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Choral Arrangements from Estonia

Traditional and modern Estonian choral and folksongs arranged for harmony voices.

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Ken Berg : Three Estonian Carols : SATB : Sheet Music

Ken Berg : Three Estonian Carols

Fun settings of a traditional Estonian carols, these secular winter-themed songs reflects on the joys of winter and skating in a gentle waltz feel. Brisk and energetic songs with simple melody, limited ranges and shared rhythmic patters make them enjoyable for high school mixed choirs.. In Estonian, with a pronunciation guide and a singing English translation, this suits both beginning and more advanced mixed choirs, with quick and easy preparation for both choir and accompanist. Both Estonian and English text.

Songlist: Ule Lume Lagedale (Over Snowy Winter Roads), Skating (Uisutamas), Little Tommy's Choir

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Voicing: SATB | 7445b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | With Piano


Veljo Tormis : Vespa Rajad (Vespian Paths) : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 073999468410 : 9517574479 : 48000851

Veljo Tormis : Vespa Rajad (Vespian Paths)

From the series Forgotten Peoples

Songlist: OEKENE, SIGUKENE, VENESSE PURGIV NEIU, TAEVASED KOSILASED, LAKSIN MINA KIKOILASSE, KUKKU JA KUKKU, LAKSIN MINA VEELE, KIISE-MIISU, LAULDA TEILE LAULUKE, KUS SA TANA MAGASID, MIS TEIL TEHAKSE, RONIS HARG KUUSE OTSA, VAGISI MEHELE, AIUTUS, AINUS POEG, TUTU-LUTU KARJANE

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 2963b | Songbook | $20.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Ingrian Evenings : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 073999162868 : 9517574460 : 48016286

Veljo Tormis : Ingrian Evenings

Contents: Röntyshkä (Dance Song) I - Röntyshkä II - Röntyshkä III - Röntyshkä IV - Röntyshkä V - Chastushka (Jocular Song) I - Chastushka II - Roundelay - Ending and Going Home.

Songlist: RONTYSHKA (DANCE SONG), RONTYSHKA II, RONTYSHKA III, CHASTUSHKA (JOCULAR SONG), CHASTUSHKA II, ROUNDELAY, RONTYSHKA IV, RONTYSHKA V, ENDING AND GOING HOME

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 4258b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : God Protect Us From War : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999637458 : 48016259

Veljo Tormis : God Protect Us From War

Veljo Tormis is an Estonian composer, regarded to be one of the greatest living choral composers and one of the most important composers of the 20th century in Estonia. Internationally, his fame arises chiefly from his extensive body of choral music, which exceeds 500 individual choral songs, most of it a cappella. The great majority of these pieces are based on traditional ancient Estonian folksongs (regilaulud), either textually, melodically, or merely stylistically. This work for men's voice is challenging yet very worthwhile.

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Voicing: TTBB | 7049b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Autumn Landscapes : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 073999779851 : 48000917

Veljo Tormis : Autumn Landscapes

Veljo Tormis is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples. For female voices.

Songlist: On hilissuvi (It is Late Summer) , Ule taeva jooksevad pilved (Clouds are Racing), Kahvatu valgus (Pale Light) , Valusalt punased lehed (Painfully Red are the Leaves) , Tuul konnumaa kohal (Wind Over the Barrens), Kulm sugisoo (Cold Autumn Night) , Kanarbik (Heather)

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Voicing: SSAA | 7417b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Winter Patterns : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 073999162707 : 48016270

Veljo Tormis : Winter Patterns

Veljo Tormis is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples. For female voices.

Songlist: Talvehommik (Winter Morning), Kulm (Cold), Tuisk (Blizzard), Virmalised (Northern Lights - Aurora borealis)

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Voicing: SSAA | 7418b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Spring Sketches : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 073999483291 : 48016268

Veljo Tormis : Spring Sketches

Veljo Tormis is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples. For female voices.

Songlist: Kevadtuul (Spring Wind), Lehtivad pungad (Flowering Blossoms), Ohtune taevas (Evening Sky), Toominga all (Under the Bird-cherry Tree), Kollane leek (Yellow Flame), Hiliskevad (In Late Spring)

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Voicing: SSAA | 7419b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Summer Motifs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 073999925432 : 48016269

Veljo Tormis : Summer Motifs

Veljo Tormis is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples. For female voices.

Songlist: Pouailm (Dry Weather, Aike (Thunderstorm, Suveoo (Summer Night)

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Voicing: SSAA | 7420b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Vision of Estonia : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 48000819

Veljo Tormis : Vision of Estonia

During the Soviet occupation the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis composed several dark-toned songs to texts by leading Estonian poets. Vision of Estonia is based on lyrics by Juhan Liiv. In it Tormis poured out his feelings of a creative person trapped within the Soviet regime.

