photo by Viesturs Petersons

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

22.2.15

Partial list of works


Uģis Prauliņš / Ugis Praulins 

Partial list of works


1978: Praeludium in e, for piano 
1978: Praeludium in f-moll, for oboe and choir 
1990: Šodien, for voice and accompaniment 
1991: Kaķīša dzirnavas, music for the film 
1992: Untamed Fashion Assembly II, soprano solo and virtual ensemble 
1993: Courage To Kill, music for the film 
1994: Untamed Fashion Assembly IV,  for virtual instruments 
1994: Modus Vivendi, for soloists, vocal ensemble and accompaniment 
1995: Un chien Andalou, music for film, string ensemble and percussion 
1997: Hollywood Overture, for virtual orchestra 
1998: Pagānu gadagrāmata, folk album 
1999: Odi et amo, album for choir and ensemble 
2000: Rīga, album, for choir and accompaniment 
2000: Festival Music, for string orchestra and percussion 
2001: Te Deum laudamus, for soloists, choir, symphony orchestra and organ 
2002: Missa Rigensis, for choir 
2002: 6 Epigrams, for soprano solo and piano 
2002: Concerto-concertino, for piano and string orchestra 
2004: Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, ballet 
2005: Venus et Amor, for male chorus, alto solo and ensemble 
2005: Ziemsvētki Jaunajā Pasaulē, for soloists, choir and ensemble 
2008: Muzika, for piano and string orchestra 
2008: Fantasia Rustica, for alto saxophone and organ 
2008: Laudibus in Sanctis, for choir 
2009: To The Light, for tenor saxophone and male chorus 
2009: Shady Brass Q Suite, for trombone quartet 
2010: The Nightingale, for solo recorder and choir 
2010: Gaidot Godo / Waiting for Godot, for violin and cello 
2011: Imagination, for choir and brass quintet 
2011: Opera Ficta, masque, for soloists, choir and baroque ensemble 
2012: Dream Team 1935, music for the film 
2012: Dialogues, for electric guitar and pipe organ 
2013: Overture-Fantasia, for concert band 
2013: Tumsā gāju, for choir and vocal ensemble 
2013: Lux beatissima, for choir 
2013: Iam ver egelidos, for choir 
2014: Not All Words Are Birds, for soprano solo, violin, cello and piano 
2014: Adsit virtus, for choir 

Updated 22 Feb 2015

24.12.14

2015




Konzerte unter anderem mit Werken britischer Komponisten März-April 2015: 
18.04.15, 19:30 Uhr, Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche, Hannover
Werke von Ugis Prauliņš (Missa Rigensis), William Byrd (Ne irascaris Domine, O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth), Thomas Tallis (Loquebantur variis linguis, Salvator mundi), Vytautas Miškinis (Angelis suis Deus), Ēriks Ešenvalds (Psalm 67), Paweł Łukas Zewski (Nunc dimittis)
NDR Chor (Leitung: Stephen Layton
http://www.discover-gb.de/britische-lebensart-in-deutschland/veranstaltungen/konzerte/auffuehrungen-von-werken-britischer-komponisten.aspx
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Im April ist der NDR Chor mit einem A-cappella-Programm unter Leitung von Stephen Layton in Kiel zu erleben
Reformation und Revolution
Favorit 100%      Bewertung: * * * * *
17.04.2015. 19:30 UhrSt.-Nikolai-Kirche, Alter Markt, 24103 Kiel, DeutschlandKarten: Konzertkasse Streiber, Holstenstraße 88–90, 24103 Kiel Tickethotline: (0431) 914 16 | Und an der Abendkasse ab 18:30 Uhr http://www.biunsinnorden.de/veranstaltungen/kiel-reformation-und-revolution-5786
Man nannte sie die „Singende Revolution” – die Zeit gegen Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts, in der die baltischen Länder ihre Autonomie zurückgewannen…

Dirigent
STEPHEN LAYTON

UGIS PRAULINŠ (*1957) Missa Rigensis
WILLIAM BYRD (ca. 1540 – 1623) Ne irascaris Domine / O Lord Make Thy Servant Elizabeth
THOMAS TALLIS (ca. 1505 – 1585) Loquebantur variis linguis / Salvator mundi
VYTAUTAS MIŠKINIS (*1954) Angelis suis Deus
ERIKS EŠENVALDS (*1977) Psalm 67
PAWEŁ ŁUKASZEWSKI (*1968) Nunc dimittis
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12 Apr 2015 "Missa Rigensis" 

