4 Compositions for Piano

Movements: Marsz kurpiowski / Klopoty kurpianki / Taniec kurpiowski / Taneczny korowód
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1977

The four compositions are titled as follows: Marsz kurpiowski, Kłopoty kurpianki, Taniec kurpiowski and Taneczny korowód. They were composed for educational purposes.

A Game (Skipping Rope)

Duration: 20''
Movements: Scherzando moderato
Instrumentation: pft

Composition written for educational purposes between 1967 and 1977. The exact year is difficult to establish. This one movement piano piece focuses on such harmonic features as tone clusters and bitonality. The piece was originally titled Skipping Rope but was eventually published as A Game.

Song About Halftones

Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Arabesque

Duration: 2'
Movements: Andante
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1975

This piano piece was composed for educational purposes. It is a one movement composition with a figurative melodic line, whole tone scale and variable tempo containing rhythmic triplet, free in form, moved simultaneous chords and chords without modulation.

Ballad of Two Scythes

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1969

The song for three voice children’s choir composed at the commission of Państwowe Zakłady Wydawnictw Szkolnych for the Guide for a school choir leader (Przewodnik dla prowadzącego chór w szkole podstawowej). The piece is particularly suitable for a proficient amateur choir.

Cat and Mouse

Movements: Scherzando
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This is piano accompaniment to the melody and lyrics by Hanna Lachertowa. It was composed for educational purposes and is performed by both a teacher and a student. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie)  published in 1979 by WSiP.

Children’s Sonatina (I)

Duration: 3'
Movements: Allegretto / Lento cantabile / Moderato giocoso
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1970

Composition written for piano for educational purposes. It is a short three movement piece with cyclical form. The first movement is monothematic, the second has a form of a strophic song, and the third is polyphonic with constant motivic correspondence and voice changes. Read more

Dialogue

Duration: 1'
Movements: Andante
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1970

The piece was composed for educational purposes. It features frequent changes to dynamics from piano to mezzo-forte to forte and piano. As implied by the composition title a constant dialogue between a left and a right hand is present.

Diligent Pupil

Movements: Giocoso (Allegro)
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical calsses. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Falling Halftone

Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This is a piano accompaniment which was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Forte-piano

Movements: Andante cantabile
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

It is a one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Hands Shifting

Movements: Con moto (Giusto)
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes. It is played both by a teacher – accompaniment – and a student who plays melody while shifting his or her hands. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Happy Song

Movements: Giocoso
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

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 Gałczyński. It features a well developed form and is an apotheosis of a common people song. This one movement piece has Read more

Kitten and Mouse

Movements: Scherzando
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is a one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Krakowiak (I)

Movements: Vivo
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

The piece composed for educational purposes. It is one movement composition in the form and tempo of Krakowiak dance (one of Polish national dances). Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March

Duration: 1'30''
Movements: Tempo di marcia
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

Composition was written for educational purposes for piano for children. It is one movement piece with the A-B-A internal structure and inconsistent emotional form. It was published in 1968 by PWM in a collection Żabki i inne utwory dla dzieci na fortepian.

March (1)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

The piece was composed for educational purposes. This one movement short piece was arranged for piano for children to learn rhythm, metre and tempo, as part of rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (2)

Movements: Moderato giusto
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (3)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (4)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (5)

Duration: pft
Movements: Marciale
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be performed both by a teacher and a student. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (6)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (7)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (8)

Movements: Energico
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Music for short film “Lis chytrusek”

Duration: 12'
Composed in: 1951

Music illustrating a black and white film produced in Studio Filmów Kukiełkowych in Łódź. Director and script author – Zenon Wasilewski; camera – Zygmunt Kamiński. The plot of the film is about a hungry fox which had been praising the alleged beauty of the crow’s voice for so long that the crow eventually opened its beak and dropped the cheese, for which the fox was waiting.

Music for short film “Pyza”

Duration: 10'
Composed in: 1959

The film produced in colour in Studio Filmów Lalkowych w Tuszynie near Łódź. Director and script author – Lucjan Dembiński; camera – Leszek Nartowski.

A story about a girl created from a dumpling and her adventures with a little hare she met on their way to the town of Toruń. Based on the stories Pyza na polskich dróżkach by Hanna Januszewska.

Pre-note Song

Movements: Alegretto
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Sad Song

Movements: Moderato (Andante comodo)
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This is a piano accompaniment which was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Sea-froth Cut-out (II)

Duration: 10'
Movements: Majsterek / Przyszła koza do woza / Kołysanka / Wrzos / Strach
Instrumentation: coro (2SA) pft
Composed in: 1956

This is transcription of original cantata Sea-froth Cut-outs (I) for three voice children’s choir and brass quintet for a three voice children’s choir with piano. This version of the piece was composed to aid an education of choir singers and when there were difficulties in finding the professional brass Read more

Sea-froth Cut-out (III)

Duration: 10'
Movements: Majsterek / Przyszła koza do woza / Kołysanka / Wrzos / Strach
Instrumentation: coro (2SA) archi pft
Composed in: 1963

This is another version of the small cantata Sea-froth Cut-outs (I) for three voice children’s choir and brass quintet in transcription for a three voice children’s choir, string band and piano. This composition was written for school bands – the choir and the string band lead by Zbigniew Soja in PPSM No. 1 (State Music School No. 1) in Warsaw. The instrumental composition of the ensemble in this version was a result of the performing abilities of the school bands.

Sea-froth Cut-outs (I)

Duration: 11'
Movements: Majsterek / Przyszła koza do woza / Kołysanka / Wrzos / Strach
Instrumentation: fl ob cl(B) cor(F) fg coro (2SA)
Composed in: 1956

This composition is a small cantata for three voice children’s choir and brass quintet with lyrics by Włodzimierz Słobodnik. The inspiration to write this piece was a nice and cheerful poem received from its author Włodzimierz Słobodnik during holiday in Dom Pracy Twórczej ZAIKS in Ustka in 1956. Read more

Song About a Trumpet

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Song About Prime Voice

Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Train – for 4 hands for piano

Duration: 1'15''
Movements: Allegro comodo
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1988

This composition was dedicated to the composer’s grand son and was written at the request of Prof. Krystyna Boczkowska for educational purposes and for a performance of Filip and Wojciech – composer’s grand son. This is one movement piece stimulating child’s imagination by imitating sounds of a moving Read more

Two Studies

Duration: 35''
Movements: Studium I - Lugubre / Studium II - Allegretto scherzando
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1970

This two movement piece was composed for educational purposes. Diversity of sound articulation dynamics and introduction of two fermata in one bar are features of this composition.

Verdure

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1969

This piece was composed at the commission of Państwowe Zakłady Wydawnictw Szkolnych for the guide Przewodnika dla prowadzącego chór w szkole podstawowej. It is a song for three voice mixed choir with lyrics by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński. It has simple texture and is aimed for highly skilled children’s choir.

Warsaw

Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1964

This composition is a song for three voice female choir or children’s choir with lyrics by Polish poet Julian Tuwim (1894-1953). It was written to meet the needs of the school choir lead by Mr. Zbigniew Soja in PPSM Nr 1 (state music school no. 1) in Warsaw.