Villem Kapp

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • Lembitu [Lembitu]
    opera
    1961
    112'
    soloists, mixed choir, male choir, girls' choir, symphony orchestra
    Libretto: Astrid Pirn after Juhan Sütiste
    Fp: August 23, 1961, State Academic Theatre Estonia, directed by Udo Väljaots, conductor Kirill Raudsepp. In roles: Tiit Kuusik and Mihkel Sildos (Lembitu), Georg Ots (Meelis), Ott Raukas and Teo Maiste (Kaupo), Aino Külvand, Ester Lepa (Mare)
    CD „Urve Tauts“, Urve Tauts (2014); Urve Tauts. Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje (only Mare's aria)
    CD "Lembitu", ERP / Estonian National Opera (2011); Tiit Kuusik, Aino Külvand, Georg Ots, Teo Maiste, Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Kirill Raudsepp
    CD „Opera arias & duets; Operetta & musical“, Eesti Raadio (2001). Duet of Mare and Meelis „So many stars as clear as eyes“: Georg Ots (baritone), Aino Külvand (soprano), Estonian National Opera Orchestra, conductor Kirill Raudsepp; Meelis’s air and scene „The wind from sacred groves blows here“: Georg Ots (baritone), Estonian National Opera Orchestra, conductor Kirill Raudsepp; Finale „Chief Lembitu from Sakala has fallen“: Georg Ots (baritone), Tiit Kuusik (baritone), Estonian National Opera Orchestra, conductor Kirill Raudsepp
    Distributor: Arias from the opera "Lembitu" (published in 1963) is available in EMIC Music Shop
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Symphony No. 2 in C minor [Sümfoonia nr. 2 c-moll]
    1. Grave. Allegro risoluto
    2. Adagio espressivo
    3. Allegro
    4. Allegro

    1954
    34'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
    CD "Vanemuise Sümfooniaorkester", Teater Vanemuine (2013); Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi
    CD „Kapp family orchestral works“, Chandos (2007). BBC Philharmonic, conductor Neeme Järvi
    Publisher: Eres edition
    Manuscript
  • For the Peace [Rahu eest]
    symphonic poem
    1951
    10'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 1 in A minor [Sümfoonia nr. 1 a-moll]
    1. Introduction. Lento sostenuto. Allegro
    2. Lento. Allegretto
    3. Andante espressivo
    4. Allegro

    1945-1946
    19'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+1, strings
    Manuscript
  • Suite [Süit]
    1. Autumn Tale
    2. Intermezzo
    3. Dance

    1944
    symphony orchestra
    Manuscript
  • Dance of the Farmer [Talupoja tants]
    symphony orchestra: 3322, 4231, 1+0, harp, strings
    Manuscript

Works for string orchestra

  • Elegy [Eleegia]
    1940
    string orchestra
    Publisher: Eres

Works for wind orchestra

  • Festive Prologue [Pidulik proloog]
    setting by Arvi Miido
    1958
    wind orchestra
    CD „Piirimeeste aastaring“, Estonian Border Guard Orchestra (2008). Estonian Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Arvi Miido
    Manuscript
  • Dance Piece (Folk Dance) [Tantsupala (Rahvatants)]
    1953
    wind orchestra
  • Greeting [Tervitus]
    1953
    wind orchestra
  • Intermezzo
    setting by Arvi Miido
    wind orchestra
    CD „Piirimeeste aastaring“, Estonian Border Guard Orchestra (2008). Estonian Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Arvi Miido

Works for other orchestras

  • Folk Tune and Dance Piece (Folk Dance) [Rahvaviis ja tantsulugu (Rahvatants)]
    1952
    2'
    folk music orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet in B, bassoon, 1st and 2nd violin, viola, harp, soprano Estonian zither, accord Estonian zither, bass Estonian zither
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • Dance [Tants]
    1955
    piano

Duos

  • Piano Pieces for Four Hands [Klaveripalad neljale käele]
    1. Homely Tune
    2. Morning in the Pioneer Camp
    3. In March Rhythm

    1962
    piano
  • Song Without Words [Sõnadeta laul]
    1960
    3'
    violin, piano
  • Etude [Etüüd]
    1959
    clarinet, piano
  • Largo
    1957
    3'
    oboe, piano
  • October [Oktoober]
    1957
    oboe, piano
  • Two Pieces for Two Pianos [Kaks pala kahele klaverile]
    1. Adagio
    2. Allegretto

