Mati Kuulberg

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Ballets

  • Revolving Stage [Pöördlava]
    ballet in two acts
    Act I
    1. Thoughts
    2. Meeting with the Past
    3. Being at Loss
    4. Let's Amuse the Audience
    5. Sadness
    6. With Which One of Them?
    7. Energy
    8. Let's Perform Carmen, Toreador
    9. Thoughts II

    Act II
    1. Training
    2. Introducing with the System
    3. Let's Perform Esmeralda
    4. Madness
    5. Inspiration
    6. Shock
    7. Work
    8. You Are Not Useful Anymore

    1974
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4431, 1+3, piano, celesta, harp, strings
    Libretto: Ago-Endrik Kerge
    Fp: March 23, 1974, "Estonia" Theatre, Tallinn, director and choreographer Ago-Endrik Kerge, conductor Vallo Järvi (music from the tape), stage designer Aime Unt
    Commissioned by: "Estonia" Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Composition for Five [Kompositsioon viiele]
    short ballet
    1971
    Libretto: Paul-Eerik Rummo
    Fp: March 31, 1971, "Vanemuine" Theatre, director Ülo Vilimaa, conductor Erich Kõlar (premiered as a section of the ballet preformance "Dawn and Dusk")
    Commissioned by: "Vanemuine" Theatre
  • Mont Valérien
    ballet in three acts and nine scenes, Literature and Art Award of the Estonian Leninist Communist Youth League 1972
    1971
    95'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4442, 1+3, piano, harp, strings
    Libretto: Veronika Kruus, Ago-Endrik Kerge
    Fp: January 22, 1972, "Vanemuine" Theatre, Tartu; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roman Matsov (music from the tape), director Ago-Endrik Kerge, cast: Ülo Vilimaa (Boris Vilde), Jelena Poznjak (Irene)
    Commissioned by: "Vanemuine" Theatre
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Symphony No. 5 (May Symphony) [Sümfoonia nr. 5 ("Maisümfoonia")]
    dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Chicago strike
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Andante tranquillo
    1986
    16'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, piano or celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; February 4, 1989, Tallinn, Estonian Radio broadcast "ERSO stuudiotund" ["ENSO studio hour"]
    Manuscript
  • Dominante [Dominante]
    overture, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Composers' Union of ESSR
    1983
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 3233, 6331, 1+4, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje; April 2, 1984, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Music Festival of Soviet Estonia
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 4 [Sümfoonia nr. 4]
    1. Thought. Adagio lugubre
    2. Action. Allegro moderato
    3. Time. Moderato dolente
    4. Youth. Allegro vivace
    1983
    27'
    symphony orchestra: 3233, soprano saxophone, 4331, 1+5, piano, harpsichord, celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn; June 3, 1983, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Symphony Np. 3 ("April") [Sümfoonia nr. 3 ("Aprillisümfoonia")]
    1. Allegro
    2. Lento. Tempo di Valse
    3. Giusto
    1978
    16'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+4, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Handzhian; April 1, 1978, Tallinn, Estonian Radio broadcast "ERSO stuudiotund" ["ENSO studio hour"]
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 2 [Sümfoonia nr. 2]
    dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution
    1. Largo
    2. Allegro
    3. Andante
    1977
    17'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; December 15, 1977, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Flag of Victory [Võidulipp]
    overture
    1975
    5'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+4, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roman Matsov; May 8, 1975, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Legend About the Liberator [Legend Vabastajast]
    overture
    1975
    6'
    symphony orchestra
  • Symphony No. 1 [Sümfoonia nr. 1]
    1. Andante
    2. Moderato. Allegro assai
    1971
    20'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olev Oja; June 12, 1971, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Diploma Work [Diplomitöö]
    1. Andante
    2. Allegro assai

    1970
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, harp, strings
    Manuscript

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Dies irae
    symphonic picture
    1966
    6'
    chamber orchestra: piano, strings
  • Chamber Symphony [Kammersümfoonia]
    1. Adagio. Allegro
    2. Largo cantabile
    3. Allegro moderato

    1971/73
    16'
    chamber orchestra

Works for string orchestra

  • Encore
    1993
    3'
    string orchestra
  • Prelude [Prelüüd]
    1967
    4'
    string orchestra
  • Ecstasy [Ekstaas]
    1966
    6'
    string orchestra

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for flute and orchestra

  • Flute Concerto [Flöödikontsert]
    dedicated to Estonian flutist Jaan Õun
    1. Andante molto
    2. Tempo di Valse
    3. Sostenuto
    4. Allegro

