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1/23/2016: Catullus' Latvian Homecoming: A New Setting of Poem 46 by Ugis Praulins

posted Jan 26, 2016, 6:32 AM by Avery Springer   [ updated Mar 2, 2016, 6:02 AM ]

Ugis Praulins

A record number of attendees were treated to an excellent presentation by Philip Barnes, of John Burroughs School and the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, on the challenges and delights of working with a composer, Ugis Praulins to set a poem by the Latin poet Catullus for a chorus.  The presentation included details both of the meter of Catullus' poem (hendecasyllable) and of the delicacy of working with a composer to achieve what the commissioner of the piece would like and the performers can master.