Timo Steiner

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

  • Kaera-Jaan [Kaera-Jaani süit]
    6 movements
    Electronic suite on motifs of Kaera-Jaan from Estonian folklore
    2012
    25'
    phonogram
    Fp: Dance group "Viisukesed", choreography by Kardo Ojassalu; May 9, 2012, Nokia Concert Hall, Tallinn, EBCOG 2012
    Commissioned by: ERP

Operas

  • 2 Heads [2 pead]
    opera
    2011
    1 h 30 min
    mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3232, 4221 (või 4230), 2, harp, piano, strings
    Libretto: Maarja Kangro
    Fp: directed by Mart Koldits, Juuli Lill (mezzo soprano), Oliver Kuusik (tenor), René Soom (baritone), Olari Viikholm (bass), Nargen Festival Choir, Estonian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; June 10, 2011, Noblessner foundry, Nargen Festival
    Commissioned by: Nargen Festival
    Manuscript
  • The Wooing [Kosjas]
    short opera
    2003
    40'
    6 vocal soloists, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+2, harp, piano, strings
    Libretto: Andrus Kivirähk
    Fp: director Peeter Volkonski, Riina Airenne (mezzo soprano), Heli Veskus (soprano), Rauno Elp (baritone), Rostislav Gurjev (tenor), Priit Volmer (bass), Mati Palm (bass), Estonian National Opera’s SO, conductor Aivo Välja; February 20, 2004, Estonian National Opera
    Commissioned by: Estonian National Opera

Ballets

  • Keres
    Music together with Sander Mölder
    2018
    1 h 30 min
    mixed choir, flute, violin, viola, cello, trombone, piano, electronics
    Libretto: Andri Luup
    Choreography: Teet Kask
    Fp: September 3, 2018, Estonian National Opera, choreographer-stage director Teet Kask; Dancers of the Estonian National Opera, YXUS Ensemble, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Song of Colors [Värvide laul]
    2013
    12'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 4, alto, strings
    Fp: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor Toomas Vavilov; November 6, 2013, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Corparation "Rotalia"
    Distributer: EMIC TS 021
  • send/receive/resound
    In cooperation with Ülo Krigul and Mariliis Valkonen
    2009
    29'
    symphony orchestra
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi; June 27, 2009, Vormsi island, Festival Glasperlenspiel
    Commissioned by: Festival Glasperlenspiel
  • Spectacle
    2008
    10'
    symphony orchestra: 3232, 4231, percussion (3 players), harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; April 4, 2008, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Distributer: EMIC TS 001
    Manuscript
  • In memoriam
    2002/2004
    7'
    symphony orchestra: 1111, 2100, 1+1, piano, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; August 2004, Internationales Jugendmusik Festival, Rodachtal, Germany
    Distributer: EMIC TS 002
  • Salute to Europe
    2003
    5'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4331, 1+2, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Junge Philharmonie Thüringen, conductor Hans Rotmann; September 12, 2003 Weimar, Germany
    Commissioned by: Junge Philharmonie Thüringen
  • 1. Track 1
    2. Track 2

    2003
    16'
    symphony orhestra: 3333, 4231, 1+3, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nikolai Alexeev; April 11, 2003, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Manuscript
  • Erudite [Õpetatud]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 1996
    1999
    6'
    symphony orchestra: 2221, 1210, 1+1, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jüri Alperten; June 20, 1999, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Distributer: EMIC TS 003
  • Fugueblack [Fuugamust]
    cantata
    in 7 movements
    1999
    28'
    soprano, bass, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1000, piano, strings
    Text: Indrek Hirv
    Fp: Aile Asszonyi (soprano), Uku Joller (bass), Mixed Choir of Tallinn Pedagocical University, Pärnu Mixed Choir Endla, Nõmme City Orchestra, conductor Hendrik Vestmann; March 27, 1999, Pärnu, Agape Centre, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • PM (Afternoon Symphony) [PM (Pärastlõuna sümfoonia)]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 1998
    in 2 movements
    1999
    12'
    symphony orchestra: 2221, 2211, 1, harp, celesta, piano, strings

Works for chamber orchestra

  • Dancer on the Streets [Tänavatel tantsija]
    2008
    8'
    chamber orchestra: 1010, 0000, percussion (1 player), strings
    Fp: Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; June 18, 2008, Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Young Composers' Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Young Composers' Festival
    Distributer: EMIC TS 006
  • Nostalgic Music [Nostalgiline muusika]
    2002
    5'
    chamber orchestra: 0010, 1100, 1+1, piano, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jüri Alperten; October 15, 2002, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • Akustikos
    2000
    11'
    chamber orchestra: 1111, 2110, 1, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Chamber Orchestra of Estonian Academy of Music, conductor Toomas Kapten; October 20, 2000, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music
  • Academy of the Sunshine [Päikesetõusu akadeemia]
    1999
    5'
    chamber orchestra: piano, strings
    Fp: Chamber Orchestra of Estonian Academy of Music, conductor Toomas Kapten; September 15, 1999, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music
  • 1998
    12'
    chamber orchestra: 0010, 0000, 1, harp, celesta, piano, strings
    Fp: Nõmme City Orchestra, conductor Hendrik Vestmann; March 19, 1998, University of Tartu, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Erudite [Õpetatud]
    1996
    6'
    chamber orchestra: 1111, 0210, 1+1, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Toomas Kapten; April 19, 1996, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for string orchestra

