Ave Regina Caelorum

The piece was composed at the request of musicology section at the Akademia Teologii Katolickiej on the 10th Anniversary of the academy Choir. The A-B-C structure uses Latin text of a Marian antiphon, which is sung between the holiday of the Presentation of Jesus in Temple and Ash Wednesday. Composer first elaborated on Gregorian Chant, then repeated the text with variation melody and then – in the third part – achieved polyphonic culmination. Despite demanding performance skills this song quickly became part of repertoire of many domestic and foreign choirs.