The piece was written on the 40th Anniversary of the Polish Army Forces Representative Wind Band. It has overture form with elements of variation and allows for virtuoso performance of both specific instruments such as oboe, flute, clarinet, baritone horn, cor anglais, as well as of instrument groups e.g. horns, trombones and the orchestra.
The piece is a transcription of Joyful Overture (Popular) for wind band. It was first performed by the Polish Army Forces Representative Band. Composer was presented with the Award of Minister of Defence of the 3rd degree for this composition in 1968.
The piece is a classic example of joyful and fireworks overtures. A dominant role is given to strings. This piece was also transcripted for the large wind band (1965).
This piece for large wind band was commissioned by Polish Army Forces Representative Band for its 30th Anniversary. Composer was presented with the Award of the Minister of Defence of the 2nd and 3rd degree for this composition in 1974 and 1978 respectively.
This piece was written for composer’s graduation diploma.
The piece was composed for the International Festival of Wind Bands in Uster in Switzerland in October 1977. Composer was presented with the Award of Minister of Defence of 2nd degree for this composition in 1978.