photo by Viesturs Petersons

photo by Viesturs Petersons
(c:) 2013 by Viesturs Petersons, Los Angeles

23.5.14

"Not All Words Are Birds" (Mahmud Kianush - Ugis Praulins)

"Not All Words Are Birds" 
(c) 2013 Mahmud Kianush - (c) 2014 Uģis Prauliņš.
For Sonora Vaice (soprano solo, violin, cello and piano)
[MIDI time = 2:45 + 4:30 + 3:39 = ~11 mins]

WP: Sun 18 May 2014 @Ermanu muiza 

Sonora Vaice, soprano
Sonora VAICE, soprano
Raimonds Melderis, violin
Ainārs Paukšēns, cello
Uģis Prauliņš, piano

Vokālais cikls ar persiešu mūsdienu rakstnieka Mamuda Kianuša vārdiem.
Pirmatskaņojums 2014.g. 18. maijā Sezonas atklāšanas koncertā Ērmaņu muižā.
World premiere @Ērmaņu muiža /Hermannshof/ Sun 18 may 2014
Photo by Sandra Apine "Malienas ziņas" via Facebook

(1934) 
Mahmud Kianush, Iranian poet, writer, literary critic, and translator, was born in Meshed, Iran in 1934. He studied at the Teachers Training College and Tehran University and has a BA in English language and literature.
For over 20 years he has been working in the Persian section of the BBC as a writer and producer. Among other things, he has written and broadcast more than 500 pieces of satirical poetry and prose.

"Not All Words Are Birds"
"For Joanne Arnott, the poet, who wrote: I do hope that you feel inspired, 
as I do, by the pleasure of a poetry exchange across the miles." 
Mahmud Kianush 

Koncertu un skaņdarba tapšanu atbalsta VKKF mūzikas un dejas nozares ekspertu padome 
www.kkf.lv


8 Jun 2014 Ogre ev. lut. bazn. 11:30 (organ version WP:)
Sonora Vaice (soprano), Raimonds Melderis (violin), Ainārs Paukšēns (cello), Uģis Prauliņš (pipe organ). 



14.5.14

Vai uzvara?


Uldis Bērziņš “Vai uzvara?”

Mūzika: Uģis Prauliņš (2008/2014)
Ainārs Rubiķis & Uģis Prauliņš 
RDKS absolventu jauktais koris
WP: 2014-05-01 @Lielā ģilde, Rīga [3'40'']
Pirmatskaņojums: Lielajā ģildē 2014. g. 1. maijā Rīgas Doma kora skolas 20 gadu jubilejā

Diriģents: Ainārs Rubiķis

Trompete: Viesturs Grapmanis
Sintezators: Elvis Artūrs Lintiņš
Ērģeles: Austra Anna Dembovska
Klavieres: Uģis Prauliņš
Ģitāra: Rihards Kolmanis
Bassģitāra: Sintija Grigorjeva
Bungas: Pēteris Žīle

Rīgas Doma kora skolas absolventu jauktais koris 

...mēģinājumā...
foto: (c) Kristīne Freiberga
2014-02-25 @RDKS
Paldies visiem mūziķiem, dziedātājiem, organizētājiem! 
Īpašs paldies dzejniekam Uldim Bērziņam!

- patiesā cieņā - 
Uģis Prauliņš



Uldis Bērziņš



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Kā saule cērtas ar divām tumsām tā tu

Ar divām nāvēm tu cērties

Ar to kura bija pirms tu biji ar to kura būs kad tevis nebūs.

Indijā ir tāds zieģelis varbūt piectūkstoš gadus vecs varbūt kādu tūkstoti jaunāks uz tā zieģeļa puisis cīnās ar diviem zvēriem ar diviem tīģeriem.

1970
Uldis Bērziņš

24.3.14

The Nightingale 29.03.2014 @Glyptoteket

Sat 29/03/2014 16:00, 18:00 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek  udsolgt
Sun 30/03/2014 16:00 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek  udsolgt
Copenhagen, Denmark

Michala Petri, Ghita Nørby 
DR Vocal Ensemble, Stephen Layton conductor 
Uģis Prauliņš "The Nightingale" (H. C. Andersen)




Michala Petri og Ghita Nørby sammen om ’Nattergalen’

29. marts kl. 16.00 på Glyptoteket i København: Blokfløjtespiller, skuespiller og DR Vokalensemblet sammen om H. C. Andersens værk.


