Peeter Vähi

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Handbell Symphony [Kellade sümfoonia]
    I
    II
    III

    1995/2012
    30'
    English handbells, symphony orchestra: 2201, 0200, percussion, strings
    Fp: Arsis Handbell Ensemble, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Aivar Mäe; April 12, 1996, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Arsis Handbell Ensemble
    CD "The Best of Arsis Bells", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Arsis Handbell Ensemble, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Aivar Mäe (only 2nd part)
    CD „Handbell symphony“, Bella Musica (1997). Arsis Handbell Ensemble, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Aivar Mäe
    Publisher: edition 49
  • In Memoriam Helle Mustonen
    version of the piece of the same title for early music ensemble written in 2005
    2005
    5'
    symphony orchestra
    Publisher: ERP
  • Chapter Two [Teine peatükk]
    2004
    symphony orchestra: 4323, 4541, 1+4, organ, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; February 2004, Vanemuine Concert House, Tartu
    Commissioned by: city of Tartu and Vanemuine Concert House
    Publisher: ERP
  • Penultimate Chapter [Eelviimane peatükk]
    2004
    10'
    symphony orchestra: 3323, 4331, 1+4, strings
    Commissioned by: Paavo Järvi
    Publisher: ERP
  • Fugue and Hymn [Fuuga ja hümn]
    1982
    symphony orchestra: 3030, 0331 1+5, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arvo Volmer; November 16, 1989, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian New Music Days Festival
    CD „Electroacoustic music. V #5“, Electroshock Records (2000)
    Publisher: edition 49
    Manuscript
  • The Gates [Väravad]
    suite
    1982
    symphony orchestra: 2201, 0220, 0+2, harpsichord, strings
    Manuscript
  • Nadat sarvam vanmayam [World Born of Sound] [Nadat sarvam vanmayam [Helist sündinud maailm]]
    1978
    10'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 0000, 0+4, celesta, harp, solo violin, strings
    Manuscript

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Concerto for Two Chamber Orchestras [Kontsert kahele kammerorkestrile]
    1982
    13'
    2 chamber orchestras
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; 1982, Tallinn/Helsinki
    Commissioned by: Estonian Radio
  • Concerto piccolo [Concerto piccolo]
    in 3 movements
    1976
    15'
    chamber orchestra: 0000, 0100, timpani (ad libitum), harpsichord, strings
    CD „To His Highness Salvador D.: Kammermusik von Peeter Vähi/Chamber music by Peeter Vähi“, Antes (1997). Ivo Sillamaa (harpsichord), ensemble Hortus Musicus
    Publisher: edition 49

Works for string orchestra

  • Révérence (fugue on two themes by J. S. Bach)
    Arrangement of harpsichord piece
    1978/2015
    5'
    strings
    Fp: Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andres Mustonen; July 9, 2015, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
  • 2006
    string orchestra
    Fp: November 2006, Sweden
    Commissioned by: European Union Chamber Orhestra
    Publisher: ERP

Works for wind orchestra

  • Our Village Lane... [Meil aiaäärne...]
    2017
    4'
    wind orchestra
    Commissioned by: Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation
  • Between Heaven and Earth [Maa ja taeva vahel]
    redaction of the work written in 2010
    2012
    10'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Orchestra of Estonian Defence Forces, conductor Peeter Saan; March 25, 2012, Estonia Concert Hall
    CD "Rhapsody of Winds", Estonian Defence Forces (2015); Orchestra of the Estonian Defence Forces, conductor Peeter Saan
    CD „Kuuvalgel. Wind Music of Estonia“, Mark Records (2014); CNU Wind Ensemble, conductor Mark U. Reimer
  • Between Heaven and Earth [Maa ja taeva vahel]
    2010
    carillon of Tartu Town Hall, wind orchestra
    Fp: Orchestra of Estonian Defence Forces, conductor Peeter Saan; July 17, 2010, Tartu Pirogov Park, Tartu Hanseatic Days
    Commissioned by: Tartu Hanseatic Days
    Publisher: ERP

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

  • Call of Sacred Drums
    Dedicated to Sherab Dölma
    2008
    30'
    taiko-ensemble, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+2, celesta, harp, strings
    Fp: Hayashi Eitetsu ensemble, Vienna Tonkünstler Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi; August 30, 2008, Austria, Grafenegg Music Festival
    Commissioned by: Grafenegg Music Festival
  • A Chant of Bamboo [Bambuse laul]
    2001
    16'
    shinobue flute, percussion, string orchestra
    Fp: Hiroyuki Koinuma (shinobue flute), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen; February 2003
    Commissioned by: Hiroyuki Koinuma and Tallinn Philharmonic Society
    LP „A chant of bamboo“, Estonian Record Productions (2006). Neeme Punder, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost
    Publisher: ERP

Works for flute and orchestra

  • Chant of the Celestial Lake [Taevase järve laul]
    Flute concerto. Dedicated to Maarika Järvi
    In one movement
    1999
    29'
    flute, string orchestra
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society
    CD „Celestials“, CCn'C Records (2001). Maarika Järvi (flute), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Järvi
  • To the Mother
    Arrangement of the piece written in 2017
    flute, chamber orchestra

