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 / ZakukaÅ‚a, zapÅ‚akaÅ‚a / Gwiazdeczki, gwiazdeczki / CzemużeÅ› 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.

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 PaÅ„stwowe ZakÅ‚ady Wydawnictw Szkolnych for the Guide for a school choir leader (Przewodnik dla prowadzÄ…cego chór w szkole podstawowej). The piece is particularly suitable for a proficient amateur choir.

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 GaÅ‚czyÅ„ski. 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.

Introit Protector Noster

Czas: 14'
Instrumentacja: coro (SATB)
Rok: 1973

This four voices song was composed at the commission of Warszawski Chór MiÄ™dzyuczelniany 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

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 WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Broniewski and consists of the following five songs – Równino mazowiecka / Rzeko piÄ™kna / Mowo polska / Nad WisÅ‚Ä… 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 (Åšpiewnik koÅ›cielny) 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 PaÅ„stwowe ZakÅ‚ady Wydawnictw Szkolnych for the guide Przewodnika dla prowadzÄ…cego chór w szkole podstawowej. It is a song for three voice mixed choir with lyrics by Konstanty Ildefons GaÅ‚czyÅ„ski. 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 WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Broniewski. Lyrics were taken from the lyrical poem titled Vistula (WisÅ‚a).

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