Homeland – choral song for 3 equal voices

Duration: 5'
Movements: Moderato - Marciale ben rytmico - Poco piu mosso
Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1962

This composition was written for the school choir lead by Mr. Zbigniew Soja in PPSM No. 1 in Warsaw. It has a ceremonial character and was written for the lyrics of poet Konstanty Ildefons GaÅ‚czyÅ„ski. It features a well developed form and is an apotheosis of a common people song. This one movement piece has an A-B-A’ internal structure where each section has different tempo and mood. The archetype of the piece was a song with the same title composed for mixed choir and symphony orchestra in 1960.