Eduard Oja

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

  • Patriotic Fantasy „Happiness” [Isamaaline fantaasia Õnn]
    The work is not preserved
    1926-1927?
    Libretto: Eduard Oja
    Fp: Elva Primary School, directed and conducted by Eduard Oja

Operas

  • A Redeemed Vow [Lunastatud vanne]
    1st prize in the competition for new stage works in 1940
    Opera in three acts, four scenes and prologue
    (the score is partly preserved)

    soloists, mixed choir, symphony orchestra
    Libretto: Eduard Oja ja Eino Uuli (1st redaction 1938-1940), Bernard Kangro (2nd red. 1940-1941), Paul Rummo (3rd red. 1945)
    Fp: never performed
    Manuscript

Musical and/or drama and/or dance works for stage

  • The Gold Spinners [Kullaketrajad]
    The work is not preserved
    Song-play
    1927-1930?
    Libretto: Eduard Oja
    Fp: Elva Primary School, directed and conducted by Eduard Oja

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Suite in Old Style [Süit vanas stiilis]
    1. Introduction. Allegro
    2. Allegro scherzando
    3. Andante cantabile
    4. Finale

    1945
    12'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+2, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Sea Song [Mere laul]
    symphonic picture
    1942
    11'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+1, celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: conductor Eduard Tubin; May 21, 1941, Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu
    Manuscript
  • Mysteries [Müsteeriumid]
    1941
    15'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+2, celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eduard Tubin; October 3, 1942, Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 1 [Sümfoonia nr. 1]
    1. Prelude. Allegro moderato
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro maestoso

    1939–1947
    35'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+1, celesta, organ, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • The Musicians of Village [Külamoosekandid]
    1. Mäeotsa-Farm
    2. Oats-Jaan
    3. Flatfooted Waltz
    1939?
    symphony orchestra: 2121, 2210, percussion, strings
    Fp: Radio-Broadcasting Orchestra, conductor Priit Nigula; October 11, 1939, Tallinn, Radio
    Manuscript
  • Aelita’s Suite [Aeliita süit]
    Symphonic suite. Originally for violin and piano (1932)
    1. The Ancient Song
    2. Magri’s Tomb
    3. The Dance of the Magazitly

    1938
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, percussion, 2 harps, celesta, strings
    Manuscript
  • Estonian Dance (Setu Dance) [Eesti tants (Setu tants)]
    1937
    3'
    symphony orchestra: 1121, 2210, percussion (1+1), piano, strings
    Fp: Radio-Broadcasting Orchestra, conductor Olav Roots; 11.01.1940, Tallinn, Radio
    Manuscript
  • Quasi Marcia Funebre
    1937
    5'
    symphony orchestra: 2121, 2210, percussion (1+0), strings
    Manuscript
  • Humoresque [Humoresk]
    1936
    5'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, percussion, harp, piano, strings
  • Symphonic Fantasy [Sümfooniline fantaasia]
    1936
    14'
    symphony orchestra: 1121, 2210, percussion (1+1), piano, harp, solo violin, strings
    Fp: Heino Eller anniversary concert, conductor Raimund Kull; March 7, 1937, Tallinn, Radio
    Manuscript
  • Trilogy of Time [Aja triloogia]
    originally for cello and piano (1934)
    1. Life
    2. Eternity
    3. The Present Day
    1936
    6'
    symphony orchestra: 1121, 2210, timpanis, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: 10th anniversary concert of Tartu Higher Music School in Vanemuine Theatre, conductor Eduard Oja; Tartu, December 10, 1937
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Teet Järvi (cello), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Manuscript
  • The Garden of the Torments [Piinade aed]
    The work is not preserved
    1935(?)
  • Night Poem [Ööpoeem]
    1931
    symphony orchestra
  • Beauty Poem [Ilupoeem]
    1930
    10'
    symphony orchestra: 3322, 4231, 1+1, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje; December 3, 1988
    Distributor: Publication from 1988 is available in EMIC Music Shop
    Manuscript

Works for string orchestra

  • Silent Moods [Vaikivad meeleolud]
    originally for piano (1930?)
    1. Lento con moto
    2. Lento assai
    3. Andante

