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WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI: LIST OF WORKS

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Main Published Works



Requiem fragments (1937) - soprano, choir (optional), orchestra
  1. Requiem aeternam
  2. Lacrimosa
instrumentation: 2.3.2.3 - 3.4.1.1 - timp - str
duration: 2. 3 min.
commission: diploma work
publisher(s): 1. manuscript (destroyed), 2. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 1938, Warsaw (2. only): Helena Warpechowska - soprano, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Tadeusz Wilczak - cond.
recording(s):

Lacrimosa (1937) - soprano, organ (transcription)
duration: 3 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Wariacje Symfoniczne [Symphonic Variations] (1938) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - cel.pf.hp - str
duration: 9 min.
date/place of composition: 15 November 1938, Drozdowo
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: recording(s):

Dwie etiudy [Two Studies] (1941) - piano
  1. Allegro
  2. Non troppo allegro
duration: 4.5 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 26 January 1948, Cracow (1. only): Maria Bielińska-Riegerowa - piano
recording(s):

Wariacje na temat Paganiniego [Variations on a Theme by Paganini] (1941) - two pianos
source: Caprice in A minor, No. 24
duration: 6 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester/Muzyka (Moscow)
premiere: 1941, Warsaw: Andrzej Panufnik, Witold Lutosławski - pianos
recording(s):

Wariacje na temat Paganiniego [Variations on a Theme by Paganini] (1941, orch. 1978) - piano, orchestra
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - hp - str
source: Caprice in A minor, No. 24
duration: 6 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 18 November 1979, Miami: Felicja Blumental - piano, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Brian Priestman - cond.
recording(s):

Symphony No. 1 (1947) - orchestra
  1. Allegro giusto
  2. Poco adagio
  3. Allegretto misterioso
  4. Allegro vivace
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - cel.pf - str
duration: 24 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 6 April 1948, Katowice: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.
recording(s):

Uwertura smyczkowa [Overture for strings] (1949) - string orchestra
duration: 5 min.
dedication: 'to Mirko Očadlik
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 9 November 1949, Prague: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.
recording(s):

Mała suita [Little Suite] (1950, rev. 1951) - orchestra
  1. Fujarka [Fife]
  2. Hurra polka
  3. Piosenka [Song]
  4. Taniec [Dance]
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - str
source(s): folk melodies from Machów (Rzeszów region)
duration: c. 11 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 20 April 1951, Warsaw: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Katowice, Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.
recording(s):

Tryptyk Śląski [Silesian Triptych] (1951) - soprano, orchestra
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante quieto
  3. Allegro vivace
instrumentation: 3.2.3.2 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - cel.hp - str
source(s): texts and melodies from Jan S. Bystroń, Pieśni ludowe z polskiego Śląska (Cracow, 1927-34)
duration: 9 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 2 December 1951, Warsaw: Maria Drewniakówna - soprano, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Katowice, Grzegorz Fitelberg - cond.
award(s): recording(s):

Recitative e arioso (1951) - violin, piano
duration: 3 min.
dedication: for Tadeusz Ochlewski, director - Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
date/place of composition: 26 August 1951
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: Cracow, 1952: Eugenia Umińska - violon
recording(s):

Bukoliki [Bucolics] (1952) - piano
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Allegretto sostenuto
  3. Allegro molto
  4. Andantino
  5. Allegro marciale
duration: c. 5.25 min.
source(s): folk melodies, from Władysław Skierkowski, Puszcza kurpiowska w pieśni (Płock, 1928-34)
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: December 1953, Warsaw: Witold Lutosławski - piano
recording(s):

Bukoliki [Bucolics] (1952, arr. 1962) - viola, cello
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Allegretto sostenuto
  3. Allegro molto
  4. Andantino
  5. Allegro marciale
duration: c. 5.25 min.
source(s): folk melodies, from Władysław Skierkowski, Puszcza kurpiowska w pieśni (Płock, 1928-34)
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Miniatura [Miniature] (1953) - two pianos
duration: 1.5 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Three Fragments (1953) - flute, harp
  1. Magia, Allegro moderato
  2. Odys na Itace, Andante con moto
  3. Presto
duration: c. 3.75 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
recording(s):

