Erkki-Sven Tüür Recent Unofficial Works

For this purpose, I am defining "recent" works as those that postdate Erkki-Sven Tüür's 1984 graduation from composition studies at the Tallinn Conservatory of Music. They are thus too recent to be labelled "student" or early works but for one reason or another they have been excluded from the composer's official works list. Only two of the compositions below have been released as commercial recordings. In order to complete the information on this page I am searching for information on further details of each work's character and duration, details of world premiere performers and locations, publishers and other information of interest. If you have any additional information, contributions or comments you would like to make, you can contact me via e-mail at: alan.teder@sympatico.ca

Recent Unofficial Works (listing is alphabetical by original titles)

Title: Concerto piccolo fortissimo (2000) for piano and symphony orchestra

Duration: 4'

Commissioned by/Written for: the Rein Rannap mini-concerto project and a "Guess the Composer" audience game.

Premiered by: Rein Rannap / City of Pärnu Orchestra / Olari Elts

Date and location of premiere: August 18, 2000 at the Pärnu Vallikäär, Pärnu, Estonia.

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: ... de facto (1987) for 3 electric guitars and symphony orchestra

Duration: Unknown

Commissioned by/Written for: Unknown

Premiered by: Unknown

Date and location of premiere: Unknown

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Happy Hour for UBC (1999) for marching band

Durations: 3'

Commissioned by/Written for: The Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs

Premiered by: The Royal Norwegian Navy Band conducted by Lt. Col. Christer Johannesen

Date and location of premiere: February 16, 2000 at the Nøtterøy Kulturhus, Nøtterøy, Norway

Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Norway

Recommended recording: 21 Marches for the 21st Century on Simax PSC 1163.

Title: Mirage (1991) for computer tape

Duration: 6'

Commissioned by/Written for: Unknown

Recorded/Prepared at: ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Date and location of premiere: Unknown

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Mängu Võlu (1995) for electronically processed doublebass and electronic & MIDI percussion

Alternative Title/Translation: The Glamour of the Game

Duration: 40'

Commissioned by/Written for: Basso Bongo Duo (Robert Black - doublebass, stick, live electronics & Amy Knoles - electronic percussion, live electronics)

Premiered by: Basso Bongo Duo with the composer's participation on sound manipulations

Date and location of premiere: November 23, 1995 at the Estonia Concert Hall during the Nyyd'95 Contemporary Music Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: Not available.

Title: Spectrum III (1999) for organ

Duration: 9'

Commissioned by/Written for: Andres Uibo

Premiered by: Andres Uibo

Date and location of premiere: June 30, 1999 at the Orgel der Kirche St. Nicolaus und St. Ulrich, Nürnberg Organ Festival, Nürnberg, Germany

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg - Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts ION 01-01/02.

Title: The Changes Are Taking Shape (1998?) for strings, percussion, brass, wind and piano

Duration: 8'

Commissioned by/Written for: To be confirmed, possibly for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival as a demonstration piece for youth orchestra involving improvisation to some degree.

Premiered by: To be confirmed, possibly youth orchestra in Huddersfield, U.K.

Date and location of premiere: To be confirmed, possibly November, 1998 in Huddersfield, U.K.

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: Not available.

Title: Vitrea ludentia (electronic poem) (1985) for synthesizer and renaissance ensemble

Duration: Unknown

Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed, but was likely for Hortus Musicus Early Music Ensemble

Premiered by: Not confirmed, but was likely Hortus Musicus Early Music Ensemble

Date and location of premiere: Unknown

Publisher: Unknown

Recommended recording: None available.