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“Polymorphia”

Composed by Krzysztof Penderecki and performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

This track is used several places in The Shining, most notably in the scene where Wendy discovers Jack’s “All work and no play” pages. It is also used when she locks Jack in the pantry.

Krzysztof Penderecki is an avant garde Polish composer and conductor. Stanley Kubrick used several pieces of his music in The Shining. His music was also used in The ExorcistChildren of Men, and Shutter Island.