photo by Viesturs Petersons

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

2.6.17

The Way Children Sleep (2017)

Uģis Prauliņš
THE WAY CHILDREN SLEEP
to Pro Coro Canada and Michael Zaugg, conductor
with the generous support from IMANTA, the Edmonton Latvian Society  


Lyrics by Māris Čaklais (1940 – 2003)
/English translation by Ruth Speirs (1913 - 2000)/

THE WAY CHILDREN SLEEP

Look in the night,
accidentally look in the night:
the way children sleep -
it makes a world war impossible.

Arms clasped about
their timorous bunnies and valiant bears
or, equally treasured,
the pillow's corner,
legs, little feet sprawling any which way,
in attitudes quite inconceivable, children
sleep.

Is it a smile from
the day that is gone,
or a dawning pain from the one yet to come -
how can anyone tell,
but the tiny bird
sitting tucked in the nook of those lips    
has the silky wings of sweet sleep.
Children sleep
with such artless trust,
such implicit faith,    
it makes a world war impossible.
And any war of whatever kind.

And this is precisely
what makes it more terribly still
to envisage its being possible.    

/~1969/



 Written in 2017
(c) 2017 Ugis Praulins [PRS/MCPS]

WP: 1st of June, 2017 in concert "Childhood Memories". Pro Coro Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor.
All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, Edmonton.
10035 - 103 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0X5, Canada.
https://www.facebook.com/events/327321224330924

The 2016- 2017 season of Pro Coro Canada is coming to a close with the 1st Edition of the Edmonton International Choral Festival June 1 to June 4. Michael will direct Pro Coro in Childhood Memories, featuring music by Thomas LaVoy, Veljo Tormis, Eric Whitacre, and Canadians Cy Giacomin, Cecilia Livingston and Stuart Beatch. Also on the program is a The Way Children Sleep, a new work written for Pro Coro by Grammy-nominated Latvian Ugis Praulins. http://www.michaelzaugg.info/


"Maestro, thank you for a wonderful new work for Pro Coro Canada. So many people commented to me last night on how much they enjoyed it at its world premiere. It was an honour and a privilege to be a part of it. Hope Michael Zaugg can get you a recording very soon!" Oliver Munar via Facebook.

30.5.17

Te Deum laudamus (2001)

Te Deum (2001)

Te Deum laudamus
soprano & bass solo, mixed choir, symphony orchestra & organ (2001)
 Written for the Riga Dom Boys Choir & Mārtiņš Klišāns, conductor. 
 
Ugis Praulins

TE DEUM LAUDAMUS

Easter oratorio
Premiere at the Riga Dome Cathedral, 15 April, 2001
1. Te Deum laudamus (Intro 1)
~ 2.10
2. Te Deum laudamus (Intro 2)
~ 2:20
3. Te Deum laudamus
~ 3.35
4. Sanctus
~ 1:20
5. Te gloriosus Apostolorum Chorus
~ 1:45
6. Te per orbem terrarum
~ 4:30
7. Tu, Rex gloriae
~ 3:45
8. Tu devicto mortis aculeo
~ 3:20
9. Te ergo quaesumus
~ 2:00
10. Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis
~ 4:20
11. Salvum fac populum tuum
~ 4:45
12. Per singulos dies Benedicimus te
~ 4:40
13. Dignare, Domine, die isto
~ 4:55
14. Miserere nostri, Domine
~ 2:35
15. In te, Domine, speravi
~ 2:40


Riga Dom boys choir / Riga Chamber players
Dita Kalnina (soprano), Krisjanis Norvelis (basso).
Aivars Kalejs (organ).
Conductor: MARTINS KLISANS
Recording enginner: Andris Uze / Mastering: Gatis Gaujenieks @GEM Studios, Rīga
Producer: Inga Praulins.
(C) + (P) 2001 Ugis Praulins, PRS-MCPS
 


Published by Musica Baltica 
SCORES available HERE:...


PERFORMANCES
WP: Riga Dom Boys choir & Riga Chamber Players (Normunds Šnē, dir.)
Martins Klisans, conductor @Riga Dom Cathedral 15 Mar 2001



video

 LISTEN: Te Deum (mvt 3) @ Soundcloud (2001)


2001-08-18(?): Te Deum Rīgas Doma laukumā Rīgai-800 svētkos. 
Diriģents: Mārtiņš Klišāns (aranžējums instrumentālam ansamblim).

~2004. Rīgas Doma zēnu koris @Dzintaru koncertzāle. Diriģents: Igors Žukovs (Maskava).  

