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In 1990 the Polish poet Jerzy Pietrkiewicz, a close friend of my father’s, showed him a two-versed prayer, Modlitwa (1990/99), that he had written to the Virgin of Skempe. My father set the second verse and left the first verse to be narrated, saying that he didn’t want to obscure these beautiful words with music. Instead, he gave them a beautifully poignant and simple background, over which they could be recited. In 1999, a commission from the Lebanese Al Bustan Festival for a ‘Polish-themed piece’ coincided with Jerzy asking me to add to the song by setting the narrated words to music (which was by then 8 years after my father’s death). It was a very difficult decision to make but a dream about my father, encouraging me to improvise with him at the piano, persuaded me that it was all right to do it. The piano introduction is by my father, my part begins with the voice entry ‘Z jeziora na jezioro,’ and then I hand back to Dad at ‘Aniele Stróżu mój …’.

from notes by Roxanna Panufnik © 2014


Panufnik & Panufnik (R): Dreamscape - Songs and Trios
Studio Master: SIGCD380Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD380 [4'32] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD380 track 4

Recording date
29 August 2013
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Panufnik & Panufnik (R): Dreamscape - Songs and Trios (SIGCD380)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 2014
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