René Eespere

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • Gourmets [Gurmaanid]
    opera in three acts
    2002/2005
    120'
    mezzo soprano, tenor, 2 baritones, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3222, 4331, percussions, harp, celesta, strings
    Libretto: Ervin Õunapuu, René Eespere
    Fp: March 3, 2006, Estonian National Opera, director/designer Ervin Õunapuu, conductor Arvo Volmer, soloists: Jassi Zahharov (Baron), Riina Airenne (Princess), Rauno Elp (Sebastian), Priit Volmer (Priest), Mart Madiste (Broker/Orderly). (Premiere of the 1st act: April 26, 2002, Estonian National Opera, director/designer Ervin Õunapuu, conductor Paul Mägi, soloists: Jassi Zahharov (Baron), Rauno Elp (Sebastian), Priit Volmer (Priest), Mart Madiste (Broker))
    Commissioned by: Estonian National Opera

Musical and/or drama and/or dance works for stage

  • Augustus
    Concert performance based on Herman Hesse's tale
    2018
    1 h
    soprano, bass, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Text: Lyrics: Malle Talvet-Mustonen
    Fp: Priit Volmer (bass), Aurelia Eespere (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Andres Kaljuste; October 27, 2018, Tallinn House of Blackheads
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society

Musicals for children

  • Wild Swans [Metsluiged]
    musical for children
    1988/1997/2011
    70'
    soloists, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2220, 2210, percussion, celesta, harp, strings
    Text: Leelo Tungal after Hans Christian Andersen
    Fp: teachers and students of Pärnu Music School and Pärnu Sütevaka High School, conductor Peter Perens (jun), directed by Kaarel Kilgas; May 4, 1997, Pärnu Endla Theatre.
    Premiere of the new redaction: Marilyn Jurma, Jekaterina Nikolajeva, Arno Tamm, Ott Kartau, Estonian TV Girls' Choir, Tallinn Georg Ots Music High School symphony orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts, director Loore Martna, March 14, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall.  
    Commissioned by: Pärnu Music School

Ballets

  • Ancient Dwellers [Kodalased]
    ballet-ritual
    1979
    30'
    alto, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 1+4, celesta, harp, strings (1st and 2nd cello, 1st and 2nd double bass)
    Libretto: Ülo Vilimaa after Kaljo Põllu's graphic series
    Fp: December 8, 1979, Theatre Vanemuine, director Ülo Vilimaa, Theatre Vanemuine choir and orchestra (stage production titled as "Kõrvalised", comprising "Preludes", "Man and a night", "Ancient dwellers" and "Furies" by René Eespere)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 080
    Manuscript
  • Furies [Fuuriad]
    short ballet in one act (choreographic scene), dedicated to Ülo Vilimaa
    1977
    9'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3223, 4231, 1+2, electric guitar, bass guitar, strings
    Libretto: Ülo Vilimaa after Kristjan Raud's charcoals
    Fp: December 8, 1979, Theatre Vanemuine, director Ülo Vilimaa, Theatre Vanemuine choir and orchestra (stage production titled as "Kõrvalised", comprising "Preludes", "Man and a night", "Ancient dwellers" and "Furies" by René Eespere)
    Manuscript
  • Man and a Night [Inimene ja öö]
    short ballet in one act and three pictures
    1. pilt. Grave
    2. pilt. Moderato
    3. pilt. Allegro

    1977
    31'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1+5, harp, strings
    Libretto: Ülo Vilimaa after Kristjan Raud's ink drawings
    Choreography: Ülo Vilimaa
    Fp: May 22, 1977, Vanemuine Theatre, director Ülo Vilimaa
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Pro Opera
    overture
    2013
    symphony orchestra: 2121, 2100, percussion, harp, strings
    Fp: July 21, 2013, Saaremaa Opera Days
  • The Sixth Day [Kuues päev]
    2003
    16'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, percussion, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; August 22, 2003, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Glasperlenspiel Music Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    Distributor: EMIC RE 068

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Cantus II
    2007
    12'
    chamber orchestra: 1100, 0000, harp, percussion, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; October 6, 2007, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Distributor: EMIC RE 014
  • Cantus
    2003
    8'
    chamber orchestra: 1101, 0000, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; December 14, 2003, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society
    CD “René Eespere. Concertatus celatus”, Antes Edition (2007). Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 048
  • Concerto ritornello
    1982/1993
    17'
    chamber orchestra: 1111, 1000, 0+2, harpsichord, celesta, 2 harps, strings
    Fp: Igor Bezrodny (violin), Mari Tampere (violin), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje; February 11, 1984, Estonian Radio
    Commissioned by: Igor Bezrodny
    CD "René Eespere. Concerto ritornello für Kammerorchester, Konzert für Flöte und Kammerorchester, Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester", Antes Edition (1998). Ülo Kaadu (violin), Maano Männi (violin), Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for string orchestra

  • Respectus
    2013
    9'30''
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; December 12, 2013, Tallinn House of Blackheads
    Distributor: EMIC RE 055

Works for wind orchestra

  • Respectus
    2013/2018
    8'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: EMTA Wind Ensemble, conductor Jaan Ots; March 4, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); EAMT Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conductor Jaan Ots
  • Tubilustria
    2015
    6'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Youth Wind Ensemble of Estonia, conductor Aavo Ots; July 8, 2016, Prague, Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, Conference of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Aavo Ots
    Distributor: EMIC RE 070
  • Beneventum
    2012
    3'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Estonian Youth Wind Orchestra, conductor Jaan Ots; October 21, 2012, Estonia Concert Hall
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Jaan Ots
    DVD "Tuulefantaasia. Aavo Ots", Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2014)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 076
  • Unitas
    2011
    3'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Symphonic Wind Orchestra, conductor Aavo Ots; November 24, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall  
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Jaan Ots
    DVD "Tuulefantaasia. Aavo Ots", Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2014)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 021
  • Dies festus
    2010
    5'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Wind orchestras of XI Youth Song Celebration, conductor Aavo Ots; July 3, 2011, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
    Commissioned by: Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Jaan Ots
    Distributor: EMIC RE 018
  • ELASTO OVAA
    2009
    5'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: South Estonia Youth Wind Orchestra, conductor Aavo Ots; August 22, 2009, Võru Brass Days
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Aavo Ots
    Distributor: EMIC RE 020
  • Illusions [Illusioonid]
    2009
    5'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: professional wind orchestras, conductor Aavo Ots; July 4, 2009, Estonian Song and Dance Celebration 2009
    Commissioned by: Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Jaan Ots
    Distributor: EMIC RE 017
  • Persona grata
    2009
    5'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Estonian Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Hando Põldmäe; March 19, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Estonian Youth Concert Orchestra, conductor Jaan Ots
    CD „Eesti capriccio“, Politsei- ja Piirivalveorkester (2014); Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Hando Põldmäe
    Distributor: EMIC RE 019

Works for other orchestras

  • Tres sorores
    Version of the piece written in 2016
    2018
    7'
    guitar orchestra
    Fp: Ensemble CRAS; December 13, 2018, Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar), Heigo Rosin (percussion)
  • Respectus
    2013/2015
    8'
    guitar orchestra
    Fp: Guitar Orchestra of Rostock University of Music and Theatre, conductor Thomas Offermann; May 22, 2016, Kunstmuseum Bonn
    Distributor: EMIC RE 071
  • Our Lullabies (Unsere Wiegenlieder)
    2013
    8'
    guitar orchestra
    Fp: Students of International Guitar Academy Berlin and Rostock University of Music and Theatre; November 15, 2013, Festival International Guitar Academy Berlin, Lotos-Vihara Meditation Centre
    FpEst: European Young Stars Guitar Orchestra, conductor René Eespere; June 14, 2018, Glass Hall of the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn Guitar Festival
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar)

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for flute and orchestra

  • dedicated to Maarika Järvi
    2003
    15'
    solo flute, chamber orchestra: vibraphone, harp, strings
    Fp: Maarika Järvi (flute), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; April 6, 2003, Tallinn Methodist Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
      CD "Somnium boreale. Estonian flute music", ERP (2009). Maarika Järvi (flute), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD “René Eespere. Concertatus celatus”, Antes Edition (2007). Neeme Punder (flute), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost  
    Distributor: EMIC RE 009
  • 1. Larghetto
    2. Largo
    3. Andante
    1995/1998
    17'
    solo flute, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, percussion, guitar, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Jean-Claude Gerard (flute), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; October 26, 1995, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Jean-Claude Gerard
    CD "Somnium boreale. Estonian flute music", ERP (2009). Maarika Järvi (flute), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
    CD "René Eespere. Concerto ritornello für Kammerorchester, Konzert für Flöte und Kammerorchester, Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester", Antes Edition (1998). Neeme Punder (flute), Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen
    CD "Krzysztof Penderecki - Konzert für Flöte und Kammerorchester, René Eespere - Konzert für Flöte und Kammerorchester, Bela Bartok - Suite paysanne hongroise für Flöte und Streichorchester", Signum (1996). Jean-Claude Gerard (flute), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for clarinet and orchestra

