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."