LECHLEITNER – STACHOWICZ – SZCZUROWSKI / SACRED MUSIC OF POLISH BAROQUE. INAUGURAL CONCERT OF THE FESTIVAL IN TEMPORE REGUM

13 September, Sunday
Hour 19:00
The Royal Castle in Warsaw, The Great Assembly Hall

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EVENT AS PART OF THE FESTIVAL IN TEMPORE REGUM – Music of the Time of Kings

Festival IN TEMPORE REGUM. Music of the Time of Kings aims to popularize what is still considered little known and insufficiently appreciated – the music created and performed in the Commonwealth of the 17th and 18th century. The incredible richness of the Polish baroque manifests itself in many works created at the royal and noble courts as well as in manuscripts stored in monastic libraries.

Unfortunately, very few biographies of religious music artists of the time have survived to this day. Such is the case of Szymon Ferdynand Lechleitner, who worked in the Commonwealth territory in the first half of the 18th century. His works, however, have survived in many centres (incl. Jesuit, Piarist, Benedictine and Cistercian monastic orders), which proves the great popularity of this composer’s music.

More is known about another composer, already recognized by his contemporaries – a Piarist – father Damian Stachowicz (1658-1699). His Litaniae de Beata Maria Virgine is a composition probably written for the purpose of church services held in the Rzeszów monastic college. The abundant use of musical-rhetorical figures proves Stachowicz’s excellent education and great talent.

Jacek Szczurowski, an 18th century artist, is considered to be one of the most prolific Jesuit composers, although only few of his works have survived to this day. Monastic inventories show that – contrary to Stachowicz, who only created religious music pieces – Jacek Szczurowski also composed instrumental music. Features of the galant style that characterize Missa ex D – the crown of the concert – indicate that the composition comes from the composer’s mature artistic work.

 

Marta Dziewanowska-Pachowska

 

THE PROGRAMME

Szymon Ferdynand Lechleitner – Exsultate Jubilate
Szymon Ferdynand Lechleitner – Victor subactis inferis
Damian Stachowicz – Litaniae de Beata Maria Virgine
Jacek Szczurowski – Missa ex D

 

PERFORMERS

MARTA BOBERSKA SOPRANO
IWONA LUBOWICZ SOPRANO
ANETA ŁUKASZEWICZ MEZZO-SOPRANO
SYLWESTER SMULCZYŃSKI TENOR
ROBERT GIERLACH BASS

THE CHORUS OF THE POLISH ROYAL OPERA

THE PERIOD INSTRUMENTS ENSEMBLE OF THE POLISH ROYAL OPERA CAPELLA REGIA POLONA

LILIANNA KRYCH CHORUS MASTER

KRZYSZTOF GARSTKA CONDUCTOR

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