Works for oboe and orchestra

  • To the Mother
    2017
    5'
    oboe, chamber orchestra: 0000, 4(ad lib)000, tam-tam(ad lib), strings
    Fp: Denis Golubev (oboe), Moscow State Symphony Orchestra for Children and Youth, conductor Andres Mustonen; October 1, 2017, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, festival #Spiegel im Spiegel"
    CD "Great Maestros XI. Mozart. Kalle Randalu, ENSO, Neeme Järvi", Estonian Record Productions (2019); Guido Gualandi (oboe), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
  • To His Holiness [Tema Pühadusele]
    Dedicated to His Holiness XXXVII Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
    2013
    16'
    oboe, string orchestra
    Fp: Martin Daněk (oboe), Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andres Mustonen; July 18, 2013, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
    Commissioned by: Herman Braun Foundation
  • Forty-Two [Nelikümmend kaks]
    Dedicated to Elvis Presley, Joe Dassin and Vladimir Võssotski
    1997
    5'
    oboe, chamber orchestra: 2000, 1000, organ or harpsichord, strings
    Commissioned by: Tallinn International Organ Festival
    LP „A chant of bamboo“, Estonian Record Productions (2006). Nils Rõõmussaar (oboe), Andres Uibo (organ), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost
    Publisher: Eres Edition

Works for clarinet and orchestra

  • To the Mother
    Arrangement of the piece written in 2017
    3'30''
    clarinet, symphony orchestra

Works for saxophone and orchestra

  • 1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Moderato
    4. Lento
    5. Allegro
    1998
    24'
    soprano saxophone, chamber orchestra: 0000, 0000, percussion, strings
    Fp: Anders Paulsson (saxophone), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andres Mustonen; April 29, 2000, Estona Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Anders Paulsson and Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Concerto of Light and Shadow [Valguse ja varju kontsert]
    Violin concerto
    2016
    29'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 2201, 0220, 1+1, strings
    Fp: Mari-Liis Uibo (violin), Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andres Mustonen; August 7, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn International Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: Tallinn International Organ Festival, Eesti Kontsert
    Publisher: ERP
  • Concerto grosso
    3 movements
    1980
    15'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 2201, 0331, 0+4, harpsichord, strings
    Manuscript
  • Transformation of the Raga Bhairava [Raga Bhairava muundumine]
    1977
    10'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 2201; 0000, 1+3, piano, harp, strings
    Publisher: edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for piano and orchestra

  • Occidental Paranoia [Õhtumaine paranoia]
    Dedicated to Lauri Väinmaa
    1. Serioso. Alla marcia. Pomposo
    2. Pesante. Ironico
    3. Con amore
    4. Con moto. Tempo di valzer
    5. Adagio. Con moto. Cadenza
    1997
    40'
    piano, symphony orchestra: 2222, 0220, percussion, strings
    Fp: Lauri Väinmaa (piano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Works for guitar and orchestra

  • Antarctic Concerto
    2012
    30'
    amplified guitar, chamber orchestra: 1111, 0100, percussion, strings, video ad lib.
    Fp: Rémi Boucher (guitar), Tallinn Sinfonietta, conductor Andres Mustonen; 10.05.2012, Nokia Concert House, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: EBCOG 2012
    Publisher: ERP
  • The White Concerto [Valge kontsert]
    I
    II

    III
    1991
    16'
    guitar, chamber orchestra: 2100, 0000, timpani, strings
    Fp: Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Theatre "Estonia" Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mika Eichenholz; February 26, 1993, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Boris Björn Bagger
    LP „A chant of bamboo“, Estonian Record Productions (2006). Slava Grigorjan (guitar), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost
    CD „White concert“, T. Peterson (1998). Tiit Peterson (guitar), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn  
    Manuscript

Works for organ and orchestra

  • Still Life with Organ [Natüürmort oreliga]
    1982
    8'
    organ, symphony orchestra: 2202, 2221, 0+2, harp, strings
    Commissioned by: Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra
    Publisher: edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • Reminiscences of Youth [Meenutusi noorpõlvest]
    2014
    12'
    flute, cello, chamber orchestra: percussion (1 player), strings
    Fp: Maarika Järvi (flute), Teet Järvi (cello), Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi; July 18, 2015, Pärnu Concert Hall, Pärnu Music Festival
  • Violet Winds
    2013
    26'
    saxophone quartet, chamber orhestra: percussion (1), strings
    Fp: Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Andres Mustonen; February 5, 2015, Estonia Concert Hall, Mustonenfest
    Commissioned by: Raschèr Saxophone Quartet and Eesti Kontsert
  • 2007
    20'
    synthesizer, percussion, symphony orchestra: 0000, 4331, strings
    Fp: Peeter Vähi (synthesizer), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; April 13, 2007, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for other instrument and orchestra

