Mart Jaanson

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Chronogram for 29+1 Instruments [Kronogramm 29+1 instrumendile]
    1992
    20'
    chamber orchestra: 222, alto saxophone, 2, 0030, percussion, piano, strings

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

  • Swedish folk tune "Maiden has a red ribbon" [Rootsi rahvaviis "On neiukesel punapaela"]
    Arrangement of Swedish folk tune
    2009
    violin, string orchestra
    Fp: Epp Katariina Jaanson, chamber orchestra, conductor Lilyan Kaiv; January 23, 2010, Tartu City Museum

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Czech folk tune "Herdboy" [Tšehhi rahvaviis "Karjapoiss"]
    Arrangement of Czech folk tune
    2009
    violin, string orchestra
    Fp: Epp Katariina Jaanson, chamber orchestra, conductor Lilyan Kaiv; January 23, 2010, Tartu City Museum

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • Searching the Tree for Ship [Laevapuu otsimine]
    1996
    chamber orchestra: flute, oboe, clarinet, tenor saxophone, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; September 29, 1996, Pärnu Town Hall
  • stra(Zom)UssGABE
    1993
    4 flutes (including piccolo), alto flute, bass flute, sub-bass flute

Duos

  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God [Üks kindel linn]
    2005
    flute, piano
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Martti Raide (piano); June 18, 2005, Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Young Composers' Festival
  • Sonatina for Alto Saxophone and Piano [Sonatiin altsaksofonile ja klaverile]
    3 movements
    1989
    6'
    alto saxophone, piano
    Fp: Villu Veski (alto saxophone), Tanel Joamets (piano); Spring 1990, Tallinn Composers' House

Trios

  • Variations [Variatsioonid]
    Külli Kudu's arrangement of piano piece (1995)
    2015
    accordion, violin, guitar
    Fp: Külli Kudu (accordion), Kristo Käo (theorbo), Kadri Sepalaan (violin); May 24, 2015, Tower of Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Composers' Festival
  • Exercise No. 3 [Harjutus nr 3]
    1991
    violin, horn, piano
    Fp: Lasse Joamets (violin), Uku Ratas (horn), Tanel Joamets (piano); May 28, 1991, Tallinn Composers' House

String quartets

  • String Quartet In E [Keelpillikvartett in E]
    1989
    12'
    string quartet
    Fp: Julia Mets (violin), Mirja Rüütel (violin), Anneliis Lindre (viooa), Pärt Tarvas (cello); November 11, 1989, Estonian Radio White Hall, Estonian New Music Days

Sextets

  • Suite for Six Instruments [Süit kuuele instrumendile]
    1987
    flute, bassoon, trumpet, 2 violins, cello

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for piano

  • Variations [Variatsioonid]
    1995
    30'
    piano
    Fp: Anto Pett (piano); February 1996, Tartu University Assembly Hall, Tartu New Music Days
  • Portraits of Renaissance Dances [Portreed renessansstantsudest]
    1988
    piano

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and instrument(s)

  • Wind [Tuul]
    2002
    3'
    2-voice choir, piano or guitar
    Text: John 3:8

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Lutheran Service with Communion Solely in Music [Luterlik armulauaga jumalateenistus üksnes muusikas]
    2003
    90'
    male quartet, mixed choir, 2 organs, percussion
    Fp: Ministers quartet: Ants Tooming (tenor), Urmas Petti (tenor), Mart Jaanson (baritone), Naatan Haamer (bass), Toomas Trass (organ), Aare-Paul Lattik (organ), Tartu St. John's Church Chamber Choir, conductor Lilyan Kaiv; August 24, 2003, Kolga-Jaani St. John's Church
  • Three Sacred Songs [Kolm vaimulikku laulu]
    1. Ye Are (Matthew 5:13a, 14, 15)
    2. Father, We Ask Your Spirit (New Songbook No 284)
    3. I Boast about These Bloody Wounds (New Songbook No. 248)
    2002
    9'
    mixed choir, organ, piccolo trumpet
    Fp: Tartu St. John's Church Chamber Choir, conductor Lilyan Kaiv, Aaro Tetsmann (organ), Kaido Pihelgas (piccolo trumpet); November 09, 2002, Tallinn St. John's Church
  • Wayyavdél ´ělõhîm
    1993
    4'
    mixed choir (SSSAAATTTBBB), piano or percussion
    Text: 1 Genesis 1:4
    Fp: NYYD Festival Choir, conductor Olari Elts; November 27, 1933, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, festival "Nyyd"

