Lacrimosa No. 2

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Lacrimosa No. 2
by Krzysztof Penderecki
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The composer in 2008
Text Lacrimosa, from the Requiem mass
Composed2018 (2018)
Performed6 October 2018 (2018-10-06)

Lacrimosa No. 2 is a sacred composition for soprano, women's choir and chamber orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki, completed in 2018, setting the liturgical text Lacrimosa from the Requiem mass.


Penderecki wrote Lacrimosa No. 2 on a commission by the Pomeranian Philharmonic. He set the liturgical text Lacrimosa from the Requiem mass which he had set first in his Polish Requiem, [1] for a soprano soloist, women's choir and chamber orchestra. The world premiere was performed on 10 October 2018, [2] on the occasion of the unveiling of the Monument to the Victims of the Pomeranian Crime of 1939  [ pl ] in Toruń, Poland, by soprano Iwona Hossa  [ pl ], the Chór Żeński Uniwersytetu Technologiczno-Przyrodniczego, and the Pomeranian Philharmonic, conducted by Kai Bumann.. [3] It was published by Schott. The duration is given as two minutes. [3] [2]

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