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Voicing: TTBB | 7441b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Men's Songs (Meestelaulud) : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 888680604394 : WW1602

Veljo Tormis : Men's Songs (Meestelaulud)

Perhaps some of the most exciting works for men's chorus that exist in our repertoire today. Iconic Estonian composer Veljo Tormis celebrates the tradition of "runosongs," music that has been passed down through generations. These dynamic works use a minimalistic compositional style reminicent of Estonian folksong. Simple in construction and unbelievably dynamic - and often humorous - in sound. Ten songs included in this collection.

Songlist: Mens Songs, Bundling Song, Visit Song, Drinking Song, Song of the Turkish War, Sailor's Song, Serf's Song, Dancing Song, Bawdy Song, Village Song

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Voicing: TTBB | 7951b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Autumn Landscapes : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999616422 : 48000919

Veljo Tormis : Autumn Landscapes

Veljo Tormis (b. 1930) is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples.

Songlist: On hilissuvi (It is Late Summer) , Ule taeva jooksevad pilved (Clouds are Racing), Kahvatu valgus (Pale Light) , Valusalt punased lehed (Painfully Red are the Leaves) , Tuul konnumaa kohal (Wind Over the Barrens), Kulm sugisoo (Cold Autumn Night) , Kanarbik (Heather)

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Voicing: SATB | 9313b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Karelian Destiny : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999077032 : 9517574487 : 48000849

Veljo Tormis : Karelian Destiny

Veljo Tormis (b. 1930) is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples. 'Karelian Destiny is from the "Forgotten People" Series

Songlist: The Weeping Maiden, The Suitors from the Sea , As a Serf in Viru, Oak-feller, A Lullaby

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9314b | Songbook | $19.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Four Estonian Lullabies : SATB : Sheet Music : 073999667431 : 48001003

Veljo Tormis : Four Estonian Lullabies

Veljo Tormis (b. 1930) is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have "purely musical" ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples.

Songlist: Laulan lapsele (I Sing for My Child), Marjal aega magada (It's Time for the Little Berry to Sleep), Lase kiik kaia! (Let the Cradle Swing!), Aiutus (Lulling)

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Voicing: SATB | 9315b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : The Bishop and the Pagan : TTBB : Sheet Music : 073999814620 : 9517575548 : 48000854

Veljo Tormis : The Bishop and the Pagan

The Story of the Bishop and the Pagan, drawn from musical documents and folklore, tells of the death of the British warrior and Christian missionary Bishop Henry at the hands of the Finnish peasant farmer Lalli near the town of Turku (Abo) in the winter of 1158. By a fortunate and unusual historical circumstance, the viewpoints of both sides have been preserved: a written Latin Gregorian chant "The Sequence Of Saint Henry" documents the British Christian side, and numerous folk songs represent the event as seen by the Finnish pagan. A fascinating and rewarding work for unaccompanied male voices.

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Voicing: TTBB | 9330b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Singing Aboard Ship : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999329254 : 48000816

Veljo Tormis : Singing Aboard Ship

Beneath the apparent simplicity and charm lies a richness and complexity that rewards. Tormis' choral works marry traditional Estonian folk melodies with contemporary but accessible harmonies.

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Voicing: SATB | 9645b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Veljo Tormis : Songs of the Ancient Seas : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999214819 : 48016280

Veljo Tormis : Songs of the Ancient Seas

The texts for this composition have been compiled from runic songs about the sea, using source material from Haljala, Kuusalu, Ridala and Muhu in Estonia. The written transcriptions of the texts, translated from the vernacular, were made in 1973-74.

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Voicing: TTBB | 9648b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Dancing Song (Tantsulaul) : TTBB : Veljo Tormis : Veljo Tormis : Songbook : WW1604 : 888680604424

Veljo Tormis : Dancing Song (Tantsulaul)

From the collection, Men's Songs, this is a humorous account from a man who fancies himself a good dancer. A stunning melody enhanced by clapping, stomping and other various sounds, choirs are encouraged to add movement, facial expression and other dramatic components.

Composer: Veljo Tormis | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1604


Little Tommy's Choir : SATB : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : WJMS1106 : 884088324940

Ken Berg : Little Tommy's Choir

Following the popular Estonian carols Ule Lume Lagedale and Skating, this Christmas song celebrates the season's joy with children and animals. It is fun and quick to prepare for high school and beyond. In easy Estonian with pronunciation guide, or English.

Arranger: Ken Berg | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WJMS1106


Mis on inimene : SSAA : Part Uusberg : Mannerstimmen Basel : Sheet Music : WW1710 : 78514701336

Part Uusberg : Mis on inimenenew

Part Uusberg's beautiful asthetic shines once again in his work Mis on inimene?. Lush harmonies build to a rich soundscape as the Estonian poem explores what it means to be human. Meaningful in today's climate: Take care, then you are cared for. Music of Estonia Choral Series.

Arranger: Part Uusberg Performed By: Mannerstimmen Basel | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1710


Mis on inimene : TTBB : Part Uusberg : Mannerstimmen Basel : Sheet Music : WW1711 : 78514701346

Part Uusberg : Mis on inimenenew

Part Uusberg's beautiful asthetic shines once again in his work Mis on inimene?. Lush harmonies build to a rich soundscape as the Estonian poem explores what it means to be human. Meaningful in today's climate: Take care, then you are cared for. Music of Estonia Choral Series.

