Chronological

Arvo Pärt’s chronological list of compositions

– The chronological list is based on the dates of the original versions of the works, that means the works in their original instrumentation. The dates of their completion and of revision(s) are separated by a slash. Only the most recent version is valid.
– The new arrangements are listed chronologically right below the original version of the work.
Usually, they share the same title, but there are exceptions, as in the case of In spe and An den Wassern …
– The title and the subtitle are separated by a full stop. The instrumentation of the piece is marked in square brackets.
– As to the titles, the slash also separates the work’s international (usually as published) and original title (corresponding to the composer’s manuscript). These double titles are used mainly for presenting earlier works (composed before 1980).

  • 1956–1959 Four Easy Dances for Piano. Music for children’s theatre
    1. Puss in Boots / Saabastega kass
    2. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf / Punamütsike ja hunt
    3. Butterflies / Liblikad
    4. Dance of the Ducklings / Pardipoegade tants
  • 1956–1960 Five Children’s Songs [for children’s choir (unisono) and piano]
    1. I Am Already Big / Mina olen juba suur
    2. Firefly’s Song / Jaaniussi laul
    3. Frogs / Konnad
    4. Ladybird’s Song / Lepatriinu laul
    5. The Doll Has No Name / Nukul pole nime
  • 1958 Partita for Piano
  • 1958–1959 Two Sonatinas for Piano
    – 1958 Sonatina for Piano No. 1
    – 1959 Sonatina for Piano No. 2
  • 1959 Our Garden / Meie aed
    [cantata for children’s choir and orchestra]
  • 1960 Nekrolog / Nekroloog [for orchestra]
  • 1962 Let the Snow Swish / Las vihistab
    [for children’s choir (unisono) and piano; published also with Estonian title “Näärilaul”]
  • 1962 Father Frost / Näärivana
    [for children’s choir (unisono) and piano]
  • 1963 Symphony No. 1 “Polyphonic” [for orchestra]
  • 1963 Perpetuum mobile [for orchestra]
  • 1963 Solfeggio / Solfedžo [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 2002 Solfeggio / Solfedžo [for saxophone quartet]
    – 2008 Solfeggio / Solfedžo [for string quartet]
    – 2010 Solfeggio / Solfedžo [for 8 or 4 violoncellos]
  • 1964 Collage über B-A-C-H / Kollaaž teemal B-A-C-H
    [for strings, oboe, harpsichord and piano]
    – 1994 Concerto piccolo über B-A-C-H
    [for solo trumpet, strings, harpsichord and piano]
  • 1964 Diagramme / Diagrammid [for piano]
  • 1964 Quintettino [for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn]
  • 1966 Pro et contra [concerto for violoncello and orchestra]
  • 1966 Symphony No. 2 [for orchestra]
  • 1968 Credo [for mixed choir, piano and orchestra]
  • 1971 Symphony No. 3 [for orchestra]
  • 1973/2010 Ukuaru Waltz / Ukuaru valss [for piano]
    – 2016 Ukuaru Waltz / Ukuaru valss [for accordion]
  • 1976/1989 Sarah Was Ninety Years Old / Saara oli 90-aastane [for 3 voices STT, percussion and organ]
  • 1976 In spe [for voices SATB and any selection of instruments]
    – 1984/1991 An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten [Psalm 136 (137); for soloists or choir SATB and organ]
    – 1995 An den Wassern zu Babel … [Psalm 136 (137); for trombone and chamber orchestra]
    – 1996 An den Wassern zu Babel … [Psalm 136 (137); for soloists SATB and instruments]
    – 2010 In spe [for wind quintet and string orchestra]
  • 1976 Für Alina / Aliinale [for piano]
  • 1976 Pari intervallo
    [four-part music, without fixed instrumentation]
    – 1980 Pari intervallo [for organ]
    – 1980 Pari intervallo [for 4 recorders]
    – 1995 Pari intervallo [for clarinet, trombone and string orchestra]
    – 2002 Pari intervallo [for saxophone quartet]
    – 2008 Pari intervallo [for four-hand piano or 2 pianos]
    – 2010 Pari intervallo [for 8 or 4 violoncellos]
  • 1976 Trivium [for organ]
  • 1976/2001 Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte … / Kui Bach oleks mesilasi pidanud … [for piano, wind quintet, string orchestra and percussion]
  • 1977 Arbos [for (early music) instruments, without fixed instrumentation]
    – 1977 Arbos [for 7 (8) recorders and 3 triangles ad lib.]