Eglise des Carmes Pont de Beauvoisin 73. Romagnieu, France
Chœurs du Guiers  
dir. Robert COMBAZ
Concert des Choeurs du Guiers à Virieu sur Bourbre (38730)
Samedi 11 avril 2015 à 20h. 
Lieu : Eglise
Concert des Choeurs du GuiersConcert "messe Balte" "Missa Rigensis" Ugis Praulins.
Oeuvres des Pays Baltes : pärt, Darzins, Sisack, Rautavaara ...
Solistes: Julien DREVET-SANTIQUE, Marie CHAMOILLAUX, Cécile FOURNIER
Les Chieurs du Guiers, direction Robert COMBAZ
Informations complémentaires et réservations: - Tel : 04 76 32 87 71. Fiche mise à jour le 09/03/2015 par Office du Tourisme Bourbre Tisserands
La Missa Rigensis d’Ugis Praulinš a été écrite pour le grand Chœur de garçons de la cathédrale de Riga et créée à Pâques 2003 dans la vaste acoustique de cette cathédrale médiévale. Dans son enfance, Praulinš a fait partie pendant de nombreuses années du chœur alors connu sous le nom de Chœur de l’École de musique Emils Darzinš, où il a côtoyé deux des plus importantes figures de la musique chorale lettone, les chefs de chœur Martinš Klišans et Maris Sirmais. Tout en faisant ses études formelles de composition à l’Académie de musique de Riga, Praulinš a joué dans des groupes de rock au cours des années 1970 et 1980; pendant plusieurs années, il a été ingénieur du son à la Radio lettone, où il a entrepris un travail novateur dans le domaine de la musique traditionnelle et, depuis lors, sa carrière embrasse la musique de film et de télévision, de grandes pièces de «crossover», un ballet complet et beaucoup de musique pour le concert. Ces diverses facettes du compositeur se retrouvent aussi dans la messe, engendrant un langage musical intégré, direct et immédiat, référentiel mais tout à fait personnel. Praulinš désirait composer une œuvre dans l’esprit des grandes messes de la Renaissance, «sans force ou volume écrasant», et le résultat est une œuvre qui convient tout autant au concert qu’à l’exécution liturgique. Il y a, à chaque instant, une fraîcheur de réponse à ces paroles ancestrales, mais alors qu’elle met le texte en musique de manière méticuleuse et imaginative, la Missa Rigensis est aussi une œuvre qui pose le problème du moyen d’expression choral lui-même et d’autres mises en musique du rite.
La diversité et l’ingéniosité de l’écriture vocale sont frappantes. La supplication déclamatoire du Kyrie est à la fois éternelle et moderne dans l’abondance des notes ajoutées alors que le gémissement sotto voce qui termine le mouvement est très puissant. Le début dansant et scintillant du Gloria s’inspire autant de la musique rock dans sa concentration canonique syncopée que de toute tradition polyphonique plus ancienne, les échanges antiphonaux dramatiques sur «Domine Deus» ont quelque chose d’ancien, de hiératique et le retour d’une musique plus extravertie pour le «Quoniam tu solus» atteint un sommet de joie presque hystérique avant que des pédales qui sonnent comme des cloches affirment une série mélismatique d’Amen.
Les clusters vibrants qui ouvrent le Credo sont un symbole puissant de l’urgence de la foi. Vient ensuite une mosaïque de textures variées—roulades joyeuses quasi baroques, canons psalmodiés sur des bourdons de quintes ouvertes (un moment lancinant de stagnation), soupirs chromatiques angoissés qui se chevauchent sur «passus est»; et la figure pointilliste sur les temps faibles du «Crucifixus» est une représentation graphique de l’enfoncement des clous tout en étant encastrée dans un ostinato basé sur le groove. Le mouvement s’achève sur un carillon choral pan harmonieux, repris indéfiniment, pendant qu’un autre groupe de voix murmure les dernières lignes du texte avec une ferveur toujours plus grande. Le bref Sanctus commence par un silence respectueux et s’achève sur des «Hosannas» swingués triomphants et un accord final délicieusement inattendu. L’Agnus Dei parvient à une résolution qui n’est pas facile à réaliser, l’incertitude de ses mesures finales se déroulant dans une Postcommunion où une vocalise au souffle long étaye une prière parlée ad lib (en l’occurrence l’«Actus caritatis»). L’effet est à la fois théâtral et mystérieux, car la face publique de la musique s’évanouit lentement dans une tranquillité intérieure et profonde.
«La musique et l’amour expliquent tout», dit Ugis Praulinš, avec une générosité et un optimisme caractéristiques.
extrait des notes rédigées par Gabriel Jackson © 2010

Français: Marie-Stella Pâris
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15 Mar 2015 @15:00 
Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West (near the Royal Ontario Museum), Toronto, Canada
"Journey Toward the Mount of Olives"
Join the Toronto Chamber Choir and guest conductor Elizabeth Anderson as we explore some of the most finely crafted and deeply moving music of this season. Di Lasso, Byrd, Allegri, Rachmaninov, Ugis Praulins "Missa Rigensis" (excerpts), Weelkes, Durufle.
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Sonntag, 15. März 2015, 10:00 Uhr
U. Praulins: Missa Rigensis
(Chor des Institutes für Kirchenmusik und Orgel / KUG)
Fastenzeit und Ostern in Graz 2015
Grazer Dom
Burggasse 3, 8010 Graz
Tel: +43 (316) 82 16 83

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Uģis Prauliņš 
IAM VER
recorded 24 Feb 2015
St. Louis Chamber Chorus
Philip Barnes, Conductor 
Regent Records (Release late in 2015
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"Sniegbaltīte un septiņi rūķīši" 
9.februārī plkst.19.00 Latvijas Nacionālajā operā
JUBILEJAS IZRĀDE  (pirmizrāde notika 2005.gada 17.februārī.) Latvijas Nacionālajā operā.
Latvijas Nacionālās operas baleta solisti kopā ar Rīgas horeogrāfijas vidusskolas audzēkņiem. 
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"Sniegbaltīte un septiņi rūķīši" 
Izrāde 27.janvārī plkst.19.00 Latvijas Nacionālajā operā
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Thursday, 29/1    4:00PM
Classic Drive with Julia Lester. Produced by Phil Carrick