  • ...And Thus Our Life Will Be Happy [... ja nõnda on meie elu õnnelik]
    Created after the "Theses of Happiness" written by Eino Tamberg and his friends. Timo Steiner's composition of Eino Tamberg's music
    2015
    5'
    string orchestra, phonogram ("Theses of Happiness" read by Eino Tamberg)
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Symphony orchestra, conductor Edmar Tuul; December 20, 2015, Tallinn House of Blackheads
  • Meisterwerk
    one version of the pieces of the same title
    2003
    4'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Youth String Orchestra of Tallinn Music High Scool, conductor Toivo Peäske; November 23, 2003, Rakvere, Estonia, Jaan Pakk Music Festival
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • 2002
    3'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Youth String Orchestra of Tallinn Music High Scool, conductor Toivo Peäske; April 7, 2002, Tallinn, Blackhead Brotherhood's House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • 1997
    7'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, conductor Aivo Välja; April 12, 1997, Tallinn, Rotermann Salt Storage, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for wind orchestra

  • Vielleicht… (Maybe)
    2000
    4'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Brass Academy, conductor Aavo Ots; October 19, 2000, Tallinn, Chamber Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music, Estonian Academy of Music Autumn Festival
  • 1997
    6'
    wind orchestra
    Fp: Brass Academy, conductor Aavo Ots; April 11, 1997, Tallinn, Blackhead Brotherhood's House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "Brass-Academy", Estonian Radio (1998); Brass Academy, conductor Aavo Ots

Works for other orchestras

  • Orient Express
    2002
    mandoline orchestra
    Fp: Wuppertal Mandoline Concert Orchestra, conductor Tetlef Dewes; August 11, 2003, Jõhvi Church, Estonia, Glasperlenspiel Festival
    Commissioned by: Wuppertal Mandolin Society
    Publisher: Edition 49

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

  • 1. The First Convergence
    2. Dance... Way...
    3. Film... Hero...
    4. Rock and cadenza
    5. The Last Convergence... Last Dance
    2007
    20'
    solo flute, clarinet, 2 trumpets, electric guitar, harp, cello, double bass, percussion (5 players)
    Fp: Cyberstudio: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Margo Kõlar (electronics), Priit Aimla (trumpet), Taavi Kuntu (trumpet), Edmunds Altmanis (clarinet), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Liis Jürgens (harp), Jaak Sooäär (electric guitar), Toivo Unt (double bass), Madis Metsamart, Rein Roos, Anto Õnnis, Aleksandra Anstal, Terje Terasmaa (percussion); March 20, 2007, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Cyberstudio
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Monika Mattiesen (flute), Cyberstudio ensemble: Edmunds Altmanis (clarinet), Priit Aimla and Taavi Kuntu (trumpets), Liis Jürgens (harp), Jaak Sooäär (guitar), Madis Metsamart, Anto Õnnis, Vambola Krigul, Terje Terasmaa and Rein Roos (percussion), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Toivo Unt (double bass), conductor Tõnu Kaljuste
    Manuscript

Works for saxophone and orchestra

  • Saxophone Concerto "Star" [Saksofonikontsert „Staar“]
    2014
    25'
    solo tenor saxophone, wind orchestra: piccolo, flute, oboe, 3 clarinets, bassoon, 2 alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, 3 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, euphonium, 2 tubas, double bass, piano, percussion (2 players)
    Fp: Keio Vutt (tenor saxophone), Police and Border Guard Orchestra, conductor Hando Põldmäe; October 4, 2014, Viljandi Traditional Music Centre
    Commissioned by: Police and Border Guard Orchestra

Works for violin and orchestra

  • 2005
    14'
    solo violin, string orchestra
    Fp: Andres Kaljuste (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lauri Sirp; April 14, 2005, Tallinn Methodist Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Triin Ruubel (violin), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost

Works for cello and orchestra

  • Meisterwerk
    one version of the pieces of the same title
    2003
    9'
    solo cello, string orchestra
    Fp: Denis Shapovalov (cello), The Seasons Chamber Orchestra, conductor Vladislav Bulakhov; September 9, 2003, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Russia, International Music Festival The Seasons
    Commissioned by: International Music Festival The Seasons
  • cello concerto
    1. Searching
    2. The Pulse
    3. Coda
    2001
    22'
    solo cello, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+3, harp, piano, strings
    Fp: Kristjan Saar (cello), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vello Pähn; April 11, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for piano and orchestra

