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4 Wedding Kurpie Songs

Duration: 8'
Movements: Gdzie się wybziros panie Nichale / Pocóżeście przyjechali moi mili goście / Pocóżeście kawalirzy przyszli / Przyślizwa tu przyśli, to nas przyzitojta
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B)
Composed in: 1990

The songs are for male choir and are a new arrangement of earlier compositions: Gdzie się wybziros panie Nichale / Why are you come (Pocóżeście przyjechali moi mili goście) / Pocóżeście kawalirzy przyszli / Przyślizwa tu przyśli, to nas przyzitojta.

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.

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

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.