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

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 sequential A-B-C-D-E-F-A’ and it is an apotheosis of love to its hero city, embodiment of human virtues and Polish virtues in particular.

The lyrics was selected from the anthology of poems Four Centuries of Poesy About Warsaw (Cztery wieki poezji o Warszawie) by Juliusz Wiktor Gomulicki and icludes poems by Zygmunt Laukowski, Alojzy Felinski-Rodoc, Stanisław Balinski, Leopold Staff, Władysław Broniewski, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński and Tadeusz Kubiak.