Arvo Pärt

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • La Sindone
    Dedicated to Enzo Restagno
    2005/2015
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 0000, 0110, 1+4, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; February 15, 2006, Turin Cathedral, festival Settembre Musica Torino
    Commissioned by: Festival “Settembre Musica” on the occasion of the Torino Olympic Winter Games 2006
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Swansong
    Littlemore Tractus
    2013
    6'
    symphony orchestra: 2332, 4230, 1+2, harp, strings
    Fp: Wiener Philharmoniker, conductor Marc Minkowski; January 29, 2014, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Mozartwoche
    Commissioned by: Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • In spe
    2010
    9'
    wind quintet, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1000, strings
    Fp: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 9, 2010, BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Reuss; February 10, 2012, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Vale of Glamorgan Festival
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Symphony No. 4 "Los Angeles"
    Dedicated to Mikhail Khodorkovsky
    1. Con sublimata – Marcando con maesta – Pacato
    2. Affannoso – Un poco piu affannato
    3. Insistentemente – Con intimo sentimento – Deciso
    2008
    32'
    symphony orchestra: 0000, 0000, percussion, harp, strings
    Fp: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducotor Esa-Pekka Salonen; January 10, 2009, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
    FpEst: Nargen Festival Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; February 20, 2010, St. Nicholas's Church, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Symphony No. 4", ECM (2010); Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
    CD „Arvo Pärt. The Symphonies“, ECM (2018); NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Symphony No. 3 [Sümfoonia nr. 3]
    Dedicated to Neeme Järvi
    1971
    21´
    symphony orchestra: 3343, 4441, 1+3, celesta, strings
    Fp: Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; September 21, 1972, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall (premiere on the radio: March 2, 1972)
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, BIS (1989); Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Tabula rasa”, Deutsche Grammophon (1999); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Tabula rasa”, Naxos (1999); Ulster Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa
    CD “Summa”, Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “100 Years of Estonian Symphony”, Estonian Record Productions (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD "Cantique", Sony Music Entertainment (2010); Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tabula rasa. Fratres. Symphony No. 3", Deutsche Grammophone (2012); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    LP "Arvo Pärt. Tabula rasa. Fratres. Symphony No. 3", Deutsche Grammophone (2017); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. The Symphonies“, ECM (2018); NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Edition Peters
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 2
    3 movements
    1966
    14´
    symphony orchestra: 3343, 6440, percussion (1+3), harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; October 13, 1967, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall (premiere on the radio: April 7, 1967)
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, BIS (1989); Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Pro & contra. Arvo Pärt”, Virgin classics (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. The Symphonies“, ECM (2018); NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript
  • Musica syllabica, Op. 12
    dedicated to Eri Klas
    1964
    symphony orchestra: 1111, 0110, vibraphone, piano, electric guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello)
    Manuscript
  • Perpetuum mobile, Op. 10
    symphonic poem-prelude, dedicated to Luigi Nono
    1963
    5´-6´
    symphony orchestra: 3343, 4431, percussion, strings
    Fp: Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; December 13, 1963, Tallinn
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, BIS (1989); Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Pro & contra. Arvo Pärt”, Virgin classics (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 1 “Polyphonic”, Op. 9 [Sümfoonia nr. 1 “Polüfooniline” op. 9]
    dedicated to Heino Eller
    1. Canons
    2. Prelude and Fugue
    1963
    16´
    symphony orchestra: 1111, 2110, 1+3, strings
    Fp: Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; February 7, 1964, Tallinn
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, BIS (1989); Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Searching for roots”, Virgin Classics (1997); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Pro & contra. Arvo Pärt”, Virgin classics (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. The Symphonies“, ECM (2018); NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript
  • Necrology, Op. 5 [Nekroloog op. 5]
    1960
    10´
    symphony orchestra: 2233, 4431, percussion (1+2), piano, strings
    Fp: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roman Matsov; March 1961, Moscow, Russia (premiere on the radio: January 24, 1961)
    FpEst: Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; October 7, 1966, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD “Searching for roots”, Virgin Classics (1997); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: M. P. Belaieff
    Manuscript

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte… (If Bach Would Have Been a Beekeeper…) [Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte… (Kui Bach oleks mesilasi pidanud…)]
    1984/2019
    6´-7´
    wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn), percussion (1 player), piano, string orchestra
    Fp: Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert, conductor Peter Burwik; April 28, 1984, Saalbau Witten, Festsaal, Witten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. First performance of new version: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, conductor Paavo Järvi; October 2, 2019, Tonhalle Maag, Zürich, Switzerland
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Sequentia
    Dedicated to Robert Wilson
    2015
    5'
    chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; May 12, 2015, Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn, concert-performance "Adam's Passion"
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Silhouette
    Hommage à Gustave Eiffel
    2009
    7'
    string orchestra, percussion (3 players)
    Fp: Orchestre de Paris, conductor Paavo Järvi; November 4, 2010, Salle Pleyel, Paris
    FpEst: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; December 4, 2010, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Orchestre de Paris
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • These Words...
    2008
    10-15'
    chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; May 22, 2008, Radiohusets Concert Hall, Copenhagen
    Commissioned by: Léonie Sonning Music Foundation
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1991
    10´
    chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: 1983, Stockholm
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Summa”, BIS (1997); Tapiola Sinfonietta, Juho Vartiainen (percussion), conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Antal Eisrich (percussion), Miklós Kovács (percussion), conductor Tamás Benedek
    CD "Summa", Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, cond. P. Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 1977/1980

    campane (in A), harp (ad libitum), string orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; April 7, 1977, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD “Tabula rasa”, ECM New Series (1984); Staatsorchester Stuttgart, conductor Dennis Russel Davies
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, EMI Records (1994); Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Studt
    CD “Summa”, BIS (1997); Tapiola Sinfonietta, Juho Vartiainen (percussion), conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    CD “Summa”, Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Antal Eisrich (percussion), conductor Tamás Benedek
    CD "Dimitri Chostakovitch. Arvo Pärt. Jaan Rääts. Orient - Occident", Indesens Record (2015); Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, conductor Nicolas Chalvin
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Staatsorchester Stuttgart, conductor Dennis Russel Davies
    CD "Baltic Sea Voyage", Naïve (2015); Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Collage on Theme B-A-C-H [Kollaaž teemal B-A-C-H]
    1. Toccata. Precico
    2. Sarabande. Lento
    3. Ricercar. Deciso
    1964

    chamber orchestra: oboe, harpsichord, piano, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; November 4, 1964, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Summa”, BIS (1997); Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    CD “Pro & contra. Arvo Pärt”, Virgin classics (2004), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Ulster Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript

Works for string orchestra

  • Greater Antiphons
    Dedicated to Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    1988/2015
    15'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Gustavo Dudamel; May 28, 2016, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 2, 2016, Tallinn St. John's Church, Arvo Pärd Days
    Commissioned by: Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2006
    6'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen; November 11, 2006, Tallinn Dome Church
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Für Lennart in memoriam [For Lennart]
    Written for the funeral of former Estonian President Lennart Meri
    2006

    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; March 26, 2006, Tallinn St Charles´s Church, funeral service of Estonian President Lennart Meri
    CD "In principio", ECM (2009); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Orient & Occident
    2000

    string orchestra
    Fp: Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Saulius Sondeckis; September 30, 2000, Kammermusiksaal Berlin, Berliner Festspiele
    Commissioned by: Berliner Festspiele 2000
    CD "Dimitri Chostakovitch. Arvo Pärt. Jaan Rääts. Orient - Occident", Indesens Record (2015); Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, conductor Nicolas Chalvin
    CD “Orient Occident”, ECM New Series (2002); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Psalom
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    1985/1995
    4´-7´
    string orchestra
    CD “Litany”, ECM New Series (1996); Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Saulius Sondeckis
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Trisagion
    Originally titled “Introductory Prayers”. Dedicated To The Parish Of Prophet Elias In Ilomantsi On The Occasion Of Its 500th Anniversary
    1992/1994
    12´
    string orchestra
    Fp: Ensemble XXI, conductor Lygia O’Riordan; July 18, 1992, Ilomantsi, Finland
    CD “Litany”, ECM New Series (1996); Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Saulius Sondeckis
    CD “Summa”, Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Saulius Sondeckis
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Silouan's Song (“My soul yearns after the Lord…”)
    1991
    5´-6´
    string orchestra
    Fp: Siljan Chamber Orchestra, conductor Karl-Ove Mannberg; July 4, 1991, Rättvik, Sweden
    Commissioned by: Concerts Sweden
    CD “Te Deum”, ECM New Series 1505 (1993); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “The Heino Eller school”, Finlandia Records (1998); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “Summa”, Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1991
    5´-6´
    string orchestra
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, EMI Records (1994); Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Studt
    CD “Summa”, BIS (1997); Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, conductor Tamás Benedek
    CD "Summa", Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, cond. P. Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Festina lente
    Dedicated to Manfred Eicher
    1988/1990
    6´-9´
    string orchestra, harp (ad lib)
    Fp: Bonn Beethoven Hall Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies; June 26, 1988, Bonn, Germany
    CD “Miserere”, ECM New Series (1991); Orchester der Beethovenhalle, conductor Dennis Russel Davies CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Summa”, BIS (1997); Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    CD “Summa”, Virgin Classics (2002); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Studt
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Orchester der Beethovenhalle, conductor Dennis Russel Davies
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for wind orchestra

  • Fratres
    Johannes Stert's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2004
    10´
    brass orchestra
    Fp: Orchesterverein Hilgen, conductor Johannes Stert; December 12, 2004, Hilgen, Germany
    Publisher: Universal Edition

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

  • Passacaglia
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2003
    2007
    5'
    1 or 2 violins, vibraphone (ad lib), string orchestra
    Fp: Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica, conductor Gidon Kremer; June 4, 2007, Ludwigskirche, Saarbrücken, Germany
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Mullova. Järvi“, Onyx (2018); Viktoria Mullova (violin), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for trumpet and orchestra

  • Concerto piccolo über B-A-C-H [Concerto piccolo on B-A-C-H]
    Work is based on "Collage on B-A-C-H"
    1. Preciso
    2. Lento
    3. Deciso
    1964/1994

    solo trumpet, chamber orchestra: cembalo, piano, strings
    Fp: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; October 23, 1994, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Commissioned by: Håkan Hardenberger
    CD “Trumpet concertos”, BIS (2002); Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD "Dimitri Chostakovitch. Arvo Pärt. Jaan Rääts. Orient - Occident", Indesens Record (2015); Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Roustem Saitkoulov (piano), Eric Aubier (trumpet), conductor Nicolas Chalvin
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski

Works for trombone and orchestra

  • An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1976
    1995
    7´-8´
    solo trombone, chamber orchestra: 0020, 1000, strings
    Fp: Christian Lindberg (trombone), The Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ponkin; November 19, 1995, Stockholm, Sweden
    CD "Fratres. Pärt. Bach", BIS (2018); Jörgen van Rijen (trombone), Camerata RCO
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Christian Lindberg's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1993
    11´
    solo trombone, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    CD "Fratres. Pärt. Bach", BIS (2018); Jörgen van Rijen (trombone), Camerata RCO
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Darf ich…
    1995/1999

    solo violin, string orchestra, bell (ad lib)
    Fp: Edna Michell (violin), Camerata Lysy, conductor Yehudi Menuhin; August 8, 1995, Menuhin Music Festival, Gstaad, Switzerland; Fp (rev. vers): Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica, conductor Michael Fendre; July 3, 1999, Herz Jesu Kirche, Graz, Austria
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Mullova. Järvi“, Onyx (2018); Viktoria Mullova (violin), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD “Silencio”, Nonesuch Records (2000); Gidon Kremer (violin), Andrei Pushkarev (bells), Kremerata Baltica
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1992
    11´
    solo violin, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: 1993, Perth, Austraalia
    CD “Fratres”, HNH International, Naxos (1997); Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Béla Nagy (violin), Antal Eisrich (percussion), Miklós Kovács (percussion), conductor Tamás Benedek
    CD “Tabula rasa”, Deutsche Grammophon (1999); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gil Shaham (violin), Roger Carlsson (percussion), conductor Neeme Järvi
    LP „Arvo Pärt. Tabula rasa. Fratres. Symphony No. 3“, Deutsche Grammophon (2012); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gil Shaham (violin), Roger Carlsson (percussion), conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD "Pas de deux", Mercury Classics, Universal (2015); Mari Samuelsen (violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Clark Rundell
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    LP „Arvo Pärt. Tabula rasa. Fratres. Symphony No. 3“, Deutsche Grammophon (2017); Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gil Shaham (violin), Roger Carlsson (percussion), conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Mullova. Järvi“, Onyx (2018); Viktoria Mullova (violin), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for viola and orchestra

