What Luck

1996, Revised 1998 | baritone or mezzo-soprano/double bass in C or solo tuning (D) or baritone/cello.

Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014), translated by Adam Czerniawski.

Song 4 of cycle Holocaust 1944.

The premiere recording is on the 2003 Albany release Dreaming with baritone William Sharp and double bassist Gary Karr. Click here to purchase.

Click here for more information about the Acis’ release Holocaust 1944, with baritone Dashon Burton and double bassist Logan Coale


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • 15, bass part should be marked mf
  • 29, not too much ritard, perhaps even none
  • last measure, bass part, the last pizz should be marked piano, not forte