All Is Not Lost Yet! – Carl Robert Jakobson 180


July 26 marks 180 years since the birth of Carl Robert Jakobson. In the winter of 1869, Jakobson, also known as the author of the text under the pseudonym “Linnutaja” (The Birdman), suggested that Aleksander Kunileid, a new graduate of the Cimze Seminary, would create music for Lydia Koidula’s text “My Fatherland Is My Love”. This song was one of two works by an Estonian composer that was planned at the 1st Estonian Song Festival. Kunileid created for Jakobson’s own text male choir work with an apparently timeless title – “All is not lost yet”, which was published in 1871 in Jakobson’s own publication “Wanemuine kandle healed. Choirs of men with four voices. Published by C. R. Jakobson. Second section. “