Maria Kõrvits

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

  • Music for dance performance "F32.9 Unspecified"
    2010
    22'
    Fp: performers on phonogram: Aivi Tilk (accordion), Joosep Kõrvits (cello); December 19, 2010, Turku University of Applied Sciences

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • 2016
    12'
    symphony orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali; April 15, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days
  • air/stream [õhk/voog]
    2012
    7'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2221, percussion, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor Toomas Vavilov; March 7, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Umbra 3
    2013
    trumpet, piano
    Fp: Indrek Vau (trumpet), Peep Lassmann (piano); September 2, 2013, Keila Music School, September 5, 2013, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
  • Umbra 2
    2012
    4'
    accordion, cello
    Commissioned by: Estonian Accordion Society
  • Umbra
    2009
    6'
    oboe, violin
    Fp: Kaspar Mänd (oboe), Kristjan Hallik (violin); September 26, 2009, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
  • Rito
    2008
    9'
    percussion (2 players)
    Fp: Heigo Rosin, Petri Piiparinen; April 20, 2009, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Undulation [Lainetus]
    2007
    clarinet, cello
    Fp: Helena Tuuling (clarinet), Joosep Kõrvits (cello); September 26, 2007, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Quartets

  • Polar Night [Polaaröö]
    2015
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Saxophone Quartet SaxEst; November 24, 2015, Kloostri Ait
  • Piano Quartet [Klaverikvartett]
    2008
    6'
    piano, violin, viola, cello
    Fp: Ida Teppo (violin), Joosep Ahun (viola), Joosep Kõrvits (cello), Maarja Kindel (piano); September 22, 2008, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

String quartets

  • 2017
    10'
    string quartet
    Fp: Harry Traksmann (violin), Olga Voronova (violin), Laur Eensalu (viola), Leho Karin (cello); February 19, 2017, Estonian Open Air Museum, Tallinn
  • Ripples in the Sky [...lainetab taevas]
    2014
    10'
    string quartet
    Fp: EMD 2014 Quartet: Kadri Sepalaan (I violin), Anna Samsonova (II violin), Eeva-Maria Sumera (viola), Lauri Sõõru (cello); April 10, 2014, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Estonian Music Foundation
    Distributer: EMIC EMF 021

Quintets

  • Quintet [Kvintett]
    2006
    9'
    clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, viola, cello
    Fp: Miikael Mägila (saxophone), Helena Tuuling (clarinet), Triin Ruubel (violin), Johanna Vahermägi (viola), Joosep Kõrvits (cello); May 22, 2006, Tallinn Music High School

Septets

  • through
    2018
    12'
    flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion
    Fp: Ensemble Norrbotten NEO, conductor B. Tommy Andersson; February 15, 2018, Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden
    Commissioned by: Swedish Radio

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Rain [Vihm]
    2012
    6'
    ensemble of 5-string kannels (9 kannels at least)
  • glimmering/cold [terendav, külm]
    2010
    8'
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor Toomas Vavilov; May 8, 2010, Tallinn Methodist Church

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for viola

  • Elisio
    2009
    9'
    viola
    Fp: Maciek Sionkowski (viola); November 16.11, 2009, Rostock Musikhockschule
    FpEst: Laur Eensalu (viola); March 24, 2010, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Opera Studio, Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for piano

  • Prelude and Postlude [Prelüüd ja Postlüüd]
    2005
    4'
    piano
    Fp: Mihkel Poll (piano); May 22, 2006, Tallinn Music High School

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • Flower after flower
    2017
    9'
    male choir, wind orchestra
    Text: Virginia Woolf (in English)
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, Police and Border Guard Orchestra, soloist Ott Indermitte, conductor Mikk Üleoja; May 10, 2017, Pärnu Concert Hall

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and orchestra

  • 2013
    45'
    joint choirs (mixed, female and male choirs), chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Text: different authors (click on the title)
    Fp: Choirs of IX Nordic Student Singers’ Summit, festival orchestra, conductor Triin Koch; April 26, 2014, A Le Coq Sports Hall, Tartu
    Commissioned by: IX Nordic Student Singers’ Summit

Works for female choir and instrument(s)

  • To Be Awake and Silent [Olla ärkvel ja tasa]
    3 parts
    2015
    16'
    female choir, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano
    Text: Veronika Kivisilla
    Fp: Female Chamber Choir Sireen, conductors Ülle Tuisk and Tiiu Sinipalu, Pipilota Neostus (flute), Marten Altrov (clarinet), Kaido Kopli (violin), Theodor Sink (cello), Ivo Lain (percussion), Kristjan Veermäe (piano); March 26, 2015, Rotermann Salt Storage, Tallinn Music Week/Glasperlenspiel Festival
    CD "Terra incognita", Kammernaiskoor Sireen (2016); Female Chamber Choir Sireen, Marten Altrov (clarinet), Kaido Kopli (violin), Ivo Lain (vibraphone), Pipilota Neostus (flute), Theodor Sink (cello), Mari Visnapuu (piano), conductors Tiiu Sinipalu and Ülle Tuisk

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • Flight of Swifts [Piiritajate lend]
    2017
    3'
    voice, wind orchestra
    Text: Mari Kalkun
    Commissioned by: Estonian Police and Border Guard Orchestra

Works for voice(s) and other instrument(s)