  • Concerto for Birbynė and Chamber Orchestra
    2020
    24'
    birbynė, chamber orchestra: percussion, strings
    Fp: Vitautas Kiminius (birbynė), Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Adrija Čepaitė; June 15, 2020, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Vilnius Festival
    Commissioned by: Vilnius Festival

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • Bronze Reflections [Pronksi peegeldused]
    2011
    15'
    hand chime ensemble, 2 hand bell ensembles, cathedral carillons
    Fp: Arsis Hand Bell Ensembles, Tartu Hand Bell Ensemble, conductor Aivar Mäe; June 26, 2011, Tallinn Town Hall Sqaure, international hand bell festival „Bells Art“
    Commissioned by: Arsis, European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011
  • In Memoriam Helle Mustonen
    2005
    5'
    early music ensemble
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 2, 2005, Tallinn Dome Church, concert-service dedicated to Helle Mustonen
    CD “Early music of 3rd millenium”, ERP (2011); Hortus Musicus
  • Brass Echo
    2003
    20'
    3 brass ensembles
    Fp: conductor Neeme Punder; July 6, 2003, Viljandi Town Hall Square, Viljandi Early Music Festival
    Commissioned by: Viljandi Early Music Festival

Duos

  • Hommage à Brillance de Lune
    Dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven
    2019
    10'
    oboe, organ
    Fp: Jelizaveta Babtsenko (oboe), Olesja Rostovskaja (organ); February 22, 2020, Moscow Conservatory
    FpEst: Olev Ainomäe (oboe), Tiia Tenno (organ); May 13, 2020, Tallinn, St. John's Church
    Commissioned by: Edition 49
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Afternoon Soundscapes
    Violin piece with accompanying cello and cello piece with accompanying violin
    2017-2018
    9'
    violin, cello
    Commissioned by: Heino Eller Tartu Music School
  • Wrong Username Or Password!
    2005
    11'
    soprano saxophone, piano/celesta
    Fp: Ivo Lille (saxophone), Jorma Toots (piano/celesta); April 11, 2005; Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Composers’ Union
    Publisher: ERP
  • Mystical Uniting [Müstiline ühinemine]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 1991
    1998
    9'
    flute, guitar
    CD "Uniting", (2010). Duo Nuances
    CD „Eesti portreed: Werke für Flöte und Gitarre aus Estland / Works for flute and guitar from Estonia“, Antes (2001). Duo Concertante: Tiit Peterson (guitar), Tauno Saviauk (flute)
    CD „Mystical uniting“, Forte (1999). Duo Concertante: Tiit Peterson (guitar), Tauno Saviauk (flute)
  • Forty-Two [Nelikümmend kaks]
    version of the piece of the same title
    1997
    electric guitar, organ
    CD „Ricercare“, H. Mätlik: A. Uibo (2004). Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Andres Uibo (organ)
    CD „Crossover organ & overdrive guitar“, SALUMuusik (1999). Andres Uibo (organ), Ain Varts (guitar)
  • Forty-Two [Nelikümmend kaks]
    version of the piece of the same title
    1997
    trumpet in D, organ
  • Forty-Two [Nelikümmend kaks]
    version of the piece of the same title
    1997
    oboe, organ
  • Digital Love [Digitaalne armastus]
    Dedicated to Jaan Õun
    1993
    10'
    flute, violin
    Fp: Jaan Õun (flute), Ulrika Kristian (violin); November 25, 1992, Tallinn Blackheads’ Brotherhood House, NYYD Festival
  • Mystical Uniting [Müstiline ühinemine]
    1991
    9'
    violin, guitar
    CD „One century of Estonian violin music“, U. Vulp: H. Mätlik (2005). Urmas Vulp (violin), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)

Trios

  • Mystical Uniting [Müstiline ühinemine]
    version of the piece with the same name from 1991
    2014
    8'
    flute, guitar, tanpura
  • Aleatory Heavy [Aleatooriline heavy]
    2001
    12'
    violin, vibraphone, guitar
    Fp: Arvo Leibur (violin), Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone), Heiki Mätlik (guitar); April 9, 2001, Estonian Academy of Music, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD „Drama“, H. Mätlik: A. Leibur (2001). Heiki Mätlik (guitar), Arvo Leibur (violin), Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone)
  • Pastoral of Computerized World [Komputeriseeritud maailma pastoraal]
    I A piacere
    II Alla marcia
    III A piacere
    1995
    13'
    flute, cello, piano
    Fp: Baltic Trio: Aina Kalnciema (harpsichord), Teet Järvi (cello), Algirdas Vizgirda (flute); November 10, 1995, Tallinn Town Hall
    Commissioned by: UNESCO for celebration of the 50th anniversary of UNESCO in Paris
    CD „Pastoral of computerized world: Baltic chamber music“, Finladia (1997). The Baltic Trio: Algirdas Vizgirda (flute), Teet Järvi (cello), Aina Kalnciema (harpsichord)
    Publisher: Eres edition
  • Mystical Uniting [Müstiline ühinemine]
    1991
    9'
    flute, violin, guitar
    Commissioned by: Camerata Tallinn
    LP „A chant of bamboo“, Estonian Record Productions (2006). Neeme Punder (flute), Harry Traksmann (violin), Peeter Vähi, Kaido Kelder (tambura)
    CD „Vaistism. Neue Musik aus Estland”, International Music Company (2001); Elizabeth Riessbeck (flute), Klaus Jäckle (guitar), Alexander Janiczek (violin)
    CD „To His Highness Salvador D.: Kammermusik von Peeter Vähi/Chamber music by Peeter Vähi“, Antes (1997). Camerata Tallinn
    Publisher: edition 49
  • To His Highness Salvador D [Tema kõrgeausus Salvador D’le]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 1988
    1. Ad libitum. Moderato
    2. Con moto
    3. Adagio
    1989
    11'
    flute, violin, guitar
    Fp: Camerata Tallinn; January 21, 1989, the House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads
    Commissioned by: Camerata Tallinn
    CD „To His Highness Salvador D.: Kammermusik von Peeter Vähi/Chamber music by Peeter Vähi“, Antes (1997). Camerata Tallinn
    CD „Estonian experience“, Finlandia Records (1995)
    CD „Estonian chamber music“, Finlandia (1994). Camerata Tallinn
    Publisher: edition 49
  • Evening Music
    1985
    16'
    violin, synthesizer, percussion
  • Forty-Two [Nelikümmend kaks]
    Valdo Preema's arrangement of the piece with the same name
    English horn, organ, double bass

