September 5, 2021 / 12:00
Main Town Hall in Gdańsk
Monika Kaźmierczak – carillon
The reveille is a morning song, a wake-up call. The French word réveil, meaning ‘awakening’, is of crucial significance for me in this work. It is an appeal for caution, but also for change, for sobering up and taking a fresh look at ourselves and the world around us. Remaining too long in a cosy arrangement, although it may seem convenient, is actually ineffective. Reveille for carillon is a work in three movements, the first and third of which represent a cry, a wake-up call, while the middle movement is calm. It includes a quotation from a sixteenth-century Protestant hymnal with words by Mikołaj Rej: ‘Let us all the reveille sing, praise to God our lord and king’.
translated by John Comber
This work was composed in 2021 for the carillon of the Main Town Hall. It was commissioned by the City of Gdańsk and the Museum of Gdańsk to mark the addition of carillon music in Gdańsk to the Polish National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
This work was written thanks to support from the GIWK waterworks company.