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Muzyka Polskiego Sredniowiecza - Medieval Polish Music
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Hymns, sequences, mass sections, motets, chansons, ballads, secular and occasional compositions,- monophonic and polyphonic of the 13th - 15th centuries.

Religious compositions
1. Bogurodzica - the most famous Polish Middle Ages song in the Polish language, of the rank of a hymn and a symbol of the victories of the Polish army, chanted before the battle of Grunwald 1410.
2. Gaude Mater Polonia - a hymn about St. Stanislaw, the patron of Poland.  Written by Wincenty of Kielcza - the first Polish composer and poet known by name (ca. 1200-1270), he was the only chaplain of the Cracow bishop.  Since 1257 he first lived in the monastary of Dominicans in Cracow, then in Raciborz, where he became the prior.
3. Omnia beneficia - one of the oldest Polish polyphonic compositions of Parisian Notre Dame style.
4. Eia, sponsi Christi
5. Alleluja - written by Mikolaj of Radom
6. Pastor gregis egregius - three voice composition in honor of St. Stanislaw composed by Mikolaj of Ostrorog.
7. Exordium/Nate Dei/Concrepet/Verbum caro - four voice motet from the manuscript of Jan from Jasienna.
8. Preconia etroclita - composition by Piotr of Grudziadz.
9. Salve sancta parens - Marian prayer
10. Badz wiesiola - Marian prayer
11. Radosci wam powiedam - Marian song
12. O nadrozszy kwiatku - Marian song
13. Chwala Tobie Gospodzinie - oldest polyphonic composition with a Polish text, telling the story of St. Stanislaw.
14. Jezusa Judasz przedal - the only known musical composition of Wladyslaw of Gielniow.
15. Zdrowas badz Maryja - one of the most popular Middle Ages song recorded in many Polish manuscripts.
Secular compositions
16. Piesni o Wiklefie - Reformation song by Andrzej Galka, a Cracow canon, supporter of Hussitism and reformational ideas of Oxford theologian, John Wiklef.
17. Piesn o zabiciu Andrzeja Teczynskiego - Starosta Andrzej Teczynski not satisfied with the result of reparation of his armor by armorer Klemens, provoked a quarrel and beat the craftsman.  In revenge he was murdered by Cracow burghers. Six of the perpetrators got the death sentence through decapitation in 1461.
18. Cracovia civitas - superb three voice composition praising Cracow and the royal court of Wladyslaw Jagiello written by Stanislaw Ciolek, Deputy Chancellor of the Crown.  In 1428 he became Poznan bishop.  He is buried in the cathedral in Poznan.
19. Hystorigraphi aciem - composition in honor of the Jagiellon family and it commemorate the birth of the prince Kazimierz Jagiellonczyk in 1426.
20. Breve regnum - two voice song of Cracow students, who once a year between 15th and 22nd of October could blow off some steam on Cracow town squares.  At the time strict rules of proper bahavior were suspended and the fun started, including often cock, goose, goat and pig fights.
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