Kristjan Kõrver

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • The Iron-Ants [Raud-Ants]
    chamber opera
    2013
    voice, flute, kannel, cello
    Text: on the basis of fairytale by Jacob ja Wilhelm Grimm
    Fp: Ensemble Resonabilis, conductor Andrus Kallastu, director-consultant Ott Aardam; July 27, 2013, Cannon foxhole in Ninase peninsula, Saaremaa Island, Mustjala Festival/Saaremaa Opera Days

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • 2022
    5'
    symphony orchestra
    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
  • 2020
    5'
    symphony orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; April 30, 2021, online from Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days & Baltic Music Days
  • Symphonism 12
    2009
    5'
    symphony orchestra
    Fp: Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; June 4, 2009, Tartu St. John's Church, VIII Estonian Young Composers' Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Young Composers' Festival

Works for string orchestra

  • Schizzo concertato
    2016
    6'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; January 26, 2017, Tallinn House of Blackheads

Works for wind orchestra

  • Wedding Guest's Dream [Pulmalise unenägu]
    2010
    6'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: May 29, 2010, Raplamaa Song and Dance Festival
    Commissioned by: NPO Rapla Folk Culture Society

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for percussion and orchestra

  • co
    2005
    15'
    solo percussion, string orchestra
    Fp: Vambola Krigul (percussion), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lauri Sirp; April 14, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Experimentum crucis
    2016
    11'
    violin, piano
    Fp: Ensemble Fractales; October 25, 2016, Tallinn, Hopner House, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
  • 2015
    9'
    kannel, harpsichord
    Fp: Kristi Mühling (kannel), Ene Nael (harpsichord); February 21, 2015, Kloostri Ait, Tallinn
  • Psallite II
    2015
    5'
    harpsichord, kannel
    Fp: Ene Nael (harpsichord), Kristi Mühling (kannel); November 20, 2015, Tallinn, Writers' House

Trios

  • 2015
    5'
    piccolo flute, cello, celesta or piano
    Fp: Ensemble U:; April 16, 2015, Salme Culture Centre, Estonian Music Dayse Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Dayse Festival

Quartets

  • Timor et tremor
    2008
    10'
    percussion (4 players)
    Fp: PaukenfEst: Vambola Krigul, Anto Õnnis, Madis Metsamart, Lehari Kaustel; April 2, 2008, Narva Castle, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Manuscript
  • Canorus
    2005
    15'
    4 flutes
    Fp: Tarmo Johannes, Ann Õun, Linda Vood, Enely Hiiemaa; June 18, 2006, Tartu St John´s Church, V Estonian Young Composers´ Festival
  • 2003
    6'
    4 alto saxophones
    Fp: Sax Quatuor; April 7, 2003, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Manuscript
  • Expansio II
    2003
    12'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Quartet SaxEst; February 12, 2005, Tallinn Town Hall
    Distributor: EMIC KKR 001

String quartets

  • 2019
    7'
    string quartet
    Fp: YXUS Ensemble: Olga Voronova (violin), Mari Targo (violin), Laur Eensalu (viola), Leho Karin (cello); May 8, 2019, Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days
    CD „New Estonian Chamber Music“, Estonian Music Information Centre (2021); YXUS Ensemble

Quintets

  • 2003
    7'
    jew´s harp and bagpipe (1 player), Hiiu zither and violin (1 player), chromatic zither, chrotta, flute
    Fp: Cätlin Jaago (jew´s harp, bagpipe), Krista Sildoja (Hiiu zither, violin), Elo Kalda (chromatic zither), Kristjan Priks (chrotta), Tarmo Johannes (flute); April 6, 2003, Kloostri Ait, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Wind quintets

  • Diversio
    2012
    5'
    wind quintet
    Fp: wind quintet Estica; 29.03.2012, Vanemuine Concert House, Tartu

Sextets

  • 6 parts
    2011
    10'
    flute, clarinet (also bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, percussion
    Fp: Ensemble U:; December 29, 2011, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall
  • 2007
    10'
    violin, cello, trombone, saxophone, piano, percussion
    Fp: Ensemble Bipolar, conductor Manuel Nawri; April 17, 2007, Tallinn Teachers’ House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Manuscript
  • 2004
    12'
    2 violins, viola, double bass, harpsichord, percussion
    Fp: Ensemble Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; April 19, 2004, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Pre
    2002
    10'
    flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
    Fp: Voces Musicales Ensemble, conductor Risto Joost; April 4, 2002, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD „Estonian Music Days 2002. Estonian Composers IV”, Estonian Radio (2003); Voces Musicales Ensemble, conductor Risto Joost

