The first song is Imants Kalniņš' tune for the final song of the 1985 film Sprīdītis. Lyrics by Imants Ziedonis (1941) and Māra Zālīte (1952).
The film is based on the popular 1903 play The Tale of Sprīdītis by Anna Brigadere. It's about a young boy from a Latvian peasant family and his fantastic adventures in a nearby forest.
Arrangement by Rihards Dubra (1964). Organ Jānis Pelše. Trumpet solo Edgars Šubrovskis. Percussion - Uģis Krūskops. Riga Dome School Choir conducted by Kristīne Circene; Riga Technical University Choir with Gints Ceplenieks as the conductor.
Fināla dziesma no k/f “Sprīdītis”
Virs galvas mūžīgs Piena Ceļš
The Final Song from the film Sprīdītis
An everlasting Milky Way above you,
* Laima or Laimes māte, Laime - A traditional deity. She is fate personified. Her name sounds like 'happiness' in Latvian.
Download the sheet music below.