  • One Day... In Great Halls... [Ükskord... suurtes saalides...]
    Piano concerto for children
    2020
    piano, chamber orchestra
    Fp: Ingmar Poll (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mikk Murdvee; September 30, 2020, Tallinn House of Blackheads
  • 2 movements
    2017
    19'
    piano, symphony orchestra
    Fp: Johan Randvere (piano), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristiina Poska; April 7, 2017, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days
  • The Master of Snow-Horses [Lumehobuste peremees]
    Piano concerto for children
    2008
    10'
    solo piano, chamber orchestra: harp, percussion (1 player), string
    Fp: Eliza Agajeva (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; February 21, 2008, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Music High School
    CD "Kuidas noored muusikud avastasid uut eesti muusikat. Vol 2", Eesti Raadio (2016); Margot Salumets (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mikk Murdvee
    CD "Üle müüri" (2011); Tanel Ehala (piano), Youth Orchestra Reaalmažoor
    Distributer: EMIC TS 004
    Manuscript

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • ...Seems Like Moving, Although I Wish Them to Stand Still [...tunduvad liikuvana, kuigi igatsen neid paigale]
    2012
    12'
    clarinet, vibraphone, string orchestra
    Fp: Tõnu Kalm (clarinet), Vambola Krigul (vibraphone), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Toomas Vavilov; February 18, 2012, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society
  • Meisterwerk
    one version of the pieces of the same title
    2003
    8'
    2 solo cellos, symphony orchestra: 2202, 2200, 1, piano, strings
    Fp: Villu Vihermäe (cello), Andreas Lend (cello), Symphony Orchestra of Tallinn Music High Scool, conductor Toomas Kapten; June 21, 2003, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
  • Meisterwerk
    one version of the pieces of the same title
    2003
    10'
    2 solo cellos, symphony orchestra: 2202, 2200, 2, piano, strings
    Fp: Villu Vihermäe (cello), Andreas Lend (cello), Symphony Orchestra of Tallinn Music High Scool, conductor Toomas Kapten; December 12, 2003, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • The Sea Canon [Merekaanon]
    2011
    open instrumentation (4 instrumental parts)
    Fp: ensemble CoMA with its director Greogry Rose; May 29, 2011, Christ Church University Chapel, Canterbury, Festival Sounds New
  • 2000
    15'
    reciter, bowed (prepared) piano (20 hands)
    Text: the Bible
    Fp: Bowed Piano Ensemble, artistic director Timo Steiner; April 28, 2000, Tartu, Estonia
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    CD "Zeit-Ton 16.10.2003 : Con misterio: Unbewusstes und Underground in neuen Werken aus Estland", ORF (2003). NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD "Estonian Composers II", Estonian Radio (2002); Bowed Piano Ensemble, artistic director Timo Steiner
  • Birth Book [Sünniraamat]
    1999
    10'
    reciter, orchestra bells, bowed piano (20 hands)
    Text: The Bible
    Fp: Arsis Handbell Ensemble, Bowed Piano Ensemble, conductor Aivar Mäe; August 1999, Pärnu Town Hall Music Festival, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Pärnu Town Hall Music Festival
  • 1997
    12'
    prepared piano (20 hands)
    Fp: Bowed Piano Ensemble, artistic director Timo Steiner; November 24, 1997, University of Tartu, Estonia, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival

Duos

  • It’s Nice to Listen You [Kena on sind kuulata]
    Version of the piece with he same name written in 2004
    2014
    violin, piano
    Fp: Olga Voronova (violin), Diana Liiv (piano); May 22, 2014, Ruila manor
  • 2014
    17'
    2 cellos
    Fp: Petr Nouzovsky (cello), Andreas Lend (cello); August 27, 2014, Köismäe Tower, Tallinn Chamber Music Festival
  • 2013
    6'
    2 flutes
    Fp: Tuule-Helin Krigul (flute), Mihkel Peäske (flute); January 19, 2014, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Music High School
    Publisher: Estonian Music Foundation
    Distributer: EMIC EMF 024
  • Cluster of Grapes, Op. 3 [Viinamarjakobar op. 3]
    An obligatory piece for the competition "Young Musician 2009" in Tallinn
    2008
    violin, piano
    Fp: April 2009, Tallinn
  • The Second Ceremony [Teine Tseremoonia]
    2006
    10'
    trumpet, piano
    Fp: Indrek Vau (trumpet), Marko Martin (piano); April 16, 2006, Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Association of Estonian Professional Musicians
  • What It Talked to Me About [Millest ta minuga kõneles]
    2006
    cello, piano
  • City of Good Thoughts [Heade mõtete linn]
    2005
    10'
    violin, accordion
    Fp: Kristel Eeroja-Põldoja (violin), Külli Kudu (accordion); June 18, 2006, Tartu St. John´s Church, V Estonian Young Composers’ Festival
    Manuscript
  • Ringing Town [Helisev linn]
    2005
    9'
    violin, accordion
    Commissioned by: Tartu St. John's Church Days
  • A Story That Became a Butterfly [Lugu, mis muutus liblikaks]
    2004
    7'
    flute, soprano saxophone
    Fp: Ensemble Cyberstudio: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Heli Reimann (saxophone); June 18, 2004, Tartu St John’s Church Days, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Tartu St. John's Church Days
  • It’s Nice to Listen You [Kena on sind kuulata]
    2004
    3'
    viola, piano
    Fp: Laur Eensalu (viola), Taavi Kull (piano); February 23, 2005, Juuru High School, Estonian Music Information Centre's concert series “Homeland tune”
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Information Centre
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Laur Eensalu (viola), Reet Ruubel (piano)
  • 2004
    15'
    2 pianos
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske; October 27, 2004, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, International Pianists´ Festival
    Commissioned by: International Pianists' Festival
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske
    Distributer: EMIC TS 007
    Manuscript
  • Meisterwerk
    one version of the pieces of the same title
    2003
    4'
    cello, piano
    Fp: Kristjan Saar (violoncello), Ralf Taal (piano); June 1, 2003, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Association of Estonian Professional Musicians
  • Young Musician [Noor muusik]
    1996/2003
    4'
    cello, piano
    Commissioned by: Association of Estonian Music Teachers (revised version)
  • Dancing After a Light Day [Tants pärast säravat päeva]
    2001
    5'
    saxophone, percussion
    Fp: Heli Reimann (saxophone), Madis Metsamart (percussion); February 4, 2001, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Tallinn Philharmonic Society
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Ivo Lille (saxophone), Vambola Krigul (percussion)
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Eternity [Igavik]
    Paraphrase of Time Trilogy by Eduard Oja
    2001
    4'
    cello, piano
    Fp: Andreas Lend (violoncello), Martti Raide (piano); November 2001, Keila, Estonia
  • Sonata for Two Pianos [Sonaat kahele klaverile]
    in 4 movements
    1996
    8'
    2 pianos
    Fp: Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske; April 18, 1996, Tallinn, Blackhead Brotherhood's House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Trios