USA premiere 21 Jan 2005, Kalamazoo, MI. Raymond Harvey, conductor
USA premiere 21 Jan 2006, Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.  In January, the KSO teams with the Bach Festival Chorus to present “Te Deum Laudamus” by the outstanding Latvian composer Ugis Praulins.
2006: The BACH FESTIVAL CHORUS is the core of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival with a membership of 60 to 70 singers who share a love of great music. The Chorus employs five lead singers who also serve as Bach Festival soloists. The rest of the Chorus is made up of volunteers who come from the entire Southwest Michigan area. Many members of the Chorus maintain active schedules as soloists in churches and other venues throughout the community. Others are simply brought to the Chorus by their love of music. The choir performs two to three concerts a year: the annual BachFest Christmas! concert, the Bach Festival Finale concert held each year during Bach Festival Week in April, and occasionally a third concert in the winter. The Bach Festival Chorus has performed major choral works of J.S. Bach and composers indebted to his legacy, from Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms and Haydn to more modern composers such as Rachmaninoff and Bernstein. The Chorus has collaborated with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, under Maestros Yoshimi Takeda and Raymond Harvey, to present works by Shostakovich, Brahms, Mozart, and Orff, as well as the North American premiere of Latvian composer Ugis Praulins’ stunning Te Deum Laudamus.
http://www.kzoo.edu/bach/performing.htm 

"The concert went wonderfully, and the piece we sang "Te Deum" by Latvian composer Ugis Praulins has grown on me, but the hours spent in the Alto section are enough to drive a girl insane." Catherine TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2006 

 9 Apr 2007. 20:00
Festivāls "Restart Bach" – "Te Deum". Aivars Kalējs rģeles), Rīgas Doma zēnu koris, Liepājas simfoniskais orķestris. Inese Romancāne (soprāns), Jānis Misiņš (bass). 

Diriģents Mārtiņš Klišāns. J.S.Bahs – Motetes, U. Prauliņš - "Te Deum".
Organizē VSIA "Latvijas Koncerti". 



SCORES available @:
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for clients from Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) - musbalt@latnet.lv
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Composer: Ugis Praulins (1957)

Language: Latin
Catalogue Nr.: MB 0719. Publisher: Musica Baltica
ISMN: 979-0-706642-19-2
Year of publication: 2003. Year of composition: 2001
Title in original language: Te Deum Laudamus
Time: 00:49:20
Instrumentation: SSAATTTBBB, soli treble, S, B; 2 ob., 2 bsn.; 2 tpt., 2 tba.; perc., organ (small and big), hp.; vln.I, vln.II, Vla., Vc., Db.

Number of pages: 252 / Price: 34.90 EUR *

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9.5.17

Gallery 2012

w/ "Jauns Mēness" 2012-12-01 @Palladium
2012-01-29. 'The Nightingale' in Riga.
Uģis Prauliņš (LV) – Ivar Munk (DK) – Stephen Layton (UK)



Jauns Mēness, 2012-12-01 @Palladium, Rīga.
Jauns Mēness, 2012-12-01 @Palladium, Rīga.

1995

1995


SELECTED WORKS:

A Cry of Players (a play by William Gibson)
incidental music

Latvijas hronika #4 (documentary film by Pauls Timrots)

Un chien Andalou (a silent movie by Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí)
for string ensemble and percussion
WP 3 Jun 1995. Uģis Prauliņš, conductor

Ugis Praulins @the WP of 'Un Chien Andalou', 1995

Audiovisual jingles for Cottbus Film Festival, CSDD, Laima, Formula, Lofbergs Lila, etc.

"Svētās nakts dziesmas" MC (rel. 1996)
Latvian Radio choir, vocal group and instrumental trio. Kaspars Putniņš, conductor

28.4.17

1992 - 1994


 Uģis Prauliņš music 1992 - 1994

Untamed Fashion Assembly II, Paris (1992)
(synthesizers & sequencers, soprano solo: Sonora Vaice)
Bruno Birmanis collection 1992

Courage To Kill 
music for the film (1993),
recorded & the Principal Studios, Senden, Germany; mixed @Loft Studios, Hamburg)
Directed by Igors Linga & Aigars Grauba

Untamed Fashion Assembly IV (1994):
Bruno Birmanis collection 1994, at Riga Motor Museum
(synthesizers & sequencers), Riga Vocal Group: Kristīne Barkovska, Ieva Parša, Mārtiņš Klišāns, Pauls Putniņš, Kaspars Putniņš. Len Davies, sound engineer.


(c) 1993~1994 Gints Bērziņš

6.4.17

Viderunt omnes (2017)

Viderunt omnes fines terrae...

Dedicated to the cities and nations suffering from the war

WP due: 18th July, 2017. Riga Dom Cathedral. 
Mārtiņš Klišāns / Martins Klisans, conductor. Riga Dom Boys Choir and JMMS Boys' Choir
The 3rd European Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017.