Quartets

  • Hommage à Brillance de Lune
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name for oboe and organ
    2019
    10'
    violin, trombone, organ, double bass
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; October 5, 2019, Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa, Estonia

Quintets

  • Four Engravings of Reval [Neli Revali gravüüri]
    1988
    9'
    flute, violin, viola, cello, harpsichord
    CD „To His Highness Salvador D.: Kammermusik von Peeter Vähi/Chamber music by Peeter Vähi“, Antes (1997). Camerata Tallinn, Ivo Sillamaa (harpsichord)
    Publisher: Eres edition

Sextets

  • To the Mother
    Arrangement of the piece with the same name
    2017/2019
    2 violins, string quartet

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • To the Mother
    Arrangement of the piece written in 2017
    2017/2018
    string octet
    Fp: Baltic Neopolis Virtuosi; July 13, 2018, Gryfino, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Kościół pw. Narodzenia NMP), Baltic Neopolis Festival, Poland
    Commissioned by: Baltic Neopolis Virtuosi
  • Pianist's Week in the Internet [Pianisti nädal internetis]
    1. Sunday
    2. Monday
    3. Tuesday
    4. Wednesday
    5. Thursday
    6. Friday
    7. Saturday
    2010
    20'
    4 pianos, 16 hands, electric guitar, percussion
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos and Toivo Peäske, Kai Ratassepp and Mati Mikalai, Piret and Lauri Väinmaa, Reet Kopvillem-Ruubel and Piret Habak (pianos), Ain Varts (guitar), Hele-Riin Uib (percussion); October 27, 2010, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, International Pianists' Festival "Klaver" ("Piano")
    Commissioned by: Festival "Klaver"

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for piano

  • Symphony of Contemplation [Kontemplatsioonisümfoonia]
    1. Rubato
    2. Galante
    3. Resoluto
    1983
    6'
    piano
    Fp: Kalle Randalu; April 5, 1984, Tallinn Town Hall, Music Festival of Soviet Estonia
    CD „Estnische Klaviermusik/Eesti klaverimuusika/Estonian piano music“, Eres (1994). Peep Lassmann (piano)
    Publisher: Eres edition
  • Introduction and Fugue [Introduktsioon ja fuuga]
    1982
    7'
    harpsichord or piano
    Publisher: Estonian Record Productions
    Distributer: EMIC PV 001
  • Révérence (fugue on two themes by J. S. Bach)
    1978
    3'
    harpsichord or piano
    Publisher: ERP
    Distributer: EMIC PV 002
  • Fata Morgana
    1975
    5'
    piano
    CD „Estonian piano music“, Finlandia (1994). Lauri Väinmaa (piano)
    Publisher: Eres edition

Works for guitar

  • Forty-Two [Nelikümmned kaks]
    Heiki Mätlik's arrangement of the piece with the same name (1997)
    2014
    guitar
    Publisher: Eres Edition
  • Dance of the Moon Goddess [Kuujumalanna tants]
    1996
    5'
    guitar
    Commissioned by: Tiit Peterson
    CD „Eesti portreed: Werke für Flöte und Gitarre aus Estland / Works for flute and guitar from Estonia“, Antes (2001). Tiit Peterson (guitar)
    CD „Significatio: Estonian chamber music“, Eesti Raadio (1999). Heiki Mätlik (guitar)
    Publisher: edition 49

Works for organ

  • Chant of Lunar Rainbow [Kuuvikerkaare laul]
    1996
    8'
    organ
    Fp: Andres Uibo (organ); August 9, 1996, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church, Tallinn Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: Tallinn International Organ Festival
    Publisher: Eres edition