Prisvindende værk

Værket 'The Nigtingale', som opføres af DR VokalEnsemblet, er af den lettiske komponist Ugis Praulins. Han er rock- og folkemusiker og har vundet flere priser for sine indspilninger. I hans The 'Nightingale' kan man høre inspirationen fra flere genrer: rockens puls, lettisk folkemusik med dens skæve takter og ikke mindst stumper af lettiske folkesange. Historien kan genkendes i værket når publikum eksempelvis møder Kejseren (bas), kokkepigen (høj sopran) og Nattergalens forførende fløjten.
'The Nightingale' indspilningen har opnået stor anerkendelse og modtog blandt andet tidligere i år den fornemste tyske kritikerpris for mest innovative cd: ECHO-prisen, indspilningen er også blevet nomineret til en amerikansk Grammy i to kategorier og blev i England nomineret til en Gramophone Award.

http://www.dr.dk/Om_DR/Nyt+fra+DR/Programmer_koncerter/2013/12/09094827.htm

Michala Petri, recorders

Nattergalen af H. C. Andersen er et af den store digters mest elskede eventyr.
Til koncerten kan publikum forvente en poetisk rejse, hvor DR VokalEnsemblet, den folkekære skuespillerinde Ghita Nørby og den verdensberømte, danske blokfløjtenist Michala Petri sammen skaber en unik fortælling i musik og ord.
Ghita Nørby læser højt af den populære historie, mens DR VokalEnsemblet i en vekselvirkning fremfører Ugis Praulins berømte korværk over samme fortælling. Koncerten bliver dirigeret af Stephen Layton, der blev Grammy-nomineret for sin musik til netop Nattergalen, og Michela Petri spiller på blokfløjter.
Ghita Nørby fortæller: "Jeg holder allermest af H.C. Andersen, når han anskuer menneskesjælen, når han er barsk, når han spidder os - og især den danske folkesjæl. Når han viser menneskets brutalitet, dumhed og smålighed." Nattergalen er ikke blot eventyret om Kejseren fra Kina og en kinesisk sangfugl men kommer omkring eviggyldige temaer som det sande, det naturlige, kunsten og musikken. Alt det der slutteligt vækker den døende Kejser til live.
Dirigent: Stephen Layton

Værk:
Ugis Praulins 'The Nightingale'

Medvirkende:
DR VokalEnsemblet
Michala Petri
Ghita Nørby




14:00
Lørdag, 29/03/14
Nattergalen
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek -...
Storkøbenhavn
DR VokalEnsemblet
120.00 - 200.00 DKK
+ kortgebyr og evt.
leveringsgebyr
16:00
Lørdag, 29/03/14
Nattergalen
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek -...
Storkøbenhavn
DR VokalEnsemblet
220.00 DKK
+ kortgebyr og evt.
leveringsgebyr
16:00
Søndag, 30/03/14
Nattergalen
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek -...
Storkøbenhavn
DR VokalEnsemblet
220.00 DKK
+ kortgebyr og evt.
leveringsgebyr



NATTERGALEN
Nattergalen af H. C. Andersen er et af den store digters mest elskede eventyr.
Til koncerten kan publikum forvente en poetisk rejse, hvor DR VokalEnsemblet, den folkekære skuespillerinde Ghita Nørby og den verdensberømte, danske blokfløjtenist Michala Petri sammen skaber en unik fortælling i musik og ord.
Ghita Nørby læser højt af den populære historie, mens DR VokalEnsemblet i en vekselvirkning fremfører Ugis Praulins berømte korværk over samme fortælling. Koncerten bliver dirigeret af Stephen Layton, der blev Grammy-nomineret for sin musik til netop Nattergalen, og Michela Petri spiller på blokfløjter.

Ghita Nørby fortæller: ” Jeg holder allermest af H.C. Andersen, når han anskuer menneskesjælen, når han er barsk, når han spidder os – og især den danske folkesjæl. Når han viser menneskets brutalitet, dumhed og smålighed.” Nattergalen er ikke blot eventyret om Kejseren fra Kina og en kinesisk sangfugl men kommer omkring eviggyldige temaer som det sande, det naturlige, kunsten og musikken. Alt det der slutteligt vækker den døende Kejser til live.

Copenhagen 29.03.2014.

