Cantata “Francesco” for mixed choir, chamber orchestra and organ (Lodz premiere) at the Lodz Philharmonic [ONLINE STREAMING]

Lodz Philharmonic

25 April 2021, Sunday, 17:00

Place: Lodz Philharmonic

Concert available for streaming online: HERE

Oratorio Concerto

Marta Malarska – soprano
Magdalena Szymańska – soprano
Maria Hubluk-Kaszuba – soprano
Anna Krysztofiak – mezzo-soprano
Paweł Żak – tenor
Adrian Łęczycki – baritone
Roman Perucki – organ
Dawid Ber – conductor / choir preparation
Instrumental ensemble of Lodz Philharmonic musicians and LodzPhilharmonic Choir

Zoltán Kodály – Missa Brevis
Zygmunt Krauze – Cantata “Francesco” for mixed choir, chamber orchestra and organ (Łódź premiere)


About the composition:


Cantata for choir, chamber ensemble of baroque or contemporary instruments and organ. The texts are taken from St. Francis of Assisi and from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.

Five movements punctuated by solo organ preludes are titled: Life, Work, Money, Woman, Death. Text excerpts are taken from the following writings:

  • Part One – Life, from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Paradise, Song 11,
  • Part Two – Work, from the writings of St. Francis, Testament,
  • Part Three – Money, from The Regula Bullata, Chapter 4, 5,
  • Part Four – Woman, from Another Approved Rule,
  • Part Five: Death, from the Letter to the Faithful, first edition.

The song is sung in Polish and conveys texts about man – his duties, limitations, and end.

Duration about 30 minutes.

Zygmunt Krauze


More information HERE