    1947
    2 pianos
    Publisher: Eres edition
    Manuscript
  • Nocturne [Noktürn]
    dedicated to Laine Siim
    1943
    cello, piano
    Manuscript
  • Canzonetta
    1940
    3'
    violin, piano
  • Dance from the opera „Lembitu“ [Tants ooperist „Lembitu“]
    setting for piano by Karl Sillakivi
    piano in four hands  

Trios

  • Piano Trio in A minor [Klaveritrio a-moll]
    1941/1949
    11'
    violin, cello, piano

String quartets

  • Three Pieces for String Quartet [Kolm pala keelpillikvartetile]
    1. Exprompt
    2. Canzona
    3. Humoresque

    1958
    string quartet
    Manuscript

Wind quintets

  • Suite for Wind Quintet [Süit puhkpillikvintetile]
    1. Lyrical Moment
    2. Allegretto scherzando
    3. Canzona
    4. Alla marcia

    1957
    9'
    wind quintet
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for piano

  • Autumn Wind [Sügistuul]
    etude, finished by Eugen Kapp in 1978
    1936/1978
    3'
    piano
  • Three Fragments on a September Morning [Kolm kildu septembrihommikul]
    1963
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Autumn [Sügis]
    1957
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Scherzo [Skertso]
    1957
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Waltz-scherzando [Valss-scherzando]
    1953
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Two Pieces for Piano [Kaks pala klaverile]
    1. Moment
    2. Allegro scherzando

    1944
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Autumn Tale [Sügisejutt]
    1943
    piano
  • Three Pieces for Piano [Kolm pala klaverile]
    1. Moment
    2. Elegy
    3. Dance

    1937
    piano
    Manuscript

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • To Spring [Kevadele]
    cantata
    1963
    15'
    soprano, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, harp, strings
    Text: Jaan Kross
    Manuscript
  • Greeting [Tervitus]
    cantata, dedicated to the 70th birth anniversary of Joseph Stalin
    1. Grave
    2. Moderato

    1949
    baritone, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3322, 4331, 1+2, strings
    Text: Ralf Parve
    Manuscript

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • Northern Coast [Põhjarannik]
    symphonic poem
    1958
    6'
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 3223, 4231, 1+2, harp, strings
    Text: Kersti Merilaas
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcasting (2011). Mati Palm (bass), Tallinn Technical University Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    CD „Idavalvur“, Vana-Narva Selts (2003). Aleksander Sarapuu (baritone), Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Anatoli Shchura
    CD „Review of the Estonian choral music“, Eesti Laulu-ja Tantsupeo Sihtasutus (2002). Mati Palm (bass), Tallinn Technical University Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    CD „Cum laude“, Tehnikaülikooli Akadeemiline Meeskoor (1995). Mati Palm (bass), Tallinn Technical University Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    Publisher: Eres
    Manuscript

Works for children's choir and orchestra

  • Our Home [Meie kodu]
    cantata
    1956
    mezzo soprano, children's choir, symphony orchestra: 4432, 4300, 1+3, harp, strings
    Text: Muia Veetamm
    Manuscript

Works for female choir and instrument(s)

  • Winter Evening [Talvine õhtu]
    1948
    2'
    female choir, piano
    Text: Villem Grünthal-Ridala
    CD "Near and Far", MTÜ Naiskoor Carmina (2011); Female Choir Carmina, conductor Margit Võsa
    CD „Tõsi ta on“, Lasteekraani Muusikastuudio (2001). Music Studio of Estonian Television Children’s Programs
    Manuscript

Works for male choir and instrument(s)

  • Northern Coast [Põhjarannik]
    poem
    1958
    6'
    baritone or bass, male choir, organ
    Text: Kersti Merilaas
    CD „Northern Coast“, J. Pärg (2008). Jüri Pärg (baritone), Tartu Male Choir Gaudeamus, conductor Sven Aller
    CD „Songs through the years“, J. Pärg (2003). Jüri Pärg (baritone), Tartu Male Choir Gaudeamus, conductor Sven Aller
    CD „Küll ma laulaks“, Eesti Raadio (1997). Aleksander Sarapuu (baritone), Andres Paas (organ), Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Ants Soots
    Manuscript

