Maklakiewicz´s output includes 6 complete cycles of Ordinarium Missae. Two of them - Missa pro defunctis (1932) and Missa de inventione Sanctae Crucis - Missa secunda (1932) - are intended for a male choir and organ.
Choral music / vocal ensemble
This album features 20th century psalms performed by the Cracow Chamber Choir under Stanisław Krawczyñski. You will hear: Rizzi's Miserere for four voices a cappella; Ives's Psalm 90 for a mixed choir, percussion, harp and organ; David's Psalms by Penderecki – a cycle of four pieces for a mixed choir, percussion, double bass, harp and two pianos.
The Biblical psalm starting with ‘Miserere mei, Deus...’ has been inspiration for many composers over the centuries. Many great musical works have been based on its deeply moving text. The new CD Accord album presents six of them, excellently performed by the Camerata Silesia.
A selection of the most beautiful Polish carols sung a capella and with organ.
The world premiere of the early Baroque composer Andrzej Hakenberger from Gdansk.
The Missa Paschalis evokes late Renaissance counterpoint more as an idea than a set of strict principles. Gorczycki was too much a man of his time to do so, having experimented with the concertante technique, contemporary harmonic idiom and the melodic contrasts typical of the Baroque era.
Thanks are due first of all to Marcel Pére`s who invited our ensemble to participate in a masterclass devoted to Baroque plainchant (Royaumont, 1992).