  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2008
    11'
    solo viola, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: Ida Speyer Grøn (viola), conductor Morten Ryelund; November 15, 2008, Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark
    CD "William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt", Sony (2017); Nils Mönkemeyer (viola), Bamberger Symphoniker, conductor Markus Poschner
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for cello and orchestra

  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1995
    11´
    solo cello, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: France Springuel (cello), I Fiamminghi, conductor Rudolf Werthen; December 9, 2001, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Pro et contra
    cello concerto, dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich
    1. Maestoso
    2. Largo
    3. Allegro
    1966

    cello, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1110, alto saxophone, percussion (1+2), piano, strings
    Fp: Toomas Velmet (cello), Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; November 3, 1967, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall (premiere on the radio: October 6, 19679
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, BIS (1989); Frans Helmerson (cello), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Pro & contra. Arvo Pärt”, Virgin classics (2004); Truls Mørk (cello), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Frans Helmerson (cello), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre 90“, ERR, EMTA (2009); Toomas Velmet (cello), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Truls Mørk (ćello), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Timeless Light“, BIS (2017); Allar Kaasik (cello), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
    LP "Contra aut pro?", ERP (2017); Toomas Velmet (cello), Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript

Works for piano and orchestra

  • Lamentate
    Homage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture “Marsyas”
    2003
    35´-40´
    solo piano, symphony orchestra: 3222, 4220, timpani, percussion, strings
    Fp: Hélène Grimaud (piano), London Sinfonietta, conductor Alexander Briger; February 7, 2003, art gallery Tate Modern, London
    FpEst: Momo Kodama (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; January 29, 2004, Tallinn St Nicholas´ Church
    Commissioned by: series of live events "Tate and Egg Live"
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Alexei Lubimov (piano), SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrey Boreyko
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano), Nedtherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, conductor JoAnn Falletta
    CD “Lamentate”, ECM New Series (2005); Alexei Lubimov (piano), SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrey Boreyko
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for guitar and orchestra

  • Fratres
    Manuel Barrueco's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2000
    11´
    solo guitar, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: Manuel Barrueco (guitar), Galicia Symphony Orchestra; November 2, 2000, La Coruña, Spain
    CD “Concierto Barroco”, Koch Int'l Classics (2005); Manuel Barrueco (guitar), Galicia Symphony Orchestra
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • Pari intervallo
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    1976/1995

    clarinet, trombone, string orchestra
    Fp: Christian Lindberg (trombone), The Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ponkin; November 1, 1995, Stockholm, Sweden
    Commissioned by: Australian Chamber Orchestra
    CD "Fratres. Pärt. Bach", BIS (2018); Jörgen van Rijes (trombone), Camerata RCO
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Tabula rasa
    double concerto, written for Tatjana Grindenko, Gidon Kremer and Eri Klas
    1. Ludus (Game)
    2. Silentium (Silence)

    1977
    27´
    two violins, prepared piano, string orchestra
    Fp: Gidon Kremer (violin), Tatjana Grindenko (violin), Alfred Schnittke (piano), Theatre "Estonia" Chamber Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; September 30, 1977, Tallinn
    CD “Tabula rasa”, ECM New Series (1984); Gidon Kremer (violin), Tatjana Grindenko (violin), Alfred Schnittke (piano), Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Saulius Sondeckis
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, EMI Records (1994); Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Tasmin Little (violin), Richard Studt (violin), Robert Aldwinckle (piano), conductor Richard Studt
    CD “Summa”, BIS (1997); Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jan Söderblom (violin), Tero Latvala (violin), Jouko Laivuori (piano), conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    CD “Tabula rasa”, Deutsche Grammophon (1999); Adele Anthony (violin), Gil Shaham (violin), Erik Risberg (prepared piano), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Tabula rasa”, Naxos (1999); Ulster Orchestra, Lesley Hatfield (violin), Rebecca Hirsch (violin), conductor Takuo Yuasa
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tabula rasa. Fratres. Symphony No. 3", Deutsche Grammophone (2012); Adele Anthony (violin), Gil Shaham (violin), Erik Risberg (prepared piano), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    LP "Arvo Pärt. Tabula rasa. Fratres. Symphony No. 3", Deutsche Grammophone (2017); Adele Anthony (violin), Gil Shaham (violin), Erik Risberg (prepared piano), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Mullova. Järvi“, Onyx (2018); Viktoria Mullova (violin), Florian Donderer (violin), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Tabula rasa
    Version of the piece of the same name for two violins, prepared piano and string orchestra written in 1977
    1. Ludus
    2. Silentium
    1977
    27´
    solo violin, solo viola, prepared piano, string orchestra
    Publisher: Universal Edition

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    2011
    10'
    alto saxophone (or tenor saxophone), piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    Hermann Conen's arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1977
    2011
    2 guitars
    Fp: Lieske Spindler Guitars; November 16, 2012, Bergisch Gladbach
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    2009
    10'
    bassoon, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Pari intervallo
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    1976/2008
    2 pianos or in four hands
    Fp: Manon Hutton-DeWys, Evi Jundt; February 2, 2009, Mannes College of Music, New York, Keys to the Future Festival
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Hymn to a Great City [Hymn to a Great City [Hümn suurele linnale]]
    1984/2004

    2 pianos
    Fp: Joel Sachs (piano), Cheryl Seltzer (piano); March 10, 1984, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York; Fp: (rev. version) Johannes and Eduard Kutrowatz; July 15, 2005, Lockenhaus Church, Lockenhaus, Austria
    FpEst: Mati Mikalai (piano), Kai Ratassepp (piano); April 7, 2003, Estonian Academy of Music, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Lars Anders Tomter's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2003
    11´
    viola, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Passacaglia
    2003

    violin, piano
    Fp: Hannover International Violin Competition, October 11, 2003, Hannover, Germany
    Commissioned by: Hannover International Violin Competition 2003
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Ursula Schoch (violin), Marcel Worms (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Dietmar Schwalke's setting of the piece of the same nema written in 1977
    1989
    11´
    cello, piano
    Fp: Dietmar Schwalke (cello), Nerine Barrett (piano); July 30, 1989, Hitzacker, Germany
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Tibor Párkányi (cello), Sándor Falvai (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1980
    11´
    violin, piano
    Fp: Gidon Kremer (violin), Elena Kremer (piano); August 17, 1980, Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria
    Commissioned by: Salzburger Festspiele 1980
    CD “Tabula rasa”, ECM New Series (1984); Gidon Kremer (violin), Keith Jarrett (piano)
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Vadim Gluzman (violin), Angela Yoffe (piano)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Gidon Kremer (violin), Keith Jarrett (piano)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Ursula Schoch (violin), Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD "Baltic & beyond", Delos (2017); Piet Koornhof (violin), Thomas Hecht (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Dedicated to Vladimir Spivakov
    1978
    10´
    violin, piano
    Fp: Vladimir Spivakov (violin); December 27, 1978, Moscow Conservatoire, Russia
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Mullova. Järvi“, Onyx (2018); Viktoria Mullova (violin), Liam Dunachie (piano)
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Ursula Schoch (violin), Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD „Klassikaraadio Comes to Visit!“, ERR (2015); Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Jakob Teppo (piano)
    CD "Echos of time", Deutsche Grammophon (2011); Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Hélène Grimaud (piano)
    CD “Estnische Violinmusik. Estonian violin music. Eesti viiulimuusika”, Eres (1997); Urmas Vulp (violin), Vardo Rumessen (piano)
    CD “Alina”, ECM New Series (1999); Vladimir Spivakov (violin), Sergej Bezrodny (piano)
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano)
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Vadim Gluzman (violin), Angela Yoffe (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10´
    viola, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10´
    cello, piano
    CD “Alina”, ECM New Series (1999); Dietemar Schwalke (cello), Alexander Malter (piano)
    CD “In croce. Russiche Kammermusik. Russian chamber music. Musique de chambre Russe”, Koch International (1991); David Geringas (cello), Tatjana Schayz (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10´
    clarinet, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10´
    horn, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10´
    double-bass, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10'
    alto flute, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10'
    oboe, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel [Mirror in the mirror]
    Version of the piece of the same name for violin and piano written in 1978
    1978
    10'
    English horn, piano
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Trios

  • Scala cromatica
    Trio piccolo
    2007
    2'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Vienna Piano Trio: Wolfgang Redik (violin), Matthias Gredler (cello), Stefan Mendl (piano); November 29, 2007, Musikverein, Steinerner Saal, Vienna
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Mozart-Adagio
    1992/1997/2005

    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Jamie Laredo (violin), Sharon Robinson (cello), Joseph Kalichstein (piano); September 6, 1992, Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, Finland
    CD "Solitaires", Deutschlandradio, Avi-Service for music (2016); Boulanger Trio
    CD “New Arts Trio in Recital at Chautauqua”, Fleur de Son (2003); The New Arts Trio
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Quartets

  • Fratres
    Version of the piece written in 1977
    1977/2015
    10'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Saxophone Quartet ALEA; September 14, 2015, Chiesa della Santa Croce, Torgiano, Italy
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Pari intervallo [Pari intervallo]
    1976/2015
    6'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Saxophone Quartet ALEA; September 14, 2015, Chiesa della Santa Croce, Torgiano, Italy
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Solfeggio
    Version of the piece written in 1963
    1963/2015
    6'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Saxophone quartet ALEA; September 14, 2015, hiesa della Santa Croce, Torgiano, Italy
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    2004/2010
    6'
    8 (or 4) cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; August 29, 2010, Rakvere Church, Estonia
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Solfeggio
    Version of the piece written in 1963
    1963/2010
    8 or 4 cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; November 5, 2011, Schinkel-Kirche, Neuhardenberg, Germany
    Publisher: Universl Edition
  • Summa
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1977
    2010
    guitar quartet
    Fp: Dublin Guitar Quartet; July 22.07.2011, Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Summa
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1977
    2010
    8 (4) cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; August 29, 2010, Rakvere Church, Estonia
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1977
    2009
    saxophone quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    Sylvia Corinna Rosin's and Irmhild Beutler's setting of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2007
    6'
    recorder quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Vambola Krigul's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2006
    11'
    percussion (4 players)
    Fp: PaukenfEst Ensemble; May 9, 2006, Tallinn
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    Sylvia C. Rosin's and Irmhild Beutler's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2005
    5´-6´
    4 recorders
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1990
    5´-6´
    violin, 2 violas, cello
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1982
    10´
    4/8/12 cellos
    Fp: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; September 18, 1982, Berlin Philharmony, Germany
    Commissioned by: Berliner Festwochen 1982
    CD “Tabula rasa”, ECM New Series (1984); The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Pari intervallo
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    1976/1980

    4 recorders
    Fp: 1988, Amsterdam
    CD “Spektren”, Animato (2004); Quartetto con Affetto
    CD “Above and Beyond”, Los Angeles Flute Quartet (2005); Los Angeles Flute Quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Pari intervallo
    one version of the pieces with the same name, in memory of Maximilian Kuhlberg
    1976
    quartet ad libitum
    Manuscript

String quartets

  • Solfeggio
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1963
    1963/2008
    5'
    string quartet
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); NYYD Quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2006
    6'
    string quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Psalom
    One version of the pieces of the same name.
    1985/1991/1993
    2´30´´-5´
    string quartet
    Fp: Arditti String Quartet; November 18, 1991, Vienna Konzerthaus, Austria
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); NYYD Quartet
    CD “From Vienna”, Auvidis Montaigne (1995); Arditti String Quartet
    CD “Early music: lachryma antiqua”, Nonesuch Records (1997); Kronos Quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1991
    5´-6´
    string quartet
    CD “The Last Sleep of the Virgin”, Virgin Classics (1994); The Chilingirian Quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1989
    10´
    string quartet
    Fp: 1986, London
    CD “The Last Sleep of the Virgin”, Virgin Classics (1994); The Chilingirian Quartet
    CD “Released: 1985-1995. Unreleased”, Nonesuch (1995); Kronos Quartet
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Tallinn String Quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Quintets

