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Liturgical Soc-Realism

A term coined by essayist and composer Stefan Kisielewski, which refers to the great vocal-instrumental works drawing on religious tradition written by Polish composers since the 1970s. With their simplified form and sound language, they appeal more directly to a wide audience, and the reception of such compositions largely depends on their extra-musical context. One Penderecki work labelled as ‘liturgical soc-realist’ was A Polish Requiem.