Arranger: Part Uusberg Performed By: Mannerstimmen Basel | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1711


Muusika : SSAA : Part Uusberg : Sheet Music : WW1709 : 78514701326

Part Uusberg : Muusikanew

An incredible Estonian poem about the mystery and wonder of music. A dynamic build of sound and tone helps to express the importance of the text. Gorgeous harmonies and solid construction. Don't miss this work that will resonate deeply with your singers. Music of Estonia Choral Series.

Arranger: Part Uusberg | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1709


Ohtol : SAB Divisi : Pert Uusberg : Pert Uusberg : Sheet Music : WW1601 : 888680604387

Pert Uusberg : Ohtol

An incredibly beautiful work by well-loved Estonian composer Pert Uusberg. The poem speaks of evening and of the images we associate with dusk. Tonalities that are both familiar and otherworldly. This will be a favorite of your singers.

Composer: Pert Uusberg | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SAB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.30 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1601


Peegeldused tasasest maast : SATB divisi : Tonu Korvits : Sheet Music : WW1677 : 78514701036

Tonu Korvits : Peegeldused tasasest maastnew

This evocative work by one of Estonia's most celebrated contemporary composers carries the listener on a journey through the landscape of a plain. Using a rich and refined spectrum of harmony and colors, this work is truly unique. Also available for choir and cello. Music of Estonia Choral Series.

Arranger: Tonu Korvits | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.40 | With Flugelhorn |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1677


Peegeldused tasasest maast (with Cello) : SATB divisi : Tonu Korvits : Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir : Sheet Music : WW1678 : 78514700956

Tonu Korvits : Peegeldused tasasest maast (with Cello)new

This evocative work by one of Estonia's most celebrated contemporary composers carries the listener on a journey through the landscape of a plain. Using a rich and refined spectrum of harmony and colors, this work is truly unique. Also available for choir and flugelhorn. Music of Estonia Choral Series.

Arranger: Tonu Korvits Performed By: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.40 | Wich cello |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1678


Serf's Song (Teomehe-laul) : TTBB : Veljo Tormis : Veljo Tormis : Sheet Music : WW1605 : 888680604431

Veljo Tormis : Serf's Song (Teomehe-laul)

From the collection, Men's Songs, this stunning melody is simply and beautifully set. The sad poem speaks of a poor man who longs to lay his burdens down and make haste for the Creator's realm. A good contrast to other, more humorous works in the set.

Composer: Veljo Tormis | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.30 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1605


Skating (Uisutamas) : SATB : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : WJMS1096 : 884088223465

Ken Berg : Skating (Uisutamas)

A fun setting of a traditional Estonian carol, this secular winter-themed song reflects on the joys of winter and skating in a gentle waltz feel. In Estonian, with a pronunciation guide and a singing English translation, this suits both beginning and more advanced mixed choirs, with quick and easy preparation for both choir and accompanist. Duration: ca. 2:45 Performed by the California State University, Long Beach, Choir - Jonathan Talberg, conductor

Arranger: Ken Berg | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WJMS1096


Song of the Turkish War (Turgi Soja Laul) : TTBB : Veljo Tormis : Veljo Tormis : Sheet Music : WW1603 : 888680604417

Veljo Tormis : Song of the Turkish War (Turgi Soja Laul)

From the collection, Men's Songs, this original uses a comic blend of Estonian and Russian to paint the picture of a soldier telling of his larger-than-life experience in war. Uses whistling and shouting to enhance the image.

Composer: Veljo Tormis | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1603


Sulle Mulle : SSAA : Alo Ritsing : Alo Ritsing : Sheet Music : SBMP190 : 964807001908

Alo Ritsing : Sulle Mulle

The last thing I expected to find in Estonia was Barbershop-style singing, but that is exactly what "Sulle Mulle" is. The infectious dotted rhythm of the soprano melody is underlaid by an equally infectious rhythmic ostinato in the alto parts. "Sulle Mulle" should be sung with great gusto and highly exaggerated pronunciation for optimal effect. (Also available for TTBB.)

Composer: Alo Ritsing | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP190


Ule Lume Lagedale (Over Snowy Winter Roads) : SATB : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : WJMS1092 : 884088143350

Ken Berg : Ule Lume Lagedale (Over Snowy Winter Roads)

From the suite Three Baltic Carols, this brisk and energetic song expresses joy about winter and the Christmas season. A secular carol, it would work well in holiday or winter concerts. The simple melody, limited ranges and shared rhythmic patters make this enjoyable for high school mixed choirs. Can be sung in English or Estonian, using the pronunciation guide provided. A demanding piano part rounds out an excellent concert opener, finale, or encore piece.

Arranger: Ken Berg | Country: Estonia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.55 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WJMS1092


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