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.
As opposed to the classic four-part subject symphony construction, I Symphony has three movements. The first part is preceded with the slow introduction Lento sostenuto, played on cor anglais. The second part of Allegro has a folk character of Kurpie region. Read more
The symphony is composed of four movements performed together as parts I and II, and III and IV. The first movement – Lento molto – is an introduction with slow and mysterious character. The second movement – Allegro moderato – works as a main symphonic allegro. The third movement – Andante comodo – is a passacagli consisting Read more
Transcripted for symphony orchestra. This piece was also written in transcription for chamber orchestra.