Toivo Tulev

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • Beatrice
    opera
    2010
    soloists, choir, organ, instrumental ensemble
    Libretto: Toivo Tulev and Mare Raidma on the basis of Dante's "La Vita Nuova"

Ballets

  • Cruz
    short ballet
    2002
    25'
    symphony orchestra, tape
    Libretto: Choreographer Vladimir Arkhangelsky
    Fp: Estonian National Opera, choreographed by Vladimir Arkhangelsky, conductor Erki Pehk; April 27, 2002, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • I "Prologos". To Elisabeth
    II Three Symphonies. To Agnes
    - Symphony "White Flower"
    - Symphony "Falling Blue"
    - Symphony "With My Back to the World"
    III "Logos". To Eleanor

    2017-2018
    35'
    symphony orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Helen Lepalaan (vocal), conductor Risto Joost; April 13, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Returns to the Beginning [Pöördub algusse]
    2012
    15’
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2210, 3, prepared piano, strings (8-6-5-4-2)

    Fp: Holland Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins; 14.06.2012, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam
    Commissioned by: Stichting Holland Festival
  • Future Continuous
    Musical gift to the Kingdom of Sweden on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia
    2008
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 3231, percussion (3), piano, harp, strings  
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; May 22, 2008, Pärnu Concert Hall, May 24, 2008, Berwaldhallen, Sweden
    Commissioned by: Republic of Estonia
  • 2002
    12'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 3, synthesizer, strings
    Fp: Symphony Orchestra of Estonian Academy of Music, conductor Arvo Volmer; August 17, 2002, Berlin, Konzerthaus, Young Euro Classics Festival
    FpEst: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; April 16, 2004, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Academy of Music
    CD "young.euro.classic. Europäischer Musik Sommer Berlin 2002", Deutscher Freundeskreis europäischer Jugendorchester (2002); Symphony Orchestra of Estonian Academy of Music, conductor Arvo Volmer
  • Woo
    1995
    16'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 3231, 3, piano, strings
    Fp: Symphony Orchestra of Estonian National Opera, conductor Paul Mägi; November 27, 1995, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Signum
    1990
    11'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+5, celesta, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; 1991, Tallinn, Nordic Concert Series

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Emptiness [Tühjus]
    Part of the joint composition "Hiroshima - Nagasaki" by Malle Maltis, Liisa Hirsch, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Helena Tulve, Toivo Tulev and Eugene Birman
    2017
    8'
    chamber orchestra
    Fp: Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andrus Kallastu; July 10, 2017, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
  • Wind [Tuul]
    Part of the joint composition "Hiroshima - Nagasaki" by Malle Maltis, Liisa Hirsch, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Helena Tulve, Toivo Tulev and Eugene Birman
    2017
    8'
    chamber orchestra
    Fp: Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andrus Kallastu: July 10, 2017, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
  • Symphony [Sümfoonia]
    3 movements
    2013
    25'
    symphony orchestra orchestra: 2222, 2200, 1, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; December 7, 2014, Tallinn Methodist Church
  • Opus 21
    1994
    10'
    chamber orchestra: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion, harp, strings
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; March 22, 1994, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
    CD "10 years after. Estonian Authors' Society", Estonian Authors' Society (2003); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    Manuscript

Works for string orchestra

  • Cadenza II
    2008
    11'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; June 18, 2008, Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Young Composers' Festival

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for flute and orchestra

  • flute concerto
    I Un
    II Deux
    2004
    20'
    solo flute, soprano, chamber orchestra: 1212, 0000, 2, synthesizer, strings
    Text: Prayer “Mon Père, je m´abandonne à toi” of Charles de Foucauld (in French)
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Kädy Plaas (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; January 20, 2005, Pärnu Concert Hall

Works for percussion and orchestra

  • Flow
    percussion concerto
    2008-2009
    27'
    solo percussion, sinfonietta (14 players): flute/piccolo flute/alto flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano/synthesizer, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: Vambola Krigul (percussion), Athelas Sinfonietta, conductor Erik Jakobsson; April 24, 2009, Tallinn Methodist Church, Estonian Music Days Festival 2009
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival 2009, Athelas Sinfonietta

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Concerto for Violin and Orhestra [Viiulikontsert]
    2001-2002
    24'
    solo violin, symphony orchestra: 3323, 3331, 4, piano, harp, strings
    Fp: Arvo Leibur (violin), Estonian National Symphony Orhcestra, conductor Nikolai Alexeev, November 30, 2001, Tallinn
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for cello and orchestra