    1933/1934?
    6'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Radio-Broadcasting Orchestra, conductor Olav Roots; November 2, 1939, Tallinn, Radio
    CD „1993/1994”, Tallinna Music High School (1995); The children string orchestra of the Tallinn music high school, conductor Toivo Peäske
    Publisher: Estonian Classics (2012)
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Ballade [Ballaad]
    1943
    cello, harp
    Fp: (presumable fp) Aare Tammesalu (cello), Eda Peäske (harp); January 22, 2005,  100th anniversary concert of Eduard Oja in Tallinn Town Hall
    Manuscript
  • Estonian Dance No. 2 [Eesti tants nr. 2]
    1939
    violin, piano
    Fp: (presumable fp) Herbert Laan (violin); August 8, 1946
    Manuscript
  • Berceuse
    1938
    violin, piano
    Fp: Urmas Vulp (violin), Vardo Rumessen (piano); November 27, 1985, Tartu State University
    Manuscript
  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    1937
    3'
    violin, piano
  • Melancholic Owls [Melanhoolsed öökullid]
    1. Parade
    2. Lullaby

    1937
    viola, piano
    Manuscript
  • Poem [Poeem]
    The work is not preserved
    III Prize in the competition of new works for piano and violin (Estonian Academic Composers' Association)
    1937
    violin, piano
    Fp: (presumable fp) Rudolf Palm (violin); February 1, 1937
  • A Song Without Name [Nimetu laul]
    The work is not preserved
    1934
    violin, piano
  • Estonian Dance No. 1 (Setu Dance) [Eesti tants nr. 1 (Setu tants)]
    1934
    2'
    violin, piano
    Fp: (presumable fp) Evald Turgan (violin), Olav Roots (piano); May 1, 1935
  • Trilogy of Time [Aja triloogia]
    also version for symphony orchestra (1936)
    1. Life
    2. Eternity
    3. The Present Day
    1934
    6'
    cello, piano
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Teet Järvi (cello), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Classics
    Distributor: EMIK Manuscript
  • Aelita’s Suite [Aeliita süit]
    version for symphony orchestra in 1938
    1. The Ancient Song
    2. Magri’s Tomb
    3. The Dance of the Magazitly
    1932
    8'
    violin, piano
    Fp: Vladimir Alumäe (violin); March 13, 1939, Concert Hall of Tallinn State Conservatory
    CD "Vladimir Alumäe", ERR (2017). Vladimir Alumäe (violin), Olav Roots (piano). Only 1st movement "The Ancient Song"
    CD „Estnische Violinmusik/Estonian violin music/Eesti viiulimuusika”, Eres (1997); Urmas Vulp (violin), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Urmas Vulp (violin), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Publisher: Eres
    Distributor: EMIC Eres 2746
    Manuscript
  • Sonata [Sonaat]
    The work is not preserved
    1930
    violin, piano
  • Light Rhythms [Kerged rütmid (Lõbusad rütmid)]
    3'
    violin, piano
  • Melancholic Humoresque [Melanhoolne humoresk]
    2'
    violin, piano
    Manuscript
  • Nocturne [Nokturn]
    violin, piano
    Fp: (presumable fp) Herbert Laan (violin); August 8, 1946

Quintets

  • Piano Quintet [Klaverikvintett]
    1st Prize at the competition of Estonian Academic Composers' Assosiation for new chamber music (1935)
    1935
    17'
    string quartet, piano
    Fp: Olav Roots (piano), Rudolf Palm (1. violin), Herbert Laan (2. violin), Artur Saat (viola), August Karjus (cello); January 24, 1936, Concert Hall of Tallinn Conservatory
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Maaja Rumessen (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano), Urmas Vulp (1. violin), Toomas Nestor (2. violin), Andrus Järvi (viola), Teet Järvi (cello)
    Manuscript
  • The Children of the North [Põhjamaa lapsed]
    arrangement for quintet by Evald Brauer
    2 violins, cello, double bass, piano
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for harp

  • Poem [Poeem]
    The work is not preserved
    1943?
    harp
    Fp: Irene Kuprijanov; November 6, 1943