  • Fratres
    Peter Thalheimer's arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1977
    2009
    10'
    3 recorders, percussion (claves, bass drum), cello
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres (Brothers) [Fratres (Vennad)]
    variations for chamber ensemble, to ensemble Hortus Musicus
    1977
    10'
    chamber ensemble (5 players, without fixed instrumentation)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 29, 1977, Riga
    Manuscript

Wind quintets

  • Quintettino, Op. 13 [Kvintetiino op. 13]
    dedicated to quintet players: Samuel Saulus, Herman Talmre, Roland Kriit, Eugen Saanpere, Uve Uustalu
    1. Schnell
    2. Langsam
    3. Mäßig
    1964

    wind quintet
    Fp: Wind quintet of the Estonian Philharmonics; 1964, Tallinn
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet: Michael Hasel (flute), Andreas Wittmann (oboe), Walter Seyfarth (clarinet), Fergus McWilliam (horn), Henning Trog (bassoon)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
    Manuscript

Septets

  • Arbos
    dedicated to Andres Mustonen
    1977

    7 (8) recorders, 3 triangles or drum (ad lib)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 29, 1977, Riga
    CD “Light”, CCn'C Records 01512 (2001); Hortus Musicus, conductor Andres Mustonen
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Nunc dimittis
    Andreas Van Zoelen's setting of the piece written in 2001
    2016
    7'
    9 saxophones (soprano saxophone, 4 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 2 baritone saxophones)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Silouan's Song
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1991
    2012
    7'
    8 cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; September 29, 2012, Hexham, Hexham Abbey Festival, Great Britain
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    2004/2010
    6'
    8 (or 4) cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; August 29, 2010, Rakvere Church, Estonia
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Missa brevis
    1. Kyrie
    2. Sanctus
    3. Agnus Dei

    2009/2010
    9'
    8 cellos
    Fp: Cello Ovtet Amsterdam; August 29, 2010, Rakvere Chruch
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Solfeggio
    Version of the piece written in 1963
    1963/2010
    8 or 4 cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; November 5, 2011, Schinkel-Kirche, Neuhardenberg, Germany
    Publisher: Universl Edition
  • Summa
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 1977
    2010
    8 (4) cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Amsterdam; August 29, 2010, Rakvere Church, Estonia
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Missa brevis
    Dedicated to the city of Berlin and 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. Kyrie
    2. Sanctus
    3. Agnus Dei
    2009
    12 cellos
    Fp: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; February 17, 2010, Berlin Konzerthaus
    Commissioned by: Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • O-Antiphonen
    version of Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen
    1988/2008
    15'
    8 cellos
    Fp: Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico; October 21, 2008, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
    Commissioned by: Conjunto Ibérico
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2007
    10´
    ensemble: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion (1 player), 2 violins, viola, cello, double-bass
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Arbos
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    2001

    4 trumpets, 4 trombones, percussion
    CD “Arbos”, ECM New Series 1325 (1987); Brass Ensemble Staatsorchester Stuttgart, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Mein Weg
    1989/1999/2000

    6 violins, 2 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double-basses, percussion
    Fp: Arco Musicale, conductor Michael Fendre; July 2, 1999, Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD "In principio", ECM (2009); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Beat Brinner's setting of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1990
    10´
    wind octet: 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns; percussion (1 player)
    CD “Fratres”, Naxos (1997); József Erös (oboe), Béla Horváth (oboe), Géza Bánhegyi, (clarinet), László Kiss Gy (clarinet), Károly Ambrus (horn), Antal Szuromi (horn), István Hartenstein (bassoon), László Hunyadi (bassoon), Antal Eisrich (percussion), Miklós Kovács (percussion)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977
    1982
    10´
    4/8/12 cellos
    Fp: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; September 18, 1982, Berlin Philharmony, Germany
    Commissioned by: Berliner Festwochen 1982
    CD “Tabula rasa”, ECM New Series (1984); The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Arbos
    dedicated to Andres Mustonen
    1977

    7 (8) recorders, 3 triangles or drum (ad lib)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 29, 1977, Riga
    CD “Light”, CCn'C Records 01512 (2001); Hortus Musicus, conductor Andres Mustonen
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte… (If Bach Would Have Been a Beekeeper…) [Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte… (Kui Bach oleks mesilasi pidanud…)]
    concertino on theme B-A-C-H
    1976
    5'
    cembalo, instrumental ensemble, tape recorder, bass guitar or double bass
    Fp: October 27, 1976, Hortus Musicus
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for flute

  • Estländler
    2006
    1'
    flute
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for piano

  • Ukuaru Waltz [Ukuaru valss]
    1973/2010
    2'
    piano
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Für Anna Maria
    2006
    1´-1´15´´
    piano
    Fp: Arvo Pärt (piano); August 4, 2006, Omari küün, Naissaare island, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Arvo Pärt wrote this piano piece for the 10th birthday of Estonian girl Anna Maria
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Variations For The Healing Of Arinushka [Variatsioonid Ariinuška tervenemise puhul]
    1977

    piano
    Fp: Rein Rannap (piano); November 16, 1977, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano)
    CD “Renaissance of Humanity”, Catalyst (1996); Kalle Randalu (piano)
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Alexei Lubimov (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • For Alina [Aliinale]
    1976

    piano
    Fp: October 27, 1976, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD “Alina”, ECM New Series (1999); Alexander Malter (piano)
    CD “Klassikaraadio – 10”, Estonian Radio (2005); Mihkel Poll (piano)
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Alexei Lubimov (piano)
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Alexei Lubimov (piano)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Alexander Malter (piano)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Diagrams, Op. 11 [Diagrammid op. 11]
    1. Calmly
    2. Slowly

    1964

    piano
    Fp: Mart Lille (piano); October 1964, Tartu
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD “Fractured Surfaces”, SoLyd Records (2003); Alexei Lubimov (piano)
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript
  • Sonatina No. 2, Op. 1
    dedicated to professor Bruno Lukk
    1. Allegro energico.
    2. Largo
    3. Allegro
    1959

    piano
    Fp: Bruno Lukk (piano); 1959, Tallinn
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano)
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, Black Box (2004); Stephen de Pledge (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Partita, Op. 2
    1. Toccatina
    2. Fughetta
    3. Larghetto
    4. Ostinato
    1958

    piano
    Fp: Bruno Lukk (piano); February 11, 1959, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall (premiere on the radio: October 5, 1958)
    CD “Estonian piano music”, Finlandia Records (1994); Lauri Väinmaa (piano)
    CD “Bruno Lukk. Piano”, Eesti Klaveriõpetajate Ühing (Estonian Piano Teachers' Association) (1999); Bruno Lukk (piano)
    CD “Fractured Surfaces”, SoLyd Records (2003); Alexei Lubimov (piano)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano)
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD „Northern Lights. Treasury of Estonian piano music“, Estonian Association of Professional Musicians, Estonian Pianists’ Union (2019); Irina Zahharenkova (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Sonatina No. 1, Op. 1
    dedicated to professor Bruno Lukk
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    1958

    piano
    Fp: Vaike Vahi (piano); October 15, 1958, Tallinn Music School
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Piano Music", Naxos (2011); Ralph van Raat (piano)
    CD "Estonian piano music", Estonian Piano Teachers' Society (2009); Bruno Lukk (piano)
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, Black Box (2004); Stephen de Pledge (piano)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript

Works for organ

  • Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler
    1989

    organ
    Fp: Kari Jussila (organ); July 9, 1989, Parainen, Finland
    Commissioned by: Parainen Organ Week 1989
    CD “Trivium”, ECM New Series (1992); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
    CD “Annum per annum”, New Albion Records (1995); Christoph Maria Moosmann (organ)
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Music for Organ”, Nimbus (2001); Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    CD “Tintinnabulum”, Winter & Winter (2001); Lorenzo Ghielmi (organ)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Annum per annum
    Einleitung
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    Coda
    1980

    organ
    Fp: Leo Krämer (organ); October 12, 1980, Speyer, Germany
    Commissioned by: Südwestfunk Baden-Baden for the 900th anniversary of the Speyer Cathedral
    CD “Trivium”, ECM New Series (1992); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
    CD “Estnische Orgellandschaft 2. Eesti väärtorelid. Estonian Organ Landscape”, Eres (1999); Aare-Paul Lattik (organ)
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Pari intervallo
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    1976/1980

    organ
    Fp: Rolf Uusväli (organ); October 27, 1976, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD “Trivium”, ECM New Series 1431 (1992); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
    CD “Annum per annum”, New Albion Records (1995); Christoph Maria Moosmann (organ)
    CD “Contemporary music for organ”, Nimbus Records (1999); Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Music for Organ”, Nimbus (2001); Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Spiegel im Spiegel
    Giovanni Battista Mazza seade (2010)
    1978
    10'
    organ
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Trivium
    1976

    organ
    Fp: Rolf Uusväli (organ); October 27, 1976, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD “Trivium”, ECM New Series (1992); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
    CD “Annum per annum”, New Albion Records (1995); Christoph Maria Moosmann (organ)
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Music for Organ”, Nimbus (2001); Kevin Bowyer (organ)
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski
    Manuscript

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and orchestra

  • Beatus Petronius
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1990
    2011
    5'
    2 mixed choirs, chamber orchestra: 2222, 0000, tubular bells, strings
    Fp: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Torino Vocalensemble, conductor Tito Ceccherini; September 9, 2011, Arturo Toscanini Auditorium, Torino, festival SettembreMusica
    Commissioned by: MITO SettembreMusica
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Statuit ei Dominus
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1990
    2011
    4'
    2 mixed choirs, chamber orchestra: 2222, 0000, strings
    Fp: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Torino Vocalensemble, conductor Tito Ceccherini; September 9, 2011, Arturo Toscanini Auditorium, festival SettembreMusica
    Commissioned by: MITO SettembreMusica
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Prayer. From "Kanon Pokajanen"
    New version of the last part of "Kanon pokajanen"
    2018
    13'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: in Church Slavonic
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 7, 2018, Viljandi St. Paul's Church, Arvo Pärt Days 2018
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Salve Regina
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2001
    2011
    9'
    mixed choir, celesta, string orchestra
    Fp: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Vocalensemble, conductor Tito Ceccherini; September 9, 2011, Arturo Toscanini ASuditorium, Torino, festival SettembreMusica
    Commissioned by: MITO SettembreMusica
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Alleluia-Tropus
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2008
    2010
    3'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: (in Russian)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; June 7, 2010, Hagia Irene Church, Istanbul, Turkey
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Adam's Lament
    2009
    24'
    vocal ensemble, mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: Saint Silvanus
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, ensemble Vox Clamantis, Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; June 7, 2010, Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul, The 38th International İstanbul Music Festival, Turkey
    FpEst: Camerata Salzburg, Eric Ericson Cahmber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 3, 2010, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Arvo Pärt Festival, Nargen Festival
    Commissioned by: Cultural Capital Istanbul 2010 and Cultural Capital Tallinn 2011
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Veni creator
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2006
    2009
    2'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Fp: Cracow Philharmonic Choir, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Cem Mansur; May 22, 2010, Henryk Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic, Poland
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    2004/2008