    1994
    20'
    solo flute, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2000, 1+3, strings
    Fp: Jaan Õun (flute), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antoine Mitchell; December 8, 1994, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "Mati Kuulberg. Ein Musikalisches Porträt". Antes Edition BM-CD 31.9087 (1997). Jaan Õun (flute), Estonian TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antoine Mitchell
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for trombone and orchestra

  • Quadro Concerto [Kvadrokontsert]
    dedicated to Hannes Valdma
    1. Allegro. Varizione
    2. Lento. Aria
    3. Toccata. Vivo
    1979
    15'
    trombone, chamber orchestra: percussion (3+0), 4 pianos, strings
    Fp: Bruno Lukk, Ada Kuuseoks, Valdur Roots, Peep Lassmann (piano), Heikki Kalaus (trombone), Rein Roos (percussion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; May 12, 1979, Tallinn, Estonian Radio broadcast "ERSO stuudiotund" ["ENSO studio hour"]
    Manuscript

Works for tuba and orchestra

  • Tuba Concertino [Tuubakontsertiino]
    poem-concertino, dedicated to Riho Mägi
    1. Lento. Andante
    2. Allegro con moto
    1970
    9'
    tuba, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4330, 1+3, harp, strings
    Fp: Riho Mägi (tuba), Estonian TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roman Matsov; June 18, 1970, Kadriorg Bandstand
    Manuscript

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Violin Concerto [Viiulikontsert]
    1. Vivace giusto
    2. Andante sostenuto
    3. Allegro con moto. Trio
    4. Andante sostenuto. Allegro vivace

    1969
    16'
    solo violin, symphony orchestra: 1111, 2001, 1+2, piano, strings
    Manuscript

Works for double bass and orchestra

  • Double Bass Concerto [Kontrabassikontsert]
    1979
    10'
    double bass, symphony orchestra: 3233, 4211, 1+2, piano, celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: Priit Kuulberg (double bass), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; February 15, 1979, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Music Festival of Soviet Estonia
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • Seven Hypotheses About the Origin of Life [Seitse hüpoteesi elu tekkimisest]
    1. The Birth of Matter
    2. Creation of God – a Man
    3. Creation of Man – God
    4. Antichrist
    5. The Wreck of Matter
    a double piece with Enn Vetemaa
    1999
    30'
    instrumental ensemble
    Fp: Estonian National Opera's ensemble of instrumental soloists, conductor Mati Kuulberg; October 15, 2000, Estonian National Opera Winter Garden, Tallinn

Duos

  • E Point [Punkt E]
    1994
    7’
    violin, guitar
    FpEst: Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar); April 9, 1997, Saku Manor, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "Cantus: Estonian chamber music from the 1990's", Finlandia Records 3984-21435-2 (1998). Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
  • Five Tunes from Lapland [Viis viisi Lapimaalt]
    sonata
    1994
    22'
    flute, harp
    Commissioned by: written by the request of Raivo and Eda Peäske
    Publisher: SP Muusikaprojekt
  • Lonely Rover [Üksildane uitaja]
    1994
    4'
    flute, piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Sonata No. 2 for Two Pianos [Sonaat nr. 2 kahele klaverile]
    1994
    20'
    2 pianos
  • A Little Evening Music [Väike õhtumuusika]
    1992
    6’
    violin, piano or organ
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript
  • Nerves are Smashed [Närvid nässus]
    1991
    3'
    violin, piano
    Manuscript
  • Fool's Gold Earrings [Kassikullast kõrvarõngad]
    concert piece
    1987
    4'
    violin, piano
    Fp: Lemmo Erendi (violin), Nata-Ly Sakkos (piano); May 26, 1987, Estonian Composers' House, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian TV composition contest of children pieces
    Manuscript
  • Recollection [Meenutus]
    dedicated to Estonian musicologist Karl Leichter
    1987
    7'
    cello, piano
    Fp: Teet Järvi (violin), Mari Järvi (piano); May 5, 1987, Estonian Composers' House, Tallinn
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Sonatina in F
    required piece for the Soviet Republics' wind and percussion performers' competition, 1987
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegretto
    1987
    11'
    tuba, piano
    Manuscript
  • Aria in modo recitativo e walzer
    1986
    6'
    tuba, piano
    Manuscript
  • 1986
    6'
    percussion (tubular chimes, orchestral bells, 2 suspended cymbals, 3 temple blocks, snare drum, cow bell), piano
    Fp: Rein Roos, Terje Terasmaa, 1986
    Manuscript
  • Sonata "..13377..." [Sonaat "..13377..."]
    1. Emotionalis. Moderato sensibile
    2. Intellectualis. Tempo di Valse
    3. Physicalis. Allegro
    1984
    12’
    piano in four hands
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske; March 17, 1984, Kadriorg Castle
    Manuscript
  • For Tiiu [Tiiule]
    poem, dedicated to Estonian violinist Tiiu Heinsalu
    1983
    8'
    violin, piano
    Fp: Tiiu Heinsalu (violin), Toivo Peäske (piano); May 10, 1983, Estonian Composers' House, Tallinn
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Folk Piece from Karksi [Karksi külalugu]
    1980
    2'
    violin, piano
    Commissioned by: written for the Composers' Union Composition Contest of children's pieces
    Manuscript
  • Seven Preludes [Seitse prelüüdi]
    1. Double Notes. Moderato furioso
    2. Melody. Adagio cantabile
    3. Rhythm. Allegro giusto
    4. Pizzicato. Allegretto scherzando
    5. Caprice. Allegro feroce
    6. Polyphony. Grave sonore
    7. Joke. Andantino leggiero