  • The Magazine [Magasin]
    2011
    8'
    soprano saxophone, vibraphone, accordion
    Fp: Ursula Chillaud (saxophone), Anto Õnnis (vibrafon), Jaak Lutsoja (accordion); June 2, 2011, Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Composers' Festival

Quartets

  • 2005
    10'
    saxophone quartet
    Fp: Quasar Saxophone Quartet; October 21, 2006, Tallinn Cinema House, NYYD Festival
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival
  • Four Steps to the Skylight [Neli sammmu taevalaotusesse]
    2000
    9'
    percussion ensemble (4 players)
    Fp: Paukenfest Ensemble; May 5, 2000, Percussion Festival Paukenfest, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: festival “Paukenfest”
  • Diary of Minotaur [Minotauruse päevaraamat]
    1998
    10'
    4 guitars
    Fp: Guitar Quartet of Estonian Academy of Music (Heiki Mätlik, Meelis Milli, Aleksander Statsenko, Jorma Puusaag); April 18, 1998, University of Tartu, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "30 Years of Estonian Guitar Music", Estonian Guitar Society (2008); Jorma Puusaag, Heiki Mätlik, Kristo Käo, Aleksandr Statsenko
    Publisher: Edition 49

String quartets

  • The Third Ceremony [Kolmas tseremoonia]
    2006
    10'
    string quartet
  • Composition [Kompositsioon]
    2004
    4'
    string quartet
    Fp: Tallinn String Quartet; April 16, 2004, Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
  • Prophet [Ennustaja]
    1997
    17'
    string quartet
    Fp: Tatjana Golikova (violin), Kaur Kuurme (violin), Heidi Matkur (viola), Levi-Danel Mägila (cello); September 23, 1997, NYYD Festival, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: NYYD Festival

Quintets

  • 2014
    piano, string quartet
    Fp: Diana Liiv (piano), String Quartet Prezioso; May 31, 2014, Tallinn Hopner House, June 2, 2014, University of Tartu Assembly Hall

Sextets

  • Version of the piece "Shadow" written in 2014
    2014/2017
    17'
    6 cellos
    Fp: Estonian Cello Ensemble: Johannes Välja, Theodor Sink, Andreas Lend, Marius Järvi, Villu Vihermäe, Maarit Kangron, April 12, 2017; House of Blackheads, Festival Estonian Music Days

Septets

  • 2020
    23'
    two violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion
    Fp: YXUS Ensemble, conductor Kaspar Mänd; September 20, 2020, Chamber Hall of Estonian National Opera, Estonian Music Days
  • Hymn [Kiidulaul]
    2006
    7'
    2 soprano recorders, trombone, viola, gamba, bass gamba, organ/harpsichord
    Fp: Hortus Musicus; March 24, 2006, St. Catherine´s Church, Tallinn, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • St. Nicholas Circle/St. Michael Circle [Niguliste ring/Mihkli ring]
    2010
    10'
    4 cellos, saxophone quartet
    Fp: Cello Quartet C-Jam (Pärt Tarvas, Villu Vihermäe, Margus Uus, Andreas Lend), Saxophone Quartet SaxEst (Ivo Lille, Virgo Veldi, Lauri Sepp, Sulev Sommer); October 12, 2010, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church; October 13, 2010, Jõhvi St. Michael's Church
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
  • In memoriam
    2002
    6'
    flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass
    Fp: Ensemble Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; April 4, 2002, Chamber Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD "Estonian Music Days 2002. Estonian Composers IV", Estonian Radio (2003); Ensemble Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Ensemble Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for oboe