    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4221, timpani, percussion, strings
    Text: in Latin
    Fp: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Royal Choir of Catalonia, Hespèrion XXI, conductor Jordi Savall; July 1, 2004, Barcelona, Spain. First performance with full instrumentation: Girls´ choir “Ellerhein”, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; April 8, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival (2004 version). Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam, Potsdamer Kantorei, conductor Ud Joffe; April 27, 2008, Erlöserkirche Potsdam (2008 version).
    Commissioned by: Jordi Savall
    CD "In principio", ECM (2009); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Stabat Mater
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1985
    2008
    28'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Fp: Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus, conductor Kristjan Järvi; June 12, 2008, Musikverein Vienna, Wiener Festwochen
    Commissioned by: Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
    CD "Cantique", Sony Music Entertainment (2010); Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, conductor Kristjan Järvi
  • Da pacem Domine
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2006
    6'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; May 18, 2007, Tallinn St. Nicolas’s Church
    Commissioned by: Jordi Savall
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Credo (from Berlin Mass)
    Matzelsdorf version
    1990/2005
    4'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: (in Latin)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • In principio
    To Tõnu Kaljuste
    I In principio erat Verbum
    II Fuit homo missus a Deo
    III Erat lux vera
    IV Quotquot autem acceperunt sum
    V Et Verbum caro factum est
    2003
    25´
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3223, 4341, timpani, percussion, strings
    Text: St John 1, 1-14 (in Latin)
    Fp: chor pro musica graz, Capella Istropolitana, conductor Michael Fendre; May 22, 2003, Herz Jesu Kirche, Graz, Austria
    FpEst: Estonian Philfarmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; August 27, 2003, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Diocese of Graz-Seckau for the program
    CD "In principio", ECM (2009); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Berliner Messe [Berlin Mass]
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Erster Alleluiavers zum Weihnachtsfest (ad lib)
    Zweiter Alleluiavers zum Weihnachtsfest (ad lib)
    Erster Alleluiavers zum Pfingstfest (ad lib)
    Zweiter Alleluiavers zum Pfingstfest (ad lib)
    Veni Sancte Spiritus (ad lib)
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    1990/1991/2002
    25´
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Süddeutsches Vokalensemble, Schloss Werneck Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ulf Klausenitzer; December 18, 1991, Markuskirche Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Te Deum", BR Klassika (2015); Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conductor Peter Dijkstra
    CD “Te Deum”, ECM New Series (1993); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Cantique des degrés
    1999/2002

    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4221, timpani, percussion, strings
    Text: Psalm 121 (120) (in Latin)
    Fp: Chorus of the Opera of Monte Carlo, Philharmonic orchestra of Monte Carlo, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; November 19, 1999, Cathedral of Monte Carlo
    FpEst: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; December 30, 1999, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Caroline, Princess of Hanovre
    CD "Cantique", Sony Music Entertainment (2010); Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, dirigent Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Cecilia, vergine romana
    Dedicated to Myung-Whun Chung and choir and orchestra of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    2000/2002
    17´-19´
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4221, percussion, harp, strings
    Text: Roman Breviary (in Italian)
    Fp: Choir and orchestra of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conductor Myung-Whun Chung; November 19, 2000, Rome, Italy
    FpEst: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; April 7, 2001, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Roman Agency for Preparation for the Holy Year
    CD "In principio", ECM (2009); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Credo (from Berlin Mass)
    1990/2002
    4'
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: liturgical (in Latin)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Litany
    Prayers of St John Chrysostom for each hour of the day and night.
    1994/1996
    25´-30´
    alto or countertenor, 2 tenors, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2110, percussion, strings
    Text: (in English)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble, Choir Oregon Bach festival, Orchestra Oregon Bach Festival, conductor Helmuth Rilling; June 24, 1994, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Commissioned by: 25th Oregon Bach Festival
    CD “Litany”, ECM New Series (1996); Hilliard Ensemble, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Song for the Beloved One [Laul Armastatule]
    cantata-symphony
    1. Prelude
    2. Let Me Feel the Passion of the Lovers
    3. You, Sunbeam
    4. Once Love Saw the Light
    5. Renascence
    6. Postlude
    7. Song for the Beloved One


    1971-1973
    mezzo soprano, baritone, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3233, 4431, percussion (1+4), celesta, strings
    Text: Šotha Rusthaveli
    Manuscript
  • Credo
    1968
    12´
    mixed choir, piano, symphony orchestra: 4234, 4431, percussion, strings
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Estonian Radio Choir, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mart Lille (piano), conductor Neeme Järvi; November 16, 1968, Tallinn, Estonia
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Collage”, CHANDOS (1993); Boris Berman (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD “Credo”, Deutsche Grammophon (2003); Hélène Grimaud (piano), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
    CD "Precious moments in the concert hall", Estonian Radio (2007); Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript

Works for female choir and orchestra

  • L’abbé Agathon
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2008
    15'
    soprano, alto (tenor or baritone), female choir, string orchestra
    Text: (in French)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; November 3, 2008, Richmond, USA
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 2 Lullabies
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2002
    1. Rozhdyestvyenskaya kolїbyelnaya (Christmas Lullaby)
    2. Eesti hällilaul “Kuss-kuss, kallike” (Estonian Lullaby)
    2005
    5'
    1st song: female choir or voice, string orchestra; 2nd song: female choir or 2 voices, string orchestra
    Text: 1st song in Russian, 2nd song in Estonian
    CD "New seasons", Deutsche Grammophon (2015); Girls' choir of the Vilnius Choir-Singing School "Liepaitės", Kremerata Baltica (only "Estonian Lullaby")
    CD „Adam’s Lament“, ECM (2012); Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Rīga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Como cierva sedienta
    Originally titled “Como anhela la cierva”
    5 parts
    1998/2002
    30´
    female choir or soprano, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4230, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
    Text: Psalm 42 and 43 (41-42) (in Spanish)
    Fp: Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; June 16, 2000, Stockholm
    CD “Orient Occident”, ECM New Series (2002); Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helena Olsson (soprano), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • De profundis
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1980
    2008
    male choir, chamber orchestra: 1111, 1110, percussion, strings
    Fp: Neues Kammerorchester Potsdam, Potsdamer Kantorei, conductor Ud Joffe; April 27, 2008, Erlöserkirche Potsdam
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Ein Wallfahrtslied [Pilgrims' Song]
    In memoriam Grigori Kromanov. Version of the piece of the same name written in 1984
    2001

    male choir, string orchestra
    Text: Psalm 121 (120) (in German)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; April 4, 2001, Tallinn Methodist Church, Estonia
    CD "Pilgrim's Song", ERP (2009). Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, Tallinn Sinfonietta, conductor Risto Joost
    CD “Orient Occident”, ECM New Series (2002); Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Te Deum", BR Klassika (2015); Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conductor Peter Dijkstra
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for children's choir and orchestra

  • Our Garden, Op. 3 [Meie aed op. 3]
    cantata
    1. Allegro
    2. Andantino cantabile (Moderato)
    3. Allegro
    4. Moderato

    1959/2003
    10´-15´
    children´s choir (SSA), symphony orchestra: 2032, 4231, 1+3, 2 harps, strings
    Text: Eno Raud
    Fp: Children's choir Ellerhein, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roman Matsov; December 25, 1959, Estonia Consert Hall
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Ellerhein Girls Choir, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Pro & contra. Arvo Pärt”, Virgin classics (2004); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Ellerhein Girls Choir, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and orchestra

  • Dedicated to Alfred Schlee
    1985/1992
    30´
    female choir (SSAA), male choir (TTBB), mixed choir, prepared piano, string orchestra, tape
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Cologne Radio choir and symphony orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies; October 19, 1985, Cologne, Germany
    Commissioned by: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Köln
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Te Deum", BR Klassika (2015); Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conductor Peter Dijkstra
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Te Deum", Membran (2015); Akademisk Orkester, Akademisk Kor Kopenhagen, conductor Nenia Zenana
    CD "Pilgrim's Song", ERP (2009). Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, Tallinn Sinfonietta, conductor Risto Joost
    CD “Te Deum”, Deutsche Grammophon 469 076-2GH (2000); Coro e Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
    CD “Te Deum”, ECM New Series (1993); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and instrument(s)

  • Beatus Petronius
    To 600th anniversary of the Basilica San Petronio Bologna
    1990/1996

    2 mixed choirs, 2 organs
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Umberto Forni (organ), Liuwe Tamminga (organ), Coro di voci bianche di San Petronio, Kuhn Children´s Choir Prague, conductor Sergio Vartolo; March 10, 1990, Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, Italy
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Ene Salumäe (organ), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Beatus”, Virgin Classics (1997); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Ene Salumäe (organ), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Statuit ei Dominus
    1990
    5´-6´
    2 mixed choirs, 2 organs
    Text: in Latin
    Fp: Umberto Forni (organ), Liuwe Tamminga (organ), Coro di voci bianche di San Petronio, Kuhn Children´s Choir Prague, conductor Sergio Vartolo; March 10, 1990, Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, Italy
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Ene Salumäe (organ), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Beatus”, Virgin Classics (1997); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Ene Salumäe (organ), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Alleluia-Tropus
    2008
    3'
    vocal ensemble or mixed choir, 8 cellos (ad lib)
    Text: Orthodox Liturgical Chant - troparion of St. Nicholas (Church Slavonic)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, Cello Octet Amsterdam; December 20, 2008, Bari Cathedral, „Le voci dell’Anima” festival
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Õhtul", Head Ööd, Vend (2013); Chamber choir Head Ööd, Vend, conductor Külli Kiivet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Veni creator
    2006
    3'
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Capella Cathedralis Fulda, Hans-Jürgen Kaiser (organ), conductor Franz-Peter Huber; September 28, 2006, Fulda Cathedral, Germany
    FpEst: Vox Clamantis, Aare-Paul Lattik (organ), conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; December 8, 2006, Tartu St John´s Church
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, Susanne Doll (organ), conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD "Creator spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Credo (from Berlin Mass)
    Matzelsdorf version
    1990/2005
    4'
    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Anthem of St. John the Baptist
    2004

    mixed choir, organ
    Text: St John 1, 29-34 (in English)
    Fp: Choir of St. John´s College Oxford, conductor Duncan Whitmore; March 18, 2004, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin Oxford, United Kingdom
    Commissioned by: St. John Baptist College, Oxford
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Berliner Messe [Berlin Mass]
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Erster Alleluiavers zum Weihnachtsfest (ad lib)
    Zweiter Alleluiavers zum Weihnachtsfest (ad lib)
    Erster Alleluiavers zum Pfingstfest (ad lib)
    Zweiter Alleluiavers zum Pfingstfest (ad lib)
    Veni Sancte Spiritus (ad lib)
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    1990/2002
    25´
    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Commissioned by: Deutscher Katholikentag, Berlin 1990
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Mass. Magnificat. Seven Maginificat Antiphons. De Profundis. The Beatitudes“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, Andrew Lucas (organ), conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Berliner Messe”, Koch International Corp. (1993); Oregon Repertory Singers, Marianne Lewis (organ), conductor Gilbert Seeley
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Berliner Messe. The beatitudes. Annum per annum. Magnificat. Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen. De profundis”, Hyperion (1998); Polyphony, Andrew Lucas (organ), conductor Stephen Layton
  • Salve Regina
    To Dr. Hubert Luthe, Bishop of Essen
    2001/2002
    10´-12´
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: Marian antiphone (in Latin)
    Fp: Essen Catherdral Girls’ Choir, Essener Domsingknaben, Domchor Essen, Jürgen Kursawa (organ); May 21, 2002, Essen Cathedral, Germany
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Beatitudines
    Dedicated to Giovanni Barzaghi and Cappella Musicale del Duomo di Monza
    2001

    mixed choir, organ
    Text: St Matthew 5, 3-12 (in Latin)
    Fp: Cappella Musicale del Duomo di Monza, Matteo Riboldi (organ), conductor Giovanni Barzaghi; June 24, 2002, Church of Saint Peter, Monza, Italy
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Littlemore Tractus
    2000

    mixed choir, organ
    Text: from “Wisdom and Innocence”, sermon preached on 19 February 1843 in Littlemore by John Henry Newman
    Fp: Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conductor Paul Stubbings; February 21, 2001, Littlemore Church, Oxford
    Commissioned by: Reverend Bernhard Schünemann, Vicar of Littlemore, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of John Henry Newman’s birth
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Stephen Layton;
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Cantate Domino canticum novum
    1977/1996

    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), organ
    Text: Psalm 95 (in Latin)
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Beatus”, Virgin Classics (1997); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Ene Salumäe (celesta), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Ene Salumäe (celesta), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Missa syllabica
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    Ite, missa est
    1977/1996
    13´-16´
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: in Latin
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Miserere
    To Paul Hillier and Hilliard Ensemble
    1989/1992
    30´-35´
    soprano, alto/countertenor, 2 tenors, bass, mixed choir, instrumental ensemble (0121, 0110, percussion, organ, electric guitar, bass guitar)
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble, conductor Paul Hillier; June 17, 1989, Rouen, France
    CD “Miserere”, ECM New Series (1991); Hilliard Ensemble: Sarah Leonard (soprano), David James (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Michael George (bass), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Melinda Maxwell (oboe), Roy Jowitt (clarinet), Anthony Pike (bass clarinet), Cathrine Duckett (bassoon), Paul Archibald (trumpet), Donald Manson (trombone), Forbes Hendreson (electric guitar), James Woodrow (bass guitar), Glyn Matthews (percussion), Paul Parker (percussion); Western Wind Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • The Beatitudes
    Dedicated to Hildegard Curth
    1990/1991

