1998 - Burvīga nakts / Enchanting Night

Artist: Jāzepa Mediņa mūzikas skolas zēnu koris, grupa "bet bet"
Format: CD, cassette
© 1998 MicRec

1.   Nakts (J.Lūsēns/G.Račs) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels
2.   Dzīvīte (G.Račs/G.Račs) - solo Rolands Keršulis
3.   Manu bērniņ (U.Tirzītis/U.Tirzītis) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels
4.   Ziemassvētki (Z.Muktupāvels/G.Račs) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Miks Krenbergs
5.   Visskaistākā uz pasaules (Z.Muktupāvels/G.Račs) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels
6.   Burvīga nakts (Z.Muktupāvels/G.Račs) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Lauris Indrāns, Miks Krenbergs
7.   Eņģelis (Z.Muktupāvels/G.Račs) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels
8.   Klausies (Z.Muktupāvels/G.Račs) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels
9.   Pošam visu greznā rotā (velsiešu dz./atdz. I.Gaide) - solo Andris Saulītis, Lauris Indrāns, Ingars Priede, Jānis Krēsliņš
10. Kas ir šis bērns (angļu dz./V.C.Dix, atdz. I.Gaide)
11. Katru gad' no jauna (H.Rinks/V.Heijs, atdz. H.Glēzers) - solo Reinis Ēvele
12. Pār mazo ciemu ielejā (R.S.Willis/E.H.Sears) - solo Lauris Indrāns
13. Ak tu priecīgā (sicīliešu dz./J.Falks, atdz. K.Ulmanis) - solo Reinis Ēvele
14. Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (I.H.Redner/P.Brooks, atdz. A.Lūsis) - solo Eduards Blumbergs
15. Zvaniņš skan (atdz. I.Batraks) - solo Māris Veidemanis
16. Klusa nakts, svēta nakts (F.Grūbers/J.Mors) - solo Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, Gatis Heniņš
The album "Enchanting Night" is the result of a successful collaboration between two independent collectives. The band "bet bet" was experimenting and searching for different ways of expressing themselves and came to the attention of Latvian boys' choirs in the summer of 1998 as an accompanying group at the 6th Latvian Boys' Choirs' Gathering in Cesis. After this event an offer came from the JMMS boyschoir conductor Romāns Vanags to record an album of songs. After several months of mutual reflection and exchange of views the complicated process of recording the album started.
After agreeing on the repertoire and choosing the time of the album's release it became clear that it would be closely related to the Christmas theme. Apart from 8 traditional Christmas songs the album has 7 "bet bet" original songs as the foundation and on the crown sits "Night" a song vomposed by composer Jānis Lūsēns. The album artwork and the CD packaging are definitely outstanding and complement the content very well.
The instrumental accompaniments are arranged and produced by "bet bet" leader Zigfrīds Muktupāvels, while the choral compositions are arranged by the boyschoir conductor Edgars Linde. The recording of the instruments and solo voices, as well as the master of the recording was done in the studio "GEM" while the recording of the choir singing was done in the "Riga Sound Recording Studio" in the large hall of the Reformed Church. The sound engineer of the recording is Edijs Gņedovskis.

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