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Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki ? Life We have no information, whatsoever, about Gorczycki’s musical formation, which is surprising given the fact that he later became a consummate artist with a superior level of expertise in music. We also do not know how a thirteen-year-old boy from a peasant family could start his studies in liberal arts and philosophy at Charles University completoium Prague, which Gorczycki did in In addition, he became a professor of rhetoric and poetry as well as complehorium director of music at the Academy.

Gorczycki returned to Cracow two years later to assume the function of the vicar of Wawel Cathedral which gave him the privilege of living in the royal castle and started to sing in the Cathedral Choir.


At that time, Cracow had a very vibrant musical community with 15 active ensembles. Gorczycki was appointed the Master of the Cathedral music program.

Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1667?—1734)

He retained that function until his death in The Wawel Archcathedral – the nave. After his death, Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki was honored with the title gemma sacerdotum a gem of priesthood. WORK Not one of Gorczycki’s compositions was printed during his lifetime and thus because of a scarcity of sources we know only a fraction of his creative output.

Completorihm page of The Completorium by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki — manuscript with the composer’s signature. Benedict in the 6th century. Some scholars date the origins of the Compline back to an even earlier stage of Christianity, attributing a formative role to St.

Basil in the 4th century. There is no doubt, however, that it was St. Benedict, who gave the Compline the structure that has been used widely in the West.

Initially, the service consisted of three psalms 4, 91, In you, Lord, I have taken refuge — was added in the 9th century, and the hymn at some point between the10th and 13th comppetorium.

Gorczycki: Missa Rorate coeli / Illuxit sol iustitia / Laetatus sum / Completorium :

It was most likely written for the musicians at Wawel Cathedral. Records show that the cycle must have been in their repertoire of Cracow’s Jesuit musicians as well and many features of the music strongly suggest that the cycle compldtorium not written for liturgical use.


The psalms and the canticle are set in a manner of spiritual concerti, the prevailing genre that was the predominant type of composition in Poland yet one that was never part of the monastic liturgical tradition.

Furthermore, the separation of the antiphons from the psalms and the canticle, and the assigning of the versicle in one movement to the alto and tenor singing together which commpletorium would be liturgically inadmissible replaces liturgical characteristics with purely artistic ones.

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Gorczycki’s original score of The Completorium. Toggle navigation Hradetzky 50! Perhaps Gorczycki, a man of faith, wanted to illuminate musically these scriptural texts that were at the very center of monastic evening prayers The Divine Dialogue II.

The Divine Soliloquy Hradetzky50!

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