  • cello concerto
    2006
    25'
    solo cello, chamber orchestra (13 players): flute/piccolo/alto flute/maracas, oboe/english horn/rainstick/sleigh bells, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon/double bassoon/triangle/big drum, trumpet/sleigh bells/big drum/triangle/tam-tam med, trombone/tam-tam med/triangle, percussion (marimba, thai gongs, vibraphone, big drum, crotales, 3 cymbals, linebells, tam-tam gran), piano/organ (synthesizer), 2 violins, viola/sleigh bells, cello, double bass, phonogram
    Text: Bede’s Death Song (whispered throughout the whole piece; in English)
    Fp: Teet Järvi (cello), NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; September 7, 2006, University of Tartu and September 10, 2006, Tallinn St. Nicholas’s Church

Works for guitar and orchestra

  • Floating, Falling... [Hõljub, laskub...]
    2011
    14'
    electric guitar, symphony orchestra
    Fp: Tõnis Leemets (electric guitar), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; March 25, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • 2017
    3 flutes, Turkish ney, salpuri dancer, symphony orchestra
    Fp: Young-Soo Chung (salpuri dance), Ayca Arin (ney, from phonogram), Asian Classical Players Orchestra, conductor Park Jiyong; September 22.09.2017, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Black Mirror
    2016
    17'
    vocal soloist, saxophone, Turkish flute kaval, symphony orchestra
    Text: Nick Hobbs, Richard Wagner
    Fp: Trio Hoca Nasreddin: Robert Reigle (saxophone), Nikolai Galen (vocal) Serkan Şener (Turkish flute kaval), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Wendeberg; October 21, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
    Commissioned by: International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
  • Descendit
    2011
    15'
    violin, oboe, piano, string orchestra
    Fp: Harry Traksmann (violin), Aleksander Hännikäinen (oboe), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; April 16, 2011, Tallinn Methodist Church
  • Moradas
    1995
    14'
    3 solo electric guitars, chamber orchestra: flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, strings
    Fp: Weekend Guitar Trio, Old Town Baroque Orchestra, conductor Aivo Välja; January, 1996, Tallinn, Guitar Music Days
  • Music for Two Pianos and Orchestra [Muusika kahele klaverile ja orkestrile]
    1993
    23'
    2 solo pianos, symphony orchestra: 3333, 3331, 1+3, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Piano Duo: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske, The Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arnold Katz; 1993, Novosibirsk
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • Vexations/Consolations
    2007
    3 flutes, piano, viola, cello, double bass, percussion
    Manuscript
  • 2006
    oboe, duduk, duduk/recorder, zheng, harp, percussion, erhu, cello, double bass
    Fp: Atlas Ensemble, conductor Ed Spanjaard; January 23, 2007, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Holland
    Commissioned by: Atlas Ensemble
  • Swing Low
    2003
    9'
    flute/piccolo flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano, synthesizer
    Fp: Ensemble U:; October 16, 2003, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Q
    2001
    10'
    flute/piccolo flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion
    Fp: BIT 20 Ensemble (Bergen), conductor Jeffrey Milarsky; October 15, 2001, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert

Duos

  • Partial Burqa Ban, Total Burqa Ban
    2019
    7'
    percussion (2 players)
    Fp: Vambola Krigul (percussion), Madis Metsamart (percussion); May 4, 2019, Estonian Academy of Arts, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days
  • Two Without the Third [Kaks kolmandata]
    2017
    8'
    alto saxophone, accordion
    Fp: Virgo Veldi (saxophone), Jaak Lutsoja (accordion); May 16, 2017, Tallinn, Great Guild Hall
  • He Rejoices in This World and He Rejoices in the Next World
    1999
    7'
    cello, percussion
    Fp: Ardo Västrik (cello), Rein Roos (percussion); April 28, 2000, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
  • Music for a While
    1996
    8'
    2 pianos
    Fp: Tallinn Piano Duo: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske; April 18, 1996, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
  • Recollectio
    1986
    12'
    2 pianos
    Fp: Tallinn Piano Duo: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske; January 25, 1987, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    Publisher: Edition 49

