Lembit Avesson

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Symphony in D, Op. 90
    2000
    symphony orchestra
  • Symphony un G, Op. 75
    1. Moderato; Allegro assai
    2. Andante e Scherzo
    3. Allegro

    1988
    symphony orchestra: 2000, 2000, piano, strings
  • Overture [Avamäng]
    1970
    symphony orchestra
  • Symphonic Overture
    1965
    symphony orchestra

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Introduzione e Allegro
    1990
    chamber orchestra: flute, strings, harpsichord

Works for string orchestra

  • Sinfonietta, Op. 95
    1. Allegro risoluto
    2. Moderato quasi Andantino (attacca)
    3. Allegro

    2005
    string orchestra
  • Sinfonietta, Op. 93
    1. Allegro  
    2. Andante  
    3. Moderato; Allegro

    2003
    string orchestra
  • Aria
    1976
    string orchestra

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for piano and orchestra

  • Concerto for Harpsichord (Piano) and Strings, Op. 60
    1. Molto allegro quasi vivace
    2. Moderato
    3. Allegro giocoso, tema con variazioni

    1988
    harpsichord (piano), string orchestra

Works for organ and orchestra

  • Organ Concerto, Op. 61
    1. Moderato  
    2. Moderato. Quasi Andante  
    3. Allegro giocoso

    1988
    15'
    organ, symphony orchestra: 0000, 4221, 1+1, strings
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for other instrument and orchestra

  • Concerto for Harpsichord (Piano) and Strings, Op. 60
    1. Molto allegro quasi vivace
    2. Moderato
    3. Allegro giocoso, tema con variazioni

    1988
    harpsichord (piano), string orchestra

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Aria, Op. 84
    1995
    cello, piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Sonata, Op. 81
    1. Moderato
    2. Andantio – molto cantabile, molto espressivo (attacca)
    3. Antantino; Vivace

    1995
    2 pianos
  • Larghetto and Allegro
    1988
    cello, piano
  • Arioso
    1987
    flute, piano
  • Rondo, Op. 52
    1985
    cello, piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Aria, Op. 42a
    1978
    double bass, piano
  • Toccata, Op. 42
    1978
    piano four hands
  • Aria in D, Op. 39
    1976
    violin, piano

Trios

  • Trio, Op. 88 „Amici“
    1. Moderato ma non troppo (attacca)  
    2. Andantino (attacca)  
    3. Allegro molto

    1997
    clarinet, cello, piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Trio
    1. Andantino - Grave; Allegro molto  
    2. Andantino  
    3. Vivace - Rondino

    1993
    2 violins, piano
  • Sonata da camera, Op. 68
    1. Moderato  
    2. Allegro risoluto  
    3. Andante moderato (attacca)  
    4. Giga vivace

    1990
    flute, violin, guitar
    Publisher: Edition 49

String quartets

  • String Quartet in G Major
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Andante
    3. Minuetto
    4. Allegro Finale

    string quartet

Wind quintets

  • Two movements for woodwind quintet
    1977
    wind quintet
  • Wind Quintet
    1976
    wind quintet

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for saxophone

  • Sonatina, Op. 48
    To Paul Brodie
    1. Allegro  
    2. Andantino  
    3. Presto, alla giga

    1984
    saxophone
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for piano

  • Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 83
    1. Arabesque
    2. Elegy
    3.
    Aaria / Aria
    4. Scherzo
    5. Berceuse
    6. Toccatina

    1995
    piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Three Preludes, Op. 44
    Dedicated to Harri Kiisk
    1978
    8'
    piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Little Suite, Op. 13
    1. Invention I
    2. Fugara
    3. Invention II
    4. Aria
    5. Giga

    1958
    piano
  • Three Movements for Piano
    1. Moderato
    2. Lento
    3. Sherzo. Allegretto

    1956
    piano

Works for organ

  • Processional
    2007
    organ
  • Aria and Toccata
    1989
    organ
  • Canonic Chorale Prelude „Jesu Meine Freude“
    1970
    organ
  • Lobe den Herren
    1970
    organ
  • Jesu Meine Freude..., Op. 8 No. 2
    Choral partita. To Douglas Elliott
    1958
    organ
  • Pastorale Trio
    1958
    organ
  • Canonic Prelude on „Ach, Herr, Du Mein Erlöser“
    1957
    organ
  • Prelude on „O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden“
    1957
    organ
  • Little Suite
    1. Prelude (On „From Heaven High“)
    2. Aria (On „Lo’ How a Rose Bud“)
    3. Variations on a Ground