    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), organ
    Text: St Matthew 5, 3-12 (in English)
    Fp: Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier; May 25, 1990, Nathanaelkirche, Berlin
    Commissioned by: RIAS, Berliin
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Mass. Magnificat. Seven Maginificat Antiphons. De Profundis. The Beatitudes“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, Andrew Lucas (organ), dirigent Stephen Layton
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Sanctuary”, Virgin Classics (1998); Choir of King`s College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
    CD “Meditation”, SJCR (2005); Choir of St John's College Cambridge, Jonathan Vaughn (organ), conductor David Hill
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten
    Setting by Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (1991)
    1976/1984
    7´-8´
    mixed choir or soloists, organ
    Text: vocalise
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Aarne Talvik (bass), conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Passio (Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem)
    1982
    75´
    tenor, bass; soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed choir, oboe, bassoon, violin, cello, organ
    Text: St John 18, 1-19, 30 (in Latin)
    Fp: Wilfried Vorwold (bass), Heinrich Weber (tenor), Karin Hautermann (soprano), Renate Freyer (alto), Anton Rosner (tenor), Guido Kaiser (bass), Rudolf Joachim Koeckert (violin), Peter Wöpke (cello), Walter Clement (oboe), Achim von Lorne (bassoon), Elmar Schloter (organ), Bavarian Radio Chorus, conductor Gordon Kember; November 27, 1982, Musica Viva, München, Germany
    Commissioned by: Bayerischer Rundfunk
    CD “Passio”, ECM New Series (1988); Hilliard Ensemble, Elizabeth Layton (violin), Melinda Maxwell (oboe), Elisabeth Wilson (cello), Catherine Duckett (bassoon), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Western Wind Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Johannes-Passion”, Finlandia (2000); Jorma Hynninen (bass, Jesus), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor, Pilatus), Tuuli Lindeberg, Teppo Lampela, Jukka Vaari, Hannu Holma (evangelists), Kari Jussila (organ), Jukka Rantamäki (violin), Marja Talka (oboe), Bridget Allaire-Mäki (bassoon), Janne Aalto (cello), Candomino Choir, conductor Tauno Satomaa
    CD “Passio. St John Passion. Arvo Pärt”, Naxos (2003); Tonus Peregrinus: Robert Macdonald (bass, Jesus), Mark Anderson (tenor, Pilate), Rebecca Hickey, Kathryn Oswald, Benjamin Rayfield, Francis Brett (evangelists), Elizabeth Hodson (violin), Geoffrey Coates (oboe), Augusta Harris (cello), Gwyn Parry-Jones (bassoon), Paul Ayres (organ), conductor Antony Pitts
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for male choir and instrument(s)

  • De profundis
    Dedicated to Gottfried von Einem
    1977/1980

    male choir (TTBB), percussion (ad lib), organ
    Text: Psalm 130 (129) (in Latin)
    Fp: Vokalensemble Kassel, conductor Klaus Martin Ziegler; April 25, 1981, Martinskirche, Kassel, Germany
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor and percussion: Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Mass. Magnificat. Seven Maginificat Antiphons. De Profundis. The Beatitudes“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, Andrew Lucas (organ), Chris Guy (percussion), conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Arbos”, ECM New Series (1987); Hilliard Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Albert Bowen (percussion)
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Dan Kennedy (percussion), conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Sanctuary”, Virgin Classics (1998); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for children’s choir and instrument(s)

  • Vater unser
    Dedicated to the Holy Father, Benedict XVI
    2005/2011
    3'
    boy-soprano or children's choir (unison), piano
    Text: (in German)
    Fp: Johannes Forster (soprano), Arvo Pärt (piano); July 11, 2005, Ossiach, Austria
    Commissioned by: “Präsenz Kunst & Buch” and AF-Kulturstiftung on the occasion of 70th birhday of Andreas Felger and his picture cycle “Vater Unser”
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Five Songs for Children, Op. 6
    1. I Am Already Grown-Up (Silvia Kaputikjan)
    2. Glow-worms (Salme Lauren)
    3. Frogs (Salme Lauren)
    4. Ladybird Is Singing (Salme Lauren)
    5. The Doll Doesn’t Have a Name (Arne Jõger)

    1960/1965
    5'
    children´s choir or voice, piano
    Text: Silva Kaputikjan, Salme Lauren, Arne Jõger
    Fp: 1960, Tallinn
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Songs from Childhood“, ERR (2015); Soloists and ensembles of the Radio Children's Singing Studio, Laulustuudio directed by Kadri Hunt and Kaie Tanner
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski; Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Father Frost
    1962
    children's choir, piano
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Songs from Childhood“, ERR (2015); Soloists and ensembles of the Radio Children's Singing Studio, Laulustuudio directed by Kadri Hunt and Kaie Tanner
  • Let the Snow Swish
    1962
    children's choir, piano
    Text: Paul Haavaoks
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Songs from Childhood“, ERR (2015); Soloists and ensembles of the Radio Children's Singing Studio, Laulustuudio directed by Kadri Hunt and Kaie Tanner

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • Vater unser
    Version of the piece with the same name written in 2005
    2013
    3'
    boy soprano or counter tenor, string orchestra
    Text: Matt 6:9-13 (in German)
    Fp: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Australian Chamber Orchestra; October 3, 2013, Wollongong, Australia
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 2 Lullabies
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2002
    1. Rozhdyestvyenskaya kolїbyelnaya (Christmas Lullaby)
    2. Eesti hällilaul “Kuss-kuss, kallike” (Estonian Lullaby)
    2005
    5'
    1st song: female choir or voice, string orchestra; 2nd song: female choir or 2 voices, string orchestra
    Text: 1st song in Russian, 2nd song in EstonianUniversal Edition
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Como anhela la cierva
    5 parts
    1998
    30´
    soprano or female choir, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4230, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
    Text: Psalm 42 and 43 (41-42) (in Spanish)
    Fp: Patricia Rozario (soprano), Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Okko Kamu; February 3, 1999, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
    FpEst: Patricia Rozario (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; March 30, 1999, Vanemuise Concert Hall, Tartu
    Commissioned by: Canary Islands’ Music Festival 1999

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • Vater unser
    Version of the piece with the same name written in 2005
    2013
    boy soprano or countertenor, string quintet
    Text: (in German)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Vater unser
    Version of the piece with the same name written in 2005
    2013
    3'
    boy soprano or counter tenor, string orchestra
    Text: Matt 6:9-13 (in German)
    Fp: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Australian Chamber Orchestra; October 3, 2013, Wollongong, Australia
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Alleluia-Tropus
    2008
    3'
    vocal ensemble or mixed choir, 8 cellos (ad lib)
    Text: Orthodox Liturgical Chant - troparion of St. Nicholas (Church Slavonic)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, Cello Octet Amsterdam; December 20, 2008, Bari Cathedral, „Le voci dell’Anima” festival
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Õhtul", Head Ööd, Vend (2013); Chamber choir Head Ööd, Vend, conductor Külli Kiivet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten
    Setting by Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (1991)
    1976/1984
    7´-8´
    soloists or mixed choir, organ
    Text: vocalise
    CD “Arbos”, ECM New Series (1987); Hilliard Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Vater unser
    Dedicated to the Holy Father, Benedict XVI
    2005/2011
    3'
    boy-soprano or children's choir (unison), piano
    Text: (in German)
    Fp: Johannes Forster (soprano), Arvo Pärt (piano); July 11, 2005, Ossiach, Austria
    Commissioned by: “Präsenz Kunst & Buch” and AF-Kulturstiftung on the occasion of 70th birhday of Andreas Felger and his picture cycle “Vater Unser”
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 2 Lullabies
    1. Rozhdyestvyenskaya kolїbyelnaya (Christmas Lullaby)
    2. Eesti hällilaul “Kuss-kuss, kallike” (Estonian Lullaby)
    2002
    5'
    1st song: voice, piano; 2nd song: 2 voices, piano
    Text: 1st song in Russian, 2nd song in Estonian
    Commissioned by: Jordi Savall for the CD “Ninna Nanna” (Alia Fox 2002)
    CD “Ninna-Nanna”, Alia Vox AV 9826 (2003); Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Hespèrion XXI
    Publisher: Universal Edition

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

  • My Heart's in the Highlands
    2000/2013
    8'
    counter tenor or alto, violin, viola, cello, piano
    Text: Robert Burns “My Heart´s in the Highlands” (in English)
    Fp: Iris Oja (alto), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Harry Traksmann (violin), Laur Eensalu (viola), Leho Karin (cello); May 29, 2014, Phillips Collection, Washington, USA
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 2 Lullabies
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2002
    1. Rozhdyestvyenskaya kolїbyelnaya (Christmas Lullaby)
    2. Eesti hällilaul “Kuss-kuss, kallike” (Estonian Lullaby)
    2002/2010
    voice, 4 violas, 4 cellos
    Fp: Arianna Savall (soprano), Ensemble for New Music of the Parco della Musica; January 23, 2010, auditorium of the Parco della Musica, Rome, The Arvo Pärt festival in Rome
  • Missa syllabica
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    1977/2009
    vocal ensemble (SATB), string quartet
    Fp: Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier; Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, Italy
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Sei gelobt, du Baum
    2007
    2'
    baritone, violin, quinterne, double bass
    Text: Viivi Luik (saksa keeles)
    Fp: Derek Lee Ragin (baritone), Maya Homburger (violin), Peter Croton (quinterne), Barry Guy (bouble bass); February 27, 2009, Willisau, Switzerland
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, Mari Poll (violin), Robert Staak (lute), Taavo Remmel (double bass), conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Credo (from Berlin Mass)
    Matzelsdorf version
    1990/2005
    4'
    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • L’abbé Agathon
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2005
    15´
    soprano, 4 violas, 4 cellos
    Text: (in French)
    Fp: Berit Barfred-Jensen (soprano), Camerata Salzburg, conductor Erwin Ortner; July 10, 2005, Stiftskirche, Ossiach, Austria
    FpEst: Helen Lokuta (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Nargen Opera Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; July 27, 2005, Pärnu Concert Hall, David Oistrakh Festival
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Von Angesicht zu Angesicht
    2005
    4'
    soprano, baritone, clarinet, viola, double bass
    Text: 1. Chr. 13:12 (in Russian)
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Jaanika Kilgi (soprano), Vox Clamantis, Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Heikko Remmel (double bass), Johanna Vahärmägi (viola), conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD “Early music of 3rd millenium”, ERP (2011); Hortus Musicus, Helen Lokuta (soprano), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Dedicated to Barbara Hendricks and Octuor de Violoncelles de Beauvais
    2004
    15´
    soprano, 8 cellos
    Text: (in French)
    Fp: Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Octuor de Violoncelles de Beauvais; May 5, 2004, Beauvais, France
    Commissioned by: Octuor de Violoncelles de Beauvais
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Berliner Messe [Berlin Mass]
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Erster Alleluiavers zum Weihnachtsfest (ad lib)
    Zweiter Alleluiavers zum Weihnachtsfest (ad lib)
    Erster Alleluiavers zum Pfingstfest (ad lib)
    Zweiter Alleluiavers zum Pfingstfest (ad lib)
    Veni Sancte Spiritus (ad lib)
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    1990/2002
    25´
    soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) or mixed choir, organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier; May 24, 1990, St. Hedwig's Cathedral, Catholic Days (Der Deutsche Katholikentag), Berlin
    Commissioned by: Deutscher Katholikentag, Berlin 1990
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Messe, Magnificat Antiphons and other works“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, Andrew Lucas (orel), conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “I Am the True Vine”, Harmonia Mundi HMU (1999); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • My Heart´s in the Highlands
    2000
    9'
    countertenor or alto, organ
    Text: from “My Heart´s in the Highlands” by Robert Burns
    Fp: David James (countertenor), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ); November 23, 2000, Saluzzo, Italy
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); David James (countertenor), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, Black Box (2004); Stephen Wallace (countertenor), Matthew Owens (organ)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1976
    1996
    7´-8´
    soprano, alto, tenor, bass, instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, double-bass)
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: 1984, Witten
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Cantate Domino canticum novum
    1977/1996

    soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) or mixed choir, organ
    Text: Psalm 95 (in Latin)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 29, 1977, Riga
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • The Beatitudes
    Dedicated to Hildegard Curth
    1990/1991