Trios

  • Dé ta ché
    2004
    8'
    3 players: flute, piccolo flute, bass flute, bass clarinet, piano
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Martti Raide (piano), Toomas Vavilov (bass clarinet); June 27, 2004, Tallinn, Kadriorg Palace
    Commissioned by: Association of Estonian Professional Musicians
  • Amid
    2001
    7'
    violin, guitar, vibraphone
    Fp: Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Arvo Leibur (violin), Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone); December 2, 2001, Tallinn, Swedish St. Michael's Church
  • dedicated to the Baltic Trio
    2001
    13'
    flute, cello, harpsichord
    Text: Martin Buber
    Fp: Baltic Trio: Algirdas Vizgirda (flute), Aina Kalnciema (harpsichord), Teet Järvi (cello); August 9, 2001, Kuressaare Castle, Kuressaare Chamber Music Days, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Kuressaare Chamber Music Days
    CD „Monika Mattiesen. Manuscript”, Estonian Radio (2006); Monika Mattiesen (flute), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Ene Nael (harpsichord), Ensemble Vox Clamantis
  • Consummatum est
    1990
    7'
    clarinet, cello, piano
  • Fit brevis pausa silentii
    1988
    10'
    violin, cello, piano
    Fp: Leho Ugandi (violin), Leho Karin (violoncello), Marje Lohuaru (piano); 1988, Stockholm

Quartets

  • 2007
    12'
    clarinet, piano, violin, cello
    Fp: Ensemble 2e2m; October 20, 2007, Kanuti Guild Hall, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival
  • Opus 18 (Hommage to the Setting Sun)
    1993
    8'
    4 players: flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 pianos
    Fp: 1993, Sydney Spring Festival
    FpEst: Mihkel Peäske (flute), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Tanel Joamets (piano), Jana Peäske (piano); 1993, Tallinn House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads
    Commissioned by: Sydney Spring Festival
    Manuscript

String quartets

  • Inbetween the Air Fulfils With the Fragrance of Promises [Vahepeal õhk täitub tõotuste lõhnaga]
    2002
    13'
    string quartet
    Fp: Tallinn String Quartet; November 13, 2002, Tallinn
  • Neither This nor the Further Shore
    2000
    9'
    string quartet (II vers.: string quartet, tape)
    Fp: Tallinn String Quartet; April 22, 2001, Tallinn Town Hall
    CD Tallinn String Quartet (2005); Tallinn String Quartet
  • String Quartet No. 1 [Keelpillikvartett nr. 1]
    1991
    12'
    string quartet
    CD "Estonian Contemporary Classics. Estonian Composers I", Estonian Radio (2001), Tallinn String Quartet
    Publisher: Edition 49

Quintets

  • Concerto for Piano and String Quartet
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    3. nada

    2015
    30'
    piano, string quartet
    Fp: Age Juurikas (piano), YXUS String Quartet: Juta Õunapuu-Mocanita (I violin), Robert Traksmann (II violin), Laur Eensalu (viola), Leho Karin (cello); April 2, 2016, Vanemuine Concert Hall

Sextets

  • Seven Antiphons for Pierre Boulez
    2015
    piccolo, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano
    Fp: Ensemble U:; November 12, 2015, Tallinn, Kultuurikatel, French Culture Festival Accord
  • 1999
    11'
    6 players: flute, piccolo flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
    Fp: Ensemble Court-Circuit, conductor Pierre-Andre Valade; November 27, 1999, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "Be Lost in the Call", Estonian Radio (2004); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts

Septets

  • 2003
    7'
    7 players: flute, piccolo flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, synthesizer, violin, cello, double bass
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; November 20, 2003, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy, Est-Ovest Festival
    FpEst: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; November 17, 2003, Viljandi Music School
    Commissioned by: NYYD Ensemble
    CD "Be Lost in the Call", Estonian Radio (2004); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Now Comes Good Sailing
    2014
    12'
    flute/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, trumpet/flugelhorn, percussion, piano/organ, violin, viola, cello
    Fp: Leonora Palu (flute), Meelis Vind (clarinet), Aarne Ots (trumpet), Vambola Krigul (percussion), Age Juurikas (piano), Tihhon Lukyanenko (violin), Andres Kaljuste (viola), Levi-Danel Mägila (cello), conductor Andrus Kallastu; February 18, 2014, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
  • Waking up I Am still with Thee [Veel ärgates ma olen Sinu juures]
    2004
    8'
    16 players: flute, piccolo flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, triangle, trombone, percussion, piano, 2 synthesizers, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; April 14, 2004, Tallinn, St Nicholas's Church, festival Estonian Music Days
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
    CD "Be Lost in the Call", Estonian Radio (2004); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
  • 2003
    11'
    14 players: flute, piccolo flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion (1 player), piano, synthesizer, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, tape
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; March 21, 2003, Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic, MaerzMusik Festival
    FpEst: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; April 10, 2003, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: MaerzMusik Festival
    CD "Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre 90", ERR, EMTA (2009); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD "Be Lost in the Call", Estonian Radio (2004); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
  • Don't Call Him Too Early
    2002
    13'
    12 players: alto flute, piccolo flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, percussion (1 player), piano, mandolin, guitar, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: Nieuw Ensemble, conductor Jurjen Hempel; October 9, 2002, Vilnius Town Hall, Gaida Festival
    FpEst: Nieuw Ensemble, conductor Micha Hamel; October 22, 2003, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: Nieuw Ensemble & Gaida Festival
  • 1996
    9'
    12 players: flute, alto flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; October 20, 1996, London, Baltic Arts Festival
    FpEst: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; September 26, 1996, Tallinn, Winter Garden of the Estonian National Opera
    CD "Now", Elwood Muusik (2001); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD "Be Lost in the Call", Estonian Radio (2004), NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
  • Thou Art
    1993
    12'
    flute, 2 clarinets, percussion (2 players), piano, 2 violins, viola, 3 cellos, double bass
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; November 27, 1993, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    Manuscript
  • Amictus nube
    1991
    11'
    2 clarinets, percussion (2 players), piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: Instrumental ensemble, conductor Margo Kõlar; November 26, 1992, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for percussion

  • Legatissimo
    Obligatory piece at the Republican Wind and Percussion Players’ Competition 2012
    2011
    11'
    solo percussionist: 2 tam-tams, 4 piatti, gran cassa, marimba, vibraphone, Thai gongs
    Fp: March 23, 2012, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Republican Wind and Percussion Players’ Competition 2012
    CD "Toivo Tulev. Magnificat", Naxos (2018); Heigo Rosin (percussion)
    Publisher: Estonian Music Foundation
    Distributer: EMIC EMF 006

Works for violin

  • Stringendo
    2014
    violin
    Fp: Stanislav Pronin (violin); September 25, 2014, Tallinn Great Guild Hall, Autumnfest of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Works for piano

  • Cadenza
    Dedicated to Peep Lassmann
    2008
    10'
    piano
    Fp: Peep Lassmann (piano); March 18, 2008, Tartu University Assembly Hall, March 19, 2008, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • 2000
    6'
    piano
    Fp: Lauri Väinmaa (piano); January 6, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
  • Uji
    2000
    4'
    piano
    Fp: Lauri Väinmaa (piano); January 6, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Works for organ

  • Ines
    2008
    8'
    organ
    Fp: Ines Maidre (organ); August 4, 2008, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church, Tallinn International Organ Festival
  • Gladius (feria sexta)
    1995/2003
    10'
    organ
    Fp: Ines Maidre (organ); September 9, 1995, Rakvere Church, Arvo Pärt Festival, Estonia
  • Lancea (feria sexta)
    1996
    11'
    organ
    Fp: Ines Maidre (organ); 1996, Tallinn, St Nicholas's Church
  • Trans torrentem Cedron
    1996
    10'
    organ
    Fp: Jaanus Torrim (organ); 1996, Tallinn, Organ Days of St. Charles's Church

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and orchestra

  • Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt II
    2003
    6'
    counter tenor (+choir) (a-f1), violin, piano, string orchestra
    Text: Psalm 23 (in German)
    Fp: Risto Joost (counter tenor), Harry Traksmann (violin), Jorma Toots (piano), Nargen Opera Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; January 20, 2005, Pärnu
    CD "Songs", Harmonia Mundi (2008); Harry Traksmann (violin), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Theatre of Voices Edition

