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Choral Arrangements from Latvia

Traditional Latvian choral and folksongs arranged for harmony voices.

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Arvo Part : Collected Choral Works : SATB : 01 Songbook : 978-3-7024-6616-9 : UE033880

Arvo Part : Collected Choral Works

This new anthology of Part's choral works replaces the earlier one published in 1999. It is even more representative of Part's work, not only because of the recent additions, but because of the very welcome decision to include two selections from his major a cappella work, Kanon Pokajanen. The revised selection is also carefully geared towards the music represented on three CDs, all of which were recorded in consultation with the composer. introduced by Paul Hillier.

Songlist: Arvo Part, Observation on the Performance of Arvo Part's choral music, Bemerkungen zur Auffuhrungspraxis der Chorwerke Arvo Parts, Remarques sur l'interpretation des oeuvres chorales d'Arvo Part, Werkvezeichnis- List of Works- Catalogue des oeuvres, An den Wassen zu Babel saben wir und weinten, Beatus Petronius, Cantate Domino canticum novum, Da pacem Domine, De profundis, Dopo la vittoria, Gebet nach dem Kanon, I Am the True Vine, Littlemore Tractus, Magnificat, Memento (Ode VII), Missa syllabica (a cappella), Most Holy Mother of God, Nunc dimittis, Salve Regina, Sieben Magnificat- Anthiphonen, Solfeggio, Statuit ei Dominus, Triodion, Veni creator, Which Was the Son of ..., Zwei slawische Psalmen

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Voicing: SATB | 8735b | Songbook | $49.95 | A Cappella


Eriks Esenvalds : Choral Anthology Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook : EP72445

Eriks Esenvalds : Choral Anthology Vol 1

The Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds is a most sought-after choral composers working today, with a busy commission schedule and performances of his music heard on every continent.

Songlist: Who Is He?, Lielupe, O Salutaris Hostia, A Drop in the Ocean, Evening, This is my Father's World

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Voicing: SATB | 4363b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Eriks Esenvalds : Choral Antholgy for Upper Voices : SSAA divisi : 01 Songbook : EP72682

Eriks Esenvalds : Choral Antholgy for Upper Voices

Born in 1977 in Latvia, Eriks Esenvalds is an original and sought-after voice of the Baltic music tradition. Commissioners have included the Latvian Radio Choir and State Choir "Latvija", the Britten Sinfonia, Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Temple University (USA), the Boston Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. His work is recorded on a number of CDs. Eriks Esenvalds is a former Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Songlist: Northern Lights, Stars, Ubi Caritas Et Amor, Benedictus Es, O Salutaris Hostia, Spring, The Sweet Spring, Who Can Sail Without The Wind, Gaujas Meita Rotataja

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Voicing: SSAA divisi | 4451b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Eriks Esenvalds : High Flight : SSSAAA : 01 Songbook : MB2190

Eriks Esenvalds : High Flight

Commissioned by Classical Movements and premiered by the Latvian Voices at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, July 2017. An atmospheric 5-minute piece for upper voices with text written by pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr. experiencing a euphoric flight

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Voicing: SSSAAA | Performed by Latvian Voices | 4576b | Songbook | $4.50 | A Cappella video


Eriks Esenvalds : The First Tears - An Inuit Legend : SATB : Songbook : MB1722

Eriks Esenvalds : The First Tears - An Inuit Legend

Acclaimed Finnish composer creates a fascinating piece based on the Inuit Legend of The First Tear about a seal hunter who was so upset about his failure to catch a seal that he shed the very first tear.

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Voicing: SATB | 4578b | Songbook | $15.50 video


Latvian Voices : Selected Songs : SSAAA : 01 Songbook : MB1804

Latvian Voices : Selected Songs

Latvian Voices consider their main mission to be the introduction of Latvian culture and especially the musical heritage. Through songs and staging they introduce the listener to Latvian mentality and world-view that is deeply rooted in the mutual relationship between humans and nature. The repertoire of Latvian Voices is wide: Latvian folk songs and original compositions with lyrics from Latvian traditional folklore, examples of Classical music in inventive transcriptions. Includes pronunciation guide.

Songlist: Dindaru Dandaru, I Climbed Up The Hill, The Fisherman Invited Me, Rise, O Sun, Early in the Morning, Sun, Go Soon To God, Sing, Girls, In the Evening, Lullaby for Ancitis, The Moon Rode at Night, The Nightingale Sings Sweetly, I Visit with a Song

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Voicing: SSAAA | Performed by Latvian Voices | 4550b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella video


Peteris Vasks : Ganu Dziesma (Shepherd's Song) : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 888680607609 : 49019754

Peteris Vasks : Ganu Dziesma (Shepherd's Song)

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Voicing: SSAA | 4329b | Songbook | $11.95


Peteris Vasks : Cross of Golgotha : SATB : 01 Songbook : 888680019570 : 49019920

Peteris Vasks : Cross of Golgotha

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Voicing: SATB | 4330b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Missa : SATB : 01 Songbook : 888680623647 : 49044319

Peteris Vasks : Missa

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Voicing: SATB | 4331b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Ziles Zina (The Tomtit's Message) : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 888680633127 : 49044372

Peteris Vasks : Ziles Zina (The Tomtit's Message)

Text in Latvian.