    – 1986/2001 Arbos [for 8 brass instruments and percussion]
  • 1977/1996 Cantate Domino canticum novum
    [Psalm 95; for mixed choir or soloists SATB and organ]
  • 1977/1980 Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten / Cantus Benjamin Britteni mälestuseks [for string orchestra and a bell]
  • 1977 Fratres. Three-part music [without fixed instrumentation]
    – 1982 Fratres. Three-part music [for 4, 8, 12 … violoncellos]
    – 1983/1991 Fratres. Three-part music
    [for string orchestra and percussion]
    – 1985/1989 Fratres. Three-part music [for string quartet]
    – 1990 Fratres. Three-part music [for wind octet and percussion]
    – 2004 Fratres. Three-part music [for wind orchestra]
    – 2007 Fratres. Three-part music [for chamber ensemble]
    – 2009 Fratres. Three-part music [for 3 recorders, percussion and violoncello or viola da gamba]
    – 1980 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for violin and piano]
    – 1989 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for violoncello and piano]
    – 1992 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for violin, string orchestra and percussion]
    – 1993 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for trombone, string orchestra and percussion]
    – 1995 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for violoncello, string orchestra and percussion]
    – 2000 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for guitar, string orchestra and percussion]
    – 2002 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for saxophone quartet]
    – 2003 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for viola and piano]
    – 2006 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for 4 percussion players]
    – 2008 Fratres. Three-part music with solo-variations [for viola, string orchestra and percussion]
  • 1977/1996 Missa syllabica [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1977 Missa syllabica [for soloists SATB and chamber ensemble]
    – 1996 Missa syllabica [for mixed choir and organ]
    – 2009 Missa syllabica [for soloists SATB and string quartet]
  • 1977 Summa [for mixed choir or soloists SATB a cappella]
    – 1990 Summa [for violin, 2 violas and violoncello]
    – 1991 Summa [for string orchestra]
    – 1991 Summa [for string quartet]
    – 2002/2009 Summa [for saxophone quartet]
    – 2005 Summa [for recorder quartet]
    – 2008 Summa [for trombone quartet]
    – 2010 Summa [for guitar quartet]
    – 2010 Summa [for 8 or 4 violoncellos]
    – 2011 Summa [for 2 guitars]
  • 1977 Tabula rasa [for 2 violins, prepared piano and string orchestra]
    – 1977 Tabula rasa [for violin, viola, prepared piano and string orchestra]
  • 1977 Variations for the Healing of Arinushka / Variatsii na vyzdorovlenie Arinushki / Variatsioonid Ariinuška tervekssaamise puhul [for piano]
  • 1978 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for violin and piano]
    – 1978 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for viola and piano]
    – 1978 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for violoncello and piano]
    – 2003 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for clarinet or bass clarinet and piano]
    – 2003 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for horn and piano]
    – 2005 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for alto flute and piano]
    – 2005 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for oboe and piano]
    – 2006 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for contrabass and piano]
    – 2006 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for cor anglais and piano]
    – 2009 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for bassoon and piano]
    – 2010 Spiegel im Spiegel / Peegel peeglis [for organ]
  • 1980 Annum per annum [for organ]
  • 1980 De profundis [Psalm 129 (130); for male choir TTBB, percussion ad lib. and organ]
    – 2008 De profundis [Psalm 129 (130); for male choir TTBB and chamber orchestra]
  • 1982 Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem [for soloists, mixed choir, instrumental quartet and organ]
  • 1984 Es sang vor langen Jahren. Motette für de la Motte [for alto or countertenor, violin and viola]
  • 1984/2004 Hymn to a Great City [for 2 pianos]
  • 1984 Ein Wallfahrtslied / Pilgrims’ Song [Psalm 120 (121); for tenor or baritone and string quartet]
    – 2001 Ein Wallfahrtslied / Pilgrims’ Song [Psalm 120 (121); for male choir TB and string orchestra]
  • 1984/1997 Zwei slawische Psalmen [Psalm 116 (117), Psalm 130 (131); for mixed choir or soloists SACtTB a cappella]
  • 1985/1991 Psalom [for string quartet]
    – 1995 Psalom [for string orchestra]
    – 2010 Psalom [for 8 or 4 violoncellos]
  • 1985 Stabat Mater [for soprano, countertenor or alto, tenor, violin, viola and violoncello]
    – 2008 Stabat Mater [for choir SAT and string orchestra]
  • 1985/1992 Te Deum [for 3 choirs, (prepared) piano, string orchestra and phonogram]
  • 1986/1990 Festina lente [for string orchestra and harp ad lib.]