  • A Measure of Happiness
    1999
    9'
    oboe
    Fp: Riivo Kallasmaa; May 1999, Tallinn
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Riivo Kallasmaa
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for viola

  • Trees Whisper... Sough... Sing [Puud sosistavad... sahistavad... laulavad...]
    2015
    5'
    viola
    Fp: October 11, 2015, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Competition for Estonian String Players

Works for piano

  • 2016
    1'30''
    piano
    Fp: Nicolas Horvath (piano); April 9, 2017, Radio Studio One (Estonian National Broadcasting), Estonian Music Days
  • Something Brings to Mind the Sounds of Accordion [Kusagilt tuleb meelde... nagu lõõts?... karmoška?]
    2013
    piano
    Fp: Joel Remmel (piano); April 1, 2013, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Beauty_Deformity_Freedom [Ilu_inetus_vabadus]
    2012
    11'
    piano
    Fp: Holger Marjamaa (piano); 01.11.2012, Estonia concert hall, festival Klaver 2012 (Piano 2012)
  • …You Cried and Exaltation Was Around You, Op. 2 […nutsid ja rõkati su ümber op. 2]
    An obligatory piece for the competition "Young Musician 2009" in Tallinn
    2008
    piano
    Fp: April 2009, Tallinn
  • Ballad [Ballaad]
    dedicated to Peep Lassmann
    2008
    11'
    piano
    Fp: Peep Lassmann (piano); March 18, Tartu University Assembly Hall, March 19, 2008, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert
    Distributer: EMIC TS 008
    Manuscript
  • Op! Variations [Op!-variatsioonid]
    2003/2007
    4'
    piano
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Jaan Ots
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Plant of Silence [Vaikuse taim]
    1998
    13'
    piano
    Fp: Külliki Kuulmann; September 19, 1999, Tallinn, Estonian Music Festival of Estonian Academy of Music

Works for organ

  • Heaven and Earth [Taevas ja maa]
    2004
    8'
    organ
    Fp: Ulla Villenthal; August 2, 2004, Tallinn Dome Church, XVIII Tallinn International Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: Tallinn International Organ Festival
  • Inner Escape [Sisepagendus]
    1995
    organ

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and orchestra

  • 1. Prologue
    2. How Long?
    3. Slovo (The word)
    4. Intermezzo
    5. Until Death
    6. Silver Thread
    1998
    13'
    bass (or baritone), wind orchestra
    Text: Marina Tervonen, Doris Kareva (in Estonian, in Russian)
    Fp: Mati Palm (bass), Brass Academy, conductor Aavo Ots; April 17, 1998, Tallinn, Blackhead Brotherhood's House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • 2000
    9'
    soprano, mezzo soprano, baritone, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 1111, 1110, 1, piano, strings
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: Aile Asszonyi (soprano), Iris Oja (mezzo soprano), Villu Valdmaa (baritone), Tallinn Old Town Mixed Choir, Nõmme City Orchestra, conductor Hendrik Vestmann; April 27, 2000, Tallinn, Blackhead Brotherhood's House, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for children's choir and orchestra

  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 2005
    2006
    3'
    children's choir of boys' choir, string orchestra
    Text: vocalise
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Tallinn Music High School Children's Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lauri Sirp
    Distributer: EMIC TS 009

Works for boys' choir and orchestra

  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 2005
    2006
    3'
    children's choir of boys' choir, string orchestra
    Text: vocalise
    CD "The Clouds Will Disturb", ERR (2008); Tallinn Music High School Children's Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lauri Sirp
    Distributer: EMIC TS 009

Works for joint choir or multiple choirs and orchestra

  • Cocks and Hens or The Monument for the Egg-laying Cock [Kuked ja kanad ehk monument muneja kukele]
    cantata
    2008
    25'
    mezzo soprano, baritone, female choir, male choir, symphony orchestra: 3232, 4231, percussion (4 players), harp, piano, strings
    Text: Maarja Kangro
    Fp: Annely Peebo (mezzo soprano), Rainer Vilu (baritone), Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Nargen Opera Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste; August 30, 2008, Tallinn Zooloogical Garden, Nargen Festival
    Commissioned by: Nargen Festival

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Bumble Bees in Their Sanctum [Kumalased oma pühakojas]
    2013
    mixed choir, harmonium
    Text: Paul-Eerik Rummo
    Fp: Tartu University Chamber Choir, Anna Humal (harmonium), conductor Triin Koch; October 31, 2013, Assembly Hall of University of Tartu, 100th anniversary of Corporation Ugala
    Commissioned by: Corporation Ugala

Works for toddlers’ choir and instrument(s)

  • The Accompaniment of Life [Elu saade]
    2013
    toddlers' choir, string quartet
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Toddlers' Music Studio, conductors Mariann Nurk and Teele Utt; April 7, 2013, Glass Hall of Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for girls' choir and instrument(s)

