Erkki-Sven Tüür Recent Unofficial Works
Last Update: October 9, 2002
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:
T
he 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.
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