    1968/1980
    8'
    2 violins
    Fp: Mati Kärmas (violin), Lemmo Erendi (violin); March 26, 1968, Tallinn State Conservatoire
    Manuscript
  • Sonatina for Two Flutes [Sonatiin kahele flöödile]
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Tempo di marcia funebre
    3. Vivo
    1976
    10'
    2 flutes
    Fp: Samuel Saulus (flute), Jaan Õun (flute); May 7, 1977; Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Sonata No. 1 for Two Pianos [Sonaat nr. 1 kahele klaverile]
    1. Allegro molto
    2. Fuga. Moderato comodo
    3. Allegretto dolente. Allegro
    1975
    17'
    2 pianos
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske (piano); January 12, 1977, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "Mati Kuulberg. Ein musicalisches Porträt", Antes Edition BM-CD 31.9087 (1997). Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske (piano)
    Manuscript
  • Suite [Süit]
    1. Preludio. Allegro moderato
    2. Aria. Andante
    3. Toccata. Vivo
    4. Recitativo. Moderato
    5. Fuga. Moderato giusto
    1973
    9'
    tuba, piano
    Manuscript
  • Trombone Sonata [Tromboonisonaat]
    1. Andante poco rubato. Allegro vivace non troppo.
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegro giusto e sostenuto
    1972
    13'
    trombone, piano
    Manuscript
  • Capriccio [Capriccio]
    unfinished
    1969
    clarinet in B, piano
    Manuscript
  • Prelude and Toccata [Prelüüd ja tokaata]
    1969
    tuba, piano
    Fp: Riho Mägi (tuba), Imbi Jürisoo (piano); December 12, 1969, Riga Conservatoire Hall, Mati Kuulberg composer recital
  • Recitative and Aria [Retsitatiiv ja aaria]
    1969
    flute, piano
    Fp: Raivo Peäske (flute), Imbi Jürisoo (piano); December 12, 1969, Riga Conservatoire Hall, Latvia
  • Sonatina for Two Violins [Sonatiin kahele viiulile]
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante doloroso
    3. Allegretto. Presto

    1968
    7'
    2 violins
    Fp: Mati Kärmas (violin), Lemmo Erendi (violin); March 26, 1968, Tallinn State Conservatoire
    Manuscript
  • Fantasy [Fantaasia]
    1966
    6'
    violin, piano
    Fp: Mati Kuulberg (violin), Helju Tauk (piano); August 1966, Estonian Radio

