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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.

Gdańsk Romance

Duration: 120'
Instrumentation: 3333 4331 tmp batt xlf ar cmb archi
Composed in: 1964

The opera was composed for the libretto of Wiktor Brégy, based on the story by Jadwiga Luszczewska (Deotyma), titled Panienka z okienka. The story takes place in the XVII century in the town of Gdańsk in the Kingdom of Poland ruled by king Władysław IV. Read more

Small Prelude and Fugue No. 1

Duration: 4'
Movements: Larghetto / L'istesso tempo
Instrumentation: org
Composed in: 1984

The piece was composed with the intention of enriching Polish organ literature. It is an organ miniature, a diptych with a closed form, where the composer applied both old and modern poliphonic and homophonic styles. This is another virtuoso piece. Published by PWM in 1995 as Three small preludes and fugue. Two chorale – for organ.

Small Prelude and Fugue No. 2

Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: org
Composed in: 1984

The piece was composed with the intention of enriching Polish organ literature. It is an organ miniature, a diptych with a closed form, where the composer applied both old and modern poliphonic and homophonic styles. This is another virtuoso piece. Published by PWM in 1995 as Three small preludes and fugue. Two chorale – for organ.

Small Prelude and Fugue No. 3

Duration: 6'
Movements: Lento / Moderato
Instrumentation: org
Composed in: 1984

The piece was composed with the intention of enriching Polish organ literature. It is an organ miniature, a diptych with a closed form, where the composer applied both old and modern poliphonic and homophonic styles. This is another virtuoso piece. Published by PWM in 1995 as Three small preludes and fugue. Two chorale – for organ.

Songs of Mazovia, Vistula and Warsaw

Duration: 18'
Movements: Równino mazowiecka / Rzeko piękna / Mowo polska / Nad Wisłą jest miasto / Warszawo, strzaskana kolumno
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1952

Compostion was written in the form of cantata as a result of fascination with poems of Władysław Broniewski and consists of the following five songs – Równino mazowiecka / Rzeko piękna / Mowo polska / Nad Wisłą jest miasto / Warszawo, strzaskana kolumno (double fugue) – lyrics for which were taken from the poem Mazovia (Mazowsze). Read more

Variations for string quartet

Czas: 17'
Części utworu: Andante / Poco viro / Moderato / Allegretto con spirito / Allegro marciale / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando / Lento con sordino / Allegro molto / Con moto / Grave lugubre / Presto con fuoco / Allegro con troppo
Instrumentacja: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Rok: 1946

Also known as A Theme with Variations for String Quartet. The piece consists of 12 variations – Andante / Poco vivo / Moderato / Allegretto con spirito / Allegro marciale / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando / Lento / Allegro molto / Con moto / Grave lugubre / Presto con fuoco / Allegro non troppo – and a developed double fugue.
A calm and slow theme of Andante is built of sixteen bars. First variations are strongly related to the theme, the later ones less so. Each of the variations is unique in character and a separate entity but at the same time links with the following variation. There are numerous forms here: two and three-piece songs, marches, preludes, scherzo, toccatino and double fugue.