2 Psalms

Duration: 7'
Movements: Głos mój woła do Pana / Chwalcie Boga
Instrumentation: S(T) org
Composed in: 1974

These two psalms with lyrics adapted by Polish poet Leopold Staff (1878-1957) are both David’s Psalms – no. 141 Voce mea ad Dominum and no. 150 Laudate Dominum – and were commissioned by Stanisław Moryto for the VIII Organ Festival in Koszalin. The music both in vocal and organ part is influenced Read more

5 Olsztyn Songs – for high voice and piano

Duration: 5'
Movements: Gdy trzcina zaczyna płowieć / A w tych borach olsztyńskich / Tyś jest jezioro moje / A na skraju lasu / Spływają krople z ula
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1990

This is a series of five songs (5 Pieśni Olsztyńskich): Gdy trzcina zaczyna płowieć / A w tych borach olsztyńskich / Tyś jest jezioro moje / A na skraju lasu / Spływają krople z ula – with lyrics by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński.

 

A Peasant, a Fox and a Dog

Duration: 13'
Instrumentation: SATB coro (SATB) 2fl 2ob cl(B) 2fg 2cor vl1 vl2 vla vc cb
Composed in: 1969

The piece was composed for the band Capella Bydgostiensis, performing in Filharmonia Pomorska im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego (Pomeranian Philharmonic) in Bydgoszcz. The composition is in a form of small cantata with lyrics from a fable by Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) in translation by Read more

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.

Adoro Te Devote

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: S org
Composed in: 1986

Adoro Te Devote is an Eucharistic song for high voice and organ composed for liturgical text of Thomas Aquinas. Mrs. Maria Wacholc described the composition in 1992 in her article as follows: “…this beautiful composition features a noble cantilena and harmonic wealth…”.

Ave Maria – for 4 voice mixed choir and organ

Duration: 3'
Movements: Lento
Instrumentation: coro (SATB) org
Composed in: 1991

This piece – arranged for four voice mixed choir and organ – was composed for choirs from music schools of 2nd degree in Legnica, for the Organ Conservatory in 1991. It is one movement piece with latin religious lyrics. Composer used the simplest technical measures to ensure that the piece can be performed by school choirs.

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.

Chants of Warsaw – for men’s choir and organ

Duration: 17'
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B) org
Composed in: 1980

This composition was commissioned by the Warsaw Men’s Choir Harp (Warszawski Chór Męski Towarzystwa Śpiewaczego “Harfa”) for the 75th anniversary of the choir.The form of the piece is sequential A-B-C-D-E-F-A’ and it is an apotheosis of love to its hero city, embodiment of human virtues and Read more

Chants of Warsaw – for men’s choir and symphony orchestra

Duration: 17'
Instrumentation: 3222 4331 batt coro (2T2B) archi
Composed in: 1980

This is the second version of cantata Chants of Warsaw originally composed for men’s choir and organ – Chants of Warsaw – for men’s choir and organ. This transcription of the composition was regarded by the composer as a better one because of the wider colour potential. The form of the piece is Read more

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.

Earth’s Burden – for solo soprano and orchestra

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: S 1121 2000 ar archi
Composed in: 1967

This is a series of five songs for soprano voice and piano – Ogrody dzieciństwa / Martwa natura / Narodziny liryki / Jeszcze kilka pieśni / Od liści po obłoki – composed for the lyrics of Włodzimierz Słobodnik. Uniform music and the texture matching technical possibilities are characteristic forthis piece. Originally the piece was composed for soprano voice and piano (1961).

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.

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 – song for 4 voice mixed choir and piano

Duration: 7'
Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: coro (SATB) pft
Composed in: 1953

It has a ceremonial character and was written for the lyrics of poet Konstanty Ildefons Galczynski. It features a well developed form and is an apotheosis of a song for masses. This one movement piece has a A-B-A’ internal structure where each section has different tempo and mood. The archetype of the piece was a song with the same title composed for mixed choir a cappella in 1953.

Homeland – song for mixed choir and symphony orchestra

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: 3222 4331 tmp batt (3 esec) archi (87654) coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1960

The composition was written to meet the demand of national choirs for songs with a common character but with high artistic features. 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 Read more

Missa Brevis

Duration: 14'
Instrumentation: coro (SATB) org
Composed in: 1973

This mass was composed at the request of Janusz Dąbrowski, conductor of Międzyuczelniany Chór Akademicki, on the 1oth anniversary of the choir. This piece was composed specifically for liturgical texts.

Music for Mezzo-soprano and Strings

Duration: 6'
Movements: Larghetto
Instrumentation: MS archi (66443)
Composed in: 1966

This composition was commissioned by Karol Teutsch, Head of Chamber Band of Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw Philharmonic). It is one movement piece with vocalise and easy structure close to A-B-A form. It means that the piece consists of a couple of episodes where the last one is a repetition Read more

Music for Soprano and String Band

Duration: 6'
Movements: Larghetto
Instrumentation: S archi (66443)
Composed in: 1966

This composition was written for the soprano singer Jadwiga Gadulanka and the Chamber Band of Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw Philharmonic) lead by Karol Teutsch. It is one movement piece with vocalise and easy structure close to A-B-A form. It means that the piece consists of a couple of Read more

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 Read more

Ode To Youth (II)

Duration: 28'
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: 1980

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). The piece was composed for the Mixed Choir Surma on its 60th anniversary. It is a modernised version of the diploma work of the composer which Read more

Oratorio “De Revolutionibus”

Duration: 70'
Movements: Almagest / De Revolutionibus / Cosmos
Instrumentation: 2222 4331 batt (2 esec) ar org archi SATB coro (2S2ATB and boy's)
Composed in: 1972

Composition was commissioned by a Committee organising the 500th Anniversary of Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. The oratorio was composed for selected texts and texts by Stefan Polom, that were translated to Latin by Prof. Wiktor Steffen, and it requires a large ensemble of artists – about 200 persons. Read more

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.

Red Łódź

Rok: 1949

Red Łódź – original title Czerwona Łódź – is a small cantata for choir and orchestra composed at the request of Łódź Singers Society (Łódzki Związek Śpiewaczy). It is a simple texture elaboration on proletariat folk aimed at amateur choirs.

The name of the composition refers to the name of a street in Łódź where in the mid XIX century a dyeing factory of Lange, later Geyer, was situated. Discharge from the factory was red and was flowing freely along the pavements. Hence the name of the street – Red Street. Sewage system was put in place in 1937 but the name remained.

Words of the song were likely to be written during a thatcher strike in 1932.

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.