photo by Viesturs Petersons

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




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



24 Feb 2018The Nightingale” @Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. Pro Coro Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor.

25 Feb 2017 “The Nightingale” @Edmonton, Canada. Pro Coro Canada. Michael Zaugg, conductor.
„Des Kaisers neue Kleider“ (due 2017/18)
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.
Tickets available
13 May 2018 Dvorana Marjana Kozine Slovenska filharmonija. "Missa Rigensis" Stephen Layton, conductor. Zbor Slovenske filharmonije.
June 2018 performance of the new work (commission): Pro Coro Canada & Michael Zaugg, conductor.
°°° ...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.
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 ...
"Dievaines" @The Latvian Song and Dance Celebration in Riga June 30 - July 8, 2018. Mārtiņš Klišāns, conductor. 
A new piece for the NHK Tokyo Children’s Chorus. Chifuru Matsubara, conductor
August 22 (Wed): performance at the Ogre Culture Centre,
August 24 (Fri): performance at the Riga Dome Cathedral


The Way Children Sleep (2017)

Uģis Prauliņš
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)/


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

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.    


 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.

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.

"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.


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).
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:...


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. 

"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 @:
To hire score and parts, please, contact the publisher:
for clients from Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) -
clients from other European countries -
US and rest of world -
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 *

* Hard copies can be ordered via email. Customers from the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) - please write to, clients from other European countries - order via, US and rest of world -

9 Jun 2017 
@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



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.




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


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


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.


Jury, 2013, Riga LU
@Grammy, Staples Center, LA. (c)
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


(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