    1956
    organ

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

  • Winds of the History [Ajaloo tuuled]
    196?
    2-voice song of girl guides
    Text: Lisanne Vaher

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and orchestra

  • Magnificat, Op. 55
    1987
    soloists, choir, orchestra

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • In Principio, Op. 94
    2005
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
  • Psalms of Praise, Op. 94
    2004
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: (in English)
  • Cantate Domino, Op. 92
    2003
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: Psalm 96: 1-3
  • Cantata for Lent, Op. 89 No. 6
    2000
    soprano, alto, mixed choir, oboe, organ, strings
    Text: (in English)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Advent-Cantata, Op. 89 No. 5
    1999
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: Psalm 24 (in Estonian)
  • For How Long, Op. 84 No. 4 [Kui kaua op. 84 nr. 4]
    1998
    mixed choir, flute, string orchestra, organ
    Text: Psalm 13 (in Estonian)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Jubilate Deo, Op. 82
    1995
    mixed choir, string orchestra, organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Mass in D, Op. 85
    1995
    mixed choir, soloists, string orchestra, organ
    Text: (in Latin)
  • Ave Verum, Op. 78
    1994
    mixed choir, string orchestra, organ
    Text: (in Latin)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Radix Jesse
    Christmas cantata
    1994
    mixed choir, string orchestra, organ
  • Te Deum, Op. 76
    1993
    mixed choir, string orchestra, organ
    Text: (in Latin)
  • Miserere mei, Op. 71
    1992
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: Psalm 51
  • Pastoral Cantata on Von Himmel Hoch, Op. 72
    1992
    mixed choir, string orchestra, organ
  • Gloria, Op. 70
    1991
    soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed choir, chamber orchestra: 2200, 0000, organ, strings
  • Missa St. Petri
    1976
    mixed choir, soloists, orchestra, organ
  • De Profundis, Op. 69
    motet
    mixed choir, string orchestra
  • Intro, Kyrie and Agnus Dei, Op. 91
    mixed choir, string orchestra
    Text: (in Latin)

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • In Principio, Op. 94
    2005
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
  • Psalms of Praise, Op. 94
    2004
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: (in English)
  • Cantate Domino, Op. 92
    2003
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: Psalm 96: 1-3
  • Advent-Cantata, Op. 89 No. 5
    1999
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: Psalm 24 (in Estonian)
  • Praise the Name of Jehovah, Op. 87 No. 1 [Kiitke Jehoova nime op. 87 nr. 1]
    1996
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in Estonian)
  • Miserere mei, Op. 71
    1992
    mixed choir, string orchestra or organ
    Text: Psalm 51
  • Hallelujah! Praise Jehovah! [Halleluja! Kiida Jehoovat!]
    Cantata on David's Song No. 148. Dedicated to Toronto St. Andrew's Congregation Choir.
    1989
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: On Psalm No. 148
  • All Mainlands Are Risen from the Sea, Op. 51 [Kõik mandrid on tõusnud merest op. 51]
    1985
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: Karl Ristikivi
  • Missa Sancta Trinitatis (Missa in C)
    1980–1983
    mixed choir, organ
  • Christmas Cantata "A Rose Has Sprouted" [Jõulukantaat „Üks roosike“]
    1976
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in Estonian)
  • God is Ascended, Op. 23 No. 2
    Carol for Ascension Day
    1960
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: Henry More (from „Oxford Book of Carols“, in English)
  • There Was War in Heaven
    To the choir of the church of „St. Michael and All Angels“ Toronto
    1960
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: Revelation 12:7 (in English)
  • Out of the Deep, Have I Called
    On the chorale „Aus Tiefer Not“
    1959
    mixed choir, organ, soprano, baritone
    Text: (in English)
  • Let Us Praise the Lord [Võta nüüd Issandat...]
    cantata
    1958
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical
  • De Profundis
    Cantata de Chiesa per basso solo e organo. Choral „Aus Tiefer Not“
    1956
    bass, mixed choir, organ
    Text: (in English)
  • All the Heavens Sing for Joy [Laulge rõõmsasti kõik taevad op. 89 nr. 3]
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in Estonian)
  • God, the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth [Oh jumal, isa, ilma looja]
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in Estonian)
  • Praise the Lord
    Cantata. On the chorale „Lobe den Herren“
    soprano, mixed choir, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in English)

