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The solo voices, except for a few stereotypical progressions, reveal strong invention. Crudelis Herodes; Deus tuoru.

Furthermore, the separation of the antiphons from the psalms and the canticle, and the assigning of the versicle in one movement to the alto and tenor singing together which itself would be liturgically inadmissible replaces liturgical characteristics with purely artistic ones. Also parlando for the whole vocal ensemble creates high tension.

Other titles in the series. During his lifetime he was called the Polish Handel. Music Education Day Check.

Newsletter PWM Sign up. Please find your local distributor on the listor order our sheet music through the Hal Leonard online shop: We also do not know ggorczycki a thirteen-year-old boy from a peasant family could start his studies in liberal arts and philosophy at Charles University in Prague, which Gorczycki did in The Divine Dialogue II.


Gorczyckis Completorium is one of the finest Polish works in this form. Life We have no information, whatsoever, about Gorczycki’s musical formation, which is surprising given the fact that he later became a consummate artist with a superior level of expertise in music. After his death, Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki was honored with the title gemma sacerdotum a gem of priesthood. Benedict in the 6th century. Gorczyckis Completorium should be categorised as belonging to vocal and instrumental concert forms.

Completorium for 4 voices, 2 violins, 2 trumpets and organ

Some scholars date the origins of the Compline back to an even earlier stage of Christianity, attributing a formative role to St. Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki ? Tre pezzi della tradizione. At that time, Cracow had a very vibrant musical community with 15 active ensembles.

Whilst this section of his work is small, it is known that Gorczycki did write instrumental pieces; in evidence of a Ball Polonaise was discovered, however only a violin part remains. Grczycki show that the cycle must have been in their repertoire of Cracow’s Jesuit musicians as well and many features of the music strongly suggest that the cycle was not written for liturgical use.

Gorczycki wrote mainly church music: The earliest recorded information on any of Gorczycki’s works comes frombut he must have written a substantial amount before in order to be appointed Kapellmeister.

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Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Completorium

He was appointed conductor on 10 Januaryand remained in this position until his death on 30 April Basil in the 4th century. Through solo displays for each voice, duets in all possible combinations, frequent use of trios, and finally through full polyphony in the choir he reaches to a great variety of sounds. The instrumental properties of the two clarinos are used in the first and last movements of the work clarino solo also in the psalm, Ecce nunc to emphasize the massiveness of the sound.

Perhaps Gorczycki, a man of faith, wanted to illuminate musically these scriptural texts that were at the very center of monastic evening prayers These works were composed for small ensemble and choir.

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This page was last edited on 7 Januaryat Retrieved from ” https: Cover page of The Completorium by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki — manuscript with the composer’s signature.

It was most likely ccompletorium for the musicians at Wawel Cathedral. Gorczycki’s original score of The Completorium.