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Baltic Voices

Composer Gabriel Jackson presents music from the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. He discusses how this choral tradition has become one of his musical passions.

Another special edition of the programme, featuring guest presenters from the world of choral music. Composer, Gabriel Jackson talks about one of his musical passions, choral music from the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Gabriel looks beyond the choirs and compoers that have found success and popularity in the West to explore some of the lesser known music of the region.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Put Vejini

    Conductor: Maris Sirmais Arranger: Imants Ramins Performer: Sanita Sinkevica Performer: State Choir Latvija

  • Evija Skuke

    Moon Vocalise

    Performer: Janis Liepins Performer: Kamer

  • Peteris Plakidis

    Nolemtiva (Destiny) IV. The Convincing

    Conductor: Umants Kokars Performer: Riga Chamber Choir

  • Peteris Plakidis

    Nolemtiva (Destiny) V. The Earth

    Conductor: Umants Kokars Performer: Riga Chamber Choir

  • Gabriel Jackson

    A Ship with unfurled sails for chorus

    Conductor: Maris Sirmais Performer: State Choir Latvija

  • Toivo Tulev

    Summer Rain

    Performer: Jann-eik Tulve Performer: Ensemble Vox Clamantis

  • Urmas Sisask

    Gracias Agimus Deo Nostro

    Conductor: Aarne Saluveer Performer: Estonian TV Girls Choir

  • Galina Grigorjeva


    Conductor: Kaspars Putnins Performer: BBC Singers

  • Tõnu Kõrvits

    Kreegi vihik [Kreek's notebook] for chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Rupert Gough Performer: Britten Sinfonia Performer: Royal Holloway Choir, University of London

  • Algirdas Martinaitis

    Five Invocations To Saint Francis: II. Karati Simcha Adaonai Mibor Tanhijot

    Conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas Performer: Vilnius City Municipal Choir

  • Vytautas Miškinis


    Conductor: Salvinija Jautakaite Performer: Bernardas Vasiliaukas Performer: Dileta Kubiliene Performer: Giesme Choir of Kaunas Sacred Music School

  • Rihards Dubra

    Te Deum

    Performer: Kristine Adamaite Performer: Balsis Youth Choir Performer: Kamer Youth Choir Performer: Riga Dom Boys Choir Performer: Riga Dom Girls Choir


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