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10 Kurpie Songs

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

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10 Silesian Songs

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

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A Peasant, a Fox and a Dog

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

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A wczora z wieczora

Music for four voice mixed choir for the Polish Christmas carol A wczora z wieczora, based on a XVII century song.

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Ave Maria – for 4 voice mixed choir and organ

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 […]

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Ave Regina Caelorum

The piece was composed at the request of musicology section at the Akademia Teologii Katolickiej on the 10th Anniversary of the academy Choir. The A-B-C structure uses Latin text of a Marian antiphon, which is sung between the holiday of the Presentation of Jesus in Temple and

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Teal – for 4 voice mixed choir

This song for was composed to illustrate the text and melody of the folk Kurpie region melody taken from the collection Kurpik. The piece was composed in the end of the 40′ of the XX century. The second version of the composition was transcripted for solo soprano and piano in 1950.

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He Hangs on the Rood (I)

This is one movement chorale for six voice mixed choir a cappella with lyrics from XVIII century Polish Lent song titled Wisi na Krzyżu Pan, Stwórca Nieba. It was highly marked by Prof. Bronislaw Rutkowski from Music Conservatory in Warsaw (Konserwatorium Warszawskie), composer’s

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Hej tam w polu jezioro

The song was composed to help composer with his work with amateur choirs. It is a strophe based piece drawing on a folk melody from the Mazovia region of Poland. Its texture is characterised by imitation technique. The same main theme is present in all voices. The song aimed at amateur choirs.

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Homeland – song for 4 voice mixed choir

This piece 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.

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Homeland – song for 4 voice mixed choir and piano

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 […]

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Homeland – song for mixed choir and symphony orchestra

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

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Introit Protector Noster

This four voices song was composed at the commission of Warszawski Chór Międzyuczelniany in Warsaw. It has a form of motet and A-B-A’ structure and was written to illustrate liturgical texts from Roman Missal that are meant to be read on the XIV Sunday after the Pentecost.

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Kiedy Zbawcę Narodu

One movement song for words by Alojzy Feliński. This composition is also the second part of cantata Chants of Warsaw which was composed in two versions: for men’s choir and organ and for men’s choir and symphony orchestra.

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Łodzianka – for 2 voice mixed choir

One movement piece with lyrics of revolutionary song from 1909. There is also transcription for 3 voice choir and for 4 voice choir. The author of the lyrics from 1909 is unknown. It commemorates 1905 strikes at the factories of Scheibler, Geyer and Poznański, which subsequently turned into riots leading to 2000 protesters killed and […]

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Łodzianka – for 3 voice mixed choir

One piece movement for lyrics of revolutionary song from 1909. There is also transcription for 2 voice choir and for 4 voice choir. The author of the lyrics from 1909 is unknown. It commemorates 1905 strikes at the factories of Scheibler, Geyer and Poznański, which subsequently turned into riots leading to 2000 protesters killed and injured.

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Łodzianka – for 4 voice mixed choir

One piece movement for lyrics of revolutionary song from 1909. There is also transcription for 2 voice choir and for 3 voice choir. The author of the lyrics from 1909 is unknown. It commemorates 1905 strikes at the factories of Scheibler, Geyer and Poznański, which subsequently turned into riots leading to 2000 protesters killed and injured.

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Mazur Kajdaniarski – for 3 voice mixed choir

One movement piece for the lyrics of the song Mazur Kajdaniarski, composed in 1949. The lyrics were originally written in 1886 after the trial of Proletariat group in Warsaw Citadel, which at the time was under Russian occupation. The piece was also transcripted for 2 voices and for 4 voice choir.

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Mazur Kajdaniarski – for 4 voice mixed choir

One movement piece for the lyrics of the song Mazur Kajdaniarski, composed in 1949. The lyrics were originally written in 1886 after the trial of Proletariat group in Warsaw Citadel, which at the time was under Russian occupation. The piece was also transcripted for 2 voices and for 3 voice choir.

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Of Chopin songs

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 /

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Orpheus in the Woods

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.

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Polish Litany

The piece is a song for four voice mixed choir. It was composed at the request of father Kazimierz Szymonik for the Choir of Akademia Teologii Katolickiej in Warsaw. It is religious composition in one movement in the form of litany with lyrics by father Jan Twardowski. Pleading character – so

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Ligeia

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, […]

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Rozmyślajmy dziś (I)

A one movement song for mixed choir and organ with lyrics from XVI century Polish song for Lent titled Rozmyślajmy dziś, wierni chrześcijanie.

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Soldier’s Dream

This is one movement song for four voice mixed choir using lyrics by the poet Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński.

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Song about Soldiers of Westerplatte – for 4 voice mixed choir

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 to the text of the poem. Originally the song was composed for four voice men’s choir in1968.

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Songs of Mazovia, Vistula and Warsaw

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 […]

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Songs of the Virigin Mary

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 […]

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Thinking Homeland

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.

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To the Warsaw Bridge

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.

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Verdure

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.

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Vistula

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).

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Warsaw Triptych

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