Ave Verum Corpus

Movements: Andante sostenuto
Instrumentation: 3 pft
Composed in: 1991

This composition is a transcription of Ave verum corpus in D major (KV 618) by W. A. Mozart for three pianos, written at the request of Prof. Regina Smendzianka, Head of the  II Piano Department in The Fryderic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. THe original Mozart’s composition is a motet for four voice mixed choir, strings and organ.

Cadence (I)

Duration: 1'10''
Composed in: 1986

This is a transcription of Cadence (I) from the Concerto D minor No. 2 (RV 394) by Antonio Vivaldi for viola d’amore. It was written for the composer’s son for his naming day in1986 (naming days are more often celebrated in Poland than birthdays).

Cadence (II)

Instrumentation: vla
Composed in: 1986

This is a transcription of Cadence (II) from the Concerto D minor No. 2 (RV 394) by Antonio Vivaldi for viola d’amore. It was written for the composer’s son for his naming day in1986 (naming days are more often celebrated in Poland than birthdays).

Ciaccona

Duration: 12'
Instrumentation: vl archi
Composed in: 1968

This is transcription of Ciaccona from the 2nd Partita D minor by J. S. Bach (BWV 1004) for violin and strings, written at the commission of Tadeusz Ochlewski, Head of Chamber Orchestra Con moto ma cantabile. Original Ciaccona was written by Bach for solo violin. Read more

Contrapunctus XVIII

Duration: 5'
Movements: Fuga / Alio modo fuga
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Composed in: 1987

Both fugues from Contrapunctus XVIII, Die Kunst der Fuge (BWV 1080) by J. S. Bach were originally composed for 2 hapsichords. The composer transcripted the original for the string quartet.

Polish National Anthem – for large wind band

Instrumentation: picc 2fl 2ob cor.i* cl(Es) 3cl(B) cl(bB)* 2fg cfg* cl.b* 2sxfalt(Es) 2sxften(B) sxfbar(Es) / 4cor(F) 3tr(B) 3trbn / tmp tmb gr.c piatti / 2crt(B) ten(B) bar 2tb /* - ad libitum
Composed in: 1979

This is one of three transcriptions of the anthem which were commissioned for Polish Composers Association (Związek Kompozytorów Polskich). Instrumentations for wind bands were based on the score for symphony orchestra by Jan Maklakiewicz.

Polish National Anthem – for military wind band

Instrumentation: picc fl cl(Es) 3cl(B) / 4cor(F) 2tr(B) 2trbn / tmb gr.c piatti / 2crt(B) 2ten(B) bar 2tb
Composed in: 1979

This is one of three transcriptions of the anthem which were commissioned of Polish Composers Association (Związek Kompozytorów Polskich). Instrumentations for wind bands were based on the score for symphony orchestra by Jan Maklakiewicz.

Symphonia de Nativitate

Duration: 6'
Movements: Allegro / Andante / Allegro
Instrumentation: archi
Composed in: 1967

Symphonia de Nativitate by Polish anonymous from 1759 is a reconstruction for a string band. The composition was reconstructed at the request of Tadeusz Ochlewski, Director of PWM and Head of the band Con moto ma cantabile. Based on the remains of orchestra scores and autographs from the middle of XVIII century, the composer created entirely new composition, but in the style and spirit of the time.

Thai National Anthem

Instrumentation: 3333 4331 tmp batt archi (picc cor.i cl(Es) cfg - ad libitum)
Composed in: 1980

This is the arrangement of Thai National Anthem for symphony orchestra commissioned by Warsaw Philharmonic (at the time National Philharmonic).