  • 1988/1991 Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 2008 O-Antiphonen [for 8 violoncellos]
    – 2015 Greater Antiphons [for string orchestra]
  • 1989 Magnificat [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1989 Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler [for organ]
    – 1999/2000 Mein Weg [for 14 string and percussion]
  • 1989/1992 Miserere [for soloists, mixed choir, instrumental ensemble and organ]
  • 1989/1997 Nyne k vam. Ode IX from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1990/1991 The Beatitudes [for mixed choir or soloists SATB and organ]
    – 2001 Beatitudines [for mixed choir and organ]
  • 1990 Bogoróditse Djévo. Mother of God and Virgin [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1990 Statuit ei Dominus [for 2 mixed choirs and 2 organs]
    – 2011 Statuit ei Dominus [for 2 mixed choirs, 8 wind instruments and string orchestra]
  • 1990/1996 Beatus Petronius [for 2 mixed choirs and 2 organs]
    – 2011 Beatus Petronius [for 2 mixed choirs, 8 wind instruments, bells and string orchestra]
  • 1990/2002 Berliner Messe [for mixed choir or soloists SATB and organ]
    – 2002 Berliner Messe [for mixed choir and string orchestra]
    – 2002 Credo from “Berliner Messe”. Matzelsdorf’s version [for mixed choir or soloists SATB and organ]
    – 2005 Credo from “Berliner Messe”. Matzelsdorf’s version [for mixed choir and string orchestra]
  • 1991 Silouan’s Song. “My soul yearns after the Lord …” [for string orchestra]
    – 2012 Silouan’s Song. “My soul yearns after the Lord …” [for 8 violoncellos]
  • 1992 And One of the Pharisees … [St Luke 7, 36–50; for 3 voices or three-part choir Ct(A)TB a cappella]
  • 1992/2005 Mozart-Adagio [for violin, violoncello and piano]
  • 1992/1994 Trisagion [for string orchestra]
  • 1994/1996 Litany. Prayers of St John Chrysostom for each hour of the day and night [for soloists A(Ct)TTB, mixed choir and orchestra]
  • 1994/1997 Memento. Ode VII from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1995/1999 Darf ich … [for solo violin, bell ad lib. and string orchestra]
  • 1996/1998 Dopo la vittoria. Piccola cantata [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1996 I Am the True Vine [St John 15, 1–14; for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1997 Kanon pokajanen [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Ode I from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Ode III from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Ode IV from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Ode V from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Ode VI – Kontakion – Ikos from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Ode VIII from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
    – 1997 Prayer after the Canon from “Kanon pokajanen” [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1997 The Woman with the Alabaster Box [St Matthew 26, 6–13; for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1997 Tribute to Caesar [St Matthew 22, 15–22; for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1998 Triodion [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 1998 Zwei Beter [fSt Luke 18, 9–14; for female choir a cappella]
  • 1998/2002 Como cierva sedienta [Psalm 41–42 (42–43); for soprano or female choir and orchestra]
  • 1999/2002 Cantique des degrés [Psalm 120 (121); for mixed choir and orchestra]
  • 2000 Orient & Occident [for string orchestra]
  • 2000/2002 Cecilia, vergine romana [for mixed choir and orchestra]
  • 2000 Littlemore Tractus [for mixed choir and organ]
  • 2000 My Heart’s in the Highlands [for countertenor (or alto) and organ]
    – 2013 My Heart’s in the Highlands [for countertenor (or alto), violin, viola, violoncello and piano]
  • 2000 Which Was the Son of … [St Luke 3, 23–38; for mixed choira cappella]
  • 2001 Nunc dimittis [St Luke 2, 29–32; for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 2001 Salve Regina [for mixed choir and organ]
    – 2011 Salve Regina [for mixed choir, celesta and string orchestra]
  • 2002 Peace upon you, Jerusalem [Psalm 121 (122); for female choir a cappella]
  • 2002 Estonian Lullaby / Eesti hällilaul. Kuss-kuss, kallike [for 2 female voices and piano]
    – 2006 Estonian Lullaby / Eesti hällilaul. Kuss-kuss, kallike [for female choir or 2 female voices and string orchestra]
    – 2009 Estonian Lullaby / Eesti hällilaul. Kuss-kuss, kallike [for female voice, 4 violas and 4 violoncellos]
