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

  • betoon
    2021
    10'
    symphony orchestra: 2221, 2200, percussion, harp, strings
    Fp: Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Kaspar Mänd; October 17, 2021, Pärnu Concert Hall
  • 2021
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 2, strings
    Fp: University of Tartu Symphony Orchestra, conductor Taavi Kull; April 16, 2022 Tartu St. John's Church, April 20, 2022 Tallinn Methodist Church, Estonian Music Days
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days
  • 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 string orchestra

  • Darkness and Deeper Dark
    2019
    13'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Clement Power; November 1, 2019, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Night
    2019
    11'
    harp, harpsichord, kannel (ad lib)
    Fp: Liis Viira (harp), Ene Nael (harpsichord), Kristi Mühling (kannel); May 4, 2019, The Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days
  • Widening Circles
    2018
    10'
    oboe, piano
    Fp: Ingely Laiv (oboe), Jakob Teppo (piano); August 31, 2018, Rakvere Music School
  • 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
  • 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
    4'
    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
    Distributor: 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
    FpEst: Ensemble U:; May 10, 2022, 1st Studio of Estonian Public Broadcasting
    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

  • Night... [Öö...]
    2018
    7'
    piano
    Fp: Auli Lonks (piano); November 28, 2018 Türi Culture Centre, December 1, 2018 Tallinna House of Blackheads
    Commissioned by: Estonian Association of Professional Musicians
    Distributor: EMIC MK 008
  • 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 mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Under the Evening Sky [All õhtutaeva]
    2019
    4'
    mixed choir, oboe
    Text: Marie Under
    Commissioned by: Mixed choir Noorus
    CD „Lendutõus“, Noorus (2020); Mixed Choir Noorus, Ingely Laiv-Järvi (oboe), conductor Taavi Hark
  • Aquarelle II [Akvarell II]
    2018
    4'
    mixed choir, cello
    Text: Sirje Kadalipp
    Fp: Chamber Choir Kolm Lindu, Theodor Sink (cello), conductor Valter Soosalu; April 27, 2019, University of Tartu Assembly Hall
    Commissioned by: Chamber Choir Kolm Lindu
    Distributor: EMIC MK 001

Works for female choir and instrument(s)

  • May it be beautiful
    2020
    5'
    female choir, string quartet
    Text: Navajo prayer
    Commissioned by: Chamber choir Sireen
  • To Be Awake and Quiet [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
    Fp: Mari Kalkun (vocal), Estonian Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Hando Põldmäe; concert tour "Along the Border" dedicated to the100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Sillamäe, Alatskivi, Värska, Valga, Lilli-Ungurin border crossing point, Kuressaare, Kloogaranna and Tallinn Freedom Square from 19.–26.2018
    Commissioned by: Estonian Police and Border Guard Orchestra
    CD „Sada“, Politsei- ja Piirivalveorkester (2018); Mari Kalkun (vocal), Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Hando Põldmäe

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

  • Center of All Centers, Core of Core
    2021
    10'
    voice, flute, bass clarinet, piano, cello, double bass
    Text: Compiled by Maria Kõrvits based on Rainer Maria Rilke’s poems (in English)
    Fp: Iris Oja (voice), YXUS Ensemble; April 28.04.2021, online from Laulasmaa, Arvo Pärt Centre, Estonian Music Days & Baltic Music Days
  • Seven Haikus for Voice, Piano and Cello [Seitse haikut häälele, klaverile ja tšellole]
    2018
    7'
    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
    Distributor: EMIC MK 005
  • 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
    CD „New Estonian Choral Music“, Estonian Music Information Centre (2021); Chamber Choir Head Ööd, Vend, conductor Pärt Uusberg
    Distributor: EMIC MK 002
  • What a Day, What a Night [Milline päev, milline öö]
    2015
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: fragment of Henrik 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
    Distributor: EMIC MK 007
  • 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
    CD "A Black Birch in Winter", MSR Classics (2019); Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor David Puderbaugh
    Distributor: EMIC MK 004
  • 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
    CD "A Black Birch in Winter", MSR Classics (2019); Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor David Puderbaugh
  • 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

  • May it be beautiful
    2020
    5'
    female choir
    Text: Navajo prayer
    Commissioned by: Chamber choir Sireen
  • The Sky Has Been Quiet for Days [Taevas on mitmendat päeva tasa]
    3rd movement from the "To Be Awake and Silent" ["Olla ärkvel ja tasa"]
    2015
    female choir
    Text: Veronika Kivisilla
    Fp: Female Chamber Choir Sireen, conductors Ülle Tuisk and Tiiu Sinipalu; 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
    Distributor: EMIC MK 006
  • 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
    CD „New Estonian Choral Music“, Estonian Music Information Centre (2017); Chamber Choir Sireen, conductor Tiiu Sinipalu

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
    Distributor: EMIC MK 003
  • 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

  • Night. O You…
    2020
    10'
    mixed choir, electronics
    Text: Rainer Maria Rilke
    Commissioned by: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • 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

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Instrumental works for children

  • 2021
    1'
    cello
    Fp: Leho Karin (cello); April 28.04.2021, online from Laulasmaa, Arvo Pärt Centre, Estonian Music Days & Baltic Music Days
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days
    Distributor: EMIC MK 009
  • Etude for Glockenspiel and Orchestra [Etüüd kellamängule ja orkestrile]
    2019
    4'
    glockenspiel, symphony orchestra: 2111, alto saxophone, 1200, piano, strings
    Fp: Karl Martin Tombak (glockenspiel), Tallinn Music School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ott Kask; December 4, 2019, Estonia Concert Hall, 75th anniversay concert of Tallinn Music School
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Music School

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