Trios

  • Peliman Suite [Pelimanni süit]
    1998
    3 violins
  • Trio No. 2 [Trio nr. 2]
    1998
    2 trumpets, piano
  • Night Swans [Ööluiged]
    1992
    3'
    3 flutes
    Manuscript
  • Three Pals [Kolm semu]
    1992
    3’
    flute, oboe, clarinet
    Manuscript
  • Five Estonian Folk Tunes [Viis eesti rahvaviisi]
    1. Praeludium
    2. Interludium I
    3. Interludium II
    4. Interludium III
    5. Postludium
    1969/1988
    10'
    clarinet, viola, double bass
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Piano Trio No. 2 ("Alla Svedese") [Klaveritrio nr. 2 ("Alla Svedese")]
    1. Allegretto non troppo
    2. Andante a piacere
    3. Allegro non troppo
    1987
    13'
    violin, violoncello, piano
    Fp: Tallinn Trio: Jüri Gerretz (violin), Toomas Velmet (cello), Valdur Roots (piano); November 9, 1987, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD "Mati Kuulberg. Ein musicalisches Porträt", Antes Edition BM-CD 31.9087 (1997). Tallinn Trio: Jaan Õun (flute), Jüri Gerretz (violin), Toomas Velmet (cello)
    Manuscript
  • Trio No. 1 [Trio nr. 1]
    1. Andantino e pastorale
    2. Lento
    3. Allegro alla toccata
    1982
    15'
    flute, bassoon, piano
    Manuscript
  • MaLeRa KaSuKu
    trio Op. 1, a collaboraton work with Lepo Sumera and Raimo Kangro
    1. Allegro con giusto
    2. Andante
    3. Presto
    1977
    20'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Valdur Roots (piano), Jüri Gerretz (violin), Toomas Velmet (cello); November 2, 1977, Tallinn
    CD „Variatio Delectat“, Muusikasõprade Selts (2014); Olga Voronova (violin), Leho Karin (cello), Diana Liiv (piano)
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Piano Trio No. 1 [Klaveritrio nr. 1]
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Adagio possibile
    3. Allegretto
    1977
    10'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Jüri Gerretz (violin), Toomas Velmet (cello), Valdur Roots (piano); February 5, 1977, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript

Quartets

  • Family Quartet [Perekonnakvartett]
    1. Moderato tranquillo
    2. Lento
    3. Allegretto
    1993
    16’
    violin, clarinet, 2 pianos
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske (piano), Vello Sakkos (clarinet), Tiiu Heinsalu (violin); March 24, 1993, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Manuscript
  • Quartetto per sassofoni
    1. Allegro vivo con agitato
    2. Andante cantabile con delicato
    3. Allegretto
    1986
    13'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Tallinn Saxophone Quartet: Olavi Kasemaa, Villu Veski, Valdur Neumann, Hendrik Nagla; June 8, 1986, Tallinn Town Hall
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Saxophone Quartet
    CD "Mati Kuulberg. Ein musicalisches Porträt", Antes BM-CD 31.9087 (1997). Olavi Kasemaa, Villu Veski, Valdur Neumann, Hendrik Nagla (saxophone)
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Four Sonatas on the BACH Theme [Neli sonaati teemal BACH]
    Sonata No. 1 – Moderato, in B Major
    Sonata No. 2 – Animato, in A minor
    Sonata No. 3 – Allegro, in C Major
    Sonata No. 4 – Grave, in B minor

    1984
    9'
    flute, oboe, alto saxophone, tuba
    Fp: Raivo Peäske (flute), Alo Põldmäe (oboe), Olavi Kasemaa (saxophone), Riho Mägi (tuba); November 10, 1969, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Partita [Partiita]
    1. Preludium
    2. Fuga
    3. Interludium
    4. Capriccio
    5. Fugetta
    1969
    7'
    flute, oboe, alto saxophone, tuba
    Fp: Raivo Peäske (flute), Alo Põldmäe (oboe), Olavi Kasemaa (alto saxophone), Riho Mägi (tuba); December 12, 1969, Riga Conservatoire Hall

String quartets

  • String Quartet No. 2 [Keelpillikvartett nr. 2]
    1. Lento con anima. Allegro
    2. Presto
    3. Grave
    1974
    17'
    string quartet
    Fp: Lemmo Erendi (violin), Mati Uffert (violin), Ants Toomingas (viola), Ivo Juul (cello); May 22, 1975, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Adagio and Rondino
    1973
    8'
    string quartet
  • String Quartet No. 1 [Keelpillikvartett nr. 1]
    1. Folk Tune. Andantino giusto
    2. Prelude. Larghissimo
    3. Ballad. Allegro
    4. Postludium. Allegro
    5. Finale. Allegro vivace
    1966
    string quartet
  • Six Miniatures [Kuus miniatuuri]
    1. Prelude
    2. Lullaby
    3. Caprice
    4. Nocturne
    5. Scherzo
    6. Toccata
    1965
    11'
    string quartet