  • Chorale + Innovation [Koraal + Innovatsioon]
    2009
    girls' choir, oboe, double bass, percussion (1), piano
    Text: the Bible (in Estonian)
    Fp: Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Riivo Kallasmaa (oboe), Andrus Uuspõld (double bass), Kristjan Mäeots (percussion), Katrin Kuldjärv (piano), conductor Tiia-Ester Loitme; April 17, 2009, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, XI International Choir Festival "Tallinn 2009"
    Commissioned by: Girl's Choir Ellerhein

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • The Killer
    2001
    8'
    alto, chamber orchestra: 1111, 2100, 1+1, piano, strings
    Text: Maarja Kangro (inspired by folklore)
    Fp: Iris Oja, Haapsalu City Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; September, 2001
    Commissioned by: Haapsalu City Orchestra

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • In Everyone's Soul
    2015
    mezzo soprano, clarinet, alto saxophone, accordion, percussion (marimba, vibraphone), 2 double basses
    Text: Silver Sepp, translated by Ilmar Lehtpere (in English)
    Fp: Ensemble Figura, Ensemble Poing; May 26, 2015, History Museum of University of Tartu, Estonian Composers' Festival

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Play [Näidend]
    2000
    2'
    voice, piano
    Text: Juhan Viiding

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

  • In the Afternoon, Desiring To Be a King [Õhtupoolikul, sooviga kuningas olla]
    2000
    3'
    counter tenor (or alto), guitar
    Text: Carl Michael Bellmann
    Fp: Risto Joost (counter tenor), Tiit Peterson (guitar); April 28, 2000, Estonian Academy of Music, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Hymn to Spiritual Courage [Ülemlaul vaimsele vaprusele]
    2020
    70'
    mixed choir, reader
    Text: from Maurice Maeterlinck's "Wisdom and destiny"
    Fp: Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale, Marius Peterson (lugeja), conductor Endrik Üksvärav; October 3, 2020, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale
  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    version of the piece of the same title written in 2005
    2008
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: vocalise
    Distributer: EMIC
  • Hommage
    2005
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; June 20, 2005, Tartu St. John´s Church Days, Estonia
    Commissioned by: Tartu St. John's Church Days
  • Paraphrase on the song “Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming” by M. Praetorius [Parafraas M. Praetoriuse laulule “Roosike”]
    2000/2004
    4'
    mixed choir
    Fp: Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; December 14, 2000, Tallinn, St. Nicholas' Church
  • Hoc facite in meam commemorationem
    dedicated to the Chamber Choir Voces Musicales
    2001
    7'
    mixed choir
    Text: The Bible
    Fp: Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; April 20, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, VII International Choral Contest Tallinn
    Publisher: SP Muusika
  • Join Us
    2000
    4'
    mixed choir
    Fp: Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; February 26, 2000, Tartu, Estonia, Mixed and Chamber Choirs Contest “Uus tuljak”
  • Life Node [Elusõlm]
    1997
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: Marina Tervonen, Estonian translation by Doris Kareva
    Fp: Chamber Choir of Tallinn Music High Scool, conductor Risto Joost; 1998, Tallinn
  • The Times [Vremena]
    1997
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: Marina Tervonen

Works for male choir a cappella

  • Primeval Silence of the World [Maailma ürgvaikus]
    2016
    male choir
    Text: Juhan Hellerma
    Fp: Youth Male Choir of the Estonian National Opera, conductor Hirvo Surva; November 29, 2016, Tallinn Methodist Church
    CD „Veel. New Estonian choral music 2016“, Estonian Choral Association (2017); Youth Male Choir of the Estonian National Opera, conductor Hirvo Surva

Works for children’s choir a cappella

  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    Original title "Hymn"
    2005
    3'
    boys' choir or children's choir  
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: Tallinn Boys´ Choir, conductor Lydia Rahula; March 24, 2006, Glasshall of the Tallinn Song Stage, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Distributer: EMIC TS 010
    Manuscript

Works for toddlers’ choir a cappella

  • Melody That Gently Floats over the Sleepers [Meloodia, mis leebelt hõljub üle magajate...]
    2013
    4'
    toddlers' choir
    Text: different syllables
    Fp: Estonian Television Toddlers' Choir, conductor Lii Leitmaa; March 31, 2013, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Composers' Union
    CD "New Estonian Choral Music 2013", Estonian Choral Association (2013); Estonian Television Young Children's Choir, conductor Lii Leitmaa
    Publisher: Estonian Music Foundation
    Distributer: EMIC EMF 010

Works for boys’ choir a cappella

  • Lullaby [Hällilaul]
    Original title "Hymn"
    2005
    3'
    boys' choir or children's choir  
    Text: vocalise
    Fp: Tallinn Boys´ Choir, conductor Lydia Rahula; March 24, 2006, Glasshall of the Tallinn Song Stage, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
    Distributer: EMIC TS 010
    Manuscript

