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Sleeping Dogs Lie 09: Henryk Górecki

Written for the 50th anniversary concert of Hitler’s invasion of Poland and the ensuing tragedies, Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 is a powerful, prayer-like setting of memories of those events. While considered a modern composer, the work is firmly rooted in the tonal world, often creating a mantra/meditative feel; the 1976 composition is as emotional today, as it was in its own time. Gorecki’s first work composed for unaccompanied voices, the Psalms setting titled “Euntes Ibant Et Flebant” is reminiscent of the mood of his now famous “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”.

01. Henryk Górecki: “Lento, Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile” (from “Symphony #3, Op. 36, ‘Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs’, Elektra Nonesuch, 1992)
02. Henryk Górecki: “Lento E Largo, Tranquillissimo” (from “Symphony #3, Op. 36, ‘Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs’, Elektra Nonesuch, 1992)
03. Henryk Górecki: “Lento, Cantabile Semplice” (from “Symphony #3, Op. 36, ‘Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs’, Elektra Nonesuch, 1992)
04. Henryk Górecki: “Euntes Ibant Et Flebant, Opus 32” (from “Miserere”, Elektra Nonesuch, 1994)

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