Erkki-Sven Tüür

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • Wallenberg
    opera in two acts
    2001
    95'
    vocal soloists, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2232, 4331, 1+4, harp, synthesizer, strings
    Libretto: Lutz Hübner
    Fp: May 5, 2001, Dortmund Opera, Germany; conductor Alexander Rumpf, soloists Hannu Niemelä, Hannes Brock (Wallenberg), Barbara Dobrzanska (Woman), Gundula Schneider, Andrea Rieche, Karin Roben (diplomats), Susan Benkin (Lady), Thomas Mehnert (Eichmann)
    FpEst: June 1, 2007, Estonian National Opera, directors Dmitri Bertman, Neeme Kuningas, conductor Arvo Volmer
    Commissioned by: Dortmund Opera
    DVD „Wallenberg : ooper kahes vaatuses” [Wallenberg : Opera in two acts], EsNO & ERP (2008); Estonian National Opera Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer, art director and director Ene-Liis Semper, directors Dmitri Bertman and Neeme Kuningas, librettist Lutz Hübner
    Publisher: Edition Peters

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Symphony No. 9 "Mythos"
    2017
    35'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi; January 16, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn. International premiere: Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi; January 18, 2018, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
    Commissioned by: Government Office of Estonia for the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Sow the Wind...
    2015
    18'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, piano, strings
    Fp: Orchestre de Paris, conductor Paavo Järvi; September 20, 2015, Paris, Philharmonie 1, Grande Salle
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristiina Poska; September 21, 2017 Pärnu Concert Hall, September 22, 2017 Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, September 23, 2017 Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu
    Commissioned by: Orchestre de Paris & Wiener Symphoniker
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Incantation of Tempest [Tormiloits]
    Dedicated to Veljo Tormis
    2014
    4'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+1, strings
    Fp: Bamberger Symphoniker, conductor  Jakub Hrůša; November 12, 2015, Stadthalle Bayreuth
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; April 20, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: Bamberger Symphoniker
    Publisher: Peters
  • Le poids des vies non vécues
    2014
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, strings
    Fp: National Orchestra of Belgium, conductor Arvo Volmer; February 6, 2015, Brussels, Bozar - the centre for fine arts
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; March 20, 2015, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: National Orchestra of Belgium
    CD „Erkki-Sven Tüür. „Peregrinus Ecstaticus. Le poids des vies non vécues. Noesis“, Ondine (2017). Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), conductor Hannu Lintu
    Publisher: Peters
  • De Profundis
    2013
    17'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 6331, 1+3, harp, piano (celesta), strings
    Fp: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; November 11, 2013, Helsinki Music Centre; West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; May 30, 2014, Perth Concert Hall
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; April 11, 2014, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Dedicated to Paavo Järvi
    2011
    4'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, strings
    Fp: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi; May 13, 2011, Cincinnati Music Hall
    Commissioned by: Commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in honor of Maestro Paavo Järvi and his 10th Anniversary as Music Director of the orchestra and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of 90.9 WGUC Classical Radio
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • 2010
    30'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2200, percussion, strings
    Fp: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; April 30, 2010, City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; March 4, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    CD "Erkki-Sven Tüür. Illuminatio. Whistles and Whispers from Uluru. Symphony No. 8", Ondine (2018); Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Dedicated to Tenzin Gyatso and his lifelong endeavours
    2009
    40'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3343, 4331, 3+1, harp, strings
    Text: Buddha, St. Augustine, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Jimi Hendrix, Deepak Chopra
    Fp: hr-Sinfonieorchester, NDR Chor (North German Radio Choir), conductor Paavo Järvi; June 18, 2009, Alte Oper, Frankfurt
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Arvo Volmer; October 16, 2010, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: hr-Sinfonieorchester and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
    CD „Erkki-Sven Tüür. Symphony No. 7. Piano Concerto“, ECM (2014); Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Chor, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Dedicated to Anu Tali and Nordic Symphony Orchestra
    in 1 movement
    2007
    35'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, piano, harp, strings, phonogram
    Fp: Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali; May 9, 2007, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Nordic Symphony Orchestra
    CD "Strata", ECM (2010); Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • in 4 movements
    2004
    37'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1+3, strings; Big Band: 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, electric bass guitar, drum set
    Fp: Martin Scales (guitar), SWR Big Band, SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; February 1, 2005, Stuttgart Theaterhaus, Germany, Eclat New Music Festival
    FpEst: Riho Sibul (guitar), Estonian Dream Big Band, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; December 10, 2005, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: Eclat New Music Festival & Südwestrundfunk
    CD "Erkki-Sven Tüür. Symphony No. 5 for Big Band, Electric Guitar and Symphony Orchestra.
    Prophecy for Accordion and Orchestra", Ondine (2014); Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts, Nguyên Le (electric guitar), Mika Väyrynen (accordion)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • In memoriam Lepo Sumera
    2000/2002
    9
    symphony orchestra: 2232, 4331, 1+4, strings
    Fp: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, conductor Ralf Otto; December 1, 2000, Christuskirche, Mainz, Germany (original version)
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn; April 10, 2001, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
    CD "Exodus", ECM (2003); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Zeit-Ton 14.10.2003 : Nebenan Estland : Ein Porträt des Starkomponisten Erkki Sven Tüür”, ORF (2003); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi, Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • concerto for percussion and symphony orchestra
    in 1 movement
    2002
    37'
    solo percussion, symphony orchestra: 3042, 4331, strings
    Fp: Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kwamé Ryan; December 12, 2002, Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium
    FpEst: Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; December 10, 2004, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Evelyn Glennie and the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD „Magma”, EMI Virgin Classics (2007); Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
  • 1999
    15'
    symphony orchestra: 3343, 6331, 1+4, piano, strings
    Fp: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi; October 26, 1999, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi; March 22, 2001, Estonia Concert Hall ,Tallinn
    Commissioned by: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi
    CD "Exodus", ECM (2003); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Zeit-Ton 14.10.2003 : Nebenan Estland : Ein Porträt des Starkomponisten Erkki Sven Tüür”, ORF (2003); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi, Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • 1. Contextus I
    2. Contextus II
    1997
    30'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+3, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; April 4, 1997, Tallinn, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
    CD “Flux”, ECM (1999); Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Zeitraum
    1992
    15'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4221, 1+4, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; March 27, 1992, Tallinn, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Estonian Radio
    CD „Action Passion Illusion”, Warner Classics (2005); Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali
    CD “Searching for Roots”, Virgin (1997); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Estonia. Pärt. Tüür. Tubin”, Virgin (2002); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Searching for Roots (Hommage a Sibelius)
    1990
    7'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 6330, 1+4, marimba, strings
    Fp: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Eri Klas; March 4, 1997, Helsinki, Finland
    Commissioned by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD “Searching for roots”, Virgin (1997); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Estonia. Pärt. Tüür. Tubin”, Virgin (2002); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Hommage a Sibelius”, Ondine (1991); Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Symphony No. 2
    1. Vision
    2. Process
    1987
    27'
    symphony orchestra: 3043, 6331, 1+4, synthesizer, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; November 22, 1988, Tallinn, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
    CD "Finlandia" (1994, 1996); USSR State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture, conductor Paul Mägi
    CD „Tüür. Conversio, Lighthouse, Symphony no. 2, Architectonics III & IV”, Warner Classics : Apex (2003); USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Symphony No. 1
    1984
    30'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+5, xylophone, harp, strings

