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Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki


Henryk GORECKI, Polish composer. First Prize, Young Composers’ Competition; First Prize, Composers Competition; State Prize 1st class for Ad Matrem and Nicolaus Copernicus Symphony 1976.


GORECKI, Henryk was born on December 6, 1933 in Czemica. near Rybnik. Son of Otylia Gorecki and Roman Gorecki.


Composition in Katowice State Higher School of Music under B. Szabelski.


Docent faculty of composition State Higher School of Music, Katowice, Poland, rector, 1975-1979, extraordinary professor, from 1977.


  • Composer: Symphony Northern 1 for strings and percussion, 1959, Scontri for orchestra, 1960, Concerto for 5 Instruments and String Quartet, 1957, Genesis for instrumental ensemble and soprano, 1963, Cantata for organ, 1968, Canticum Graduum for orchestra, 1969, Ad matrem for soprano, chorus and orchestra, 1971, Symphony Northern 2 Copernican, 1972, Northern 3 Lamentation Songs, 1976, Beatus Vir for baritone, chorus and orchestra, 1979, Harpsichord Concerto, 1980, Lullabies and Dances for violin and piano, 1982, O Domina Nostra for soprano and organ, 1985/90, Alrady it is Dusk, String Quartet, 1988, Good Nigh for soprano and ensemble, 1990.


Member Council Higher Artistic Education, Minister Culture and Arts. (prize 1965, 69, 73).


Married Jadwiga Gorecki, 1959. 2 children.

Otylia Gorecki

Roman Gorecki

Jadwiga Gorecki