Läbilõige Eesti Koorimuusikast (Review of Estonian Choral Music)

EKM001-003 © 2002 Eesti Kooriühing, Eesti Laulu- ja Tantsupeo Sihtasutus ja Eesti Raadio (Estonian Choral Union, Estonian Song and Dance Festival Foundation and Estonian Radio).

The recordings are compiled from performances recorded from 1972 to 2002 by Estonian Radio, the Forte Record Company or are provided courtesy of the choirs themselves.

There are no details provided about the recording of the Erkki-Sven Tüür composition. The recording source for this track is copyrighted as by Estonian Radio and it is extremely likely that the recording is from the January 25, 1990 premiere of the work which was by these same performers.

Composition by Erkki-Sven Tüür

CD Two - Track 25. Credo from "Lumen et Cantus" (1989) 1:54

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (men's group), Estonian State Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste  

Other composer's works on this collection

The details of the other composers (32) and the other works (68) and the other performers and conductors on this 3 disc box set are beyond the scope of this website. If you are interested in details, please email me at alan.teder@sympatico.ca

Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards

The mass Lumen et Cantus was originally a 1981 work for male choir and rock group. The 1989 version for male choir and symphony orchestra is dedicated to Tõnu Kaljuste and was premiered on January 25, 1990 by the male voices of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Estonian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.

Music Publishers

Publishing information for Lumen et Cantus is not provided in this disc's information, but the publisher is known to be Warner/ Chappell Music Finland OY.

Other Points of Interest and Links

Estonian and English titles are given for all of the works in this boxset along with track timings, details of soloists, choirs and conductors. Dates of performances and recordings are not provided. Texts of songs are not provided. There is a short introductory text to Estonian choral music and brief single paragraph biographies of the 33 composers (in both Estonian and English). The author of the booklet notes is not identified. There are no credits for the compilation selection.