Koncert na orkiestrę [Concerto for Orchestra] (1954) - orchestra
  1. Intrada
  2. Capriccio notturno e Arioso
  3. Passacaglia, Toccata e corale
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.4.4.1 - timp.perc - cel.pf.hp(2) - str
duration: c. 30 min.
source(s): folk melodies from Kolberg, Mazowsze 2/5 (Cracow, 1886/90)
dedication: 'to Witold Rowicki'
date/place of composition: 1 August 1954
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 26 November 1954, Warsaw: National Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki - cond.
award(s): recording(s):

Preludia taneczne [Dance Preludes] (1954) - clarinet, piano
  1. Allegro molto
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro giocoso
  4. Andante
  5. Allegro molto
duration: 7 min.
date/place of composition: 21 December 1954
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 15 February 1955, Warsaw: Ludwik Kurkiewicz - clarinet, Sergiusz Nadgryzowski - piano
recording(s):

Preludia taneczne [Dance Preludes] (1954, orch. 1955) - clarinet, chamber orchestra
  1. Allegro molto
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro giocoso
  4. Andante
  5. Allegro molto
instrumentation: timp.perc - pf.hp - str
duration: 7 min.
date/place of composition: 5 September 1955
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: recording(s):

Preludia taneczne [Dance Preludes] (1954, arr. 1959) - ensemble
  1. Allegro molto
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro giocoso
  4. Andante
  5. Allegro molto
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 - 1.0.0.0 - 1.0.1.1.1
duration: 7 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 10 November 1959, Louny: Czech Nonet
recording(s):

Pięć Pieśni [Five Songs] (1957) - soprano, piano
  1. Morze [Sea]
  2. Wiatr [Wind]
  3. Zima [Winter]
  4. Rycerze [Crusaders]
  5. Dzwony Cerkiewne [Orthodox-Church Bells]
text(s): Kazimiera Iłłakowicz
duration: 10 min.
dedication: 1. Marya Freund; 2.-5. Nadia Boulanger
date/place of composition: 1. 23 September 1956; 2.-5. 25 August 1957
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Moeck
premiere: 25 November 1959, Katowice: Krystyna Szostek-Radkowa - soprano
recording(s):

Pięć Pieśni [Five Songs] (1957, orch. 1958) - soprano, orchestra
  1. Morze [Sea]
  2. Wiatr [Wind]
  3. Zima [Winter]
  4. Rycerze [Crusaders]
  5. Dzwony Cerkiewne [Orthodox-Church Bells]
instrumentation: timp.perc - pf.hp(2) - 9.0.4.4.4
text(s): Kazimiera Iłłakowicz
duration: 10 min.
dedication: 1. Marya Freund; 2.-5. Nadia Boulanger
date/place of composition: 31 March 1958
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Moeck
premiere: 12 February 1960, Katowice: Krystyna Szostek-Radkowa - soprano, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Katowice, Jan Krenz - cond.
recording(s):

Muzyka żałobna [Musique funebre] (1958) - string orchestra
  1. Prolog [Prologue]
  2. Metamorfozy [Metamorphoses]
  3. Apogeum
  4. Epilog [Epilogue]
instrumentation: 12-16.12-16.8-12.8-12.6-10
duration: 13.5 min.
dedication: 'a la mémoire de Béla Bartók'
date/place of composition: 10 January 1958
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 26 March 1958, Katowice: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Katowice, Jan Krenz - cond.
award(s): recording(s):

Trzy postludia [Three Postludes] (1960) - orchestra
  1. MM = 80
  2. MM = 160
  3. MM = 150
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - perc(4) - pf.hp(2) - 16.14.12.12.8
duration: ca. 17 min.
dedication: 1. 'for the centenary of the Red Cross'
date/place of composition: 1. 14 September 1958; 2. 27 August 1960; 3. 4 April 1959
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: recording(s):

Jeux vénitiens (1961) - chamber orchestra
  1. ad libitum
  2. MM = 150
  3. MM = 60
  4. MM = 120 / ad libitum
instrumentation: 2.1.3.1 - 1.1.1.0 - timp.perc - cel.pf(2).hp(2) - 4.0.3.3.2
duration: c. 13 min.
commission: Andrzej Markowski, Cracow Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
date/place of composition: 5 April 1961; revised 29 August 1961
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: award(s): 1st Prize, Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs (UNESCO), Paris, May 1962
recording(s):