Works for children’s choir and instrument(s)

  • Irish folk tune "Be my vision" [Iiri rahvaviis "Ole mu nägemus"]
    Arrangement of Irish folk tune
    2010
    children's choir, flute, clarinet, 2 violins, piano, double bass
    Fp: Children of sunday school of EELC Valga Deanery, Marina Treima (flute), Paavo Karp (clarinet), Eveli Roosaar and Piret Stepanov (violin), Mart Jaanson (piano), Andres Alaru (double bass); May 22, 1010; Puhja Dionysios Church

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

  • Psalm 84
    2015
    soprano, toddlers' choir, children's choir, youth ensemble, female choir, mixed choir, 4 French horns, organ, harp
    Text: Psalm 84 (in Estonian)
    Fp: Karmen Puis (soprano), chamber choir, female choir, children's choir and youth ensemble of Tartu St Paul's Congregation, Tartu French horn ensemble under the direction of Kaido Otsing, Anna Humal (organ), Alli Selliov (organ), Kai Visnapuu (harp), conductors: Anna Humal, Tiina Luhamets, Katrin Aller, Maike Otsing; September 12, 2015, Tartu St Paul's Church, re-consecration and grand opening of Tartu St. Paul's Church

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • Our Father [Meie Isa]
    2004
    rock ensemble
    Text: Matthew 6:9-13
    Fp: Ensemble Tuuletund: Eve Aarsalu (voice), Karl Kruuse (solo guitar), Taniel Põld (bass guitar), Mart Jaanson (keyboards), Janno Mäe (percussion); August 7, 2007, Palamuse Village Club

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

  • Vocalise [Vokaliis]
    2006
    male quartet, glockenspiel
  • I See the Boys of Summer [Näen, kuidas suvepoisid...]
    Chamber cantata
    1992
    9'
    soprano, alto, tenor, bass, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
    Text: Dylan Thomas, translated by Paul-Eerik Rummo (in Estonian)
    Fp: Jana Allik (soprano), Jana Moosaar (alto), Olari Elts (tenor), Timo Lipponen (bass), Tarmo Pajusaar (clarinet), Mihkel Peäske (flute), Kaido Välja (violin), Mart Laas (cello), Heili Vaus (piano), conductor Margo Kõlar; November 26, 1992, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, festival “Nyyd”
  • Three Shakespeare’s Sonnets for Vocal, Flute & Guitar [Three Shakespeare’s Sonnets for Vocal, Flute & Guitar]
    1988-1990
    soprano, flute, guitar, percussion
    Text: Sonnets of William Shakespeare No. 1, 57 and 129
    Fp: Camerata Tallinn, 1990

