St John's C of E Primary School

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Gorecki 2.11.20

Music of war 

Górecki – Symphony of Sorrowful Songs 

Henryk Górecki was a Polish composer. He wrote this symphony in 1976. It is in three parts. The songs are sad songs, called laments. This song is the second part (called a movement). A solo soprano sings in Polish. This song was inspired by the words etched into the walls of a Gestapo prison by an 18-year-old girl during the Second World War. The words read: 

"No, Mother, do not weep, 
Most chaste Queen of Heaven 
Support me always." 

Sir Gilbert Levine conducts Gorecki Symphony 3, Mvt. 2

Gorecki Symphony 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," Op. 36 Conductor: Sir Gilbert Levine London Philharmonic Orchestra Soprano: Zofia Kilanowicz