Trois poemes d'Henri Michaux (1963) - choir, orchestra
  1. Pensées
  2. Le grand combat
  3. Repos dans le malheur
instrumentation: S(5).A(5).T(5).B(5); 3.2.3.2 - 2.2.2.0 - timp.perc(4) - pf(2).hp
text(s): Henri Michaux
duration: c. 20 min.
commission: Slavko Zlatič, Zagreb Radio Choir
date/place of composition: 1. 7 January 1963; 2. 1 April 1963; 3. 17 April 1963
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 9 May 1963, Zagreb: Zagreb Radio Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond; Zagreb Radio Chorus, Slavko Zlatič - cond.
award(s): 1st prize, Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs (UNESCO), Paris, May 1964
recording(s):

Kwartet smyczkowy [String Quartet] (1964)
  1. Introductory Movement
  2. Main Movement
duration: c. 23.5 min.
commission: Swedish Radio, for the 10th anniversary of 'Nutida Musik'
date/place of composition: 1. December 1964; 2. November 1964
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 12 March 1965, Stockholm: LaSalle Quartet
recording(s):

Paroles tissées (1965) - tenor, chamber orchestra
instrumentation: perc - pf.hp - 5.5.3.3.1
text(s): Jean-François Chabrun
duration: c. 15 min.
dedication: 'to Peter Pears'
date/place of composition: 1. 4 April 1965; 2. 15 April 1965
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 20 June 1965, Aldeburgh Festival: Peter Pears - tenor, Philomusica of London, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Symphony No. 2 (1967) - orchestra
  1. Hésitant
  2. Direct
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - perc(3) - pf(2).hp - 16.14.12.6.6
duration: c. 30 min.
commission: NordDeutscher Rundfunk, for the 100th concert in the 'Das Neue Werk' series
date/place of composition: 1. 24 April 1967; 2. 4 September 1966
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: award(s): 1st prize, Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs (UNESCO), Paris, May 1968
recording(s):

Livre pour orchestre (1968) - orchestra
  1. 1er Chapître / 1er Intermede
  2. 2me Chapître / 2me Intermede
  3. 3me Chapître / 3me Intermede
  4. Chapître final
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc(3) - cel.pf.hp - str
duration: c. 22 min.
commission: City of Hagen
dedication: 'to Berthold Lehmann'
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 18 November 1968, Hagen: Hagen City Orchestra, Berthold Lehmann
recording(s):

Inwencja [Invention] (1968) - piano
duration: c. 50 sec.
dedication: 'for the 71st birthday of Stefan Śledziński
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Agencja Autorska/Chester


Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1970)
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc(3) - cel.pf.hp - str
duration: c. 24 min.
commission: Royal Philharmonic Society, Gulbenkian Foundation
dedication: 'to Mstislav Rostropovich'
date/place of composition: July 1970
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 14 October 1970, London: Mstislav Rostropovich - cello, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes - cond.
recording(s):

Preludia i fuga [Preludes and Fugue] (1972) - 13 solo strings
  1. Preludes 1-7
  2. Fugue
"The work can be performed whole or in various shortened versions. In the case of the performance of the whole, the indicated order of the Preludes is obligatory. Any number of the Preludes in any order can be performed with or without a shortened version of the Fugue."

instrumentation: 7.0.3.2.1
duration: c. 34 min. [full version]
commission: Mario di Bonaventura
dedication: 'to Mario di Bonaventura'
date/place of composition: Fugue: 29 June 1972; Preludes: August 1972
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 12 October 1972, Graz "Styrian Autumn Festival": Zagreb Radio/TV Chamber Orchestra, Mario di Bonaventura - cond.
award(s): State Prize, 1st class, 1978
recording(s):

Les espaces du sommeil (1975) - baritone, orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - cel.pf.hp - str
text(s): Robert Desnos, Corps et biens, 1930
duration: c. 15 min.
dedication: 'to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau'
date/place of composition: 17 November 1975
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 12 April 1978, Berlin: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone, Berlin Philharmonic, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Sacher Variation (1975) - cello
duration: c. 5 min.
dedication: 'to Paul Sacher on his 70th birthday'
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 2 May 1976, Zurich: Mstislav Rostropovich - cello
recording(s):

Mi-parti (1976) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - perc - cel.pf.hp - str
duration: c. 15 min.
commission: City of Amsterdam, for the Concertgebouw Orchestra
date/place of composition: 15 June 1976
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 22 October 1976, Rotterdam: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Novelette (1979) - orchestra
  1. Announcement
  2. First Event
  3. Second Event
  4. Third Event
  5. Conclusion
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc - cel.pf.hp(2) - str
duration: c. 17.5 min.
dedication: 'for Mstislav Rostropovich and the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington'
date/place of composition: 5 May 1979; 4. 3 October 1978; 5. 15 June 1978
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 29 January 1980, Washington: National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich - cond.
recording(s):

