Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

Dies Irae (1967)

Oratorium ob memoriam in perniciei castris in Oswiecim necatorum inexstinguibilem reddendam, for soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1967
    • Duration : 22 mn
    • Editor : Schott
    • Dedication : "Oratorium zum Gedächtnis der Opfer von Auschwitz" (Oratorio à la mémoire des victimes d'Auschwitz)
Detailed formation
  • mixed choir à 4 voix , ensemble of vocal soloists(solo soprano [], solo tenor [], solo bass voice [])
  • 4 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, 3 timpani, 8 percussionists, 1 pump organ, 1 piano, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 16 April 1967
    Location :

    Pologne, Auschwitz


    Performers :

    Delfina Ambroziak : soprano, Wieslaw Ochman : ténor, Bernard Ladysz : basse, chœur et orchestre philharmonique de Cracovie, direction : Krzysztof Missona.

Table of contents

  1. Lamentatio "Circumdederunt me funes mortis..." (Psaume 114)
  2. Apocalypsis "...et laquei inferorum supervenerunt mihi." (Psaume 114)
  3. Apotheosis "Absorpta est mors in victoria." (1. Corinthiens 15)