Evelin Seppar

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • Icarus
    2014
    60'
    mezzo soprano, bass, choir (SSAATTBB), instrumental ensemble: flute, 2 oboes, bass clarinet, trumpet, 2 French horns, percussion (3 players), celesta, harp, violin, 2 violas, 3 cellos, double bass
    Libretto: Evelin Seppar on the basis of Ovid's Metamorphoses (7th book), also excerpts from poetry by Jaan Kaplinski, Mary Oliver, E.E. Cummings and Czesław Miłosz (in English)
    Fp: Mari Askvik (mezzo soprano), Philip Barkhudarov (bass), vocal and instrumental ensemble of Conservatory of Amsterdam, stage director Ingrid Askvik, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; June 22, 2014, Conservatory of Amsterdam
  • The Other [Teine]
    opera
    2012
    90'
    soprano, tenor, bass, 2 mixed choirs, 2 instrumental ensembles (I ensemble: 2011, 0000, percussion, accordion, 10100; II ensemble: 0200, 0000, guitar, kannel, accordion, 10011)
    Libretto: Evelin Seppar after the correspondence between Indrek and Ramilda in Anton Hansen Tammsaare's novel "Truth and Justice" ("Tõde ja õigus") and text fragments of Estonian poets
    Fp: Jaanika Kuusik, Mikk Dede, Martin Sildos; I and II ensemble: students of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, conductors Kristi Jagodin and Taavi Kull; Mixed Choir HUIK!, conductor Kaspar Mänd; Chamber Choir Head ööd, Vend, conductor Pärt Uusberg; February 26, 2012, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Clouds [Pilved]
    2015
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2220, 1, strings; children: 6 musical bottles, claves, shakers
    Fp: Junge Philharmonie Karlsruhe, conductor Kaspar Mänd; March 11, 2015 Karlsruhe Heisenberg-Gymnasium, March 13 and 14 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Gerthsen-Hörsaal
    Commissioned by: Junge Philharmonie Karlsruhe and Kaspar Mänd
  • Everyone Alone, Stands [Igaüks üksi, seisavad]
    2010
    9'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 2221, percussion, piano, harp, strings
    Fp: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor Toomas Vavilov; May 8, 2010, Tallinn Methodist Church

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for accordion and orchestra

  • 2015
    11'
    accordion, string orchestra
    Fp: Henri Zibo (accordion), Tallinn Music High School, Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mikk Murdvee; June 22, 2015, Estonia Concert Hall
    Commissioned by: Aivi Tilk, Tallinn Music High School

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • 2013
    5'
    2 violins
    Fp: Peeter Traksmann (violin), Robert Traksmann (violin); January 19, 2014, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall
    Distributer: EMIC ES 003

Trios

  • Two Parallel Lines [Kaks paralleelset sirget]
    2007
    5'
    violin, cello, accordion
    Fp: Kristel Arund (violin), Maarit Kangron (cello), Kristel Laas (accordion); April 7, 2008, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • 2014
    45'
    vocal ensemble (SSAATTBB), harp, percussion
    Text: Compiled by Evelin Seppar of poems of E.E.Cummings and excerpts of diary of Patrick James Dillon
    Fp: Macadam Ensemble, Lucie Berthomier (harp), Guy-Loup Boisneau (percussion), conductor Etienne Ferchaud; December 5, 2014, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes
    FpEst: Macadam Ensemble, Liis Viira (harp), Madis Metsamart (percussion), conductor Etienne Ferchaud; April 11, 2016, Tallinn House of Blackheads, Estonian Music Days
    Commissioned by: Le Lieu Unique