Prauliņš Missa Rigensis: KyrieChoir of Trinity College, Cambridge / Stephen Layton
Hyperion CDA67747


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Riian tuomiokirkon poikakuoro

29.1.2015 klo 17:00 - 18:00 Temppeliaukion kirkko, Helsinki, Finland
Latvialaisten nykysäveltäjien ja eurooppalaisten klassikoiden teoksia (U. Praulinš, L. Kursiša, G.F. Händel, W.A. Mozart)
Esiintyjänä Riian Tuomiokirkon poikakuoro, johtajana Martinš Klišans.
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Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015, 22:35 Uhr, Radio SRF 2 Kultur

Ugis Praulins (Lettland): Kyrie aus der Missa Rigensis
Joseph Bovet (CH): Nouthra dona di maortse
Joséphine Maillefer (CH): Lux aeterna (UA)
Knut Nystedt (Norwegen): Immortal Bach
Paul Mealor (Wales): Ubi caritas
Carl Rütti (CH): Die Rose (UA)
Pawel Lukaszewski (Polen): O sapientia
Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45 (arr. J. Linckelmann)

Schweizer Jugendchor, Chaarts Chamber Artists
Hansruedi Kämpfen, Leitung
Regula Mühlemann, Sopran
Rudolf Rosen, Bariton
Konzert vom 3. Oktober 2014, Kirche Oberstrass, Zürich
http://m.srf.ch/sendungen/im-konzertsaal/lux-aeterna-die-jubilaeums-tournee-des-schweizer-jugendchors

Missa Rigensis score available here...
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Saturday Morning with Genevieve Lang

Produced by Warner Whiteford
Praulins Dievaines (I always cover my little table)

Elina Garanca, ms; Latvian Radio Choir; Latvian Radio Choir; German Radio Phil Orch/Karel Mark Chichon  
DG 479 2071 

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Mittwoch, 7. Januar 2015MEZ21:25 Uhr
KONZERT ZUM NACHHÖREN | Beitrag vom 24.12.2014

Der lange Weg zum Sternenzelt 

Aufzeichnung aus dem Berliner Dom 


Ugis Praulinš "O Lux Beatissima (Veni, Sancte Spiritus)" für Chor a cappella Rundfunkchor BerlinLeitung: Māris Sirmais  
...einfache, effektvolle und zugleich tiefgründige Musikstile. Ugis Praulinš kommt von der Rock-Musik her. In seinem a-cappella-Stück auf den mittelalterlichen Choral "Komm, heiliger Geist!" setzt er auf stilistische Vielfalt und auch auf Expressivität...

1.12.14

"Valis" POD TUNE (released 17 Nov 2014)

Released 17 Nov 2014
"VALIS" 
in 

PodTune is a Whale/Human Collaborative Music Project designed for the 21st Century.
Released 17 Nov 2014

http://www.podtune.com/

Christina Vantzou, Daiguo Li, Eric Holm, Jacob Kirkegaard, John X Volaitis & Earthstar Continuum, Geasong, Greg Ellis, Loscil, Mia Hsieh, Mikael Jorgensen, Roly Porter, Sugizo, Ugis Praulins, and William Basinksi
Genre: Ambient/Electronic
Ugis Praulins [LATVIA]
Uģis Prauliņš is a Latvian composer whose choral works have been performed in the Canada, England, France, Latvia and the U.S. His album Paganu Gadagramata (“Pagan Yearbook”), featured Latvian folk musicians and contained a seasonal cycle of traditional songs and instrumental pieces with an emphasis on the natural progression of the seasons. His Christmas composition, Latvian Solstice in the New World, was featured on NPR. He has worked with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Riga Cathedral Boys Choir and the Choir of Trinity College of Cambridge.
Prauliņš’s 2010 composition “The Nightingale”—based on the eponymous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen—was nominated for two Grammy awards.
“There were no producer’s directions—just a collection of hours of recorded whale songs. What marvelous beauty! Contemplation! Motifs repeating! Rhythmic logic! Various moods establishing the ‘pattern’ and then varying and developing! Even polyphonic logic between the high and low register! Their floating alone in the ocean (mostly sad and melancholic it occurs to me) seems quite akin to our Northern European  mentality. I also tried to keep the whale’s singing rhythm and tonality in the F sharp minor. I think in the end my “accompaniment” modest, as I wanted to honor the whale as the soloist it is!”
ugispraulins.com
http://www.podtune.com/humans/
Copyright 2014 Pod Tune | All Rights Reserved

Live WP: Trio Prauliņš/Ozols/Orubs @KKC 2014-12-16

30.11.14

Ugis Praulins. Composer bio. 405 characters.



Ugis Praulins is a Latvian composer living in Riga and Ērmaņu muiža.
His music is inspired by nature, rock and folk roots.
In 2012 he received a Grammy nomination for the best contemporary composition for his work The Nightingale (with Michala Petri and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Stephen Layton).
His best known a cappella work Missa Rigensis has been performed across the World.  

