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4 Compositions for Piano

Movements: Marsz kurpiowski / Klopoty kurpianki / Taniec kurpiowski / Taneczny korowód
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1977

The four compositions are titled as follows: Marsz kurpiowski, Kłopoty kurpianki, Taniec kurpiowski and Taneczny korowód. They were composed for educational purposes.

4 Etudes for Double Sounds for Piano

Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1951

Etudes have been composed for educational purposes. All of them are one movement pieces with internal structure leaning towards three section A-B-A. They have wide spectrum melodic style and each ends with virtuoso coda. The names of the pieces are:
– Etiuda tercjowa – Allegro moderato
– Etiuda tercjowa chromatyczna – Allegro
– Etiuda sekstowa
– Etiuda mieszana – Allegro moderato

5 Olsztyn Songs – for high voice and piano

Duration: 5'
Movements: Gdy trzcina zaczyna płowieć / A w tych borach olsztyńskich / Tyś jest jezioro moje / A na skraju lasu / Spływają krople z ula
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1990

This is a series of five songs (5 Pieśni Olsztyńskich): Gdy trzcina zaczyna płowieć / A w tych borach olsztyńskich / Tyś jest jezioro moje / A na skraju lasu / Spływają krople z ula – with lyrics by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński.

 

A Game (Skipping Rope)

Duration: 20''
Movements: Scherzando moderato
Instrumentation: pft

Composition written for educational purposes between 1967 and 1977. The exact year is difficult to establish. This one movement piano piece focuses on such harmonic features as tone clusters and bitonality. The piece was originally titled Skipping Rope but was eventually published as A Game.

Song About Halftones

Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Andante Con Melancolia

Duration: 4'20''
Movements: Andante con melancolia
Instrumentation: vl pft
Composed in: 1955

This is one movement composition for violin and piano has no name other than its tempo. It was written during Christmas Holidays in Sobieszów near Jelenia Góra in December 1955.

Andante Con Variazioni

Duration: 5'
Movements: Andante / Andantino / Andante con moto / Tempo di polonaise
Instrumentation: vl pft
Composed in: 1954

This composition for violin and piano was written to meet educational needs of the violin 4th and 5th level at a music school. Individual variations are devoted to different technical problems that occur during a violin course.

Arabesque

Duration: 2'
Movements: Andante
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1975

This piano piece was composed for educational purposes. It is a one movement composition with a figurative melodic line, whole tone scale and variable tempo containing rhythmic triplet, free in form, moved simultaneous chords and chords without modulation.

Ave Verum Corpus

Movements: Andante sostenuto
Instrumentation: 3 pft
Composed in: 1991

This composition is a transcription of Ave verum corpus in D major (KV 618) by W. A. Mozart for three pianos, written at the request of Prof. Regina Smendzianka, Head of the  II Piano Department in The Fryderic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. THe original Mozart’s composition is a motet for four voice mixed choir, strings and organ.

Cat and Mouse

Movements: Scherzando
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This is piano accompaniment to the melody and lyrics by Hanna Lachertowa. It was composed for educational purposes and is performed by both a teacher and a student. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie)  published in 1979 by WSiP.

Children’s Sonatina (I)

Duration: 3'
Movements: Allegretto / Lento cantabile / Moderato giocoso
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1970

Composition written for piano for educational purposes. It is a short three movement piece with cyclical form. The first movement is monothematic, the second has a form of a strophic song, and the third is polyphonic with constant motivic correspondence and voice changes. Read more

Duo Concertante for Organ and Piano

Czas: 18'
Części utworu: Comodo / Largo quieto / Giocoso e scherzando / Adagio deciso
Instrumentacja: org pft
Rok: 1962

The composition was written to meet the demand of performing organists for a composition for organ and piano. This duo has a very rare instrumental composition where organ and not piano take a leading role. The form of the piece is in the middle between a sonata and a suite, with stylistic Read more

Dialogue

Duration: 1'
Movements: Andante
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1970

The piece was composed for educational purposes. It features frequent changes to dynamics from piano to mezzo-forte to forte and piano. As implied by the composition title a constant dialogue between a left and a right hand is present.

Diligent Pupil

Movements: Giocoso (Allegro)
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical calsses. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Divertimento for Clarinet and Piano

Duration: 10'
Movements: Comodo / Lento cantabile / Giocoso
Instrumentation: cl(B) pft
Composed in: 1968

The piece was written as part of composer’s plan to write a series of compositions for wind instruments in a cooperation with the Department of Wind Instruments at PWSM in Warsaw. The piece has three movements with the first and the third lively and joyful. The second movement has a melodious Read more

Falling Halftone

Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This is a piano accompaniment which was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Forte-piano

Movements: Andante cantabile
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

It is a one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Piano Quintet

Duration: 17'
Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Andante / Con moto
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc pft
Composed in: 1972

This three movement composition with the form close to sonata was written for the Warsaw Piano Quintet. The movements are contrasting. The first one is a free form of sonata allegro and features thematic dualism, develpoment and reprise. The second movement has a peaceful character. Each repetition Read more

Hands Shifting

Movements: Con moto (Giusto)
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes. It is played both by a teacher – accompaniment – and a student who plays melody while shifting his or her hands. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Happy Song

Movements: Giocoso
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

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.

