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Trumpet fanfare in Czestochowa

pln 3 | 9  
13 Sep 2008 /  #1
Does anyone know the name/composer of the trumpet fanfare that is played when the shield is raised and lowered at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa? I am trying to find a recording that can be purchased for our church.

Our small Polish parish recently dedicated a silver shield to protect our icon of the Black Madonna which is adorned with jewels/pins/brooches that were donated by our founding ancestors. We would like to obtain a recording of the fanfare to give to our pastor - he keeps talking about the fanfare. I found an mp3 file, but if it is available on a CD somewhere, that would be great!
rdywenur 1 | 157  
20 Sep 2008 /  #2
are you talking about this or something else:

The trumpet call "Hejnal Mariacki" ("Hymn to our Lady")-is played daily from the tower of St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow. This signal, known and dear to every Pole, resounds all over the city's Old Town historical district. The song dates back to the Middle Ages when it announced the opening and the closing of the city gates. It was also played to alarm citizens of fires or approaching enemy forces. The call always ends abruptly to commemorate a bugler shot through his throat by a Tatar archer in 1241.

The lyrics of "Boze Cos Polske" ("God Save Poland"), which became Poland's national hymn in 1830, were changed to the prayer "Serdeczna Matko" ("Beloved Mother"), when singing of the anthem was outlawed by Poland's occupying powers.

And in 1920, when Russian forces were assembling on the banks of the Wisla in preparation for an attack on Warsaw, an image of Mary was seen in the clouds. "Cud na Wisla" ("The Miracle on the Wisla") is a story known by every Pole.

OP pln 3 | 9  
21 Sep 2008 /  #3
Ahh, that is good information to know, though that is not the same fanfare. I heard the trumpet call from the tower at St. Mary's Basilica when we were in Poland last summer- it is quite impressive.

However, I am looking for a recording of the music that plays at the Shrine of Our Lady of Cestochowa in Jasna Gora when the shield is raised and lowered over the icon. If you can help, I would appreciate it!
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
21 Sep 2008 /  #4

I think this is what you mean:

(click at "stad" link at the bottom and you may listen and download mp3 and when you have that, you may "burn" It on CD.

And If you really want to have a legal copy then looks like the only possibility is to contact this monk:

He also post that in mp3 on his page and write that If somebody wants a CD then should call him or send a mail.
rdywenur 1 | 157  
21 Sep 2008 /  #5
Gee for some reason there is no url that is as you call it stad or an mp3 link to listen to. Myabe it is my filters but does not show here or anywhere for that matter.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
21 Sep 2008 /  #6
Yes, somehow the site show only the main adress all the time... so from the main page you have to choose "cudowny obraz" next "Fanfary jasnogórskie" (on the left) and then you have the link at the bottom.
OP pln 3 | 9  
7 Oct 2008 /  #7
Thank you so much for this information - my husband who is fluent in the Polish language will make contact. This is so important to us - thanks agian for your help!

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