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Robin Price

Altar Book for Górecki: The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, by Robin Price

Altar Book for Górecki : The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, by Henryk Górecki. Middletown, Connecticut: Designed, printed, bound and published by Robin Price, 1996.

Triptych of hand-stained Wahon paper, illustrated with digitally-printed woodcut, engravings, and letterpress in Guild Samson uncial and Perpetua. Copy 36 of a limited edition of 60.

Inspired by the 1992 recording of Henryk Górecki's Symphony number 3, opus 36

  1. Lyrics from a 15th-century Lamentation of the Holy Cross Monastery in Poland.
  2. Prayer inscribed on the wall of a cell in the Gestapo’s headquarters in Zakopane.
  3. Polish folk song.

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