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Beatus Vir

COMPOSER: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT TYPE: Studyscore
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Orchestra
The polish composer Henryk Gorecki, born in 1933, readily acknowledges the influence of national, religious, and folk traditions upon his music, including the avant-garde works which made his name in the late1950s. HisPsalm setting Beatus Vir was composed in 1979 to fulfil a request from Karol
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Composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Orchestra
Product Type Studyscore
Instrument Group Orchestra
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2002
Genre Classical
Style Praise & Worship
EAN 5020679157947
Style Period Post 1901
No. Pages 76
No. MUSCH61447
Description
The polish composer Henryk Gorecki, born in 1933, readily acknowledges the influence of national, religious, and folk traditions upon his music, including the avant-garde works which made his name in the late1950s.

HisPsalm setting Beatus Vir was composed in 1979 to fulfil a request from Karol Wojtyla, the Cardinal of Krakow, made shortly before his election as pope. The commission the celebrated 900th anniversary of themartyrdom of St.Stanislaw, a bishop of Krakow murdered by the king's henchmen while celebrating Mass.

Beatus Vir is dedicated to Pope John Paul II and was premiered in his presence during his first pilgrimage toPoland.
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