    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), organ
    Text: St Matthew 5, 3-12 (in English)
    Fp: Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier; May 25, 1990, Nathanaelkirche, Berlin
    Commissioned by: RIAS, Berliin
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Mass. Magnificat. Seven Maginificat Antiphons. De Profundis. The Beatitudes“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, Andrew Lucas (organ), dirigent Stephen Layton
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Sanctuary”, Virgin Classics (1998); Choir of King`s College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
    CD “Meditation”, SJCR (2005); Choir of St John's College Cambridge, Jonathan Vaughn (organ), conductor David Hill
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Sarah Was Ninety Years Old [Sarah Was Ninety Years Old]
    Originally titled "Modus". Dedicated to Helle and Andres Mustonen
    1977/1990
    25´
    soprano, 2 tenors, percussion, organ
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: The work titled as "Modus" was first performed in spring 1976 in Riga; in Estonia: by Hortus Musicus, October 27, 1976, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD “Miserere”, ECM New Series (1991); Sarah Leonard (soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), Pierre Favre (percussion)
  • Stabat Mater
    1985
    20´-25´
    soprano, alto, tenor, violin, viola, cello
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble: Rosemary Hardy (soprano), David James (counter-tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor); Gidon Kremer (violin), Nabuko Imai (viola), David Geringas (cello); October 30, 1985, Vienna Konzerthaus, Austria
    Commissioned by: Alban Berg Foundation
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Magnificat, Stabat Mater", Brilliant Classics (2019); Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, conductor Krijn Koetsveld
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Lynne Dawson (soprano), David James (counter-tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Gidon Kremer (violin), Vladimir Medelssohn (viola), Thomas Demenga (cello)
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, NYYD Quartet, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, Black Box (2004); Chamber Domaine, conductor Matthew Owens
    CD “Arbos”, ECM New Series (1987); Lynne Dawson (soprano), David James (counter-tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Gidon Kremer (violin), Vladimir Medelssohn (viola), Thomas Demenga (cello)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • In memoriam Grigori Kromanov
    1984

    tenor or baritone, string quartet
    Text: Psalm 121 (120) (in German)
    Fp: 1984, Berlin
    Commissioned by: Sender Freies Berlin
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, NYYD Quartet, conductor
    CD “Melancholie”, Albany Records (2003); Steven Tharp (tenor), The Ciompi Quartet
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Es sang vor langen Jahren (Motette für de la Motte)
    Dedicated to Diether de la Motte
    1984

    alto or countertenor, violin, viola
    Text: Clemens von Brentano (in German)
    Fp: Andrea Grobb, Markus Honegger (violin), Burghard Teichert (viola); November 17, 1984, Hannover, Germany
    CD “Arbos”, ECM New Series (1987); Susan Bickley (alto), Gidon Kremer (violin), Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola)
    CD “Arvo Pärt”, Black Box (2004); Chamber Domaine, conductor Matthew Owens
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Susan Bickley (alto), Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola), Gidon Kremer (violin)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten
    In Spe
    dedicated to Andres Mustonen, for ensemble Hortus Musicus
    1976
    soprano, alto, tenor, bass, early music ensemble
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: October 27, 1976, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (under the title "In Spe")
    Manuscript
  • Song of Atomboy [Aatomiku laul]
    from puppet film “Atomboy”
    1970
    2'
    voice, instrumental ensemble: vibraphone, 1st and 2nd violin, viola, bass
    Text: Vladimir Beekman
    Manuscript

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • And I Heard a Voice… / Ja ma kuulsin hääle…
    2017
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: From the Revelation of John (14:13) (in Estonian)
    Fp: Vocal ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen, conductor Paul Hillier; February 18, 2018, chapel of Salamanca’s Fonseca College, Spain
    FpEst: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; October 13, 2018, Arvo Pärt Centre
    Commissioned by: University of Salamanca and Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical CNDM (Madrid) on the occasion of the 800-year Anniversary of the foundation of the University of Salamanca
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Kleine Litanei
    2015
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: traditional prayers
    Fp: Arnold Schoenberg Chor, condcutor Erwin Ortner; December 10, 2015, Virgilkapelle, Vienna
    FpEst: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; December 17, 2015, Tallinn Dome Church
    Commissioned by: Wien Musem
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima
    Dedicated to Gerhard Richter
    2014
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: from Bible (Ps 8:3)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; August 27, 2014, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Habitare fratres in unum
    Dedicated to Josef Stanislaw Durek
    2012
    2'
    mixed choir (S,A/Ct,T,B) or vocal ensemble (S/Ct,A/Ct,T,B)
    Text: Psalm133 (132)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; November 17.11, 2012, Collèges des Bernardins, Paris, festival „Les Heures des Bernardins“
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Virgencita
    2012
    6'
    mixed choir
    Text: (in Spanish)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; October 18, 2012, Teatro del Bicentenario, León,Mexico
    FpEst: Choir of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; December 1, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine“, Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD „Magnificent Magnificat“, Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Fratres
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 1977, arranged by Paul Hillier
    2011
    12'
    mixed choir
    FpEst: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier; August 4, 2011, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church, XXV Tallinn International Organ Festival
  • Morning Star
    2007
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Prayer above the tomb of St. Bede in Durham Cathedral (in English)
    Fp: Durham University Choir, conductor Jeremy Dibble; December 10, 2007, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
    FpEst: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier; August 9, 2008, Tallinn St. John's Church, Tallinn International Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: Durham University on the occasion of its 175th anniversary
    CD "Echo of Time", Tallinna Kammerkoor (2017); Tallinn Chamber Choir, conductor Aivar Leszczynski
    CD „Album“, MTÜ Kultuurituur (2016); The Mixed Choir of the European Capital of Culture, conductor Veronika Portsmuth
    CD „Magnificent Magnificat“, Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices ja Ars Nova Copenhagen, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • The Deer's Cry
    2007
    4'
    mixed choir
    Text: Based on the text of St. Patrick’s Breastplate (the Lorica of St. Patrick) (in English)
    Fp: Mixed Choir Latvija, conductor Fergus Sheil; February 13, Drogheda St. Peter's Church, Ireland
    Commissioned by: Louth Contemporary Music Society
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD "The Deer's Cry", The Sixteen Productions (2016); The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
    CD "Arvo Pärt", Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    2004/2006

    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
    Commissioned by: Jordi Savall
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine“, Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Peegel peeglis", Collegium Musicale (2012); Chamber choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Nunc dimittis
    2001

    mixed choir
    Text: St Luke 2, 29-32 (in Latin)
    Fp: Edinburgh St Mary´s Cathedral Choir, conductor Matthew Owens; August 15, 2001, St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Festival
    Commissioned by: Choir of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Magnificat, Stabat Mater", Brilliant Classics (2019); Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, conductor Krijn Koetsveld
    CD "Schnittke - Psalms of Repentance. Pärt - Magnificat & Ninc dimittis", BIS (2017); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putninš
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine", Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD "The Deer's Cry", The Sixteen Productions (2016); The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
    CD "Magnificent Magnificat", Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcast (2011); Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost
    CD "Pilgrim's Song", ERP (2009). Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem", Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Triodion", Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Which Was the Son of…
    Dedicated to Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir
    2000
    8'
    mixed choir
    Text: St Luke 3, 23-38 (in English)
    Fp: Voices of Europe 2000, conductor Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir; August 26, 2000, Hallgrímur’s Cathedral, Reykjavik, Island
    FpEst: Voices of Europe 2000, conductor Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir; September 1, 2000, Tallinn St Charles' Church
    Commissioned by: Reykjavik European City of Culture in the Year 2000 for Voices of Europe
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD “Baltic voices. 1”, Harmonia Mundi (2002); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Choral Highlights”, St. Olaf Records (2003); World Youth Choir 2002, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Peegel peeglis", Collegium Musicale (2012); Chamber Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Dopo la vittoria
    Piccolo cantata. To Sandro Boccardi, Tõnu Kaljuste and Swedish Radio Choir
    1996/1998
    12´
    mixed choir
    Text: from Dictionary “History of Church Singers and Chants” by Archbishop Philaret (in Italian)
    Fp: Swedish Radio Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; December 6, 1997, Basilica di San Simpliciano Milano, Italy
    Commissioned by: City Milano on the occasion of 1600th anniversary of the death of St Ambrose
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine“, Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Swedish Radio Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Te Deum", BR Klassika (2015); Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conductor Peter Dijkstra
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Triodion
    Introduction
    Ode I: O Jesus the Son of God, Have Mercy upon Us
    Ode II: O Most Holy Birth-giver of God, save Us
    Ode III: O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray unto God for Us
    Coda (ad lib)
    1998
    15´
    mixed choir
    Text: Orthodox prayer-book (in English)
    Fp: Lancing Chapel Choir, conductor Nicholas Cox; April 30, 1998, Westminster Abbey, London
    Commissioned by: Lancing College for their 150th anniversary
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine“, Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “A Portrait”, Naxos (2005); Lancing College Choir, conductor Neil Cox
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 2 slawische Psalmen [Two Slavonic Psalms]
    To Wilfried Bennecke
    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Psalm 117 [116])
    Kindliche Ergebung (Psalm 131 [130])
    1984/1997

    mixed choir (SACtenTB) or soloists (soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor, bass)
    Text: Psalm 117 and 131 (in Church Slavonic)
    CD "Peegel peeglis", Collegium Musicale (2012); Chamber choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • The Woman with the Alabaster Box
    1997

    mixed choir
    Text: St Matthew 26, 6-13 (in English)
    Fp: Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble; October 18, 1997, Karlstad Cathedral, Sweden
    Commissioned by: for the 350th Anniversary of the Karlstad Diocese
    CD „Franz Liszt. Via Crucis. Arvo Pärt. Sacred Choral Works“, Ondine (2019); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine", Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD "The Deer's Cry", The Sixteen Productions (2016); The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD "Arvo Pärt", Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "I Am the True Vine", Harmonia Mundi (1999); Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Arvo Pärt – A Tribute", Harmonia Mundi (2005); Theatre of Voices, Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Tribute to Caesar
    1997

    mixed choir
    Text: St Matthew 22, 15-22 (in English)
    Fp: Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble; October 18, 1997, Karlstad Cathedral, Sweden
    Commissioned by: for the 350th Anniversary of the Karlstad Diocese
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine“, Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “I Am the True Vine”, Harmonia Mundi (1999); Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • I Am the True Vine
    for 900th anniversary of Norwich Cathedral
    1996
    6´-8´
    mixed choir
    Text: St John 15, 1-14 (in English)
    Fp: Norwich Cathedral Choir, conductor David Dannett; June 22, 1996, Norwich Cathedral, United Kingdom
    CD „Magnificent Magnificat“, Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD “I Am the True Vine”, Harmonia Mundi (1999); Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Triodion”, Hyperion (2003); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Swedish Radio Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Theatre of Voices, Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Kanon Pokajanen
    Dedicated to Tõnu Kaljuste and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    Ode I
    Ode III
    Ode IV
    Ode V
    Ode VI – Kontakion – Ikos
    Ode VII (Memento)
    Ode VIII
    Ode IX (Nїnye k wam)
    Gebet nach dem Kanon
    1996
    90´-110´
    mixed choir
    Text: in Church Slavonic
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; March 17.1998, Cologne Cathedral, Germany
    Commissioned by: KölnMusik for the 750th anniversary of Cologne Cathedral
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve (only "Gebet nach dem Kanon")
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste (only "Memento")
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste (only "Ode VI")
    CD „Magnificent Magnificat“, Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet (only "Gebet nach dem Kanon")
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton (only "Memento")
    CD “Kanon Pokajanen”, ECM New Series (1998); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Missa syllabica
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    Kyrie
    Gloria
    Credo
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei
    Ite, missa est
    1977/1996
    13´-16´
    mixed choir
    Text: (in Latin)
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Beatus”, Virgin Classics (1997); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 7 Magnificat-Antiphonen [7 Magnificat Antiphones]
    1. O Weisheit
    2. O Adonai
    3. O Sproß aus Isais Wurzel
    4. O Schlüssel Davids
    5. O Morgenstern
    6. O König aller Völker
    7. O Immanuel
    1988/1991
    15´
    mixed choir
    Text: in German
    Fp: RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed; October 11, 1988, Berlin
    Commissioned by: RIAS (Berlin), on the occasion of 40th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Magnificat, Stabat Mater", Brilliant Classics (2019); Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, conductor Krijn Koetsveld
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Da pacem Domine“, Ondine (2016); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvard Kļava
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Magnificent Magnificat“, Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Mass. Magnificat. Seven Maginificat Antiphons. De Profundis. The Beatitudes“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Beatus”, VIRGIN Classics (1997); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Out of the night”, Sony Classical (1999); Taverner Choir, conductor Andrew Parrott
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Vasari Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Bogoroditse Djevo (Mother of God and Virgin)
    1990