Uģis Prauliņš
@VALENCIA DE ALCANTARA, Extramadura 2014

17.9.14

Adsit virtus (2014)

ADSIT VIRTUS Spiritus Sancti
~SSSAAATTTBBB a cappella 4'30'' (2014) 
for 'Anima Delicata' choir (Germany/Latvia), 
conductors: Mārīte Puriņa (Anima Solla) & Matthias Schmitt (Delicaton) 
WP: Anima Delicata , Matthias Schmitt, conductor 




Beim „Adsit Virtus Spiritus Sancti“ konnte das Publikum nur die Augen schließen und jeden einzelnen Ton bis zum Ende in sich aufnehmen. „Öffne mein Herz“, lautete der Titel des Konzerts.  


"Herzerwärmend und brillant" - Gelnhäuser Tageblatt 27.05.2014.

What a great question! I asked my singers during the last rehearsal and they came up with some fun answers: „Let it be“ (Beatles), „Girls just wanna have fun“ (Cindy Lauper) or „Bleib bei uns“ (Rheinberger). I decide for the piece which Ugis Praulins composed for us: „Adsit virtus spiritus sancti“– and especially its line „Open my heart!“. 
Published by INTRKULTUR 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/muklajs/KhZS75ptR-Q


choir “Anima Delicata”, conductor Matthias Schmitt: GOLD


"Uģis Prauliņš sameklēja brīnišķīgu tekstu – "Adsit virtus Spiritus Sancti" un uzrakstīja skaistu jaundarbu, kas pirmatskaņojumu piedzīvoja tieši Pasaules koru olimpiādē." Ogres novada Kultūras centrs Nr. 8 (55), 2014.g. 6. augusts.
https://ogreskulturascentrs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/kulturas-zinas-nr-8-55.pdf

12.9.14

upcoming events 2014-2016 jaunumi

Upcoming events 2014-2016
Christ the King Church * 2353 Rice Boulevard * Houston, Texas 77005

Posted on  by 
The Nordic Choir from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, will sing for worship at Christ the King Church on Sunday, February 2 at the 10:50 service. The 75 voice choir directed by Allen Hightower will sing the pre- and postludes, an anthem and the Kyrie with compositions by Christiansen, Praulins, Gretachaninoff, Clausen and Tschesnokoff. 
NORDIC CHOIR    Allen Hightower, conductor
Saturday, January 25 / 7:30 p.m. Wartmann Artist Series Edgerton Performing Arts Center Edgerton, Wisconsin
Sunday, January 26 / 4 p.m. Lourdes Chapel–Assisi Heights Rochester, Minnesota
Thursday, January 30 / 7:30 p.m. Illinois College Fine Arts Series Rammelkamp Chapel at Illinois College Jacksonville, Illinois
Friday, January 31 / 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Concert Series Memphis, Tennessee
Saturday, February 1 / 7:30 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church Houston, Texas
Sunday, February 2 / 8:45 a.m. Church Service Tallowood Baptist Church Houston, Texas
Sunday, February 2 / 10:50 a.m. Church Service Christ the King Lutheran Church Houston, Texas
Monday, February 3 / 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church San Antonio, Texas
Tuesday, February 4 / 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Midland, Texas
Wednesday, February 5 / 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Fort Worth, Texas
Thursday, February 6 / 7 p.m. Preston Meadow Lutheran Church Plano, Texas

Friday, February 7 / 7:30 p.m. Kemp Concert Series First Presbyterian Church Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Saturday, February 8 / 7 p.m. Liberty United Methodist Church Liberty, Missouri

Sunday, February 9 / 7 p.m. Colonial Church of Edina Edina, Minnesota

Tuesday, February 11 / 7:30 p.m. Tour Homecoming Concert Luther College, Center for Faith and Life Decorah, Iowa 


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Saint Louis Chamber Chorus & Philip Barnes conductor: concert of Latin poetry settings in mid-February 2014 
(a new piece by Ugis Praulins / Catullus poetry)
The Ancients Speak: Latin
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.
560 Music Center
“Latin” is the language of Concert IV, Feb. 23 at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, and “Romance” is the focus. It’s all about passion, through Renaissance madrigals to “The Song of Songs” set by Wolfram Buchenberg and part-songs by Randall Thompson. There are settings of the racy poetry of Catullus by Carl Orff, and a new work by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins.
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Hi Ugis
The Meljon Singers are performing your Missa Rigensis again – we love it!
In the programme there will also be some Psalm settings by Cyrillus Kreek, some motets and a Missa Brevis by Rihards Dubra and some a cappella works by Arvo Pärt.
With best wishes
Janette
Janette Ruocco MA (Choral Education), BMus (Hons) 
Musical Director: Braintree Choral Society, Harlow Chorus Academy, Illumination Chamber Choir, The Meljon Singers
www.janette-ruocco.co.uk
Saturday 22 March 2014, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, 185 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, E18 1QQ
BALTIC EXCHANGE
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.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Saturday 22 March 2014
Book unreserved seats with no booking fee via www.meljon.ticketsource.co.uk
BOX OFFICE: +44 (0) 1992 611711
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Nicholas Weininger:
It's IOC concert weekend again this week. Come hear us perform Ugis Praulins' remarkable and powerful Missa Rigensis, along with works by Tavener, Part, and Antognini.
March 28, 2014, 6:00PM Solarium, 55 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA
March 29, 2014, 7:30PM St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
March 30, 2014, 5:30PM All Soul's Parish, 2220 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA
http://iocsf.org
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The Nightingale 