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Voicing: SSAA | 4332b | Songbook | $8.50 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Baltais Fragments - (White Fragment) : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 49044432

Peteris Vasks : Baltais Fragments - (White Fragment)

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Voicing: TTBB | 4333b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Sorrow - Three Songs For Female Choir : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 884088520021 : 49017959

Peteris Vasks : Sorrow - Three Songs For Female Choir

Peteris Vasks' strong attachment to his Latvian home country shows particularly in his choral music. Nature, customs and traditions as well as the idea of freedom are the central themes of the texts he sets to music, while carefully using modern techniques of choral singing as well. Alternating with traditional, even archaic singing, the music creates a multi-faceted, immediately effective sound image in the listener's mind. These six songs for female choir centre on the themes of man, nature and transience, and home in aphoristic brevity. Vasks wrote music on these folk poems which contains rewarding tasks for the choir and opens up a fascinating world of sound to the listener.

Songlist: The Sad Mother, Small, Warm Holiday, Sunmmer

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Voicing: SSAA | 7341b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Home (Dzimtene) : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 49017958

Peteris Vasks : Home (Dzimtene)

Peteris Vasks' strong attachment to his Latvian home country shows particularly in his choral music. Nature, customs and traditions as well as the idea of freedom are the central themes of the texts he sets to music, while carefully using modern techniques of choral singing as well. Alternating with traditional, even archaic singing, the music creates a multi-faceted, immediately effective sound image in the listener's mind

Songlist: Musu Dziesma (Our Song), Miedzins Jaja (Sleep Was Riding), Maminai Klausidama (Following Mother's Advice)

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Voicing: SSAA | 7377b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Carnival Song : SSSSAAAA : 01 Songbook : 888680071714 : 49019703

Peteris Vasks : Carnival Song

Vasks compositions incorporate archaic, folklore elements from Latvian music and place them within a dynamic and challenging relationship with the language of contemporary music. The works are frequently given programmatic titles based on natural processes. Vasks' intentions are however not so much a purely poetic praise of nature or showy tone painting, but rather the pursuit of themes such as the complex interaction between man and nature and the beauty of life on the one hand but also the imminent ecological and moral destruction of the world which he expresses in musical language.

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Voicing: SSSSAAAA | 8767b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Peteris Vasks : Mother Sun : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088576585 : 49016749

Peteris Vasks : Mother Sun

Central to Vask's work are human beings and nature. The beauty of nature versus the threat of it, and the human role in it. His human and cultural image is therefore not very optimistic. However, in his work Vasks expresswes wonder and beauty. Especially in his early compositions. The choral work Mate Saule (Mother Sun) from 1975 is one such work. It seems nothing but an evocation of a sun with sparse melodies that break away from the sound as halos and sun breaking through the clouds. Meanwhile, this work is also a piece that is exemplary for the later choral works of Vasks. Although the piece is almost entirely diatonic, drop the instrumental notation for the votes and nice dissonant textures right on. These are things that Vasks in his later work refined and enriched.

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 8771b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Ugis Praulins : Missa Rigensis (Riga Mass) : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088671310 : 1780387350 : 14041546

Ugis Praulins : Missa Rigensis (Riga Mass)

A striking setting of the Mass by Latvian composer which has been recorded by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Voicing: SATB | 4046b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Valdis Zeltkalns : Latvian Folk Song Arrangements for Upper Voices : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 9790265004325 : MB2193

Valdis Zeltkalns : Latvian Folk Song Arrangements for Upper Voices

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Voicing: SSAA | 4577b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Various Composers : Latvian Choral Music - Songs for Female Choir Vol 2 : SSAA : 01 Songbook :  979-0-69795-60 : MB1644

Various Composers : Latvian Choral Music - Songs for Female Choir Vol 2

English and Latvian text. Composers: Leons Amolins, Pauls Dambis, Rihards Dubra, Maija Einfelde, Eriks Esenvalds, Romualds Jermaks, Alberts Jerums, Selga Mence, Peteris Plakidis, Juris Vaivods, Ruta Vintule.

Songlist: Sun Behind the Clouds, A Cowherd's Life is Hard, A Spring Song, Song of the Flax Breakers, Two Songs of Ophelia, The Little Rain Man, Laudate, Gloria Patri, Kyrie Eleison, O Salutaris Hostia, Ave Maria

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Voicing: SSAA | 3045b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Various Composers : Latvian Choral Music - Songs For Male Voice Choirs : TTBB : 01 Songbook :  979-0-69795-60 : MB1741

Various Composers : Latvian Choral Music - Songs For Male Voice Choirs

English and Latvian text. Composers: Leons Amolins, Pauls Dambis, Rihards Dubra, Maija Einfelde, Eriks Esenvalds, Romualds Jermaks, Alberts Jerums, Selga Mence, Peteris Plakidis, Juris Vaivods, Ruta Vintule.

