Andante Con Melancolia

Duration: 4'20''
Movements: Andante con melancolia
Instrumentation: vl pft
Composed in: 1955

This is one movement composition for violin and piano has no name other than its tempo. It was written during Christmas Holidays in Sobieszów near Jelenia Góra in December 1955.

Andante Con Variazioni

Duration: 5'
Movements: Andante / Andantino / Andante con moto / Tempo di polonaise
Instrumentation: vl pft
Composed in: 1954

This composition for violin and piano was written to meet educational needs of the violin 4th and 5th level at a music school. Individual variations are devoted to different technical problems that occur during a violin course.

Andante for Violin and Organ

Duration: vl org
Movements: Andante
Composed in: 1984

The piece was composed at the request of organist Prof. Mirosław Pietkiewicz. This is one movement composition with the character of elegy, which has deep musical form and also virtuoso elements in the lead part of violin. Organs have an assisting function however they also have solo and dialogue parts.

Chamber Music for 2 Brass Quartets

Movements: Allegro non troppo / Allegro / Adagio / Allegretto / Lento / Allegro deciso
Instrumentation: 2tr 2trbn - 2tr 2trbn (2tr 2trbn - 2tr 1tb 1trbn)
Composed in: 1978

Also known as Kammermusik für 2 Blechbleserquartette the composition consists of six contrasting movements. Main features are polyphony and dual-choir – constant correspondence between individual voices as well as the two quartets.

Duo Concertante for Organ and Piano

Czas: 18'
Części utworu: Comodo / Largo quieto / Giocoso e scherzando / Adagio deciso
Instrumentacja: org pft
Rok: 1962

The composition was written to meet the demand of performing organists for a composition for organ and piano. This duo has a very rare instrumental composition where organ and not piano take a leading role. The form of the piece is in the middle between a sonata and a suite, with stylistic Read more

Divertimento for Clarinet and Piano

Duration: 10'
Movements: Comodo / Lento cantabile / Giocoso
Instrumentation: cl(B) pft
Composed in: 1968

The piece was written as part of composer’s plan to write a series of compositions for wind instruments in a cooperation with the Department of Wind Instruments at PWSM in Warsaw. The piece has three movements with the first and the third lively and joyful. The second movement has a melodious Read more

Flute Quintet

Duration: 18'
Movements: Moderato / Andante / Comodo
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc fl
Composed in: 1988

The piece was composed for the flute player Mrs. Elżbieta Gajewska and Wilanow Quartet in 1974. However personal changes in the Quartet delayed the work and it was finally finished in 1988. It is a composition in the sonata form with three contrasting movements. Read more

Piano Quintet

Duration: 17'
Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Andante / Con moto
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc pft
Composed in: 1972

This three movement composition with the form close to sonata was written for the Warsaw Piano Quintet. The movements are contrasting. The first one is a free form of sonata allegro and features thematic dualism, develpoment and reprise. The second movement has a peaceful character. Each repetition Read more

Music for Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon

Duration: 12'
Movements: Moderato / Allegro / Comodo / Quasi scherzando / Presto
Instrumentation: ar fl ob cl(B) cor(F) fg
Composed in: 1963

The piece is composer’s tribute to French impressionists and has a lot of stylistic allusions referring to them. This composition was later transcripted for piano and five wind instruments as Music for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon (1972).

Music for Ten

Duration: 14'
Movements: Allegro non troppo / Allegro / Adagio / Allegretto / Largo / Allegro deciso
Instrumentation: fl ob cl(B) cor(F) fg vl1 vl2 vla vc cb
Composed in: 1991

Also known as Chamber Music for 10 instruments.

Quintet for Wind Instruments

Duration: 12'
Movements: Allegro / Lento / Allegro scherzando (e molto rustico)
Instrumentation: fl ob cl cor fg
Composed in: 1951

This composition is a quintet for flute,oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon also known as Quintet for 5 Wind Instruments. It was dedicated to the composer’s professor, distinguished teacher and Polish composer Kazimierz Sikorski (1895-1986).