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Today's Smiths' Song [Tänaste seppade laul]
    mass song
    1959
    voice, piano
    Text: Arvi Siig
    Manuscript
  • Waiting for St. John [Jaani ootamine]
    1958
    2'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Astrid Pirn
    Manuscript
  • Flax Puller [Linakatkuja]
    based on Estonian folk tune
    1957
    voice, piano
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • Little Snowflake [Lumehelbeke]
    1955
    3'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • Up, Up, Tender Brothers [Üles, üles, hellad vennad]
    based on Estonian folk tune
    1953
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: folklore
    CD „Ei saa mitte vaiki olla: Eesti rahvalaul eesti heliloojate seades“ [Estonian folk song arrangements], J. Pärg (2006). Jüri Pärg (baritone)
    Manuscript
  • Where Is the Home of the Sad One [Kus on kurva kodu]
    based on Estonian folk tune
    1953
    voice, piano
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • Let's Go Towards Abundance [Lähme küllusele vastu]
    based on Estonian folk tune
    1950
    voice, piano
    Text: Paul Rummo
    Manuscript
  • To the Hiking Path [Matkateedele]
    mass song
    1950
    voice, piano
    Text: Manivald Kesamaa
    Manuscript
  • You Came [Sa tulid]
    dedicated to Ellen Laidre
    1950
    2'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • Prisoner [Vang]
    1949
    4'
    baritone, piano
    Text: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, translation into Estonian by Betti Alver
    CD „Northern Coast“, J. Pärg (2008). Jüri Pärg (baritone), Valdur Roots (piano)
    CD „Metsateel: eesti soololaule“ [Estonian solo songs], Forte (1998). Tiit Kuusik (baritone), Valdur Roots (piano)
    Manuscript
  • The Song Sounding at the Kolkhoz [Laul heliseb kolhoosis]
    mass song
    1949
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Aino Otto
    Manuscript
  • You, Nice Oak-tree [Sina, kena tammekene]
    1949
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: folklore
    CD „Estonian singer Jenny Siimon“, Eesti Raadio (2005). Jenny Siimon (soprano), Elsa Avesson (piano)
    CD „Hans Miilberg presents“, Hans Miilberg (baritone), Viive Pajuri (piano)
    Manuscript
  • Happy Day [Õnnelik päev]
    solo song cycle
    1. Spring Song (1947, Ilmar Sikemäe) (soprano or tenor)
    2. Golden Morning (1951, Juhan Sütiste) (baritone)
    3. On the Shore (1951, Juhan Smuul) (mezzo soprano or baritone)
    4. When the Summer Day's Last Shimmer Ends (1951, Juhan Sütiste)
    5. New Day (1952, Juhan Smuul) (baritone)

    1947–1952
    soprano or tenor, mezzo soprano or baritone, baritone, piano
    Text: Ilmar Sikemäe, Juhan Sütiste, Juhan Smuul, translation into Russian by Paul Anton
    When the Summer Day Ends: CD „Unuvad õhtud“, Eesti Raadio (2007). Vello Jürna (tenor), Piia Paemurru (piano)
    When the Summer Day Ends: CD „Eesti ja itaalia laule esitab Mati Palm“, Kuldklassika (2002). Mati Palm (bass), Peep Lassmann (piano)
    When the Summer Day Ends: CD „Lieder & songs; Popular songs“, Eesti Raadio (2001). Georg Ots (baritone), Eugen Kelder (piano)
    When the Summer Day Ends: CD „Metsateel: eesti soololaule“, Forte (1998). Tiit Kuusik (baritone), Valdur Roots (piano)
    Spring Song: CD „Laulupärg“, J. Pärg (1998). Jüri Pärg (baritone), Valdur Roots (piano)
    When the Summer Day Ends: CD „Unustamatu Georg Ots“, SE & JS Meedia (1995). Georg Ots (baritone)
    Manuscript
  • Spring of Homeland [Kodumaa kevad]
    1945
    3'
    baritone, piano
    Text: Debora Vaarandi
    Manuscript
  • Beauty Maker [Ilutegija]
    1943
    2'
    soprano, piano
    Text: folklore
  • Traces in the Sand [Jäljed liivas]
    1936
    3'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Johannes Semper
  • The Evening Attracted [Õhtu köitis]
    1935
    mezzo soprano or baritone, piano
    Text: Ernst Enno
    Manuscript
  • To the Cloud [Pilvele]
    1935
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Karl Eduard Sööt
    Manuscript
  • The Songster´s Childhood [Lauliku lapsepõli]
    based on Estonian folk tune
    voice, piano
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript

