Franciszek Karpiński; Pieśni nabożne; Pieśń poranna; Pieśń wieczorna
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
K. Turek, B. Mika (red.), "Muzyka religijna - między epokami i kulturami. T. 2" (s. 55-70). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Pieśni nabożne by Franciszek Karpiński, the main representative of sentimentalism in the
Polish literature, constitutes a significant collection of the poet, edited for the religious and
educational purposes. It was published for the first time in Supraśl in 1792 and later on was
reissued for many times. The series in question consists of 49 works, including 29 hymns
and 20 psalms. The poet skillfully composed the works according to particular periods of
the Lithurgic year.
The article shows first of all the place of the series entitled Pieśni nabożne in the literary
output of the poet, and characterises two hymns closer, i.e. Pieśń poranna and Pieśń wieczorna,
constituting the frames of the whole collection and being constantly popular.
Also, partially, the examples of reception of the works in question in hymn collections
and oral tradition, as well as their presence in foreign language translations were presented.
The article constitutes encouragement for a closer familiarization with religious works by
Karpiński, and reading the phenomenon of ageless vitality of his Pieśni nabożne.