Quintets

  • Capriccio
    1979
    10'
    2 pianos, percussion (3 players)
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske (piano), Andrus Vaht, Rein Roos, Rein Tiido (percussion); February 27, 1979, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Publisher: Sikorski Verlag
    Manuscript
  • Concerto per ottoni
    1. Moderato comodo
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegro
    1974
    14'
    2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba
    Fp: Loit Lepalaan (I trumpet), Rein Sildna (II trumpet), Kalle Kauksi (French horn), Heiki Kalaus (trombone), Riho Mägi (tuba); House of Estonian Composers' Union
    Manuscript
  • Concerto–Appassionata [Kontsert-appassionata]
    1974
    14'
    cello, string quartet
    Fp: Toomas Velmet (cello); April 19, 1974, Sangaste Castle, Estonia
    Manuscript
  • Four Short Stories [Neli novelli]
    1. Lento
    2. Allegro
    3. Andante con moto
    4. Allegro moderato
    1973
    8'
    alto flute, 2 violins, viola, cello
    Fp: Jaan Õun (flute), Lemmo Erendi (violin), Mati Uffert (violin), Ants Toomingas (viola), Ivo Juul (cello); November 23, 1974, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • String Quintet [Keelpillikvintett]
    1969
    6'
    2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Manuscript

Wind quintets

  • Wind Quintet [Puhkpillikvintett]
    dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegretto
    1972
    13'
    wind quintet
    Fp: Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet; October 1972, Rostock, Volkstheater, Germany
    FpEst: Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet; December 12, 1972, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript

Sextets

  • Music for the 1980 Dance Festival [Muusika 1980. aasta tantsupeoks]
    1. Moderato (Interlude)
    2. Allegretto (Children's Dance Suite) (Raksi-Jaak)
    3. Poco meno mosso (Shoemaker's Polka A)
    4. Estonian Folk Dance "Kaera-Jaan"
    5. Poco meno mosso (Shoemaker's Polka B)
    6. Moderato allegretto (Haymaking)
    1979
    wind quitet, percussion
    Manuscript
  • Piano Sextet [Klaverisekstett]
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Andante
    3. Moderato. Poco rubato
    4. Allegro molto
    1974
    16'
    piano, wind quintet
    Fp: Vaike Vahi (piano), Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet; April 13, 1977, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Estonian Dances [Eesti tantsud]
    1970
    violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet (saxophone), tuba
    Manuscript

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Sinfonietta "Movimento semplice" per 10 archi
    1990
    9'
    8 violins, 2 cellos
    Manuscript
  • Tallinn Spell [Tallinna loits]
    1989
    11'
    2 trumpets, 4 horns, 2 trombones, tuba, bells
  • Tutto ē aperto (All is Open)
    1989
    8'
    8 French horns
    Manuscript
  • Concerto per fiatti
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Andantino
    3. Largo
    4. Allegro molto
    1976
    13'30''
    piccolo flute, flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet in Es, clarinet in B, bass clarinet in B, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns in F
    Fp: soloists of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; January 11, 1981, Estonian Radio broadcast "ERSO stuudiotund" ["ENSO studio hour"]
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for flute

  • For the Musician [Muusikule]
    1995
    3'
    flute
  • Glance into Oneself [Pilk iseendasse]
    in three movements
    1995
    8'
    flute
    Fp: Janika Lentsius (flute); April 14, 1998, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Avanti
    1991
    5'
    flute
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Semplice
    1991
    4'
    flute
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Quasi
    dedicated to Estonian flutist Jaan Õun
    1989
    3'
    flute
    Fp: Jaan Õun (flute); February 10, 1989
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Niente (Nothing)
    1984
    4'
    flute
    Fp: Jaan Õun (flute); April 5, 1984, Kiek in de Kök, Tallinn, Music Festival of Soviet Estonia
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for clarinet

  • Sonata for Solo Clarinet [Sonaat sooloklarnetile]
    dedicated to Estonian clarinetist Rein Karin
    1. Andante sostenuto
    2. Vivo
    3. Andante. Allegro. Andante sostenuto
    1975
    11'
    clarinet
    Fp: Rein Karin (clarinet); March 16, 1976, Estonian Composers' Union
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for trombone

  • Attacca
    1977
    4'
    trombone
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript

Works for tuba

  • Invenzione [Inventsioon]
    required piece of the 3rd republican performers' contest
    1970
    3'
    tuba

Works for violin

  • Sonata No. 4 for Solo Violin ("Memoria de los Incas") [Sonaat nr. 4 sooloviiulile ("Memoria de los Incas")]
    1. Andante sonabile. Viento y alma de los Andes [Winds and Soul of Andes]
    2. Allegretto. Fiesta de los Indios [Indians' Feast]

