Totus tuus, Op 60

First line:
Maria!
composer
author of text

 
It is not difficult to see how Henryk Górecki’s Totus Tuus can be linked to the Russian choral tradition. Górecki (1933-2010) composed the work in 1987 for the third visit of Pope John Paul II to his homeland and the piece uses sonorously contrasting sections of eight-part and four-part writing, reminiscent of the Russians. The text, while short and simple, is given considerable extension and imbued with prayerful intensity through repetition; this is not unlike the effect achieved by Tchaikovsky in his We hymn Thee through the manifold repetition of the words ‘i molim Ti sia’ (‘we pray unto Thee’).

from notes by Vladimir Morosan © 1997

Recordings

Ikon, Vol. 1
CDA66928
Naked Byrd
SIGCD180Download only
Voces 8 Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD291Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

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Track 16 on CDA66928 [11'02]
Track 6 on SIGCD180 [8'09] Download only
Track 8 on SIGCD291 [8'42] Download only

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