Epitaphium [Epitaph] (1979) - oboe, piano
duration: c. 5.5 min.
dedication: 'in memory of Alan Richardson'
date/place of composition: August 1979
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 3 January 1980, London: Janet Craxton - oboe, Ian Brown - piano
recording(s):

Double Concerto (1980) - oboe, harp, chamber orchestra
  1. Rapsodico
  2. Dolente
  3. Marciale e grotesco
instrumentation: perc(2) - 7.0.2.2.1
duration: c. 20 min.
commission: Paul Sacher
dedication: 'to Paul Sacher'
date/place of composition: 31 March 1980
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 24 August 1980, Lucerne: Heinz Holliger - oboe, Ursula Holliger - harp, Collegium Musicum, Paul Sacher - cond.
recording(s):

Grave: Metamorphoses for cello and piano (1981)
duration: c. 7 min.
dedication: 'In memoriam Stefan Jarociński (1912 - 8 May 1980)'
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 22 April 1981, Warsaw: Roman Jabłoński - cello, Krystyna Borucińska - piano
recording(s):

Grave: Metamorphoses for cello and string orchestra (orch. 1981)
instrumentation: 4.3.3.2.1
duration: c. 7 min.
dedication: 'In memoriam Stefan Jarociński (1912 - 8 May 1980)'
date/place of composition: 31 March 1981
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 26 August 1982, Paris 'Festival Estival': Mischa Maisky - cello, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk - cond.


Nie dla ciebie [Not for you] (1981) - soprano, piano
text(s): Kazimiera Iłłakowicz
dedication: 'to Mieczysław Tomaszewski, for his 60th birthday'
date/place of composition: November 1981
publisher(s): In Mieczysławowi Tomaszewskiemu w 60-lecie urodzin, Cracow: Zeszyty Naukowe AM w Krakowie, 1984 (pp. 275-281)


Mini-Overture (1982) - brass quintet
instrumentation: 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba
duration: c. 3 min.
dedication: 'to Dr. Walter Strebi'
date/place of composition: 6 January 1982
publisher(s): Chester/Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 11 March 1982, Lucerne Festival: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
recording(s):

Symphony No. 3 (1983) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.4.4.1 - timp.perc(3) - cel.pf(2).hp(2) - str
duration: c. 30 min.
commission: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
dedication: 'for Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra'
date/place of composition: 31 January 1983
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 29 September 1983, Chicago: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - cond.
award(s): Grawemayer Award, Louisville, 1984
recording(s):

Chain I (1983) - ensemble
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 - 1.1.1.0 - perc - hps - 1.1.1.1.1
duration: c. 9 min.
dedication: 'to Michael Vyner and the London Sinfonietta'
date/place of composition: 20 July 1983
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 4 October 1983, London: London Sinfonietta, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Partita (1984) - violin, piano
  1. Allegro giusto
  2. Ad libitum
  3. Largo
  4. Ad libitum
  5. Presto
duration: c. 15 min.
date/place of composition: 1. 8 September 1984; 3. 10 November 1984; 5. 30 October 1984
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 18 January 1985, St. Paul: Pinchas Zukerman - violin, Marc Neikrug - piano
recording(s):

Partita (1984, orch. 1988) - violin, orchestra
  1. Allegro giusto
  2. Ad libitum
  3. Largo
  4. Ad libitum
  5. Presto
instrumentation: 2.0.2.2 - 0.2.2.0 - timp. perc - cel.pf(solo) - str
duration: c. 15 min.
dedication: 'to Anne-Sophie Mutter'
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 10 January 1990, Munich: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Chain II: Dialogue for violin and orchestra (1985)
  1. Ad libitum
  2. A battuta, MM - c160
  3. Ad Libitum
  4. A battuta, Vivace
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 0.2.2.0 - timp.perc(2) - cel/pf - 6.6.4.4.2
duration: c. 18 min.
commission: Paul Sacher, for the Collegium Musicum
dedication: 'to Paul Sacher'
date/place of composition: 7 April 1985
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 31 January 1986, Zurich: Anne-Sophie Mutter - violin, Collegium Musicum, Paul Sacher - cond.
recording(s):

