St John's C of E Primary School

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Gorecki - Remembrance Day 6.11.23

Remembrance Day 

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."