Works for piano

  • Adagio
    1947
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Allegro umoristico
    1947
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Dream [Unelm]
    1946?
    piano
  • Estonian Dance for Piano [Eesti tants klaverile]
    1939?
    piano
    Publisher: Ilukirjandus ja Kunst, 1941
  • Silent Moods [Vaikivad meeleolud]
    also for string orchestra (1933/34?)
    three parts
    1930?
    5'
    piano
    CD „Northern Lights. Treasury of Estonian piano music“, Estonian Association of Professional Musicians, Estonian Pianists’ Union (2019); Mati Mikalai
    CD "Estonian piano music", Estonian Piano Teachers' Society (2009); Bruno Lukk (piano)
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Classics (2012)
    Distributor: EMIC EC 018
  • Suggestions [Sugestioonid]
    1. Longing
    2. Complaints
    3. Sadness
    4. Death
    5. Shadows of Toonela

    1929-1932
    8'
    piano
    Fp: Vardo Rumessen; May 8, 1976, Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Classics
    Distributor: EMIC EC 006
    Manuscript
  • Malgoe mi vagadas [Malgoe mi vagadas]
    1928
    piano
    Fp: Vardo Rumessen; April 25, 1981, Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
    Manuscript
  • Variations on an Estonian Folk Tune „Kurval meelel kõnnin mina” („Walking Sadly”) [Variatsioonid eesti rahvaviisi teemale "Kurval meelel kõnnin mina"]
    variation-fantasy
    1. Theme (Andante)
    2. Variation I (Un poco piu mosso)
    3. Variation II (Grazioso)
    4. Variation III (Allegro)
    5. Variation IV (Andante sostenuto)
    6. Variation V (Allegretto)
    7. Variation VI (Andante con moto)
    8. Variation VII (Scherzando)
    9. Variation VIII (Vivace)
    10. Variation IX
    11. Variation X (Marcia funebre)

    1928
    19'
    piano
    Fp: Vardo Rumessen; April 25, 1981, Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
    Manuscript
  • Nocturne [Nokturn]
    1927
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Estonian Dance No. 2 for Piano [Eesti tants nr. 2 klaverile]
    piano
    Manuscript
  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    Dedicated to Evi Põlluaas
    piano
  • Sonatina [Sonatiin]
    The work is not preserved
    piano

Works for organ

  • Fugue for Organ (B-flat minor) [Orelifuuga b-moll]
    Only one (B-flat minor) of 12 fugues for Organ  is preserved
    4'
    organ

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • The Great October [Suur oktoober (Oktoobri võit)]
    1947
    reader, mixed choir, symphony orchestra
    Text: Mart Raud
    Fp: Jenny Siimon, Vootele Veikat, conductor Alfred Karindi; November 8, 1947, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, the re-opening ceremony of reconstructed Estonia theatre and concert building
    Manuscript

Works for female choir and orchestra

  • Big Mary and Little Peter [Suurt Marit ja Pisikest Peetrit]
    grotesque
    1933
    soprano, tenor, female choir, orchestra: 2020, 0100, 1+2, piano
    Text: folklore
    Fp: Female choir of Tartu Female Singing Association, soloists Linda Tubin (soprano), Priit Hallap (tenor), conductor Eduard Oja; November 1, 1933, concert of Tartu Female Singing Association in Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu
    Distributor: Publication from 1988 is available in EMIC Music Shop
    Manuscript

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • Going Home [Kojuminek]
    Cantata
    The score was destroyed in 1944, only the choir parts are preserved
    baritone, male choir, symphony orchestra
    Text: Marie Under
    Fp: Male Choir of Tartu Male Singing Association, soloist Arno Niithof, conductor Eduard Tubin; November 28, 1943, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu
    Commissioned by: Eduard Tubin and Male Choir of Tartu Male Singing Association, for the 20th anniversary of the choir
  • The Ancient Man [Ürginimene]
    cantata
    The work is partly preserved
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 3323, 6331, 1+1, harp, strings
    Manuscript

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • Night Poem [Ööpoeem]
    1933
    3'
    baritone, symphony orchestra: 2020, 2110, percussion, strings
    Text: Anna Haava
    Fp: soloist Arno Niitof (baritone); November 1, 1933, concert of Tartu Female Singing Association
    Manuscript
  • The Children of the North [Põhjamaa lapsed]
    originally for voice and piano (1928)
    Dedicated to Els Vaarman
    4'
    voice, symphony orchestra
    Text: Anna Haava

