Harmonies poétiques et religieuses

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Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (Poetic and Religious Harmonies), S.173, is a cycle of piano pieces written by Franz Liszt at Woronińce (Voronivtsi, Polish-Ukrainian country estate of Liszt’s mistress Princess Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein, née Iwanowska) in 1847. The ten compositions which make up this cycle are:

  1. Invocation (completed at Woronińce);
  2. Ave Maria (transcription of choral piece written in 1846);
  3. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (‘The Blessing of God in Solitude,’ completed at Woronińce);
  4. Pensée des morts (‘In Memory of the Dead,’ reworked version of earlier individual composition, Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1834));
  5. Pater Noster (transcription of choral piece written in 1846);
  6. Hymne de l’enfant à son réveil (‘The Awaking Child’s Hymn,’ transcription of choral piece written in 1846);
  7. Funérailles (October 1849) (‘Funeral’);
  8. Miserere, d’après Palestrina (after Palestrina);
  9. (Andante lagrimoso);
  10. Cantique d’amour (‘Hymn of Love,’ completed at Woronińce).

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