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Agnus Dei (1981)
from Polnisches Requiem
By Krzysztof Penderecki

SATB (divisi) a cappella Choral; Chorus (SATB divisi a cappella) - difficult
From Polnisches Requiem. Composed by Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Schott Kammerchor Reihe (Choral Music). Classical, Contemporary. Choral Score. Composed 1981. 12 pages. Duration 8'. Schott Music #SKR20002. Published by Schott Music (HL.49012101).

Item Number: HL.49012101

ISBN 9790001101363. 8.25x11.75x0.02 inches. Latin.

Agnus Dei from the Polish Requiem for eight-part choir was written after the death of the Primate of the Polish Catolic Church Stefan Wyszynski. It is slow in tempo, supplicatory in nature and quasi-tonal. The focused, saturated harmony and enhanced continuity of musical narration create an atmosphere of prayerful commermoration. The expressive culmination follows the words peccata mundi.

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    Ben P.
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  • August 02, 2008 Prime example for modern music to follow

    This piece is without the most difficult song I have performed in a choir, as well as the most beautiful. This very modern piece makes great use of dissonance (After all, it is Penderecki) to display the angst that the composer felt when writing this piece. This song absolutely must...

    be performed by talented and well trained singers or else control of the song's fragile beauty is lost. Definitely for only the most advanced choirs.

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