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    1937
    voice, piano
    Text: Friedrich Karlson
    Manuscript
  • Two Little Clouds [Kaks pilvekest]
    1937
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: R. Hanson
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • Flowerfind [Lilleleid]
    1935
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • The Last Song [Viimne laul]
    1935
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Opera arias & duets”, Estonian Radio (2006); Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Manuscript
  • The Sea [Meri]
    1935
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • White Gate [Valge värav]
    In memory of Leenart Neumann
    1934
    3'
    soprano or tenor, piano
    Text: Marie Under
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Opera arias & duets”, Estonian Radio (2006); Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Manuscript
  • You and Me [Sina ja mina]
    1934
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Manuscript
  • Autumn Tempest [Sügisemaru]
    1933
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Marie Under
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Vaikivad meeleolud: kammermuusika” [„Silent moods: chamber music”], Estonian Classics (2008); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • Can't See Any More [Ei näe enam]
    1933
    4'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • Night Poem [Ööpoeem]
    1933
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Anna Haava
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Vaikivad meeleolud: kammermuusika” [„Silent moods: chamber music”], Estonian Classics (2008); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Metsateel: eesti soololaule” [„On the forest path: Estonian songs”], Forte (1998); Tiit Kuusik (baritone)
    CD „Eesti soololaule/Estnische Lieder/Estonian songs”, Forte (1996); Naan Põld (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • The Dragonfly [Kiil]
    1933
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • The Forest [Mets]
    1933
    5'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Opera arias & duets”, Eesti Raadio (2006); Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Manuscript
  • Under the Trees [Puude all]
    1932
    6'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Opera arias & duets”, Estonian Radio (2006); Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    Manuscript
  • We Were Like Children [Me olime nagu lapsed]
    1931
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Anna Haava
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Opera arias & duets”, Estonian Radio (2006); Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Eesti ja itaalia laule esitab Mati Palm” [Mati Palm Sings Estonian and Italian Songs], Kuldklassika (2002); Mati Palm (bassbaritone), Peep Lassmann (piano)
    CD „Eesti soololaule/Estnische Lieder/Estonian songs”, Forte (1996); Naan Põld (tenor)
    Manuscript
  • The Children of the North [Põhjamaa lapsed]
    dedicated to Els Vaarman
    1928
    4'
    voice, piano
    Text: Anna Haava
    Fp: Els Vaarmann (soprano); April 15, 1929, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Tallinn Conservatory students’ concert
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Ivo Kuusk”, Ivo Kuusk (2007); Ivo Kuusk (tenor)
    CD „Opera arias & duets”, Estonian Radio (2006); Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Mati Palm Sings Estonian and Italian Songs”, Kuldklassika (2002); Mati Palm (bassbaritone), Peep Lassmann (piano)
    CD „Laulupärg” [Wreath of Songs], Jüri Pärg (1998); Jüri Pärg (baritone), Valdur Roots (piano)
    CD „Metsateel: eesti soololaule” [On the Forest Path: Estonian Songs], Forte (1998); Tiit Kuusik (baritone)
    CD „Eesti soololaule/Estnische Lieder/Estonian songs”, Forte (1996); Naan Põld (tenor)
    Publisher: Estonian Classics
    Distributor: EMIC Manuscript
  • Loneliness [Üksildus]
    soprano, baritone, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • Weakness [Jõuetus]
    2'
    voice, piano
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)

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

  • Quartet for soprano and piano trio „In the winter night” [Sopranikvartett "Talveöine"]
    1930
    6'
    soprano, violin, cello, piano
    Text: Jaan Kärner
    Fp: Lydia Patrason (soprano), Olav Roots (piano), Boris Muršak (violin), Mendel Slatkin (cello); May 11, 1930
    CD „Kinder des Nordens. Eduard Oja. Lieder“, Melodija, Estonian Classics (1983/2015); Ivo Kuusk (tenor), Mati Palm (bass-baritone), Mare Jõgeva (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD „Silent moods: chamber music”, Estonian Classics (2008); Maaja Rumessen (soprano), Vardo Rumessen (piano), Urmas Vulp (violin), Teet Järvi (cello)
    Manuscript

