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Renata Borowiecka

Bio: Renata Borowiecka is an academic researcher from Academy of Music in Kraków. The author has contributed to research in topics: Oratorio & Contemplation. The author has co-authored 1 publications.

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01 Jan 2017
TL;DR: In this article, the authors point out the composer's measures serving a higher purpose mentioned by Łukaszewski himself, i.e. to bring man closer to Truth through reflection and contemplation.
Abstract: “The Church continues to experience […] the death [of Christ] on the Cross and His Resurrection. They are the substance of the Church’s everyday life.” These words of the Polish Pope resound in the musical work of Pawel Łukaszewski. Via Crucis (2000) and its continuation of sorts—Resurrectio (2012) belong to his significant works taking up the subject matters of Passion and Easter. Both compositions may be classified as part of the oratorio genre tradition. Their verbal text, Latin language as well as musical means (often deeply rooted in the European music of the past) distinctly indicate their affiliation to the circle of Christian culture and a reference to its values. Sometimes the author also introduces references to that which is specifically Polish. The paper attempts to point out the composer’s measures serving a higher purpose mentioned by Łukaszewski himself, i.e. to bring man closer to Truth through reflection and contemplation.