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25.11.12

2009 - 2011

2011


2011-12-28 
Kyrie (Missa Rigensis)
Tarih: 28 Aralik 2011 
gazi konser salonu - Gazi Üniversitesi 
TURKEY

Öğr. Gör. Dr. Güler Asena Gözen





2011. gada 5.-7. decembrī TALLINK PRĀMIS FESTIVAL
Austruma sniegumu novērtējuši prāmja Festival izklaides programmas veidotāji, uzaicinot kori sagatavot Ziemassvētku dziesmu programmu kruīza braucienam, kas notiks no š.g. 5. līdz 7. decembrim. Paredzēti divi koncerti - viens turpceļā, otrs atpakaļceļā. Programmā - klasiskas Ziemassvētku dziesmas latviešu un angļu valodā, R.Dubras kordziesmas "Mirdz svecītes", "Rorando Coeli", "Hodie Christus natus est", kā arī U.Prauliņa "Auld Lang Syne" un U.Sisaska "Ave Maria".


01.11. 11 
Beginn 17:00, Dom zu Graz
  • Institut 6 Kirchenmusik und Orgel

Ugis Praulins: Missa Rigensis,
Pawel Lukaszewski: Nunc dimittis
Wolfram Buchenberg: Ich bin das Brot des Lebens
| Chor des Institutes für Kirchenmusik und Orgel | Domkantorei Graz |
Chordirigieren: Studierende von Josef Döller 
Leitung: Anastasia SHIN, Bozena BUKA, Kataryna KLIMOVICH, Michael SCHADLER


www.kug.ac.at


Jul 9, 2011 (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Bel Canto Boy Choirs/Chorknaben Boy Choir of Uetersen, Germany (Wisconsin, U.S.A.)

The Chorknaben Boy Choir and the Bel Canto Boy Choirs will perform a free concert on Saturday, July 9, 2011, starting at 7:00 PM at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Ln., Mequon, Wis. The Chorknaben Boy Choir has a wide-ranging repertoire for their program “European Choral Music from Renaissance to Contemporary and Spirituals” with compositions by Schütz, Bach, Mendelssohn, Gounod, Britten, Praulins, Miskinis, and others. The singers come from Uetersen, which is a small town near Hamburg, in the north of Germany. “This is a great opportunity for our singers to befriend and collaborate with international artists, and for the community to experience a beautiful free concert,” Marla Hahn, Bel Canto Executive Director said.
Contact Name: Marla Hahn info@belcanto.org
Contact Phone: 414-481-8801
Location: Mequon United Methodist Church
11011 North Oriole Lane, Mequon, WI 53092


 Rīgas horeogrāfijas vidusskolas audzēkņi ar izrādi „Sniegbaltīte un septiņi rūķi” no 19.06.2011. – 27.06.2011. piedalījās 51. Starptautiskajā bērnu teātra festivālā Šibenikā, Horvātijā.
http://www.rhv.lv/jaunumi-2

IMAGINATION 

(The Land of My Heart) 3'30''
text by Barbara Juliane von Krüdener / Madame de Krudener [Engl. transl. by Clarence Ford]
for childrens choir (SA) & brass ensemble (tp,tp,h,tb,tuba)


WP: Donnerstag; 05. Mai 2011. Festliche Eröffnung des 32. internationalen Kinderchorfestivals Fröhlich sein und singen Halle/ Saale. 19:00 Uhr _ Konzerthalle Ulrichskirche, Christian-Wolff-Straße 2, 06108 Halle (Saale)"Imagination"  - Uraufführung / Festivalchöre. Leitung: Ugis Praulins





HATENA (Japan)
Online radio playlist of Classical Music Live programs 
ようこそゲストさん 

[The Nightingale]
3/31 (Thr) 2:00-5:00 (19:00-22:00/CEST) DR P2 (wma)
 ミケラ・ペトリ(リコーダー)スティーヴン・レイトン指揮デンマーク放送ヴォーカルアンサンブル
 Ugis Praulins:The Nightingale、Daniel Börtz:Nemesis divina、Jørgen Jersild:Tre romantiske korsange、ダウランド、ファン・エイクの作品
 (オーフスから生中継)
3/31 (Thr) 23:00 - 4/1 (Fri) 2:00 (16:00-19:00/CEST) DR Klassisk (wma)
 ミケラ・ペトリ(リコーダー)スティーヴン・レイトン指揮デンマーク放送ヴォーカルアンサンブル
 Ugis Praulins:The Nightingale、Daniel Börtz:Nemesis divina、Jørgen Jersild:Tre romantiske korsange、ダウランド、ファン・エイクの作品
 (2011.3.30 オーフス)