Chain III (1985) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc(4) - cel.pf - str
duration: c. 10 min.
commission: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
date/place of composition: 28 August 1985
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 10 December 1986, San Francisco: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Fanfare for Louisville (1986) - winds, percussion
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc
duration: c. 2 min.
date/place of composition: 22 August 1986
publisher(s): Chester
premiere: 19 September 1986, Louisville: Louisville Orchestra, Lawrence Leighton Smith - cond.
recording(s):

Fanfare for CUBE (1987) - brass quintet
instrumentation: 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba
duration: c. 30 sec.
publisher(s): Chester
premiere: 11 June 1987, Cambridge: Cambridge University Brass Ensemble


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1987)
  1. MM = 110
  2. Presto
  3. Largo
  4. MM = 84
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.2.3.1 - timp.perc - hp - str
duration: c. 27 min.
commission: Salzburg Festival
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 19 August 1988, Salzburg: Krystian Zimerman - piano, Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Slides [Przezrocza] (1988) - chamber ensemble
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 - 1.0.0.0 - perc - pf - 1.0.1.1.1
duration: c. 4 min.
dedication: 'for the 80th birthday of Elliott Carter (b. 11 December 1908)'
date/place of composition: 13 September 1988
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 1 December 1988, New York: Speculum Musicae, Robert Black - cond.


Prelude for G.S.M.D. (1989) - orchestra
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 - 2.2.2.1 - timp.perc - str
duration: c. 2 min.
publisher(s): Chester
premiere: 11 May 1989, London (Guildhall School of Music and Drama): Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Fanfare for Lancaster (1989) - brass ensemble, side drum
instrumentation: 4.3.3.1
duration: c. 1 min.
publisher(s): Chester
premiere: 11 October 1989, Lancaster: University of Lancaster Brass Ensemble


Interludium [Interlude] (1989) - orchestra
instrumentation: 1.2.2.1 - 0.1.1.0 - perc - cel.pf.hp - str
duration: c. 5 min.
commission: Paul Sacher
dedication: 'to Paul Sacher'
date/place of composition: 19 October 1989
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 10 January 1990, Munich: Munich Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Tarantella (1990) - baritone, piano
text(s): Hilaire Belloc, 'Do you remember an inn, Miranda?'
duration: c. 3 min.
dedication: 'to Sheila MacCrindle'
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 20 May 1990, London (CrusAid gala concert): David Wilson-Johnson - baritone, David Owen Norris - piano


Chantefleurs et Chantefables (1990) - soprano, orchestra
  1. La Belle-de-Nuit
  2. La Sauterelle
  3. La Véronique
  4. L'Églantine, l'Aubépine et la Glycine
  5. La Tortue
  6. La Rose
  7. L'Alligator
  8. L'Angélique
  9. Le Papillon
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 - 1.1.1.0 - perc - pf.hp - 8.7.6.4.2
text(s): Robert Desnos, Chantefables et chantefleurs (Paris, 1955)
duration: c. 20 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 8 August 1991, London: Solveig Kringleborn - soprano, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Symphony No. 4 (1992) - orchestra
instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.perc(3) - cel.pf.hp(2) - str
duration: c. 22 min.
commission: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
date/place of composition: 22 August 1992
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 5 February 1993, Los Angeles: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
recording(s):

Subito (1992) - violin, piano
duration: c. 5 min.
commission: Indianapolis Violin Competition
publisher(s): Chester
premiere: 16 September 1994, Indianapolis: test piece for the Indianapolis Violin Competition
recording(s):

Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmonic (1993) - brass, percussion
duration: c. 1 min.
publisher(s): Chester?
premiere: 4 November 1993, Los Angeles: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - cond.
recording(s):





Student Works



Prelude (1922) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Drobne utwory [Little Pieces] (1923-26) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Kołysanka [Lullaby], E major (1926) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Trzy preludia [Three Preludes] (1927) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Sonata No. 1 (1927) - violin, piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: 1928, Warsaw: Lidia Kmitowa - violin, Witold Lutosławski - piano


Sonata No. 2 (1928) - violin, piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: 1928, Warsaw: Lidia Kmitowa - violin, Witold Lutosławski - piano


Poeme (1928) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Wariacje [Variations] (1929) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Taniec Chimery [Dance of the Chimera] (1930) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: 1932, Warsaw Conservatory: Witold Lutosławski - piano


Scherzo (1930) - orchestra
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Harun al Raszyd (1931, arr. 1933) - orchestra
commission: Janusz Makarczyk
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: 1933, Warsaw (concert version): Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Jósef Ozimiński - cond.