  • clarinet concerto
    2005
    21'
    solo clarinet, chamber orchestra: 2101, 2020, percussion, strings
    Fp: Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Camerata Scotland, conductor Christopher Adey; April 7, 2005, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD “René Eespere. Concertatus celatus”, Antes Edition (2007). Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost
    Distributor: EMIC RE 011

Works for trumpet and orchestra

  • Cantus IV
    2018
    10'
    trumpet, wind orchestra
    Fp: Neeme Ots (trumpet), EMTA Wind Ensemble, conductor Aavo Ots; March 4, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); EAMT Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Neeme Ots (trumpet), conductor Aavo Ots
  • Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra [Kontsert trompetile ja kammerorkestrile]
    2008
    12'
    trumpet, chamber orchestra: 1000, 0000, harp, percussion, strings
    Fp: Mart Aus (trumpet), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; February 21, 2008, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Music High School
    CD "... kuidas noored muusikud avastasid uut eesti muusikat, vol. 1", Eesti Raadio, Tallinna Muusikakeskkool (2014); Märt Metsla (trumpet), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mikk Murdvee
    Distributor: EMIC RE 016

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Cantus III
    Dedicated to Mari Tampere
    2011
    10'
    violin, chamber orchestra: 0100, 0000, percussion (2), harp, strings
    Fp: Bruno Vidal Moreno (violin), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mikk Murdvee; April 27, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Mari Tampere 60 jubilee concert
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    Distributor: EMIC RE 015
  • Violin Concerto [Viiulikontsert]
    1. Andante
    2. Andante con moto
    3. Allegro
    1983/1991
    16'
    violin, chamber orchestra: percussion (2 players), harpsichord, celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: Juhan Tralla (violin), Estonian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Toomas Kapten; March 22, 1993, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for viola and orchestra

  • Viola Concerto [Vioolakontsert]
    1996/1998
    24'
    solo viola, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 2 harps, celesta, strings
    Fp: Jouko Mansnerus (viola), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn; January 23, 1997, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "René Eespere. Concerto ritornello für Kammerorchester, Konzert für Flöte und Kammerorchester, Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester", Antes Edition (1998). Jouko Mansnerus (viola), Hortus Musicus Academic Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for cello and orchestra

  • 2004
    14'
    solo cello, chamber orchestra: percussion, harp, strings
    Fp: Marius Järvi (cello), Ensemble Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; April 19, 2004, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD “René Eespere. Concertatus celatus”, Antes Edition (2007). Marius Järvi (cello), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost
    Distributor: EMIC RE 010

Works for piano and orchestra

  • Piano Concerto [Klaverikontsert]
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Grave
    3. Prestissimo

    1978/2019
    16'
    solo piano, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4220, percussion (1+3), piano/cembalo, harp, strings
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 094
  • Tactus musicus
    2018
    9'
    piano, string orchestra
    Fp: Sofia Khvichia (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lauri Sirp; April 12, 2018, Tallinn House of Blackheads
  • Piano Concerto [Klaverikontsert]
    1. Allegro non troppo
    2. Grave. Poco rubato
    3. Prestissimo

    1978
    piano, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4220, percussion (1+3), piano, synthesizer, harp, strings
    Fp: Tarmo Eespere (piano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje; December 19, 1981, Estonian Radio White Hall
    Manuscript

Works for guitar and orchestra

  • Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra [Kontsert kitarrile ja kammerorkestrile]
    1. Tres clavi in crucem (arrangement of work from 2003)
    2. Visionis
    2007
    24'
    solo guitar, chamber orchestra: 1100, 0000, harp, percussion, strings
    Fp: Eleftheria Kotzia (guitar), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; October 6, 2007, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Eleftheria Kotzia (guitar), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi
    Publisher: Eres

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • Cum filio
    2007
    piano, double bass, percussion, chamber orchestra
    Fp: Jürmo Eespere (piano), Mihkel Mälgand (double bass), Eno Kollom (percussion), Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Mikk Murdvee; April 8, 2008, Hall of Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Februarium
    2007
    5'
    2 cellos, chamber orchestra: 1100, 0000, harp, percussion, strings
    Fp: Marius Järvi (cello), Teet Järvi (cello), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; October 6, 2007, Tallinn Methodist Church
    CD „Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre 90“, ERR, EMTA (2009); Teet Järvi (cello), Marius Järvi (cello), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Berlin

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • In dies
    1999
    22'
    solo clarinet, handbells ensemble
    Fp: Toomas Vavilov, Arsis Handbell Ensemble, conductor Aivar Mäe; August 14, 1999, Pärnu Town Hall Music Festival
    Commissioned by: Pärnu Town Hall Music Festival
    CD "The Best of Arsis Bells", Estonian Record Productions (2013); Toomas Vavilov, Arsis Handbell Ensemble, conductor Aivar Mäe
    CD "In dies", Arsis/P.Vähi (2000). Toomas Vavilov, Arsis Handbell Ensemble, conductor Aivar Mäe

Duos

  • Flatus IV
    2017/2019
    2 organs
    Fp: Sven Verner Olsen (organ), Kristel Aer (organ); May 5, 2019, Jesus Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 078
  • Respectus
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name for violin and guitar
    2013/2019
    solo instrument (flute or English horn or violin or cello), organ
    Fp: Olev Ainomäe (English horn), Marina Viaizia (organ); July 30, 2019, St. Nicholas's Church, Tallinn
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 079
  • Ante diem
    Arrangement of the piece written in 2013
    2018
    English horn, guitar
    Fp: Heli Ernits (English horn), Kirill Ogorodnikov (kitarr); November 8, 2018, Pärnu Town Hall
  • Duo viatores
    2017
    cello, guitar
    Fp: Matias de Oliveira Pinto (cello), Reinbert Evers (guitar); May 7, 2018, Musikhochschule Münster, Germany
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello)
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik
  • Ludus tactus
    Version of the piano piece written in 2008
    2017
    5'
    English horn, guitar
    Fp: Heli Ernits (English horn), Kirill Ogorodnikov (guitar); March 16, 2017, Heino Eller Tartu Music School, Tubin Hall
  • Modus vivendi
    1998/2017
    7'
    English horn, guitar
    Fp: Heli Ernits (English horn), Kirill Ogorodnikov (guitar); March 16, 2017, Heino Eller Tartu Music School,  Tubin Hall
  • Respectus
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name for violin and guitar
    2013/2017
    cello, guitar
    Fp: Pauline Stephan (cello), Julian Richter (guitar); May 10, 2018, Musikhochschule Münster, Germany
  • Respectus
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name for violin and guitar
    2013/2016
    8'
    English horn, guitar
    Fp: Heli Ernits (oboe), Kirill Ogorodnikov (guitar); May 21, 2016, Pärnu St. Elizabeth's Church
    CD "Evening Mosaic", Etcetera (2020); Duo Telluur
  • Ritornello in D minor/D Major
    1982/2016
    7'
    2 guitars
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
  • Ludus tactus
    Version of the piano piece written in 2008
    2014
    flute, marimba
    Fp: Heili Rosin (flute), Heigo Rosin (marimba); July 31, 2014, Mustvee Church
  • Matbeth
    Version of the piece with the same name written in 2010
    2014
    flute, marimba
    Fp: Heili Rosin (flute), Heigo Rosin (marimba); July 31, 2014, Mustvee Church
  • Ante diem
    2013
    7'
    2 guitars
    Fp: Tiit Peterson, Donato D'Antonio; June 9, 2013, Tallinn House of Blackheads, Tallinn Guitar Festival
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Tiit Peterson, Donato D'Antonio
    Distributor: EMIC RE 053
  • Ludus tactus
    Version of the piano piece written in 2008
    2013
    6'
    violin, guitar
    Fp: Aleksander Lakin (violin), Aleksei Kudrin (guitar); January 24, 2014, Tomsk House of Scientists
  • Respectus
    2013
    8'
    violin, guitar
    Fp: Jose Luis Gonzales (viiul), Esteban Colucci (kitarr); April 12, 2014, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar), Harry Traksmann (violin)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Harry Traksmann (violin), Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 058
  • Ritornello in D minor
    2013
    2 guitars
  • Matbeth
    Version of the piece of the same name written in 2010
    2011
    flute, guitar
    Fp: Leonora Palu (flute), Kristo Käo (guitar); March 15, 2014, Pärnu St. Elisabeth's Church
  • Matbeth (Andruths)
    2011
    7'
    2 violins
    Fp: Andrus Haav, Ruth Haav; July 21, 2011, Tallinn Town Hall
    Distributor: EMIC RE 026
  • Iuventus
    2010
    flute, piano
  • Matbeth
    2010
    8'
    violin, kitarr
    Fp: Duo 46: Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould (violin), Matt Gould (guitar); January 16, 2011, Santa Cruz, Arizona, USA
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 025
  • Ludus tactus
    Version of the piano piece written in 2008
    2009
    6'
    flute, guitar
    Fp: Youngeun Jeon (flute), Hanna Kim (guitar); December 5, 2013, Musikhochschule Münster
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (kitarr), Heili Rosin (flute)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Heili Rosin (flute), Esteban Colucci (guitar)
  • Modus vivendi
    1998/2005
    7'
    violin, guitar
    Fp: Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar); August 24, 2005, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar), Harry Traksmann (violin)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Harry Traksmann (violin), Esteban Colucci (guitar)
  • Tres clavi in crucem
    2003
    12'
    guitar, organ
    Fp: Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Andres Uibo (organ); June 23, 2003, Suure-Jaani Church, Suure-Jaani Music Days
    Commissioned by: State Concert Insitute Eesti Concert
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Flatus I
    1998
    8'
    trumpet, organ
    Fp: Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Andres Uibo (organ); 15.11.1998, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu, Tallinn International Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "Klassikaraadio 10 – Estonian classical, folk and jazz favourites", Estonian Radio (2005). Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Andres Uibo (organ)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Andres Uibo (organ)
    Publisher: Antes Edition
  • Modus vivendi
    1998
    7'
    flute, guitar
    Fp: Tauno Saviauk (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar); 1998, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "10 years after: compilation 1991–2001", Estonian Authors' Society (2003). Tauno Saviauk (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Estonian portraits. Duo Concertante", Antes Edition (2001). Tauno Saviauk (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Tauno Saviauk (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Mystical uniting. Duo Concertante", Forte (1999). Tauno Saviauk (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Tres clavi in crucem
    Version of the piece written in 2003
    guitar, accordion
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar), Laimonas Salijus (accordion)

