Baltic choral music has undergone a massive resurgence in recent years. Sacred choral music, in particular, has flourished since the end of the Soviet era, with composers such as Eriks Ešenvalds and Rihards Dubra achieving international recognition.
These new anthologies of works from the Musica Baltica catalogue, published in collaboration with Edition Peters, contain a wide selection of pieces for every type of choir, including three new collections especially for upper voice groups.
Born in 1977 in Latvia, Eriks Ešenvalds 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 Ešenvalds is a former Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.