  • 2002 Christmas Lullaby / Rozhdestvenskaya kolybel’naya [St Luke 2, 7; for female voice and piano]
    – 2006 Christmas Lullaby / Rozhdestvenskaya kolybel’naya [St Luke 2, 7; for female choir or one female voice and string orchestra]
    – 2009 Christmas Lullaby / Rozhdestvenskaya kolybel’naya [St Luke 2, 7; for female voice, 4 violas and 4 violoncellos]
  • 2002 Lamentate. Homage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture ‘Marsyas’ [for piano and orchestra]
  • 2003 In principio [St John 1, 1–14; for mixed choir and orchestra]
  • 2003 Most Holy Mother of God [for 4 voices Ct(A)TTB a cappella]
  • 2003 Passacaglia [for violin and piano]
    – 2007 Passacaglia [for 1 or 2 violins, vibraphone ad lib. and string orchestra]
  • 2004 L’abbé Agathon [for soprano and 8 violoncellos]
    – 2005 L’abbé Agathon [for soprano, 4 violas and 4 violoncellos]
    – 2008 L’abbé Agathon [for 2 soloists SA(B), female choir and string orchestra]
  • 2004 Anthem of St John the Baptist [St John 1, 29–34; for mixed choir and organ]
  • 2004 Da pacem Domine [four-part music, without fixed instrumentation]
    – 2006 Da pacem Domine [for mixed choir or soloists SATB a cappella]
    – 2006 Da pacem Domine [for mixed choir and string orchestra]
    – 2006 Da pacem Domine [for string quartet]
    – 2006 Da pacem Domine [for string orchestra]
    – 2007 Da pacem Domine [for recorder quartet]
    – 2008 Da pacem Domine [for mixed choir and orchestra]
    – 2009 Da pacem Domine [for saxophone quartet]
    – 2010 Da pacem Domine [for 8 or 4 violoncellos]
  • 2005 Von Angesicht zu Angesicht [1st Corinthians 13, 12; for soprano, baritone, clarinet, viola and contrabass]
  • 2005/2013 La Sindone [for orchestra]
  • 2005/2011 Vater unser [for boy-soprano or countertenor (or children’s choir unisono) and piano]
    – 2013 Vater unser [for boy-soprano or countertenor and string orchestra or string quintet]
  • 2006 Estländler [for flute]
    – 2009 Estländler [for violin]
  • 2006 Für Anna Maria [for piano]
  • 2006 Für Lennart in memoriam [for string orchestra]
  • 2006 Veni creator [for mixed choir or soloists SATB and organ]
    – 2010 Veni creator [for mixed choir and string orchestra]
  • 2007 The Deer’s Cry [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 2007 Morning Star [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 2007 Scala cromatica. Trio piccolo [for violin, violoncello and piano]
  • 2007 Sei gelobt, du Baum [for baritone, violin, quinterne (or mandolin or lute) and contrabass]
  • 2008 Alleluia-Tropus [for vocal ensemble or chamber choir SATB and 8 violoncellos ad lib.]
    – 2010 Alleluia-Tropus [for mixed choir and string orchestra]
  • 2008 “These Words …” [for string orchestra and percussion]
  • 2008 Symphony No. 4 “Los Angeles” [for string orchestra, harp, timpani and percussion]
  • 2009 Silhouette. Hommage à Gustave Eiffel [for large string orchestra and percussion]
  • 2009 Missa brevis [for 12 violoncellos]
    – 2010 Missa brevis [for 8 violoncellos]
  • 2010 Adam’s Lament [for mixed choir and string orchestra]
  • 2012 Habitare fratres in unum [Psalm 132 (133); for mixed choir SA(Ct)TB or vocal ensemble S(Ct)A(Ct)TB a cappella]
  • 2012/2013 Virgencita [for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 2013 Swansong [for orchestra]
  • 2014 Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima [Psalm 8,3; for mixed choir a cappella]
  • 2014 Sequentia [for string orchestra and percussion]
  • 2015 Songs from Childhood [for children’s choir and piano or children’s choir and instrumental ensemble]
    1. I Am Already Big / Mina olen juba suur (1958–1959)
    2. Ladybird’s Song / Lepatriinu laul (1956–1959/2015)
    3. Frogs / Konnad (1956–1959)
    4. Oh Where Are You Father Christmas / Kus sa viibid, jõuluvana? (1956–1959/2015)
    5. Santa Claus / Jõuluvana (1962/2015)
    6. Let the Snow Swish / Las vihistab (1962/2015)
    7. Firefly’s Song / Jaaniussi laul (1956–1959)
    8. The Doll Has No Name / Nukul pole nime (1958–1959/2015
    9. Mommy’s Kiss / Memme musi (1968)
    10. The Book / Tere, raamat! (1956–1959/2015)
    11. Road to School / Koolitee (1961)
    12. Sleeping Beauty / Okasroosike (1956–1959/2015)
    13. The Little Motor-Scooter / Väike motoroller (1962/2015)
    14. The Song of Atom-Boy / Aatomiku laul (1970/2015)
    15. Summer Waltz / Suvine valss (1956–1959/2015)
  • 2015 Kleine Litanei [for mixed choir a cappella]

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