Trios

  • Morning of a Sculpture [Skulptuuri hommik]
    Version of the piece with the same name
    2001/2020
    7'
    harp, kannel, harpsichord
    Fp: Ensemble Una Corda; February 1, 2020 Rehbinder House, Rakvere, February 6, 2020 Tallinn, Hall of the Estonian Acaemy of Sciences
  • 2017
    9'30''
    3 organs, percussion ad libitum
    Fp: Ulla Krigul (organ), Saale Fischer (organ), Kristel Aer (organ); April 13, 2017, Niguliste Church, Estonian Music Days
  • 2016
    kannel, harp, harpsichord
    Fp: Ensemble Una Corda; March 22, 2016, Tallinn, The Museum of Occupations
    Distributor: EMIC RE 074
  • Curriculum annorum
    2013
    9'
    oboe, violin, organ
    Fp: Olev Ainomäe (oboe), Andres Mustonen (violin), Ivo Sillamaa (organ); December 14, 2013, Tallinn House of Blackheads
    Distributor: EMIC RE 059
  • 2013
    clarinet, cello, piano
    Fp: Guy Spielman (clarinet), Marius Järvi (cello), Mihkel Järvi (piano); April 13, 2013, Pärnu Concert Hall
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 052
  • Reditus
    Version of the piece with the same name
    2013
    flute, cello, piano
    Fp: Neeme Punder (flute), Marius Järvi (cello), Tarmo Eespere (piano); September 27, 2013, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
  • Triangulum
    Version of the piece with the same name written in 2008
    2013
    6'
    violin, guitar, piano
    Fp: Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar), René Eespere (piano); November 14, 2013, Estonian Embassy in Berlin
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar), Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
  • Triangulum
    2008
    7'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Harry Traksmann (violin), Teet Järvi (cello), Tarmo Eespere (piano); December 13, 2008, House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, Tallinn, René Eespere jubilee concert "Seven for Three"
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Harry Traksmann (violin), Teet Järvi (cello), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Record Productions
  • Post factum I / Process
    2007
    violin, cello, guitar
  • Post factum II / Gratulatio
    2007
    violin, cello, guitar
    Fp: Harry Traksmann (violin), Marius Järvi (cello), Tiit Peterson (guitar); December 13, 2008, House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, Tallinn, René Eespere jubilee concert "Seven for Three"
  • Post factum III / Person
    2007
    violin, cello, piano
  • 2004
    15'
    2 cellos, piano
    Fp: Silver Ainomäe (cello), Marius Järvi (cello), Mihkel Mattisen (piano); February 19, 2005, Tallinn Town Hall
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Silver Ainomäe (cello), Marius Järvi (cello), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Berlin
  • Tres in unum
    2004
    8'
    flute, violin, guitar
    Fp: Neeme Punder (flute), Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar); June 21, 2004, Suure-Jaani Music Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Neeme Punder (flute), Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Neeme Punder (flute), Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Berlin
  • Morning of a Sculpture [Skulptuuri hommik]
    2001
    7'
    violin, vibraphone, guitar
    Fp: Arvo Leibur (violin), Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone), Heiki Mätlik (guitar); April 5, 2001, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD „René Eespere. Respectus. Music for/with guitar“, Estonian Record Productions (2013). Harry Traksmann (violin), Anto Õnnis (vibraphone), Vahur Kubja (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Arvo Leibur (violin), Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    Publisher: Antes Edition
  • Significatio
    1999
    8'
    guitar, violin, cello
    Fp: Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Henry-David Varema (cello); March 27, 1999, Tallinn Travel House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar), Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Henry-David Varema (cello)
    CD “Significatio. Estonian chamber music", Estonian Radio (1999). Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Henry-David Varema (cello)
    Publisher: Antes Edition
  • Trivium
    1991
    13'
    flute, violin, guitar
    Fp: Camerata Tallinn: Jaan Õun (flute), Ulrika Kristian (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar); October 3, 1991, Tallinn Town Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Camerata Tallinn
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Neeme Punder (flute), Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Vaistism. Neue Musik aus Estland", NCA (2002); Elizabeth Riessbeck (flute), Klaus Jäckle (guitar), Alexander Janiczek (violin)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Neeme Punder (flute), Harry Traksmann (violin), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Estonian chamber music. Camerata Tallinn", Warner Classics/Finlandia Records (1994). Camerata Tallinn: Jaan Õun (flute), Ulrika Kristian (viiul), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    Publisher: Eres Edition

Quartets

  • Matbeth
    2020
    7'
    guitar quartet
  • Ante diem
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 2013
    2019
    7'
    guitar quartet
  • Duo duplex
    2019
    9'
    guitar quartet
    Fp: Tallinn Guitar Quartet; February 15, 2020 Pärnu, Ammende Villa, February 20, 2020 Tallinn, Hall of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 084
  • Respectus
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name written in 2013
    2019
    guitar quartet
  • Percussio
    2008
    percussion (4 players)
    Fp: PaukenfEst: Vambola Krigul, Anto Õnnis, Madis Metsamart, Lehari Kaustel; April 2, 2008, Narva Castle, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

String quartets

  • 1999
    20'
    string quartet
    Fp: Tallinn String Quartet; November 26, 1999, Estonia Concert Hall, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Harry Traksmann (violin), Terje Rajamets (violin), Heili Eespere (viola), Leho Karin (cello)
    Publisher: Eres Edition

Wind quintets

  • 2004
    9'
    flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn
    Fp: Estonian National Opera's Wind Quintet: Neeme Punder (flute), Olev Ainomäe (oboe), Meelis Vind (clarinet), Kaido Suss (bassoon), Rait Erikson (horn); October 1, 2004, Tallinn Town House
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Neeme Punder (flute), Olev Ainomäe (oboe), Meelis Vind (clarinet), Kaido Suss (bassoon), Rait Erikson (horn)

Sextets

  • Ambitus
    2002
    7'
    flute, harp, celesta, violin, viola, cello
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; May 4, 2002, Mäetaguse manor, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Mihkel Peäske (flute), Eda Peäske (harp), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (celesta), Harry Traksmann (violin), Arvo Haasma (viola), Leho Karin (cello)
    Publisher: Eres Edition

