Programs of the Library Choir during Esztergom Liszt Week

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National Széchényi Library invites you and your friends to its concerts held during the upcoming Esztergom Liszt Week. The Library Choir will take part in concerts beginning at 7 p.m. on August 25 in the Franciscan Church of Esztergom and at 7 p.m. on August 28 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Adalbert, Esztergom.


Thursday August 25, 7 p.m. – Franciscan Church

Choral works by Franz Liszt and string orchestra transcripts of compositions by Liszt

  • O Roma nobilis
  • Air de Chateaubriand
  • Tantum ergo, O salutaris hostia – two female choirs
  • Pater noster Jena
  • Pater noster from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (transcript by Géza Gémesi)
  • Ave Maria, D major (transcript by Géza Gémesi)
  • Pater noster to Rosario (transcript by Barnabás Dukay)
  • Pax vobiscum (transcript by Géza Gémesi)
  • 4 chorals: Gott sei uns gnädig – O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden –  O Traurigkeit – Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan (transcripts by Géza Gémesi)
  • Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh  (transcript by Géza Gémesi)
  • Consolations Nr. 1. and Nr. 4 (transcripts by Jules de Swert and Géza Gémesi)
  • Licht, mehr Licht (transcript by Géza Gémesi)
  • Ave Maria (A major)
  • Details from Organ Mass in B flat major (transcript by Leoš Janáček): Kyrie – Sanctus – Benedictus – Agnus Dei
  • Nun danket alle Gott


  • Choir of National Széchényi Library conducted by Mária Eckhardt and Ágnes Gupcsó
  • String Ensemble of BHZK Academy, art director: Géza Gémesi
  • organist Péter Sirák

Sunday August 28, 7 p.m. – Basilica

Gala concert on the 160th anniversary of the dedication of Esztergom Cathedral

Missa Solennis by Franz Liszt will be played.

Participants: Choir and Orchestra of Matthias Church of Buda Castle, expanded with choirs of the international camp of choirs

  • Choir Gaudeamus (Brno)
  • Chamber Choir Kantorei Sankt Barbara (Cracow)
  • Lajos Vass Choir of Hungarian Teachers in Slovakia (Bratislava)
  • Choir of National Széchényi Library (Budapest).

Conducted by László Tardy, cantor-choir master of Matthias Church


Website of Liszt Ferenc Society

Website of the Library Choir (in Hungarian)