Works for female choir and instrument(s)

  • Ave Maria, Op. 77
    1993
    female choir, organ
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Land and People, Op. 57 [Maa ja rahvas op. 57]
    1985
    2 female choir, piano
    Text: Karl Ristikivi
  • Forget-Me-Nots in Bloom [Meelespead õitsevad]
    female choir, violin, piano
    Text: Valeeria Villandi

Works for male choir and instrument(s)

  • A Vision [Nägemus]
    cantata
    1961
    male choir, alto, piano
    Text: Friedebert Tuglas

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Summer [Suvi]
    1975
    voice, piano
    Text: Ernst Enno
  • Sabbath Day [Hingamispäev]
    1973
    voice, piano
    Text: Arvo Mägi
  • Sleep [Uni]
    1973
    voice, piano
    Text: Arvo Mägi
  • In the Fog [Udus]
    1970
    voice, piano
    Text: Bernard Kangro
  • Listen the Hailstone [Kuule, kuidas rahetera]
    1970
    voice, piano
    Text: Bernard Kangro
  • Low Heather [Madal kanarbik]
    1970
    voice, piano
    Text: Arvo Mägi
  • Three Songs, Op. 22
    1. Türmerlied
    2. Meeresstille
    3. Glückliche Fahrt

    1960
    soprano, piano
    Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in German)
  • Three Songs, Op. 22
    1. La Fuite de la Lune (The Flight of the Moon)
    2. La Réveillon
    3. Les Silhouettes

    1960
    mezzo soprano, piano
    Text: Oscar Wilde (in English)
  • Fire of Life [Elu tuli]
    1958
    baritone or alto, piano
    Text: Gustav Suits
  • Come Down [Sa tule alla]
    1957
    soprano, piano
    Text: Rabindranath Tagore (in Estonian)
  • The Blind Lark [Pime lõoke]
    1957
    baritone or alto, piano
    Text: Bernard Kangro
  • How Sweet I Dreamed
    1956
    soprano, piano
    Text: William Blake (in English)
  • On the Silent Road of Bethlehem [Petlema vaiksetel teedel]
    1956
    soprano, piano
    Text: Virve Avesson (in Estonian)
  • The Wind Complains [Nüüd kaebab tuul]
    1956
    soprano, piano
    Text: (in Estonian)
  • Clouds Heap Upon Clouds
    mezzo soprano or alto, piano
    Text: Rabindranath Tagore from „Gitanjali“ (in English)
  • I Give You a Posy, Op. 86 [Kingin sulle kimbukese op. 86]
    voice, piano
    Text: Aleksander Suuman
  • Lone Path, Op. 50 [Üksik tee op. 50]
    alto or soprano, piano
    Text: Juhan Liiv
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Roads Are Already Fragnant [Juba lõhnavad teed]
    voice, piano
  • The Day is No More
    mezzo soprano, piano
    Text: Rabindranath Tagore from "Gitanjali" (in English)
  • Two Songs, Op. 54
    1. Iron Autumn (Raudsügis)
    2. Sleep and Dust (Uni ja tolm)

    alto or soprano, piano
    Text: Bernard Kangro
    Publisher: Edition 49

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

  • Praise the Lord [Võta nüüd issandat]
    cantata
    2001
    soprano, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in Estonian)
  • Six Songs, Op. 80
    1. Only Dreamers Dream
    2. Those Days
    3. Pavement Squares
    4. I Dreamt I Held a Star
    5. The Clan of Untouchables
    6. The Cowboy that Never Was

    1995
    bass baritone, cello
    Text: Inger Howse (in English)
  • Highway, Op. 45 [Maantee op. 45]
    1981
    soprano, piano
    Text: Marie Under
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Bow Down Thine Ear O Lord [Jehoova, pööra oma kõrv]
    1976
    soprano, flute, piano or organ
    Text: Psalm 86 (in Estonian and English)
  • O Praise the Lord
    1963
    alto, organ
    Text: Psalm 113: 1-3
  • Three Songs
    1. O Lord, Thou God of Love
    2. Sweet was the Song of Mary
    3. My All to God