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Escape to Childhood [Põgenemine lapsepõlve]
    2016
    9'
    4 pianos in 16 hand
    Fp: Estonian Piano Orchestra: Johan Randvere - Margus Riimaa, Kai Ratassepp - Mati Mikalai, Reet Kopvillem-Ruubel - Piret Habak, Piret Väinmaa - Lauri Väinmaa; November 12, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn Piano Festival
    Distributor: EMIC RE 072
  • Dies natalis
    2013
    4'
    early music ensemble
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; December 14, 2013, Tallinn House of Blackheads

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for flute

  • Flatus II
    2001
    9'
    flute
    Fp: Neeme Punder (flute); January 21, 2001, Kadriorg Castle, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    DVD „René Eespere. Music for symphonic wind orchestra“, Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (2018); Kerstin Laanemets (flute)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Neeme Punder (flute)
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for saxophone

  • Flatus II
    Version of the flute piece written in 2001
    2020
    9'
    alto saxophone
    Fp: Karl Tipp (saxophone); February 11, 2020, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall

Works for percussion

  • Breaking Point I and II [Murdepunkt I ja II]
    2015
    10'
    vibraphone
    Fp: Heigo Rosin; October 15, 2015, Kanuti Guild Hall
    Distributor: EMIC RE 067
  • Evocatio
    Arrangement of guitar piece written in 1996. Dedicated to Heigo Rosin
    2013
    marimba
  • Immutatio
    Arrangement of the guitar piece written in 2004. Dedicated to Heigo Rosin
    2013
    9'
    marimba

Works for piano

  • Persona mea
    2016
    piano
    Fp: Kalle Randalu (piano); July 10, 2016, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Record Productions
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 075
  • Obligatory piece for the Estonian Young Pianists Competition 2012
    2011
    piano
    Fp: Arno Gabriel Humal (piano); April 13, 2012, Heino Eller Tartu Music School
    Distributor: EMIC RE 050
  • Ludus tactus
    2008
    5'
    piano
    Fp: Ralf Taal (piano); October 28, 2008, Estonia Concert Hall, International Pianists' Festival "Klaver"
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010); Ralf Taal (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 044
  • Concentus
    1995
    8'
    piano
    Fp: Tarmo Eespere (piano); 1995, Tallinn Blackhead Brotherhood House
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Antes Edition/Edition 49
  • Musical Boxes II [Mängutoosid II]
    4 movements
    1980-1982
    4'
    piano or celesta
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Antes Edition, Edition 49
  • Musical Boxes I [Mängutoosid I]
    4 movements
    1978/1979
    4'
    piano or celesta
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Antes Edition, Edition 49
  • Eight Ritornellos [Kaheksa ritornelli]
    1978-1982
    50'
    piano
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Antes Edition, Eres Edition, Edition 49
  • Four Dialogues [Neli dialoogi]
    1978
    6'
    piano
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Four Ostinatos [Neli ostinaatot]
    1977
    7'
    piano
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    CD "Estnische Klaviermusik", Eres Edition (1994). Peep Lassmann (piano)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • 24 Preludes [24 prelüüdi]
    Preludes I
    Preludes II
    1975-1979
    70'
    piano
    Fp: Ada Kuuseoks (piano); February 1, 1982, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995) (Preludes in F, G minor, B flat, B minor, D sharp minor, D minor)
    Publisher: edition49
  • Seven Bagatelles [Seitse bagatelli]
    1974
    11'
    piano

Works for guitar

  • Concentus
    1995/2020
    6'
    guitar
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar) (Arranged by Esteban Colucci)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Inventum
    2020
    7'
    guitar
    Fp: Kirill Ogorodnikov (guitar); October 4, 2020, Tallinn Art Hall
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 095
  • Prologue, Intermedium, Interludium, Epilogue
    2018
    guitar
    Fp: Esteban Colucci (guitar); October 26, 2018, Cervantes Institute, Paris, France (only "Intermedium")
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar) (Prologue, Intermedium and Epilogue)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 077
  • Twelve in Seven
    2018
    7'
    guitar
    Fp: Kirill Ogorodnikov (guitar); March 4, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik
  • In Doubt
    2016
    7'
    guitar
    Fp: Benjamin Verdery (guitar); April 9, 2017, Tilles Center, Hillwood Recital Hall, Brookville, Long Island Guitar Festival, USA
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 073
  • Ante noctem
    2015
    guitar
    Fp: Tiit Peterson (guitar); April 26, 2015, Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Distributor: EMIK RE 060
  • Tactus spiritus
    Dedicated to Esteban Colucci
    2012
    guitar
    Fp: Esteban Colucci (guitar); April 20, 2012, University of Buenos Aires
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 051
  • The Empty Room [Tühi ruum]
    cycle
    Book I (I-VII)
    Book II (VIII-XIV)
    Book III (XV-XXI)

    2012-2015
    guitar
    Fp: Book I: Heiki Mätlik (guitar); June 2, 2013, Tallinn St. Peter's and St. Paul's Cathedral. Book II: Reinbert Evers (guitar); June 3, 2015, Akademie Franz Hitze Haus, Münster. Book III: Eleftheria Kotzia (guitar); August 19, 2016, Château de Ligoure, France
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt, [Guitar music by René Eespere"], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar) (only part XV))
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Heiki Mätlik (guitar) (only part I, III, IV, V and VI)
  • Tactus sensus
    2011
    7'
    guitar
    Fp: Tiit Peterson (guitar); June 12, 2011, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "My heart's in the highlands", Esteban Colucci (2011); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 027
  • Immutatio
    2004
    9'
    guitar
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Kristo Käo (guitar)
    CD "My heart's in the highlands", Esteban Colucci (2011); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Kristo Käo (guitar)
    CD "30 Years of Estonian Guitar Music", Estonian Guitar Society (2008); Kristo Käo (guitar)
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Berlin
  • Motus
    2002
    4'
    guitar
    Fp: Klaus Jäckle (guitar); October 4, 2003, Baden-Baden, Germany
    FpEst: Tiit Peterson (guitar); June 21, 2004, VII Suure-Jaani Music Days
    Commissioned by: Klaus Jäckle
    CD "René Eespere. Eleven Stories about You", Esteban Colucci (2019); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "My heart's in the highlands", Esteban Colucci (2011); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Staminis
    1999
    9'
    guitar
    Fp: Tiit Peterson (guitar); January 1999, Kadriorg Castle, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "My heart's in the highlands", Esteban Colucci (2011); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • first prize of the Estonian Guitar Society's composition contest in 1996
    1996
    8'
    guitar
    Fp: Tiit Peterson (guitar); 1996, Assauwe Tower, Tallinn
    CD "Esteban Colucci. In Doubt" [Guitar music by René Eespere], Esteban Colucci (2016). Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Vahur Kubja (guitar)
    CD "My heart's in the highlands", Esteban Colucci (2011); Esteban Colucci (guitar)
    CD "Vaistism. Neue Musik aus Estland", NCA (2002). Klaus Jäckle (guitar)
    CD "Estonian portraits. Duo Concertante", Antes Edition (2001). Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "René Eespere. Der Morgen der Skulptur", Antes Edition (2001). Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Song of dawn: highlights from the Estonian & Baltic music series", Finlandia Records (1998). Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    CD "Cantus: Estonian chamber music from the 1990's", Finlandia Records (1998). Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    Publisher: Antes Edition/Edition 49

Works for organ

  • Eventus
    2020
    6'
    organ
  • Convectoris
    2005
    6'
    organ
    Fp: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ); September 18, 2005, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Publisher: Eres edition

Works for other instrument

  • Breaking Point I and II [Murdepunkt I ja II]
    2015/2017
    kannel
    Fp: Kristi Mühling (kannel); April 16, 2017, Tallinn Art House
  • Flatus II
    Version of the flute piece written in 2001
    2017
    9'
    English horn
    Fp: Heli Ernits (English horn); March 16, 2017, Heino Eller Tartu Music School, Tubin Hall
  • 2007
    8'
    harpsichord
    Fp: Imbi Tarum (harpsichord); April 18, 2007, Chamber Hall of Estonian Drama Theatre, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Estonian Record Productions
  • Musical Boxes II [Mängutoosid II]
    4 movements
    1980-1982
    4'
    piano or celesta
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Antes Edition, Edition 49
  • Musical Boxes I [Mängutoosid I]
    4 movements
    1978/1979
    4'
    piano or celesta
    CD "Concentus: Tarmo Eespere spielt Klaviermusik von René Eespere", Antes Edition (1995)
    Publisher: Antes Edition, Edition 49

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and orchestra

  • Two Jubilations [Kaks jubilatsiooni]
    1. Ave mater
    2. Ave pater

    1986/2007
    9'
    soloist, choir, chamber orchestra: 1100, 0000, organ, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir, Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Hirvo Surva; February 23, 2007, Pärnu Concert Hall
    Manuscript

