Mazowsze in tribute to John Paul II
– concerts in Pruszków and Grodzisk Mazowiecki
During concerts at Saint Casimir Church in Pruszków and The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Mazowsze performed the material from their album The Pearls of Sacred Music, which premieres soon.
During concerts, Mazowsze presented the material from their album The Pearls of Sacred Music, which premieres soon. The album contains masterpieces of church music that are deeply moving, and often referred to as ”divine music”. They were composed over several periods in history, by the greatest composers – Vivaldi, Gounod, Elgar, and Doss. Their compositions were presented by Mazowsze's soloists and choir, accompanied by its orchestra, conducted by maestro Jacek Boniecki. He was also responsible for the musical arrangement and the transcription of the masterpieces that are featured on the album. The new ornamentation of instrumental parts accentuated the interesting interpretations of choral voices, and arias from the most famous sacred musical pieces.
The album presents the richness of a sung prayer (“Ave Maria” in several versions, “Ave Verum Corpus”), liturgical music and sacred music masterpieces (Bizet’s “Agnus Dei”, Vivaldi’s “Gloria”) – everything presented in breathtaking interpretations and new versions.
The concerts also included pieces especially cherished by John Paul II, for example “Barka” [“Fishing boat”] and “Czarna Madonna” [“The Black Madonna”], that Mazowsze has had in its repertoire for many years.
Photography by Jan Drzewiecki