Bēru dziesmas

Instrumental music for funerals and memorial services: Latvian folk melodies and church hymns played on kokle.
Amanda Zaeska - kokle

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About this project

In 2012 Rev Gita Putce asked me to record instrumental music on the kokle that could be used at funerals. The songs in this album are Latvian folk melodies about the topics of dying, orphans and commemoration of the dead. The music can also be used for various types of events and occasions when sorrowful or meditative music is required.

How to download songs?

All songs are freely available; listen to them online at Bandcamp. You can download individual songs for free by clicking "Download" or you can buy the full album by clicking "Buy now".

In a next step you can select a file format for the download. If you intend to play the songs on your computer, a smartphone, tablet or portable music player, we recommend selecting MP3. If you want to burn the songs onto an audio CD, select FLAC or MP3 320. After a few moments a clickable Download button will appear.

Can I get the album on a CD?


We can send you the full album on CD by post. The price for two CDs and postage is EUR 20.


If you have some basic computer skills you can quite easily create the CDs yourself:

  • Download the album by clicking "Buy now" at Bandcamp. Select MP3 320 or FLAC as file format and click "Download".
  • Find the downloaded file "Amanda Zaeska - Bēru dziesmas.zip" on your computer and unzip it (if using Windows, you can do this by right clicking on the file and pressing "Extract All...").
  • Use Windows Media Player or any other software programme that lets you burn audio CDs. We recommend splitting the album into two discs. You can find more information about burning audio CDs on Youtube, e.g. here: How to Create an Audio CD
  • Download a cover and table of contents for the CDs here:

What about copyright?

All songs are published under a "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported" license. This means that you can freely use them for non-commercial purposes, giving appropriate credit. You are also allowed to remix, transform or build upon the material, but you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. You can find detailed information about this license here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.

How can I contact you?

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