Ghita Nørby (H.C.Andersen's original fairy tale text!)
Stephen Layton (conductor)
Copenhagen 29th of March, 2014 
Koncerthuset Klassisk  35206262  Ørestads Boulevard 13 
Der er stadig billetter til koncerten på Glyptoteket den 29. marts kl. 14:00. Koncerten kl. 16:00 er udsolgt! Gå ikke glip af denne enestående begivenhed! 
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.
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5 Apr 2014 sábado 5 de abril, 20:00 h.
Santa Iglesia Catedral 
Kyrie (Missa Rigensis) 

Grupo Vocal Kromátika
Directora: Elisa Gómez
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A lo largo del último mes, Kromátika presentaba “Prière”, su nuevo Proyecto Musical, en Guadalajara, Madrid y Cádiz.
“Prière”, emotiva plegaria a la Virgen María relacionada con la tradición cristiana de las vigilias con candelas, sobre un poema religioso del Padre Léonce de Grandmaison, compuesta por Albert Alcaraz originalmente para coro de mujeres y adaptada para coro de voces mixtas para Kromátika, es la pieza central que da título y en torno a la que giran las otras diez composiciones sacras que componían este nuevo Proyecto, que el coro y su directora Elisa Gómez presentaban recientemente al público. El citado proyecto comprendía el siguiente repertorio:
  • Media Vita (Michael McGlynn)
  • O Nata Lux (Guy Forbes)
  • Aita Gurea (Padre Madina)
  • O Lux Beata Trinitas (Ko Matshushita)
  • O Magnum Mysterium (Kevin A. Memley)
  • The Conversion of Saul (Z. Randall Stroope)
  • Lacrimosa de Requiem Osún (Calixto Álvarez)
  • Kyrie, Missa Rigensis (Ugis Praulins)
  • Prière (Albert Alcaraz)
  • Bogoroditse Devo, raduysia (Sergey Khvoshchinsky).

Elisa Gómez

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Uldis Bērziņš / Uģis Prauliņš: "VAI UZVARA?"

2014-05-01

20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT OF RIGA DOM CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL. 01/05, 14:00 Riga, Great Guild Hall


Musicians:
Soloists
Riga Dom Cathedral girls’ choir, conductor Aira Birziņa
Riga Dom Cathedral boys’ choir, conductor Mārtiņš Klišāns
Mixed choir of Riga Dom Cathedral Choir School, conductor Gints Ceplenieks
Joint choir of graduates, conductors Jānis Liepiņš, Kaspars Ādamsons, Jānis Ozols, Ainārs Rubiķis, Mārcis Imants
Coolmans Report
Big Band of Riga Dom Cathedral Choir School, conductor Raitis Ašmanis
Vocal group Latvian VoicesGroup “Instrumenti”
Sinfonietta Rīga
Programme:
Michael Bojesen, Ēriks Ešenvalds, George Frideric Handel, Laura Jēkabsone, Gunārs Kalniņš, Chick Corea, Emilis Melngailis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Raimonds Pauls, Uģis Prauliņš, Valts Pūce, Ārijs Šķepasts, Jāzeps Vītols 
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International Orange Chorale & Lunds Akademiska Kör in Joint Concert
International Orange Chorale, which focuses on 20th and 21st century music, is presenting a joint concert with the Lunds Akademiska Kör of Sweden this weekend. They're singing works of Bo Holten, Mattias Sköld, Sven-Erik Bäck, Jan Sandström, Francis Poulenc, Uģis Prauliņš, Ivo Antognini, and John Tavener
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8 p.m. @St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco
For more information, visit www.iocsf.org.
"I can't get there, but maybe you can - it should be a great program." Posted by Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Michael  Zaugg - Conductor
www.michaelzaugg.info   twitter @michaelzaugg

Pro Coro Canada - www.procoro.ab.ca
Cantata Singers of Ottawa - 
www.cantatasingersottawa.ca

Montreal Choral Institute, voces boreales - www.montrealchoralinstitute.info
May 9, 2014 Museum of Civilization 7:30 PM, Ottawa, ON
May 11, 2014 St. Joseph’s Church 2:30 PM, Ottawa, ON
May 13, 2014 Trinity-St. Stephen’s, 7:30 PM, Amherst, NS



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~25 May 2014
Ugis Praulins – Gloria (from Missa Rigensis)

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Philip Copeland via Facebook 1 Jun 2014 

All, I'm very pleased to say that the Samford choir has made it to the Grand Prix round in the competition. It is an outstanding competition with a world class jury of musicians and composers of the highest caliber. We will join choirs from Italy, Indonesia, Latvia and another choir from the United States in singing an 18-22 minute program tomorrow afternoon.
It is at this point in the competition that things really get tough. Only two pieces can be repeated from the previous 12-18 minutes of singing in the competition. Only the best rehearsed choirs have enough literature to sing another long program.
Unless I have another idea, we will be singing:
Kyrie (Ugis Praulins)
Nunc dimittis (Gustav Holst)
O Schöne Nacht (Johannes Brahms)
Mille regretz (Josquin des Prez)
Reggel (György Ligeti)
Mate saule (Peteris Vasks)
Nyon, Nyon (Jake Runestad) 

