Erkki-Sven Tüür Chamber Rock Works & Arrangements

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Chamber Rock Works (listing is alphabetical by original Estonian titles)

Title: Antidolorosum (1982?)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Artur Alliksaar (1923-1966) (English translation can be read here)

Duration: 5'

Performed by: In Spe

Recommended recording: In Spe on the original vinyl LP or CD reissue. Live version available on the Eesti Pop III vinyl LP.

Title: Avanemine (1978?)

Alternate title/Translation: Opening (English translation)

Lyrics: Erkki-Sven Tüür

Duration: 4'

Performed by: Ruja

Recommended recording: Ruja on the retrospective boxset Need ei vaata tagasi... on HyperElwood 474-0447-10162-0 .

Title: Helin (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: Ringing (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Juhan Liiv (1864-1913) (English translation of Helin is approximately 2/3rds of the way down the biographical page on Juhan Liiv)

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Hääled seitsme maa ja mere tagant (1983) for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 horn and rock ensemble

Alternative Title/Translations: Sounds from beyond the seven lands and seas

Lyrics: It is unknown whether this work contains lyrics.

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe with guest brass musicians at the Tartu Rock Festival 1983.

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Igavik (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: Eternity (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Doris Kareva (1958-)

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Isamaa (1982?)

Alternate title/Translation: Homeland (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Hando Runnel (1938-) (English translation can be read here)

Duration: 2'

Performed by: In Spe

Recommended recording: Live version available on the Eesti Pop III vinyl LP.

Title: Jäämägi (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: Mountain of Ice (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Joel Sang

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Kõikumine (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: Swaying (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by V. Härm

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Lumen et Cantus (1982?)

Alternate title/Translation: Light and Song (English translation)

Lyrics: Believed to have been based on Gregorian Chant. Has been described in Estonian rock journalism as a "five part songcycle". The future Lumen et Cantus (1988) work for male choir and orchestra may have used some elements of this original 1982 Latin vocal rock composition.

Duration: Unknown, but was likely an extended work of approximately 20' to 25'

Performed by: In Spe at the Tartu Rock Festival 1982 where it received the First Prize of the jury.

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Päikesevene (1982?)

Alternate title/Translation: The Sunboat (English translation)

Lyrics: Not applicable (instrumental work only)

Duration: 9'

Performed by: In Spe

Recommended recording: In Spe on the original vinyl LP or CD reissue.

Title: Rändrotid (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: The Migratory Rats (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Sfääride Võitlus (1982?)

Alternate title/Translation: The Fight of the Spheres (English translation)

Lyrics: Not applicable (instrumental work only)

Duration: 7'

Performed by: In Spe

Recommended recording: In Spe on the original vinyl LP or CD reissue.

Title: Sümfoonia Seitsmele Esitajale (1982?)

Alternate title/Translation: Symphony for Seven Performers (English translation)

Lyrics: Not applicable (instrumental work only)

Duration: 20'

Performed by: In Spe

Recommended recording: In Spe on the original vinyl LP or CD reissue.

Title: Taevastenäoline (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: With the Face of the Heavens (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Doris Kareva (1958-)

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Uus ja vana (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: New and old (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Juhan Liiv (1864-1913)

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Vahejaam (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: Way station (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Joel Sang

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.

Title: Vähid (19??)

Alternate title/Translation: The Crabs (English translation)

Lyrics: Based on an original poem by Hando Runnel (1938-)

Duration: Unknown

Performed by: In Spe (not confirmed)

Recommended recording: None available.