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • The Same Sea [Seesama meri]
    2019
    5'
    mixed choir or vocal ensemble (SSAATTBB)
    Text: Jaan Kaplinski
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; May 7, 2019, Tallinn Dome Church, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days
    Distributer: EMIC ES 013
  • The Beach of Maardu [Maardurand]
    2018
    6'
    mixed choir
    Text: Marie Under
    Fp: Mixed choir Khorikos, conductor Alec Galambos; December 15, 2018, The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua, New York, USA
    Commissioned by: Alec Galambos and Khorikos
  • This Night
    Obligatory piece at the International Choir Festival "Tallinn 2019" in the Contemporary Music Category
    2018
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: William Shakespeare
    Fp: Participants of the International Choir Festival "Tallinn 2019"; April 13, 2019, estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association
  • A Tree
    2017
    20'
    2 mixed choirs (and 2 conductors)
    Text: text is compiled of fragments of poems by Czeslaw Milosz and Vasko Popa
    Fp: Chamber Choir Venus, conductors Krista Audere, Lodewijk van der Ree; June 30, 2017, Jacobikerk, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Psalm 129
    2017
    3'
    mixed choir or 16 solo voices (SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB)
    Text: Psalm 129 (in German)
    Fp: The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, conductor Grete Pedersen; September 2, 2017, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
    Commissioned by: Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation for the project "150 psalms"
    Distributer: EMIC ES 012
  • By the Time of Lilacs [Sirelite aegu]
    2016
    6'
    mixed choir
    Text: Marie Under
    Fp: Mixed Choir HUIK!, conductor Kaspar Mänd; October 29, 2016, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Mixed Choir HUIK!, Kaspar Mänd
    CD "A Black Birch in Winter", MSR Classics (2019); Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor David Puderbaugh
    CD „Veel. New Estonian choral music 2016“, Estonian Choral Association (2017); Mixed Choir HUIK!, conductor Kaspar Mänd
    Distributer: EMIC ES 006
  • Cities
    2016
    22'
    vocal ensemble or mixed choir (SSAATTBB)
    Text: Vasko Popa and Czesław Miłosz, compiled by Evelin Seppar
    Fp: Netherlands Chamber Choir, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; November 25, 2016, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam, Tenso European Choir Festival
    Commissioned by: Netherlands Chamber Choir
  • Time and the Bell
    2016
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: T. S. Eliot
    Fp: Chamber Choir Head Ööd, Vend, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; November 5, 2016, Tallinn Oleviste Church
    Commissioned by: Chamber Choir Head Ööd, Vend, Lodewijk van der Ree
    CD „Veel. New Estonian choral music 2016“, Estonian Choral Association (2017); Tartu University Chamber Choir, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree
    Distributer: EMIC ES 008
  • 2016
    12'
    mixed choir
    Text: Russian folklore, compiled by Evelin Seppar
    Fp: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; April 8, 2017, St. Nicholas's Church, Estonian Music Days
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days
    Distributer: EMIC ES 010
  • Люблю глаза твои (I Love Your Eyes)
    2014
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Fyodor Tyutchev (in Russian)
    Fp: Mixed Choir K.O.O.R., conductor Raul Talmar; April 23, 2014, Tallinn Methodist Church
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association, Estonian Composers' Union
    CD „New Estonian Choral Music 2012–2014“, Estonian Choral Association (2014); Mixed Choir K.O.O.R., conductor Raul Talmar
    Distributer: EMIC ES 009
  • 2012
    6'
    mixed choir (SSAATBB)
    Text: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnets No 1, 6, 7, 22 and 29) (in English)
    Fp: Chamber choir Voces Musicales, conductor Martin Sildos; April 6, 2013, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads, Estonian Music Days Festival / Tallinn Music Week
    Commissioned by: Collegium Utrecht and Lodewijk van der Ree
    CD "A Black Birch in Winter", MSR Classics (2019); Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor David Puderbaugh
    Distributer: EMIC ES 001
  • Sonnet No. 53
    2012
    4'
    mixed choir
    Text: William Shakespeare (in English)
    Fp: Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš; August 17, 2012, Cēsis, Latvia
    Publisher: SP Muusika
  • Brother in Trouble [Vend veehädas]
    2011
    6'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore from Rõuge
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Maret Alango; March 18, 2012, Võru Culture House
    Distributer: EMIC ES 002
  • Psalm of David No. 88 [Taaveti laul nr. 88]
    2009
    8'
    mixed choir
    Text: New translation of David's Songs by Indrek Hirv and Vello Salo
    Fp: Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Endrik Üksvärav; February 10, 2010, Pirita Monastery
  • Evil Home [Kuri kodu]
    2008
    2'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore from Urvaste
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Maret Alango; April 10, 2008, Vana-Vigala manor
    Publisher: SP Muusika
  • Lullaby [Hällülaul]
    2008
    5'
    mixed choir
    Text: folklore from Rõuge
    Fp: Chamber Choir Noored Eesti Hääled, conductor Karol Kisiel; May 24, 2009, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads
    Publisher: SP Muusika