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Crystallisatio
    1995
    12'
    chamber orchestra: 3 flutes, campanelli, strings, (live electronics ad libitum)
    Fp: Estonian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Toomas Kapten; March 28, 1995, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
    CD “Crystallisatio”, ECM (1996); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Edition Peters
    Manuscript
  • Architectonics VI [Arhitektoonika VI]
    1992
    12'
    chamber orchestra: flute, clarinet, vibraphone, strings
    Fp: members of the Avanti Chamber Orchestra; August 21, 1992, Helsinki, Finland
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; March 11, 1993, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Helsinki Festival
    CD “Crystallisatio”, ECM (1996); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, Finlandia (1996); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, CCn’C (2001); Absolute Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Warner/Chapell Music Finland

Works for string orchestra

  • L'ombra della croce
    Dedicated to Manfred Eicher
    2014
    8'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; February 15, 2014, Tallinn Methodist Church
    CD "Gesualdo", ECM (2015); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Flamma
    2011
    17'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Australian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Tognetti; November 5, 2011, Canberra, Llewellyn Hall
    FpEst: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; April 27, 2012, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
  • Psalmody [Psalmoodia]
    1993/2011
    22'
    string orchestra
    CD "Gesualdo", ECM (2015); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Dedicated to Arvo Pärt
    2005
    12'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; June 29, 2005, St. John' s Church, Tartu, Estonia
    CD „Magma”, EMI Virgin Classics (2007); Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Aqua
    2003
    11'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; January 29, 2004, St. Nicholas's Church, Tallinn
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Lighthouse
    1997
    9'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Bachwoche Ansbach Ensemble, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock; August 5, 1997, Ansbach, Germany
    FpEst: Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen; April 15, 1998, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Bachwoche Ansbach
    CD “Flux”, ECM (1999); Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
    CD "Finlandia" (2000); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “Desert Island”, Finlandia (2001); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD „Tüür. Conversio, Lighthouse, Symphony no. 2, Architectonics III & IV”, Warner Classics : Apex (2003); Gidon Kremer (violin), Vadim Sacharov (piano), Nyyd-Ensemble, cond. Olari Elts, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, cond. Juha Kangas, USSR State Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paul Mägi
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Action
    Together with "Passion" and "Illusion" forms the cycle "Action.Passion.Illusion"
    1993
    5'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; October 25, 1993, Tallinn
    CD „Action Passion Illusion”, Warner Classics (2005); Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Illusion
    Together with "Action and "Passion" forms the cycle "Action.Passion.Illusion"
    1993
    4'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; October 25, 1993, Tallinn
    CD „Action Passion Illusion”, Warner Classics (2005); Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Crystallisatio”, ECM (1996); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Passion
    Together with "Action" and "Illusion" forms the cycle "Action.Passion.Illusion"
    1993
    7'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; October 25, 1993, Tallinn
    CD „Action Passion Illusion”, Warner Classics (2005); Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali
    CD “Desert Island”, Finlandia (2001); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “The Heino Eller School”, Finlandia (1998); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Crystallisatio”, ECM (1996); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Insula deserta
    1989
    9'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas; October 8, 1989, Kokkola, Finland
    Commissioned by: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
    CD "Awakening", Ondine (2011); Sinfonietta Riga, conductor Daniel Reuss
    CD “Searching for Roots”, Virgin (1997); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Estonia – Pärt Tüür Tubin”, Virgin (2002); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD “Desert Island”, Finlandia (2001); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “Peteris Vasks: Cantabile and other Baltic works for string orchestra Volume 2”, Finlandia (1995); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “L’expérience estonienne”, Finlandia (1996); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    CD “Estonian Experience”, Finlandia (1995); Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
    Publisher: Edition Peters
    Manuscript