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2014
SAT 12 July 2014
Vorsprung-Festival
ChorWerk Ruhr
Stefan Temmingh, recorder
Florian Helgath, conductor
Der Gesang der Nachtigall
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Six songs from “Im Freien zu singen”, Op. 59 (1844)
Helga Pogatschar: “Stainless Safari” (2008) for solo recorders and playback tape
Moritz Eggert: “UA” (2014) for choir and recorder
Cipriano de Rore: “Ancor che col partire” with diminutions by Riccardo
Rogniono (c. 1550–1620) for choir (12 singers) and recorder
Josquin des Préz: “Mille regretz” with diminutions by Diego Ortiz
(c.1510–1570) for choir (12 singers) and recorder
Ugis Prauliņš: “The Nightingale” (2010): music from the fairy tale “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen arranged for mixed choir and recorder 
Schutzengelkirche Eichstätt
Starts: 7.00 p.m.
35 / 25 / 15 euros

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Aug 2014 
Ugis Praulins Sanctus & Benedictus (from Missa Rigensis)

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MEDITATION CD release 15 Sept 2014.

Elina Garanca, Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, 
conductor Karl Mark Chichon

LV: 

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25th & 26th of September, 20:00
Uģis Prauliņš "TUMSĀ GĀJU" (Didgori & State Choir Latvija, cond. Māris Sirmais)
7th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony
Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Grand Hall
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Grand Forks Chorales Presents: Sacred Music from Two Centuries- Not-Free

Friday, September 26, 2014      8 PM - 9:30 PM
St. Michael's Catholic Church520 6th St. N - Grand Forks, ND 58203
  The Grand Forks Chorales presents Missa Rigensis (Riga Mass) by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins and Mozart’s Vespers on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Saint Michael’s Church in Grand Forks. The concert features the Chamber Choir (Master Chorale), under the direction of Dr. Joshua Bronfman, Artistic Director, performing these two distinct lyrical, vivacious musical works. The performance of Praulins’ Mass includes the “Credo” movement, which was previously featured on a Grand Forks Chorale…
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Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014, 20.00 Uhr, Propsteikirche Herz Jesu
Light and Love - Konzert mit dem SONUX ENSEMBLE

in der Reihe "a-cappella! Lübeck", Germany

New Vocal Works for the Sonux Ensemble by Tobias Forster, Ola Gjeilo, Gregor Hübner, Paul Mealor, Vytautas Miškinis, Uģis Prauliņš, Alwin Michael Schronen, Aleksandar S. Vujić, Eric Whitacre 
SONUX ENSEMBLE
Stefan Kuchel, Saxophon | Lukas Schwarz, Violoncello
Leitung: Hans-Joachim Lustig
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6 Dec 2014 
12:00 & 18:00 Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš 
LNO, Riga
http://www.inyourpocket.com/data/download/riga.pdf
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"Gloria" (from Missa Rigensis)
Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014, 17:00 Uhr
Johanniskirche Magdeburg, Magdeburg
MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR Kinderchor

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014, 18:00 Uhr
Peterskirche, Leipzig
MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR Kinderchor

Sigvards Kļava conductor
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Emergency:LA” has Grammy Nominated composer Ugis Praulins handling the score, with some incidental tracks being provided by Meldra and Pauly Greenwood and other guest musicians. 
Sgt. Gabe Mandell LAPD – Kurt Angle
Series Creator and Writer Len Davies
The name Kurt Angle is synonymous with professional wrestling and more recently, MMA — but the Olympic gold medalist has also been building up a very healthy resume of acting roles, which has led to his selection for the leading role in the new Hollywood TV Drama “Emergency:LA” (IMDB). Kurt has been cast as Sgt. Gabe Mandell of LAPD Downtown, and the series follows the day-to-day adventures of his department, “Station 77″ of LA City Fire Department, and “Trauma One” Emergency Medical Center.
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22nd & 23rd December 2014 @Berliner Dom 
"O Lux Beatissima" Rundfunkchor Berlin. Māris Sirmais conductor http://www.berlinerdom.de/component/option,com_calendar/Itemid,157/extmode,view/extid,8890/lang,de/
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2 Jan 2015
12:00 & 18:00 Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš
LNO, Riga
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13th January 2015. SRF 2 Kultur
Concert will begin at 21:35 hours GMT

Kirche Oberstrass, Zürich

Regula Mühlemann, soprano, Rudolf Rosen, baritone, 

the Swedish Radio Choir and the Chaarts Chamber Artists conducted by Hansruedi Kämpfen perform:

PRAULINS: Kyrie from Missa Rigensis.

BOVET: Nouthra dona di maortse.

MAILLEFER: Lux aeterna, world premiere.  

NYSTEDT: Immortal Bach.

MEALOR: Ubi caritas.

RÜTTI: Die Rose, world premiere.

LUKASZEWSKI: O sapientia.

BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45 (arr. J. Linckelmann).