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Origo originum
    2006/2007
    7'
    mixed choir, chamber orchestra: 2100, 2000, percussion (2), harp, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 024
  • Invocatio
    1992/2006
    15'
    baritone, mixed choir, chamber orchester: 2102, 1000, 2, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Mater rosae
    2003
    8'
    mixed choir, chamber orchestra: 2102, 2000, percussion, strings
    Text: Codex Bernensis (in Latin)
    Fp: Tallinn Old Town Music House Girls' Choir, St. Michael's Boys' Choir, Vox Clamantis, Tallinn Old Town Music School Orhestra, conductor Kadri Hunt; May 12, 2003, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Old Town Music House
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Berlin
  • Passiones
    1980/2000
    28'
    soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, percussion, harp, celesta, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Kaia Urb (soprano), Iris Oja (mezzo soprano), Alar Haak (tenor), Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn; April 11, 2001, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival (premiere of the 2000 version)
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Distributor: EMIC RE 069
  • Glorificatio
    1990
    7'
    soloists, mixed choir, chamber orchestra: 1011, 2000, 0+1, strings
    Text: Malle Talvet (in Latin)
    CD "Future filled with music", Tallinn Music High School (2001). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Toomas Kapten
    Manuscript
  • Symphony of Silence [Vaikuse sümfoonia]
    oratorio
    1. Largo
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegro molto
    4. Sostenuto
    5. Animato con tenuto
    6. Larghetto
    7. Allegro
    8. Sostenuto

    1989
    30'
    soprano, tenor, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 1+4, celesta, guitar, harp, piano, organ, strings
    Text: Malle Talvet
    Fp: Tiiu Reinau (soprano), Mati Kõrts (tenor), mixed choir "Noorus", Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; November 16, 1989, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian New Music Days Festival
    Manuscript
  • Time of Awakening [Ärkamise aeg]
    1983
    5'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 1121, 2000, bells, harp, strings
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Eesti laulupidu 150“ [Estonian Song Celebration 150], Vaiguviiul (2019); Joint choir, conductor Alo Ritsing
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcast (2011); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Brass, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD "Eesti otsib lemmiklaulu. 2" [Estonia Is Searching the Favourite Song], Versus Trade (2009); HaleBopp Singers
    CD "Review of the Estonian choral music", Estonian Choral Society/Estonian Song and Dance Festival Foundation/Estonian Radio (2002). Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Brass, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD "Valitud palad eesti klassikalisest muusikast" [Selected pieces from Estonian classical music], Salva Insurance (2003). Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Brass, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    CD "Kaunimad laulud" [The most beautiful songs], Forte (1994). Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Brass, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
  • Message to the World's Nations [Läkitus maailma rahvastele]
    poem
    1982
    7'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1+2, strings
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Estonian TV and Radio Mixed Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje; March 11, 1984, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Passiones
    1980
    28'
    soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, percussion, harp, celesta, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Veera Talesh (soprano), Marika Eensalu (mezzo soprano), Tiit Tralla (tenor), Tarmo Sild (baritone), Estonian TV and Radio Mixed Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; May 6, 1988, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • Passion
    1. Facing the Suffering. Largo
    2. Fear and Grace. Allegro molto
    3. Path of the Pain (Path of the Purification). Adagio
    4. Duty. Moderato
    5. Pain. Andante sostenuto con dolore
    6. Tears. Adagio molto
    7. Live and Feel. Larghetto

    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 1+4, celesta, harp, strings
    Manuscript

Works for female choir and orchestra

  • Origo originum
    2006/2007
    7'
    female choir, chamber orchestra: 2100, 2000, percussion (2), harp, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 063

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • Ante lucem
    oratorio
    2014
    soprano, baritone, male choir, large wind orchestra
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Ilona Bagele (mezzo soprano), René Soom (baritone), Estonian National Male Choir, Orchestra of the Estonian Defence Forces, conductor Peeter Saan; May 31, 2014, Valka Song Stage, Latvian and Estonian joint song festival "Cimze Code", Latvia
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Holidays Have Come [Pühä oli tullu]
    2012
    male choir, wind orchestra
    Text: folklore
    Fp: Tallinn University Male Choir, Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Arvi Miido; December 20, 2012, Pärnu St. Elizabeth's Church
  • Glorietur
    On the occasion of the re-opening of St. John's Church in St. Petersburg
    2011
    5'
    soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, male choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2200, percussion, organ, harp, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Kädy Plaas (soprano), Heli Veskus (soprano), Oliver Kuusik (tenor), Rauno Elp (baritone), Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Opera Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Arvo Volmer; February 20, 2011, St. John's Church in St. Petersburg, the re-opening ceremony of the newly restored St. John'c Church
    FpEst: Kristel Pärtna (soprano), Juuli Lill (mezzo soprano), Oliver Kuusik (tenor), Rauno Elp (baritone), Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Opera Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; April 19, 2012, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Origo originum
    2006/2007
    7'
    male choir, chamber orchestra: 2100, 2000, percussion (2), harp, strings
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 064
  • Glorificatio
    1990
    7'
    soloists, male choir, chamber orcehstra: 1011, 2000, 0+1, strings
    Text: Malle Talvet (in Latin)
    Fp: Eve Randkivi (soprano), Tallinn University of Technology Male Choir, Symphony Orchestra of Vanemuine Theatre, conductor Endel Nõgene; November 11, 1995, Tartu
    CD "Review of the Estonian Choral Music", Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Public Broadcast (2011); Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University of Tehcnology, Kaia Urb (soprano), conductor Arvo Volmer
    CD "Review of the Estonian choral music", Estonian Choral Society/Estonian Song and Dance Festival Foundation/Estonian Radio (2002). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tallinn University of Technology Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    CD "Estonian contemporary classics. Estonian composers I", Estonian Radio (2001). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tallinn University of Technology Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    CD "Cum laude", Tallinn University of Technology Academic Male Choir (1995). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tallinn University of Technology Academic Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript

Works for mixed boys' choir and orchestra

  • Father's and Son's Little Song [Isa ja poja lauluke]
    1984/2016
    4'
    mixed boys' choir, symphony orchestra
    Text: Ott Arder, René Eespere (on the basis of texts by Heldur Karmo, Lydia Koidula and folklore)
    Fp: Boys' and Young Male Choirs of the XII Youth Song Celebration, conductor Indrek Vijard; July 2, 2017, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, XII Youth Song and Dance Celebrations
    CD "Rakett. Music performed by the students, teachers and graduates of Gustav Adolf Grammar School", Gustav Adolfi Gümnaasium (2017); Gustav Adolf Grammar School's Boys' Choir, conductor Ly Tammerik

Works for girls' choir and orchestra

  • Vesper
    2015
    10'
    soloist (soprano or tenor or baritone), girls' choir, chamber orchestra: 1100, 0000, percussion, synthesizer, strings
    Text: Artur Alliksaar, Doris Kareva
    Fp: Hanna-Liina Võsa, Estonian Television Girls' Choir, chamber orchestra, conductor Aarne Saluveer; November 21, 2015, Nordea Concert Hall

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and orchestra

  • Mediterium [Mediteerium]
    oratorio
    1. In Silence You'll See, in Darkness You'll Hear
    2. From Good and Evil
    3. If I Should, if I Could...
    4. Come and Admire this World
    5. From Good and Evil
    6. Comfort
    7. 
    In Silence You'll See, in Darkness You'll Hear
    1982/1985
    25'
    soprano, tenor, boys' choir, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 1+3, celesta, 2 harps, strings
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Veera Talesh (soprano), Mati Kõrts (tenor), Ellerhein Children's Choir, Estonian TV and Radio Mixed Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; February 20, 1986, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Manuscript
  • Mystery [Müsteerium]
    oratorio
    1. Hunch
    2. Knowledge
    3. Confession
    4. Fear
    5. Eternal Lullaby
    6. Earthly Pay
    7. Despair

    1981
    26'
    soprano, alto (mezzo soprano), boys' choir, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4230, 1+3, xylophone, harp, strings
    Text: René Eespere
    Manuscript

