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This week on the Choral Featured Album, we present Daylight Declines: Choral Music by Pawel Lukaszewski, the new release from Tenebrae and ensemble director Nigel Short. Comprising 13 tracks, the record celebrates the music and 50th birthday of Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski.
About the album (from the Tenebrae site)
To mark the composer's 50th birthday and the 100th anniversary of Poland's independence, Nigel Short and Tenebrae release an album of choral works by Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski. Lukaszewski is regarded as the best-known Polish composer of his generation. There is a sacred theme to much of his work which is heard throughout the disc, starting with a psalm Cantate Domino, moving through to the lamentations of Jeremiah and ending with a musical setting of the Beatitudes, Beati. Two Shakespeare Sonnets, settings of the Tenebrae Responsories and Daylight Declines, the title track, are also included on this album which celebrates Lukaszewski's award-winning compositional output.