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27 Jan 2015 
19:00 Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš
LNO, Riga
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Apeldoorns Vocaal Ensemble
www.apeldoornsvocaalensemble.nl‎ 
Thea Endedijk-Griffioen, Conductor
25 januari 2015 15:30 uur: Kapel Caesarea Ugchelen
1 februari 2015
15:30 uur: Grote Kerk Almelo 

Werken uit de 20ste eeuw van o.a. Ton de Leeuw, Eric Whitacre, Knut Nystedt, U. Praulins en Charles Ives.
De Letse componisti Ugis Praulins is een in Noord-Europa zeer geliefde componist. Hij is behalve muziekpedagoog, dirigent, componist, ook nog speler in een rockband. Dat is hier en daar te merken in zijn composities. Het AVE voert een van zijn beroemdste werken uit: de Missa Rigensis. Hierin brengt Praulins diverse muziekstijlen bij elkaar en zelfs binnen een deel wisselen die stijlen elkaar voortdurend af. Ritme is hierbij een heel belangrijke parameter. http://www.apeldoornsvocaalensemble.nl/concerten1.php
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‚LICHT‘ 28.02.2015
2 Konzerte am 28.Februar 2015 in der Christuskirche, Pinneberg, Germany
Beginn I: 18:30 Uhr       Beginn II: 21:00 Uhr 
Programm: Lichtstimmen – Mad world/Gary Jules – O Lux beata trinitas/Mendelssohn – Light my light/Vytautas Miskinis – To the Light/Ugis Praulins – Ave Maria/Franz Biebl – Love and Light/Hilleberecht – Lux aeterna/Lutz u.a. Sonux-Ensemble (Männerstimmen der Chorknaben Uetersen),
Leitung: Hans-Joachim Lustig; Gisela Meyer-Hahn, Lichtkomposition; Stefan Kuchel, Saxophon
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St.Louis Chamber Chorus:
...the world premiere recording of IAM VER EGELIDOS Philip Barnes, conductor...
...this CD recording with REGENT Records of the UK is scheduled for late February 2015... 

The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus 
Philip BARNES conductor
The Chamber Chorus is affiliated with the American Choral Directors Association
http://www.chamberchorus.org [23 FEB 2014]
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3 March 2015 
Kyrie (Missa Rigensis) 
Washington and Lee University. Lexington, Virginia. U.S.A. 
W&L University Singers
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Sunday March 15, 2015 – 3 pm
Journey Toward the Mount of Olives
Church of the Redeemer 162 Bloor St. West at Avenue Road, Toronto, Canada
Join us on a journey of self-reflection to explore some of the best music for this season, by Allegri, Byrd, Duruflé, Brahms, Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš and a movement from Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil.
Toronto Chamber Choir 
Elizabeth Anderson, guest conductor

3. 18:00
11. 15:00
Hauptkirche St. Nikolai
III
Harvestehuder Weg 118, 20249 Hamburg
Reformation und Revolution Konzert mit dem NDR Chor Dirigent: Stephen Layton
Ugis Praulins: Missa Rigensis
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine / O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth
Thomas Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis / Salvator mundi
Vytautas Miskinis: Angelis suis Deus Eriks Esenvalds: Psalm 67 Pawel Lukaszewski: Nunc dimittis
Das Singen nationalistischer Lieder war in der Sowjetunion bei strengster Strafe verboten. Während der Perestroika-Zeit nutzten hundert- tausende Bürger der baltischen Staaten dieses Verbot, um für ihre Unabhängigkeit zu kämp- fen, und sangen in Kirchen und auf Plätzen ein- heitsstiftende Lieder. Unter der Leitung des briti- schen Dirigenten Stephen Layton stellt der NDR Chor geistliche Chormusik der „Singenden Re- volution“ Werken zweier britischer Meister aus der Zeit der Reformation gegenüber.

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April 11, 2015
Māris Sirmais, Conductor
The Latvian National Choir, a leading exponent of the great Baltic choral tradition, performs an eclectic program including works by Arvo Pärt, 2014 Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and three U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls.
4/11, 8 PM the Latvian National Choir sing rarely heard works by Arvo Part, Vytautas Miskinis, Vaclovas Augustinas, Ugis Praulins, Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, Raimonds Tiguls, Eriks Esenvalds,  Veljo Tormis and Eric Whitacre’s luminous Lux Aurumque at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St., $20
https://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/tag/funk-music/
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12 avr 2015
Grand concert "la Missa Rigensis" d'Ugis Praulins et oeuvres des pays baltes interprété par les Choeurs du Guiers avec solistes sous la direction de Robert Combaz, dimanche 12 avril 2015 à 17 h en l'église des Carmes de Pont de Beauvoisin 73. Prix 12 €, 10 € pour les adhérents de la FMS, gratuit pour les - de 12 ans.
Pour tous renseignements, contacter rd.deceglie@wanadoo.fr
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In Scandinavische kringen 

