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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

4 Wedding Kurpie Songs

Duration: 8'
Movements: Gdzie się wybziros panie Nichale / Pocóżeście przyjechali moi mili goście / Pocóżeście kawalirzy przyszli / Przyślizwa tu przyśli, to nas przyzitojta
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B)
Composed in: 1990

The songs are for male choir and are a new arrangement of earlier compositions: Gdzie się wybziros panie Nichale / Why are you come (Pocóżeście przyjechali moi mili goście) / Pocóżeście kawalirzy przyszli / Przyślizwa tu przyśli, to nas przyzitojta.

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.

 

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.

Adoro Te Devote

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: S org
Composed in: 1986

Adoro Te Devote is an Eucharistic song for high voice and organ composed for liturgical text of Thomas Aquinas. Mrs. Maria Wacholc described the composition in 1992 in her article as follows: “…this beautiful composition features a noble cantilena and harmonic wealth…”.

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

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 Read more

Ballad of Two Scythes

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

The song for three voice children’s choir composed at the commission of Państwowe Zakłady Wydawnictw Szkolnych for the Guide for a school choir leader (Przewodnik dla prowadzącego chór w szkole podstawowej). The piece is particularly suitable for a proficient amateur choir.

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.

Chants of Warsaw – for men’s choir and organ

Duration: 17'
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B) org
Composed in: 1980

This composition was commissioned by the Warsaw Men’s Choir Harp (Warszawski Chór Męski Towarzystwa Śpiewaczego “Harfa”) for the 75th anniversary of the choir.The form of the piece is sequential A-B-C-D-E-F-A’ and it is an apotheosis of love to its hero city, embodiment of human virtues and Read more

Chants of Warsaw – for men’s choir and symphony orchestra

Duration: 17'
Instrumentation: 3222 4331 batt coro (2T2B) archi
Composed in: 1980

This is the second version of cantata Chants of Warsaw originally composed for men’s choir and organ – Chants of Warsaw – for men’s choir and organ. This transcription of the composition was regarded by the composer as a better one because of the wider colour potential. The form of the piece is Read more

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).

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.

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.

Hej tam w polu jezioro

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

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.

Homeland – choral song for 3 equal voices

Duration: 5'
Movements: Moderato - Marciale ben rytmico - Poco piu mosso
Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1962

This composition was written for the school choir lead by Mr. Zbigniew Soja in PPSM No. 1 in Warsaw. 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 people song. This one movement piece has Read more

Homeland – song for 4 voice men’s choir

Duration: 7'
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B)
Composed in: 1961

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 people song. 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 in 1953.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Song about Soldiers of Westerplatte – for 4 voice men’s choir

Duration: 5'
Movements: Lento lugubre
Instrumentation: coro (2T2B)
Composed in: 1968

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 for the text of the poem. Its contemplative and reflective character of the song was underlined by the use of spoken lyrics. The other version of the piece for four voice mixed choir was composed in 1993.

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

Instrumentation: coro (3S)
Composed in: 1964

This composition is a song for three voice female choir or children’s choir with lyrics by Polish poet Julian Tuwim (1894-1953). It was written to meet the needs of the school choir lead by Mr. Zbigniew Soja in PPSM Nr 1 (state music school no. 1) in Warsaw.

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