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Beyond the Horizon [Viire takka]
    Arrangement of Estonian folk tune
    2010
    mixed choir (SSAATTBB)
  • Bless the Lord, My Soul [Kiida, mu hing]
    2007
    baritone, mixed choir
    Text: Ps 103:1-5, 20-22
    Fp: Estonia Choir, Jaan Medri (baritone), conductor Margit Viia-Maiste; June 10, 2007, Toronto Old Saint-Andrews
  • Jesus Has Deceased for Our Sins [Jeesus on surnud meie pattude eest]
    Lutheran Chorale
    2007
    mixed choir
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Christmas Triptych [Jõulutriptühhon]
    1. But You, Lord
    2. You Don’t Know
    3. He Doesn’t Cry
    2006
    mixed choir
    Text: Urmas Petti
  • A Voice Crying [Hüüdja hääl]
    2003
    4'
    mixed choir
    Text: Isaiah 40: 1-5
  • Mart’s Solfeggio [Mardi solfedžo]
    1993
    7'
    mixed choir (SSSSAAATTTBBB)
    Text: names of pitches
    Fp: Chamber choir Mainor, conductor Olari Elts; March 23, 1993, Tallinn Blackheads’ Brotherhood House, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • In the Symmetrical Year of Our Lord [Eniautou symmetrou Kyriou (Sümmeetrilisel Issanda aastal)]
    1991
    3'
    mixed choir (SSSSAAATTTBBB)
    Text: Janika Päll
    Fp: Chamber choir Mainor, conductor Olari Elts; March 23, 1993, Tallinn Blackheads’ Brotherhood House, Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for male choir a cappella

  • The Beloved of the Lord [Issanda armastatu]
    cantata
    2011
    20'
    soloists, male choir
    Text: Psalm 51/2SM 11:1-17, 26-27, 12:1-25
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; November 24, 2011, Tallinn Methodist Church

Works for vocal ensemble

  • Bereden väg för Herran
    Arrangement of Song No 103 from Swedish Song Book
    2012
    4-voices male ensemble
    Text: F. M. Franzén
    Fp:

    male ensemble of Nõo church; 05.11.2012, Town Hall Square 8, Tartu, Gustav II Adolf’s day reception  

  • Wind Takes Away a Petal from the Bloom [Hull a levél a virágról]
    Arrangement of Eino Tamberg’s song Wind Takes Away a Petal from the Bloom
    2012
    4-voices male ensemble
    Text: Sándor Petöfi
    Fp:

    male ensemble of Nõo church; 27.09.2012, Tartu St. Paul’s Church, XII Conference of Finno-Ugric Clergy  

  • Why Do I Sing [Miks ma laulan]
    2006
    2'
    male quartet
    Text: Martin Lipp
    CD “Nõo Lipp” (2010); Male ensemble of Nõu church
  • I Have Loved You [Sind ma olen (Tarantella)]
    2003
    male quartet
    Text: Hando Runnel
    Fp: Ants Tooming (I tenor), Urmas Petti (II tenor), Mart Jaanson (baritone), Naatan Haamer (bass); Autumn 2003, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Tartu

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Songs for children

  • Light Load [Kerge koorem]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2012

    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson

  • Holy Mountain [Püha mägi]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2011
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • God’s Temple [Jumala tempel]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2010
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • On the Way [Oleme teel]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2009
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Tree and Its Branches [Puu ja tema oksad]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2008
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Living Stones [Elavad kivid]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2007
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • What God Wants from Us? [Mida tahab Jumal meilt?]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2004
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Oh, Christmas, Come Merrily! [Oh jõulud, tulge rõõmsasti]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2003
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Meelis Saal
  • Wind Hour [Tuuletund]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2003
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Bread Song [Leivalaul]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2002
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Song of Salvage [Päästmise laul]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2002
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • In Silent Week [Vaiksel nädalal]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2001
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Jesus Calms the Storm [Jeesus vaigistab tormi]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2001
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Joseph’s Story [Joosepi lugu]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2001
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson
  • Sunday School Song [Pühapäevakoolilaul]
    sacred song for children and youth
    2001
    voice, accompaniment (guitar or piano)
    Text: Mart Jaanson

