O Radix Jesse
by Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski
, is arranged here for unaccompanied SSAA Chorus with divisions.
Pawel Lukaszewski is part of a younger generation of Polish composers who specialise in sacred and choral music. After studying composition and receiving two Ph.Ds, Lukaszewski's work has been performed throughout Europe and the rest of the world. This composition, O Radix Jesse is a setting of the Magnificant antiphons used in Christian advent and Catholic Mass.
The haunting harmonies created by the unaccompanied chorus in this composition are sure to remain with audiences for a long time, having been intricately crafted by this master of spiritual music.
Please note that the lyrics are in Latin.
David Lindley, in the September 2015 issue of the Organists' Review, writes that Lukaszewski's music "is often compared to that of Górecki, Pärt and John Tavener, and this piece manifests the family resemblance."