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for French horn

  • Quasi una litania
    2009
    17'
    horn
    Fp: Olivier Darbellay; April 16, 2009; Estonian National Opera Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days 2009 Festival

Works for piano

  • 2018
    11'
    piano
    Fp: Kadri-Ann Sumera (piano); April 14, 2018, Tallinn House of Blackheads, Estonian Music Days Festival. Premiere of complete version: Kadri-Ann Sumera (piano); October 30, 2019, 1st Studio of the Estonian Public Broadcasting, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
  • 2001
    4'
    piano
    Fp: Kai Ratassepp (piano); April 9, 2001, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD „New Estonian Chamber Music“, Estonian Music Information Centre (2017); Irina Zahharenkova (piano)

Works for other instrument

  • 2006
    12'
    harpsichord
    Fp: Imbi Tarum (harpsichord), April 4, 2006, Viljandi Culture centre, April 8, 2006, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, 5th International Harpsichord Days
    Commissioned by: 5th International Harpsichord Days
  • Piece No 4 from the cycle “...notae...” [Pala nr. 4 tsüklist “...notae...”]
    2004
    5'
    kannel
    Fp: Kristi Mühling (kannel); October 8, 2004, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music
    CD "Contemporary chamber and solo music for kannel", Kristi Mühling (2009). Ensemble Resonabilis: Kristi Mühling (kannel), Iris Oja (voice), Tarmo Johannes (flute), Aare Tammesalu (cello)
    Manuscript
  • Piece No 9 from the cycle “...notae...” [Pala nr. 9 tsüklist “...notae...”]
    2004
    5'
    kannel
    Fp: Kristi Mühling (kannel); June 20, 2004, Festival Suure-Jaani Music Days
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "Contemporary chamber and solo music for kanel", Kristi Mühling (2009). Ensemble Resonabilis: Kristi Mühling (kannel), Iris Oja (voice), Tarmo Johannes (flute), Aare Tammesalu (cello)

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

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

  • Katharine collaudemus
    2015
    soprano, viola
    Text: from Carmina Burana (in Latin)
    Fp: Kai Kallastu (soprano), Talvi Nurgamaa (viola); November 6, 2015, Pärnu St. Elizabeth's Church
  • Signum magnum II
    2009
    6'
    voice, flute, Estonian kannel, cello
    Text: the Revelation of John (in Latin)
    Fp: Ensemble Resonabilis; November 24, 2009, Tartu Cultural Factory
    CD "North Wind, South Wind", ERP (2012); Ensemble Resonabilis
  • Signum magnum
    2003
    8'
    mezzo soprano, alto flute, bassoon, cello
    Text: from The Apocalypse (in Latin)
    Fp: Iris Oja (mezzo soprano), Tarmo Johannes (flute), Peeter Sarapuu (bassoon), Leho Karin (cello); August 7, 2003, Tallinn Swedish St. Michael´s Church
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Cultural Heritage Department
  • Florete flores
    2002
    5'
    mezzo soprano, flute, Estonian zither kannel, cello
    Text: from The Wisdom of Jesus The Son of Sirach (in Latin)
    Fp: Iris Oja (mezzo soprano), Tarmo Johannes (flute), Kristi Mühling (kannel), Aare Tammesalu (cello); October 13, 2002, Estonian Academy of Music opera studio, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music
    Commissioned by: Estonian Kannel Society
    Manuscript

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Instrumental works for children

  • Little Gavotte [Väike gavott]
    2017
    harpsichord
    Fp: Rasmus Kõrver (harpsichord); April 22, 2018, Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn Harpsichord Festival
  • Sonatina [Sonatiin]
    2003
    7'
    piano in four hands
    Fp: Kai Ratassepp, Mati Mikalai; October 25, 2003, Nõmme Music School, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association
    Distributor: EMIC KKR 002

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Music to plays

  • Music for Jean Anouilh´s play "The Orchestra" [Muusika Jean Anouilh’ näidendile “Orkester”]
    2003
    Fp: February 2003, Tallinn Teachers' House, director Tõnu Lensment
    Commissioned by: The Estonian Institute of Humanities Theatre Students