Songlist: Stars, At Christmas, My Song, Adoramus Te, Laudate, Hodie Christus Est, Verbum Caro, Nunc Dimittis, Five c Songs, Te Lucis Ante Terminum, Mirdzi Ka Zvaigznw

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Voicing: TTBB | 3046b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Various Composers : Latvian Composers for the Centenary of Latvia : SATB : 01 Songbook : MB2386

Various Composers : Latvian Composers for the Centenary of Latvia

As Latvia's centenary drew near, the artistic director and head conductor of State Choir Latvia - M ris Sirmais - revealed an idea for a gift to Latvia: to make a creative laboratory in which Latvian composers would create new a capella pieces for mixed choir. As a result, inspired by the idea 77 composers wrote songs for mixed choir. State Choir Latvia collected, rehearsed and performed the works over the course of three years and five concerts. This new repertoire would be relevant not only during Latvia's celebrated anniversary, but also for many years after the grand festivities. Latvian and English text.

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Voicing: SATB | 4579b | Songbook | $19.95


Varoius Composers : Latvian Choral Music - Songs For Female Choir Vol 1 : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 979-0-69795-603 : MB1642

Varoius Composers : Latvian Choral Music - Songs For Female Choir Vol 1

English and Latvian text. Composers: Austrina , Ilze Arne, Peteris Barisons, Rihards Dubra, Jekabs Graubi s, Romualds Jermaks, Andris Kontauts, Emils Melngailis, Selga Mence, Helmers Pavasars, Andris Sejans, Bruno Skulte, Valdis Zilveris

Songlist: Handsome is My Brother's Homestead, Joyfully I Weave My Song, Dievin's House Has Long Tables, In The Evening When the Sun Sets, Mother Of The Sea, Mother Of The Wind, Little Oak Tree, A Dancing Song, Chase Me Though The Forest, Melodies, Fairy Tale, Lullaby, In The Clock Workshop, A Prayer, Laudate Dominum, Benigna Domina

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Voicing: SSAA | 3044b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Ej, Saulite, Driz Pie Dieva : SATB : Imant Raminsh : Songbook : 48020622 : 884088405458

Imant Raminsh : Ej, Saulite, Driz Pie Dieva

A movement of a larger suite, Under the Baltic Sun, this Latvian folk song is the lament of an oppressed people. For mixed chorus and piano, the publication includes text translation and IPA pronunciation guide. Orchestra score and parts available on rental from the publisher. Duration: ca. 3:00. Orchestra score and parts available on rental from Boosey & Hawkes.

Arranger: Imant Raminsh | Country: Latvia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48020622


Es Karai Aiziedams : SAB : Imant Raminsh : Sheet Music : WW1545 : 888680062521

Imant Raminsh : Es Karai Aiziedams

A Latvian folk song from long ago, but poignant for our time. The poem speaks of a soldier who has returned from war to find his young sister grown. Intelligent vocal part writing that is rich and sophisticated in men's voices. One of a set of five folk songs that may be performed together or individually.

Arranger: Imant Raminsh | Country: Latvia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1545


Tek Saulote : SATB divisi : Imant Raminsh : Sheet Music : WW1543 : 888680062507

Imant Raminsh : Tek Saulote

A beautifully sorrowful Latvian folk song arranged by Imant Raminsh. As the sun sets, the speaker remembers his dearest mother who has gone beyond and asks the sun to take to her sweetest evening peace. Absolutely delightful and masterful vocal writing and counterpoint. One of a set of five folk songs that may be performed together or individually.

Arranger: Imant Raminsh | Country: Latvia

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1543


The Noble Son : TTB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08703269 : 073999197822

Audrey Snyder : The Noble Son

This Latvian folksong tells the timeless story of a young soldier as he prepares to leave his home and family for battle. Excellent writing for developing tenor-bass choruses. Available: TTB. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Latvia

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703269


Tris Jaunas Masas : SATB divisi : Imant Raminsh : Sheet Music : WW1544 : 888680062514

Imant Raminsh : Tris Jaunas Masas

A sweet Latvian folk song featuring the story of two brothers falling in love with two sisters, while the third sister is yet too young to marry. Absolutely delightful and masterful vocal writing and counterpoint. One of a set of five folk songs that may be performed together or individually.

Arranger: Imant Raminsh | Country: Latvia

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1544


Varonis (The Hero) : SATB Divisi : Peteris Vasks : Peteris Vasks : Sheet Music : 49044554 : 888680089320

Peteris Vasks : Varonis (The Hero)

Latvian text.

Composer: Peteris Vasks | Country: Latvia

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $5.95 | With Piano |
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