Ave Maria in movie "In
Heaven as it is on Earth"
Composer: Henri Seroka (*1949), 1998
" 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).
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.
Seroka was born in Anderlecht. His father was Polish and served under
General Stanisław Maczek during World War II, while his mother was
German. 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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