Works for voice(s) with chord symbols or unspecified accompaniment

  • Estonian Guardsmen´s March [Eesti kaardiväelaste marss]
    mass song
    2 voices
    Text: Juhan Smuul
    Manuscript

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • So the Song Became the Bridge of Friendship [Nii sai laulust sõprussilda]
    1962
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: Astrid Pirn
    Manuscript
  • Let's Sing [Laulgem nüüd]
    1958
    mixed choir
    Text: Astrid Pirn
    Manuscript
  • Thoughts about Mahtra [Mõtteid Mahtrast]
    1958
    mixed choir
    Text: Juudit Kulvere
    Manuscript
  • The Forest [Mets]
    1955
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • Bog Pools Are Dissappearing [Soolaukad kaovad]
    1953
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Kaarel Korsen
    Manuscript
  • Flowing Fields [Voogavad põllud]
    1952
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Juhan Smuul
    Manuscript
  • Seagull [Kajakas]
    1951
    mixed choir
    Text: Debora Vaarandi
    Manuscript
  • Hello, Moscow [Tervist, Moskva]
    1950
    mixed choir
    Text: Debora Vaarandi
    Manuscript
  • One Beautiful Memory Will Stay on My Mind [Üks kaunis mälestus jäänd meelde]
    1950
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: Alexander Pushkin
  • Brotherhood [Vendlus]
    1947
    mixed choir
    Text: Mart Raud
    Manuscript
  • October [Oktoober]
    1947
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Juhan Smuul
    Manuscript
  • Evening Song [Õhtulaul]
    1946
    mixed choir
    Text: Ilmar Sikemäe
    Manuscript
  • For Estonia [Eestimaale]
    1935
    mixed choir
  • Ring, the Forest [Helise, helise, metsa]
    1935
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • You, Nice Oak-tree [Sina, kena tammekene]
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript

Works for female choir a cappella

  • Maiden's Vaunting [Neiu kiitlemine]
    1959
    2'
    female choir
    Text: Astrid Pirn
    Manuscript
  • Graduation Song [Kooli lõpetamise laul]
    1958
    female choir
    Text: Lea Rummo
  • For Working Woman [Töötavale naisele]
    1953
    female choir
    Text: Ilmi Kolla
    Manuscript
  • At the Free Sea [Vabal merel]
    1948
    female choir
    Text: Paul Rummo
    Manuscript
  • Our Kolkhoz [Meie kolhoos]
    1948
    female choir
    Text: Agnes Taar
    Manuscript
  • Song to the Homeland [Laul kodumaale]
    1948
    2'
    male choir or female choir
    Text: Kulno Süvalepp
  • Winter Evening [Talvine õhtu]
    1948
    2'
    female choir, piano
    Text: Villem Grünthal-Ridala
    CD "Near and Far", MTÜ Naiskoor Carmina (2011); Female Choir Carmina, conductor Margit Võsa
    CD „Tõsi ta on“, Lasteekraani Muusikastuudio (2001). Music Studio of Estonian Television Children’s Programs
    Manuscript
  • The Wind Sang the Titmouse to Sleep [Tihase tukkuma laulis tuul]
    1947
    female choir
    Text: Maimu Linnamägi
    Manuscript