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • The Fisherman’s Son [Kaluri poeg]
    1948
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • The Great Mary and the Little Peter [Suurt Marit ja Pisikest Peetrit]
    Konstantin Türnpu Prize, 1940
    1929/1939
    mixed choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: Mixed choir Raudam, conductor Karl Leinus; March 5, 1939, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • The Flag Song of Tsirguliina Mixed Choir [Tsirgukeste lipulaul]
    Dedicated to 15th anniversary of Tsirguliina mixed choir Tsirgukesed
    1938?
    mixed choir
    Text: E. Ragal
  • The Singer [Laulik]
    1936?
    2'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir or children’s choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: The 4th Male Singing Day in Tartumaa 1936
    CD „Looda ja armasta“, Kammerkoor Solare (2012); Chamber Choir Solare, conductors Elo Üleoja and Keio Soomelt
  • The Song of Hedgehog’s Eyes and of Squirrel’s Nose [Laul siili silmadest ja orava nõnast]
    arranged for mixed choir by Tuudur Vettik
    1936?
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • Cagebird [Puurilind]
    1935?
    mixed choir
    Text: Ernst Enno
  • The Crow, Pious Bird [Vares vaga linnukene]
    1935
    female choir or mixed choir or male choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: (presumable fp.) Songfest in Tartumaa, 1935
  • In the Summer Night [Suveööl]
    1932?
    3'
    female choir or mixed choir (arranged by Tuudur Vettik) or male choir
    Text: Anna Haava
    Fp: November 10, 1939
    CD „Laulusild”/„Bridge of song” / TAN, TAM (1998); Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia Naiskoor [Female Choir of Estonian Academy of Sciences], conductor Merike Toro
    CD „Eesti Koorijuhtide Naiskoor” [Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors], Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors (1998); Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors, conductor Ants Sööt
  • The Magician [Imetegija]
    1930/1932
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • Forgetfulness [Unustus]
    1930
    3'
    mixed choir or female choir
    Text: Anna Haava
    Manuscript
  • If There Is Not [Kui ei ole]
    1924
    mixed choir
    Text: Eduard Wöhrmann
    Manuscript
  • Fall Asleep [Uinu]
    dedicated to author's father, Enn Oja
    mixed choir
    Manuscript
  • I Love You, Homeland [Armastan sind, kodumaa]
    mixed choir
    Text: H. Riistan
  • Memoir [Mälestus]
    The work is not preserved
    mixed choir
  • Night Herding [Õitsi, õitsi]
    1'
    mixed choir
  • The Cuckoo is Calling [Kägu kukub]
    1'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • The Weaving Song [Kangakudumise laul]
    1'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore
    CD „ESTO – 96: ülemaailmsed Eesti Kultuuripäevad” [ESTO – 96: World’s Estonian Culture Days], Forte (1996)
    Manuscript

Works for female choir a cappella

  • The Singer [Laulik]
    1936?
    2'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir or children’s choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: The 4th Male Singing Day in Tartumaa 1936
    CD „Looda ja armasta“, Kammerkoor Solare (2012); Chamber Choir Solare, conductors Elo Üleoja and Keio Soomelt
  • Adam Had Seven Sons [Aadamal oli seitse poega]
    1935
    female choir or children’s choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
  • The Crow, Pious Bird [Vares vaga linnukene]
    1935
    female choir or mixed choir or male choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: (presumable fp.) Songfest in Tartumaa, 1935
  • You and Me [Sina ja mina]
    1932/1934?
    female choir (1932) or male choir (1934?)
    Text: Juhan Liiv
  • Grey Song [Hall laul]
    1933
    2'
    female choir
    Text: Ernst Enno
    Fp: (presumable fp.) Song Fest in Kaarepere, 1933
  • In the Summer Night [Suveööl]
    1932?
    3'
    female choir or mixed choir (arranged by Tuudur Vettik) or male choir
    Text: Anna Haava
    Fp: November 10, 1939
    CD „Laulusild”/„Bridge of song” / TAN, TAM (1998); Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia Naiskoor [Female Choir of Estonian Academy of Sciences], conductor Merike Toro
    CD „Eesti Koorijuhtide Naiskoor” [Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors], Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors (1998); Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors, conductor Ants Sööt
  • The Magician [Imetegija]
    1932
    female choir
    Text: folklore
  • Forgetfulness [Unustus]
    1930
    3'
    mixed choir or female choir
    Text: Anna Haava
    Manuscript
  • Solitude [Üksildus]
    female choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
  • The Heathflower [Nõmmelill]
    female choir
    Text: Anna Haava
  • The Ice Fern [Jäälill]
    female choir
    Fp: (presumable fp.) Concert of Lembit Verlin's female choir, 1962
  • The Weaving Song [Kangakudumise laul]
    1'
    female choir
    Text: folklore
    CD "Estonian TV Youth Choir", Lasteekraani Muusikastuudio (2009); Estonian Television Youth Choir, conductor Külli Kiivet
    CD „Vivat Academia!”, University of Tartu (1997); Academic Female Choir of Tartu University, conductor Vaike Uibopuu