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • Throught the Forest of Songs [Läbi laulude metsa]
    Co-authors Sander Mölder and Jonas Kaarnamets
    2019
    30'
    electric guitar, electronics
    Fp: Dance group “Kompanii” from the Estonian Dance Agency, choreographer and stage director Teet Kask; May 2, 2019, Intersection of Hobujaama Street and Narva highway, Tallinn, World Music Days 2019
    LP "Jonas Kaarnamets, Sander Mölder, Timo Steiner. Concerto For An Intersection and An Electric Guitar", Birdname (2019); Jonas Kaarnamets (electric guitar)
  • Stuck in a Loop [Kordama jäänud]
    2015
    ensemble of humanoid robots
    Text: Euclid, John Locke, Plato, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Sigmund Freud, Socrates, Confucius
    Fp: Ensemble of humanoid robots; April 10, 2015, Solaris Centre, Tallinn
  • Basketball Symphony [Kossusümfoonia]
    2009
    cello, vocal trio, cager, rock band (ad libitum), electronics
    Fp: Andreas Lend (cello), Kuldar Schüts (voice), Martin Sildos (voice), Valter Soosalu (voice), Jaan Ots (cager), rock band; April 23, 2009, Kalev Sporthall, Estonian Music Days Festival 2009
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival 2009

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Songs for children

  • Playing the Music [Pillimäng]
    2013
    voices, accompaniment
    Text: Ellen Niit

Instrumental works for children

  • Pastorale [Pastoraal]
    2006
    5'
    percussion (2 players), piano
    Fp: Lauri Ahone (percussion), Maarja Nuut (percussion), Karin Vee (piano); April 17, 2006, Lustivere Elementary School, Estonia, EMIC's concert series "Homeland tune"
  • First Steps [Esimesed sammud]
    2003
    2'
    piano
    Fp: Mati Mikalai; October 14, 2003, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association, Estonian Composers’ Union
    CD "Õekese eest", Tallinna Muusikakeskkool, EMIC, ERR (2008); Kristiina Rokaševitš (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Music Information Centre
    Distributer: EMIC TS 018
  • Reindeer Sledge [Põdrarakend]
    2003
    2'
    piano
    Fp: Mati Mikalai; October 14, 2003, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association, Estonian Composers’ Union
    CD "For My Little Sister", Tallinn Music High School, EMIC, ERR (2008); Johan Randvere (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Music Information Centre
    Distributer: EMIC TS 020
  • 2003
    3'
    piano
    Fp: Mati Mikalai; October 14, 2003, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association, Estonian Composers’ Union
    CD "For My Little Sister", Tallinn Music High School, EMIC, ERR (2008); Jakob Teppo (piano)
    Publisher: Estonian Music Information Centre
    Distributer: EMIC TS 019

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Film music

  • Music for documentary "Ülo Sooster. The Man Who Dried A Handkerchief In The Wind " [Muusika dokumentaalfilmile "Ülo Sooster. Mees, kes kuivatas rätikut tuule käes"]
    Directed by Liliya Vyugina, Baltic Film Production
    2020
    Fp: October 21, 2020, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
  • Music for documentary "Viru - Story of a Hotel" ["Viru - tarinoita hotellista"]
    Directed by Taru Mäkelä and Johanna Onnismaa, Kinosto Oy / Taru Mäkelä & Jouko Seppälä
    2013
    Fp: March 1, 2013, Finland
  • Music for documentary "Viru – Embassy of Freedom" ["Viru. Vabaduse saatkond"]
    Directed by Margit Kilumets and Andres Lepasar, Amrion, Kinosto OY
    2013
    Fp: April 5, 2013
  • Music for documentary "On the Rievr of Memories" ["Mälestuste jõel"]
    Directed by Gerda Kordemets
    2011
    Fp: June 14, 2011, Estonian Television
  • Baltic Film Production, directed by Marianna Kaat
    2010
  • Music for documentary "Betrayer of the State" ["Riigireetur"]
    Northern Broadcasting Network, directed by Erle Veber
    2009
  • Music for documentary "Järvi Music ["Järvimuusika"]
    EBU documentay series Music in the Blood, authors Ruth Alaküla and Erle Veber
    2009
  • Music for documentary "Puppies of Hurt. Estonian Students Society" ["Hurda kutsikad. Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts"]
    OÜ Eetriüksus, directed by Jaak Lõhmus
    2009
    Manuscript
  • Music for documentary "The Corner of Our World. Castle's Deconstruction No 3" ["Meie maailma nurk. Lossi dekonstruktsioon nr 3"]
    Estinfilm in collaboration with Kadriorg Art Museum and Estonian Public Broadcasting, directed by Märten Vaher
    2008
  • Music for documentary "Estonian Stories. Snow Horse Whisperer" ["Eesti lood. Lumehobuste peremees"]
    F-Seitse 2007, directed by Gerda Kordemets-Kulli
    2007
  • Music for documentary "Universitas Tartuensis 375"
    Estinfilm, directed by René Vilbre and Märten Vaher
    2007
    Fp: October 2, 2007, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn
  • Music for feature film "The Class" ["Klass"]
    Amrion Productions, directed by Ilmar Raag. Music in collaboration with Paul Oja and Martin "Eskimo" Kallasvee
    2007
    Fp: March 17, 2007
  • Music for documentary “Hot Cold War: Haukka Group” [“Kuum külm sõda: Haukka grupp" ]
    Ruut Pictures, directed by Rene Vilbre
    2005