Sonata (1934) - piano
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio ma non troppo
  3. Andante - Allegretto - Andantino
duration: 23 min.
date/place of composition: 29 December 1935, Warsaw
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1935, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Witold Lutosławski - piano


Two Songs (1935) - voice, piano
  1. Wodnica [Water-nymph]
  2. Kołysanka lipowa [Linden Lullaby]
text(s): Kazimiera Iłłakowicz, Płaczący Ptak (Warsaw, 1927)
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: 1941, Warsaw: Ewa Bandrowska-Turska - soprano, Witold Lutosławski - piano


Double Fugue (1936) - orchestra
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: June 1937, Warsaw: Warsaw Conservatory Orchestra, Walerian Bierdiajew - cond.


Prelude and Aria (1936) - piano
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)






Miscellaneous Unpublished Works



Drobnich utworów polifonicznych (1943-44) - wind instruments
  1. Ten Interludes - oboe, bassoon
  2. Ten Canons - two clarinets
  3. Ten Canons - three clarinets (10th missing in manuscript)
publisher(s): manuscript


Cwicze polofonicznych (1943-44)
  1. Ten Canons in four parts
  2. Eleven Miniatures in four/five parts
instrumentation: strings (unspecified)
publisher(s): manuscript


Trio (1945) - oboe, clarinet, bassoon
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. -
  3. Allegro giocoso
duration: 12 min.?
publisher(s): manuscript (original missing)
premiere: September 1946, Cracow: Seweryn Śnieckowski - oboe, Teofil Rudnicki - clarinet, Bazyki Orłow - bassoon


Sześć piosenek dziecinnych [Six Children's Songs] (1947, arr. 1953) - children's choir, orchestra
  1. Taniec [Dance]
  2. Rok i bieda [Year and trouble]
  3. Kotek [Kitten]
  4. Idzie Grześ [Here comes Greg]
  5. Rzeczka [Little river]
  6. Ptasie plotki [Birds' gossip]
text(s): Julian Tuwim
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 29 April 1954, Warsaw: Children's Choir and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki - cond.


Two Children's Songs (1948, arr. 1952) - voice, chamber orchestra
  1. Spóżniony słowik [The overdue nightingale]
  2. O Panu Tralalińskim [About Mr. Tralaliński]
text(s): Julian Tuwim
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1953, Warsaw: Maria Drewniakówna - soprano, Zespół Studia Warszawskiego, Stefan Rachoń - cond.


Mała suita [Little Suite] (1950) - ensemble
  1. Fujarka [Fife]
  2. Hurra polka
  3. Piosenka [Song]
  4. Taniec [Dance]
source(s): folk melodies from Machów (Rzeszów region)
duration: c. 11 min.
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1950, Warsaw (Polish Radio broadcast): Polish Radio Orchestra, J. Kolaczkowski - cond.
recording(s):

Wiosna [Spring] (1951) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
  1. Już jest wiosna [Already it's spring]
  2. Piosenka o złotym listku [Song of the golden leaf]
  3. Jak Warszawski wożnica [Like a Warsaw coachman]
  4. Majowa nocka [May night]
text(s): 1. Hanna Januszewska; 2. Jadwiga Korczakowska; 3. Włodzimierz Domeradzki; 4. Lucyna Krzemieniecka
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1951, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Janina Godlewska - mezzo-soprano, Polish Radio Instrumental Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Jesień [Autumn] (1951) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
  1. W listopadzie [In October]
  2. Świerszcz [The cricket]
  3. Mgła [Fog]
  4. Deszczyk jesienny [Light autumn rain]
text(s): Lucyna Krzemieniecka
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1951, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Janina Godlewska - mezzo-soprano, Polish Radio Instrumental Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Srebna szybka / Muszelka [Silver window-pane / Cockle-shell] (1952) - voice, piano
text(s): Agnieszka Barto
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 9 May 1953, Warsaw: Janina Godlewska - voice, Witold Lutosławski - piano


Towarzysz [Comrade] (1952) - voice, piano
text(s): Stanisław Wygodzki
publisher(s): manuscript


