Alphabet - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

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Ad Matrem

A breakthrough and a critical point in Górecki’s art. During his work on this piece, the composer gave up avant-garde techniques, turning towards the sacrum and sacred music. References to the topos of a Mother have a strong autobiographical streak related to Górecki’s having been orphaned in early childhood. The apostrophe to the Mother of God is an expression of the composer’s deep faith and piety.