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Page from Sakalamaa Chronicle [Lehekülg Sakalamaa kroonikast]
    1983/2020
    9'
    mixed choir, harp (piano), percussion
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Choir, conductor Ants Üleoja; March 6, 1983 Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 081
  • Origo originum
    2006
    7'
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere; December 22, 2007, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University of Technology
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 065
  • Revelation of Ristimetsa [Ristimetsa ilmutus]
    2004
    7'
    mixed choir, flute, harp, percussion
    Text: from the Estonian national epic "Kalevipoeg"
    Fp: Voces Musicales Chamber Choir, Linda Vood (flute), Liis Jürgens (harp), Vambola Krigul (percussion), conductor Risto Joost; May 2, 2004, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, patriotic choral song contest "I love you, Estonia", 1st prize
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 047
  • Spell and Prayer [Loits ja palve]
    2004
    7'
    male vocal group, mixed choir, piano
    Text: Latvian Henrik’s Chronicle of Livonia (in Latin), René Eespere (in Estonian)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 062
  • Mater rosae
    2003
    8'
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: Codex Bernensis (in Latin)
    Publisher: Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Berlin
  • Verba amatoris [Verba amatoris]
    2003
    12'
    mixed choir, vibraphone
    Text: Codex Salmasianus (in Latin)
    Fp: LRC Chamber Singers (Riga), conductor Kaspars Putninsh, October 17, Pärnu Concert Hall, October 19, 2003, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 046
  • Hope, Faith and Love [Lootus, usk ja armastus]
    2000
    4'
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, conductor Timo Nuoranne; June 15, 2000, Tallinn Blackhead Brotherhood House
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMC RE 091
  • Seven Brothers' Day [Seitsmevennapäev]
    2000
    7'
    mixed choir, percussion (audio file)
    Text: René Eespere
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 083
  • Sub specie quietatis
    1996/1999
    9'
    mixed choir, vibraphone, percussion
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Madis Metsamart, Kristjan Mäeots (percussion), conductor Evi Eespere
    CD "Ritus", Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir (1999). Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Madis Metsamart, Kristjan Mäeots (percussion), conductor Evi Eespere
    Publisher: Antes Edition, Edition 49
  • Invocatio
    1992
    14'
    baritone, mixed choir, percussion, organ
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Lauri Vasar (baritone), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Ene Salumäe (organ), Eesti Projekt Chamber Choir, conductor Olari Elts; November 27, 1993, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
  • Homecoming [Kojutulek]
    1991
    4'
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Toronto Estonia Mixed Choir, conductor Roman Toi; February 23, 1991, Lawrence Park Collegiate Auditorium, Toronto, Canada
  • Glorificatio
    1990
    7'
    soloists, mixed choir, organ
    Text: Malle Talvet (in Latin)
    Fp: Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Ene Salumäe (organ), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; October 4, 1991, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (organ), Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    CD "Glorificatio", Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir (1996). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (organ), Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    Publisher: Eres Edition
    Manuscript
  • The Road to Horizon [Tee silmapiirile]
    1990
    4'
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 088
  • I Love You, Estonia [Armastan Sind, Eestimaa]
    1987
    5'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir and organ or piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, 1987 (mixed choir version); Tallinn University of Technology Male Choir, conductor Jüri Rent, February 24, 1989, Pärnu (male choir version)
  • Two Jubilations [Kaks jubilatsiooni]
    1. Ave mater
    2. Ave pater

    1986
    11'
    soprano, mixed choir, organ
    Fp: Vera Talesh (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Choir, Andres Uibo (organ), conductor Kuno Areng, January 3, 1987, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (organ), Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    Publisher: Eres
    Manuscript
  • Happy New Year! [Head uut aastat!]
    1983
    3'
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 089
  • Time of Awakening [Ärkamise aeg]
    1983
    5'
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Mixed choir "Noorus", conductor Ene Üleoja; December 1983, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads  
  • Forest of Bells [Kellade mets]
    cantata
    1. A Cold Hour (Külm tund)
    2. Overall View (Üldvaade)
    3. Where the Dream Is Sinking? (Kuhu upub unenägu?)
    4. Echo of the Bell (Kella kaja)

    1976
    13'
    soloists, mixed choir, percussion
    Text: Frederico Garcia Lorca, translated by Ain Kaalep (in Estonian)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 082
  • When My Grandmother
    mixed choir, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for female choir and instrument(s)

  • Origo originum
    2006
    7'
    female choir, piano
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp:
    Commissioned by: Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University of Technology
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 023
  • The Road to Horizon [Tee silmapiirile]
    1990
    4'
    female choir (male choir), piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Publisher: René Eespere
    Distributor: EMIC RE 087
  • I Love You, Estonia [Armastan Sind, Eestimaa]
    1987
    5'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir and organ or piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, 1987 (mixed choir version); Tallinn University of Technology Male Choir, conductor Jüri Rent, February 24, 1989, Pärnu (male choir version)
  • Happy New Year! [Head uut aastat!]
    1983
    3'
    female choir (children's choir), piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 090

Works for male choir and instrument(s)

  • Epilogue to the Mahtra War [Mahtra sõja epiloog]
    New version of th epiece with the same name written in 1984
    2012
    male choir, oboe, percussion (2 players), string quartet, reader
    Text: Eduard Vilde, René Eespere
    Fp: Olev Ainomäe (oboe), Rein Roos and Valeria Stojakova (percussion), Urmas Vulp (violin), Johanna-Marie Ainomäe (violin), Viljar Kuusk (viola), Villu Vihermäe (cello), René Eespere (reader), Tallinn University Male Choir, conductor Jüri Rent; May 1, 2012, Tallinn University
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
  • Origo originum
    2006
    7'
    male choir, piano
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University of Technology, Siim Selis (piano), conductor Peeter Perens; December 14, 2006, Tallinn St. Charles's Church
    Commissioned by: Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University of Technology
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 066
  • Spell and Prayer [Loits ja palve]
    2004
    7'
    male vocal group, male choir, piano
    Text: Latvian Henrik’s Chronicle of Livonia (in Latin), René Eespere (in Estonian)
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, Vox Clamantis, Siim Selis (piano), conductor Ants Soots; November 16, 2005, Tallinn
    Distributor: EMIC RE 022
  • Seven Brothers' Day
    2000
    7'
    male choir, percussion (audio file)
    Text: René Eespere
  • Sub specie quietatis
    1996
    9'
    male choir, percussion
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Ants Soots; April 21, 1996, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • Invocatio
    1992
    14'
    baritone, male choir, percussion, organ
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Helsinki School of Economics Male Choir, conductor Raul Talmar
    FpEst: Rando Piho (baritone), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Hille Poroson (organ), Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Ants Üleoja; March 16, 1994, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Helsinki School of Economics Male Choir
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Rando Piho (baritone), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Hille Poroson (organ), Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Ants Üleoja
  • Glorificatio
    1990
    7'
    soloists, male choir, organ
    Text: Malle Talvet (in Latin)
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • The Road to Horizon [Tee silmapiirile]
    1990
    4'
    female choir (male choir), piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Publisher: René Eespere
    Distributor: EMIC RE 087
  • I Love You, Estonia [Armastan Sind, Eestimaa]
    1987
    5'
    male choir or female choir or mixed choir and organ or piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, 1987 (mixed choir version); Tallinn University of Technology Male Choir, conductor Jüri Rent, February 24, 1989, Pärnu (male choir version)
  • Two Jubilations [Kaks jubilatsiooni]
    1. Ave mater
    2. Ave pater

    1986
    11'
    soprano, male choir, organ
    Publisher: Eres
  • To Marathon [Maratonile (Tartu maratoni hümn)]
    1985
    3'
    male choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
  • Epilogue to the Mahtra War [Mahtra sõja epiloog]
    choral poem
    1984
    9'
    male choir, percussion
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: ESSR State Academic Male Choir, conductor Kuno Areng; November 24, 1984, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • Time of Awakening [Ärkamise aeg]
    1983
    5'
    male choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „...südames sügaval. Juhatab Uno Järvela“, Eesti Kooriühing (2016); Finnish Boys Male Choir, conductor Uno Järvela

Works for children’s choir and instrument(s)

  • Happiness [Õnn]
    2004
    3'
    children's choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Reval Ensemble; February 22, 2008, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 086
  • Hope, Faith and Love [Lootus, usk ja armastus]
    2000
    4'
    children's choir, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 092
  • Two Jubilations [Kaks jubilatsiooni]
    1. Ave mater
    2. Ave pater