Works for female choir a cappella

  • The Beach of Maardu [Maardurand]
    2018
    6'
    female choir
    Text: Marie Under
  • This Night
    Obligatory piece at the International Choir Festival "Tallinn 2019" in the Contemporary Music Category
    2018
    3'
    female choir
    Text: William Shakespeare
    Fp: Participants of the International Choir Festival "Tallinn 2019"; April 13, 2019, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association

Works for male choir a cappella

  • This Night
    Obligatory piece at the International Choir Competition "Tallinn 2019" in the Contemporary Music Category
    2018
    3'
    male choir
    Text: William Shakespeare
    Commissioned by: Estonian Choral Association
  • I Carry Your Heart
    2015
    6'
    soloist (counter tenor), male choir (TTTBBB)
    Text: E. E. Cummings
    Fp: Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja; May 13, 2015, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Estonian National Male Choir, Mikk Üleoja
    Distributer: EMIC ES 011
  • I Carry Your Heart
    2015
    6'
    male choir (CtCtTTBBB)
    Text: E. E. Cummings
    Distributer: EMIC ES 007
  • Sonnet No. 43
    2012
    6'
    male choir
    Text: William Shakespeare (in score both in English and Estonian)
    Fp: Male choir de.fundo, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; January 27, 2013, Grote Kerk Overschie, Rotterdam
    FpEst: Male group of chamber choir Voces Musicales, conductor Martin Sildos; April 6, 2013, Tallinn House of Brotherhood of Black Heads, Estonian Music Days Festival / Tallinn Music Week
    Distributer: EMIC ES 004

Works for vocal ensemble

  • The Same Sea [Seesama meri]
    2019
    5'
    mixed choir or vocal ensemble (SSAATTBB)
    Text: Jaan Kaplinski
    Fp: Vox Clamantis, conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve; May 7, 2019, Tallinn Dome Church, World Music Days 2019
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days/World Music Days
    Distributer: EMIC ES 013
  • Girls&Boys
    2017
    6'
    male ensemble (TTBar/CtBB)
    Text: Compiled by Evelin Seppar from girls’ and boys’ t-shirt slogans
    Fp: Olga Vocal Ensemble; March 8, 2018, Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg, Netherlands
    Commissioned by: Olga Vocal Ensemble
  • Psalm 129
    2017
    3'
    mixed choir or 16 solo voices (SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB)
    Text: Psalm 129 (in German)
    Fp: The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, conductor Grete Pedersen; September 2, 2017, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
    Commissioned by: Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation for the project "150 psalms"
    Distributer: EMIC ES 012
  • Cities
    2016
    22'
    vocal ensemble or mixed choir (SSAATTBB)
    Text: Vasko Popa and Czesław Miłosz, compiled by Evelin Seppar
    Fp: Netherlands Chamber Choir, conductor Lodewijk van der Ree; November 25, 2016, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam, Tenso European Choir Festival
    Commissioned by: Netherlands Chamber Choir