Muzyka Religijna - Między Epokami i Kulturami, T.1 (2008), s. 149-172
The article deals with the issue of relations of the Polish religious tradition with works
written by the 20th century significant composers. The author of the article focused on one
of the most important imploring songs performed by the people, i.e. Święty Boże supplication.
She presents the place of supplications in the Polish religious tradition, and confronts
them with the acclamation currently present in almost all western and eastern Christian rituals,
known as Trishagion (in Greek: three times holy).
The repertoire of the Polish 20th century music making use of Święty Boże supplication
motive in the form of the quotation was described. Instrumental as well as vocal-instrumental
compositions by Karol Szymanowski, Mieczysław Surzyński, Jan Adam Maklakiewicz,
Andrzej Panufnik and Krzysztof Penderecki were discussed. In closing, multiple roles the
quotations from Święty Boże supplication play when presenting the music of the former century