Paciorkiewicz: Choral Works

Collegium Cantorum Choir, Janusz Siadlak

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Format: CD

Cat No: DUX2055

Release Date:  14 June 2024

Label:  DUX Recording Producers

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5902547020556

Genres:  Classical  Choral  

  • Description

    The album contains choral works composed by Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz in the years 1946-1988, from the oldest Kurpie Songs, based on traditional melodies and folk texts, to the latest Polish Litany. The evolution of the composer's individual style is visible, but it oscillates within the limits of tonality - from the major-minor tonal system to the extended harmony closely related to the text of the composition in terms of mood.

    Typical of Paciorkiewicz's work is the combination of strict homophonic texture with rich polyphony as well as the emphasis on the emotional expression of the piece achieved with the help of sophisticated dynamic, harmonic and textural nuances. The Czestochowa Collegium Cantorum Choir is known for, among others, numerous premieres of contemporary music; it has given concerts in several countries and on three continents.

    Under the baton of the ensemble's founder, Janusz Siadlak, the artists inventively perform songs and religious works, emphasizing the diversity of moods and the proper interpretation of the texts, whose authors include the names of the most outstanding Polish poets.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz: Polish Litany
      • 2. Ave Regina caelorum
      • 3. From Chopin's Songs: Your Hand Glides Across the Keys
      • 4. Do You Recall This Nocturne - Like a Spirited Mazurka
      • 5. Oh, That Familiar Waltz
      • 6. Oh, Blessed Song of Comfort
      • 7. Your Hand Rests on the Keys
      • 8. Orpheus in the Forest: I. Design
      • 9. II. Hesitation
      • 10. III. Weeping
      • 11. IV. Shame
      • 12. V. Struggle
      • 13. To the Warsaw Bridge
      • 14. Soldier's Dream
      • 15. Kurpie Songs: Flying Geese
      • 16. Farmers, Farmwives
      • 17. When I Was Weaving a Green Wreath
      • 18. Who Wants
      • 19. Sit Down, Mary, on the Cart
      • 20. Where Are You Going, Mr. Michael
      • 21. Dance, Girl
      • 22. By the Lake