    mixed choir
    Text: in Church Slavonic
    Fp: King's College Choir Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury; December 24, 1990, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Commissioned by: King's College Choir Cambridge on the occasion of Festival Nine Lessons and Carols
    CD “I Am the True Vine”, Harmonia Mundi (1999); Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “King's Singers Christmas”, Signum Records (2003); The King's Singers
    CD “Spiegel im Spiegel”, BIS (2005); Swedish Radio Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Theatre of Voices, Pro Arte Singers, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Peegel peeglis", Collegium Musicale (2012); Chamber choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav
    CD „Looda ja armasta“, Kammerkoor Solare (2012); Chamber Choir Solare, conductors Elo Üleoja and Keio Soomelt
    CD „Vox Baltica. Sacral choral works of the Baltic region“, Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki, ZAIKS (2019); Supra Vocalis Ensemble, conductor Michał Kozorys
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Magnificat
    Dedicated to Staats- und Domchor Berlin
    1989

    mixed choir
    Text: in Latin
    Fp: Staats- und Domchor Berlin, conductor Christian Grube; May 24, 1990, Stuttgart, Germany
    Commissioned by: Deutscher Musikrat
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Magnificat, Stabat Mater", Brilliant Classics (2019); Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, conductor Krijn Koetsveld
    CD "Schnittke - Psalms of Repentance. Pärt - Magnificat & Ninc dimittis", BIS (2017); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putninš
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Magnificent Magnificat“, Jade (2015); Chamber Choir Aquarius, conductor Marc Michael De Smet
    CD "Arvo Pärt. Tintinnabuli", Gimell Records (2015); The Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Berliner Mass. Magnificat. Seven Maginificat Antiphons. De Profundis. The Beatitudes“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcast (2011); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD "Pilgrim's Song", ERP (2009). Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem”, Harmonia Mundi (2006); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
    CD “Magnificat”, Campion Records (1998); The Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putninsh
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Te Deum”, ECM New Series (1993); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Summa
    1977
    5´-6´
    mixed choir or soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
    Text: The text of Credo (in Latin)
    CD „Franz Liszt. Via Crucis. Arvo Pärt. Sacred Choral Works“, Ondine (2019); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Passacaglia“ [The Kristjan Järvi sound project], Naive (2015); MDR Leipzig Radio Chorus, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Pilgrim's Song", ERP (2009). Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost
    CD “The best of Arvo Pärt”, EMI (2004); Vasari Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Solfeggio
    1963
    5´-6´
    mixed choir
    Text: vocalise (do re mi fa sol la si do)
    Fp: Mixed Choir of Choir Conductors, conductor Arvo Ratassepp; January 6, 1967, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD „Franz Liszt. Via Crucis. Arvo Pärt. Sacred Choral Works“, Ondine (2019); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD „The Sound of Arvo Pärt“, Parlophone, Warner (2015); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD “De Profundis”, Harmonia Mundi (1996); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD “Beatus”, Virgin Classics 7243-54527623 (1997); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Arvo Pärt – A Tribute”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Nightingale [Ööbik]
    1957
    mixed choir
    Text: Muia Veetamm
    Manuscript

Works for female choir a cappella

  • Peace upon You, Jerusalem
    To Aarne Saluveer and the Estonian TV Girls Choir
    2002

    female choir
    Text: Psalm 122 (121) (in English)
    Fp: Estonian TV Girls Choir, conductor Aarne Saluveer; February 12, 2003, New York
    CD "Magnificat", Tallinna Muusikakeskkool (2015); Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School, conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
    CD "Baltic Sounds", Mägi Ensemble (2015); Mägi Ensemble
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcast (2011); Girls' Choir of Estonian Television, conductor Aarne Saluveer
    CD "Estonian Choral Music", ERP (2009). Girls' Choir Ellerhein, conductor Tiia-Ester Loitme
    CD "Heliseb väljadel", Tallinna Muusikakeskkool (2009); Tallinn Music High School Youth Choir, conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Zwei Beter
    1998

    female choir
    Text: St Luke 18, 9-14 (in German)
    Fp: Hannover Girls Choir, conductor Gudrun Schröfel-Gatzmann; September 2, 2000, Hanover, Germany
    Commissioned by: Hannover Girls Choir for EXPO 2000
    CD „Franz Liszt. Via Crucis. Arvo Pärt. Sacred Choral Works“, Ondine (2019); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD „Arvo Pärt“, Hyperion (2014); Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
    CD „Estonian Female Song Society 20”, Eesti Naislaulu Selts (2014); Girls' Choir Ellerhein, conductor Tiia-Ester Loitme
    CD "Bleu de lune", VDE-GALLO (2011); Otto Voci
    CD "Estonian Choral Music", ERP (2009). Girls' Choir Ellerhein, conductor Tiia-Ester Loitme
    CD “Gratias”, Estonian Choral Association (2006); Estonian TV Girls Choir, conductor Aarne Saluveer
    CD “Estonian patterns”, The Academic Female Choir of Tartu University (2005); The Academic Female Choir of Tartu University, conductor Vaike Uibopuu
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for male choir a cappella

  • Da pacem Domine
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2004
    2009
    6'
    male choir
    Text: in Latin
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Risto Joost; March 24, 2009, Paide Church
  • And One of the Pharisees…
    For Paul Hillier
    1992
    10´
    male choir (CtenTB) or soloists (countertenor/alto, tenor, bass)
    Text: St Luke 7, 36-50 (in English)
    Fp: Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier; February 9, 1992, Davis, USA
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD “Portrait”, Harmonia Mundi (1997); Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition

Works for vocal ensemble

  • Habitare fratres in unum
    Dedicated to Josef Stanislaw Durek
    2012
    2'
    vocal ensemble (S/Ct,A/Ct,T,B) or mixed choir (S,A/Ct,T,B)
    Text: Psalm133 (132)
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Da pacem Domine
    One version of the pieces of the same name
    2004/2006

    soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) or mixed choir
    Text: in Latin
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble; March 29, 2005, St Gerold, Austria
    Commissioned by: Jordi Savall
    CD “Lamentate”, ECM New Series (2005); Hilliard Ensemble
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Most Holy Mother of God
    To the Hilliard Ensemble
    2003

    countertenor or alto, 2 tenors, bass
    Text: Most Holy Mother of God save us (in English)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble; October 15, 2003, Durham University, United Kingdom
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Musica Selecta“, ECM (2015); The Hilliard Ensemble
    CD "Peegel peeglis", Collegium Musicale (2012); Chamber choir Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav
    CD "Creator Spiritus", Harmonia Mundi (2012); Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • 2 slawische Psalmen [Two Slavonic Psalms]
    To Wilfried Bennecke
    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Psalm 117 [116])
    Kindliche Ergebung (Psalm 131 [130])
    1984/1997

    soloists (soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor, bass) or mixed choir (SACtenTB)
    Text: Psalm 117 and 131 (in Church Slavonic)
    Fp: Collegium Vocale of Cologne; April 28, 1984, Witten Days of New Chamber Music, Witten, Germany
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • And One of the Pharisees…
    1992
    10´
    countertenor/alto, tenor, bass or male choir (CtenTB)
    Text: St Luke 7, 36-50 (in English)
    CD “A Hilliard Songbook: New Music For Voices”, ECM New Series (1996); Hilliard Ensemble
    Publisher: Universal Edition
  • Summa
    1977
    5´-6´
    soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) or mixed choir
    Text: The text of Credo (in Latin)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 29, 1977, Riga
    CD "Arvo Pärt. The Deer's Cry", ECM (2016); Vox Clamantis (Kadri Hunt, Taniel Kirikal, Jaanika Kuusik, Mikk Üleoja), conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
    CD “Arbos”, ECM New Series (1987); Hilliard Ensemble
    CD “A Hilliard Songbook: New Music For Voices”, ECM New Series (1996); Hilliard Ensemble
    Publisher: Universal Edition

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Songs for children

  • Five Songs for Children, Op. 6
    1. I Am Already Grown-Up (Silvia Kaputikjan)
    2. Glow-worms (Salme Lauren)
    3. Frogs (Salme Lauren)
    4. Ladybird Is Singing (Salme Lauren)
    5. The Doll Doesn’t Have a Name (Arne Jõger)

    1960/1965
    5'
    children´s choir or voice, piano
    Text: Silva Kaputikjan, Salme Lauren, Arne Jõger
    Fp: 1960, Tallinn
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Songs from Childhood“, ERR (2015); Soloists and ensembles of the Radio Children's Singing Studio, Laulustuudio directed by Kadri Hunt and Kaie Tanner
    Publisher: Hans Sikorski; Universal Edition
    Manuscript
  • Schoolway
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Dagmar Normet
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Songs from Childhood“, ERR (2015); Soloists and ensembles of the Radio Children's Singing Studio, Laulustuudio directed by Kadri Hunt and Kaie Tanner
  • Snowman [Lumemees]
    voice (children's choir), piano
    Manuscript

Instrumental works for children

  • Dances from music written for children's plays [Tantsud muusikast lastenäidenditele]
    work consists of music for children’s plays written in 1956-1957
    1. Puss in Boots (from play "Lost Picture Book")
    2. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf  (from play "Lost Picture Book")
    3. Dance of the Butterflies (from song-play "Adventure in the Woods")
    4. Dance of the Ducklings (from play "Greedy Bear")

    1959

    piano
    Fp: 1959, Tallinn
    CD „Arvo Pärt. Complete works for violin and piano and for piano solo“, Zefir Records (2015); Marcel Worms (piano)
    CD “Estnische Klaviermusik. Eesti klaverimuusika. Estonian piano music”, Eres (1994); Peep Lassmann (piano)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Film music

