 Tre trallande jäntor (Three Warbling Maidens) voice & piano (text: Fröding)
1915. Lost

JS 205 Trio ‘in G major’ two violins & piano
I. Andante – Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Vivace

JS 206 Piano Trio in A minor
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Menuetto


JS 207 Piano Trio in A minor, ‘Hafträsk’
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andantino
III. Scherzo. Vivace
IV. Rondo


JS 208 Piano Trio in C major, ‘Lovisa’
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Lento – Allegro con brio

JS 209 Piano Trio in D major, ‘Korpo’
I. Allegro moderato
II. Fantasia. Andante – Andantino
III. Finale. Vivace


JS 210 String Trio in G minor violin, viola, cello
I. Lento
II. Allegro
III. (no tempo marking)
1893–94, second and third movements fragmentary

JS 211 Tule, tule kultani (Come, Come, My Sweetheart) voice & piano (text: Trad.)
1892, folksong arrangement

JS 212 Työkansan marssi (March of the Labourers) mixed choir a cappella (text: Erkko)

JS 213 Upp genom luften (Up through the Air) mixed choir & piano (text: Atterbom)

JS 214a/b Uusmaalaisten laulu (Song of the People of Uusimaa) (text: Terhi)
1912; (a) mixed choir a cappella; (b) male choir a cappella

JS 215 Vänskapens blomma (The Flower of Friendship) voice & piano (text: Josephson)
1909, preliminary version of Op. 57 No. 5

JS 216 Vattendroppar (Water Drops) violin & cello
1875 (?), apparently JS’s earliest surviving composition

JS 217 Veljeni vierailla mailla (My Brothers Abroad) male choir a cappella (text: Aho)

JS 218 Vi kysser du fader min fästmö här? (Why, O Father, do you Kiss my Bride?) mixed choir & piano (text: J.L. Runeberg)

JS 219 Viipurin Laulu-Veikkojen (W.S.B:n) kunniamarssi (Honour March of the Singing Brothers of Viipuri [W.S.B.]) male choir a cappella (text: Eerola)
1920, first setting

JS 220 Viipurin Laulu-Veikkojen kunniamarssi (Honour March of the Singing Brothers of Viipuri) male choir a cappella (text: Eerola)
1929, second setting

JS 221 Vivace in D minor piano

JS 222 [Waltz] (Kehtolaulu / Lullaby) violin & kantele

JS 223 Zirkusmarsch (Circus March)
1891. Lost.

JS 224 Two Schybergson Songs male choir a cappella
1. Ute hörs stormen (Outside the Storm is Raging)
2. Brusande rusar en våg (The Roaring of a Wave)

JS 225 Allegretto in G minor [18 19/XII 97] piano


3 thoughts on “JS-numbered Compositions by Jean Sibelius

  1. Hi, I am trying to find score parts for the following composition,
    Piano quartet in D minor, JS 157 for two violins, cello and piano, by J. Sibelius. Could any of the experts here help? Thanks.

    1. Andante molto – Allegro moderato, 2. Adagio, 3. Menuetto, 4. Grave – Rondo (Vivacissimo)

    1. The Piano Quartet is not published (yet!), and therefore the standard ‘manuscript procedure’ still applies. In short: all works in manuscript must be cleared in advance with the Sibelius family for each performance. First port of call should be Ms Aino Porra [aino.porra@gmail.com], Sibelius’s granddaughter, who is currently chairperson for the family and handles all matters of permission for the estate. It may take a while before she can answer, as Breitkopf & Härtel also have a copyright interest in most works and they may need to give approval as well. Once she has given written consent you can order from the National Library of Finland photocopies of the manuscript score from which parts would have to be written out; I’m not sure what the copy costs are at the moment, but they are not unreasonable. / Andrew / gm@sibeliusone.com

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