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PENDERECKI, K.: Utrenja (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit)


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Polish Ambition – Antoni Wit Talks to Jeremy Siepmann

PENDERECKI, K.: Utrenja (Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit)

Penderecki’s Utrenja was inspired by the Orthodox liturgy for Holy Saturday with its focus on the lamentation of Christ’s death and the Easter Sunday morning service commemorating the Resurrection. The composer remarks that ‘Utrenja is a combination of pure, a cappella vocal writing and orchestral effects (for strings and percussion) very much connected with electronic music’. Enthusiastically received by audiences, it stands beside his Polish Requiem (8.557386-87) and St Luke Passion (8.557149) as one of the towering masterpieces of modern Polish music.

Penderecki, Krzysztof
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Utrenja, Part I, "The Entombment of Christ"
1.   I. Troparion 00:06:13
2.   II. Songs of Praise 00:16:38
3.   III. Irmos 00:06:36
4.   IV. Canon of the Holy Saturday, Song 9 00:02:13
5.   V. Irmologion (Stichira) 00:08:33

Penderecki, Krzysztof

  Utrenja, Part II, "The Resurrection of Christ"
6.   I. The Gospel 00:02:35
7.   II. Stichira 00:06:39
8.   III. Psalm with Troparion 00:08:22
9.   IV. Passover Canon, Songs 1 and 3 00:03:43
10.   V. Passover Canon, Song 8 00:02:50
11.   VI. Kontakion 00:02:41
12.   VII. Ikos 00:01:43
13.   VIII. Passover Canon, fragments 00:06:04

Total Playing Time: 01:14:50

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Bible - New Testament

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Warsaw Boys Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir

Bezzubenkov, Gennady; Hossa, Iwona; Kusiewicz, Piotr; Nowacki, Piotr; Rehlis, Agnieszka

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572031

Barcode: 747313203178

Boxset: 8.505224

Physical Release: 04/2009

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