The Nightingale (2011) by the Latvian Ugis Praulins is essentially a 30-minute concerto, consisting of a series of eight colourful tableaux based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the Emperor and the Nightingale. It demands an astonish choral range of four octaves. The seventh section, ‘The Artifical Bird’, is a marvel of invention, with percussive imitations and multiphonics

The NIGHTINGALE 
("Nattergalen") 27'
(Hans Christian Andersen, English translation by R.P. Keigwin)
for recorders and mixed choir (composed: July 2009 – Nov 2010)
PRS for Music tunecode: 083498HQ
Initiated by Lars Hannibal & OUR RECORDINGS
Commissioned by the Danish Radio, Danish Broadcasting Corporation

World premieres 2011:
30 March Sct. Paul's Church, Århus at 19.30 (live broadcast DR)
31 March Esajas Church, Copenhagen at 19.30
2.April 16.00 Concert House, DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen
3 Apr Blackfriars' Monastery (Sortebrødre Klosterkirke), Viborg 15.00
Michala Petri 
Danish National Vocal Ensemble 
Stephen Layton, conductor

http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=6.220605
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24 III 2011
SR (Sveriges Radio) P2 10.04 Klassisk förmiddag.
Ugis Praulins: Fantasia rustica.
Virgo Veldi, saxofon och Ines Maidre, orgel.
Från estniska radion. Med Erika Libeck Lindahl. Repris från estniska radion.
Ines Maidre
37 RADIO&FILM

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WEA Sydney Summer 2011 

Course No: 11HM071 $180 Conc $162 
8 meetings 10.15 am – 12.15 pm Fri from Feb 11

A Musical Journey: Germany, Denmark & the Baltic ROBERT FORGACS MA (Hons) PhD Chart a fascinating musical journey across northern Europe, beginning in Germany and Denmark in the late Renaissance / early Baroque, and end with the exciting and thrilling music of present day composers from the Baltic countries including Praetorius, Hassler, Eccard, Schütz, Schein, Scheidt, Buxtehude, Telemann, Händel,
JS and CPE Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Grieg, Nielsen, Pärt, Prauliņš, Sisask, and Miškinis.


www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au



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We sang the Gloria from your mass again in a concert 2 days ago. It continues to b a favorite of my singers!”  


William H. Mathis (Minister of Music and Fine Arts at Hennepin Ave / United Methodist Church / Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area) 
2011
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2010



Missa Rigensis 
...the concerts on 27 en 28 November in The Hague and Amsterdam were a great success! In all modesty, we performed very well and the public was very enthusiastic. 
Nelleke Deddens, Secretary Cappella Den Haag. via email 2010-12-09
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2010-11-05 
Rider University
Westminster Schola Cantorum and Westminster Williamson Voices 
Concert ' Bristol Chapel (Princeton Campus), 8 p.m. Performing Poulenc's “Gloria” and works by Gibbons, Palestrina and Whitbourn. Performance features the American premiere of “Missa Rigensis” by Ugis Praulins and the world premiere of “RequiemCanticorum" for choir, organ and soprano saxophone, written by James Whitbourn for Westminster Williamson Voices. 
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Musica Viva Australia Blog2013 International Concert Season

“Infectious enthusiasm and authority” – The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

The Trinity body’s make-up meant that audiences could experience a wider variety of repertoire than the standard Tudor regime that occupies nearly all available ground when British choirs with boy sopranos visit. For the night’s first half, the program oscillated between some expected Renaissance elements – Parsons, Byrd, Tallis – and a solid representation of contemporary Baltic and Polish composers such as Ugis Praulins, Urmas Sisask and Pawel Lukaszewski.

The singers took to the contemporary works with an infectious enthusiasm and authority… Conductor Stephen Layton’s Cambridge singers show an admirable discipline – the whole program is sung from memory – and at the centre of their offerings they sang two works of vivid and taxing power.


