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4 Compositions for Piano

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

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A Game (Skipping Rope)

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.

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Song About Halftones

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 […]

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An Adventure of Wanderer Bear

Music for An Adventure of Wanderer Bear play by Gyennadyi Matveev, Russian playwright. Directed by Marta Janic and translated by Elżbieta Kalinowicz, the play premiere took place in the Puppet Theatre in Łódź on 21 December 1950.

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An Incredible Invention of Professor Nut

Music for the puppet theatre titled An Incredible Invention of Professor Nut (Niezwykły wynalazek profesora Orzeszka) by Zofia Nawrocka. Directed by Henryk Ryl. The premiere spectacle took place in 1958 in the Arlequin Puppet Theatre in Łódź (Teatr Lalek Arlekin).

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Arabesque

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.

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Ballad of Two Scythes

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.

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Balladyna

Tragedy in five acts by Juliusz Słowacki (1809-1849), one of Polish national poets, directed by Henryk Ryl. The spectacle premiere took place on 15 July 1957 in the Puppet Theatre Arlekin in Łódź.

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Caprice (Kittens)

This one movement piece for solo piano was composed for educational purposes between 1967 and 1977. It has broader tonality and variational internal shape. Originally titled Kittens (Kotki) it was published as Capriccio (Kaprys).

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Cat and Mouse

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 […]

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Children’s Sonatina (I)

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.

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Con Moto (1)

The piece for solo piano in one movement was composed for educational purposes. 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

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Con Moto (2)

The piece for solo piano in one movement was composed for educational purposes. 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

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Conversation

A short piece for piano composed for educational purposes and published by PWM in 1968 in a collection titled Żabki i inne utwory dla dzieci na fortepian, edited by Stanisława Raube.

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Dance

Short composition for piano written for educational purposes. It is one movement piece for piano with A-B-A structure, bitonal and with variational character.

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Dialogue

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.

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Diligent Pupil

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 […]

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Falling Halftone

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) […]

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Fearless Burg

Music for the puppet play Fearless Burg (Dzielny Gród) by Tamara Gabbe, directed by Henryk Ryl. The spectacle premiere took place on 1 June 1952 in Puppet Theatre Arlekin in Łódź.

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Fifths with Accompaniment (1)

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.

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Fifths with Accompaniment (2)

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.

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Forte-piano

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.

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Golden Duck

Golden Duck is a fable with lyrics by Hanna Januszewska. The composition was commissioned by the Polish Radio. The fable was broadcasted by the Polish Radio and also recorded by Polskie Nagrania MUZA.

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Hands Shifting

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 […]

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Happy Song

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 […]

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Homeland – choral song for 3 equal voices

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

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Homeland (Song of Homeland)

This is one movement song for four voice children’s choir, based on the lyrics of Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, with three part A-B-A’ internal structure. The piece has a couple of versions and the archetype of the piece was a song with the same title composed for mixed choir also in 1953.

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Kitten and Mouse

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 […]

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Krakowiak (I)

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.

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Krakowiak (Polish dance)

This is one movement piece in the form of rondo composed for educational purposes. It has a lively, sprightly character with frequent changes of melody between hands. Initially titled Arlequine Dance and Polish Dance, it was 10 bars longer.

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March

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.

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March (1)

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 […]

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March (2)

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.

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March (3)

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.

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March (4)

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.

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March (5)

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.

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March (6)

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.

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March (7)

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.

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March (8)

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.

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March (I)

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. There are two other versions of this composition in different scales.

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March (II)

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. There are two other versions of this composition in different scales.

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March (III)

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. There are two other versions of this composition in different scales.

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Music for short film “Lis chytrusek”

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 […]

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Music for short film “Pyza”

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 […]

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Music for short film “Szewczyk Dratewka”

The film produced in colour in Studio Filmów Lalkowych w Tuszynie near Łódź. Director and script author – Zenon Wasilewski; camera – Leszek Nartowski. Yet another version of the well known Polish story for children about a dragon and a brave shoemaker. Based on the story by Maria Kownacka titled Szewczyk Dratewka.

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Oberek – for 2 pianos

Composition written for educational purposes in the tempo and form of a Polish lively dance Oberek – one of five Polish national dances – for two pianos for children. The exact year of composition is not known but it was written between 1967 and 1977.

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Old Town Song

Song for voice with piano with lyrics by Włodzimierz Słobodnik. Slightly modified, it was published in a collection Toast serdeczny under the title Old Town Rhymes (Rymy staromiejskie).

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Pre-note Song

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 […]

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Prelude (Reverie)

Composition written for educational purposes between 1967 and 1977. The exact date is difficult to establish. This one movement piece introducesmodern form creating measures to a student. Initially titled Reverie, the piece was eventuall published as Prelude.

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Reapers (Song)

Composition written for educational purposes. It is one movement piece based on a folk melody in the form of canon with polyphonic character. The original manuscript was titled A Song; it was however published as Reapers.

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Sad Song

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) […]

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Sea-froth Cut-out (II)

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

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Sea-froth Cut-out (III)

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 […]

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Sea-froth Cut-outs (I)

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.

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Song About a Trumpet

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 […]

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Song About Prime Voice

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 […]

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Three Bears

Music for the puppet theatre Three Bears. Translated by J. Bułakowski and directed by Wanda Byrska. The play premiere took place in the Puppet Theatre in Łódź on 20 December 1953.

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To Polish Speech

This is one movement song for three voice children’s choir with irregular structure with lyrics by Polish poet Władysław Broniewski (1987-1962), composed at the comision of Państwowe Wydawnictwa Muzyczne PWM for The Guide for Primary School Choir Master (Przewodnik dla prowadzącego

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Tortoise

Composition written for educational purposes for piano for children. It has a broad tonality and slow tempo to illustrate lazy movements of a tortoise.

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Toy Soldiers

Composition was written for educational purposes for four hands for piano for children. It is a one movement piece with variational structure and in march tempo.

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Train – for 4 hands for piano

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

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Train – for piano

This composition was written for educational purposes. This is one movement piece stimulating child’s imagination by imitating sounds of a moving train. Another version was written for four hands: Train – for 4 hands for piano.

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Two Studies

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.

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Verdure

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.

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Warsaw

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.