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10 Kurpie Songs

Duration: 20'
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1946

This series of ten songs is a result of composer’s fascination with the Kurpie region folk tradition. The ten songs are: Leciały guńsańki / Gospodarze, gospodynie / Kiedym jo zila ziónek zielóny / Chto chce / Siadoj Marys na wóz / Gdzie sie wybziros panie Nichale / Tancujze dziwcyno / U jeziorecka Read more

10 Silesian Songs

Duration: 20'
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1954

This series of songs is a result of composer’s fascination with Silesia region tradition and in reply to the social demand for this kind of repertoire. The ten songs are: Kaj zajada, to zajada / Na tym naszym groniu / Nie ma to takiej dziewczynie / Zakukała, zapłakała / Gwiazdeczki, gwiazdeczki / Czemużeś ty Read more

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

A wczora z wieczora

Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1957

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.

Ave Regina Caelorum

Duration: 3'
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1978

Composition without a title (unfinished)

Instrumentation: coro (2SATB)
Composed in: 1985

Teal – for 4 voice mixed choir

Movements: Andante con melancolia
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1948

Hej tam w polu jezioro

Duration: 1'30''
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1945

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

Introit Protector Noster

Czas: 14'
Części utworu: Lento misterioso
Instrumentacja: coro (SATB)
Rok: 1973

Kiedy Zbawcę Narodu

Movements: Allegretto
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1985

Łodzianka – for 4 voice mixed choir

Instrumentacja: coro (SATB)
Rok: 1949

Of Chopin songs

Movements: Po klawiszach / Czy przypominasz / Jak mazurek zuchowaty / Och, walc ten znajomy / O, błogosławiona pieśni ukojenia / Na klawiszach
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1948

Cantata for 4 voice mixed choir with lyrics by Artur Oppman. The inspiration to compose the series of songs in different rhythms and musical ambience was taken from poems of Artur Oppman. The composition consists of six songs – Po klawiszach / Czy przypominasz / Jak mazurek zuchowaty / Read more

Orpheus in the Woods

Duration: 18'
Movements: Zamysł / Wahanie / Płacz / Wstyd / Zmaganie / Porażka
Instrumentation: coro
Composed in: 1977

Orpheus in the Woods is a cantata consisting of six songs with the lyrics by Polish poet Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński (1921-1944). The contents, dramaturgy and formal arrangement of this composition is determined by the original poem and its emotions, changes of atmosphere and bright and charming poetical form. Read more

Polish Litany

Duration: 9'
Movements: Comodo
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1984

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.

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

Songs of the Virigin Mary

Duration: 14'30''
Instrumentation: coro (SAB)
Composed in: 1947

This is a series of songs for three voice mixed choir which was written for a young church band lead by the composer. It is an arrangement of eight well known church songs from father Jan Siedlecki’s church songbook (Śpiewnik kościelny) for two female and one male voice. Songs are aimed at amateur choirs and are as Read more

Thinking Homeland

Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: coro (2S2ATB)
Composed in: 1982

These two songs for six voices mixed choir were composed at the request of father Kazimierz Szymonik for the Choir of Akademia Teologii Katolickiej in Warsaw. Compositions were inspired by the lyrics of Karol Wojtyła (future pope John Paul II) taken from the collection of poems Myśląc Ojczyzna. Read more

To the Warsaw Bridge

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1978

This song was dedicated to and composed at the commission of the Warsaw Choir Surma. The piece has a form of motet with the A-B-C-A’ structure and lyrics by the Polish Renaissance poet Jan Kochanowski (1530-1584). The composer applied elements typical for a Renaissance choir to match the Renaissance lyrics.

Verdure

Duration: 2'
Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1969

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.

Vistula

Movements: Piesn o Mazowszu / Piesn o Wisle i Mazowszu
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1951

The piece composed as a result of composer’s fascination with poems of Władysław Broniewski. Lyrics were taken from the lyrical poem titled Vistula (Wisła).

Warsaw Triptych

Duration: 9'
Movements: Warszawo w mur potężna / Będziemy znowu mieszkać / Warszawo, ty jesteś jak zdrowie
Instrumentation: coro (SATB)
Composed in: 1985

The piece consists of three songs for four voice mixed choir and was composed at the commission of Warsaw Mixed Choir Surma (Warszawski Chór Mieszany Surma). Lyrics by three poets were used in the composition: Warszawo w mur potężna by Zygmunt Laukowski, Będziemy znowu mieszkać by Read more