Concert Review: Trinity College Choir
September 17, 2010, 3:00 pm
 "...the Gloria by Latvian Ugis Praulins was a given a fast, full-voiced performance, its florid lines interweaving to make tense harmonies and ultimately resolving in a glorious major chord."
ROSALIND APPLEBY The West Australian

http://au.news.yahoo.com/entertainment/a/7963169/concert-review-trinity-college-choir/

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http://www.viitinalhk.ee/arh/2010_06_Fantasia_Rustica.html

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FANTASIA RUSTICA

27. juuni 2010 kl 17:00 Rõuge kirik (Estonia)
Esinevad: Ines Maidre-Aarvik orelil ja Virgo Veldi saksofonil.
Esitusele tuleb:

Edvard Grieg "Ave maris stella"
Kurt Wiklander "Dala-koraal op. 17: Kom helge Ande, till mig in" ("Tule püha Vaim")
Oskar Lindberg Gammal fäbodpsalme från Dalarna (vana karjusepsalm)
Kurt Wiklander Dala-Koraal Dalarnast: "I denne ljuva sommertid" ("Sel kaunil suveajal")
Tõnu Kõrvits "Thule koraalid"
Kolm Kärlast pärit eesti vaimulikku rahvaviisi sopransaksofonile ja orelile
Egil Hovland Toccata "Il Canto del Mare"
Sergei Rahmaninov "Vokaliis"
Ugis Praulins "Fantasia rustica"


Waiting For Godot 

Godo gaidot (May/June 2010)  
dedicated to my excellent wife Inga Prauliņa 
for violin & violoncello [4 mini-movements; total time: 5'45'']
WP: 22 Jun 2010 @ Latvian Composers' Union: Agnese Kanniņa - Liepiņa (vn) & Ainārs Paukšēns (čells). 
ISMN 979-0-69795-229-4



VII MIĘDZYNARODOWY FESTIWAL SAKSOFONOWY W SZCZECINIE 25 kwietnia 2010 - 20 czerwca 2010 / 7TH INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE FESTIVAL IN SZCZECIN 25 April 2010 - 20 June 2010
23.05.2010, godz. 17.00, Kościół pw. Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa w Szczecinie / Church Sacred Heart of Jesus in Szczecin 
Recital / Duo Recital: Artis Simanis – saksofon /saxophone, Kristine Adamaite – organy / organ (Łotwa / Latvia) 
Program: Georgs Pelēcis (1947) Ouverture
Galina Grigorieva (1962) Molitva 
Anonim (XVII w., Polska) Parafraza Psalmu 43
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Got
Uģis Prauliņš (1957) Fantasia rustica
Marģeris Zariņš (1910 -1993) Kurzemes baroks
Rihards Dubra (1964) Cantus orationis (concerto per saxofono alto e organo)
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iVocalisti MISSA RIGENSIS

10. Mai 2010 | 06:45 Uhr | Von Reinhard Frank, SHZ.de

2.2.2010 
St. Kunibert Pfarrkirche (Hünsborn) [Wenden im Kreis Olpe in Nordrhein-Westfalen]
Leitung: Hans-Joachim Lustig


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DIE NEUE PLATTE / ARCHIV / 

Neue geistliche Musik
Von Frank Kämpfer
Chöre, biblische Verse und religiöse Sujets begegnen sich in drei aktuellen CD-Einspielungen mit neuer geistlicher Musik zeitgenössischer europäischer Komponisten, die ihrerseits in sehr verschiedene Klangwelten führen - Ugis Praulinš, Irmas Sisask, Johanna Doderer und Calliope Tsoupaki.
Musik 01
Ugis Praulins, Crucifixus aus Missa Rigensis The Choir of Trinty College, Cambridge. Ltg. Stephen LaytonCD Hyperion CDA67747, LC 7533
Stimmen wie Stiche, Nägeln gleich – geschlagen im Takt, der zum Tanz wird, für Sekunden. Das Ensemble formiert sich, und ein unüberhörbarer Groove transportiert die rabiate Vision: Mord, Begräbnis, Auferstehung und Auffahrt gen Himmel sind Grund zu Freude und: Erlösung ist nah.
Das knapp zweiminütige Crucifixus hat es in sich. Vergleicht man es mit der Textur der anderen Sätze in Ugis Praulins Missa Rigensis aus dem Jahre 2002, wirkt es vergleichsweise theatral, weltlich, gar avanciert. Der lettische Komponist verbindet in dem knapp halbstündigen Konzertstück nationale Chortradition mit Neotonalität und Einfachheit in der Struktur. Avantgardevokabular wird pragmatisch benutzt: in chromatischen Seufzern, pulsierenden Clustern, in der Gleichzeitigkeit von gesprochenem, geflüstertem und gesungenem Wort. Praulins, Jahrgang 1957, spielte zur Sowjetzeit in Riga in Rockbands – heute fordert er die Vorliebe seiner Landsleute, in Chören zu singen, heraus. 
Der klare Traditionsbezug in seinen Vokalkompositionen bedeutet nicht, dass selbige leicht aufführbar sind: Detailarbeit ist hier gefragt, auf kleinstem Raum wechseln Farbe und Tempo, Gestus und Stil. Im Konzert wie im liturgischen Rahmen kann Praulins Missa immense Wirkung entfalten – Laien stemmen das Werk ohne Weiteres kaum. In der Aufnahme hier ist The Choire of Trinity College aus Cambridge unter Stephen Layton zu hören – unter dem Titel Baltic exchange präsentiert das britische Spitzen-Ensemble auf seiner aktuellen, bei Hyperion verlegten CD neue Chor- und Kirchenmusik aus den drei baltischen Staaten. Neben den Letten Ugis Praulins und Maija Einfelde finden sich hier Stücke des Litauers Vytautas Miškinis und des Esten Irmas Sisask. 