  • Music for documentary "Tracks in the Snow" ["Jäljed lumel"]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Leida Laius
    1978
  • Music for feature film "Navigator Pirx" [Muusika mängufilmile "Navigaator Pirx"]
    "Pilot Pirx's Investigation"
    Polskie Zespoly Filmowe & Tallinnfilm, directed by Marek Piestrak
    1978
    symphony orchestra: 3233, 4431, percussion (1+4), piano, harpsichord, harp, strings, bass guitar
    Manuscript
  • Music for documentary “Nature Sounds” [“Looduse hääled”]
    Directed by Rein Maran
    1975
  • Music for feature film “Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat” [“Briljandid proletariaadi diktatuurile”] [Muusika mängufilmile “Briljandid proletariaadi diktatuurile”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Grigori Kromanov
    1975
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, percussion (1+3), piano, harpsichord, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Music for animated movie "Starlet" [Muusika joonisfilmile "Täheke"]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Avo Paistik
    1974
    flute (piccolo flute), 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (marimba, campanelli, tambourine, piatti), piano, zither
    Manuscript
  • Music for animated movie “Sisters” [Muusika joonisfilmile “Õed”]
    directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1974
    harpsichord, string orchestra
    Manuscript
  • Music for feature film “Colored Dreams” [Muusika mängufilmile “Värvilised unenäod”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Virve Aruoja and Jaan Tooming
    1974
    soloists, male choir, flute, recorder, percussion (3 timpanis, campanelli, vibraphone, tambourine, bongos, triangle, temple block, Korjak drum, gongos, piatti, rattle, Hiiu drums, large drum, tam-tam), harpsichord, celesta, piano, 2 guitars
    Manuscript
  • Music for animated film "Such tales" ["Sellised lood"]
    Eesti Telefilm, directed by Ants Kivirähk
    1973
  • Music for animated movie "Crayons" [Muusika joonisfilmile “Värvipliiatsid”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Avo Paistik
    1973
    piano, string orchestra
    Manuscript
  • Music for animated movie “Balls” [Muusika joonisfilmile “Pallid”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Arvo Nuut
    1973
    piano, string orchestra
    Manuscript
  • Music for documentary “The Long Journey” [“Kaugsõit”]
    Directed by Andres Sööt
    1973
  • Music for feature film “Ukuaru” [Muusika mängufilmile “Ukuaru”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Leida Laius
    1973
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2110, percussion (1+0), accordion, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Music for puppet film “Underwaters" [Muusika nukufilmile “Veealused”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1973
    string quartet, vibraphone, harp, piano
    Manuscript
  • Music for documentary “From Man to Man” [“Inimeselt inimesele”]
    Directed by Rein Maran
    1972
  • Music for documentary “Ringing” [“Helin”]
    Directed by Olav Neuland
    1972
  • Music for documentary “Searching for Dunes” [“Otsin luiteid”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Hans Roosipuu
    1972
  • Music for documentary “Three Portraits” [“Kolm portreed”]
    Directed by Olav Neuland
    1972
  • Music for puppet film “Insects' Summer Games” [“Putukate suvemängud”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1971
  • Music for documentary “The Realm of Ice” [“Jääriik”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Andres Sööt and Mati Kask
    1970
  • Music for puppet film “Aatomik ja jõmmid”
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1970
  • Music for puppet film “Atomboy” [Muusika nukufilmile “Aatomik”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1970
  • Music for puupet film “What? Who? Where?” [“Mis? Kes? Kus?”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heinz Valk
    1970
  • Song of Atomboy [Aatomiku laul]
    from puppet film “Atomboy”
    1970
    2'
    voice, instrumental ensemble: vibraphone, 1st and 2nd violin, viola, bass
    Text: Vladimir Beekman
    Manuscript
  • Music for documentary “Enderby – White Land” [“Enderby - valge maa”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Andres Sööt and Mati Kask
    1969
  • Music for puppet film “Cameraman Kõps in the Land of Stones” [“Operaator Kõps kiviriigis”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1968
  • Music for puppet film “Son of Crane” [“Kurepoeg”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1967
  • Music for documentary “Reporterage after Telephone Directory” [“Reportaaž telefoniraamatu järgi”]
    Eesti Telefilm, directed by Virve Koppel and Mati Põldre. Music in collaboration with Kuldar Sink
    1966
  • Music for puppet film “Cameraman Kõps on an Uninhabited Island” [“Operaator Kõps Üksikul Saarel”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1966
  • Music for feature film “The Milkman of Mäeküla” [Muusika mängufilmile “Mäeküla piimamees”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Leida Laius
    I
    1. Introduction
    2. Kremer. Mari. Kremer
    3. Kremer Is Leaving. Transition to the Evening
    II
    1. Kremer Laughs, Walks, Sits
    3. Kremer Sits. Portraits. Walks
    4. Kremer. Mari. Tõnu
    III
    1. Tõnu Leaves the Chamber, Goes to Corner
    2. Tõnu at the Corner
    3. It Is Better This Way
    4. Tõnu Looks at Mari
    IV
    2. Evening. Scene of the Hag Putting the Cards
    3. Scene at the Well. Church
    V
    1. Tõnu's Meeting with Kremer. Vision. Delirium. Mari's Decision
    2. Tõnu Finds Out
    3. Tõnu Drives to the Market
    VI
    2. Tõnu Looks at Mari
    VII
    1. Mari Goes. Tõnu in the Snow. Next Morning
    2. Vision
    3. Glances of Mari and Juhan. Over the Field. In the Chamber
    4. There Is No More, Do You Understand!
    VIII
    1. Mari Is Offended
    3. Mari Finds Tõnu Dead
    IX
    2. Finale


    1965
    symphony orchestra: 3233, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Music for puppet film “Cameraman Kõps in the Berry Forest” [“Operaator Kõps Marjametsas”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1965
  • Music for puppet film “Mouse Hunt” [“Hiirejaht”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1965
  • Music for documentary “Evald Okas”
    Directed by Virve Aruoja
    1964
  • Music for puppet film “Cameraman Kõps in Mushroomland” [Muusika nukufilmile “Operaator Kõps Seeneriigis”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1. Prologue
    2. Drive
    3. Professor's Office and the Scene of the Laboratory
    4. Drive
    5. Mushrooms
    6. Mushrooms. Falling
    6a., 6b., 6c. The Movements of Kõps
    7. Falling
    8. Mushroom Named Pilvik
    9. Drive
    10. Poisonous Mushrooms
    10a. Poisonous Mushrooms
    11. In the Woods Again
    12. Kõps on the Tree Trunk
    13. Crane
    14. After the Crane. The Beginning of the Rain. Drive. Explosion
    15. Rain
    16. The Last Laboratory
    17. Finale

    1964
    flute, piccolo flute, bass clarinet, percussion (vibraphone, marimba, drum, bongo), variola (electric organ), piano, guitar, 1st and 2nd violin, viola, double bass
    Manuscript
  • Music for puppet film “The Last Chimney-sweep” [“Viimane korstnapühkija”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1964
  • Music for puppet film “Just So” [Muusika nukufilmile “Just nii”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Elbert Tuganov
    1963
    clarinet in B, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion (vibraphone, xylophone, piatti, drums, tambourine), piano, violin, double bass
    Manuscript
  • Music for feature film “From Evening Till Morning” [Muusika mängufilmile “Õhtust hommikuni”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Leida Laius
    1962
    symphony orchestra: 1010, 0110, percussion (1+3), piano, harp, strings
    Manuscript
  • Music for puppet film “Little Motorbike” [Muusika nukufilmile “Väike motoroller”]
    Tallinnfilm, directed by Heino Pars
    1. Introduction. Car. Ditch. Little Motorbike Climbs Out from the Ditch
    2. Car Shop
    3. Leaving the Car Shop. Song. Milk Truck. Dogs
    4. Fight with the Viper
    5. Drive. Second Song
    6. In the Forest
    7. Driving Out from the Forest
    8. At the Crossroad
    9. Kindergarten
    10. Final Scene


    1962
    voice, symphony orchestra: 1020, 0110, percussion (0+2), piano, guitar, strings
    Manuscript

Music to plays

  • Muusika Elar Kuus's puppet-play "Mamma's Kiss" [Muusika Elar Kuusi nukunäidendile "Memme musi"]
    Act I
    1. Before the Curtain
    2. Introduction
    3. Sunbeams
    4. Chimes I
    5. Chimes II
    6. Appearing of the Robber
    7. Appearing of the Guests
    8. Song of the Guests
    9. Violin Piece of the Grasshopper
    10. Rolling the Cabbage
    11. The Cabbage Is Been Chopped
    12. Oh, Trouble!
    13. To the Militia
    14. The Coming of the Militia
    15. The end of the 2nd picture
    Act II
    16. Pastorale of the Jänns
    17. Song of the Main Jänn
    18. Arioso of the Jänns and Second Jänn's Song
    19. Song of the Little One
    20. The end of the picture
    21. Robber's Lullaby
    22. Sharpening the Teeth
    23. Robber is Exercising
    24. Robber's Second Exercise
    25. March of the Bunnies
    26. Stomping with Feet and Running Away
    27. The Run of the Fox
    28. Final Piece


    1968
    vocal soloists, percussion (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, tom-tom, piatti, timpani), piano, variola (electric organ), violin, bass guitar
    Manuscript
  • Music for Juhan Kangilaski's puppet-play „Crazy Day" [Muusika Juhan Kangilaski nukunäidendile „Pöörane päev"]
    Act I
    1. Introduction
    2. At the Well
    3. Morning Exercise
    4. Eating
    5. The ending music of Act I
    Act II
    6. Eating I and II
    7. Song of Piggy
    8. Shooting the Fox
    9. Lifting the Pig
    10. Pumping Water
    11. Washing
    12. Kitty's Song and Dance
    13. Climbing
    14. Chasing
    15. The Trees Are Falling
    16. Song of the Rooster
    17. Song of the Hunters
    Act III
    18. Beginning of the Act III
    19. Cutting the Fence and Pig Between the Fence
    20. Chasing
    21. At the Well
    22. Ending Song

    1967
    vocal soloists, piano, variola, bass, guitar, percussion (vibraphone, large drum, little drum, triangle, cymbals)
    Manuscript
  • Music for Uno Leies's puppet-play "Unbelievable Story" [Muusika Uno Leiese nukunäidendile ''Uskumatu lugu"]
    Act I
    1. Prelude to the Act I
    2. Appearing of the Poster
    3. Falsification
    4. The Puppet Theatre's door is opening
    5. = 4.
    6. The Play Can Begin
    7. Oh-oh-oh, how Interesting Life
    8. Good Night
    Act II
    9. Prelude to the Act II
    10. The Appearing of the Fox and the Wolf
    11. Wolf and Tõnu Are Wrestling
    12. Recitative of Tõnu
    13. Song of the Wolf
    14. Lifting. Movements
    15. The end of the Act II
    Act III
    16. The beginning of the Act III
    17. The Animals Are Becoming Children
    18. Calling the Wolf and the Fox
    19. Prelude to the Finale
    20. Final Song
    21. Finale

    1967
    vocal soloists, percussion (little drum, large drum, triangle, tambourine, maracas, cymbals, hi-hat, brushes), piano, variola (electric organ), harp, double bass
    Text: Uno Leies
    Manuscript
  • Music for Veera Markelova's puppet-play "My Father Is a Lion" [Muusika Veera Markelova nukunäidendile "Minu isa on lõvi"]
    1. Introduction
    2. Song of the Animal Catcher
    3. Alarm!
    4. Panic
    5. Catching the Crocodile
    6. Water, Mirror, Washing
    7. Falling of the Nuts
    8. Snake!
    9. Moving of the Giraffe
    10. Moving of the Animals
    11. Catching the Lion Cub
    12. Final Song

    1967
    vocal soloists, trombone, percussion (temple blocks, tambourine, cymbals, timpani, campane), guitar, piano
    Manuscript
  • Music for Ardi Liives's play "Stairway" [Muusika Ardi Liivese näidendile "Trepp"]
    1964
    piano, tape recorder
    Manuscript
  • Music for Uno Leies's puppet-play "Nettles and Cabbages" [Muusika Uno Leiese nukunäidendile ''Nõgesed ja kapsad"]
    1964
    voice, instrumental ensemble: clarinet, bass clarinet, accordion, percussion (vibraphone, piatti), piano, guitar, violin, double bass
    Text: Uno Leies
    Manuscript
  • Music for Uno Leies's puppet-play "Enemies" [Muusika Uno Leiese nukunäidendile ''Vihavaenlased'']
    1. Song of Flowers
    2. Dance of Flowers
    3. Quarrel
    4. Washing
    5. Introduction
    6. Song of Rooster
    7. Choir of the Birds
    8. Song of Ducks
    9. Song of Hedgehog
    10. The Road Still Will Be Shorter
    11. The end of the picture. Introduction to the "Wolf Song"
    12. Wolf Song
    13. Mushrooms
    14. Moving
    15. Prelude to the last picture
    16. Song and Dance of Mushrooms
    17. Dance of Flame Boys
    18. Song of Kuki and Muki
    19. Waltz (Song of Friendship)


    1962
    soloists, instrumental ensemble: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion, accordion, piano, violin, double bass
    Text: Uno Leies
    Manuscript
  • Music for Dagmar Normet's puppet-play "Treasure Hunters" [Muusika Dagmar Normeti nukunäidendile "Aareteotsijad"]
    1. Introduction
    2. Grandmother's Song No. 1
    3. Images Go Out from the Book
    4. Images Disappear into the Book
    5. Grandmother's Song No. 2
    6. The end of the 1st Act
    7. The end of the 2nd Act
    8. Approaching the Door
    9. Robbers
    10. Prelude to the 2nd Act
    11. Interlude
    12. Song of Toots
    13. Way to School
    14. Pioneers' Exercise



    1961
    vocal soloists, clarinet, trumpet, vibraphone, tambourine, piatti, xylophone, piano, guitar, violin, double bass
    Text: Dagmar Normet
    Manuscript

FOLKSY MUSIC

  • Dance Tune from Kuusalu [Kuusalu tantsuviis]
    1963
    folk music ensemble: clarinet, 2 zithers, 2 violins
    Manuscript