    1963
    mezzo soprano or alto, organ
    Text: ecclesiastical (in English)
  • Agnus Dei
    1962
    alto, organ
  • I am Here to Sing for You [Olen siin Sulle laulmas laule]
    1957
    mezzo soprano, piano
    Text: Rabindranath Tagore (in Estonian)
  • Four Songs, Op. 74
    1. In Summer Evening (Suveõhtul, Friedrich Kuhlbars)
    2. Autumn Song (Sügise laul, Gustav Suits)
    3. Who Is Going (Kes see käib, Bernard Kangro)
    4. Christmas Night (Jõuluöö, Henrik Visnapuu)

    soprano, flute, violin, guitar
    Text: Friedrich Kuhlbars, Gustav Suits, Bernard Kangro, Henrik Visnapuu
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Christmas Night, Op. 87 No. 2 [Jõuluöö op. 87 nr. 2]
    1996
    mixed choir
    Text: Lembit Avesson (in Estonian)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Jehovah, My God [Jehoova mu jumal]
    1993
    mixed choir
    Text: ecclesiastical (in Estonian)
  • I Will Praise God's Name in Song [Ma kiidan lauluga Jumala nime]
    Motto of the choir of St. Andrew's Church
    1984
    mixed choir
    Text: Psalm 69:30
  • Drouth, Op. 46 [Põud op. 46]
    1975/1981
    mixed choir
    Text: Ernst Enno
  • Two Madrigals [Kaks madrigali]
    1. Järv (Lake)
    2. Tulen, tulen! (I Come!)

    1970
    mixed choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
  • De Profundis, Op. 23 No. 3
    1960
    mixed choir
    Text: Psalm 130: 1, 2, 4, 5
  • Four Madrigals, Op. 21 [Neli madrigali op. 21]
    1. Kevade lähenemine (The Spring is Near)
    2. Suine tuul (Summer Wind)
    3. Sügis (Autumn)
    4. Talveöö (Winter Night)

    1960
    mixed choir
    Text: Juhan Liiv
  • It is Good Thing, Op. 23 No. 1
    1960
    mixed choir
    Text: Psalm 92: 1-2 (in English)
  • Go, Lovely Rose, Go, Op. 2
    1957
    mixed choir
    Text: E. Waller (in English)
  • On the Silent Roads of Bethlehem [Petlema vaiksetel teedel]
    1957
    mixed choir
    Text: Virve Avesson (in Estonian)
  • Sweet and Low, Op. 3
    1957
    mixed choir
    Text: Lord Alfred Tennyson (in English)
  • Have You Not Heard
    mixed choir
    Text: from Rabindranath Tagore's „Gitanjali“ (in English)
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
    hymn
    mixed choir
    Text: (in English)

Works for female choir a cappella

  • Adoramus te, Op. 57 No. 4
    1989
    female choir
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Cantate Domino, Op. 64 No. 2
    1989
    female choir
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Heath Flower, Op. 65 [Nõmmelill op. 65]
    1989
    female choir
    Text: Anna Haava
  • Kyrie Eleison, Op. 57 No. 2
    1988
    female choir
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Winter Night, Op. 58 No. 2 [Talvine õhtu op. 58 nr. 2]
    1988
    female choir
    Text: Villem Grünthal-Ridala
  • Spirit of Humans [Inimeste vaim]
    motet
    1956
    female choir
    Text: Kristjan Jaak Peterson
  • Red Blossom of Appletree [Punane õunapuu õis]
    female choir

Works for vocal ensemble

  • Versiculi
    Christmas Verses (Jõulupüha salmid, 2-voice song)
    Anniversary of the Republic (Vabariigi aastapäev, 1-voice song)
    Confirmation Service (Leeriteenistus, 2-voice song)
    Harvest Thanksgiving (Lõikus-tänupüha, 4-voice song)
    Holiday of the Dead (Surnutepüha, 1-voice song)
    Resurrection (
    Kristuse ülestõusmine, 1-voice song)
    Holiday of the Dead (Surnutepüha, 3-voice song)
    Anniversary of the Republic (Vabariigi aastapäev, 1-voice song)
    Sexagesima Sunday (Sexagesima pühapäev, 1-voice song)
    Anniversary of the Congregation (Koguduse aastapäev, 2-voice song)
    Epiph. 2 (2-voice song)

    1991–1994
    1-4-voice songs
    Text: (in Estonian)

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Instrumental works for children

  • Toccatina, Op. 10 No. 5
    piano