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • 2018
    32'
    soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra
    Text: Kahlil Gibran, Gospels of St Matthew and St. John, Book of Isaiah, Gregorian antiphon
    Fp: Soloists Ivana Rusko, Bettina Schneebeli, Jaroslav Březina and Jiří Hájek, coro piccolo: Aneta Bendová Podracká, Jana Vondrů, Pavla Radostová, mixed choir Ars Brunensis, Brno Philharmonic, conductor Dennis Russell Davies; April 14, 2019, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Brno, Czech Republic, Easter Festival of Sacred Music
    Commissioned by: Brno Philharmonic
  • Magnificat
    2013
    13'
    2 sopranos, mixed choir, 2 percussionists, string orchestra
    Text: from Gospel of Luke (in Latin)
    Fp: Latvian Radio Choir, Vambola Krigul and Heigo Rosin (percussion), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Kaspars Putninš; October 23, 2013, Tallinn Methodist Church
    CD "Toivo Tulev, Magnificat", Naxos (2018); Latvian Radio Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Ieva Ezeriete (soprano), Inga Martinsone (soprano), Heigo Rosin (percussion), Vambola Krigul (percussion), conductor Kaspars Putniņš
  • Lamentations [Lamentatsioonid]
    2011
    80'
    5 soloists (soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, counter tenor/soprano/alto), 2 mixed choirs, chamber orchestra: 1111, 0000, 0, harp, strings
    Text: Hebrew alphabet, The Lamentations of Jeremiah (in Latin), Dhammapada (in English, translated by Juan Mascaró)
    Fp: Kädy Plaas (soprano), Iris Oja (mezzo sopran), Love Enström (tenor), Rainer Vilu (bass), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Daniel Reuss; April 5, 2014, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Sans mesure
    2004
    13'
    mixed choir, chamber orchestra: percussion (2 players), strings
    Text: Holy Week Responsories, The Lamentations of Jeremiah (in Latin), prayer “Mon Père, je m´abandonne à toi” of Charles de Foucauld (in French)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; April 18, 2004, Tallinn, Methodist Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union

Works for female choir and orchestra

  • Cecilia
    2013
    12'
    2 female choir, soprano, chamber orchestra: 1111, 0200, percussion, organ, strings
    Text: Antiphona “Cantantibus organis”; Litany of St. Cecilia; C.C.Pise, Hymn “Let the deep organ swell” (in Latin and English)
    Fp: Danish Radio Girls' Choir, vocal ensemble, Danish Radio Chamber Orchestra (DR UnderholdningsOrkestret), Ditte Højgaard Andersen (soprano), conductor Titus Engel; November 22, 2013, Christiansborg Slotskirke, Copenhagen
    Publisher: Theatre of Voices Edition

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • The Beauty of Warfare
    2017
    8'
    male choir, wind orchestra
    Text: text is based on names of military operations in 21th century and selected paragraphs from Bhagavad Gita
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Mikk Üleoja; May 10, 2017, Pärnu Concert Hall

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • I Heard the Voices of Children
    2019
    19'
    mixed choir, soloists, instrumental ensemble
    Text: Words of William Blake, a Ballyeamon cradle song, and names of the lost children of Tuam
    Fp: Chamber Choir The Crossing, conductor Donald Nally; June 1, 2019, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA
    Commissioned by: The Crossing and Los Angles Philharmonic
  • Ah, ne güzelsin! (Behold, thou art fair!)
    2014
    2 tenors, kemençe, kanun, 2 bendirs, chamber choir (version also for 2 tenors, kemençe, kanun and chamber choir)
    Text: Song of Songs (in Turkish and Latvian)
    Fp: Original version: Latvian Radio Choir, Rūdolfs Bērtiņš (tenor), Jānis Kokins (bendir), ensemble Sarband: Mustafa Doğan Dikmen (tenor), Efstratios Psaradellis (kemence), Salah Eddin Maraqa (kanun), Vladimir Ivanov (bendir), conductor Kaspars Putniņš; November 6, 2015, Riga St. Peter's Church. The second version: Latvian Radio Choir, Rūdolfs Bērtiņš (tenor), ensemble Sarband: Mustafa Doğan Dikmen (tenor), Sokrates Sinopoulos (kemençe), Salah Eddin Maraqa (kanun), conductor Kaspars Putniņš; March 11, 2015, Oslo Cathedral, Oslo International Church Music Festival
  • Farewell, Good-bye
    2005

    mixed choir, organ
    Fp: Voces Musicales Chamber Choir, Maris Oidekivi-Kaufmann (organ), conductor Risto Joost; June 20, 2005, Tartu St. John´s Church Days, Estonia
  • Songs
    1. By night
    2. Where have you hidden, Beloved
    3. This life that I live
    4. Nigra sum
    5. Behold, thou art fair
    6. I am come into my garden
    7. Reveal, reveal your presence
    8. Mira que la dolencia de amor
    2005
    30´
    soprano, alto, mezzo soprano, counter tenor, tenor, bariton + 3 vocal groups: 3 sopranos (coro lontano); mixed choir (coro I), mixed choir (coro II) + 3 instrumental groups: flute/piccolo flute/dolce/duduk, oboe/duduk, bassoon, organ, percussion; flute/alto flute, oboe/English horn, bassoon/contrabassoon, organ, percussion; 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass
    Text: Song of Songs (in English and Latin), St. Juan de la Cruz (in Spanish and English)
    Fp: Kädy Plaas, Eha Pärg, Iris Oja, Taniel Kirikal, Toomas Tohert, Rainer Vilu, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, chamber ensemble, conductor Paul Hillier; October 20, St. Nicholas’s Church, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: Paul Hillier
    CD "Songs", Harmonia Hundi (2008); Robin Blaze, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Theatre of Voices Edition
    Manuscript