Works for male choir a cappella

  • The Call of Friendship [Sõpruse hüüd]
    1948
    male choir
    Text: Reet Lee
    Manuscript
  • The Smith-Aldertree [Sepakene, lepakene]
    1948
    male choir
    Text: Karl Eduard Sööt
    Manuscript
  • Waves [Lained]
    1943
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Manuscript
  • The Singer [Laulik]
    1936?
    2'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir or children’s choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: The 4th Male Singing Day in Tartumaa 1936
    CD „Looda ja armasta“, Kammerkoor Solare (2012); Chamber Choir Solare, conductors Elo Üleoja and Keio Soomelt
  • The Crow, Pious Bird [Vares vaga linnukene]
    1935
    female choir or mixed choir or male choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: (presumable fp.) Songfest in Tartumaa, 1935
  • You and Me [Sina ja mina]
    1932/1934?
    female choir (1932) or male choir (1934?)
    Text: Juhan Liiv
  • In the Summer Night [Suveööl]
    1932?
    3'
    female choir or mixed choir (arranged by Tuudur Vettik) or male choir
    Text: Anna Haava
    Fp: November 10, 1939
    CD „Laulusild”/„Bridge of song” / TAN, TAM (1998); Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia Naiskoor [Female Choir of Estonian Academy of Sciences], conductor Merike Toro
    CD „Eesti Koorijuhtide Naiskoor” [Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors], Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors (1998); Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors, conductor Ants Sööt
  • The Magician [Imetegija]
    dedicated to Eduard Tubin 24.12.1930
    1930
    male choir
    Text: folklore
    Manuscript
  • Little Brother’s Misadventure [Väikevelle äpardus]
    male choir
    Text: Karl Eduard Sööt
  • The Motto of Estonian Male Singers ["Eesti Laulumeeste" moto]
    male choir
    Fp: May 23, 2002, Tallinn
  • The Spinning-wheel [Vokiratas]
    Estonian folk tune
    male choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
  • The Weaving Song [Kangakudumise laul]
    1'
    male choir
    Text: folklore

Works for children’s choir a cappella

  • The Singer [Laulik]
    1936?
    2'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir or children’s choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
    Fp: The 4th Male Singing Day in Tartumaa 1936
    CD „Looda ja armasta“, Kammerkoor Solare (2012); Chamber Choir Solare, conductors Elo Üleoja and Keio Soomelt
  • Adam Had Seven Sons [Aadamal oli seitse poega]
    1935
    female choir or children’s choir
    Text: Estonian folklore
  • The Boys to the Row [Poisid ritta]
    children’s choir
  • The Swallow [Piiri, pääri, pääsukene]
    1'
    children’s choir

Works for vocal ensemble

  • We Greet You, Golden Sun [Sind teretame, kuldapäike]
    2 voices
    Text: Anna Haava

Works for solo voice

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Music to plays

  • Music for Eduard Vilde's play „The Battle of Mahtra” [Muusika Eduard Vilde näidendile "Mahtra sõda"]
    arrangement by Rein Ploom
    2. Interlude I
    3. Interlude II
    6. Prelude III

    1946
    wind orchestra
    Manuscript
  • Music for Charles Perrault's play „Puss in Boots” [Muusika Charles Perrault’ näidendile „Saabastega kass”]
    1. Prologue. Humoristic Cats' Dance
    2. Carnival
    2a. Duet (Toma and Michael)
    3. Cat Song
    3a. Song of Jean
    4. Song of Susanne
    5. Cat and Susanne
    6. Dance-march of Kur-mur Tribe
    7. Song a capella
    8a. Fanfares of the King
    8b. March
    9. Song of Cats
    10. -
    11. Aria of the Cat
    12. = 8.
    13. Dance (Pas-de-pane)
    14b. Menuet
    14c. Dance (Polonaise)
    15. Finale I
    16. Cook Boys
    17. Lullaby of Cannibal
    18. -
    19. Metamorphosis: a) Giraffe, b) Lion, c) Mouse
    20. Finale II

