Pekiel, Bart lomiej

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Pekiel, Bart łomiej

Pekiel, Bart łomiej, important Polish composer; b. place and date unknown; d. probably in Kraków, c. 1670. He served as organist at the Polish royal court in Warsaw, where he also was deputy director of music. In 1649 he assumed the duties of director of music, and in 1653 he was formally named to that position. In 1656 he settled in Kraków, where he was made director of music at the Wawel Cathedral Chapel in 1658. Pekiel was the principal Polish composer of his day, excelling in sacred music. He composed concertato polychoral masses, a cappella masses, motets, and organ music. His most notable work is his Missa pulcherrima ad instar Praenestini for 4 Voices (1669).


H. Feicht, Komppzycje religijne B.a. P.a. (The Sacred Compositions of B. P.; Lwów, 1923–24).

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