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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

Ciaccona

Duration: 12'
Instrumentation: vl archi
Composed in: 1968

This is transcription of Ciaccona from the 2nd Partita D minor by J. S. Bach (BWV 1004) for violin and strings, written at the commission of Tadeusz Ochlewski, Head of Chamber Orchestra Con moto ma cantabile. Original Ciaccona was written by Bach for solo violin. Read more

Concerto for Harp, Flute and String Band

Duration: 18'
Movements: Allegro non troppo / Lento / Giocoso
Instrumentation: ar fl archi
Composed in: 1979

The piece, also known as Concerto per arpa, flauto e archi, was commissioned by harpist Ariadna Tugaj from Rimsky Conservatory in Petrozavodsk. The three movement piece follows the formal order of a solo concert with orchestra. The applied form are frugal. Although the foreground parts belong to harp and flute, the role of orchestra is comparable.

Divertimento for Clarinet and String Band

Duration: 10'
Movements: Comodo / Lento cantabile / Giocoso
Instrumentation: cl(B) archi
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. Read more

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

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.

I String Quartet

Duration: 15'
Movements: Larghetto - Allegro ben moderato / Lento molto / Finale scherzando
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Composed in: 1960

This is a three movement piece. The short and slow introduction in the first movement blends into sonata allegro – Allegro ben moderato – with the energetic, even impulsive first theme and lyrical second theme. Both themes are lead through all instruments in different registers, colours and harmonic background. Read more

II String Quartet

Duration: 15'
Movements: Animato / Lento / Giocoso
Instrumentation: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Composed in: 1982

The piece was commissioned by and dedicated to Varsovia Quartet. At the request of band members it was written to meet their individual abilities and music styles. The form of the composition draws on the one exercised by the First Viennese School, Romantic music and such composers as Bartók, Ravel, Read more

Symphonia de Nativitate

Duration: 6'
Movements: Allegro / Andante / Allegro
Instrumentation: archi
Composed in: 1967

Symphonia de Nativitate by Polish anonymous from 1759 is a reconstruction for a string band. The composition was reconstructed at the request of Tadeusz Ochlewski, Director of PWM and Head of the band Con moto ma cantabile. Based on the remains of orchestra scores and autographs from the middle of XVIII century, the composer created entirely new composition, but in the style and spirit of the time.

Variations for string quartet

Czas: 17'
Części utworu: Andante / Poco viro / Moderato / Allegretto con spirito / Allegro marciale / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando / Lento con sordino / Allegro molto / Con moto / Grave lugubre / Presto con fuoco / Allegro con troppo
Instrumentacja: vl1 vl2 vla vc
Rok: 1946

Also known as A Theme with Variations for String Quartet. The piece consists of 12 variations – Andante / Poco vivo / Moderato / Allegretto con spirito / Allegro marciale / Adagio molto / Allegro scherzando / Lento / Allegro molto / Con moto / Grave lugubre / Presto con fuoco / Allegro non troppo – and a developed double fugue.
A calm and slow theme of Andante is built of sixteen bars. First variations are strongly related to the theme, the later ones less so. Each of the variations is unique in character and a separate entity but at the same time links with the following variation. There are numerous forms here: two and three-piece songs, marches, preludes, scherzo, toccatino and double fugue.