Alphabet - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
After his avant-garde phase, Górecki turned to tradition, which led to the composition of choral and vocal-instrumental works steeped in religious spirit. Faith and spirituality found their expression in both his subtle, personal chamber music and in monumental works for large performing forces. The composer drew on local and also on universal religious traditions. Many works refer to the Marian cult devoted to the Virgin Mary, for example Ad Matrem. His music on religious subjects is characterised by a musical language radically different from that of the avant-garde.