Musica Sacra Baltica. Sacred choral music from the 20th century for service and concert for mixed choir a cappella composed by Various. Edited by Armin Kircher / Gunter Graulich. Choral collections. Chorbuch Musica Sacra Baltica Einzelexe. Advent, Lent and Passiontide, Corpus Christi, Ascension, Holy Week, Easter and Eastertide, Christmas; Eucharist, Communion, Praise and thanks, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Psalms. Choral collection. 88 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.215200).
In the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) there is a long choral tradition. Located in the heart of Europe, these countries stand politically as well as artistically between eastern and western Europe. Although they share many things in common, each country is strongly influenced by its musical history and artistic mentality. Baltic choral music is strongly tied to a sense of national consciousness which provides a basis for a varied musical creativity. The 44 settings of Urmas Sisask, Vytautas Miskinis, Mikalojus K. Ciurlionis and Romualds Jermaks a.o. in this collection show the development of Baltic a cappella music and offer insight into the sacred music of this region.