It’s here! The video for my new “Pie Jesu”, performed by Musica Sacra, directed by Paweł Łukaszewski. Thanks to Jarosław Olejnik for the lovely editing.
It’s been a crazy few weeks, with the conclusion of the Gaude Mater festival, as well as my mom’s (fantastic!) visit. A hearty congratulations to the other composers who premiered their Pie Jesu pieces along with mine – Michał Malec, Marcin Łukaszewski, Sebastian Szymański, and Marek Raczyński. Truly a diverse and beautiful collection of new pieces – I will post recordings soon! Information about the composers and the Pie Jesu project can be found here: Pie Jesu Project
At the beginning of the month, I took a trip down to Kraków to see Max Richter perform The Blue Notebooks and Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in their entirety. What an incredible concert! Check out a little summary video here:
P.S. My mom and I hopped over to Vienna for a few days, during which my only desire was to hang out near Mozart’s statue like a true
stalker admirer (as you can see from the photo).
I’m very much looking forward to the conclusion of this year’s Gaude Mater Festival, which will happen this Sunday, May 8th, at Katedra św. Michała Archanioła i św. Floriana Męczennika. Dr. Łukaszewski’s choir, Musica Sacra, will perform a wonderful program of new sacred music, with many premieres, including one of my own. These are all part of the Pie Jesu Project, which has commissioned a number of choral pieces by various composers, all using the same traditional Latin text. If you are in the area, (get thee to an aeroplane, American friends!), I hope you can make the performance.
Bonus: Here’s a lovely photo from Dr. Łukaszewski’s studio concert on April 29th. Audio and video to come soon!