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 Read more
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.
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
The composition was written to meet the demand of national choirs for songs with a common character but with high artistic features. 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 Read more
The piece is a classic example of joyful and fireworks overtures. A dominant role is given to strings. This piece was also transcripted for the large wind band (1965).
Cantata for four voices, choir and orchestra with lyrics from Ode To Youth (Oda do młodości) by Romantic Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz (1978-1855). It was a diploma work of the composer at the Department of Composition at PWSM in Łódź in June 1950. The composition is in classic modernism style and Read more
Composition was commissioned by a Committee organising the 500th Anniversary of Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. The oratorio was composed for selected texts and texts by Stefan Polom, that were translated to Latin by Prof. Wiktor Steffen, and it requires a large ensemble of artists – about 200 persons. Read more
This piece was written for composer’s graduation diploma.
Radio opera in one act composed for the libretto by Zbigniew Kopalka and texts of Herodotus the Greek historian and Archilochus the Greek poet. Their texts show sinister consequences of Aphrodite’s envy. The young and beautiful queen Ligeia enraged the Greek goddess of love envious about Zeus. As a result fights erupt in the kingdom, swords cross and blood is spilled.
This orchestra suite contains parts from the Legend of Warsaw ballet.
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.
This is the arrangement of Thai National Anthem for symphony orchestra commissioned by Warsaw Philharmonic (at the time National Philharmonic).
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