Christmas Joy in Latvia - Salaks, Praullins, Skulte, etc / Jansons, New Chamber Orchstra, et al

Album Summary

>Salaks, Vilnis : Ziemas svetku vakara (On Christmas Eve), cantata for soloists, chorus & chamber orchestra
>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra
>Skulte, Bruno : Ziemassvetkos (At Christmas Time), for voice & kokle
>Dambis, Pauls : Nakat ieksa Ziemassvetki! (Welcome, Christmas!), for voice, chorus & orchestra
>Karlsons, Juris : Ziemassvetku Kantate (Christmas Cantata), for voice, chorus & orchestra
>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The joy we feel in anticipating the sun's return after the winter solstice is greatly magnified by the spiritual light that comes with Christmas. This recording, Christmas Joy in Latvia, is a collection of new musical works to enrich the season's array of colors. The essence of the CD is expressed by its title: it highlights age-old values in a contemporary fashion. The old world and its traditions change with each new year.



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Works Details

>Salaks, Vilnis : Ziemas svetku vakara (On Christmas Eve), cantata for soloists, chorus & chamber orchestra
  • Performers: Inese Berzina; Sindija Druva; Ints Teterovskis; Valdis Tomsons; Laura Zamura
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2006

>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra :: Bi
  • Performers: Laila Liepina; Elina Seile
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra :: Di
  • Performers: Laila Liepina; Elina Seile
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra :: Es
  • Performers: Laila Liepina; Elina Seile
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra :: Zi
  • Performers: Laila Liepina; Elina Seile
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra :: Ke
  • Performers: Laila Liepina; Elina Seile
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Praulins, Ugis : Ziemsvetki juanaja pasaule (Latvian Solstice in the New World), for 2 voices, chorus & orchestra :: Ma
  • Performers: Laila Liepina; Elina Seile; Ints Teterovskis
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Skulte, Bruno : Ziemassvetkos (At Christmas Time), for voice & kokle
  • Performers: Monta Martinsone; Laura Zamura
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1960s

>Dambis, Pauls : Nakat ieksa Ziemassvetki! (Welcome, Christmas!), for voice, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Monta Martinsone
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2003

>Karlsons, Juris : Ziemassvetku Kantate (Christmas Cantata), for voice, chorus & orchestra :: Rits ir tik gaiss (The Morn
  • Performer: Ieva Ezeriete
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Karlsons, Juris : Ziemassvetku Kantate (Christmas Cantata), for voice, chorus & orchestra :: Mirdz laukos sniegs tik bal
  • Performer: Ieva Ezeriete
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Karlsons, Juris : Ziemassvetku Kantate (Christmas Cantata), for voice, chorus & orchestra :: Tev, maigais Dieva Jers (Ge
  • Performer: Ieva Ezeriete
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra :: Lux fulgebit (A Light Will Shine)
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra :: Exsulta filia sion (Rejoice, Daughter o
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra :: Et pastores erant (There Were Shepherds
  • Performer: Viesturs Jansons (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra :: Gloria in altissimis Deo (Glory to God
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra :: Verbum caro (The Word Was Made Flesh)
  • Conductor: Laura Zamura
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Dubra, Rihards : In nativitate Domini, for voice, chorus & chamber orchestra :: Alleluia
  • Conductor: Andrejs Jansons
  • Ensemble: New Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Riga Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia (01/02/2008-01/03/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000