Kitten and Mouse

Movements: Scherzando
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is a one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Krakowiak (I)

Movements: Vivo
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

The piece composed for educational purposes. It is one movement composition in the form and tempo of Krakowiak dance (one of Polish national dances). Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March

Duration: 1'30''
Movements: Tempo di marcia
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

Composition was written for educational purposes for piano for children. It is one movement piece with the A-B-A internal structure and inconsistent emotional form. It was published in 1968 by PWM in a collection Żabki i inne utwory dla dzieci na fortepian.

March (1)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

The piece was composed for educational purposes. This one movement short piece was arranged for piano for children to learn rhythm, metre and tempo, as part of rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (2)

Movements: Moderato giusto
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (3)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (4)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (5)

Duration: pft
Movements: Marciale
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be performed both by a teacher and a student. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (6)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (7)

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

March (8)

Movements: Energico
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1967

This one movement short piece for piano was composed for educational purposes to be used during rhythm-and-movement classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

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.

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

The piece was written with educational needs in mind, to fill the gap between grand vituoso concertos of the past and contemporary modern and often too individualistic compositions. The piece has Polish folk elements and a classic concerto form. The first movement is built on two contrasting subjects with Read more

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

Pre-note Song

Movements: Alegretto
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Sad Song

Movements: Moderato (Andante comodo)
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This is a piano accompaniment which was composed for the lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical exercises. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Sea-froth Cut-out (II)

Duration: 10'
Movements: Majsterek / Przyszła koza do woza / Kołysanka / Wrzos / Strach
Instrumentation: coro (2SA) pft
Composed in: 1956

This is transcription of original cantata Sea-froth Cut-outs (I) for three voice children’s choir and brass quintet for a three voice children’s choir with piano. This version of the piece was composed to aid an education of choir singers and when there were difficulties in finding the professional brass Read more

Sea-froth Cut-out (III)

Duration: 10'
Movements: Majsterek / Przyszła koza do woza / Kołysanka / Wrzos / Strach
Instrumentation: coro (2SA) archi pft
Composed in: 1963

This is another version of the small cantata Sea-froth Cut-outs (I) for three voice children’s choir and brass quintet in transcription for a three voice children’s choir, string band and piano. This composition was written for school bands – the choir and the string band lead by Zbigniew Soja in PPSM No. 1 (State Music School No. 1) in Warsaw. The instrumental composition of the ensemble in this version was a result of the performing abilities of the school bands.

Sonata F major for Violin and Piano

Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Lento assai / Presto con fuoco
Instrumentation: vl pft
Composed in: 1954

The piece was composed to meet stage requirements with virtuoso and spectacle elements. Formally follows traditional structure and consists of three contrasting movements. It has an interesting theme especially in a mysterious second movement and in passionate and fiery movement three. The voice of violin Read more

Sonata for Cello and Piano

Duration: 15'
Movements: Allegro non troppo / Adagio / Allegro rustico
Instrumentation: vc pft
Composed in: 1974

A three movement piece in a traditional form. The first movement is a sonata allegro dialogue between the two instruments. The second is slowly and melodious with the A-B-A structure. The third movement has a form of rondo referring to a Balkan folk music.

Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano

Duration: 12'
Movements: Allegro / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando
Composed in: 1953

The piece was composed for the Competition of Stage and Chamber Music in 1953. Composer was presented with the 2nd Award. The piece was also transcripted as Concertino for Bassoon and Wind Band (1974) and for double base and piano by Tadeusz Pelczar as Allegro scherzando from Sonatina for Basson and Piano in 1976.

Sonatina for piano

Duration: 4'
Movements: Allegro / Andante espressivo / Allegretto scherzando / Allegro giocoso
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1952

This is a four movements piece – Allegro / Andante espressivo / Alegretto scherzando / Allegro giocoso – in cyclical form. The fourth movement – Allegro giocoso – has a form of rondo with features of sonata allegro. This part is based on Polish national folk dances such as kujawiak and oberekRead more

Song About a Trumpet

Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Song About Prime Voice

Movements: Moderato
Instrumentation: S pft
Composed in: 1967

This piano accompaniment was composed for the melody and lyrics of Hanna Lachertowa for educational purposes. It is one movement piece performed both by a teacher and a student during musical classes. Composition was included in a school book Note, Sound, Key – the beginning of piano playing (Nuta. Dźwięk. Klawisz – Początki gry na fortepianie) published in 1979 by WSiP.

Train – for 4 hands for piano

Duration: 1'15''
Movements: Allegro comodo
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1988

This composition was dedicated to the composer’s grand son and was written at the request of Prof. Krystyna Boczkowska for educational purposes and for a performance of Filip and Wojciech – composer’s grand son. This is one movement piece stimulating child’s imagination by imitating sounds of a moving Read more

Two Studies

Duration: 35''
Movements: Studium I - Lugubre / Studium II - Allegretto scherzando
Instrumentation: pft
Composed in: 1970

This two movement piece was composed for educational purposes. Diversity of sound articulation dynamics and introduction of two fermata in one bar are features of this composition.