photo by Viesturs Petersons

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

14.3.16

Sit bungas, brīvība! (2015)

Sit bungas, brīvība!

Dzeja/lyrics by Guntars Godiņš
a cappella
(MIDI time 4:53)

Commissioned by the State Choir LATVIJA
WP: the 8th of March, 2016 @LNB / Ziedoņa zāle, Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka
http://www.choirlatvija.lv/koncerts/latvijas-komponisti-latvijas-simtgadei-1
  




3.1.16

Cantate Domino (2015)

Cantate Domino 
(2015)

Commissioned by Hans-Joachim Lustig & I Vocalisti (Hamburg, Germany)
for the album Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied/Cantate Domino with settings from the 20./21. Century only
Anna-Maria Hefele (overtone singer, soprano), I Vocalisti 
Hans-Joachim Lustig, conductor 
Premiere: June, Recording: July, Worldwide available in October 2016.


Anna-Maria Hefele

Hans-Joachim Lustig


Cantate Domino,
cantate canticum novum:
et benedicite nomini eius,
quia mirabilia fecit.

Cantate Domino,
et psallite cithara voce psalmi.

*Clementine Vulgate (Psalm 97). Psalmus ipsi David.*



28.11.15

events - 2016 - jaunumi


Upcoming events 2016 jaunumi

Catullus' Latvian Homecoming: A New Setting of Poem 46 by Ugis Praulins
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm The John Burroughs School, Conference Rm 2 of the Cissel Center,
 755 S. Price Rd.Saint Louis, MO 63124. The Classical Club of St Louis presents a discussion of Catullus' work by Philip Barnes of the Classical Department of the John Burroughs School.
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23 Jan 2016 @12:00 & 18:00
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš
Latvian National Opera, Riga
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31.01.2016 @18:00 Uhr: Christuskirche Detmold, Veranstalter: Kantorei der Christuskirche Detmold
Werke für Saxophon und Orgel von Eriks Esenvalds, Ilze Arne, Ugis Praulins und Emilis Melngailis Ausführende: Santa Bukovska, Saxophon. Liga Auguste, Orgel
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BBC Radio 3: SUNDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2016 16:00 
00:18 Ugis Praulins "The Artificial Bird" (From "The Nightingale")
Performer: Michala Petri. Conductor: Stephen Layton. Choir: DR Vokalensemblet
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'Piegulnieku meitas dzied'
February, 2016. Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. Nicola Starkie, conductor
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13. feb. folkklubs 'Ala': Trio Prauliņš/Grunte/Orubs
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"To the Light"
SONUX Ensemble, Stefan Kuchel (sax), Hans Joachim Lustig (conductor) Chor@Berlin 2016 - Das Vokalfest: 27th of February, 2016, Radialsystem V, Berlin https://vimeo.com/156976802
 25 II 2016 @16:00 Gesprächsrunde mit Komponisten / round table w comps & the participants - Chor@Berlin-Intensivkurses Chordirigieren mit Hans-Joachim Lustig. Deutscher Chorverband e.V. - Chor@Berlin -
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"Sniegbaltīte un septiņi rūķi", ballet. 2016-03-04 LNO
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Sit bungas, brīvība“ (Guntars Godiņš - Uģis Prauliņš)
8. marts 2016. Māris Sirmais, VAK „Latvija“ (WP)
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"Iam ver egelidos" in:
Saint Louis Firsts” (Regent Records REGCD472) [rel. Mar 2016]
St. Louis Chamber Chorus. Philip Barnes, conductor
http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/culture-club/new-albums-by-the-st-louis-chamber-chorus-apollo-s/article_d3cfbce6-8471-594d-98d6-cbe69758ac0e.html

 
セントルイス・ファースツ セントルイス室内合唱団の委嘱による合唱作品集 - Saint Louis Firsts - Trevor Jones, Clare Maclean, Bob Chilcott, Francis Pott, Howard Helvey, Sasha Johnson Manning, Judith Bingham, R. R. Bennett, Ugis Praulins, Sydney Guillaume: Choral Works - 
 トレヴァー・ジョーンズ(1949-;南アフリカ共和国):Psalm 23 
 クレア・マクリーン(1958-;ニュージーランド):Slow gold 
 ボブ・チルコット(1955-;イギリス):Before the ice(*) 
 フランシス・ポット(1957-;イギリス):Good day, Sir Christemas! 
 ハワード・ヘルヴィー(1968-アメリカ合衆国):An evening song 
 サーシャ・ジョンソン・マニング(1963-;イギリス):Ode to love 
 ジュディス・ビンガム(1952-;アメリカ合衆国):Solomon and love 
 リチャード・ロドニー・ベネット(1936-2012;イギリス):A contemplation upon flowers(*) 
 ユージス・プラウリニュシュ(1957-;ラトヴィア):Iam ver egelidos 
 ジュディス・ビンガム:Aquileia 
 シドニー・ギヨーム(1982-;ハイチ):Le dernier voyage 
 ※録音:2015222-25日、第二長老教会、セントルイス、ミズーリ州、アメリカ合衆国 
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セントルイス室内合唱団、フィリップ・バーンズ(指揮) 
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, Philip Barnes 
11603036 / REGENT / 輸入盤

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"Missa Rigensis" (a cappella Mass) @ St Peter's Church, 119 Eaton Square, London, SW1W 9AL
Saturday 19 March at 7.30 pm:
Nonsuch Singers
Tom Bullard, conductor
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20. III 2016. 12:00 & 18:00 "Sniegbaltīte un septiņi rūķi" (balets) LNO
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Music for Maundy Thursday 7pm St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham, UK
includes Prauliņš Missa Rigensis, Mawby Ave verum & Durufle Ubi caritas & Tantum
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27. III, 2016. 15.00 Rīgas Sv. Pētera baznīcā RĪGAS KAMERKORA „AVE SOL” LIELDIENU KONCERTS, diriģents Andris Veismanis.
Programmā komponista Uģa Prauliņa 2002. gadā radītais skaņdarbs “Missa Rigensis” un Franka Martēna 1926. gadā sarakstītā “Mesa” dubultkorim a cappella.
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Thursday 7 April 5.30pm St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh EH12 5AW Choral Eucharist
Hymn 271, Ugis Praulins Missa Rigensis, James MacMillan Mitte manum tuam.
Duncan Ferguson, Organist & Master of the Music
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10/04/2016 Eglise des Carmes, Pont de Beauvoisin, Avant-Pays- Savoyard
Chœurs du Guiers. Direction: Robert Combaz. Florilège d'oeuvres choisies à cappella ou accompagnées au piano par Sophie Ruyer. Solistes: Julien Drevet, ténor- Frédéric Fromont, baryton Credo de la Messe de Gloria de Puccini, Credo de la Missa Rigensis de Praulins, Rachmaninov, Fauré, Darzins, Weil... Chants populaires.
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ODI ET AMO by Uģis Prauliņš 
Coro de Cámara Patagonia - dir. Eduardo Andres Malachevsky 
Concierto 15 /04 / 2016 Bariloche, Argentina

El Coro de Cámara Patagonia dirigido por Eduardo Andrés Malachevsky ofrecerá un concierto de Música Coral del Siglo XXI este viernes desde las 20 en la Iglesia Metodista de Juan José Paso 156. Los bonos contribución (50 pesos) podrá ser adquiridos momentos antes del ingreso.

El programa incluye "Odi et amo" de Uģis Prauliņš (Letonia, 1957), "Izar Ederrak" de Josu Elberdin (País Vasco, 1976), "The road home" de Stephen Paulus (Estados Unidos, 1949-2014), "O salutaris hostia" de Ēriks Ešenvalds (Letonia, 1977), "Gerezi garaia" de Javier Busto (País Vasco, 1949), "Dulcissima Maria" de Dante Andreo (Argentina, 1949), "Waternight" de Eric Whitacre (Estados Unidos, 1970), "Only in Sleep" de Ēriks Ešenvalds (Letonia, 1977), "Da pacen Domine" de Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935), "Salve Regina to the Mothers in Brazil" de Lars Jansson (Suecia, 1951), "Peace" de Paul Mealor (Escocia, 1975) y "Ely! Ely!" de György Deák Bárdos (Hungría, 1905-1991).
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Prauliņš / Ozols / Orubs: recording session @Ērmaņu muiža (tbc)
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Saturday 16 April 7.30 PM  
Neil Taylor, conductor
Will Todd –  Footprints / Uǧis Prauliņš – Missa Rigensis / Eric Whitacre – The Seal Lullaby / James Erb (arr.) – Shenandoah / Arvo Pärt – The Beatitudes / Bob Chilcott – A Little Jazz Mass
  at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road,  Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2HB 
http://sheffieldchorale.co.uk/?page_id=344
 