Works for male choir a cappella

  • Rowing Clouds [Pilved sõudvad]
    1962
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • Fisherman's Story [Kalamehe jutt]
    1959
    1'
    male choir
    Text: Astrid Pirn
    Manuscript
  • My Sweet, Little Home [Mu armas kodu, väikene]
    dedicated to Võru Labor Union male choir
    1955
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • The Song Rises to Greet [Laul tõuseb tervituseks]
    1955
    2'
    male choir
    Text: Neeme Laanepõld
    Manuscript
  • Victory of Kalevipog [Kalevipoja võit]
    1954
    male choir
    Text: Estonian national epic "Kalevipoeg"
  • Lend Me the Zither, Vanemuine! [Laena mulle kannelt, Vanemuine!]
    written for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
    1953
    3'
    male choir
    Text: from the Estonian epic "Kalevipoeg"
    CD „Küll ma laulaks“, Eesti Raadio (1997). Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Ants Soots
    Manuscript
  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    1952
    male choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • When the Summer Day Ends [Kui lõpeb suvepäeva viimne vine]
    1951
    3'
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Sütiste
  • On the Hiking Path [Matkateedel]
    1950
    male choir
    Text: Manivald Kesamaa
  • Seagull [Kajakas]
    1950
    male choir
    Text: Debora Vaarandi
    CD „Harri Vasar“, Kati Murutar, Lauri Vasar (2006). Estonian National Male Choir first quartet: Harri Vasar, Georg Veting, Evald Jaansoo, Verner Gerretz
  • Song to the Homeland [Laul kodumaale]
    1948
    2'
    male choir or female choir
    Text: Kulno Süvalepp
  • On the October Path [Oktoobriteel]
    1947
    2'
    male choir
    Text: Valter Kannik
    Manuscript
  • Evening Song [Õhtulaul]
    1946
    2'
    male choir
    Text: Ilmar Sikemäe
    Manuscript
  • Fisherman’s Song [Kaluri laul]
    1945
    3'
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Smuul
    Manuscript
  • Estonian Soil and Estonian Heart [Eesti muld ja eesti süda]
    1943
    3'
    male choir
    Text: Lydia Koidula
    CD „A moment“, Revalia Lauluselts (2005). Revalia Chamber Male Choir, conductor Hirvo Surva
    CD „Vivat Academia!: AD 1632“ Tartu Ülikool (1997). Tartu Academic Male Choir, conductor Alo Ritsing
    Manuscript
  • Our Song [Meie laul]
    1937
    male choir
    Text: Julius Parts
  • Hammer [Vasar]
    1935
    male choir
    Text: Henrik Visnapuu
    Manuscript

Works for children’s choir a cappella

  • Two Kittens [Tukk ja trull]
    1958
    children's choir
    Text: Astrid Pirn
  • Revel [Pillerpall]
    1957
    children's choir
    Text: Heljo Mänd
  • It's May Now [Nüüd on mai]
    1956
    children´s choir
    Text: Juta Kaidla
    Manuscript
  • Children on the Forest Path [Lapsed metsateel]
    1954
    children's choir
    Text: Aino Otto
    Manuscript
  • In Pioneer Camp [Pioneeride laagris]
    1952
    children's choir
    Text: Karl Laas
    Manuscript
  • To the Way to School [Kooliteele]
    1951
    children's choir
    Text: Ralf Parve
    Manuscript
  • Christmas Song [Näärilaul]
    1948
    children's choir
    Text: Ralf Parve
  • In the Pioneer Camp [Pioneeride laagris]
    1948
    2'
    children’s choir
    Text: Aino Otto
    Manuscript

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Songs for children

  • Go, Go, Snow [Mine, mine, lumekene]
    1958
    Text: Juhan Liiv
  • Child's Slumber Song [Lapse uinutuse laul]
    1957
    Text: rahvaluule
  • Flowers Blooming on the Lea [Aasal õitseb mahlakann]
    1957
    1'
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Ernst Enno
  • In the New Year [Uuel aastal (Tulid näärid tuisand teega)]
    1957
    1'
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Vladimir Beekman
    CD „Eesti vanad lastelaulud. 3, Talvelaulud“, T. Kadajas (2008). Children from Ülenurme Music School, Tajo Kadajas, Vladimir Petuhhov
  • Our House By the Sea [Meie maja mere ääres]
    1957
    Text: Muia Veetamm
  • Plant, Son, on Belhalf of Father [Istuta, poeg, isa iluks]
    1957
    Text: from the epic "Kalevipoeg"
  • Spring Has Arrived [Kevade on sala tulnud]
    1957
    Text: Lydia Koidula

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Music to plays

  • Music for August Jakobson's play "Two Groups" [Muusika August Jakobsoni näidendile "Kaks leeri"]
    1949
    Manuscript

FOLKSY MUSIC

  • Music for Ott Valgemäe's folk dance "Day on the Beach" [Muusika Ott Valgemäe rahvatantsule "Päev rannal"]
    1955
    folk orchestra
  • Folk Tune and Dance Piece (Folk Dance) [Rahvaviis ja tantsulugu (Rahvatants)]
    1952
    2'
    folk music orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet in B, bassoon, 1st and 2nd violin, viola, harp, soprano Estonian zither, accord Estonian zither, bass Estonian zither
    Manuscript
  • Four Pieces for Folk Orchestra [Neli pala rahvapilliorkestrile]
    1952
    folk orchestra

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • Alone [Üksinda]
    arrangement after Johannes Kappel
    voice, piano
    Text: Ado Piirikivi
    Manuscript