Chorus angelorum te suscipiat.
May the choir of angels welcome you.
An ancient rite. A night song. A dream play.
Three towns. Five choirs. Five concerts.
REQUIEM 2024 + 2025
The journey has just begun.
I know that in these times every artist should find his of her niche and stick to it until the end of all days. As my music has many roots, I don’t care – I’m drifting, but I know my flux. And this time, I drifted to electronic, orchestral, and anthemic realms. Some are dreamy, some are pathetic, some are pretty fragile and edgy.
However, if you're looking for the golden thread – I still believe (and always will) in the magic of tunes.
Today ARRIVAL is out on all major streaming platforms. It's the first single from the upcoming album CINEMATIC SUITE, which is to be released on 17th November 2023. - I was just up to leave calm pianos, subtle choirs, and to do something electronic and cinematic instead. It was great joy for me to work on Arrival and the other tracks of the album, so I hope you like it as much as I do.
During the last year I wrote music for the Lyhrus Ensemble, for NOYA Theater of Sound, for Lusorium Berlin as well as for several soloists and performed it together with them. As a result of our concerts I've got inquiries from other choirs and ensemble increasingly who want to use my music. So I brought the Lyhric Edition into being.
The Lyhric Edition offers digital and printed sheet music of many of my compositions, most of them provide audio examples. The edition is to be continued in the future.
If you would like to recommend pieces from our performances to your choir, or are looking for sheet music of my songs or piano pieces, you will find them here. When it comes to choirs, you get discounts of the sheet music related to the ordered number. The sheet music is downloadable directly from the Lyhrus Store, where you may find information about the parts, the difficulty level, duration, and more.
As for me, the Lyhric Edition is like giving something in return to all the people's time and esteem, who have been part of the performances during the last years.
Have fun with it!
On 14th September I finished the work on my new studio album Cinematic Suite. It assembles powerful anthemic pieces, drifting soundscapes, music for a glass harp ensemble, and more. I will publish some exemplary tracks on Soundcloud while starting to offer it to music labels and publishers.
This song is a special one: I think it is the only true love song I ever wrote, I love it's unusual harmonic movements, it's extraordinary length (it is not a single second too long) and the spacious lines that allow Dorota to show every single color of her rich and beautiful voice.
As my new EP ClockWorks is out today, I would like to share some thoughts on a sound we all know from our childhood: the sound of music boxes.
I always had a liking for this particular sound of music boxes, glockenspiels, celestas, dulcitones, as well as for the musical aspects of ticking clocks and their mechanical noises. I think this is because of the very gentle, very pure, and very soft sound of the swinging, clicking, and grinding metal pieces that lures us to come as close as possible.
On the other hand, this is just the surface, the working material. More deeply, I think the tunes and arrangements arise from the melancholy, the sadness that comes over when we are faced with the fugaciousness of childhood.
So I hope you like my five little treasures. You find them on all major streaming platforms, I assembled them on my linktr.ee/lyhrus. Enjoy!
Finally and hopefully we're going to give some concerts with the Pilgrim Age programme again – together. This is not obvious, as the singers performed without me last November, as I got caught by a well-known pandemic virus ...
However, please have a look here to see the dates of three upcoming concerts. It would be a great pleasure to meet you then again!
[EDIT 3rd March 2023: As we found a mistake, we reworked the video and republished it today]
Three years ago Dorota Bronikowska, soprano singer and member of the Lyhrus Ensemble, and me almost started giving concerts with our Vespertine Blooms programme, but then a pandemic occurred ... At the beginning of this year, we decided to start anew – with a first rehearsal after those three years. We asked our close friend Alexander to film us during the complete rehearsal and this is one of the results: BEHIND THE GLASS. The melody is quite charming, but in the words there is kind of bitterness, which you find rather rarely in my lyrics. A certain tension rises from it, and that makes that song one of the favourites for both of us.
Today I published the first teaser for my new EP ClockWorks, which is about to be released in early 2023. It contains a few seconds from 'Knell' which is part of the new EP.