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Ave Maria in movie "In Heaven as it is on Earth"

Composer: Henri Seroka (*1949), 1998

This music is assumed to be under copyright protection in the USA


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" IN HEAVEN AS IT IS ON EARTH " 1998 - Directed by Jacek Bromski
(festival Gdynia: price of Best Sound, Best Director and Public price) (International festival in Brussels 1999).

Recording:  not available

play/stop MIDI:

A _ ve Ma ri _ a gra _ ti a ple _ na _ A _ ve Ma ri _ a
be ne clic tus in mu li e ri bus
O ra pec ca to ri bus o ra pro no bis
et in ho ra mor tis in ho ra mor tis nos trae
A _ ve Ma ri _ a gra _ ti a ple _ na _
A _ ve Ma ri _ a Ma ri _ a A men.


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Internet references, biography information.
Henri Seroka (born 1949) is a Belgian singer and composer. Although he began his career as a singer, he is most known today for his compositions, especially film music, and for composing Belgium's official song for the 1984 Olympic Games.[1]

Seroka was born in Anderlecht. His father was Polish and served under General Stanisław Maczek during World War II, while his mother was German.[1] His first record was "Laissez moi pleurer" (1968). In Poland, he is most well known for his film music in Jacek Bromski's films. They collaborated on Sztuka kochania (1989), U Pana Boga za piecem (1998), U Pana Boga w ogródku (2007), U Pana Boga za miedzą (2009) and on the TV serial U Pana Boga w ogródku (2007). Outside of Poland he is known for composing the music for the Smurfs cartoons.

In 2004 he composed Credo, a five-part classical piece for full orchestra and choir. It was performed several times, including on 1 September 2006 in a Berlin church and on October 15, 2006 in the Basilica of Jasna Góra. On 1 October 2008 it was played by 100 musicians in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels . The concerts were held in memory of General Stanisław Maczek and the Polish 1st Armoured Division. Seroka himself conducted the performances.

His first record was "Laissez moi pleurer" (1968), and one of his last is "Norda" (2008), music inspired by the old wooden sailing vessel Norda.
He was born in Anderlecht, Belgium, but is of Polish descent. Henri began his musical career as a singer, successfully performing a wide range of songs in various languages. But he soon moved to his great passion: composing music.

Henri composed music for artists like Ivan Rebroff, Betty Dorsey and Lulu. In 1984 Henri was awarded a gold disc for his composition 'Avanti la Vie', the Belgian entry for the Eurovision Song Festival.

Henri Seroka has enjoyed success as a composer, producer and pop singer in Belgium, Poland and neighbouring countries.

He has composed and written songs for various features films, TV productions and for artists like Betty Dorsey, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ivan. Rebroff, Dorothée, Roland Kaiser, Lulu and Gunter Gabriel, He composed the music for the TV series "SMURFS". (more-than 1 million records sold!). He also wrote the Belgian tune for the European Theme Representation at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which brought him his second gold disc within a year. Henri Seroka now has his own studio in Brussels where he continues to write and arrange all kinds of music.
He is noted for his work as a film music composer for international movies films like "Alice", "Ataturk" and "The Art of Love", in USA and Europe.

He is now working on his second stage rnusical and is proud to be a member of the OREADE label.

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