Lars Hannibal via Facebook:
"2 amazing concerts with H.C.Andersen`s Fairy Tale "The Nightingale" in focus. It worked fantastic thanks to composer Ugis Praulins, conductor Stephen Layton, Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Michala Petri,- and not the least actress Ghita Nørby! Thank you for making this dream come true!"
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203542569905140&set=a.1599752593994.76266.1241407109&type=1&theater

Standing ovations @Glytptotek 29.03.2014.


After the concert: Stephen Layton, Ghita Nørby, Michala Petri,  Uģis Prauliņš
Glyptotek, Copenhagen 29.03.2014.


10.3.14

"Baltic Exchange" with The Meljon Singers


"Baltic Exchange" with The Meljon Singers

Date: Saturday 22 March 2014, 7.30pm

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 185 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, E18 1QQ
Transport: Tube - South Woodford (Central Line) Buses - 179, W12, W13 & W14
A collection of music from a region where the choral music tradition is deeply engrained; the Baltics. Support a local choir whilst being entertained with the music of Estonian and Latvian composers such as Dubra, Pärt and Prauliņš. If you're aware of these composers and/or Meljon, you know you're in for a treat but whether you usually listen to classical, jazz, pop or any other type of music, the beautiful voice of Meljon is bound to inspire!

Tickets:  Advance tickets ?10 | On the door ?12 | Under 18s Free. Box Office 01992 611711 or book online at www.meljon.ticketsource.co.uk
For more information visit www.meljon.org.uk

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The Meljon Singers
Baltic Exchange
Choral music from Estonia and Latvia

On Saturday 22 March The Meljon Singers will be taking their audience to the Baltics… Well, almost! This concert is actually taking place at Holy Trinity Church, South Woodford but the sounds of local traffic will be exchanged for the sounds of uplifting music from the Baltics.

Thanks to the likes of choral enthusiasts like Gareth Malone (The Choir and Sing While You Work, BBC2) and the emergence of numerous Rock Choir’s up and down the country, more and more people are finding out just how much fun it is to sing in and listen to a choir. The Meljon Singers are well experienced in that department as they will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary next year and this March the choir presents “Baltic Exchange”, a collection of songs from a region where the choral music tradition is deeply engrained.

Support your local choir whilst being entertained with the music of Estonian and Latvian composers such as Dubra, Pärt and Prauliņš. If you’re aware of these composers and/or Meljon, you know you’re in for a treat but whether you usually listen to classical, jazz, pop or any other type of music, the beautiful voice of Meljon is bound to inspire! 

Danielle John

Publicity Manager
The Meljon Singers

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"The choir has loved singing this work again and it made a deep impression on many members of the audience"
"We hope to sing Missa in London again in 2015"

Janette Ruocco MA BMus LRSM
Musical Director
Braintree Choral Society
Harlow Chorus Academy
Illumination Chamber Choir
The Meljon Singers
www.janette-ruocco.co.uk

24.2.14

IAM... iam ver egelidos (2013)

IAM...  

World première 23 Feb 2014: 
“Iam ver egelidos (Now spring brings back unchilled warmth) (7:15) 
Washington University's 560 Music Center, located at 560 Trinity Avenue, University City, Missouri 63130

To Philip Barnes and St. Louis Chamber Chorus

Catulli Carmina 46 [Latin] mixed choir a cappella SSAATTBB (2013) ~6 mins

Philip Barnes and the St. Louis Chamber Chorus. Photo by William A. Bascom

WORLD PREMIERE:


"The main event was a world première, “Iam ver egelidos (Now spring brings back unchilled warmth),” by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins (b. 1957). Praulins is an ex-choirboy and longtime rocker who has found his way into composing for classical ensembles; his is an important voice. A commission by the SLCC, it was the gift of an anonymous donor.
“Iam,” with a text by Catullus, is a complex work. It starts and ends with whispers, like spurts of spring wind, and mixes rock rhythms with phrases that influenced by liturgy and other different sources. In places, it features a stratospheric tessitura for the first sopranos, and it challenges the choir throughout. Praulins has done a terrific job of accompanying the text in a knowing and sympathetic way; with luck, Barnes will give audiences a second hearing of it soon."

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/reviews/music-review-st-louis-chamber-chorus-explores-latin/article_e316711e-07c9-5cea-9700-727f1ae0625c.html
Sarah Bryan Miller is the  Post-Dispatch's classical music critic. Follow Bryan on the Culture Club blog, and on Twitter at @SBMillerMusic.


"The world premiere of a new commission by Ugis Praulins was a highlight." 
http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/