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • Wind Takes Away a Petal from the Bloom [Tuul viib õilmelt lehe ära]
    Arrangement of Eino Tamberg's song of the same title
    2012
    4-voices male ensemble
    Text: Sándor Petöfi (trnsl. Ellen Niit)
    Fp: male ensemble of Nõo church, 10.08.2012, Nõo St. Lawrence Church
  • Air varié sur un thème de Paccini, Op. 89 No. 1
    Arrangement of Charles Dancla violin piece
    2010
    violin, string orchestra
    Fp: Joosep Reimaa (violin), Eller Sinfonietta, conductor Lilyan Kaiv; December 17, 2010, University of Tartu Assembly Hall
  • Fantasia Espagnole, Op. 15 [Fantasia Espagnole op. 15]
    Arrangement of William H. Potstock's violin piece
    2010
    violin, castanet, string orchestra
    Fp: Toomas Hendrik Ellervee (violin), Eller Sinfonietta, conductor Lilyan Kaiv; December 17, 2010, University of Tartu Assembly Hall
  • I Would Like to Be Like... [Olla ma tahaksin]
    Arrangement of Sirje Kaasik's song for children's choir
    2010
    children's choir, flute, clarinet, 2 violins, piano, double bass, percussion
    Fp: Children of sunday school of EELC Valga Deanery, Marina Treima (flute), Paavo Karp (clarinet), Eveli Roosaar and Piret Stepanov (violin), Mart Jaanson (piano), Andres Alaru (double bass), Timo Lige (percussion); May 22, 1010; Puhja Dionysios Church
  • Night Is Fragrant, Rain Comes Down [Öö lõhnab, vihma sajab]
    Arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to joy"
    2010
    soloist, mixed choir, string quartet
    Text: Hando Runnel
    Fp: Mixed choir of Vanemuise Society, Sander Sokk (tenor), string quartet of Heino Eller Tartu Music School, conductor Ain Tarro; May 29, 2010, University of Tartu Assembly Hall
  • Who Has Created the Flower [Kes on loonud lillekese]
    Arrangement of Anonymus's song
    2010
    children's choir, flute, clarinet, violin, metallophone, piano, double bass
    Fp: Children of sunday school of EELC Valga Deanery, Marina Treima (flute), Paavo Karp (clarinet), Eveli Roosaar (violin), Mart Jaanson (piano), Andres Alaru (double bass); May 22, 1010; Puhja Dionysios Church
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God [Üks kindel linn ja varjupaik]
    Arrangement of a Lutheran chorale. Melody and text Martin Luther (translatad into Estonian by Ferdinand Hörschelmann)
    2009
    female choir, organ
    Text: Song- and prayer book 163
    Fp: Project choir of the EELC Church Music Union, Kadri Ploompuu (organ), conductor Eve Padar; November 11, 2010, Tallinn St. John's Church
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God [Üks kindel linn ja varjupaik]
    Arrangement of a Lutheran chorale. Melody and text Martin Luther (translated into Estonian by Ferdinand Hörschelmann)
    2009
    mixed choir, organ
    Text: Song- and prayer book 163
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God [Üks kindel linn ja varjupaik]
    Arrangement of a Lutheran chorale. Melody and text martin Luther (translated into Estonian by Ferdinand Hörschelmann)
    2009
    3-voice (SAB) mixed choir (youth choir), organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 163
  • Now Thank We All Our God [Oh võtkem Jumalat]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Johann Crüger, text Martin Rinckart
    2009
    female choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 302
  • Now Thank We All Our God [Oh võtkem Jumalat]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Johann Crüger, text Martin Rinckart
    2009
    mixed choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 302
  • Now Thank We All Our God [Oh võtkem Jumalat]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Johann Crüger, text Martin Rinckart
    2009
    3-voice (SAB) mixed choir (youth choir), organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 302
    Fp: November 26, 2011
  • Now, Christians, Sing [Nüüd, ristirahvas, laula sa]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody and text by Martin Luther
    2009
    female choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 323
  • Now, Christians, Sing [Nüüd, ristirahvas, laula sa]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody and text Martin Luther
    2009
