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Henryk Gorecki

After musical studies in Rybnik and Katowice, HM Gorecki's compositions first made their mark in the mid-1950s when he found himself at the forefront of the Polish avant-garde at the time of the post-Stalin cultural thaw. His early works show a clear development from the folk-influenced worlds of Szymanowski and Bartok in the Four Preludes for piano and Songs of Joy and Rhythm (1956) to the modernist techniques of Webern and Boulez in Epitafium (1958) and Symphony No.1 (1959), both premiered at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. During the 1960s Gorecki continued in a radical direction in the Genesis and Muzyczka cycles of works, whilst paring down his compositional material and exploring the folk music traditions of his beloved Tatra region in such works as Three Pieces in Old Style (1963) and Muzyka staropolska (Old Polish Music).

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Henryk Gorecki : The Angelus Bells Are Tolling : SATB : 01 Songbook : 48020935

Henryk Gorecki : The Angelus Bells Are Tolling

Composed in 1986. Includes an English translation and pronunciation guide for the Polish text. The first performance was given on 5 May 2007 at the Gaude Mater International Festival of Sacred Music, Czestochawa, by the Polish Radio Choir, conducted by Wlodzimierz Siedlik.

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Voicing: SATB | 7274b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Henryk Gorecki : Five Kurpian Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088444754 : 48020725

Henryk Gorecki : Five Kurpian Songs

Arrangement of folk texts and melodies from Wladyslaw Skierkowski's collection Kurpian Forest in Song. Suitable for intermediate standard choirs.

Songlist: Hey, down the hill, down the hill!, Dark is the night, how dark, Yesterday, my dear, not today, I am a farm-hand from Torun, The storm is coming, it will rain

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Voicing: SATB | 7278b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella


Henryk Gorecki : Marian Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088452735 : 48020715

Henryk Gorecki : Marian Songs

Selection of five songs from Jan Siedlecki's Church Hymn-book (1878: 1928 edition), in four of which Gorecki faithfully sets the original melodies. Polish text. Suitable for intermediate standard choirs

Songlist: Mother of the Heavenly Lord, Most Holy Mother, Hail Mary, Oh! How sad it is to part, We shall sing your praises for ever and ever

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Voicing: SATB | 7279b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella


Henryk Gorecki : Three Lullabies : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999802924 : 48004757

Henryk Gorecki : Three Lullabies

Three Lullabies Opus 49. First performed at the Lerchenborg Festival by Ars Nova, conducted by Bo Holton.

Songlist: Usnijze mi, usnij (Go to sleep, Go to sleep) , Kolyszze sie kolysz (Rock, rock) , Nie piej, kurkke, nie piej (Don't crow, cock, don't crow).

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Voicing: SATB | 7280b | Songbook | $3.50 | A Cappella


Henryk Gorecki : Broad Waters : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999158038 : 48004755

Henryk Gorecki : Broad Waters

A collection of Polish folk songs for unaccompanied mixed chorus with piano accompaniment for rehearsal purposes.

Songlist: A ta nasza Narew (Our River Narew), Oj, kiedy na Powislu (When in Pwisle), Oj, Janie, Janie (Oh, Johnny, Johnny), Polne roze rwala (She picked wild roses), Szeroka Woda (Broad Waters

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Voicing: SATB | 7281b | Songbook | $3.50 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Amen : SSAATTBB : Henryk Gorecki : Henryk Gorecki : Songbook : 14012995 : 884088430160

Henryk Gorecki : Amen

With Piano part for rehearsal only.

Composer: Henryk Gorecki

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $3.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 14012995


Miserere, Op. 44 : SSAATTBB : Henryk Gorecki : Henryk Gorecki : Sheet Music : 14012999 : 884088430986

Henryk Gorecki : Miserere, Op. 44

A prominent composer of the 20th Century, this work was written for large mixed choir a cappella. The composer notes that the chorus should consist of at least 120 singers. Miserere Op.44 was first performed in 1987 in Wloclawek. Duration 35 Minutes.

Composer: Henryk Gorecki

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $9.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 14012999


Totus Tuus, Op. 60 : SSAATTBB : Henryk Gorecki : Henryk Gorecki : Sheet Music : 48011136 : 073999637465

Henryk Gorecki : Totus Tuus, Op. 60

Totus Tuus was first performed in 1987 by the Choir of the Warsaw Academy of Catholic Theology at High mass held by Pope John Paul II in Victory Square, Warsaw.

Composer: Henryk Gorecki

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48011136

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