Records of the „Puellae Orantes” Choir

Christmas Time

(2017)


The artistic concept of the album "Christmas Time" was the presentation of the richness and diversity of songs related to the subject of Christmas. Hence, alongside traditional Polish Christmas carols, the most popular Christmas songs in the world were found on the album, along with the choir a string quartet and a wind quintet.

The inspiration for the album was a series of the New Year's concerts, which the Tarnow choir performed with the participation of eminent guests, including the vocal sextet The King's Singers, brass quintet, the Polish Radio Orchestra "Amadeus" and the Vienna Soloists Orchestra. The repertoire of these concerts always referred to the Christmas period. These were unique projects, with a repertoire arranged especially for this occasion. The "Christmas Time" album includes works entirely prepared for the choir "Puellae Orantes" by a young Warsaw composer, pianist and conductor, winner of international composing competitions - Łukasz Farcinkiewicz.

To cooperate in the implementation of the album "Christmas Time", the Tarnów team invited the string quartet "Apotheosis" and "Krakowski Kwintet Blaszany". The recording of the sound material took place on 11, 12 and 13 September at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice. The album has been covered by the media patronage by RMF Classic.

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The Trail of Strauss

(2014)


On November 13, 2014 at the Tarnowskie Centrum Kultury, during the press conference, the premiere of the CD "The Trail of Strauss", released by the Puellae Orantes choir, took place.

The album was recorded by the Tarnów choir and the Vienna Soloists' Orchestra. This artistic idea was born after the Vienna Concerts presented by Austrian and Polish performers in January 2014. The concerts were enthusiastically received by the large audience in Cracow, Katowice and Lusławice.

On the album one may find the most famous waltzes and polkas of the Strauss dynasty: John Strauss - father and sons: John Strauss and Joseph Strauss. The album ends with "Walc Warszawsko-Wiedeński" ("The Warsaw-Vienna Waltz") composed for the choir by the Warsaw composer Łukasz Farcinkiewicz. This work refers to the Straussian tradition, but with Polish motifs included. All songs are performed vocally and instrumentally, which determines the originality of this record.

Performers were conducted by: Wolfgang Sobotka - Vice-Governor of Lower Austria, who is also an acknowledged conductor and Piotr Gładki - artistic director of the Vienna Soloists Orchestra.

The recordings took place in September 2014, in the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice.

"The Trail of Strauss"album was created under the patronage of RMF Classic. TAURON Polska Energia is a partner of this record. The Malopolska Voivodship is the partner of the undertaking.

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Ave Maria

(2012)


The ‘Ave Maria’ record includes 15 the most beautiful pieces written to the Latin text ‘Ave Maria. The repertoire is a review that begins with the Gregorian chant through the works of Renaissance, Romanticism, Neo-romanticism up to masterpieces of modern music. The most famous and the best known works composed by J.S.Bach/Ch.Gounod and F.Schubert and arranged especially for the choir, were recorded on this CD. A remarkable feature of the album are the works that were composed at the order of the ‘Puellae Orantes’ Choir by the Polish composers : Paweł Łukaszewski, Paweł Sydor, Miłosz Bembinow as well as a development of a piece written by an outstanding composer of film music – Michał Lorenc. Thoughtfully chosen repertoire and the performing team (the girls’ choir, soprano solo, a string quartet and a harp) helped to create a record of a warm and lyrical nature.

The sound material was recorded at the turn of May and June, 2012 in the interior of Nowy Wiśnicz Castle. The album’s publisher is ‘Musica Sacra Edition’ . The radio RMF Classic extended its media patronage over the ‘Ave Maria’ album.

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Łukaszewski & Bembinow / Kolędy i pastorałki

(2011)


The "Łukaszewski & Bembinow / Kolędy i pastorałki" ("Łukaszewski & Bembinow / Christmas Carols and Pastorals") album includes carols and pastorals composed and arranged for the choir by the Polish composers: Paweł Łukaszewski and Miłosz Bembinow. It was recorded in co-operation with an outstanding string quartet ‘Dafȏ’.

The CD was recorded in the Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów on 30 and 31 January, 2011. The DVD is a live recording of the Tarnów New Year Concert that was given on 8 January, 2012 in the Cathedral Basilica. During the concert the first performance of the concert suite ‘A Baby is Born’, composed by Miłosz Bembinow and conducted by him took place.

The album was published by DUX.

The album ‘Łukaszewski & Bembinow’ received a Gold Record status and it is the only prize conferred in the category of DVD of classical music by the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. In April 2012 the album was awarded with the statuette Fryderyk 2012 - the most important award of the Polish phonographic market.

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Viennese Classic

(2009)


The "Viennese Classic" album was made in the co-operation with the excellent Chamber Orchestra of Tychy ‘AUKSO’ conducted by Marek Moś – the outstanding violinist, chamber musician and conductor. The musical repertoire of the album includes masterpieces of sacral music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Michael Haydn. ‘Viennese Classic’ is a record filled with very warm, light and joyful climate.

The album was recorded in June 2009 at the castle of Nowy Wisnicz. The radio channel RMF Classic extended its media patronage over it. The promotion concerts were under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

The first concert took place in the St. Stephen Cathedral in Vienna. It turned out to be a great success of Polish performers who were warmly received by the large international audience. The possibility to give a concert in the Vienna Cathedral is an honour to an artist. It is worth mentioning that the performers were rewarded with standing applause which in case of a highly demanding Vienna audience is a huge achievement. The concert was organized by the Polish Embassy and the Polish Institute in Vienna.

Two concerts were held in Poland. One in the Ball Room at Nowy Wisnicz Castle and the other in the Cathedral Basilica in Tarnow. Both of them were received very warmly.

The record “Viennese Classic” was nominated to the Polish Phonographic Award FRYDERYK 2010.

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Magnificate et glorificate Dominum

(2006)


In June 2006 the Girls’ Cathedral Choir ‘Puellae Orantes’ recorded the CD “Magnificate et glorificate Dominum”. The record includes two pieces: “ Magnificat” by Marian Sawa and “Te Deum” by Joseph Haydn.

“Magnificate et glorificate Dominum” was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the artistic activity of the choir. The specially ordered piece of music – “ Magnificat” was composed by Marian Sawa. It was presented by ‘Puellae Orantes’ at the turn of July and August 2005 at the international festivals in France.

The piece was recognized for an outstanding work in the choral literature. In July 2007, “ Magnificat” was performed by combined choirs at the oratorio festival Musique en Morvan in France. For the first time, during the 32 years’ history of the artistic competition of this festival, one of the main compositions presented at it was a piece of music composed by a Polish composer.

The promotion of the record was held in Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.

The album “Magnificate et glorificate Dominum” was nominated to the Polish Phonographic Award FRYDERYK 2006 in the category of classical music.

Out of print.

Christus natus est nobis

(2003)


In 2003 the the Girls’ Cathedral Choir ‘Puellae Orantes’ recorded and released an album “CHRISTUS NATUS EST NOBIS”.

The record includes twenty traditional Christmas carols in the development of the contemporary composers – Marian Sawa, Paweł Łukaszewski, Paweł Sydor and Marcin Łukaszewski. The carols were specially prepared for the choir ‘Puellae Orantes’.

Out of print.

Jubilate Deo

(2000)


Out of print.

W dzień Bożego Narodzenia

(1998)


Out of print.

Musica Sacra

(1995)


Out of print.