Nederlands Kamerkoor

Genre: Koormuziek

Speeldata 

Omschrijving
programma
Sven David: Sandström Hear my prayer, O Lord
Bo Holten: The Bishop and the Pagan
Ugis Prauliņš: Laudibus in sanctis
Veljo Tormis: Curse upon Iron
Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach
Bo Holten: Marriage of heaven and hell
Onder de titel ‘In Scandinavische kringen’ brengt het Nederlands Kamerkoor u werken van hedendaagse Noord-Europese componisten die de afgelopen jaren een grote naam hebben opgebouwd. Het thema vanavond is: wie geloof je, wie verkies je? Vanuit die vraag creëerde chef-dirigent Risto Joost een programma waarin heidense en christelijke riten om voorrang strijden. Noord-Europa heeft een oersterke koortraditie, die fantastische zangers, koren en componisten voortbracht en nog steeds brengt. In Noord-Europa speelt de natuur een veel grotere rol in het dagelijks leven dan in het verstedelijkte westen. In die natuur zijn de heidense riten nog voelbaar. De componisten die u hoort lieten zich door deze mystiek vangen en motiveren.
Risto Joost is geboren in Estland. Hij leerde het vak van onder meer Esa-Pekka Salonen en Neeme Järvi, geen kleine jongens als het gaat om dirigeren. Zijn voeding met landen als Finland en de Baltische staten is groot en hij begrijpt de diepten en de mysteries van deze weidse en onherbergzame landschappen die bezongen worden door Holten, Tormis, Sandström, Nystedt en Prauliņš. Een concert om het warm én koud bij te krijgen.
Dirigent: Risto Joost
Aprillikuu keskel esitab Risto Joost Hollandis oma Madalmaade Kammerkooriga veel kuuel õhtul uut programmi sarjast „Skandinaavia ringil", kus ka Baltimaad ning neid esindavad Veljo Tormis, lätlased Pēteris Vasks ja Uģis Prauliņš, ning Rootsit ja Taanit Bo Holten, Sven-David Sandström ja Knut Nystedt. Kavad varieeruvad, ja nt Tormiselt on tänuväärselt kavas „Piiskop ja pagan" kui ka „Raua needmine". Nii on noorel Eesti dirigendil järjest kaalukaid rahvusvahelisi pakkumisi, mis ta edukalt kuulajate ette toob.
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Missa Rigensis: 
18 April 2015 - 6:00pm
BYRD, TALLIS, PRAULIŅŠ, MIŠKINIS, EŠENVALDS, ŁUKASZEWSKI
St. Nikolai am Klosterstern, Hamburg
NDR Choir
Conductor 


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So, 19.04.2015 | 18 Uhr
Hamburg, St. Nikolai am Klosterstern
NDR Chor / Stephen Layton Dirigent

UGIS PRAULIŅŠ Missa Rigensis
WILLIAM BYRD Ne irascaris Domine / O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth
THOMAS TALLIS Loquebantur variis linguis / Salvator mundi
VYTAUTAS MIŠKINIS Angelis suis Deus
ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS Psalm 67
PAWEŁ ŁUKASZEWSKI Nunc dimittis
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Sonntag 19. April 16.00
Klarakirche,  Nürnberg
Vokalensemble Josquin des Prés Nürnberg
Leitung: Wolfgang Weser – Mit dem Strinx Quartet (Erlangen) – Werke von de Kerle, Arvo Pärt, Barkauskas und Ugis Praulins 
Eintritt: 15 / 10 € (nur Abendkasse)
Unser nächstes Projekt nimmt langsam Fahrt auf. Die Noten sind verschickt, die Besetzung und die Stimmverteilung stehen fest. Die Sängerinnen und Sänger des Ensembles bereiten sich jetzt in Eigenregie vor, ehe wir dann Anfang März zum ersten Probenwochenende zusammenkommen werden. Auf dem Programm stehen dieses Mal u.a. Werke des lettischen Zeitgenossen Uģis Prauliņš (Missa Rigensis) und von Hanns Eisler ("Gegen den Krieg"). Das Konzert unter dem Arbeitstitel "missa da pacem" wird am 19.04.2015 um 16:00 Uhr in St. Klara Nürnberg stattfinden.

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27. apr. 2015. 19:00
Latvijas Nacionālā opera, Lielā zāle
Pasākums ir iekļauts Latvijas prezidentūras Eiropas Savienības Padomē publiskās diplomātijas un kultūras programmā.
Valsts Akadēmiskais koris Latvija / Liepājas Simfoniskais orķestris
Diriģents Māris Sirmais
Koncerta pirmajā daļā Valsts Akadēmiskais koris "Latvija" Māra Sirmā vadībā atskaņos Baltijas valstu komponistu mūziku. 
  • Arvo Perts "Morning Star";
  • Uģis Prauliņš "Veni Sancte Spiritus";
  • Rihards Dubra "O Magnum Mysterium";
  • Veljo Tormiss "Incantatio maris aestuosi" vīru korim;
  • Selga Mence "Saule pina vainadziņu";
  • Gundega Šmite "Akmens dziesma";
  • Jēkabs Jančevskis "Ar zvaigžņu kluso gaismu".
Latvijas Nacionālā Opera, Lielā zāleRīga
http://www.1188.lv/izklaide/ziemelu-gaisma/14264964
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ODI ET AMO: Germany 4 - 6 July 2015 
Hans-Joachim Lustig conductor  
50 Jahre Chorknaben
Jubiläum: Höhepunkt reiht sich an Höhepunkt / 26 Veranstaltungen in 2015
Als Highlight bezeichnet werden darf aber auch der Konzertmarathon unter dem Motto „Odi et Amo“ (hassen und lieben) vom 3. bis 5. Juli. Dabei werden die Chorknaben mit einer professionellen Rockband auftreten. Und zwar mehrfach im Kreisgebiet. Der lettische Komponist Ugis Praulins hat dieses Oratorium geschrieben. Er selbst wird an den Keyboards sitzen.
http://www.uena.de/lokales/4271178/50-jahre-chorknaben 
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Missa Rigensis in London again in 2015. Janette Ruocco via email
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Uģis Prauliņš 
IAM VER
St. Louis Chamber Chorus
Philip Barnes, Conductor 
recorded 24 Feb 2015
Regent Records. Release late in 2015
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OPERA FICTA: Australia 2016 
Ivars Cinkuss, Conductor
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