Eesti Rahvusmeeskoor: Küll ma laulaks (Estonian National Male Choir: Yes, I'll Sing)

Eesti Raadio ERCD 024 (Estonian Radio)

Recorded at the Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia in 1997. Released in 1997.

Compositions by Veljo Tormis (1930-)

Track 9. Kolm mul oli kaunist sõna (Three I Had Those Words of Beauty) [Paul-Eerik Rummo] 1962 (5:49) Peeter Malkov, flute

Track 10. Varjele, Jumala, soasta! (God, Protect Us From War) [Kanteletar II: 323, 326] 1984 (4:39) Kristjan Mäeots, tam-tam

Estonian National Male Choir conducted by Ants Soots

The other composers represented on this CD are Villem Kapp (2), Konstantin Türnpuu, Artur Kapp, Mart Saar (2), Gustav Ernesaks (2), Ester Mägi, Eduard Tubin, Kuldar Sink, and Franz Schubert.

Commissions, Dedications and Awards

Research in progress.

Music Publishers

The publishing sources for the scores on this 1997 CD are not identified on the CD booklet. The current (c. 2003) score for Kolm mul oli kaunist sõna (Track 9) is published by edition 49. The current score for Varjele, Jumala, soasta! (Track 10) is published by Fennica Gehrman.

Other Points of Interest and Links

The booklet notes contain a short introduction by conductor Ants Soots with brief history of the Estonian National Male Choir in Estonian with English translations by Joosep Sang. Texts are not included for the songs.

Estonian Radio has a web page for this CD which can be seen here.