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Musical tribute to Poland's WWII Westerplatte defenders

14.01.2022 07:30
The Museum of World War II in Gdańsk, northern Poland, has announced a competition for a composition dedicated to the memory of the Polish defenders of the port city's Westerplatte peninsula in the early days of World War II.
A war memorial honouring the Defenders of the Polish Coast on the Westerplatte peninsula in Gdańsk, northern Poland.
A war memorial honouring the Defenders of the Polish Coast on the Westerplatte peninsula in Gdańsk, northern Poland.Photo: PAP/Marcin Gadomski

The work is expected to be a requiem for orchestra, chorus and soloists lasting between 40 and 50 minutes.

The competition is open to composers in the 18 to 35 age bracket. The deadline for submitting the scores is May 31.

The winning composition will be premiered in Gdańsk in November.

The Westerplatte peninsula is where the first shots of World War II were fired on September 1, 1939, with the Battle of Westerplatte commemorated annually as the first clash between Polish soldiers and invading German forces.

The former Polish Military Transit Depot at the Westerplatte peninsula has recently been the site of archeological research by the Gdańsk-based Museum of World War II.

In the course of the project, the remains of nine Polish soldiers have been discovered. Five of them have been identified. A burial ceremony is planned for the autumn at a military cemetery in the area.