    1983
    14'
    violin
    Fp: Lemmo Erendi; January 29, 1984
    Commissioned by: Lemmo Erendi
    CD "Mati Kuulberg. Ein musicalisches Porträt", Antes BM-CD 31.9087 (1997). Lemmo Erendi (violin)
    CD "10 years after: compilation 1991 –2001", Estonian Authors' Society (2003). Lemmo Erendi (violin)
    CD "Werke von Jaan Rääts, Mati Kuulberg, Petr Eben, Augustyn Bloch und Krzysztof Meyer", Kreuzberg Records (2001). Florian Meierott (violin)
    CD "European virtuosos", Arvo Leibur (2008); Arvo Leibur (violin)
    Manuscript
  • Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin [Sonaat nr. 3 sooloviiulile]
    1. Moderato non troppo poco rubato
    2. Andante lugubre
    1977
    10'
    violin
    Fp: Lemmo Erendi (violin); April 19, 1977, Estonian Composers' Union
    Publisher: Antes Edition / Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin [Sonaat nr. 2 sooloviiulile]
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    3. Vivo
    1976
    10'
    violin
    Fp: Lemmo Erendi (violin); February 22, 1976
    Manuscript
  • Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin [Sonaat nr. 1 sooloviiulile]
    1971/1974
    10'
    violin
    Fp: Moissei Alperten (violin); April 29, 1971, Estonian Composers' House
    Manuscript

Works for cello

  • Concerto-sonata for Solo Cello [Kontsertsonaat soolotšellole]
    1. Andante
    2. Allegro
    3. Andante sostenuto
    4. Allegro
    1973
    13'
    cello
    Fp: Toomas Velmet (cello); March 1, 1972
    Manuscript

Works for piano

  • For Lepo [Lepole]
    dedicated to Estonian composer Lepo Sumera
    2000
    piano
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos (piano); October 15, 2000, Estonian National Opera Winter Garden
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • A Good-humored Bogey [Heatujuline koll]
    1989
    piano
    Fp: Mihkel Mattisen (piano); April 1990
    Manuscript
  • Allan
    1985
    1'
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Piano Sonata [Klaverisonaat]
    1977
    9'
    piano
    Fp: Peep Lassmann (piano); May 7, 1977, Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Four Impressions [Neli impressiooni]
    1. Poco lento
    2. Vivo
    3. Andante
    4. Allegro
    1973
    6'
    piano
    Manuscript
  • required piece for the 5th republican performers' contest
    1973
    piano
  • 11 Piano Pieces for Children [11 klaveripala lastele]
    1. Scale. Moderato
    2. Grandmother's Spinning Wheel. Allegretto
    3. Three Bugles. Con moto
    4. Reflection. Andante con espressione
    5. Hopscotch . Capriccioso
    6. At the Forge. Con fuoco
    7. Sad Waltz. Tempo di valse
    8. March. Marciale
    9. Stubbornness. Poco andante
    10. Etude. Vivo
    11. Yearning. Adagio tranquillo

    1972
    5'
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Three Impressions [Kolm impressiooni]
    1. Lento
    2. Andante
    3. Presto
    1972
    5'
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Piano Prelude [Klaveriprelüüd]
    1969
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Variations [Variatsioonid]
    1966
    10'
    piano

Works for organ

  • CV
    2001
    12'
    organ
    Fp: Aare-Paul Lattik (organ); April 8, 2001, St. Nicholas' Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Declaration [Deklaratsioon]
    cantata
    1971
    10'
    soloists, mixed choir, symphony orchestra
    Text: Rudolf Rimmel

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and orchestra

  • In the Name of Life [Elu nimel]
    oratorio
    1. Introduction
    2. Reciter
    3. Recollection
    4. Children
    5. Lullaby
    6. At the Grave
    7. Reciter
    8. In the Name of Life
    1985
    40'
    reciter, mezzo soprano, baritone, male choir, boys' choir, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4231, 1+4, harp, strings
    Text: Otto Roots
    Fp: Mikk Mikiver (reciter), Urve Tauts (mezzo soprano), Teo Maiste (baritone), State Academic Male Choir, Boys Choir of the State Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn; May 11, 1985, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "Teo Maiste, bass", Teo Maiste (2017); Teo Maiste (bass), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn (only "At the Grave)
    Manuscript

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Heart Is Looking for Warmth [Süda otsib sooja]
    romance
    1984/1985
    3'
    bass, piano
    Text: Kersti Merilaas
    Fp: Kaljo Räästas (bass), Valdur Roots (piano); June 15, 1984
    Manuscript
  • Declaration [Deklaratsioon]
    1974
    4'
    basso, piano
    Text: Rudolf Rimmel
  • How? [Kuidas?]
    1967
    3'
    contra-alto, piano
    Text: Eha Lättemäe

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Ave
    1990
    6'
    mixed choir
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; October 10, 1991, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript

Works for female choir a cappella

  • A Letter from the Deported [Kiri asumiselt]
    1980
    4'
    female choir
    Text: Stepan Shtchipatchov
    Manuscript

Works for children’s choir a cappella

  • Homeland [Kodumaa]
    2000
    3'
    children's choir
    Text: August Sang

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Instrumental works for children

  • A Good-humored Bogey [Heatujuline koll]
    1989
    piano
    Fp: Mihkel Mattisen (piano); April 1990
    Manuscript
  • Allan
    1985
    1'
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Folk Piece from Karksi [Karksi külalugu]
    1980
    2'
    violin, piano
    Commissioned by: written for the Composers' Union Composition Contest of children's pieces
    Manuscript
  • 11 Piano Pieces for Children [11 klaveripala lastele]
    1. Scale. Moderato
    2. Grandmother's Spinning Wheel. Allegretto
    3. Three Bugles. Con moto
    4. Reflection. Andante con espressione
    5. Hopscotch . Capriccioso
    6. At the Forge. Con fuoco
    7. Sad Waltz. Tempo di valse
    8. March. Marciale
    9. Stubbornness. Poco andante
    10. Etude. Vivo
    11. Yearning. Adagio tranquillo

    1972
    5'
    piano
    Manuscript

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Film music

  • Music to the panorama film "Sporty Tallinn" [Muusika vaatefilmile "Sportlik Tallinn"]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Ülo Tambek
    1978
  • Music to the documentary "Their Response" [Muusika tõsielufilmile "Nende vastus"]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Ülo Tambek
    1976
  • Music to the feature film for children, "Fire in the Night" [Muusika laste–mängufilmile "Tuli öös"]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Valdur Himbek
    1973
    orchestra: 2231, 1111, percussion, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Music to the film "Old Waltz" [Muusika filmile "Vana valss"]
    1973
  • Music to the documentary "Inspiration" [Muusika dokumentaalfilmile "Inspiratsioon"]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Valdur Himbek
    1971
    piccolo flute, flute, violin, piano, percussion
    Manuscript
  • Music to the feature film "The Outlaws" [Muusika mängufilmile "Lindpriid"]
    Eesti Telefilm, directed by Georg–Vladimir Karassev–Orgussaar
    1971

Music to plays

  • Music to the play "Under the Warm and Tender Blue Air" based on the poetry by Juhan Smuul [Muusika Juhan Smuuli luulel põhinevale sõnalavastusele "Sooja ja sumeda laotuse all"]
    I vaatus:
    1. Moderato
    2. Quasi allegro
    3. Moderato
    4. Andantino
    5. L'istesso tempo
    6. Moderato
    7. Andantino
    8. Moderato
    9. Moderato
    10. Lento
    11. Andantino
    12. Con humor
    13. Moderato
    14. Andante
    15. Moderato
    16.
    17. Allegro
    18. Tempo di marcia
    19. Moderato
    20. Andante sostenuto

    II vaatus:
    21. L'istesso tempo
    22. Tempo di valse
    23. Andantino
    24. Allegretto
    25. Moderato
    26. Tempo quasi moderato-allegro
    27. Andante
    28. Allegro moderato
    29. L'istesso tempo
    30. Tempo di valse
    31. Lento
    32. Poco allegro
    33. Lento

    1975
    solo soprano, flute, piccolo flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello
    Fp: April 1975, Theatre "Ugala", Viljandi
    Manuscript
  • Music to the puppet play "The Fight of Kalevipoeg and Sorcerer" [Muusika Juhan Kangilaski lastenäidendile "Kalevipoja võitlus Sortsiga"]
    1. Introduction
    2. Interlude
    3. Linda's Song
    4. Breaking
    5. Kalev's Son's Song
    6. Arrival of the Sarvik
    7. Kalev's Son's Song
    8. Water Demon
    9. Contest
    10. Coup
    11. Flight
    12. Kalev's Son's Song
    13. Sarvik
    14. Linda's Song
    15. Linda's Motive
    16. Fight with Tuuslar
    17. Interlude
    18. Smithery
    19. Background
    20. Ending Music
    21. Interlude
    22. Interlude
    23. Storm
    24. Rising of the Sword
    25. Beldame's Song
    26. Finale

