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Ar zvaigžņu kluso gaismu

2015; S solo, SSSSAAAATTTTBBB + kokle
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Ar zvaigžņu kluso gaismu (‘Silent starlight’) is dedicated both to those who perished in the collapse of a suburban Rīga supermarket and to their families. Fifty-four people lost their lives in the tragedy that took place on 21 November 2013. I came to the realization that it was impossible for me as a composer to remain silent in the face of this disaster.

The work is written in two parts that are linked by the voice of the kokle, the Latvian psaltery. In mythological understanding the kokle is built of wood that holds the soul of a departed person. Some scholars link the kokle with funeral traditions.

from notes by Jēkabs Jančevskis © 2020


Jančevskis: Aeternum & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68328Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 7 on CDA68328 [4'22]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68328 track 7

Recording date
7 December 2018
Recording venue
Riga Recording Company A Studio, Latvia
Recording producer
Jurģis Cābulis & Jēkabs Jančevskis
Recording engineer
Normunds Slava
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  1. Jančevskis: Aeternum & other choral works (CDA68328)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2020
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