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

Concerto Alla Barocco

Duration: 25'
Movements: Moderato / Andante cantabile / Con moto
Instrumentation: cmb 1111 0000 archi (98765)
Composed in: 1978

This piece for harpsichord and a chamber orchestra  was commissioned by renowned Polish pianist and hapsichord player Mrs. Julitta Sleńdzińska (1927-1992). The form of the composition is going far from the classic structure and is similar to earlier concerti grossi. There are a lot of allusions and references typical for Read more

Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra

Duration: 17'
Movements: Moderato / Andante / Comodo
Instrumentation: fl ob cl(B) cor(F) fg vl1 vl2 vla vc cb pft vc(solo)
Composed in: 1991

This composition was commissioned by the cellist Andrzej Wrobel. It is three movement piece with contrasting narrative and ambience, which were achieved by diversified use of melodic, rhythm, harmony and counterpoint as well as colour specific to different instruments. The form of the composition is typical for the solo instrument with a chamber band.

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.

Concerto for Oboe and Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 15'
Movements: Moderato / Andante / Allegro
Instrumentation: 2022 2100 batt ob archi
Composed in: 1982

The piece was composed at the request of oboist Jerzy Kotyczka. It is virtuoso composition which has both demanding solo and symphonic elements with equal division between oboe and orchestra. The piece is built of three contrasting movements. The second version of this piece was written for oboe and wind band in 1987.

Concerto for Trombone and Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 22'
Movements: Moderato / Adagio molto / Scherzando
Instrumentation: 2332 4300 tmp batt trbn archi (98765)
Composed in: 1971

This piece was composed at the commission of trombonist Juliusz Pietrachowicz. It consists of three contrasting movements. The first one draws on sonata allegro with two theme groups. The exposition is followed by the virtuoso solo cadence and the ending. The second movement is similar to Read more

Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra

Duration: 19'
Instrumentation: 3222 4331 batt (3 esec) vl1 vl2 archi (87654)
Composed in: 1983

Concerto was commissioned by two violinists Bogusław and Krzysztof Bruczkowski. The piece in three movements without solo cadence and with virtuoso texture, gives opportunity to show the mastery of both soloists in different parts and instrumental set ups. The orchestra part is separate, far from accompaniment Read more

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Duration: 14'
Instrumentation: Allegro deciso / Lento moderato / Allegro scherzando
Composed in: 1976

Also  known as Concerto for Viola. This composition was written for the composer’s son, viola player Artur Paciorkiewicz. It is a virtuoso cheerful three movement piece. The first movement – Allegro deciso – is based on two clearly contrasting theme groups. The second one has a regular three-part form. Read more

Concerto Music for Large Wind Band

Duration: 12'
Composed in: 1984

The piece was written on the 40th Anniversary of the Polish Army Forces Representative Wind Band. It has overture form with elements of variation and allows for virtuoso performance of both specific instruments such as oboe, flute, clarinet, baritone horn, cor anglais, as well as of instrument groups e.g. horns, trombones and the orchestra.

Jubilee Overture

Duration: 12'
Composed in: 1974

This piece for large wind band was commissioned by Polish Army Forces Representative Band for its 30th Anniversary. Composer was presented with the Award of the Minister of Defence of the 2nd and 3rd degree for this composition in 1974 and 1978 respectively.

Kurpie Suite

Duration: 15'
Movements: Andante sostenuto / Allegro non troppo / Lento espressivo / Presto
Instrumentation: 1111 2210 batt archi
Composed in: 1948

Composition for chamber orchestra. The specific feature of this suite is its structure. Each of the movements reflect different elements of Kurpie wedding dances.

March No. 2 (Parade March)

Duration: 4'
Movements: Marciale
Instrumentation: picc fl 2ob cl(Es) 3cl(B) cl(bB) 2fg cfg cl.b 2sxfalt(Es) 2sxften(B) sxfbar(Es) / 4cor(F) 4tr(B) 4trsygn(Es) 4trbn / tmp tmb c.rul gr.c piatti / 2crt(B) ten(B) bar 2tb
Composed in: 1978

Composition for large wind band. The piece was commissioned by Polish Amy Forces Representative Band for the 35th Anniversary of Polish Armed Forces. Composer was presented with the Award of the Minister of Defence of the 2nd degree for this composition on 1978.

Moderato Grazioso

Duration: 4'
Instrumentation: 1111 4340 batt (3 esec) pft archi
Composed in: 1984

It is one movement piece for piano and orchestra, easy to play and listen to.Formerly known as Allegretto Grazioso, this piece was commissioned by Polish conductor and composer Henryk Debich (1921-2001) for his son.

I Piano Concerto (Polish)

Duration: 25'
Movements: Allegro ben moderato / Andante / Allegro scherzando
Instrumentation: 1121 2110 tmp batt (2 esec) pft archi
Composed in: 1951

The piece was written with educational needs in mind, to fill the gap between grand vituoso concertos of the past and contemporary modern and often too individualistic compositions. The piece has Polish folk elements and a classic concerto form. The first movement is built on two contrasting subjects with Read more

II Piano Concerto

Duration: 28'
Movements: Allegro / Andante con variazioni / Allegro scherzando
Instrumentation: 3332 4331 tmp batt (3 esec) pft archi (88675)
Composed in: 1954

This piano concert was composed specifically for a renowned Polish pianist Mr. Władysław Kędra (1918-1968), who performed the piece on numerous occasions in Poland and abroad. The piece has a classic piano concerto structure with many technically demanding elements, Read more

Soldier’s Fantasy

Duration: 7'
Composed in: 1968

This composition was commissioned by cellist and composer, Prof. Arnold Rezler (1909-2000), artistic director of the Polish Army Forces Representative Band. The piece is a simple sonata in form and is based on popular soldier songs Marsz Gwardii Ludowej and Oka. Harmonics as well as the melodic style of the Fantasy is tonal and Read more

Solemn Overture

Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: picc fl* ob* 3cl cl.b fg* / sxfalt sxften sxfbar / tmp tmb gr.c piatti / 2crt(B) 2tr(B)* 3cor(Es) 3trbn / ten(B) bar(B) tb cbbas /* - could be 2fl 2ob 2fg 3tr(B)
Composed in: 1977

The piece was composed for the International Festival of Wind Bands in Uster in Switzerland  in October 1977. Composer was presented with the Award of Minister of Defence of 2nd degree for this composition in 1978.

I Symphony

Duration: 25'
Movements: Lento sostenuto - Allegro ben moderato / Largo pesante / Presto scherzando
Instrumentation: 3333 4331 tmp batt (3 esec) ar archi
Composed in: 1953

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

II Symphony

Movements: Lento molto / Allegro moderato / Andante comodo / Allegro giocoso
Instrumentation: 3332 4331 xlf tmp batt (4 esec) ar archi
Composed in: 1957

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

Violin Concerto

Duration: 26'
Movements: Allegro ma non troppo e molto maestoso / Lento molto / Allegro appassionato
Instrumentation: 3332 4331 tmp batt (4 esec) ar vl archi (88675)
Composed in: 1955

The piece was composed for violin player Mrs. Wanda WiÅ‚komirska. The composition has a classical form and consists of three movements. The first – Allegro ma non troppo e molto maestoso – with virtuoso cadenza. The second – Lento molto – with A-B-A structure. The third –  Allegro appassionato – in rondo form. Read more