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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.

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

Homeland – song for 4 voice men’s choir

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B)
Composed in: 1961

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 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 in 1953.

Ligeia

Duration: 40'
Instrumentation: 3333 4331 tmp batt xlf ar archi; ST Bar B coro (2S2A) coro (2T2B) coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1967

Radio opera in one act composed for the libretto by Zbigniew Kopalka and texts of  Herodotus the Greek historian and Archilochus the Greek poet. Their texts show  sinister consequences of Aphrodite’s envy. The young and beautiful queen Ligeia enraged the Greek goddess of love envious about Zeus. As a result fights erupt in the kingdom, swords cross and blood is spilled.

Song about Soldiers of Westerplatte – for 4 voice men’s choir

Duration: 5'
Movements: Lento lugubre
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B)
Composed in: 1968

The song was written by the composer fascinated with the poetical expression of the poem by Polish poet Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński (1905-1953). The music serves as an illustration for the text of the poem. Its contemplative and reflective character of the song was underlined by the use of spoken lyrics. The other version of the piece for four voice mixed choir was composed in 1993.