Ode To Youth (I)

Duration: 30'
Movements: Maestoso / Lento non troppo / Con fuoco / Moderato / Poco piu mosso / Poco meno mosso
Instrumentation: 2222 4331 batt archi (98765) SMSTBar coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1950

Cantata for four voices, choir and orchestra with lyrics from Ode To Youth (Oda do młodości)  by Romantic Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz (1978-1855). It was a diploma work of the composer at the Department of Composition at PWSM in Łódź in June 1950. The composition is in classic modernism style and sometimes draws on Slavic music. The form is typical for cantata. The double fugue ends the piece. The second version of the composition was written in 1980 – Ode To Youth (II).