    1986
    11'
    soprano, children's choir, organ
  • Four Wooden People Songs [Neli puurahva laulu]
    song cycle for children
    1. Welcome
    2. In the Puppet Theatre
    3. Puppet Czar
    4. Puppet Nation's Puppet Song
    1983
    9'
    soloists, children's choir, instrumental ensemble or piano
    Text: René Eespere, Aleksei Tolstoi
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Children's Choir Ellerhein, Märt-Valter Bernadt, conductor Anneli Mäeots
  • Happy New Year! [Head uut aastat!]
    1983
    3'
    female choir (children's choir), piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 090
  • Music for Children I [Lastemuusika I]
    1. I Am a Book (Eve Viilup)
    2. The Smallest of the Smallest (
    René Eespere)
    3. Warm Rain (Ion Georgitse)
    4. Grouse's Alphabet (Helvi Jürisson)
    5. My Friend (
    René Eespere)
    6. Thunder with the Skipping Rope (Ryhor Baradulin)
    7. Winnie Pooh (Alan Alexander Milne)
    8. Lullaby (J. Anko)
    9. Travel to the Desert (
    René Eespere)
    10. Child's Dream
    11. Allegro moderato

    children's choir, instrumental ensemble: 2 flutes, soprano recorder, alto recorder, tenor recorder, oboe, bassoon, percussion, guitar, harp, violin, cello
    Text: Eve Viilup, René Eespere, Ion Georgitse, Helvi Jürisson, Ryhor Baradulin, Alan Alexander Milne, J. Anko,
    Manuscript

Works for girls' choir and instrument(s)

  • De speculo
    2019
    10'
    girls' choir, early music ensemble
    Text: Anne Lill / Codex Bernensis 611 (in Latin)
    Fp: Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Hortus Musicus, Kadri Toomoja (celesta), conductor Ingrid Kõrvits; May 9, 2019, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Glass Hall, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and instrument(s)

  • Time
    1993
    children's choir, female choir, piano
    Text: Jaan Kaplinski, René Eespere
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 085

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • Epigram I [Epigramm I]
    2001/2005
    7'
    tenor, chamber orchestra: flute, oboe/English horn, bassoon, 2 horns, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Seneca (in Latin)
    Fp: François Soulet (tenor), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 001
  • Epigram II [Epigramm II]
    2001/2005
    7'
    tenor, chamber orchestra: 1110, 2000, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Codex Vossianus (in Latin)
    Fp: François Soulet (tenor), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 002
  • Epigram III [Epigramm III]
    2002/2005
    8'
    baritone, chamber orchestra: 1101, 2000, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Codex Vossianus (in Latin)
    Fp: Sauli Tiilikainen (bass), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 003
  • Epigram IV [Epigramm IV]
    2003/2005
    8'
    soprano, chamber orchestra: 2101, 0000, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Codex Salmasianus (in Latin)
    Fp: Elena Voznessenskaya (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 004
  • Epigram V [Epigramm V]
    2004/2005
    6'
    soprano, chamber orchestra: flute, oboe/English horn, bassoon, 2 horns, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Codex Bernensis (in Latin)
    Fp: Elena Voznessenskaya (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 005
  • Epigram VI [Epigramm VI]
    2004/2005
    6'
    soprano, chamber orchestra; 1101, 2000, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Ovidius (in Latin)
    Fp: Elena Voznessenskaya (soprano), Anu Lamp (narrator), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 006
  • Epigram VII [Epigramm VII]
    2005
    3'
    baritone, chamber orchestra: 1101, 2000, percussion (1 player), harp, strings
    Text: Martialis (in Latin)
    Fp: Sauli Tiilikainen (bass), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; November 26, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 007
  • Sine responsis (Without Responses) [Sine responsis (Vastusteta)]
    1. Largo
    2. Sostenuto

    1987
    9'
    soprano, symphony orchestra: 2222, 3100, 0+3, celesta, guitar, harp, strings
    Text: Malle Talvet
    Fp: Mare Jõgeva (soprano), symphony orchestra of the Estonia Theatre, conductor Vello Pähn; May 1987, choral song contest of the Georg Ots Music Days, 3rd prize
    Manuscript

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Carmen ventosum (The Windy Song)
    2015
    14'
    tenor (soprano), piano
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Luc Robert (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (piano); August 19, 2015, Tallinn House of Blackheads
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Luc Robert (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 061
  • Epigram IX [Epigramm IX]
    2014
    tenor, piano
    Text: Codex Bernensis 61 ("De stellis"), Codex Salmasianus 241 ("De rore") (in Latin)
    Fp: Oliver Kuusik (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (piano); July 25, 2014, Tallinn Town Hall
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Oliver Kuusik (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
  • Epigram VIII "De umbra" [Epigramm VIII "De umbra" (Varjust)]
    2013
    6'
    soprano (tenor), piano
    Text: Codex Bernensis 611 / Aenigmata (in Latin)
    Fp: Heli Veskus (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano); January 13, 2013 Spazio Teatro 89, Milan
    FpEst: Heli Veskus (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano); November 2, 2013, Tallinn Town Hall
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Heli Veskus (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Distributor: EMIC RE 054
  • Locus amoenus
    2009
    6'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Tiberianus (in Latin)
    Fp: Kädy Plaas (soprano), Siim Selis (piano); February 26, 2009, Türi Cultural House
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Kaia Urb (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Kaia Urb (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 042
  • Epigram VI [Epigramm VI]
    2005
    6'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Ovidius (in Latin)
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Elena Voznesenskaya (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
  • Epigram VII [Epigramm VII]
    2005
    3'
    baritone, piano
    Text: Martialis (in Latin)
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 040
  • Epigram VII [Epigramm VII]
    2005
    3'
    mezzo soprano, piano
    Text: Martialis (in Latin)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 041
  • Epigram V [Epigramm V]
    2004
    6'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Codex Bernensis (in Latin)
    Fp: Elena Voznessenskaya (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano); July 23, 2004, Tallinn Town Hall, concert series "Opera in Town Hall"
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Elena Voznesenskaya (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 038
  • Epigram IV [Epigramm IV]
    2003
    8'
    soprano, piano
    Text: Codex Salmasianus (in Latin)
    Fp: Katrin Pintsaar (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano); July 18, 2003, Tallinn Town Hall, concert series "Opera in Town Hall"
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); Elena Voznesenskaya (soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 037
  • Epigram III [Epigramm III]
    2002
    mezzo soprano, piano
    Text: Codex Vossianus (in Latin)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 036
  • Epigram III A [Epigramm III A]
    Higher version
    2002
    8'
    baritone, piano
    Text: Codex Vossianus (in Latin)
    Fp: Taimo Toomast (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano); June 28, 2002, Tallinn Town Hall, concert series "Opera in Town Hall"
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016). Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 034
  • Epigram III B [Epigramm III B]
    Lower version
    2002
    8'
    baritone, piano
    Text: Codex Vossianus (in Latin)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 035
  • Epigram I [Epigramm I]
    2001
    7'
    tenor or soprano, piano
    Text: Seneca (in Latin)
    Fp: Maila Ploomann (mezzo soprano), Tarmo Eespere (piano); May 16, 2001, Estonian National Opera Winter Garden, Tallinn
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); François Soulet (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 031
  • Epigram I [Epigramm I]
    2001
    7'
    baritone, piano
    Text: Seneca (in Latin)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 032
  • Epigram II [Epigramm II]
    2001
    7'
    tenor, piano
    Text: Codex Vossianus (in Latin)
    Fp: John Bellemer (tenor, USA), Tarmo Eespere (piano); July 21, 2001, concert series "Opera in Town Hall"
    CD "René Eespere. Locus amoenus", René Eespere, ERP (2016); François Soulet (tenor), Tarmo Eespere (piano)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 033
  • Homecoming [Kojutulek]
    1991
    5'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
  • I Love You, Estonia [Armastan sind, Eestimaa]
    1987
    5'
    voice, organ or piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Ivo Linna, June 26, 1988, Rägavere Manor
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Ensemble Rock Hotel
  • Time of Awakening [Ärkamise aeg]
    1983
    5'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Ensemble Noorkuu (arrangement: Martti Meumers)

Works for voice(s) and other instrument(s)

  • Epigram VI
    2020
    6'
    soprano, kannel, harpsichord, harp
    Text: Ovid
  • Epigram VIII
    2020
    7'
    soprano, kannel, harpsichord, harp
    Text: Codex Bernensis 611 / Aenigmata (in Latin)
  • Carmina gaudii et tristitiae
    1. Quiete et tranquille
    2. Silentium nocturnum
    3. Ortus diei