    mixed choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 323
    Fp: March 21, 2011, Tallinn Holy Spirit Church
  • Now, Christians, Sing [Nüüd, ristirahvas, laula sa]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody and text Martin Luther
    2009
    3-voice (SAB) mixed choir (youth choir), organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 323
  • O God, Thou Faithful God [Oh vaga Jumal, kes]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody and text Johann Heerman
    2009
    female choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 326
  • O God, Thou Faithful God [Oh vaga Jumal, kes]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody and text Johann Heerman
    2009
    mixed choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 326
  • O God, Thou Faithful God [Oh vaga Jumal, kes]
    Arrangement of Lutheran choral. Melody and text Johann Heerman
    2009
    3-voice (SAB) mixed choir (youth choir), organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 326
  • O Jesus, Thy Pain [Oh, Jeesus, Sinu valu]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Hans Leo Hassler, text Paul Gerhardt
    2009
    female choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 94: 1-3, 6
  • O Jesus, Thy Pain [Oh, Jeesus, Sinu valu]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Hans Leo Hassler, text Paul Gerhardt
    2009
    mixed choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 94: 1-3, 6
    Fp: March 21, 2011, Tallinn Holy Spirit Church
  • O Jesus, Thy Pain [Oh, Jeesus, Sinu valu]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Hans Leo Hassler, text Paul Gerhardt
    2009
    3-voice (SAB) mixed choir (youth choir), organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and payer book 94: 1-3, 6
  • Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices [Oh anna tuhat keelt Sa mulle]
    Arrangement of a Lutheran chorale. Melody Johann Balthasar König, text Johann Mentzer (translated into Estonian by Fr. Hasselblatt)
    2009
    female choir, organ, trumpet
    Text: Song- and prayer book 301: 1-3, 7, 8
    Fp: Project choir of the EELC Church Music Union, Kadri Ploompuu (organ), conductor Eve Padar; November 11, 2010, Tallinn St. John's Church
  • Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices [Oh anna tuhat keelt Sa mulle]
    Arrangement of Lutheran chorale. Melody Johann Balthasar König, text Johann Mentzer (translated into Estonian Fr. Hasselblatt)
    2009
    mixed choir, organ ad libitum
    Text: Song- and prayer book 301: 1, 3, 7, 8
  • Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices [Oh anna tuhat keelt Sa mulle]
    Arrangement of a Lutheran chorale. Melody Johann Balthasar König, text Johann Mentzer (translated into Estonian by Fr. Hasselblatt)
    2009
    4-voice (SATB) mixed choir (youth choir), piano or hammond organ
    Text: Song- and prayer book 301: 1, 3, 7, 8
    Fp: November 26, 2011
  • 9 Christmas Songs from Childhood [9 jõululaulu lapsepõlvest]
    Arrangements of Christmas songs for mixed choir:
    1. Heiligste Nacht (1988/2003. Melody Sauburg 1783, text Ch. B. Verspoell, Estonian translation M. Jaanson)
    2. O du fröhliche (1988/2011. Sicilian folk tune, text J. D. Falk, Estonian translation J. W. Jannsen)
    3. Süßer die Glocken nie klingen (1988/2011. Thuringian folk tune, text Fr. W. Kritzinger)
    4. Alle Jahre wieder (1988/2011. Melody Friedrich Silcher, text Wilhelm Hey)
    5. Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben (1988/2003. Melody Carl Gottlieb Hering, text Philipp von Bartsch, Estonian translation M. Jaanson)
    6. Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann (1989/2011. German children's Christmas carol, Estonian translation  M. Jaanson, for soprano and mixed choir)
    7. Ihr, Kinderlein, kommet (1988/2011. Melody J. A. P. Schulz, text Ch. v Schmidt)
    8. Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling (2011. German folk tune, text Karl Enslin, Estonian translation M. Jaanson)
    9. Raska fötter springa tripp, tripp, tripp (2011. Melody Emmy Köhler, text Sigfrid Sköldberg-Pettersson)

    1988-2011
    mixed choir
    Fp: Saku Mixed Choir Tuljak, conductors Sven Peterson and Kristina Kodas; December 18, 2011, Saku Manor
    Publisher: SP Muusika