    1945
    soloists, vocal ensemble, female choir, boys' choir, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 1021, alto saxophone in Es, 2210, 1+3, piano, strings
    Fp: conductor Linda Saul; April 21, 1946, Estonian State Youth Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Music for William Shakespeare's play „King Lear” [Muusika William Shakespeare’i näidendile "Kuningas Lear"]
    1. Fanfare
    2. Coming Home After a Hunting Trip (Hunting Music)
    3., 4. Tacet
    5. Trumpets of Cornwall
    6. Kent Falls Asleep
    7. Tacet
    8. Trumpets
    9. Prelude and Melodrama
    9a. Storm
    10., 11. Tacet
    12. Festive Music
    13. Afterplay
    14. The Curing-music
    15. Marcia
    16. Fanfares I and II (Trumpets I and II)
    17. Finale

    1945
    symphony orchestra: 1121, 2310, 1+3, piano or harp, strings
    Fp: conductor Linda Saul; December 23, 1945, Estonian State Drama Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Music for Eduard Vilde's play „The Battle of Mahtra” [Muusika Eduard Vilde näidendile "Mahtra sõda"]
    1. Prelude I
    2. Interlude I
    3. Interlude II
    4. Prelude II
    5., 6. Tacet
    7. Epilogue
    1944
    symphony orchestra: 1020, 2210, 1+2, piano, strings
    Fp: conductor Linda Saul; December 30, 1944, Estonian State Youth Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Music for August Kitzberg's play "Air the Tailor and His Lottery" [Muusika August Kitzbergi näidendile "Rätsep Õhk ja tema õnneloos"]
    Act I
    - Prologue
    1. The Opening Song
    2. Air the Artist
    Act II
    3. Air's Dream
    4. Henn's Wooing
    Act III
    5. Concert of the Seven Tailors: I March, II Dust of Sound
    6. Villagers' Fest I: I Neighbour's Tiina. Flatfooted Waltz
    7. Villagers' Fest II: Kaera-Jaan
    8. Song of Sorrow
    8a. Song of Joy
    9. Air’s Love
    10. Finale I
    Act IV
    11. Finale II
    11a. Epilogue

    1943
    soloists, male choir, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 1200, 0210, percussion (1+2), piano, strings
    Libretto: Karl Söödor after a play by August Kitzberg
    Fp: September 21, 1943, Labourers' Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Music for a stage play „In the Backyard” by Oskar Luts [Muusika Oskar Lutsu näidendile "Tagahoovis"]
    the work is not preserved, except "Hooligans' Song"
    1935
    choir, piano
    Fp: September 26, 1935
    Manuscript
  • Music for a stage play „Judith” by Anton Hansen Tammsaare [Muusika Anton Hansen Tammsaare näidendile "Juudit"]
    1935
    Fp: director Viktor Hion; September 25, 1935, Tartu Drama Theater
  • Music for a stage play by Carl August Görner „Little Red-cap” [Muusika Carl August Görneri näidendile „Punamütsike”]
    Wolf´s Dance (piano)
    1934
    Fp: conductor Eduard Oja; October 28, 1934, Tartu Drama Theatre
    Commissioned by: Tartu Drama Theatre
    Manuscript
  • Music for a stage play by Carlo Coldoni „A Servant to Two Masters” [Muusika Carlo Coldoni näidendile „Kahe Isanda teener”]
    (in cooperation with Eugen Kapp)
    Fp: conductor Leo Virkhaus; November 26, 1942, Tartu Drama Theatre

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • Bach-Oja. Prelude and Fugue (B-flat minor) [Bach-Oja. Prelüüd ja fuuga b-moll]
    orchestration of Prelude and Fugue B-Flat minor by J. S. Bach
    1939?
    string orchestra
    Fp: Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu, conductor Eduard Oja; May 2, 1939
  • Marcia Funebre (Ludwig van beethoven) [Marcia Funebre (Ludwig van Beethoven)]
    orchestration by Eduard Oja after Ludwig van Beethoven
    1929
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4200, 1, strings
    Manuscript