Górecki, Henryk Mikolai

(6 December 1933, Czernica near Rybnik, Poland)
   Known for symphonic compositions, he has also composed a large repertory of unaccompanied sacred choral music using Polish folk tunes and traditional Roman Catholic melodies in the 1980s. His accompanied psalms Beatus Vir Op. 38 and {}Miserere Op. 44 both played a role in the tumultuous Polish politics of that decade.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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