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FANTASIA RUSTICA
Tallinn, Estonia: 
Neljapäeval 22. aprillil kell 19.05 on eetris salvestus Niguliste-muuseum kontserdisaalist, kus esinesid Ines Maidre (orel) ja Virgo Veldi (saksofon, pildil)).

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Ugis Praulins' "Missa Rigensis" - one of the most original and personal settings of the Mass text imaginable. The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 7, 2010 
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2010 - 02 - 28 Elmshorn, Germany (?) 
"To the Light" for tenor sax & male chorus: Stefan Kuchel & Chorknaben Uetersen. Hans - Joachim Lustig, conductor.
28. Februar, die um 18 Uhr im Saalbau am Adenauerdamm 2
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BBC Radio 3 
supported by backstage.bbc.co.uk and bbc.co.uk/programmes/

14th of February 2010 
18:30 The Choir 
As Lindsay Gray approaches his first anniversary as director of the Royal School of Church Music, he talks to Aled Jones about leadership, tradition and modernisation. 

Ugis Praulins
Laudibus in Sanctis
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Stephen Layton (conductor) 
Hyperion CDA67747

Ugis Praulins
Missa Rigensis
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Stephen Layton (conductor) 
Hyperion CDA67747



Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/03/07/372072_choir-offers-soaring-melodies.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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2009

22:10 Latvijas jaunā mūzika 
* Ēriks Ešenvalds. Fragments no operas Augļu koks ir Jāzeps.
Jānis Apeinis, Sergejs Martinovs, Krisjānis Norvelis, Sergejs Jēgers, Kristīne Gailīte, Latvijas nacionālās operas kora dziedātāji, VAK Latvija, Altera Veritas, Shady Brass Q, Edgars Saksons (sitaminstrumenti), diriģents Māris Sirmais 2007.gada 6. jūnijā Latvijas nacionālās operas Jaunajā zālē 
* Uģis Prauliņš. Epigrammas.
Dita Kalniņa (soprāns), U.Prauliņš, (taustiņinstrumenti), 2002, Rīgas Domā 



FANTASIA RUSTICA 
Niguliste kirik 4.nov. 2009 kell 19.00
Rapla kirik 5.nov. 2009 kl.18.00
Orel Ines MAIDRE Saksofon VIRGO VELDI
Bjarne Sløgedal (1927) Variasjoner over den norske folketone ”Å hvor salig skal det blive” 
1.Koral (Koraal)
2. Song (Laul)
3. Fløyteljud (Flöödikõla)
4. Langeleik (Kandleviis)
5. Frygdesong (Rõõmulaul

Oskar Lindberg (1887-1955) Gammal fäbodpsalme från Dalarna
saksofonile ja orelile

Tõnu Kõrvits (1969) Thule koraalid
Kolm Kärlast pärit eesti vaimulikku rahvaviisi sopransaksofonile ja orelile.
1.Nutta inimene…
2.Amen au Issal olgu..
3. Ilma sõnadeta

Guy Bovet (1942) Three Japanese Sketches orelile
1.Variations on “Guiyo –bushi”
2. Meditation on “Akatombo” (Red Dragonfly)
3. Fantasy on “Tokyo-ondo”

Galina Grigorjeva (1962) Palve saksofonile ja orelile

Ugis Praulins (1957) Fantasia rustica saksofonile ja orelile