Works for other instrument

  • Six Proms
    suite
    1. Town Hall Square
    2. Harju Street
    3. Pikk Street
    4. Viru Street
    5. Vene Street
    6. Town Hall Square

    2001
    15'
    Baroque organ
    Fp: Ines Maidre; November 16, 2003
    Commissioned by: Andres Uibo
    Publisher: ERP
    Distributer: EMIC PV 003
  • Introduction and Fugue [Introduktsioon ja fuuga]
    1982
    7'
    harpsichord or piano
    Publisher: Estonian Record Productions
    Distributer: EMIC PV 001
  • Révérence (fugue on two themes by J. S. Bach)
    1978
    3'
    harpsichord or piano
    Publisher: ERP
    Distributer: EMIC PV 002

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Lullaby of St. Mary’s Land [Maarjamaa hällilaul]
    1980
    10'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3213, 0331, percussion, strings
    Text: traditional
    Publisher: edition 49

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and orchestra

  • An African initiation rite
    1. ... After the Mountains Had Hardened
    2. Journey to the Underworld
    3. Before the Throne of Kaydara
    4. Gold, a Lot of Gold
    5. The Death of Demburu and Hamtuudo
    6. Coronation of Hammadi
    7. The Mystery of Kaydara

    2015
    60'
    narrator, tenor, baritone, bass, male choir, girls' choir, symphony orchestra: 3322, Baritone Saxophone, 4331, percussion (5 players), harp, strings, visuals (ad lib)
    Text: Epic of Fulani nation "In the Mystical Land of Kaydara", compiled by Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1901−1991) (in Fulani, French and Estonian). Estonian translation of lyrics Eva Diallo, Estonian lyrics adapted and edited by Karin Kastehein
    Fp: Tanel Padar (narrator), Mati Turi (tenor), Rauno Elp (baritone), Priit Volmer (bass), Estonian National Male Choir, Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts, visuals by Robin Nõgisto and Jaanus Nõgisto; October 10, 2015, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu
    Commissioned by: Eesti Kontsert
    DVD "In the mystical land of Kaydara. An African initiation rite for narrator, soloists, girls' choir, male choir and symphony orchestra", Estonian Record Productions (2017); Tanel Padar (narrator), Mati Turi (tenor, Demburu), Rauno Elp (baritone, Hammadi), Priit Volmer (bass, Hamtuudo), Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts
  • Peuangelion kata Marihamm (Mary Magdalene Gospel)
    7 parts
    2010-2011
    65'
    soprano, bass, narrator, mixed choir, boys' choir, phonogram, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4431, percussion, 2 harps, strings
    Text: Text of in Coptic language
    Fp: Sevara Nazarkhan (soprano, Uzbekistan, Mary Magdalene), Priit Volmer (bass, Jesus), Tõnis Mägi (narrator), State Choir Latvija, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys' Choir, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; August 19, 2011, Riga St. Peter's Church, Riga International Sacred Musioc Festival
    Commissioned by: State Choir Latvija, International Sacred Music Festival
    CD "Peeter Vähi. Maria Magdalena", Estonian Record Productions (2012); Sevara Nazarkhan (soprano), Priit Volmer (bass), Peeter Volkonski (narrator), Juris Jēkabsons (tenor), Eduards Fiskovič (baritone), Uģis Meņģelis (bass), Mixed Choir Latvija, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Siberian Trinity Mantra
    2018
    14'
    reciter, soprano (ad libitum), mixed choir, shaman drum, phonogram
    Text: traditional
    Fp: Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale, Peeter Vähi (recitative, shaman drum), Elina Nechayeva (soprano), conductor Endrik Üksvärav; May 4, 2019, Tallinn Dome Church, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days
  • Chrysanthemum Garden Chant
    cantata
    2005
    mixed choir, shinobue flute
    Text: Matsuo Basho (in Japanese)
    Fp: Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus; October 6, 2005, Tokyo
    Commissioned by: Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus

Works for female choir and instrument(s)

  • The King of Light [Valguse kuningas]
    in 4 movements
    1989
    female choir, organ
    Text: Doris Kareva
    Fp: Girls’ Choir Ellerhein

Works for male choir and instrument(s)

  • Also sprach Nietzsche [Nõnda kõneles Nietzsche]
    2004
    16'
    tenor, bass, male choir, tubular bells
    Text: Friedrich Nietzsche (in German)
    Fp: Raul Mikson (tenor), Mareks Lobe (baritone), Vambola Krigul (percussion), Peeter Vähi (electronics), Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Risto Joost; April 19, 2004, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: ERP
  • Planet Cantata [Planeetide kantaat]
    1999
    19'
    counter tenor, male choir, English handbells, tanpura
    Text: Joachim-Ernst Berendt (in English)
    Commissioned by: Universal Records
    CD "Planetentöne vol 2", Universal (2001). Estonian National Male Choir, Arsis Handbell Ensemble
    Publisher: CultureWare Music Publ
  • cantata
    1. Mandala offering
    2. Vajrasattva mantra
    3. The supreme silence
    4. Aspiration for the „Pure Land“
    1997
    49'
    alto, male choir, English handbell ensemble
    Text: canonic text (in Tibetian and Sanskrit)
    Fp: conductor Kristjan Järvi; November 25, 1997
    Commissioned by: NYYD Ensemble and The State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "The Best of Arsis Bells", Estonian Record Productions (2013). Irén Lovász (vocal), Estonian National Male Choir, Arsis Handbell Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi (only Vajrasattva Mantra)
    CD „Supreme silence“, CCn'C Records (1998). Irén Lovász (vocal), Estonian National Male Choir, Arsis Handbell Ensemble, conductor Kristjan Järvi

