NAJI HAKIM
NAJI HAKIM

Bogurodzica

Title, Duration, Place, Year, Publisher, Dedicated to, Premiere (performer(s), place, date)

BOGURODZICA, Carmen patrium, 4', Chatou, 2018, Schott, to Karolina Opałka, -, -.

BOGURODZICA (Mother of God/Theotokos), Carmen patrium, (Hymn of motherland) is a solemn ornamented setting of the oldest Polish hymn attributed to Saint Adalbert of Prague (955-997) and notated at the beginning of the 15th century. The powerful registration and majestic character of the organ work is inspired by the Grand-Orgue of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in Paris.

Initial stanzas
Bogurodzica dziewica, Bogiem sławiena Maryja!
U twego syna Gospodzina Matko zwolena, Maryja,
Zyszczy nam, spuści nam!
Kyrie elison!

Twego dziela Krzciciela, bożycze,
Usłysz głosy, napełń myśli człowiecze!
Słysz modlitwę, jąż nosimy,
A dać raczy, jegoż prosimy:
A na świecie zbożny pobyt,
Po żywocie rajski przebyt!
Kyrie elison!

Translation

Virgin, Mother of God, God-famed Mary!
Ask Thy Son, our Lord, God-named Mary,
To have mercy upon us and hand it over to us!

Kyrie eleison!

Son of God, for Thy Baptist's sake,
Hear the voices, fulfill the pleas we make!
Listen to the prayer we say,
For what we ask, give us today:
Life on earth free of vice;
After life: paradise!

Kyrie eleison!