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Symphony 2 (Christmas Symphony)

Orchestra Study Score

By Krzysztof Penderecki

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Study Score Orchestra (Score) - difficult
Orchestra Study Score. Composed by Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020). This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical. Study Score. Composed 1979-1980. 80 pages. Duration 36'. Schott Music #ED7323. Published by Schott Music (HL.49007142).

Item Number: HL.49007142

ISBN 9790001076456. 11.5x16.5x0.264 inches.

Completed in early 1980, the Second Symphony was premiered on 1 May of that year in New York with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Amongst the multitude of contrasting themes, the beginning of the Christmas carol "Silent Night" can be heard, almost as if in passing, like music from a distant memory or a recollection from childhood. In Penderecki's homeland, Poland, this so-called "Christmas Symphony" is considered to be national music as it has an immediate and subjectively "romantic" tone which expresses the painful memory of the struggle, suffering and hope of the Polish people.

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