Tormis: The Songs of Hamlet (text: Paul-Eerik Rummo)

This page lists all recordings of The Songs of Hamlet (text: Paul-Eerik Rummo), by Veljo Tormis (1930-2017) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC).

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Veljo Tormis: Curse upon Iron

Veljo Tormis: Curse upon Iron


Incantation for a Stormy Sea

Kord me tuleme tagasi (Meie varjud) [Once We Will Reappear]

Kolm mul oli kaunist sõna (I Had Three Beautiful Words)


Litany to thunder (Pikse litaania)

Viru vanne [The Viru Oath]

Helletused [Childhood Memory – Herding Calls]

Raua Needmine

Muistse mere laulud (Songs of the Ancient Sea)

The Songs of Hamlet (text: Paul-Eerik Rummo)

Kaksikpühendus (Diptühhon) [Double Dedication (Diptych)]

Elin Rombo (soprano), Magnus Sjögren (tenor), Gunnar Sundberg (tenor), Henrik Stolare (baritone), Andreas Alin (flute), Magnus Einarsson (bass drum) & Folke Alin (shaman drum)

Orphei Drängar male-voice choir, Cecilia Rydinger Alin

BIS present a disc of works by the once-described “modern shaman” Veljo Tormis

His work is chiefly composed for a cappella choir, using ancient chants and magic charms. Much of his output mirrors his steadfast devotion to an Estonian identity in the face of Soviet occupation, with some illustrating his political leanings.

The disc closes on a more lyrical and personal note – another strand in the composer’s rich repertoire.

The works are performed by Cecilia Rydinger Alin and Orphei Drängar, described in Choir and Organ as ‘a tremendous choir, with superb technique and an immense, expressive range’.

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OD Highlights

OD Highlights


A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15


Four Old Hungarian Songs

Bossi, M E:

Il brivido (text: G. Pascoli)

David, J N:

Wir zogen in das Feld


Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux (from Faust)


Psaume 121


På fjället i sol


An das Meer (text: O.F. Gensichen)


Saltarelle Op. 74


Ett bondbröllop: I bröllopsgården (text: Richard Gustafsson)

Strauss, R:

Traumlicht, No. 2 of Drei Männerchöre AV123


Three Slovakian Folksongs


The Songs of Hamlet (text: Paul-Eerik Rummo)


Hej dunkom

Uti vår hage


Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)


Kung Liljekonvalje (text: Gustav Fröding)

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