SATB + SATB (5 mins)

Viderunt omnes fines terræ
salutare Dei nostri.
Jubilate Deo, omnis terra.
Notum fecit Dominus salutare suum;
ante conspectum gentium revelavit justitiam suam.

Fantasia Nr. 2 (2017)


Fantāzija Nr. 2. Pavasara metamorfozes 
(Spring Metamorphoses / The Metamorphoses of Spring)
Fantasia No. 2 'Vernalis'

for pipe organ (11 mins) [2016/2017]

WP due: 9th of June, 2017 by Kristīne Adamaite, organ @St John's, Riga.
 


Kristīne Adamaite (c) Kultura.Riga.LV



Kristīne Adamaite attended the Rīga No. 2 School of Music and the Jāzeps Mediņš High School of Music. She is a graduate of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, where she was taught piano by Docent Lelde Paula (bachelor's degree in 1994). Her master's degree in organ performance was received in 2002 after Adamaite studied under Professor Larisa Bulava. She expanded her skills at the Enschede University of Music in the Netherlands (Professor Gijs van Schoonhoven). Kristīne Adamaite regularly performs as a soloist and in collaboration with choirs (the National Academic Choir Latvija, the Kamēr… and Balsis choirs, etc.), as well as soloists (Gunta Gelgote, Ieva Parša, Evita Zālīte, Ieva Manoni, Kristīne Gailīte, Krišjānis Norvelis, Ēriks Kiršfelds, Artis Sīmanis, etc.). She has performed throughout Europe, as well as in Australia, America and Canada. Kristīne Adamaite teaches organ performance at the Luther Academy of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and at the Vītols Academy. She is organist at the Church of St Saviour's in Rīga.
The recipient of the Great Music Award for outstanding participation in an ensemble in 2014.
http://www.doms.lv/persons/?mnu_id=67

2013

Jury, 2013, Riga LU
@Grammy, Staples Center, LA. (c) www.alamy.com
Grammy nomination @The Wilshire Ebell Theatre, LA
After the premiere of "Tumsā gāju". Didgori @the Sacred Music Festival, Riga, 2013-08-21

@Positivus Festival

@Positivus Festival

@Positivus Festival

Gallery


(c) 2008 Anda Krauze, Kultūras Forums
(c) 2008 Anda Krauze [Kultūras Forums]

Kalamazoo SO, 2006

'Vecās Mājas" @the SSS Studio. (c) 2009 Ainis Rimšelis
'Vecās Mājas" @the SSS Studio. (c) 2009 Ainis Rimšelis
(c) 2004 Janis Vidmants K.
(c) 2004 JVK
After the 1st concert @Ērmaņu muiža (c) 2011-05-12 Ainārs Paukšēns, Čells
LJMD 2010
Stephen Layton, Ugis Praulins @Ely Cathedral, 2008
Stephen Layton, Ugis Praulins @Ely Cathedral, 2008
Inga & Ugis: just married (2000)
...Gothic couple in Paris (1990s)
Un chien Andalou (silent movie by Bunuel/Dali) for strings & perc. (1995)
@Kinostudija. (c) 1993 Gints Bērziņš


Gallery 2014-2015

@Arendoles muiža. © 2014 Faimja Turlaja 
Ainārs Rubiķis & Uģis Prauliņš
@Extremadura?
@Alburquerque?
Ona Edicions / Recording Studio Mallorca
Formentor, Mallorca
(c) 2014 by Ferran Fereira
@Restorācija w/ Trio 2015-03-03
After the rehearsal with Stephen Layton 2015-04-16, Hamburg
@Oleru muiža w/ Trio (c) 2015-05-30 Jānis Vidmants K. 

@Oleru muiža w/ Trio (c) 2015-05-30 Jānis Vidmants K.

@Oleru muiža w/ Trio (c) 2015-05-30 Jānis Vidmants K.
@Oleru muiža w/ Trio (c) 2015-05-30 Jānis Vidmants K.
@Alūksnes KC. (c) 2015-09-18 Kristiāna Zelča
Selfie in the wind, White Cliffs of Dover


Rehearsal. City of London Sinfonia @the Southwark Cathedral, London. (c) 2015-10-14 James Berry
@Hāgenskalna komūna. 2015-12-02. (c) Jānis Vidmants K.
@Hāgenskalna komūna. 2015-12-02. (c) Jānis Vidmants K  
Sonora Vaice & Trio @Ērmaņu muiža / Hermannshof, Livland
Selfie with a crow fledgling
House band 'the Storks': Uģis Prauliņš, Inga Prauliņa & Steve Edwin White
Composer Pēteris Vasks & wide array of artists @Ērmaņu muiža / Hermannshof. (c) 2015 MrJeremy
(c) 2015 Uldis Veisbuks