Passio secundum Matthaeum, Requiem Latinum aliaque carmina Latina
Adiectum est Requiem Latinum modis musicis instructum a P. Gregorio Santolla
Tuomo Pekkanen is one of the major Latin poets of our times. He is renowned for the Latin translation of Finland’s national epic poem, the Kalevala. The present book contains a fine selection from his Latin poetry, including a poetic paraphrasis of the St Matthew Passion and a Latin Requiem, set to music by the Italian composer Gregorio Santolla. The score of this Requiem is also enclosed. All texts in this volume are in Latin.
Tuomo Pekkanen is emeritus professor of classics at the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä, and Honorary President of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae (Rome). He is co-founder of the Nuntii Latini, the Latin news bulletins of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE).