photo by Viesturs Petersons

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

5.7.18

1970s :)

1970s :))))))))))

[Emīla Dārziņa speciālā mūzikas vidusskola, EDSMV:] 
Emil Darsin spezielle Musikmittelschule




Miniatūru cikls klavierēm „Pavasaris“
Ekspresija ostinato (pno + instr.)
„Kur saule“ (mixed choir)
„Zvaigžņu pārdevējs“

LKN (1974-1975)
~1975

 
Salve (1977 - 1979)

„Dzirkstele“ for fusion band
PRS tunecode: 175311BP

Praeludium in e for piano (Homage to Eberhard Weber) 1977/78
PRS tunecode: 175311BM

Praeludium in f - moll, oboe & mixed choir (Homage to Terje Rypdal) 1977/78
PRS tunecode: 175311BN

„Balāde" (prog rock)

„Pēdējais ceļš“ (prog rock)



4.6.18

Japan Impressions (2018)

„Japan Impressions“ (2018)
 (A cappella song cycle on the XVII/XVIII Century Japanese poetry. ~15 mins)

Commissioned by the NHK Tokyo Children’s Chorus.

 Kenji Otani, conductor





PERFORMANCES 2018:
August 22 (Wed): performance at the Sigulda Concert Hall,
August 24 (Fri): performance at the Riga Dome Cathedral


THANKS:
Guntars Felsbergs for the connection
Shino Yamasaki and Aya Ueda for the Japanese pronunciation and the translations

Special THANKS:
Chifuru Matsubara for the initiation of the project


(c) 2018 Ugis Praulins (PRS/MCPS)

7.3.18

praeludium in e (1977/78)

praeludium in e 
Dedicated to Eberhard Weber
(1977/78)

for piano


or...




Des Kaisers neue Kleider (2017)

Uģis Prauliņš
„Des Kaisers neue Kleider“
... eine Chorsuite
'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Das Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen in einer modernen Textform von Florian Fischer
Hans Christian Andersen „Kejserens nye Klæder“ ("The Emperor's New Clothes" ). Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Første Samling. Tredie Hefte. 1837. 
(Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection. Third Booklet. 1837).

Kompositionsauftrag des SÜDWESTRUNDFUNKS

SSAATTBB + the soloists from the choir:
Der Kaiser - baritone
Der Betrüger 1 - tenor
Der Betrüger 2 - baritone

Der Minister - tenor
Der General - bass
Der Sprecher / Narrator

Children/Audience singing involved (mitsingen & mitmachen)


WP [25 - 30 Min. Version]: 2 Mar 2018 Liederhalle Stuttgart @10:00 & 12:00
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart.  
Florian Benfer, conductor. Lars Reichow, der Sprecher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkwFUGSpcs


25-30 min version: MIDI 27:42
Full version: MIDI 39 mins



2 III 2018  Liederhalle, Stuttgart
Kinderkonzert zum Mitsingen | Uģis Prauliņš: Des Kaisers neue Kleider (Uraufführung) - ein musikalisches Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen | SWR Vokalensemble
 01:12 - 1. Vor vielen, vielen Jahren 
05:26 - 2. Kaisers Manifest 
06:21 - 3. Mitsinglied: „Grün, blau, schwarz sind alle meine Kleider“ 
09:57 - 4. Eines Tages kamen zwei Betrüger  
12:50 - 5. Der Webstuhl „Hin und her“  
18:31 - 6. Die Nachricht von dem Wundertuch  
21:19 - 7. Der Minister  
24:34 - 8 Der General 
26:53 - 9. Der Kaiser 
31:01 - 10. Mitsinglied: „Weiß, bunt sind alle meine Kleider“ 
33:50 - 11. „Zum Fest müssen die Kleider fertig sein!“ 
37:09 - 12. Zeremonie 

44:55 - Zugabe 

Lars Reichow, Erzähler SWR Vokalensemble Mitsingende Kinder und Erwachsene im Publikum 
Dirigent: Florian Benfer 
SWR Classic - Klangvielfalt erleben! Web: http://www.SWRClassic.de/konzertvideos 

4.3.18

FERMENTS by Miquel Brunet

 keys in:

 FERMENTS
(rec. 2014, ONA Edicions Musicals Studios, Mallorca)
http://www.miquelbrunet.com/ferments/


'ad hoc' compositions,
produced by Miquel Brunet


Personnel:

Biel Majoral - cantador/singer
Mateu Xurí - glosador/improviser
Maribel Servera - glosadora/improviser
Antoni Artigues - rapsode/rhapsode
Sebastiana de Son Roca - tonades/singer
Júlia Colom - cantant/singer

Uģis Prauliņš - teclats i veu/keyboards & voice
Miquel Brunet - Steinway piano, theremin, teclats/keyboards

Miquel Àngel Rigo - saxo/sax
Pep Garau - trompeta/trumpet
Josep Oliver - trombó/trombone

Pep Lluís García - percussió i bateria/percussion & drums
Wojtek Sobolewski - baix elèctric/electric bass
Pere Martorell - flabiol, tamborí, launeddas/pipes, small drum
Manel Martorell - arxillaüt, mandola/archilute, mandole
Delfí Mulet - guitarra/guitar


Maria Solivellas - chef  “Ca na Toneta”
Tomeu Gomila - ballarí/dancer
Leticia Hoz - ballarina/dancer




Miquel Brunet presenta la seva obra FERMENTS:
Palma - ESTUDI GENERAL LUL·LIÀ - Dijous 4 de juny - 19:00 h

10.11.17

2019


2019


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Vocalforum Graz / Franz Herzog, conductor: the premiere of the German version (Thomas Höft) of „The Nightingale“ on Friday, 4th of April 2019. Publisher: Musica Baltica
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Montag 6 Mai 2019, 19:30 Uhr. Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal
Uģis Prauliņš: The Nightingale (2010) (EA)
sowie Musik für Stimmen und Blockflöte von Josquin Desprez, Clément Janequin, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Alban Berg
Interpreten: Company of Music / Thomas List, Blockflöte / Johannes Hiemetsberger, Leitung
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30./31.08. & 01.09. ODI ET AMO v.02 im Kreis Pinneberg (Elmshorn), Hamburg area;
am 13.09. 2019 19:00 in Hannover im Pavillon @Chor.com, Germany. Hans-Joachim Lustig, conductor.
20.09.2019 OEA v.2 Workshop @Chor.com
***
Saturday October 5 at Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon. TQ11 0EE
West Devon Chorale, Director: Michael Johnson
Choral Classics
Mozart: Kyrie in D minor
Pizzetti: Requiem
Praulins: Missa Rigensis
Mawby: Ave Verum
***


21.9.17

2018


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NDR.de 
Chormusik mit I Vocalisti Mittwoch, 07. Februar 2018, 21:02 bis 22:00 Uhr
Auf der 2016 entstandenen CD "Cantate Domino Canticum Novum" präsentieren Hans-Joachim Lustig und I Vocalisti überwiegend Auftragswerke von zeitgenössischen Komponisten; sie sind eigens für das Ensemble und seinen Leiter entstanden und decken eine große stilistische Bandbreite ab. In einigen Stücken ist Anna-Maria Hefele als Gast zu erleben, die den Chorklang mit den ungewöhnlichen Stimmfarben des Obertongesangs erweitert. In der Chormusik auf NDR Kultur senden wir eine Auswahl des Programms, mit Werken von Komponisten wie Ugis Praulins, Vic Nees, Josu Elberdin und Alwin Michael Schronen.
Eine Sendung von Marcus Stäbler
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9 & 10 Feb. „Dievaines“: The Latvian-Finnish Choir "Ziemeļmeita" conducted by Ilmārs Millers and Karol Kisiel and Alūksne teachers choir "Atzele" conducted by Jānis Baltiņš and Ina Perevertailo, will give a concert "Amber bridge" in Loimaa city in a Western part of Finland and in Helsinki at 9th and 10th February of 2018.
https://lv100.lv/en/programme/calendar/the-latvian-finnish-choir-ziemelmeita-and-the-aluksne-teachers-choir-atzele-concert-amber-bridge/
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 18 Feb 2018: The Mariinsky Theatre. St Petersburg, Concert Hall
I Vocalisti chamber choir "Cantate Domino". Hans - Joachim Lustig, conductor.
https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2018/2/18/3_2000
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Saturday February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm @Rochester Cathedral, Rochester, Kent, UK.
 „Missa Rigensis“. Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor).
http://www.concert-diary.com/concert/1182138383/Reformation-and-Revolution-choral-music-from-England-and-Eastern-Europe
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24 Feb 2018The Nightingale” @Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. Pro Coro Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor.
When our Artistic Director Michael Zaugg began his tenure, he introduced us to an eclectic array of fascinating new works including The Nightingale, a stand-out composition by Grammy nominated Ugis Praulins. This virtuoso work for recorder quartet and 20 part choir will be the highlight of the program. Our guest is Flûte Alors!, the only professional recorder quartet in Canada. This unique combination of instruments and voices has inspired new Canadian works by David Désilets, compositeur and Cy Giacomin which will also be featured on the program.
And - composer Ugis Praulins will be in attendance!

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25 Feb 2018 “The Nightingale” @Edmonton, Canada. Pro Coro Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor.
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„Missa Rigensis“: 
2 Mar 2018 A Celebration of Baltic Music
Join us for a reception and a concert to celebrate the centennial of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania!  The concert will feature University of Washington Chorale (Dr. Giselle Wyers, Director) and University of Washington Chamber Singers (Dr. Geoffrey Boers, Director), and present works by the leading composers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, such as Vaclovas Augustinas, Laura Jēkabsone, Cyrillus Kreek, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Uģis Prauliņš, Ārijs Šķepasts and Pärt Uusberg. The program will be attended by the Estonian and Latvian Ambassadors to the USA, and the Political Officer from the Embassy of Lithuania to the USA.  https://music.washington.edu/events/2018-03-02/chamber-singers-and-university-choraleMeany Hall (MNY): West Lobby and Theater. Seattle, U.S.A. Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
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„Des Kaisers neue Kleider“
Fr, 2. März 2018, 12:00 Uhr @Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Stuttgart
SWR Vokalensemble. Dirigent Florian Benfer.  
 Die Musik schreibt der lettische Komponist Ugis Praulin, der nicht nur virtuos für Stimmen komponiert, sondern auch mit viel Witz und Humor mit unterschiedlichsten Musikstilen zu spielen weiß. Schon einmal hat das SWR Vokalensemble mit ihm zusammengearbeitet: Das musikalische Märchen »Die Nachtigall des Kaisers« wurde 2015 mit dem »Echo Klassik für Kinder« ausgezeichnet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKkwFUGSpcs 
Tickets availablehttp://bz-ticket.de/des-kaisers-neue-12-00-uhr-tickets-kultur-und-kongresszentrum-liederhalle-stuttgart

Sa 03.03.18 Funkstudio
04.03.18 Baden-Baden Kurhaus 15 Uhr Konzert
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'Gloria' („Missa Rigensis“)
10.03.2018  (sobota / saturday) Gdańsk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza 11/12 Street, Gdańsk. VII Gdański Międzynarodowy Festiwal Chóralny
11.00 Competition singing: mixed choirs. Chamber Choir „Cantate Domino”  of Vytautas Magnus Assumption Church (Kowno / Kaunas, Litwa / Lithuania)
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Missa Rigensis - St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle: Sunday, March 11th. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes, conductor
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2010-04-08 „Odi et amo“ Rīgas Mākslas un mediju tehnikumā: Jauniešu koris „Balsis“. Dir. Ints Teterovskis.
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2010-04-10 Fantāzija II „Fantasia Vernalis“ ērģelēm. Aigars Reinis (organ) @LU Lielā aula.
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2010-04-14 Sonnabend, 14. April 2018, 19.00 Uhr @Pauluskirche am Niemannsweg. Kiel, Germany.
CANTATE DOMINO CANTICUM NOVUM
Werke von Bach, Gounod, Mendelssohn, Praulins, Elberdin, Schronen u.a.
I VOCALISTI. Hajo Lustig, Leitung http://www.heiligengeist-kiel.de/
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2018-04-14 Missa Rigensis
Saint-Brice-en-Coglès; Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne; Le 14/04/2018
90 choristes: ensemble vocal Appoggio/Cie MOC; chœur Ephemeris; chœur Résonance de Montours; chœur de l’école de musique de l’Illet dans le cadre de la commémoration de la Grande Guerre et du 19e Printemps du Coglais. En 1ère partie: la Missa Rigensis d’Ugis Praulins par Appoggio.
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2018-04-17 "Kyrie" (Missa Rigensis) @Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside Campus.  The WCSU Chamber Singers conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs.
Most impressive for me were the two Kyrie Setting presented with no applause between. We heard "Kyrie Eleison from 'Kleine Orgelmesse' by Franz Joseph Haydn and "Kyrie Eleison" from 'Missa Rigensis' composed by Ugis Praulins, with the latter featuring a great bass part for some of the 'Christe' sections. Danbury Patch / Western CT State University, U.S.A
https://patch.com/connecticut/danbury/wcsu-presents-images-spring-concert
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[April: „Odi & Amo V.02“ recording (playbacks). Hamburg area, Germany]
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Apr 2018: 'Dievaines':  „Gaisma“ & „Dzintars“ @Tokyo, Japan
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Freitag, den 20. April 2018 / Beginn: 20:00 Uhr /
Event-Ort: UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein Heinrich-Imig-Straße, 45141 Essen
Ticketpreise: von 23,00 EUR bis 28,00 EUR und Ermäßigungen
In ihrem Programm „Er stürzt die Mächtigen“ stellen Stephen Layton und das ChorWerk Ruhr Stücke aus der englischen Reformationszeit Werken zeitgenössischer baltischer Komponisten gegenüber. Das Hauptwerk des Abends ist die „Missa Rigensis“ des Letten Uģis Prauliņš, eine Hommage an Prauliņš‘ Heimatstadt Riga im Geiste der großen Renaissance-Messen. Die Komposition vereint alte Traditionen und lettische Volksmusik mit Einflüssen aus der Rockmusik und modernen Elementen. Dadurch entsteht eine fantasievolle, moderne und zeitlose Vertonung des Messetextes, die das Medium Chor in den Mittelpunkt rückt.
https://www.adticket.de/ChorWerk-Ruhr-Er-sturzt-die-Machtigen/Essen-UNESCO-Welterbe-Zollverein/20-04-2018_20-00.html
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Sonntag // 22. April // 17 Uhr Ev.StadtKirche Dortmund, Germany.
CHORWERK RUHR singt unter Leitung des Gastdirigenten Stephen Layton baltische und englische Werke, u.a. von Thomas Tallis, William Byrd und Ēriks Ešenvalds. Hauptwerk des Abends ist die „Missa Rigensis“ des lettischen Komponisten Uģis Prauliņš.
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2018-04-24 Saint Mary's Cathedral Choir. Palestrina Foundation. Sydney, Australia
Music at the wedding of Hannah and Martin McCarthy:
Bridal procession: I was Glad, C. Hubert H. Parry (1848–1918)
    Missa Rigensis, Uģis Praulins (b. 1957) (G, A)
    Offertory: A new Song, James MacMillan (b. 1959) Sanctus XI
    During the signing of the Register: And I saw a new Heaven, Edgar Bainton (1880–1956)
    Recessional: Zadok the Priest, George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
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„Fantasia Rustica“ in concert: „ich rede wie ich kann…“
Klangraum Baltikum. Musik für Chor, Orgel und Saxophon
Samstag, 28. April 2018, 17 Uhr - St. Bonaventura, Hackenberger Str. 1A, 42897 Remscheid
Sonntag, 29. April 2018, 17 Uhr - Lutherkirche, Kölner Straße 1, 42651 Solingen
Santa Bukovska, Saxophon, Liga Auguste, Orgel
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Konzerte von DerChor IVP: Donnerstag 03.05.2018, 20:15, DerChor singt in der Petruskirche in Bern. Unter dem Titel "Canticum Novum" führt DerChor Werke von Ēriks Ešenvalds, Uģis Prauliņš, John Rutter, Josu Elberdin und Vytautas Miškinis auf.
Ein weiteres Konzert findet am Samstag, 5. Mai 2018 um 20 Uhr in der Kirche Oberstrass in Zürich statt.
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4.maijs: Valmiera PGG Gaudeamus
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13 May 2018 Dvorana Marjana Kozine Slovenska filharmonija. "Missa Rigensis". Slovenian Philharmonic Choir Stephen Layton, conductor. Zbor Slovenske filharmonije.
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15 May 19:30 - 22:00 Polycoro Presents - "Modern Mass"
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church 525 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0L9
Polycoro premieres Winnipeg's own Neil Weisensel's lush and lyrical new Mass along side beloved favourites from the modern repertoire by Richard Rodeny Bennett, Francis Poulenc & Ugis Praulinš. For centuries the Mass has been a recognized and revered sacred musical form.
Hear how three modern composers beautifully interpret ancient ideas to reflect a changing world.
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Ugis Praulins "Missa Rigensis" Kyrie & Gloria
Musik im Gottesdienst am Pfingstsonntag, 20. Mai 2018, Pfarrkirche Gmünd-Neustadt; SolistInnen und Chor der Pfarre Gmünd-Neustadt, Leitung: Christoph Maaß; Austria
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2 Jun 2018. „Venus et Amor“ in Melbourne, Australia. Male chorus „Veseris“. 
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"Aģjoug" (2018) WP: 3 Jun 2018.
Lyrics by Prof. Dr. Karl Pajusalu (Salatsi Livonian language)  
Saulkrastu jauktais koris "Anima". Laura Leontjeva & Kārlis Rūtentāls (cond.)
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 Pro Coro: Saints, Legends, and Magic Songs
June 3 @ 3:00 pm MDT. All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, 10035 - 103 St. NW; Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0X5 Canada.
A cappella music by British composers Joby Talbot and Benjamin Britten, and Latvians Ēriks Ešenvalds and Uģis Prauliņš.

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Jun 2018: OEA V.02 - recording. Hans-Joachim Lustig, conductor. Rondeau Production. 
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...Join Artistic Director Dr. Jeffrey Benson and the San Jose State University Choraliers for four days of rehearsing, exploring and performing in Tallinn, Estonia in June 2018 and discover the countries that produced such prolific composers as Ēriks Ešenvalds, Veljo Tormis, Uģis Prauliņš and many others. Post festival tours with individual performance opportunities are available to Riga, Vilnius and Helsinki. http://www.choralnet.org/announcements/baltic-sings-with-dr-jeffrey-benson-june-2018/
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2018-06-15  
Prezidiju konventa vīru koris (dir. Lorija Laurie Wood Cinkuss): „Venus et Amor“ @RTU
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2018-06-17  "Reformacja i rewolucja"
17 czerwca 2018 / niedziela / godz. 18:00 Narodowe Forum Muzyki im. Witolda Lutosławskiego;
Wroclaw, Poland
Wykonawcy: Stephen Layton – dyrygent
Chór NFM, Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny – kierownictwo artystyczne
U. Prauliņš Missa Rigensis: Kyrie eleison, W. Byrd Ave verum corpus, U. Prauliņš Missa Rigensis: Gloria, T. Tallis Salvator mundi, V. Miškinis Angelus suis Deus, U. Prauliņš Missa Rigensis: Credo E. Ešenvalds ... http://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/6013
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2018-06-21 'Pulchrea sunt geneae' („Venus et Amor“) RTU vīru koris 'Gaudeamus' (dir. Ivars Cinkuss) @Arēna, Rīga
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Freitag, 29.06.2018 Kammerchor I Vocalisti & Anna Maria Hefele (Obertongesang)
Evang. Stiftskirche, Stiftstraße 12, 70173 Stuttgart Mitte
Etwas Besonderes sind die Auftragskompositionen von Ugis Praulins (*1957), Hans Schanderl (*1960) und Michael Ostrzyga (*1975) für Chor und Solo-Obertongesang. Leitung: Hans-Joachim Lustig
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Cantate Domino
Kammerchor I Vocalisti & Anna-Maria Hefele (Obertongesang) Leitung: Hans-Joachim Lustig St. Michael zu den Wengen, Ulm am 30.06.2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onDMIeOpMvQ&feature=youtu.be
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2018-06-30 WP: „Tu mazā viltus zeme“ (dzeja: Uldis Bērziņš). RTU vīru koris „Gaudeamus“ (dir. Ivars Cinkuss) LU L.aulā (2018.g. Dziesmusvētku koru kari)
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1. jūl. 2018 „Ubi caritas“ WP, dir. Romāns Vanags. Rīgas Domā.
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The Capital Chamber Choir performs on Monday, July 2nd, 2:00pm at the Cochrane Centre as a Spotlight Choir for #Podium2018.
The choir will also be performing a FREE concert in St. John's comprised of their favourite works by Veljo Tormis, Paul Mealor, Eric Whitacre, Uģis Prauliņš, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and more.
Stop on by in between Podium events on Saturday June 30th, 3:30pm at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Church (16 Church Hill Street)!
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2018-07-08 Mežaparks, Lielā estrāde / @The Latvian Song and Dance Celebration, Riga:
„Es bij' puika“ (~WP), „Kas dziedāja Jāņu nakti“ & 
"Dievaines" Sigvards Kļava, conductor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7APWv8c-4A  
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25.7.2018, SWR Fernsehen/ Kinderkonzert von Uģis Prauliņš mit dem SWR Vokalensemble 
https://www.swr.de/unternehmen/kommunikation/25-kinderkonzert-von-ugis-praulins-mit-dem-swr-vokalensemble/-/id=10563098/did=22130182/nid=10563098/iysnjx/index.html
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Saturday 28 July, 3.30pm, Christ Church, 8 Mostyn St, Castlemaine
Sunday 29 July, 3.30pm, St Peter's Eastern Hill, East Melbourne
„Missa Rigensis“. Uģis Prauliņš’ spectacular Mass for Riga Cathedral forms the backbone of this extraordinary program of music from Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.
Hamer Singers. Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Artistic Director.
https://www.classicmelbourne.com.au/organiser/hamer-singers-2/
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Uģis Prauliņš / Gaudeamus: PAGĀNU GADAGRĀMATA (rel. Jul/Aug2018) 

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4 VIII 2018. UP live @Mazirbe: Līvõd Pivād Irēl
„Aģjoug“ (lyrics: Karl Pajusalu), „Kaškè, kaņģè“, „Veltījums“ etc.
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21. aug '18 kl. 19:30 Koncertsalen
DR VokalEnsemblet åbner koncertsæsonen med H.C. Andersens smukke eventyr om den lille nattergal, der fortryller selv døden med sin sang. Oplev en unik fortælling i ord og toner, når DR VokalEnsemblet, skuespilleren Githa Nørby og fløjtevirtuosen Michala Petri opfører Ugis Praulins prisvindende værk i DR Koncertsalen.
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23/8, 19:30-20:45 „The Nightingale“.
Odense Koncerthus - Carl Nielsen Salen, Claus Bergs Gade 7, 5000 Odense C
Wonderful concert with recorder player Michala Petri, the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Danish actress Ghita Nørby. Carsten Seyer-Hansen, conductor.
http://www.hcafestivals.com/the-nightingale-436006
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„Japan Impressions“ for the NHK Tokyo Children’s Chorus.
(A cappella song cycle on the XVII/XVIII Century Japanese poetry. ~15 mins) [2018]
August 22 (Wed): performance at the Ogre Culture Centre,
August 24 (Fri): performance at the Riga Dome Cathedral
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30 Sept. 2018 „Missa Rigensis“ @Hong Kong City Hall.
Learners Chorus. Apollo Wong, conductor.
https://www.facebook.com/events/236998683698805/

11 Oct, 2018 „The Way Children Sleep“ in Stockholm, Sweden. Lone Larsen, conductor.
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8.novembrī plkst. 19.00 Valmieras KC - multimediāla koncertprogramma "Skanošie laikmeti". Koncertā piedalīsies Ieva Parša (mecosoprāns), Valdis Muktupāvels (balss, elektriskā kokle, dūdas, virsotņu svilpe, sansula, vargāns), Katrīna Kivleniece (soprāna saksofons), Artis Sīmanis (alta saksofons), Ainars Šablovskis (tenora saksofons, duduks), Baiba Tilhena (baritona saksofons).
Koncertprogrammā: Līgas Celmas-Kursietes, Jēkaba Nīmaņa, Jēkaba Jančevska, Uģa Prauliņa, Kārļa Lāča, Valda Muktupāvela, Modesta Musorgska skaņdarbi.
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SO 11. NOVEMBER, 12 UHR UND 16 UHR. KARLSRUHE, ZKM
UGIS PRAULIŅŠ »Des Kaisers neue Kleider«
Musikalisches Märchenhörspiel für Erzähler und Chor a cappella
Lars Reichow, Sprecher. SWR Vokalensemble. Dirigent Florian Benfer
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DI 11. DEZEMBER, 11 & 13 UHR. STUTTGART, LIEDERHALLE
MI 12. DEZEMBER, 11 UHR. MANNHEIM, ROSENGARTEN
UGIS PRAULIŅŠ »Des Kaisers neue Kleider«
Musikalisches Märchenhörspiel für Erzähler und Chor a cappella
Lars Reichow, Sprecher. SWR Vokalensemble. Dirigent Florian Benfer
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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.

24 Feb 2018 Banff Creative Centre 
25 Feb 2018 Edmonton

11 Oct 2018 Sweden. Lone Larsen, conductor. 

30.5.17

Te Deum (2001)

Te Deum (2001)

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


 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 Rīgas Doms.
Festivāls "Restart Bach" – "Te Deum".
Aivars Kalējs (ērģeles), 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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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.

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9 Jun 2017 
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS 
@St John's, Riga  

Riga Dom Boys Choir. Mārtiņš Klišāns / Martins Klisans, conductor
(c) 2017 Andris Rake
(c) 2017 Andris Rake

(c) 2017 Andris Rake


(c) 2017 Andris Rake
(c) 2017 Andris Rake




 

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.