PENDERECKI: Seven Gates of Jerusalem, 'Symphony No. 7'

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1 I. Magnus Dominus et laudabilis nimis (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 11:23 44.1/16 Album only
2 II. Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 2:46 44.1/16 Album only
3 III. De profundis (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 7:00 44.1/16 Album only
4 IV. Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 5:27 44.1/16 Album only
5 V. Lauda Jerusalem (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 17:15 44.1/16 Album only
6 VI. Facta es super me manus Domini (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 5:38 44.1/16 Album only
7 VII. Haec dicit Dominus (Symphony No. 7, "7 Gates of Jerusalem") 11:40 44.1/16 Album only

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Jerusalem has special significance for Penderecki, who first visited it in 1974, following the ‘Yom Kippur’ war. He was commissioned then to write a work for the third millennium celebration of the city of David. He composed the oratorio Seven Gates of Jerusalem in 1996 – the Eighth Gate being reserved for the Messiah in Jewish tradition. It was premièred there the following year, with Lorin Maazel conducting. Following the work’s Polish première, the composer decided to call it his Seventh Symphony.

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After all this, I must emphasise that this performance is admirably focused on the task in hand, with the hard-working soprano soloists particularly impressive. The spacious recording has good presence and definition. - Arnold Whittall, Gramophone