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 Posted:   Jan 12, 2009 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Has anyone listened to Debski's Ogniem i mieczem (and sequel) available on a two-disc set here:

Ogniem I Mieczem (or With Fire and Sword) is the first book of The Trilogy from Henryk Sienkiewicz, the author of Quo Vadis, which itself has a fine film score tradition by the likes of Rózsa and Kaczmarek.

I picked up the score without having heard it because I tend to like the Polish film scorers: Kilar, Kaczmarek, Preisner. Haven't had a chance to listen to it through yet, but am curious whether anyone else has heard it.

 Posted:   Jan 12, 2009 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   oskari   (Member)

Congratulations on your purchase! Happy to hear you ordered this woderful epic symphonic score. All of the purchases I made in the last year (and there are hundreds of them)"Ogniem i mieczem" is my favourite next to Lavagnino´s "L´impero del sole". If you like Debski´s score try also his Stara Basn. It is almost equally good.

 Posted:   Jan 12, 2009 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Althazan   (Member)

I have this score - it's inclued in 3CD TRYLOGIA set (besides Ogniem i Mieczem on one disc there are also Pan Wolodyjowski by Andrzej Markowski and Potop by Kazimierz Serocki). I think it is very good score and I agree with Oskari: you can get Stara Basn without any doubts - it has brilliant and unforgettable main theme and a lot of great music.
If you like more delicate sounds, I can recommend the most Michal Lorenc - my second favourite polish composer (first is Wojciech Kilar). You should try:
Zabic Sekala
Bandyta (Brute)
Psy 2
You will not be dissapointed, I can assure you smile

 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

Thanks, I have just ordered Ogniem I Mieczem (or With Fire and Sword) based on these recommendations. I have recently discovered Stara Basn and 1920 Bitwa Warszawska (Battle of Warsaw 1920) by Debski and was interested in more. For anyone seeking to discover something new, and enjoy lyrical, epic, and colorful music, I encourage you to seek out the music of Krzesimir Debski!

 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Hector da Lima   (Member)

I have a lot of polish film music

Krzesimir Debski

Michal Lorenc

Wojciech Kilar

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Zbigniew Preisner

Waldemar Kazanecki

Abel Korzeniowski

 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

Terrific composer! I only discovered Ogniem i Mieczem a couple of months ago quite by chance and it is so full of heart and soul, incredibly moving.

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