Gradually and steadily, composer Mari Amor has written herself into the hearts of singers with her music. At the 2019 Song Festival “Minu arm” (“My Fatherland is My Love”), her choral piece “Päikese tõusu aegu” (“As the Sun Rises”) was performed by a women’s choir (lyrics by Villem Grünthal-Ridala). Originally composed for a children’s choir, “Esä taivan” (“Father in Heaven”) (lyrics by Artur Adson) has recently gained great popularity in almost all choir types and various ensembles. In July of this year, 2023, Mari Amor has an important birthday. We wish the composer a lot of happiness!
Please explore Mari Amor’s compositions and arrangements here.
In September 2022, the concert “Oma laul” was held in the Mustpeade House of the Tallinn Philharmonic, where the Estonian Youth Mixed Choir performed new works by young authors. The songs performed at that concert have now appeared in Noodiriiul as a collection of the same name. The collection contains the works of the following young authors – Brenda Pärtel, Triin Samuel, Egon Elbre, Kaspar Saakpakk, Luisa Susanna Kütson, Eerik Robert Ots, Patrik Sebastian Unt. Happy discovery to all lovers of choral music!
On May 14, 1988, the audience of Tartu Music Days heard for the first time Five Awakening Songs by Alo Mattiisen (1961-1996). This song cycle played significant role in our singing revolution.
The online music store Noodiriiul, in cooperation with Cultural Endowment of Estonia, publishes the composer`s original manuscript.
Thanks to Mari Amor and Mariita Mattiisen!
Eesti Vabariigi aastapäev puudutab kõikide eestlaste südameid. See päev on pidulik, peetakse kõnesid ja kuulatakse kontserte ja kindlasti lauldakse. Enn Võrgu “Eesti lipp”, Johann Voldemar Jannseni “Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm” on kindlasti kavas ühislauludena paljudel sündmustel. Kooride kavades on palju isamaalisi laule. Noodiriiulil on pakkuda ka oma soovitusi nendesse kavadesse. Vabadussõjas langenute mälestuseks sobib hästi laulda Mart Siimeri ja Karl Eduard Söödi “Laul langenud kangelastele”. Head Eesti Vabariigi aastapäeva!
Estonian composer Olav Ehala and poet Ilmar Trull know that a miracle may happen in christmas night. Even more – some unexpected guests can come! Please look for more from here and here.
The online music store Noodiriiul, in cooperation with the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation, publishes the collection “Nothing can stop me!”.
The collection, which includes works featured from the music gathering for 13th Youth Song Festival, contains 16 songs by 13 authors for different types of choirs. For the first time, musical works, which did not turn out to be selected for the 2023 song celebration program, but were recognized by the jury, will appear as a collection. Among the authors we find conductors, music teachers and instrumentalists.
50 years ago, in 1971, the film “Don Juan in Tallinn” was made in the film studio Tallinnfilm, the script of which is based on Samuil Aljoshin’s play “At the Time in Seville”. As a curiosity, it should be noted that “Don Juan in Tallinn” was allegedly chosen as one of the three worst films of the Soviet Union that year. However, this has not prevented a high flight of the music written for the film, the author of which is the beloved composer Olav Ehala. Now you can find the song “Only this is Love”, which has become famous from this film, arranged for mixed choir (music by Olav Ehala, lyrics by Enn Vetemaa).
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. “
Mariliis Valkonen has written: “I like to think of a musical piece as of a song”.
Proof of this is her music, sounding in the repertoire of Estonian choirs. One of the favourite songs is definitely “White Bird”. Her music is available on SoundCloud. Congratulations to the composer on her upcoming birthday!
Due to the virus outbreak that has hit the world, the whole music life has been on hiatus for more than a year now. Now, in the spring of 2021, we are looking forward to the future and hope that in the summer or later in the autumn we will be able to live a normal life again and meet again in rehearsals and concerts.
Noodiriiul tries to make sure that new music reaches all of us, which we can enjoy.
A collection with Estonian mixed choir music “Have you sung? Works for mixed choir from Estonia 2021” is now available.
The collection includes works by Mariliis Valkonen, Mart Siimer, Mari Vihmand, Mari Amor, Ardo Ran Varres, Kadri Hunt and Andres Lemba.
The title of the collection is inspired by one of the repetitive phrases in the text
written by Valdur Mikita in Mari Amor’s song “The Test of Getting to God”: “Have you sung?”