Sheffield Chorale, with a concert carrying the entirely apt title, Off the Beaten Track, taking in the Latvian composer Uġis Prauliņš: Missa Rigensis – his best known and most frequently performed work; Arvo Pärt: Beatitudes; Will Todd: Footprints; Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass; Eric Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby; and James Erb: his eight-part arrangement of Shenandoah. Neil Taylor is the conductor, Kevin Haighton taking over for the Pärt while he plays the organ part for it, with Linda Wareham: piano, Harry Poxon: bass, and Dominic Ridler: drums, at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses, Saturday, 7.30pm –  £10, £8 concessions, £6 students, free under 16s; includes refreshments.  http://www.classicalsheffield.org.uk/weekly-listings

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Thu, Apr 28 at 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Christ Church Cathedral // Oxford, United Kingdom

Fratres // dir. James Morley Potter
The True Vine: Music from the Baltics // Admission £5/£3 with free wine afterwards.


Fratres, an Oxford-based chamber choir comprised of some of the best young singers in the city, returns to present a fascinating programme of contemporary choral music from Estonia and Latvia. www.fratresmusic.com

Alongside music by Arvo Part, we will also be performing works by Rihards Dubra, and the striking Missa Rigensis by Ugis Praulins
https://roundtown.com/event/55174659/Fratres-The-True-Vine-Choral-Music-from-the-Baltics-Oxford-GB
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Missa Rigensis Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
National City Christian Church - 5 Thomas Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

From the DC premiere of the powerful Missa Rigensis by Ugis Praulins to a mash-up of an original Gregorian chant with Don't You Worry Child, the 18th Street Singers will take you on a transcendent musical journey as they explore new rhythms and innovative melodies by 21st century composers. Join us at the beautiful National City Christian Church in the heart of Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 7 for our 2016 Spring Concert, Unexpected Journeys: New Rhythms from New Composers. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unexpected-journeys-new-rhythms-from-new-composers-tickets-24545047899
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14. maijs. Bēthovens. 3 klaviersonātes op.10.
Uģis Prauliņš / Rihards Plešanovs / Edgars Tomševics
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"Lux Beatissima"
May 19 & May 29, Pro Coro Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor
"Laudibus in Sanctis"
May 20, the National Youth Choir of Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor
@Podium, Canada’s choral conference, May 18-22 in Edmonton, Alberta
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OUR Recordings: kommende koncerter
Michala Petri (recorders)
June 18 2016 Tour Starts: Chorwerk Ruhr, Germany: Ugis Praulins "The Nightingale"
June 26 2016 Tour Ends: Chorwerk Ruhr, Germany: Ugis Praulins " The Nightingale".
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18 Jun 2016 @VirgaFest ("VecāsMājas")
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Ugis Praulins' ballet "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Regīna Kaupuža, choreographer)
June 2016. Warsaw, Poland
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Cantate Domino (2015) a cappella
Commissioned by Hans-Joachim Lustig & I Vocalisti (Hamburg, Germany)
for the album Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied/Cantate Domino with settings from the 20./21. Century only
Anna-Maria Hefele (overtone singer, soprano) // I Vocalisti // Hans-Joachim Lustig, conductor 
Premiere: June, Recording: July, Worldwide available in October 2016.
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Pagānu gadagrāmata / Pagan Yearbook 9 Jul 2016
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2016: ...the 18th Street Singers (Washington, DC, USA): "Missa Rigensis" later this year. Benjamin Olinsky, conductor.
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"Pagānu gadagrāmata": Australia, 28 Dec. 2016, Melbourne
Ivars Cinkuss, Conductor
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"Pilsētā" & "Dievaines" 30 Dec 2016, Melbourne
Ivars Cinkuss, conductor
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Simfonija / Symphony In Rock
Sinfonietta Rīga, Normunds Šnē
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“To The Light”. Sonux Ensemble, Stefan Kuchel (sax), Hans – Joachim Lustig, conductor World Symposium on Choral Music, Barcelona, Spain, 22-29 July 2017
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20.11.15

Uģis Prauliņš: SELECTED works

Uģis Prauliņš / Ugis Praulins 
composer & musician
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.
His best known a cappella work Missa Rigensis has been performed across the World.


Text: Latin mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)
Mixed chorus a cappella
Publisher: Music Sales (Novello) 
Scores: MusicRoom


Text: Hans Christian Andersen (English transl. by R.P. Keigwin)
Instrumentation: SSSSSAAAAACtTTTTTBBBBB; recorders (S-nino, S, A, T)
Publisher: Musica Baltica 


ODI ET AMO (1999) CD album
Text: (Roman) Latin: Catullus, Thomas Campion, The Old Testament, etc.
SATB + rock ensemble
Publisher: Musica Baltica 
LaMPA Award for Album of the Year 1999 


Text: Latvian
Ambient folk concept album
Recording: U.P. & friends UPE CD 009
Best folk album 1999 (LaMPA Award)


 "In contrast to some contemporary composers who have chosen to pursue a difficult and narrow artistic path, struggling over arcane theories and systems, Latvian composer Ugis Praulins has embraced virtually every style of music as a potential resource for creative exploration. 
While eschewing formalism, Praulins never abandons the craft of composition, seamlessly melding folk song, Renaissance polyphony, the unerring sense of timing of a good Rock song and a confident theatricality, to create music that entertains and uplifts." (ProCoro Canada, 2012)



1.10.15

Imagination /The Land of My Heart/ (2011)

Uģis Prauliņš
IMAGINATION (The Land of My Heart)
for children's choir (SA) and brass quintet (tp, tp, h, tb, tuba) 2011
Lyrics by Barbara Juliane von Krüdener Madame de Krudener (1764 - 1824)
English translation by Clarence Ford

27 Sept 2015: Canadian premiere
Pro Coro Canada opening concert @Winspear Centre in Edmonton:
“over 1600 people were in the hall...” Michael Zaugg, conductor  
SCORE (1st page): 
PRS tunecode: 123571FV
Commissioned by the Jugendwerkstatt “Frohe Zukunft”. Halle, Germany.
World premiere: 2011-05-05. 
Donnerstag; 05. Mai 2011, Konzerthalle Ulrichskirche, 32. internationales Kinderchorfestival Fröhlich sein und singen Halle/ Saale.
Imagination - Uraufführung / Festivalchöre  / Leitung: Ugis Praulins, conductor
(c) 2011 Stefan Roehrig
Donnerstag; 05. Mai 2011, 15:00 Uhr, Stadthaus Halle. Workshop „Die Geburt eines Liedes“ deutsch / englisch mit Ugis Praulins - Lettland
(c) 2011 Stefan Roehrig



Waiting For Godot (2010)

Uģis Prauliņš GAIDOT GODO 
Veltījums Ingai Prauliņai jubilejā
En attendant Godot / Waiting for Godot 
mini duet for violin and violoncello
(2010)

1. Bezrūpīgā iesaistīšanās (Unconcerned/Careless Implication?)   2:00
2. Scherzo: Caledoscope / "Nekauņas"   1:00
3. "Franču deja" / a la Courante   2:00
4. Finale: "Bezrūpības fināls" (fin)   0:40

First performance: 22nd of July, 2010 @the Latvian Composers' Union
by Raimonds Melderis, violin & Ainārs Paukšēns, cello.
SCORE published by Musica Baltica
https://www.musicabaltica.com/en/shop/chamber-music/string-instruments-without-piano/waiting-for-godot/
https://www.musicabaltica.com/lv/veikals/kamermuzika/stigu-instrumenti-bez-klavierem/gaidot-godo/



24.8.15

ECHO Klassik 2015: „Des Kaisers Nachtigall“ / The Nightingale


ECHO Klassik 2015:
Den „Klassik für Kinder“-­‐Preis gewinnt die Aufnahme „Des Kaisers Nachtigall“ des Helbling Verlags mit Uģis Prauliņš, Michala Petri, Malte Arkona, Klaas Stok und dem SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart.

Das SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart und die Blockflötenvirtuosin Michala Petri lassen mit der Musik des baltischen Komponisten Uģis Prauliņš prächtige Schlösser und zauberhafte Gärten, zickige Hofdamen und den herzerwärmenden Gesang der Nachtigall entstehen.

http://www.presseportal.de/pm/7169/3103935 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVK_7qIfQ7o

Three Latvians - Elīna Garanča, Vineta Sareika and Uģis Prauliņš - among the Prize Winners!!!!!! Esmeralda Bertule via Facebook

http://www.helbling.at/media/shared/pdfs/Pressemeldung_ECHO_Klassik_2015_Des_Kaisers_Nachtigall.pdf




AUSGEZEICHNETE MUSIKVERMITTLUNG 
Medienpreis „LEOPOLD“ geht an Kinder-CD des Helbling Verlags Esslingen




Die CD „Des Kaisers Nachtigall“ aus der Kooperation zwischen Helbling Verlag und SWR ist mit dem LEOPOLD 2015/2016 prämiert worden. Neben dem ECHO Klassik 2015 ist dies bereits die zweite hoch renommierte Auszeichnung für diese Produktion des Helbling Verlags. Der Medienpreis LEOPOLD gilt als die wichtigste deutsche Auszeichnung für Musiktonträger für Kinder und wird alle zwei Jahre vergeben. Die Preisverleihung fand am 25. September in Köln statt.
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Des Kaisers Nachtigall. SWR Young Classix. Helbling HI-S7492CD 
Ugis Praulins’ „The Nightingale“ ist ein anspruchsvolles, Chorklang und Blockflöte im Sinne der Geschichte plausibel aufeinander beziehendes Stück, das Kinderohren aber nicht überfordert. Es erklingt hier in Ausschnitten und wird in das von Malte Arkona erzählte Andersen-Märchen so eingebettet, dass die englischen Gesangstexte kein Problem darstellen. Im Gegenteil – diese Distanzierung stärkt den Charakter der Chorstücke als atmosphärische, für sich stehende Inseln. Das SWR Vokalensemble singt unter der Leitung von Klaas Stok hinreißend, Michala Petris virtuose Flötentöne erheben sich nachtigallengleich darüber.
 Juan Martin Koch



Hans Christian Andersens Märchen in der Musikversion eines lettischen zeitgenössischen Komponisten - ist das kinderkompatibel? Ja, schwer zu glauben, aber die Testgruppe war sehr angetan. Ugis Praulins hat mit herrlichen, sphärischen, zeitlosen Klängen und viel Witz die Atmosphäre des Märchens eingefangen - die Szenerie im Alten China, das Staunen über die Kunst der Nachtigall, das Volk, das einen mechanischen Vogel bevorzugt.  
von Lena Bodewein, NDR Info
Dieses Thema im Programm: NDR Info | Hörspiel | 24.10.2015 | 07:56 Uhr

4.8.15

“Sanctus” (J.S.Bach / U.Praulins) [1724-49 / 2015]

J. S. Bach / U. Praulins 
Sanctus” NOCTURNAL BARCAROLLE 
[1724-49 / 2015]
Stephen Layton, conductor
http://www.cityoflondonsinfonia.co.uk/
WP: Southwark Cathedral, London on 14th Oct 2015 @19:30
in concert

Venice: Darkness to Light


Pergolesi arr. Bach: Stabat Mater
Vivaldi arr. Bach : Keyboard Concerto in F maj BWV 978
Busoni arr. John Adams: Berceuse Elegiaque
Liszt arr. John Adams: The Black Gondola
Bach arr. Ugis Praulins: Commission Sanctus (Nocturnal Barcarolle)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella

City of London Sinfonia

Elin Manahan Thomas soprano, Alex Potter  countertenor, Stephen Farr harpsichord
Stephen Layton conductor

Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
cathedral.southwark.anglican.org


J. S. Bach. arr. U. Prauliņš: “Sanctus” (Nocturnal Barcarolle)
Section 1
J. S. Bach. arr. U. Prauliņš: “Sanctus” (Nocturnal Barcarolle)
Section 2
             


9.7.15

Made in Germany (Odi et amo 2015 LIVE)


Odi et amo 2015. Live in Germany

Fr 03.07.2015, 19 Uhr
Odi et amo
Oratorium für Chor und Rockband von Ugis Praulins (Riga). 
Konzert der Chorknaben Uetersen
Ort: Gaststätte „Zur Erholung“, Mühlenstraße 56, Uetersen 
Sa 04.07.2015, 19 Uhr
Odi et amo
Konzert der Chorknaben Uetersen
Ort: Aula der KGST, Klaus Groth Straße 11, Tornesch 

Leitung: Hans - Joachim Lustig 
Band: Ugis Praulins (keys & voice)Timo Böcking (keys), Ingo Hassenstein (ac.gt.), Malte Kuhn (el.gt.), Bo Stockfleth (bass) & Mathias Blässe (drums)

Special thanks to Beate Raudies & Thorsten Mann-Raudies


Rehearsal 1 Jul 2015


Noten / Scores /Notis: @ Musica Baltica / Edition Peters