Works for wind orchestra

  • Happy Hour
    1999
    3'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: The Royal Norwegian Navy Band, conductor Lt. Col. Christer Johannesen
    Commissioned by: The Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs
    CD “21 Marches for the 21st Century”; Simax (2000); The Royal Norwegian Navy Band, conductor Lt. Col. Christer Johannesen

Works for other orchestras

  • In the Memory of Clear Water
    1990
    8'
    wind symphony orchestra: 4440, 5562, 6, piano
    Fp: American Wind Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Austin Boudreau
    Commissioned by: American Wind Symphony Orchestra
    Publisher: Edition Peters

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for flute and orchestra

  • 2015-2016
    18'
    solo piccolo, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, piano, strings
    Fp: Vincent Cortvrint (piccolo), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductorStéphane Denève; December 6, 2017, Amsterdam Concertgebouw
    Commissioned by: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for clarinet and orchestra

  • 2012
    22'
    clarinet, symphony orchestra: 2232, 4230, 1 + 2, strings (66432)
    Fp: Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hannu Lintu; September 4, 2013, Helsinki Music Centre, Finland
    FpEst: Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hannu Lintu; March 28, 2014, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    CD „Erkki-Sven Tüür. „Peregrinus Ecstaticus. Le poids des vies non vécues. Noesis“, Ondine (2017). Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), conductor Hannu Lintu
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for bassoon and orchestra

  • Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra [Fagotikontsert]
    Cello concerto version for bassoon and orchestra
    2003
    21'
    solo bassoon, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1100, vibraphone, strings
    Fp: Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon), Umea Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi; May 15, 2003, Umea
    FpEst: Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; March 25, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for percussion and orchestra

  • concerto for percussion and symphony orchestra
    in 1 movement
    2002
    37'
    percussion, symphony orchestra: 3042, 4331, strings
    Fp: Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kwamé Ryan; December 12, 2002, Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium
    FpEst: Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; December 10, 2004, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Evelyn Glennie and the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD „Magma”, EMI Virgin Classics (2007); Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
  • Marimba Concerto
    in 3 movements
    2001
    25'
    solo marimba, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1110, 1, strings
    Fp: Pedro Carneiro (marimba), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Petri Sakari; January 25, 2002, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales
    FpEst: Pedro Carneiro (marimba), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; March 1, 2003, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Pedro Carneiro
    CD „Oxymoron”, ECM (2007); Pedro Carneiro (marimba), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Violin Concerto No. 2 „Angel’s Share“
    2018
    22'
    violin, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: Hugo Ticciati (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; May 3, 2018, Tallinn, House of Blackheads
  • Salve Regina
    2005/2012
    6'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 1111, 0010, percussion, organ, strings
    Fp: Andres Mustonen (violin), Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen; October 31, 2012, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Violin Concerto [Viiulikontsert]
    in 3 movement
    1999
    32'
    solo violin, symphony orchestra: 2232, 4231, 1+3, strings
    Fp: Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff; September 16, 1999, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
    FpEst: Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian National Opera, conductor Paul Mägi; November 23, 1999, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus”, ECM (2003); Isabelle van Keulen (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    CD „Zeit-Ton 14.10.2003 : Nebenan Estland : Ein Porträt des Starkomponisten Erkki Sven Tüür”, ORF (2003); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi, Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Henry Litolff’s Verlag / Edition Peters

Works for viola and orchestra

  • 2008
    viola, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4221, 1+3, harp, strings
    Fp: Lars Anders Tomter (viola), South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ziva; October 23, 2008, Alsion Concert Hall, Sonderborg, Denmark
    FpEst: Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; February 20, 2009, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
    CD "Erkki-Sven Tüür. Illuminatio. Whistles and Whispers from Uluru. Symphony No. 8", Ondine (2018); Lawrence Power (vioola), Tapiola Sinfonietta, dirigent Olari Elts
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for cello and orchestra

  • 1996
    20'
    solo cello, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1100, vibraphone, strings
    Fp: David Geringas (cello), Lausanne Chamber Orhestra, conductor Rüdiger Bohn; March 4, 1997, Lausanne, Switzerland
    FpEst: David Geringas (cello), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 20, 1997, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, VoxEstFest Festival
    Commissioned by: David Geringas
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Flux”, ECM (1999); David Geringas (cello), Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for piano and orchestra

  • 2006
    25'
    solo piano, symphony orchestra: 2232, 4331, 1+2, strings
    Fp: Thomas Larcher (piano), hr-Sinfonieorchester, conductor Paavo Järvi; November 22, 2006, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
    FpEst: Thomas Larcher (piano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; February 23, 2007, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: hr-Sinfonieorchester
    CD „Erkki-Sven Tüür. Symphony No. 7. Piano Concerto“, ECM (2014); Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Chor, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for accordion and orchestra

  • 2007
    24'
    accordion, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, percussion (2 players), strings
    Fp: Mika Väyrynen (accordion), Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; October 11, 2007, Turku Concert Hall, Finland
    FpEst: Mika Väyrynen (accordion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; October 21, 2007, Estonia Concert Hall, festival "Nyyd"
    Commissioned by: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre de Bretagne
    CD "Erkki-Sven Tüür. Symphony No. 5 for Big Band, Electric Guitar and Symphony Orchestra.
    Prophecy for Accordion and Orchestra", Ondine (2014); Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts, Nguyên Le (electric guitar), Mika Väyrynen (accordion)
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • Noesis
    concerto for violin, clarinet and orchestra
    in 3 movements
    2005
    solo violin, solo clarinet, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1+3, strings
    Fp: Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Michael Collins (clarinet), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; June 17, 2005, Detroit, USA
    FpEst: Carolin Widmann (violin), Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Nordic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anu Tali; May31, 2009, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Philharmonia & Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    CD „Erkki-Sven Tüür. „Peregrinus Ecstaticus. Le poids des vies non vécues. Noesis“, Ondine (2017). Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet), Pekka Kuusisto (violin), conductor Hannu Lintu