Works for boys’ choir and instrument(s)

  • New Year Cantata [Uus-aasta kantaat]
    2006
    20'
    boy soprano, boys' choir, hand bell ensemble
    Text: Fidelis Rädle (in Latin)
    Fp: Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir, Arsis Hand Bell Ensemble, conductor Hirvo Surva; December 2006, Riga
    Commissioned by: Estonian National Opera
    Publisher: ERP

Works for girls' choir and instrument(s)

  • Green Tārā [Roheline Tārā]
    cantata
    2000
    29'
    female voice, girls’ choir, trombones, percussion
    Text: Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche (In Tibetian and Sanskrit)
    Fp: Sevara Nazarkhan, Girls’ Choir Ellerhein, Estonian National Opera instrumental ensemble, conductor Tiia-Ester Loitme; June 1, 2002, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    CD „Christe, eleison“, Ellerhein (2008). Girls’ Choir Ellerhein, Katrin Kuldjärv (piano), Sevara Nazarkhan (vocal), Estonian National Opera instrumental ensemble
    Publisher: ERP

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • To the Mother
    Arrangement of the piece written in 2017
    2017/2018
    5'
    coloratura soprano, chamber orchestra
    Text: vocalise
    CD "Great Maestros XIII. Mozart. Kalle Randalu, Elina Nechayeva, ENSO, Neeme Järvi", Estonian Record Productions (2020); Elina Nechayeva (coloratura soprano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
  • 2000 Years After the Birth of Christ [2000 aastat pärast Kristuse sündi]
    A piacere. Andantino
    Alla marcia. Pomposo
    Andantino
    Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
    Himmelan geht unsre Bahn
    Maestoso. Allegro vivace
    Maestoso. Con anima
    Moderato
    O du Liebe meiner Liebe
    Seele, sei zufrieden!
    Sorge, Vater, sorge du

    1990
    51'
    soprano, 2 tenors, early music consort, symphony orchestra: 2021, 2200, 1, strings
    Text: German Christian poets (in German)
    CD „Tamula tulekollaazh“, SALUMuusik (1999). Kaia Urb (soprano), Hortus Musicus, The Bad Orchestra, Peeter Vähi (keyboards)
    CD „2000 aastat pärast Kristuse sündi/2000 years after the birth of Christ“, Forte (1995). Kaia Urb (soprano), ensemble Hortus Musicus, The Bad Orchestra, Peeter Vähi (keyboards, percussion, vocal)
    CD „2000 years after the birth of Christ“, Antes (1995). Kaia Urb (soprano), ensemble Hortus Musicus, The Bad Orchestra, Peeter Vähi (keyboards, percussion, vocal)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Forty-Two
    Arrangement of the piece written in 1997
    4'
    coloratura soprano, symphony orchestra
    CD "Great Maestros XIII. Mozart. Kalle Randalu, Elina Nechayeva, ENSO, Neeme Järvi", Estonian Record Productions (2020); Elina Nechayeva (koloratura soprano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi

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

  • Omar Khayyam Has Spoken…
    2019
    10'
    soprano, bassoon, string quartet
    Text: Omar Khayyam, english translation by Edward Fitzgerald
    Fp: Ensemble HaftCraft; July 12, 2019, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
    Commissioned by: Ensemble HaftCraft
  • Light Rising... [Tõuseb valgus...]
    2011
    13'
    tenor, baritone, bass, early music ensemble
    Text: His Eminence the 12th Nubpa Tulku Konchok Tenzin Rinpoche (in Tibetan)
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; November 8, 2011, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: Hortus Musicus, State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • The Cimney Sweeper [Korstnapühkija]
    2010
    5'
    vocal, percussion, keyboards
    Text: William Blake
    Fp: Jana Kask (vocal), Hele-Riin Uib (percussion), Peeter Vähi (keyboards); March 22, 2010, The House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Behind the Great Water [Suure vee taga]
    2013
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: Latvian folklore (in Latvian)
    Fp: Youth choir Kamēr, conductor Jānis Liepiņš; March 15, 2014, Great Hall of University of Latvia, Riga
    Commissioned by: European Capital of Culture Riga 2014
    CD "Amber Songs", Kamer (2015); Kamēr Youth Choir, conductor Janis Liepinš

Works for mixed boys' choir a cappella

  • The Room Fulfilled with Light and Clarity [Ja valgust ja selgust sai tuba täis]
    2019
    2'
    3-voice mixed boys' choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Boys' Choir and Lydia Rahula