Works for male choir and instrument(s)

  • O, Oriens
    2005
    11´
    counter tenor (or alto), 2 male choirs, 3 instrumental ensembles: 2 trumpets, trombone; 2 oboes, English horn, bassoon; 2 trombones, contrabassoon
    Text: Magnificat antiphons
    Fp: Iris Oja (alto), Estonian National Male Choir, Arne Ots, Neeme Ots (trumpets), Ivar Kiiv, Johannes Kiik, Guido Kongas (trombones), Olev Ainomäe, Reet Rea (oboes), Ele Raik (English horn), Rene Sepalaan (bassoon), Marko Jõeleht (contrabassoon), conductor Kaspars Putninsh; December 8, 2005, Võru, December 9, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Kaspars Putninsh

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • En purpura tendido
    2010
    8'
    female voices, string orchestra
    Text: Juan de la Cruz
    Fp: Young Female Choir Miina, Estonian Academy of Theatre and Music Chamber Orchestra, conductor Veronika Portmuth; March 25, 2012, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
  • 2007
    12'
    counter tenor, alto saxophone, organ, string orchestra
    Text: Mansur al-Hallaj, T. S. Eliot (in English)
    Fp: Risto Joost (counter tenor), Virgo Veldi (saxophone), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; March 31, 2007, Tallinn, Swedish St. Michael's Church
    CD "Toivo Tulev. Magnificat", Naxos (2018); Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Ka Bo Chan (countertenor), Virgo Veldi (alto saxophone), Age Juurikas (positive organ), conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD "Estonian Composers (IV). Risto Joost", Estonian Public Broadcasting (2010); Virgo Veldi (saxophone), Ene Nael (portative organ), Risto Joost (counter-tenor), Jaan Varts (electric guitar), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Monika Mattiesen (flute), Petteri Pitko (harpsichord), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Vox Clamantis, artistic director Jaan-Eik Tulve, conductor Risto Joost
  • Tunc venit
    1997
    25'
    soprano, chamber orchestra: 1111, 0210, 2, harp, piano, strings
    Text: The Gospel of St. Matthew (in Latin)
    Fp: Anne-Liis Treimann (soprano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; March 15, 1997, Tallinn, Rotermann's Salt Storage, Vox Nova Concert Series

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • 2003
    10'
    2 counter tenors (or sopranos), chorus, flute, oboe, bassoon, sleigh bells, organ, synthesizer, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Text: St. John of the Cross, St. Theresa of Avila (in Spanish)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, Ensemble Voces Musicales, Veronika Portsmuth (soprano), Taniel Kirikal (counter-tenor), conductor Risto Joost; April 8, 2003, Tallinn, St. Nicholas's Church, festival Estonian Music Days
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
    CD "Be Lost in the Call", Estonian Radio (2004); NYYD Ensemble, Vox Clamantis, cond. Olari Elts

