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Adagio and Allegro

Duration: 8'30''
Movements: Addagio / Allegro
Instrumentation: archi (33221)
Composed in: 1966

The piece was composed for the Karol Teutsch National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Warsaw. In this two movement coposition composer draws on the traditional sonata form. The first movement is slow and contemplative with a dense and saturated sound. Read more

Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra

Duration: 19'
Instrumentation: 3222 4331 batt (3 esec) vl1 vl2 archi (87654)
Composed in: 1983

Concerto was commissioned by two violinists Bogusław and Krzysztof Bruczkowski. The piece in three movements without solo cadence and with virtuoso texture, gives opportunity to show the mastery of both soloists in different parts and instrumental set ups. The orchestra part is separate, far from accompaniment Read more

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Duration: 14'
Instrumentation: Allegro deciso / Lento moderato / Allegro scherzando
Composed in: 1976

Also  known as Concerto for Viola. This composition was written for the composer’s son, viola player Artur Paciorkiewicz. It is a virtuoso cheerful three movement piece. The first movement – Allegro deciso – is based on two clearly contrasting theme groups. The second one has a regular three-part form. Read more

Dance Impressions

Movements: Andante / Moderato scherzando / Waltz / Moderato
Instrumentation: archi

Earth’s Burden – for solo soprano and orchestra

Duration: 10'
Instrumentation: S 1121 2000 ar archi
Composed in: 1967

This is a series of five songs for soprano voice and piano – Ogrody dzieciństwa / Martwa natura / Narodziny liryki / Jeszcze kilka pieśni / Od liści po obłoki – composed for the lyrics of Włodzimierz Słobodnik. Uniform music and the texture matching technical possibilities are characteristic forthis piece. Originally the piece was composed for soprano voice and piano (1961).

Moderato Grazioso

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: 1111 4340 batt (3 esec) pft archi
Composed in: 1984

It is one movement piece for piano and orchestra, easy to play and listen to.Formerly known as Allegretto Grazioso, this piece was commissioned by Polish conductor and composer Henryk Debich (1921-2001) for his son.

Music for Mezzo-soprano and Strings

Duration: 6'
Movements: Larghetto
Instrumentation: MS archi (66443)
Composed in: 1966

This composition was commissioned by Karol Teutsch, Head of Chamber Band of Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw Philharmonic). It is one movement piece with vocalise and easy structure close to A-B-A form. It means that the piece consists of a couple of episodes where the last one is a repetition Read more

Music for Soprano and String Band

Duration: 6'
Movements: Larghetto
Instrumentation: S archi (66443)
Composed in: 1966

This composition was written for the soprano singer Jadwiga Gadulanka and the Chamber Band of Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw Philharmonic) lead by Karol Teutsch. It is one movement piece with vocalise and easy structure close to A-B-A form. It means that the piece consists of a couple of 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

I Piano Concerto (Polish)

Duration: 25'
Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Andante / Allegro scherzando
Instrumentation: 1121 2110 tmp batt (2 esec) pft archi
Composed in: 1951

II Piano Concerto

Duration: 28'
Movements: Allegro / Andante con variazioni / Allegro scherzando
Instrumentation: 3332 4331 tmp batt (3 esec) pft archi (88675)
Composed in: 1954

This piano concert was composed specifically for a renowned Polish pianist Mr. Władysław Kędra (1918-1968), who performed the piece on numerous occasions in Poland and abroad. The piece has a classic piano concerto structure with many technically demanding elements, 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.

Violin Concerto

Duration: 26'
Movements: Allegro ma non troppo e molto maestoso / Lento molto / Allegro appassionato
Instrumentation: 3332 4331 tmp batt (4 esec) ar vl archi (88675)
Composed in: 1955

The piece was composed for violin player Mrs. Wanda Wiłkomirska. The composition has a classical form and consists of three movements. The first – Allegro ma non troppo e molto maestoso – with virtuoso cadenza. The second – Lento molto – with A-B-A structure. The third –  Allegro appassionato – in rondo form. Read more