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • 2017
    20'
    keyboards, percussion, phonogram, city sounds
    Fp: Peeter Vähi (keyboards), Hele-Riin Uib (percussion); April 7, 2017, Estonian National Opera’s roof stage, Estonian Music Days
  • Time Dilation
    2016
    13'
    electric violin, laser harp, 2 tānpūrās, electronics
    Fp: Tiit Kikas (electric violin, laser harp), Grett Semidor (tānpūrā), Kaisa Nõges (tānpūrā), Peeter Vähi (sampler); July 9, 2016, Tartu St. John's Church, Glasperlenspiel Festival
  • Choreographic scenes "Slow Run and Rush" and "Whitelight"
    2010
    20'
    mixed ensemble, electronics
    Fp: Fine 5 Dance Theatre; June 2010, Busan International Dance Festival (South-Korea)
    Commissioned by: Fine 5 Dance Theatre
  • Rainmaker [Vihmategija]
    2010
    8'
    percussion, keyboards, phongraph
    Fp: Hele-Riin Uib (percussion), Peeter Vähi (keyboards); March 22, 2010, the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • B in the Temple
    A collaborative composition by Peeter Vähi and Brian Melvin
    2004
    keyboards, electronic and acoustic percussion
  • J Lived in India
    A collaborative composition by Peeter Vähi and Brian Melvin
    2004
    keyboards, electronic and acoustic percussion
  • The Path of Mantra
    1. Celestial lake
    2. Invocation
    3. Medicine Buddha practice
    4. Uniting
    5. Chöd
    6. Mantras of three bodies
    7. Eternal divine
    8. Dedication of merits
    2002
    bassoon, Buddha monks, electronics
    Text: traditional, Jingten Sumgon
    Fp: Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon), Drikung Kagyu Buddha monks
    Commissioned by: Erdenklang Records
    CD „The path of mantra: be inspired by the inner smile of Tibet“, Erdenklang (2002). Drinkung Kagyu monks, Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon), Peeter Vähi (acoustic and electric instruments)
    Publisher: CultureWare Music Publ
  • Tamula Fire Collage [Tamula tulekollaaž]
    1. The Flutish Kingdom
    2. Being And Nothingness in Kostabi's Atelier
    3. Fate
    4. 2000 Years After the Birth of Christ
    collage
    1999
    92'
    voice, instruments, electronics, fireworks
    Text: Estonian traditional, Martin Luther, Benjamin Schmolck, Gerhard Tersteegen, Siiri Sisask
    CD „Tamula tulekollaazh“, SALUMuusik (1999). Neeme Punder (flutes), Arsis Handbell Ensemble, Siiri Sisask (vocal), Pärt Tarvas (cello), Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Kristjan Mäeots (percussion), Kirile Loo (vocal), Tuule Kann (Estonian zitter kannel), Margus Rahumägi (reed pipe, vocal), Peter Finger (acustic guitar), Igor Tõnurist (jew’s harp, vocal), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Boris Salchak (vocal, shaman drum), Peeter Vähi (keyboards), Hortus Musicus, The Bad Orchestra
    Publisher: edition 49, Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • Being and Nothingness in Kostabi’s Atelier [Olemine ja mittemidagisus Kostabi töötoas]
    A composition by Peeter Vähi and Siiri Sisask
    1997
    25'
    vocal, cello, trumpet, percussion, electronics
    Text: Siiri Sisask (in English)
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society and Tallinn Old Town Days
    CD „Best regards from Tallinn and Moscow“, ERP (2002)
    CD „Tamula tulekollaazh“, SALUMuusik (1999). Siiri Sisask, Mongush Mergen (vocal), Pärt Tarvas (cello), Jüri Leiten (trumpet), Kristjan Mäeots, Madis Metsamart (percussion), Peeter Vähi (keyboards)
    Publisher: Maren Musikverlag
  • The Flutish Kingdom [Flöödi kuningriik]
    1. Pavaen lachrymae
    2. Ballette gravesand
    3. Amarilli mia bella
    4. Laura
    5. Onse vader in hemelrück
    6. De eerste like-pot
    7. The flutish kingdom
    8. Questa dolce sirena
    9. Engels nachtegaltje
    10. Courant, of harte diefje waerom zoo stil
    11. Doen Daphne d’over schoone maeght
    12. Na dien u godlyckheyt
    based on music by Jacob van Eyck
    1996
    16'
    flutes, English handbell ensemble, electronics
    CD „Tamula tulekollaazh“, SALUMuusik (1999)
    CD „The flutish kingdom“, Erdenklang Musikverlag (1996). Neeme Punder (flutes), Estonian National Male Choir, Arsis Handbell Ensemble, conductor Aivar Mäe
    Publisher: Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • Fate [Saatus]
    1. The Ancient Psaltery
    2. The Creation
    3. Genesis of the Welkin
    4. Holla
    5. Cross Dance
    6. Longing
    7. Äia-tuija
    8. Drunkard’s Week
    9. I do not Apprehend
    10. Lullaby
