Erkki-Sven Tüür Vocal Works

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Vocal Works (alphabetical listing)

Title: Excitatio ad contemplandum (1996) for voices (alto, tenor I, tenor II, baritone), choir and organ

Text: Anselm of Canterbury

Duration: 18'

Commissioned by/Written for: The Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Premiered by: The Hilliard Ensemble and Christopher Bowers-Broadbent

Date and location of premiere: September 10, 1996 at The Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Penarth, Wales, U.K.

Publisher: Edition-Peters EP Nr. 8898

Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.

Title: Inquiétude du Fini (1992) for chamber choir and chamber orchestra

Text: Tõnu Õnnepalu

Duration: 15'

Commissioned by/Written for: Espoo International Choral Festival

Premiered by: The Tapiola Chamber Choir and the Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Eric-Olof Söderström

Date and location of premiere: December 1, 1992 in Espoo, Finland

Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY

Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.

Title: Messe: Lumen et Cantus (1989) for male choir and orchestra

Text: Latin Mass

Duration: 35'

Dedicated to: Tõnu Kaljuste

Premiered by: The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste

Date and location of premiere: January 25, 1990 in Tallinn, Estonia

Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY

Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.

Title: Oratorium: Ante Finem Saeculi (1985) for soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir and orchestra

Text: Tempus I (Ecclesiastes); Tempus II & III (Viivi Luik); Tempus IV (Viivi Luik & Ecclesiastes)

Duration: 30'

Commissioned by/Written for: Tõnu Kaljuste

Premiered by: The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choirand the Orchestra of the Estonia Opera Theatre conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste

Date and location of premiere: April 26, 1986 in Tallinn, Estonia

Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY

Recommended recording: Oratorio Ante Finem Saeculi / Symphony No. 2 by The Estonian Philharmonic Oratorio Choir / Estonian Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste on Finlandia 4509 95579 2.

Title: Requiem (1994) for mixed choir, strings, piano and triangle

Text: Latin Requiem Mass

Duration: 28'

Dedicated to: In memoriam Peeter Lilje

Premiered by: Kaia Urb, soprano; Tiit Kogermann, tenor; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste

Date and location of premiere: November 17, 1994 in Tallinn, Estonia

Publisher: Edition Peters EP Nr. 8886

Recommended recording: Crystallisatio by The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste on ECM New Series 1590.

Title: Rändaja õhtulaul (2001) for mixed choir

English translation of Estonian title: The Wanderer's Evening Song

Text: Ernst Enno

Duration: 17'

Dedicated to: search in progress

Premiered by: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste

Date and location of premiere: July 1, 2001 in Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

Publisher: search in progress

Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.