Works for other instrument and orchestra

  • 2007
    13'
    solo recorder, string orchestra
    Fp: Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Australian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Tognetti; November 3, 2007, Canberra Theatre, Australia
    FpEst: Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Festival Chamber Orchestra, conductor Kiyotaka Teraoka; July 12, 2009, David Oistrakh Festival
    CD "Erkki-Sven Tüür. Illuminatio. Whistles and Whispers from Uluru. Symphony No. 8", Ondine (2018); Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Edition Peters

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • 1996
    16'
    6 pianos
    Fp: Piano Circus; September 10, 1996, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
    FpEst: Piano Circus; November 28, 1997, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: Piano Circus
    CD “Piano Circus: Transmission”, PCD003; Piano Circus
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Duos

  • Obligatory piece at the Republican Wind and Percussion Players’ Competition 2012
    2011
    8'
    clarinet, piano
    Fp: March 22, 2012, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Republican Wind and Percussion Players’ Competition 2012
    Publisher: Edition Peters
    Manuscript
  • Synergie pour violin et violoncello [Sünergia viiulile ja tšellole]
    2010
    10'
    violin, cello
    Fp: Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello); September 2, 2010, Chambéry Cathédrale, France
    FpEst: Harry Traksmann (violin), Kaido Kelder (cello); September 27, 2011, Rotermann Salt Storage, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Renaud Capuçon, Rencontres de Musique de Chambre de Bel-Air
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Spectrum IV
    2004
    15'
    cello, organ
    Fp: Allar Kaasik (cello), Markku Mäkinen (organ); June 29, 2004, St. Elizabeth's Church, Pärnu, Estonia, David Oistrakh Festival
    Commissioned by: David Oistrakh Festival
    CD „Timeless Light“, BIS (2017); Allar Kaasik (cello), Kristīne Adamaite (organ)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Symbiosis
    Dedicated Helge Slaato and Frank Reinecke
    1996
    10'
    violin, double bass
    Fp: Helge Slaato (violin), Frank Reinecke (double bass); May 7, 1996, Berlin, Germany
    Commissioned by: Helge Slaato and Frank Reinecke
    CD “Nyyd Ensemble: Now. Estonian Composers”, Elwood Muusik (2001); NYYD Ensemble
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Conversio
    1994
    11'
    violin, piano
    CD "Works for violin and piano", DUX (2017); Mari Poll (violin), Mihkel Poll (piano)
    CD "Glass. Kancheli. Tüür", Brilliant Classics (2014); Andrea Cortesi (violin), Marco Venturi (piano)
    CD “From My Home”, Teldec (1997); Gidon Kremer (violin), Vadim Sacharov (piano)
    CD „Tüür. Conversio, Lighthouse, Symphony no. 2, Architectonics III & IV”, Warner Classics : Apex (2003); Gidon Kremer (violin), Vadim Sacharov (piano), Nyyd-Ensemble, cond. Olari Elts, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, cond. Juha Kangas, USSR State Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paul Mägi
    CD "Estonian composers V", Estonian Public Broadcasting (2008); Andres Mustonen (violin), Ivo Sillamaa (piano)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Spiel
    Dedicated to Martin Ostertag and Boris Björn Bagger
    1992
    8'
    cello, guitar
    Fp: Martin Ostertag (cello), Boris Björn Bagger (guitar); April 7, 1992, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Commissioned by: Martin Ostertag and Boris Björn Bagger
    CD “Desert Island”, Finlandia (2001); Henry-David Varema (cello), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    CD “Cantus – Estonian Chamber Music from the 1990’s”, Finlandia (1998); Henry-David Varema (cello), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Architectonics V [Arhitektoonika V]
    1991
    12'
    electric guitar, amplified piano
    Commissioned by: John Tamburello
    CD „Zeit-Ton 14.10.2003 : Nebenan Estland : Ein Porträt des Starkomponisten Erkki Sven Tüür”, ORF (2003); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi, Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Desert Island”, Finlandia (2001); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, Finlandia (1996); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, CCn’C (2001); Absolute Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Dick and Toff in Wonderland [Dick ja Toff imedemaal]
    1991
    6'
    flute, tuba (or: flute, bass clarinet)
    CD “Sisemonoloog – Inner Monologue”, PM CD01 (1999); Peeter Malkov (flute), Toomas Vavilov (bass clarinet)
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Dedication
    1990
    7'
    cello, piano
    CD „Klassikaraadio Comes to Visit!“, ERR (2015); Valle-Rasmus Roots (cello), Johan Randvere (piano)
    CD „Oxymoron”, ECM (2007); Leho Karin (cello), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Prints [Graafiline leht]
    1985
    7'
    flute, harp
    Fp: Raivo Peäske (flute), Eda Rajasalu (harp); June 1, 1985, Tallinn
    CD “Inner Monologue”, PM CD 01; Peeter Malkov (flute), Tatjana Lepnurm (harp)
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
    Manuscript
  • Sonatina [Sonatiin]
    1984
    8'
    2 pianos
    Fp: Tallinn Piano Duo: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske; May 19, 1985, Tallinn
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Trios