Music for TV broadcasts and series

  • Music for Estonian Television's broadcast series "Maast ja ilmast"
    Directed by Helen Valkna
    2011
  • Music for TV series "The Class: Life After" ["Klass: elu pärast"]
    Eesti Televisioon, directors Ilmar Raag, Gerda Kordemets, Liina Paakspuu, Priit Valkna, Marek Miil
    2010

Music to plays

  • Music for Gerda Kordemets's play „Surm, sünd ja laulatus” [Death, Birth and Wedding] [Muusika Gerda Kordemetsa näidendile „Surm, sünd ja laulatus“]
    1. When in Ancient Time...
    2. Ballad (Glory to the God)
    3. Worthy of Admiration is the Man Who Ended the Race of War...
    4. Vocalise

    2012
    voice
    Text: Gerda Kordemets
    Fp: Mirjam Mesak (vocals); 29.07.2012, Tõstamaa manor, author and director Gerda Kordemets
  • Music for José Sanchis Sinisterra's play "Viirastuste vaksal" [Station of Ghosts] [Muusika José Sanchis Sinisterra näidendile "Viirastuste vaksal"]
    2012
    electronics
    Fp: 21.06.2012, Tapa train station, director Gerda Kordemets

POPULAR MUSIC

Popular songs

  • Life After [Elu pärast]
    Arrangement of the song of the same name written in 2010
    2011
    5'
    voice, chamber orchestra: 1100, 0000, 2, strings
    Text: Peeter Volkonski
    CD "Üle müüri" (2011); Liisi Koikson (voice), Youth Orchestra Reaalmažoor
  • Life After [Elu pärast]
    theme song for the TV series "The Class: Life After"
    2010
    voice, accompaniment
    Text: Peeter Volkonski
    Fp: Liisi Koikson (vocal) and band; October 11, 2010, Estonian Television
    Commissioned by: Estonian Public Broadcastig
    Distributer: EMIC TS 017

ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • ...And Thus Our Life Will Be Happy [... ja nõnda on meie elu õnnelik]
    Created after the "Theses of Happiness" written by Eino Tamberg and his friends. Timo Steiner's composition of Eino Tamberg's music
    2015
    5'
    string orchestra, phonogram ("Theses of Happiness" read by Eino Tamberg)
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Symphony orchestra, conductor Edmar Tuul; December 20, 2015, Tallinn House of Blackheads
  • Pardon! Fryderyk
    Orchestral arrangement of Lepo Sumera's piano piece
    2015
    symphony orchestra: 2221, 2221, 2, strings
    Fp: Tallinn Music High School Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edmar Tuul; December 20, 2015, Tallinn House of Blackheads
  • Piece for Trumpet and String Orchestra [Pala trompetile ja keelpilliorkesterile]
    Arrangement of Hillar Kareva's Piece for Trumpet and Piano (1969)
    2015
    4'
    trumpet, string orchestra
    Fp: Jaan Mesi (trumpet), Tallinn String Orchestra, conductor Kaspar Mänd; February 12, 2015, Tallinn House of Blackheads
  • Lights of Saint Elmo [Püha Elmo tuled]
    Arrangement of a song with the same name by Tõnis Mägi
    1994 / 2012
    6'
    string orchestra
    Fp:

    Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; 24.03.2012, Tallinn Blackheads' Guildhall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

  • Riga, My Love [Riia, mu arm]
    Arrangement of a song with the same name by Allan Vainola
    1992 / 2012
    4'
    string orchestra
    Fp: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; 24.03.2012, Tallinn Blackheads' Guildhall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Children's Album, Op. 39 [Lastealbum op. 39]
    Suite No. 1: Morning Prayer. Playing Hobby-Horses. Mama
    Suite No. 2: Waltz. Old French Song. Neapolitan Song
    Suite No. 3: Winter Morning. March of the Wooden Soldiers. Kamarinskaya
    Suite No. 4: The Sick Doll. Lark Song. Italian Song
    Suite No. 5: Mazurka. The Accordion Player. The Sorcerer
    Suite No. 6: The Organ-Grinder Sings. The New Doll. Sweet Dreams In Church

    Orchestration of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's piano cycle
    2008–2012
    40'
    piano, string orchestra
    Fp: "The Sick Doll", "Lark Song" and "Italian Song": Luisa Lõhmus (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; January 29, 2009, Tallinn Blackheads’ Brotherhood House. The whole cycle: Johan Randvere (piano), Mati Mikalai (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Mihhail Gerts; March 12, 2012, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu
  • Preludes, Op. 34 [Prelüüdid op. 34]
    Orchestration of Dmitri Shostakovitch's piano cycle (preludes No 1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 17)
    2008
    piano, string orchestra
    Fp: Kristiina Rokashevitch (piano), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost; January 29, 2009, Tallinn Blackhead's Brotherhood House
  • Night Song [Õhtulaul]
    arrangement of Eduard Tubin's male choir song ETW 100
    2005
    mixed choir
    Text: Friedrich Kuhlbars