Reed Trio

Duration: 10'
Movements: Allegretto / Lento / Scherzando / Comodo / Allegro non troppo
Instrumentation: ob cl fg
Composed in: 1963

Five movement composition for oboe, clarinet and bassoon written at the commission of Mr. Benedykt Górecki, Head of Chamber Wind Instruments Class in PWSM in Warsaw. Contrasting tempo and texture is at the basis of creating emotion and narrative features in all movements with intermittent Read more

Small Suite for 4 Horns

Duration: 10'
Movements: Allegro / Lento / Marciale / Andante / Allegro
Instrumentation: 4 cor(F)
Composed in: 1971

Also known as Quartet for 4 French Horns. For this composition composer was presented with the Award of the Minister of Defence of the 3rd degree on 12 October 1974.

Sonata F major for Violin and Piano

Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Lento assai / Presto con fuoco
Instrumentation: vl pft
Composed in: 1954

The piece was composed to meet stage requirements with virtuoso and spectacle elements. Formally follows traditional structure and consists of three contrasting movements. It has an interesting theme especially in a mysterious second movement and in passionate and fiery movement three. The voice of violin Read more

Sonata for Cello and Piano

Duration: 15'
Movements: Allegro non troppo / Adagio / Allegro rustico
Instrumentation: vc pft
Composed in: 1974

A three movement piece in a traditional form. The first movement is a sonata allegro dialogue between the two instruments. The second is slowly and melodious with the A-B-A structure. The third movement has a form of rondo referring to a Balkan folk music.

Sonata for Two Solo Violas

Duration: 12'
Movements: Allegro con spirito / Andante / Presto
Instrumentation: 2 vla
Composed in: 1976

Initially composed for two violins as Sonatina for Two Solo Violins in 1955. This viola version is no different than the original but performed by the perfect fifth lower. The idea of performing the original sonatina on two violas was suggested by Artur Paciorkiewicz, composer’s son and it was recorded in Polish Radio in duo with Stefan Kamasa.

Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano

Duration: 12'
Movements: Allegro / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando
Composed in: 1953

The piece was composed for the Competition of Stage and Chamber Music in 1953. Composer was presented with the 2nd Award. The piece was also transcripted as Concertino for Bassoon and Wind Band (1974) and for double base and piano by Tadeusz Pelczar as Allegro scherzando from Sonatina for Basson and Piano in 1976.

I String Quartet

Duration: 15'
Movements: Larghetto - Allegro ben moderato / Lento molto / Finale scherzando
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Composed in: 1960

This is a three movement piece. The short and slow introduction in the first movement blends into sonata allegro – Allegro ben moderato – with the energetic, even impulsive first theme and lyrical second theme. Both themes are lead through all instruments in different registers, colours and harmonic background. Read more

II String Quartet

Duration: 15'
Movements: Animato / Lento / Giocoso
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Composed in: 1982

The piece was commissioned by and dedicated to Varsovia Quartet. At the request of band members it was written to meet their individual abilities and music styles. The form of the composition draws on the one exercised by the First Viennese School, Romantic music and such composers as Bartók, Ravel, Read more

Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp

Duration: 10'
Movements: Con moto / Largo (Passacaglia) - L' istesso tempo (Double Fugue)
Instrumentation: fl vla ar
Composed in: 1966

The piece was composed for the Warsaw Harp Trio: Mrs. Elżbieta Dastych – flute, Mr. Artur Paciorkiewicz – viola and Urszula Mazurek – harp. It is a virtuoso composition written for three equally treated instruments. It is composer’s tribute and expression of fascination with Baroque music, giving both the Read more

Variations for string quartet

Czas: 17'
Części utworu: Andante / Poco viro / Moderato / Allegretto con spirito / Allegro marciale / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando / Lento con sordino / Allegro molto / Con moto / Grave lugubre / Presto con fuoco / Allegro con troppo
Instrumentacja: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Rok: 1946

Also known as A Theme with Variations for String Quartet. The piece consists of 12 variations – Andante / Poco vivo / Moderato / Allegretto con spirito / Allegro marciale / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando / Lento / Allegro molto / Con moto / Grave lugubre / Presto con fuoco / Allegro non troppo – and a developed double fugue.
A calm and slow theme of Andante is built of sixteen bars. First variations are strongly related to the theme, the later ones less so. Each of the variations is unique in character and a separate entity but at the same time links with the following variation. There are numerous forms here: two and three-piece songs, marches, preludes, scherzo, toccatino and double fugue.