  • 2016
    15'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Lars Vogt (piano); June 23, 2017, innogy-Kraftwerk, Heimbach, Germany, Spannungen Festival
    FpEst: Ensemble Yxus: Leho Karin (cello), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Harry Traksmann (violin); August 6, 2017, Pühalepa Church, Pühalepa Music Festival
    Commissioned by: Spannungen Festival
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Conversio II
    2015
    violin, percussion (2 players)
    Fp: OK Percussion Duo (Martin Opršál and Martin Kleibl), Milan Paľa (violin); October 15, 2015, Brno Philharmonic Hall, Czech, festival "Moravian Autumn"
  • 2002
    14'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Grieg Trio; March 22, 2003, Wigmore Hall, London, UK
    FpEst: Seattle Chamber Players: David Sabee (cello), Mihhail Shmidt (violin), Marian Lee (piano); November 25, 2003, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Grieg Trio
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Drama
    Dedicated to Camerata Tallinn Chamber Ensemble
    1994
    12'
    flute, violin, guitar (or: vibraphone, violin, guitar)
    CD “Cantus – Estonian Chamber Music from the 1990’s”, Finlandia (1998); Janika Lentsius (flute), Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    CD “Drama”, Estonian Radio (2001); Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone), Arvo Leibur (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    CD “Reinbert Evers: Drama – Baltic Music for Guitar”, Ambitus Musikproduktion (2000); Konrad Hünteler (flute), Midoro Goto (violin), Reinbert Evers (guitar)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Spectrum II
    1994
    11'
    organ, trumpet, percussion ad libitum
    Fp: Andres Uibo (organ), Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Madis Metsamart (percussion); July 29, 1994, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Andres Uibo
    CD “Estonian Organ Music 2”, Eres (1994); Andres Uibo (organ), Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Madis Metsamart (percussion)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Architectonics VII [Arhitektoonika VII]
    1992
    9'
    flute, cello, harpsichord (or: flute, bass clarinet, piano)
    Fp: Algirdas Vizgirda (flute), Teet Järvi (cello), Aina Kalnciema (harpsichord); October 6, 1992, Strasbourg, France
    Commissioned by: Musica Festival Strasbourg
    CD „Klassikaraadio Comes to Visit!“, ERR (2015); Pipilota Neostus (flute), Johanna Randvere (cello), Auli Lonks (piano)
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, Finlandia (1996); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “The Baltic Trio: Pastoral of Computerized World”, Finlandia (1997); Baltic Trio: Algirdas Vizgirda (flute), Teet Järvi (cello), Aina Kalnciema (harpsichord)
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, CCn’C (2001); Absolute Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Architectonics II [Arhitektoonika II]
    1986
    10'
    clarinet, cello, piano
    Fp: Soloists’ Ensemble of the “Estonia” Theatre Orchestra; March 21, 1987, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Soloists’ Ensemble of the “Estonia” Theatre Orchestra
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, Finlandia (1996); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, CCn’C (2001); Absolute Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
    Manuscript

Quartets

  • 1998
    9'
    percussion (4 players)
    Fp: Cabaza Percussion Quartet; October 17, 1998, Nürnberg
    FpEst: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; October 13, 2001, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Cabaza Percussion Quartet
    CD “In The Eye Of The Storm”, CPO (1999); Cabaza Percussion Quartet
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Lamentatio
    1995
    9'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Stockholm Saxophone Quartet; January 31, 1995, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Stockholm Saxophone Quartet
    CD  “Sonic.art Saxophonquartett”, Genuin (2010). Sonic.art Saxophone Quartett
    CD “Amstel Saxophone Quartet: Straight Lines”, Eramus Music & Media MVH (2002); Amstel Saxophone Quartet
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Architectonics IV “Per Cadenza ad Metasimplicity” [Arhitektoonika IV “Per Cadenza ad Metasimplicity”]
    1990
    9'
    violin (or electric violin), bassoon, baritone saxophone, piano (or synthesizer)
    Fp: Sound Pressure; May 27, 1990, Border Crossings Festival, Toronto, Canada
    Commissioned by: Sound Pressure
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, Finlandia (1996); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, CCn’C (2001); Absolute Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „Tüür. Conversio, Lighthouse, Symphony no. 2, Architectonics III & IV”, Warner Classics : Apex (2003); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

String quartets

  • String Quartet No. 2 "Lost Prayers"
    2012
    12'
    string quartet
    Fp: Participants of the semifinal of the 61st ARD Music Competition; September 13, 2012, Munich, Prinzregententheater
    FpEst: Yxus Ensemble; March 2, 2013, Vanemuise Concert Hall, Tartu, March 3, 2013, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: 61. Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD München
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • String Quartet [Keelpillikvartett]
    In memoriam Urmas Kibuspuu
    1985
    18'
    string quartet
    Fp: Tallinn String Quartet; February 14, 1986, Tallinn
    CD “Baltic Elegy”, Collins (1996); The Duke Quartet: Louisa Fuller, Rick Koster (violins), John Metcalfe (viola), Ivan McCready (cello)
    CD “Chamber Music from Estonia”, BIS (1993); Tallinn String Quartet: Urmas Vulp, Toomas Nestor (violins), Viljar Kuusk (viola), Teet Järvi (cello)
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
    Manuscript

Quintets

  • Excitatio ad contemplandum
    1996/2012
    18'
    organ, saxophone quartet
    Fp: Amstel Saxophone Quartet, Pieter van Dijk (organ); February 10, 2013, Orgelpark, Amsterdam
    FpEst: Ines Maidre (organ), SaxEst; August 22, 2014, Tallinn Dome Church