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

  • nani mo nashi – there is nothing more
    2019
    13'
    countertenor, brass quintet (2 trumpets, trombone, French horn, tuba), electronics
    Text: Issa, Bosha, Basho, Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagita, Kaga no Chio
    Fp: Sean Bell (countertenor), Brass Quintet NyNorsk; October 23, 2019, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Concert Hall
  • Six Last Words of Henry David Thoreau
    2016
    20'
    soprano, clarinet, string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass)
    Text: Henry David Thoreau
    Fp: Kädy Plaas-Kala (soprano), Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, conductor Arash Yazdani; October 20, 2016, Tartu, Estonian National Museum, International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt
  • Why? [Miks?]
    2013
    voice, kannel, flute, cello
    Text: Inayat Khan
    Fp: Ensemble Resonabilis; April 11, 2013, Estonia Concert Hall
  • Flow I, II, III, IV
    (III - solo of viola da gambas)
    2008
    26'
    counter tenor, lute, viola da gamba ensemble
    Text: Toivo Tulev, John Dowland (in English)
    Fp: Risto Joost (counter tenor), Richard Sweeny (lute), viola da gamba ensemble Väike rinG; January 20, 2009, Tartu St. John's Church, concert series Vocalissimo
    Commissioned by: Risto Joost
  • Leave, Alas, This Tormenting
    2005
    12'
    soprano, percussion (3 players), tape
    Text: Thomas Morley’s madrigal
    Fp: Kädy Plaas (soprano), Paukenfest Trio: Vambola Krigul, Anto Õnnis, Madis Metsamart; April 11, 2005, Chamber Hall of Estonian Academy of Music, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers' Union
    CD "Songs", Harmonia Mundi (2008); Robin Blaze, Kädy Plaas, Raul Mikson, Toomas Tohert, PaukenfEST Trio
  • Leaving the Deep Lane
    2002
    10'
    soprano, flute/alto flute, cello, harp, piano
    Text: Thomas Stearns Eliot (in English), Martin Buber (in German)
    Fp: Pille Lill (soprano), Reval Ensemble; September 26, 2002, Tallinn Town Hall
    Commissioned by: Reval Ensemble
  • El Silbo
    2000
    20'
    mezzo soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet, tuba, percussion
    Text: Spanish poets from 16th century, St. John of the Cross (in Spanish)
    Fp: Moonika Sutt (mezzo soprano), Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Meelis Vind (clarinet), Urmas Kõiv (tuba), Rein Roos (percussion); December 10, 2000, Tallinn Town Hall
  • Sin otra luz…
    1999
    12'
    mezzo soprano, violin, cello, piano, percussion
    Text: St. Juan de la Cruz
    Fp: Moonika Sutt (mezzo soprano), Urmas Vulp (violin), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Rein Roos (percussion), Heili Vaus (piano), conductor Erki Pehk; August 23, 1999, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn Summer Music Festival
  • Du
    1991
    10'
    soprano, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello, double bass, percussion (2 players), piano
    Text: Martin Buber (in German)
  • Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt I
    1989
    4'
    soprano, violin, piano
    Text: K. Becker based on the Psalm 23 (in German)
    Fp: Kaia Urb (soprano), Ivo Sillamaa (piano); May 4, 1993, Tallinn House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads
    CD "Songs", Harmonia Mundi (2008); Robin Blaze (tenor), Harry Traksmann (violin), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano)
    Publisher: Theatre of Voices Edition

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Ek het jou lief
    2018
    12'
    mixed choir
    Text: Toivo Tulev
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; May 4, 2019, Tallinn. St. Nicholas's Church, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Kaspars Putniņš
  • A Child Said, What Is the Grass?
    2015
    mixed choir
    Text: Walt Whitman
    Fp: Chamber Choir The Crossing, conductor Donald Nally; June 21, 2015, The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, USA, Month of Modern Festival
  • Car j'ai vécu de vous attendre
    2011
    14’
    mixed choir (16-voice chamber choir)
    Text: Paul Valéry's poem „Les Pas“
    Fp: Nederlands Kamerkoor, conductor Risto Joost; September 16, 2013, Marseille, MuCEM, festival „20 Lieux sur la mer“
    Commissioned by: Netherlands Chamber Choir
  • Tanto gentile
    2010
    mixed choir
    Text: Dante Alighieri (in Italian)
    Fp: Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Kaspars Putninsh; September 18, 2010, Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Ultima Festival
    FpEst: Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; October 23, 2013, Tallin Methodist Church
    CD "Toivo Tulev. Magnificat", Naxos (2018); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD "Mythes Étoilés", Aurora (2013); Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Kaspars Putninsh
  • Light, My Light [Valgus, mu valgus]
    Dedicated to Risto Joost and Voces Musicales
    2009
    mixed choir
    Text: Toivo Tulev after Henrik Visnapuu and Rabindranath Tagore (translated by Uku Masing) (in Estonian)
    Fp: Chamber Choir  Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; September 19, 2009, Estonia Concert Hall, Voces Musicales 10
  • Sonnets [Sonetid]
    vocal cycle
    I O voi che per la via d’Amor passate
    II Tutti li miei penser parlan d’Amore
    III Spesse fiate vegnonmi a la mente
    IV Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare
    V Dannomi angoscia li sospiri forte
    VI Quantunque volte, lasso! mi rimembra
    VII Oltre la spera che più larga gira