    1973
    violin, flute, clarinet, tuba, harp, piano, percussion
    Fp: December 28, 1973, Estonian Puppet Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Music to the play "Dance Around the Steam Boiler" based on the novel by Mats Traat [Muusika Mats Traadi romaanil "Tants ümber aurukatla" põhinevale sõnalavastusele]
    directed by Voldemar Panso
    Act I, Dance 1:
    1. Introduction
    2. Steam Boiler's Whistle 1st variant
    3. Dance of the Sheep
    4. Steam Boiler's Whistle 2nd variant
    5. Engine Music 1st variant
    6. Engine Music 2nd variant
    7. Engine Music 3rd variant
    8. Engine Music 4th variant

    Act 1, IDance 2:
    9. Taavet's solo
    10. Whistle 2nd variant
    11. Transition
    12. Engine Music
    13. Ending Music 1st variant

    Act II, Dance 3:
    14. Introduction
    15. Transition
    16. Ending Music 2nd variant
    17. War Dance I
    18. Lurking Dance 1st variant
    19. Lurking Dance 2nd variant
    20. War Dance, Lurking Dance
    21. Interlude
    22. War Dance II
    23. War Dance III

    Act III, Dance 4:
    24. Introduction
    25. Heifers' Freedom Dance
    26. Engine Music 2nd variant
    27. Engine Music 3rd variant
    28. Engine Music, Whistle 1st variant
    29. Engine Music, Whistle 2nd variant
    30. Engine Music 1st variant
    31. Transition

    Act IV, Dance 5:
    32. Dream
    33. Ending Music 3rd variant
    34. Dance of the Sheep
    35. Running Dance of the Sheep
    36. Ending Music 4th variant

    1972
    4 flutes, trumpet, tuba, percussion, piano, violin, viola
    Fp: January 2, 1973, Tallinn State Academic Drama Theatre, director Voldemar Panso
    Manuscript
  • Music to the play "In the Storm Winds" by August Kitzberg [Muusika August Kitzbergi näidendile "Tuulte pöörises"]
    1. Quasi larghetto
    2. Quasi vivace
    3. Quasi allegretto
    4. Quasi allegretto
    5. Quasi andante
    6. Quasi allegro
    7. Quasi larghetto
    8. Quasi andante
    9. Allegretto
    10. Quasi allegro
    11. Quasi moderato
    12. Quasi grave
    13. Molto larghissimo
    14. Quasi allegro
    15. Rubato
    15a. Quasi Moderato
    16. Tempo I
    17. Tempo di Siciliano. Molto espressivo e soave
    18. Scherzando
    19. Quasi allegretto
    20. Quasi andante
    20a. Quasi moderato
    21. Quasi vivace (poco)
    22. Giusto sempre
    22a. Quasi a piacere (e allegro vivace)
    23. Quasi moderato e marciale
    24. Quasi vivacissimo
    25. Tempo di chorale
    26. Quasi allegro
    27. Tempo di chorale e marciale
    28.
    29. Quasi molto larghissimo. Religioso e soave
    30. Moderato tranquillo
    31. Moderato tranquillo
    32. Finale

    1970
    3 flutes, clarinet, 2 saxophones, trumpet, tuba, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola
    Fp: November 8, 1971, Tallinn State Academic Drama Theatre, director Mikk Mikiver
    Manuscript

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • "Le Gibet" from "Gaspard de la nuit" (Maurice Ravel) ["Võllas" tsüklist "Öine Gaspard" (Maurice Ravel)]
    arrangement by Mati Kuulberg after Maurice Ravel
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+1, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Elegy, Op. 38, No. 6 (Edvard Grieg) [Eleegia op. 38 nr. 6 (Edvard Grieg)]
    arrangement by Mati Kuulberg after Edvard Grieg
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1, strings
    Manuscript
  • Elves' Dance, Op. 12, No. 4 (Edvard Grieg) [Haldjate tants op. 12 nr. 4 (Edvard Grieg)]
    arrangement by Mati Kuulberg after Edvard Grieg
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2020, strings
    Manuscript
  • Menuet, Op. 110, No. 2 (Aleksandr Gretchaninov) [Menuett op. 110 nr. 2 (Aleksandr Gretšaninov)]
    arrangement by Mati Kuulberg after Aleksandr Gretchaninov
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Storm ("Гроза"), Op. 3 (Aleksandr Gretchaninov) [Torm ("Гроза") op. 3 (Aleksandr Gretšaninov)]
    arrangement by Mati Kuulberg after Aleksandr Gretchaninov
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+4, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Watchman's Song, Op. 12, No. 3 (Edvard Grieg) [Valvuri laul op. 12 nr. 3 (Edvard Grieg)]
    arrangement by Mati Kuulberg after Edvard Grieg
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1+3, strings
    Manuscript