Wind quintets

  • Architectonics I [Arhitektoonika I]
    1984
    5'
    wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
    Fp: Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet; May 25, 1985, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
    Manuscript

Sextets

  • The Sun Boat [Päikesevene]
    1982/2017
    9'30''
    6 cellos
    Fp: Estonian Cello Ensemble: Johannes Välja, Theodor Sink, Andreas Lend, Marius Järvi, Villu Vihermäe, Maarit Kangron; April 12, 2017, Tallinn House of Blackheads, Estonian Music Days

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • The King appears from the Golden Mist [Kuningas ilmub kuldsest udust]
    2016
    6'
    large ensemble: 2021, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 12111, 2 piano
    Fp: Ensemble of the Académie de Musique et de Théâtre Prince Rainier III; November 30, 2016, Monaco
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Architectonics VI [Arhitektoonika VI]
    new version of the work of the same title written in 1992
    2004
    10'
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; May 8, 2004; Estonian Radio, Tallinn; May 9, 2004, Christian Zais Saal, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Saksamaa, Europamusicale Festival
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Architectonics III “Postmetaminimal Dream” [Arhitektoonika III “Postmetaminimal Dream”]
    1990
    10'
    flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 pianos, synthesizer, percussion (2 players), violin, cello
    Fp: California EAR Unit; April 23, 1991, Los Angeles, USA
    Commissioned by: California EAR Unit
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, Finlandia (1996); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics”, CCn’C (2001); Absolute Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD „Tüür. Conversio, Lighthouse, Symphony no. 2, Architectonics III & IV”, Warner Classics : Apex (2003); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for flute

  • Inner Monologue [Sisemonoloog]
    the obligatory flute work for the 1986 Estonian National Competition for Wind Instrument Players
    1986
    6'
    flute
    Fp: Peeter Malkov (flute); October 14, 1991, Tallinn
    PM CD 01: “Inner Monologue”; Peeter Malkov (flute)
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
    Manuscript

Works for percussion

  • Motus I
    1998
    9'
    percussion
    Fp: Peter Sadlo; July 9, 1999, Ingolstadt, Germany
    Commissioned by: Peter Sadlo
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for violin

  • Confession
    2007
    10'
    violin
    Fp: Carolin Widmann (violin); September 15, 2007, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Mozart Saal, concert series "Auftakt"
    FpEst: Harry Traksmann (violin); February 13, 2008, Kanuti Guild Hall, The Perfect Silence Festival
    Commissioned by: Alte Oper Frankfurt
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for piano

  • 2017
    3'
    piano
    Fp: Nicolas Horvath (piano); April 9, 2017, Radio Studio One (Estonian National Broadcasting), Estonian Music Days
  • Short Meeting of Dark and Light
    2003
    1'
    piano
    CD "Mihkel Poll. Enescu. Bartók. Tüür. Kõrvits", Dux (2015); Mihkel Poll (piano)
    CD “Spectrum 4. 66 miniatures for solo piano”, USK Recordings (2005); Thalia Myers (piano)
    Publisher: ABRSM Publishing, Edition Peters
  • To Kristiina [Kristiinale]
    1981/1995
    3'
    piano
    CD "Mihkel Poll. Enescu. Bartók. Tüür. Kõrvits", Dux (2015); Mihkel Poll (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Thinking of Hiiumaa [Mõeldes Hiiumaast]
    1992
    2'
    piano
    CD "Mihkel Poll. Enescu. Bartók. Tüür. Kõrvits", Dux (2015); Mihkel Poll (piano)
    CD "Piano music for children and youth by Estonian composers", EKÜ (Estonian Piano Teachers' Association) (2002); Kai Ratassepp (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Piano Sonata [Klaverisonaat]
    in 3 movements
    1985
    14'
    piano
    Fp: Kalle Randalu (piano); March 6, 1986, Tartu, Estonia
    CD "Mihkel Poll. Enescu. Bartók. Tüür. Kõrvits", Dux (2015); Mihkel Poll (piano)
    CD "DeusExClavier", Estonian Record Productions (2010); Hando Nahkur (piano)
    CD “Desert Island”, Finlandia (2001); Lauri Väinmaa (piano)
    CD “Estonian Piano Music”, Finlandia (1994); Lauri Väinmaa (piano)
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Works for organ

  • Spectrum III
    1999
    9'
    organ
    Fp: Andres Uibo (organ); June 30, 1999, Nürnberg St. Nicolaus and St. Ulrich Church, Nürnberg Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: Andres Uibo
    CD “Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg Musica Sacra – Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts” ION (1999); Andres Uibo (organ)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Spectrum I
    1989
    8'
    organ
    Fp: Andres Uibo; December 12, 1989, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Andres Uibo
    CD „Tallinn Cathedral organ. Ladegast-Sauer organ 100 years“, EELK Tallinna Piiskoplik Toomkogudus (2014); Kadri Ploompuu (organ)
    CD “Estonian Organ Music”, Eres (1994); Andres Uibo (organ)
    CD "Bernsteinstrasse", Musica Delicata (2007); Ulla Krigul (organ)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Psalmody [Psalmoodia]
    I
    II
    III