Towarzysz [Comrade] (1952, arr. 1952) - baritone, male choir, orchestra
text(s): Stanisław Wygodzki
publisher(s): manuscript


Diesięc tańców polskich [Ten Polish Dances] (1953) - chamber orchestra
  1. Kozioratka
  2. Nie chcę cię znać
  3. Gołąbek
  4. Grozik
  5. Kaczek
  6. Kowal
  7. Ty i ja (Laura)
  8. Maryszunka
  9. Dobra tabaczka
  10. Szejper
source(s): folk music
publisher(s): manuscript


Dwie pieśni dziecinne [Two Children's Songs] (1953, arr. 1953) - voice, chamber orchestra
  1. Pióreczko [Little feather]
  2. Wróbelek [Little sparrow]
text(s): 1. Janina Osińska; 2. Lucyna Krzemieniecka
publisher(s): manuscript


Śpijże, Śpij [Sleep, sleep] (1954) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
text(s): Lucyna Krzemieniecka
commission: Polish Radio
date/place of composition: 12 January 1954
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1954, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Janina Godlewska - soprano, Polish Radio Instrumental Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Idzie nocka [Night is falling] (1954) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
text(s): Janina Osińska
commission: Polish Radio
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1954, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Janina Godlewska - soprano, Polish Radio Instrumental Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Warzywa [Vegetables] (1954) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
text(s): Julian Tuwim
commission: Polish Radio
date/place of composition: 19 May 1954
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1954, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Janina Godlewska - soprano, Polish Radio Instrumental Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Trudny rachunek [Difficult sums] (1954) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
text(s): Julian Tuwim
commission: Polish Radio
date/place of composition: 23 May 1954
publisher(s): manuscript
premiere: 1954, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Janina Godlewska - soprano, Polish Radio Instrumental Ensemble, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Cztery sygnały orkiestrowe na II Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej [Four Orchestral Signals for the Second Festival of Polish Music] (1954) - orchestra
  1. Motyw własny
  2. Motyw mazowiecki
  3. Motyw z rzeszowskiego
  4. Motyw z łowickiego
date/place of composition: 10 November 1954
publisher(s): manuscript


Zasłyszana melodyjka (1957) - two pianos
duration: 5 min.
date/place of composition: 17 February 1957
publisher(s): manuscript


Piosenki dziecinne [Children's Songs] (1958) - voice, piano
  1. Nocny Marek
  2. Jedna gałązecka
  3. Piosenka na Prima Aprilis [Song on April Fools' Day]
  4. Kuku-kuku [Cuckoo, cuckoo]
text(s): 1.,2. Janina Osińska; 3.,4. Roman Pisarski
date/place of composition: 3.,4. March 1958
publisher(s): manuscript


Na Wroniej ulicy w Warszawie [On Wronia Street in Warsaw] (1958) - voice, piano
text(s): Roman Pisarski
date/place of composition: December 1958
publisher(s): manuscript


Trzy piosenki dziecinne {Three Children's Songs] (1959) - voice, piano
  1. Trąbka [Little trumpet]
  2. Abecadło [ABC]
  3. Lato [Summer]
text(s): Benedykt Herz
date/place of composition: 27 December 1959
publisher(s): manuscript


For Martin Nordwall (1984) - clarinet
duration: 1 min.
date/place of composition: 13 July 1984
publisher(s): manuscript


The Holly and the Ivy (English Carol) (1984)
duration: c. 30 sec.
date/place of composition: June 1984
publisher(s): manuscript






Incidental Music, Film Scores



Harun al Raszyd (1931) - orchestra (incidental music)
commission: Janusz Makarczyk
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)
premiere: 1931, Warsaw (unconfirmed)


Three Short-Film Scores (1936)
  1. Gore [Fire]
  2. Uwaga [Beware!]
  3. Zwarcie [Short Circuit]
commission: Institut Spraw Społecznych; 1., 2. Eugeniusz Cękalski - director, 3. Stefan & Franciszka Themerson
publisher(s): manuscript (destroyed)


Odrą do Bałtyki [Via the Oder to the Baltic] (1945) - orchestra (film score)
duration: 39 min.
commission: S. Możdżeński? - director
publisher(s): manuscript/film


Suita Warszawska [Warsaw Suite] (1946) - orchestra (film score)
  1. Klęska [Disaster]
  2. Powrót do życia [Return to Life]
  3. Wiosna Warszawski [Warsaw Spring]
duration: 20 min.
commission: T. Makarczyński - director
publisher(s): manuscript/film