    11. Oh, My Life
    12. Island Dance
    13. Let’s Go, Men!
    14. Reed Pipe Skirl
    15. Song of Lamentation
    16. Evening Song
    Based on Estonian traditional music, vocal arrangements by Kirile Loo
    1994
    22'
    voice, Estonian traditional instruments, guitar, electronics
    Text: traditional
    CD „Tamula tulekollaazh“, SALUMuusik (1999). Kirile Loo (vocal), Tuule Kann (Estonian zitter kannel), Margus Rahumägi (reed pipe, vocal), Peter Finger (acustic guitar), Igor Tõnurist (jew’s harp, vocal), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Boris Salchak (vocal, shaman drum), Peeter Vähi (keyboards)
    CD „Fate“, Erdenklang (1994). Kirile Loo (vocal), Tuule Kann (Estonian zitter kannel), Margus Rahuoja (bag pipe, vocal), Peeter Vähi (keyboards, percussion, vocal), Igor Tõnurist (jew’s harp), Peter Finger (guitar)
    Publisher: Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • Gothic Triangle [Gooti kolmnurk]
    A collaborative composition by Peeter Vähi, Lepo Sumera and Erkki-Sven
    1993
    flute, trombone, percussion, electronics
    Fp: Alvin Lucier (amplified triangle), Mihkel Peäske (flute), Madis Metsamart (little drum), Heiki Kalaus (trombone), Peeter Vähi, Lepo Sumera, Erkki-Sven Tüür (live-electronics); November 22, 1993, towers of the St. Nicholas’s Church, Tallinn Town Hall and Kiek in de Kök
    Commissioned by: Nyyd Festival
  • Nine Mantras [Üheksa mantrat]
    1992
    11'
    voices, oriental instruments, electronics
    Text: traditional
    CD „Om mani padme hung“, TIM (1999). Konchok Lundrup
    CD „Magic age. III: ancient cultures“, Erdenklang (1994)
    CD „Looking east - electronic east: synthesizer music from Estonia and Russia“, Erdenklang (1992)
    Publisher: Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • Sounds of the Silver Moon [Hõbedase kuu hääled]
    1. Sound one
    2. Sound two
    3. Sound three
    4. Sound four
    5. Sound five
    6. Sound zero
    1992
    voice, Indian musical instruments, electronics
    Text: traditional (in Sanskrit)
    CD „Sounds of the silver Moon“, Forte (1996). Peeter Vähi (keyboards, tabla, tanpura, satatantri vina, pungi, kartal, tala, voice), Krishna Kumar Kapoor (voice, tanpura), Abhay Phagre (bansuri, tanpura), Anup Roy (tabla)
    Publisher: Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • The Path to the Heart of Asia [Teekond Aasia südamesse]
    1. Legend one
    2. Legend two
    3. Legend three
    4. Legend four
    5. Legend five
    6. Legend six
    7. Legend seven
    8. Legend eight
    9. Legend nine
    10. Legend ten
    11. Legend zero
    1992
    voice, traditional instruments, electronics
    Text: traditional
    CD „The path of the heart of Asia“, Erdenklang Musikverlag (1992). Peeter Vähi, Khoun Sethisak, Burhan Öcal, Ngo Thi Thanh Huong, Wen Chin-Lung, Chen Chung-Sheng, Chi Yung-Pin, Li Ting-Yui, Hsieh Meng-Ju, Mongush Mergen, Boris Salchak, Taipei Chinese Music Ensemble
    Publisher: Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • Relaxation
    therapeutic music
    1991
    21'
    voice, traditional Asian instruments, electronics
    Text: traditional
    CD „Relaxātio: Seance to achieve spiritual peace“, Forte (2009). Meelis Kuusemets (text), Meelis Kuusemets (narrator), Peeter Mehisto (narrator in English), Peeter Vähi (synthesizer, bells, tānpūrā, tablā)
    Publisher: Erdenklang Musikverlag
  • Light of Golden Drum
    15'
    phonogram, live-electronics
    Fp: February 21, 1991, Estonia Concert Hall, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Film music

  • Music for film „The Heart of the Bear“ [„Karu süda“]
    Directed by Arvo Iho
    2001

POPULAR MUSIC

Instrumental works

  • March to the Past [Marss minevikku]
    3'
    instrumental ensemble

Popular songs

  • Julius Caesar
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: William Shakespeare (in Estonian)
    CD „Anne Veski“, Hitivabrik (2006). Anne Veski
    CD „Vitamiin“, Elwood (2005). Ensemble Vitamiin
  • One Song, One Tune... [Üks laul, üks viis…]
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Reet Linna
    CD „Reet Linna. 45 parimat lugu“ [45 best songs], Hitivabrik (2019); Reet Linna, Ivo Linna, Tõnis Mägi, Silvi Vrait, Tarmo Pihlap, ensemble Vitamiin
  • Voice on the Ice [Hääl jääl]
    3'
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Leelo Tungal
    CD „Vitamiin“, Elwood (2005). Ensemble Vitamiin
    CD „Parimad laulud: aastatest 1978-1989“, Elwood-Muusik (1997). Ensemble Vitamiin