    1993/2012
    23'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 1, synhtesizer (Fender Rhodes), strings
    Text: Psalm No. 67, 136, 150 (in Latin)
    Fp: Choir of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Nargenfestival Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; December 1, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Awakening [Ärkamine]
    2011
    40'
    mixed choir, chamber orchestra: 2020, 0000, percussion, strings
    Text: Juhan Liiv, Ernst Enno, Jaan Kaplinski, Doris Kareva (in Estonian), liturgical texts (in Latin)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga, conductor Daniel Reuss; March 10, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Tallinn - European Capiltal of Culture 2011, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    CD "Awakening", Ondine (2011); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, conductor Daniel Reuss
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Questions...
    2007
    26'
    counter tenor, tenor, baritone, mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: from interview with quantum physicist David Bohm (in English)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Town Council Custom [Raerituaal]
    1982/2004
    8'
    mixed choir, early music ensemble, electric guitar, chamber orchestra
    Text: (in Latin)
    Fp: Estonian Oratorio Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Hortus Musicus, conductor Andres Mustonen; August 29, 2004, Tallinn Town Hall Square
    CD "Estonian composers V", Estonian Public Broadcasting (2008); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Hortus Musicus, Lauri-Dag Tüür (electric guitar), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen
  • Requiem [Reekviem]
    In memoriam Peeter Lilje
    1994
    28'
    soprano, tenor, mixed choir, chamber orchestra: piano, triangle, strings
    Text: Latin Requiem Mass
    Fp: Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; November 17, 1994, Tallinn
    CD “Crystallisatio”, ECM (1996); Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Inquiétude du Fini
    1992
    15'
    mixed choir, chamber orchestra: 1011, 0000, strings
    Text: Tõnu Õnnepalu
    Fp: Tapiola Chamber Choir, Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Eric-Olof Söderström; December 1, 1992, Espoo, Finland
    Commissioned by: Espoo International Choral Festival
    CD „Magma”, EMI Virgin Classics (2007); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • oratorio
    1. Tempus I
    2. Tempus II
    3. Tempus III
    4. Tempus IV
    1985
    30'
    soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 003, bass clarinet, 1, contrabassoon, 0330, 1+1, piano, harpsichord, strings
    Text: Viivi Luik (in Estonian), Ecclesiastes (in Latin)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Orchestra of the Theatre “Estonia”, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; April 26, 1986, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD “Erkki-Sven Tüür: Oratorio Ante Finem Saeculi/Symphony No. 2”, Finlandia (1994); Vera Talesh (soprano), Joosep Vahermägi (tenor), Riho Ridbeck (bass), Estonian Philharmonic Oratorio Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • Questions...
    2007/2015
    26'
    counter tenor, tenor, baritone, male choir, string orchestra
    Text: from interview with quantum physicist David Bohm (in English)
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, soloists Ka Bo Chan, Ott Indermitte and Valter Soosalu, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mikk Üleoja; March 28, 2015, Estonia Concert Hall
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Eternity [Igavik]
    2006
    6'
    male choir, chamber orchestra: 2021, 0000, percussion, strings
    Text: Doris Kareva
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, male section of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; March 26, 2005, Tallinn St. Charles’ Church, the State Funeral of President Lennart Meri
    CD „Magma”, EMI Virgin Classics (2007); Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Salve Regina
    In memoriam Helle Mustonen
    2005
    6'
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 1111, 0010, percussion, organ, strings
    CD “Early music of 3rd millenium”, ERP (2011); Hortus Musicus
    CD „Oxymoron”, ECM (2007); Vox Clamantis, NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Lumen et Cantus
    Mass
    1989
    35'
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 5030, 0000, 1+3, celesta, piano, harpsichord, strings
    Text: Latin Mass
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; January 25, 1990, Tallinn
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcast (2011); Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, male voices of Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste (only "Credo")
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman

Works for children's choir and orchestra

  • Little Estonian Song [Väike eestimaine laul]
    2009
    children's choir (SSA), symphony orchestra: 2222, 4330, 1+2, strings
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    Fp: children's choirs, conductor Aarne Saluveer; July 5, 2009, Estonian Song and Dance Celebration 2009
    Commissioned by: Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation
    Manuscript

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Psalmody [Psalmoodia]
    in 3 movements
    1993/2005
    26'
    mixed choir, early music ensemble
    Text: Psalms No. 67, 136, 150 (in Latin)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus, Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Andres Mustonen; October 9, 2005, Riga, new music festival "Arena"
    CD "Estonian composers V", Estonian Public Broadcasting (2008); Hortus Musicus, Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Andres Mustonen
  • Meditatio
    2003
    17'
    mixed choir, saxophone quartet
    Text: Anselm of Canterbury (in Latin)
    Fp: WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, conductor Anton Marik; February 6, 2004, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal, Funkhaus Wallrafplatz, Cologne, Germany
    FpEst: WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, conductor Anton Marik; February 12, 2004, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Westdeutscher Rundfunk
    CD “Baltic Voices 3”, Harmonia Mundi (2005); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Excitatio ad contemplandum
    1996
    18'
    4 voices (alto, 2 tenors, bariton), organ (or: mixed choir, organ)
    Text: Anselm of Canterbury (in Latin)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ); September 10, 1996, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Penarth, Wales, U.K
    FpEst: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 20, 1997, Tallinn, VoxEstFest Festival
    Commissioned by: Vale of Glamorgan Festival
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • Questions...
    2007
    26'
    4 male voices, string orchestra
    Text: from interview with quantum physicist David Bohm (in English)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble, Munich Chamber Orchestra, conductor Alexander Liebreich; December 5, 2007, Alte Oper Frankfurt
    Commissioned by: Hilliard Ensemble and Munich Chamber Orchestra
    Publisher: Edition Peters

