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Płock bugle-call

One of curiosities of the town is its bugle-call, performed by a trumpeter with breaks from 1937. Its history is not thus as old as of the bugle-call of Cracow, whose beginnings reach the medieval times. The idea of creating the Płock bugle-call appeared upon the recovery of independence by Poland in 1918.
It was realized no sooner than in 1937, as a result of the announcement of a competition. In general, 5 works were received, including 4 by priest Kazimierz A.Starościński, professor of singing in the Seminary; and the fifth works was submitted by composer, Faustyn Piasek.
The Jury, chaired by lawyer Kazimierz Mayzner, after hearing all works and seeking opinion of known pianist, Janina Grabowska-Kuczewska, decided that the Płock bugle-call would be melody no. 3, composed by priest Starościński. Many years have passed since the first performance of the Płock bugle-call. Resumed after 1945, it was performed from Clock Tower with pauses for 30 years. In 1983, on the anniversary of the 3rd May Constitution, it could be heard again, after a long break.
Return to this beautiful tradition was possible thanks to students of the Electrical School Complex in Płock who undertook to prepare an electronic system restoring the melody of the bugle-call. From that time, the bugle-call from the Clock Tower can be heard three times a day.

Notwithstanding the bugle-call is played from the town hall tower. It's been since 1998, i.e. from the solemn opening of the Old Market Square after reconstruction of the town hall and the square. The bugle-call has been played live, twice a day (midday and 6 p.m.) by the Municipal Bugler, selected by way of a competition, wearing a gala uniform of town guards.
An additional attraction after the bugle-call at midday is the presentation of the scene of knighting Bolesłaus III Wry-Mouthed by his father – Władysław Herman. This scene, involving 15-year Bolko, actually took place in Płock, on the yard of the duke's castle in 1100. Both dukes – the rulers of Poland, are buried in the Płock cathedral.

Wykonanie: Kamikaze