    2007
    30'
    mixed choir
    Text: from Dante Alighieri's „La vita nuova"
    Fp: Kamber Soloists, conductor Risto Joost; October 2, 2013, Tartu St. John's Church
    Commissioned by: Risto Joost
  • Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice!
    To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    2006

    mixed choir
    Text: compiled from “Centuries of Meditations” by Thomas Traherne (1637-1674) (in English)
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier; October 19, 2006, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: British Embassy on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen´s State Visit to Estonia
    CD "Songs", Harmonia Mundi (2008), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    Publisher: Theatre of Voices Edition
  • Jusquez au printemps
    2005
    10'
    mixed choir
    Text: from the chansons
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier; February 25, 2006, Tartu St. Johns’ Church, February 26, 2006, Tallinn St. Nicholas’s Church
    CD "Songs", Harmonia Mundi (2008); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
  • 2001
    11'
    mixed choir
    Text: Holy Week Responsories, Psalm 148 and The Lamentations of Jeremiah (in Latin), Dhammapada (in English, transl. by Juan Mascaro), Hindu mantras (in Sanskrit)
  • Miserere (Psalm 51)
    1996
    8'
    mixed choir
    Text: Psalm 51 (in Latin)
    Publisher: SP Muusikaprojekt

Works for male choir a cappella

  • Aglow [Hõõgvel]
    2012
    14'
    male choir
    Text: Text consists of the names of 51 Tibetans who inflamed themselves during 27.02.2009–27.09.2012 and single words and fragments in English
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; November 22, 2012, Tallinn Methodist Church

Works for vocal ensemble

  • Flow, My Tears
    2007
    vocal ensemble (12 voices)
    Text: John Dowland, Holy Week Improperia, Toivo Tulev
    Fp: Ars Nova Copenhagen, conductor Paul Hillier; March 27, 2008, Humlebæk Church, Denmark
    FpEst: Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; October 23, 2013, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen
    CD "Toivo Tulev. Magnificat", Naxos (2018); Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
  • Kyrie
    Gloria
    Sanctus
    Agnus Dei et Communio
    2007
    13'
    vocal ensemble
    Text: text of the Mass (in Latin), Mansur al-Hallaj (in English)
    Fp: Vocal Ensemble „Heinavanker”, artistic director Margo Kõlar; April 14, 2007, Tallinn, Swedish St. Michael's Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Vocal Ensemble
    Manuscript
  • Summer Rain [Suvine vihm]
    2006

    8 voices
    Text: Toivo Tulev (in Latin and Estonian)
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; November 24, 2006, St. Paul’s Church, Basel, Festival Culturescapes
    FpEst: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; December 8, 2006, Tartu St. John’s Church
    CD "Toivo Tulev. Magnificat", Naxos (2018). Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš
    CD "Summer Rain", Vox Humana (2011); Chamber Choir Vox Humana, conductor Brian Wismath
    Publisher: Theatre of Voices Edition
  • 2002
    12'
    12 voices
    Text: Hail Mary (in Malayalam, in Italian), St John of the Cross (in Spanish)
    Fp: Musicatreize, conductor Roland Hayrabedian; April 9, 2002, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD „Baltic Voices “, Harmonia Mundi (2018); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
    CD "Baltic Voices 2", Harmonia Mundi (2004); Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • Above
    2008
    11'
    flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano, tape
    Fp: ensemble eighth blackbird; November 8, 2008, University of Richmond, The Practice Electroacustic Music Festival
    FpEst: Ensemble U:; February 15, 2014, The Great Guild Hall of the Estonian History Museum, Tallinn Winter Festival
    Commissioned by: The Practice Electroacustic Music Festival 2008
  • velum, aftertouch
    2007
    30'
    flute, midi-percussion, phonogram, video
    Fp: Ensemble Cyberstudio: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Vambola Krigul (midi-percussion), Margo Kõlar (electronics); October 7, 2007, Tallinn Art Hall
    Manuscript
  • 2003
    25'
    flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, cello, piano, percussion, tape, video
    Fp: Küberstuudio; October 21, 2003, Tallinn, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Instrumental works for children

  • For My Little Brother [Vennakese eest]
    2003
    4'
    piano
    Fp: Mati Mikalai (piano); October 25, 2003, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association
    CD "For My Little Sister", Tallinn Music High School EMIC, ERR (2008), Kristjan Veermäe (piano)
    Distributer: EMIC TT 002
  • For My Little Sister [Õekese eest]
    2003
    4'
    piano
    Fp: Mati Mikalai (piano); October 25, 2003, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association
    CD "For My Little Sister", Tallinn Music High School, EMIC, ERR (2008); Kristjan Veermäe (piano)
    Distributer: EMIC TT 001
    Manuscript