    2011-2012
    9'
    soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: First two parts: Aurelia Eespere (soprano), Neeme Punder (flute), Marina Kataržnova (violin), Asja Sorshneva (viola), Peter Kondrashin (cello), Jüri Lepp (double bass), Peter Aidu (piano); March 25, 2011, Estonia Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival. Premiere of the full work: Aurelia Eespere (soprano), Neeme Punder (flute), Arvo Leibur (violin), Heili Hannikainen (viola), Marius Järvi (cello), Imre Eenma (double bass), Ivo Sillamaa (piano), conductor Andres Mustonen; December 14, 2013, Tallinn House of Blackheads
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Edition Eisenberg
    Distributor: EMIC RE 056
  • Sententiae veteres
    2011
    9'
    tenor, 2 baritones, early music consort
    Text: Latin aphorisms
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; November 8, 2011, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Distributor: EMIC RE 028
  • Epigram VI [Epigramm VI]
    2004
    6'
    soprano, flute, guitar
    Text: Ovidius (in Latin)
    Fp: Kaia Urb (soprano), Neeme Punder (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar); December 13, 2008, House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads, Tallinn, René Eespere jubilee concert "Seven for Three"
    CD "René Eespere. Respectus. Music for / with guitar", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Aurelia Eespere (soprano), Neeme Punder (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD "Februa", Estonian Record Productions (2010). Kaia Urb (soprano), Neeme Punder (flute), Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    Publisher: Neue Musik Berlin
    Distributor: EMIC RE 039
  • I Love You, Estonia [Armastan sind, Eestimaa]
    1987
    5'
    voice, organ or piano
    Text: René Eespere
    Fp: Ivo Linna, June 26, 1988, Rägavere Manor
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Ensemble Rock Hotel

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Voces musicales
    2013
    mixed choir
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Chamber choir Head Ööd, Vend, conductor Külli Kiivet; November 27, 2013, Tallinn House of Blackheads
    Distributor: EMIC RE 057
  • Ritus
    1999
    7'
    mixed choir
    Text: anonymous author from Middle Ages, liturgical hymn (in Latin)
    Fp: Jutland Chamber Choir, conductor Mogens Dahl; August 30, 1999, Aarhus Festival, Denmark
    Commissioned by: Jutland Chamber Choir, Mogens Dahl
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Tallinn Music High School Chamber School, conductor Evi Eespere
    CD "Ritus", Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir (1999). Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • De amore aeterno
    1998
    7'
    mixed choir
    Text: Catullus, Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere; May 29, 1999, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Music High School
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Tallinn Music High School Chamber School, conductor Evi Eespere
    CD "Ritus", Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir (1999). Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    Publisher: edition 49
  • Festina lente
    1996
    8'
    mixed choir
    Text: Anne Lill (in Latin)
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere; May 31, 1997, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: Busenbach Male Choir Society, Matthias Hammerschmidt
    CD "Areng", Forte 2002. Tallinn Chamber Choir, conductor Aivar Leštšinski
    CD "René Eespere. Invocatio – new choral music from Estonia", Christophorus (2000). Tallinn Music High School Chamber School, conductor Evi Eespere
    CD "Ritus", Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir (1999). Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    Publisher: Antes, Edition 49

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Songs for children

  • Lazy Fiddle [Laisk viiul]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Aurelia Eespere
  • Light of January [Jaanuarivalgus]
    1993
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Maarja-Liis Ilus
  • Miracle of Nature [Looduse ime]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Viivi Luik
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Maarja-Liis Ilus
  • Money Songs [Rahalaulud]
    1. Plenty
    2. Money Song
    3. The Might of Money
    4. Own Number
    1993
    voice, piano
    Text: Hando Runnel, René Eespere
  • Quietly [Vaikselt]
    1993
    4'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal, René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
  • Spring Does, Summer Comes [Maa lapsed]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Andres Jaaksoo
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Elo Toodo
  • Strawberry Music [Lumemaasikad]
    1993
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Aurelia Eespere
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • That Which Begins [Mis algab, see lõpeb]
    1993
    voice, piano
    Text: Jaan Kaplinski
  • The Dwarf Tom O'Toole [Päkapikk Kustas Koolisson]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Evelin Ojalo, Reilika Krims, Kristina Arder, Tallinn Music High School Children's Choir, conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
  • The Percussion [Löökpillid]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Ahto Normet, Tallinn Music High School Children's Choir, conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
  • Thievish Magpie [Varastaja harakas]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Eino Sepp
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Rainer Veeroja, Children's Choir of Tallinn Music High School, conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
  • Time [Aeg]
    1993
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Jaan Kaplinski, René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Hannele Mägila
  • The Road to Horizon [Tee silmapiirile]
    1990
    4'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Tõnis Mägi
  • Jellyfish [Millimallikas]
    1985
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Mari Mandre
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • Boys and Girlies [Poisid ja plikad]
    1984
    voice, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
  • Earthworm's Spring [Vihmaussi kevad]
    1984
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Helina Takker, Ave Kumpas's singing students
  • Father's and Son's Little Song [Isa ja poja lauluke]
    1984
    voice, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
  • Forest Fairy's Lullaby [Metshaldja hällilaul]
    1984
    3 voices, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Elo Toodo, Ivo Linna
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • From Generation to Generation [Põlvest põlve]
    1984
    4'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Marko Hiovain, Kaljo Rästas
  • Glow Pattern [Kindakiri]
    1984
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Elo Toodo, Ivo Linna
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007); Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
    CD "Kodus kõik on kõige parem", ERR (2008); Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • Home Is Holy [Kodu on püha]
    1984
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Tundmatu Ivo Linna“ [Ivo Linna's 69 best songs], Hitivabrik (2019); Ivo Linna, René Eespere's ensemble
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Ivo Linna
  • How Someone... [Kuidas keegi...]
    1984
    2'
    3 voices, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Tomi Rahula, Ave Kumpas's singing students
  • Late Summer Evening [Hilissuvine õhtu]
    1984
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Merje Laur
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • Let's Go! [Teele!]
    1984
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Kristiina Luht, Ave Kumpas's singing students
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • Wunderkind's Childhood [Imelapse lapsepõlv]
    1984
    2 voices, piano
    Text: Ott Arder, René Eespere
  • A Silly Story [Rumal lugu]
    1983
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Kristel Raud
  • Breadmaking [Saiategu]
    1983
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
  • Everyone May Fail [Kõigil juhtub äpardusi]
    1983
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Kristel Raud
  • Happy New Year! [Head uut aastat!]
    1983
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Ott Arder
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Tõnis Mägi, Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
  • How Shall We Live [Kuidas me hakkame elama]
    1983
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Terje Raud, Kristel Raud, Tuuli Tarum
  • In the Pen-Case [Pinalis]
    1983
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
  • Plus and Minus [Pluss ja miinus]
    1983
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
  • Recess [Vahetund]
    1983
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
  • Santa Claus Song [Näärivana laul]
    1983
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
  • Secret Talk [Salajutt]
    1983
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg. René Eespere laule väikestele ja suurtele“, René Eespere, ERR (2015); Terje Raud, Kristel Raud, chamber group of mixed choir Noorus
  • Sometime Every Party Ends [Iga pidu lõpeb kord]
    1983
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
  • What Is Keeping Father Frost? [Kuhu külmataat on jäänud?]
    1983
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
  • When My Grandmother [Siis kui minu vanaema]
    1983
    3'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Aurelia Eespere, Tallinn Music High School Chamber Choir, conductor Evi Eespere
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • At Dwarfs [Pöialpoiste juures]
    1980
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015)
  • Beyond Seven Lands and Seas [Seitsme maa ja mere taga]
    1980
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Terje Raud, Krisetl Raud, Tuuli Tarum
  • Birdies Are Leaving Already [Juba linnukesed…]
    1980
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Terje Raud, Kristel Raud, Tuuli Tarum
  • Cheerful Palefaces [Lõbusad kahvanäod]
    1980
    voice, piano
  • Cold Weather Outdoors Song [Külma ilma õuelaul]
    1980
    voice, piano
    Text: Alan Alexander Milne, translated by Harald Rajamets
  • Homeland Tune [Kodumaine viis]
    1980
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
  • In Slumberland [Unemaal]
    1980
    4'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Tuuli Tarum
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • In the Spooky Castle [Tondilossis]
    1980
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
  • Little White Boat [Väike valge laev]
    1980
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Ivo Linna
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • Look Well! [Vaata hoolega!]
    1980
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
  • Miraculous Story [Imelugu]
    1980
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Children of Estonian Radio Singing Studio
  • My Friend [Minu sõber]
    1980
    1'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015); Children of Estonian Radio Singing Studio
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • On White Land [Valgel maal]
    1980
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: René Eespere
    CD „Ärkamise aeg“ [Songs by René Eespere], René Eespere, ERR (2015);Anneli Tagaväli
    CD "Väike valge laev", Estonian Radio (2007). Estonian Radio Children's Choir, conductor Kadri Hunt
  • Pie's Guessing Song [Piruka mõistatamislaul]
    1980
    voice, piano
    Text: Alan Alexander Milne, translated by Harald Rajamets
  • Pooh Doesn´t Cry! [Puhh ei nuta!]
    1980
    voice, piano
    Text: Alan Alexander Milne, translated by Harald Rajamets
  • Sleeping Beauty [Okasroosike]