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

  • Antidolorosum
    Arrangement of Rasmus Puur
    1982/2017
    voice, 6 cellos
    Fp: Erkki-Sven Tüür (voice), Estonian Cello Ensemble: Johannes Välja, Theodor Sink, Andreas Lend, Marius Järvi, Villu Vihermäe, Maarit Kangron; April 12, 2017, Tallinn House of Blackheads, Estonian Music Days
  • Excitatio ad contemplandum
    1996
    18'
    4 voices (alto, 2 tenors, bariton), organ (or: mixed choir, organ)
    Text: Anselm of Canterbury (in Latin)
    Fp: Hilliard Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ); September 10, 1996, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Penarth, Wales, U.K
    FpEst: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; September 20, 1997, Tallinn, VoxEstFest Festival
    Commissioned by: Vale of Glamorgan Festival
    Publisher: Edition Peters

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Missa Brevis
    2013
    16'
    mixed choir
    Fp: Ensemble EXtraCHORd, conductor Martin Ramroth; May 29, 2014, Herderkirche, Weimar, Germany
    FpEst: Collegium Musicale, conductor Endrik Üksvärav; August 16, 2014, Pühalepa Church, Pühalepa Music Festival
    Commissioned by: 9. Deutscher Chorwettbewerb
    Publisher: Peters
  • Retreaters [Taandujad]
    2013
    4'
    mixed choir
    Text: Peep Ilmet
    Fp: Mixed choirs of XXVI General Song Celebration, conductor Heli Jürgenson; July 6, 2014, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
    Commissioned by: Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation
  • Triglosson trishagion
    2008
    mixed choir
    Text: Orthodox prayer-book (in Estonian, Russian and Greek)
    Fp: Orthodox Singers; April 27, 2008, Tallinn St. Nicholas' Church
    Commissioned by: Orthodox Singers
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • The Wanderer’s Evening Song [Rändaja õhtulaul]
    2001
    17'
    mixed choir
    Text: Ernst Enno
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; July 1, 2001, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "Awakening", Ondine (2011); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Daniel Reuss
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • 2'
    mixed choir
    Text: Arved Paul

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • Oxymoron
    2001
    21'
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, live electronics
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; September 12, 2003, Klangspuren Festival, Schwaz, Feckviehversteigerungshalle, Rotholz
    FpEst: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; October 15, 2003, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    CD „Oxymoron”, ECM (2007); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • The Glamour of the Game [Mängu võlu]
    1995
    40'
    double bass, live electronics, MIDI percussion
    Fp: Basso Bongo Duo: Robert Black (double bass, live electronics), Amy Knoles (MIDI percussion, live-electronics); November 23, 1995, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: Basso Bongo Duo
  • Mirage [Miraaž]
    1991
    6'
    electronics
    Fp: April 15, 1998, Winter Garden of the Estonian National Opera, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • The Tropic of Capricorn [Kaljukitse märgi all]
    1991
    15'
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, electric guitar (2nd electric guitar ad libitum), MIDI electronics
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; February 21, 1991, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Inner Monologue II [Sisemonoloog II]
    processed version
    6'
    flute, electronics
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Margo Kõlar (live electronics); April 7, 2003, Estonian Academy of Music chamber hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "Monika Mattiesen. Manuscript", Estonian Radio (2006); Monika Mattiesen (flute), Margo Kõlar, Hans-Gunter Lock (electronics)

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Instrumental works for children

  • The Echo of Distant Steps [Kaugete sammude kaja]
    Obligatory piece at the competition "Young Musician 2015"
    2014
    4'
    cello, piano
    Fp: April 11, 2015, Tallinn Teachers' House, participants of the competition "Young Musician"
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • Walk on the Rope [Köielkõnd]
    Obligatory work at the competition "Young Musician 2015"
    2014
    3'
    violin, piano
    Fp: April 11, 2015, Tallinn House of Blackheads, participants of the competition "Young Musician"
    CD "Works for violin and piano", DUX (2017); Mari Poll (violin), Mihkel Poll (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Peters
  • What I Saw from the Top of the Mountain [Mida nägin mäetipule jõudes]
    2003
    piano
    Fp: Anne Tüür (piano); October 25, 2003, Nõmme Music School, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Society
    CD "Mihkel Poll. Enescu. Bartók. Tüür. Kõrvits", Dux (2015); Mihkel Poll (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Peters

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

  • Music for exhibition "Dances with Architecture"
    Authors of exhibition: Silver Vahtre, Ignar Fjuk, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pille Kannimäe, Tammo Sumera
    2014
    phonogram
    Fp: February 14, 2014 - March 9, 2014, Tallinn Art House

Film music

  • Music for animated film "Elu ilma Gabriella Ferrita" ["Life Without Gabriella Ferri"]
    Eesti Joonisfilm, directed by Priit Pärn
    2008
    44'
    DVD „Elu ilma Gabriella Ferrita” [Life Without Gabriella Ferri], Eesti Joonisfilm (2008)

POPULAR MUSIC

Popular songs

  • Opening [Avanemine]
    1978
    4'
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Erkki-Sven Tüür
    CD „Need ei vaata tagasi... Osa 1”, HyperElwood (1999). Ruja, Tõnu Kaljuste chamber choir, mixed choir Noorus
  • New And Old [Uus ja vana]
    3'30''
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Fp: Ensemble In Spe

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • O crux benedicta
    Arrangement of Carlo Gesualdo's motet with the same name (1603)
    2014
    3'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; February 15, 2014, Tallinn Methodist Church