Mikolaj Zielenski

(c1550 -1615)

Polish composer. One of Poland's leading early baroque composers; from 1608 to 1615 in the service of the Archbishop of Gniezno, who at the King's instigation sent him to study with Gabrieli . Venetian influence is present in his volume of Offertory settings, all for two 4-part choirs (except for a Magnificat for three choirs with eight trombones, which was performed at the Chopin centenary celebrations at Lwow in 1910). His Communion settings are more varied, including polyphonic pieces in three to seven parts, and solos and duets, with and without instruments; the volume also contains the earliest known Polish instrumental fantasias.

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