  • Seven Haikus for Voice, Piano and Cello [Seitse haikut häälele, klaverile ja tšellole]
    2018
    voice, piano, cello
    Text: Yosa Buson, Matsuo Basho, Mizuta Mazahide (in English)
    Fp: Ksenia Kuchukova (voice), Kristi Kapten (piano), Theodor Sink (cello); March 31, 2018, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall
  • Christmas Feeling [Jõulutunne]
    2014
    4'
    voice (soprano), oboe, trumpet
    Text: Peeter Volkonski
    Fp: Lili Kirikal (vocal), Sylvain Devaux (oboe), Samuel Jalakas (trumpet); December 16, 2014, Kloostri Ait, Tallinn
  • Line Between Night and Day [Öö ja päeva piir] [Öö ja päeva piir]
    2014
    voice, violin, viola, cello
    Text: Minni Nurme
    Fp: Liisi Promet (soprano), Lisanne Altrov (violin), Mairit Mitt (viola), Johannes Sarapuu (cello); September 23, 2014, Kloostri Ait, Tallinn

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Aquarelle III [Akvarell III]
    2017
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Sirje Kadalipp
    Fp: Chamber Choir Head Ööd, Vend, conductor Pärt Uusberg; March 3, 2018 Heino Eller Tartu Music School, March 4, 2018 Raplamaa Contemporary Art Centre, March 5, 2018 Tallinn, House of Blackheads
    Commissioned by: Chamber Choir Head Ööd, Vend
  • What a Day, What a Night [Milline päev, milline öö]
    2015
    mixed choir
    Text: fragment of Hendrik Visnapuu's poem "Viies kiri"
    Fp: Mixed Choir HUIK!, conductor Kaspar Mänd; October 29, 2016, Tallinn Methodist Church
    CD „Veel. New Estonian choral music 2016“, Estonian Choral Association (2017); Mixed Choir HUIK!, conductor Kaspar Mänd
  • Goldenrod [Kuldkollane on...]
    2014
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Henrik Visnapuu
    Fp: Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav; April 23, 2014, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Composers' Union
    CD „New Estonian Choral Music 2012–2014“, Estonian Choral Association (2014); Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav
  • It Was I [Mina see olin]
    Written and dedicated to Triin Koch and Tartu University Chamber Choir. Forms a one whole with a song "Sail Drooped Just Before the Evening"
    2014
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Joel Sang
  • Sail Drooped Just Before the Evening [Vastu õhtut kokku vajus puri]
    Written and dedicated to Triin Koch and Tartu University Chamber Choir. Forms one whole with a song "It Was I"
    2014
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: Joel Sang
  • 3 Chants [3 loitsu]
    1. Love Spell
    2. Midge Spell
    3. Healing Spell

    2012
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Fp: Mixed choir ART; June 8, 2012, Noblessner Foundry, concert-performance Estonian Spells
    CD "Estonian Charms", Nahama (2012); Mixed choir ART, conductor Kadri Sakala
  • Gran piant' agli ochi
    2012
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: Anonymus
    Fp: Chamber choir Collegium Utrecht, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; June 8, 2013, Grote Kerk, Wijk bij Duurstede, Holland
    Commissioned by: Collegium Utrecht
  • 2 Haikus [2 haikut]
    2011
    4'
    mixed choir
    Text: Kajiwara Hashin, Ochi Etsujin (in English)
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Martin Sildos; June 17, 2012, Koch Chapel
    CD „Veel. New Estonian choral music 2016“, Estonian Choral Association (2017); Tartu University Chamber Choir, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree (only Haiku I)
  • Let the Cradle Swing [Lase kiik...]
    2009
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Marstin Sildos; 2009, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
  • The Lord Jesus Christ There in Heaven [Issand, keda taevas sääl]
    2009
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: sacred folksong
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Martin Sildos; 2009, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
  • Winter Night [Talvine õhtu]
    2007
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: Villem Grünthal-Ridala
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Maret Alango

Works for female choir a cappella

  • Geese-Swans [Haned-luiged]
    2012
    4'
    female choir
    Text: Ly Seppel
    Fp: Chamber female choir Sireen, conductor Tiiu Sinipalu; November 16, 2013 Tartu, Hall of Estonian Students' Society, November 17, 2013 Tallinn Art House

Works for male choir a cappella

  • I Am Calling to You
    2018
    10'
    male choir (TTTT, BBBB)
    Text: anonymous (in English)
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; April 12, 2018, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Calling the Sleep [Uni, tule silma peale!]
    2009
    2'
    male choir
    Text: folklore
    Fp: Male group of Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled; August 5, 2009, Haapsalu Dome Church

Works for vocal ensemble

  • Tuning 1-3 [Häälestus 1-3]
    Tuning 1 and 2 (2005), Tuning 3 (2006)
    2005-2006
    6'
    four female voices (Tuning 1 and 2), two female voices (Tuning 3)
    Text: syllables, phonemes
    Fp: Jaanika Kuusik, Ilona Ernes, Maret Alango, Maria Kõrvits (Tuning 1-2), Jaanika Kuusik, Ilona Ernes (Tuning 3); April 17, 2007, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • golden/yellow [kuld/kollane]
    2011
    6'
    electric guitar, phonogram
    Fp: Merje Kägu (electric guitar); March 23, 2011, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Opera Studio; Estonian Music Days Festival

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

  • Music to an exhibition "Ritual" [Muusika näitusele „Rituaal“]
    Exhibition of students and graduates from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing and õhuLoss group
    2012
    Fp: May 10–31, 2012, Gallery of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel, Tel Aviv
  • Music for installation "Nameday" by Hedi Roots and Jaak Looveer [Muusika Hedi Rootsi ja Jaak Looveere installatsioonile „Nimepäev“]
    2010
    Fp: September 2010, Tallinn
  • Music for Ly Lestberg's photo exhibition "I WIND" [Muusika Ly Lestbergi fotonäitusele „MINATUUL“]
    2009
    Fp: May 14 - June 3, 2009, Vabaduse Gallery

Film music

  • Music for silent film "The Cut" [Muusika tummfilmile "The Cut"]
    Lilja Blumenfeld, Department of Scenography of Estonian Academy of Arts
    2008