Cyd (1948) - ensemble (incidental music)
text: El Cid - P. Corneille
production: Teatr Polski, Warsaw
publisher: manuscript (Biblioteka Narodowa - Mus. 3611)
premiere: 8 January 1948


Fantazy (1948) - female choir, ensemble (incidental music)
instrumentation: 1.0.1.0 - 0.2.1.0 - perc - pf - 1.1.0.1.1
text: Juliusz Słowacki
production: Teatr Polski, Warsaw
publisher: manuscript (Biblioteka Narodowa - Mus. 3612)
premiere: 10 July 1948


Wesołe kumoszki z Windsoru (1948) - ensemble (incidental music)
instrumentation: 1.0.1.0 - 0.1.1.0 - perc - 1.0.1.1.1
text: Merry Wives of Windsor - W. Shakespeare
production: Teatr Polski, Warsaw
publisher: manuscript (Biblioteka Narodowa - Mus. 3613)
premiere: 28 October 1949


Bóg, cezarz i chłop (1948) - ensemble (incidental music)
instrumentation: 0.0.1.0 - 1.1.1.0 - perc - hp - 1.1.1.1.1
text: Julius Hay
production: Teatr Polski, Warsaw
publisher: manuscript (Biblioteka Narodowa - Mus. 3610)
premiere: 5 April 1950






Music for Children



Melodie Ludowe [Folk Melodies] (1945) - piano
  1. Ach mój Jasieńko [O, my Johnny]
  2. Hej, od Krakowa jadę [Hey, I come from Cracow]
  3. Jest drożyna, jest [There is a path, there is]
  4. Pastereczka [The little shepherdess]
  5. Na jabłoni jabłko wisi [An apple hangs on the apple tree]
  6. Od Sieradza płynie rzeka [A river flows from Sieradz]
  7. Panie Michale [Master Michael]
  8. W polu lipeńka [The lime tree in the field]
  9. Zalotny [Flirting]
  10. Gaik [The grove]
  11. Gąsior [The gander]
  12. Rektor [The Schoolmaster]
source: Jerzy Olszewski (unpublished collection)
duration: 10 min.
commission: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 22 July 1947, Cracow: Zbigniew Drzewiecki - piano
recording(s):

Pięc Melodii Ludowych [Five Folk Melodies] (1945, arr. 1952) - string orchestra (school)
  1. Ach mój Jasieńko [O, my Johnny]
  2. Hej, od Krakowa jadę [Hey, I come from Cracow]
  3. Gaik [The grove]
  4. Gąsior [The gander]
  5. Rektor [The Schoolmaster]
source: Jerzy Olszewski (unpublished collection)
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Cztery Melodie sląskie [Four Silesian Melodies] (1945, arr. 1954) - four violins (school)
  1. Zalotny [Flirting]
  2. Gaik [The grove]
  3. Gąsior [The gander]
  4. Rektor [The Schoolmaster]
source: Jerzy Olszewski (unpublished collection)
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Dziewięc Melodii Ludowych [Nine Folk Melodies] (1945, arr. 1971 by José de Azpiazu) - guitar
  1. Ach mój Jasieńko [O, my Johnny]
  2. Hej, od Krakowa jadę [Hey, I come from Cracow]
  3. Jest drożyna, jest [There is a path, there is]
  4. Pastereczka [The little shepherdess]
  5. Na jabłoni jabłko wisi [An apple hangs on the apple tree]
  6. W polu lipeńka [The lime tree in the field]
  7. Zalotny [Flirting]
  8. Gaik [The grove]
  9. Rektor [The Schoolmaster]
source: Jerzy Olszewski (unpublished collection)
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
recording(s):

Sześć piosenek dziecinnych [Six Children's Songs] (1947) - voice, piano
  1. Taniec [Dance]
  2. Rok i bieda [Year and trouble]
  3. Kotek [Kitten]
  4. Idzie Grześ [Here comes Greg]
  5. Rzeczka [Little river]
  6. Ptasie plotki [Birds' gossip]
text(s): Julian Tuwim
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Sześć piosenek dziecinnych [Six Children's Songs] (1947, arr. 1953) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
  1. Taniec [Dance]
  2. Rok i bieda [Year and trouble]
  3. Kotek [Kitten]
  4. Idzie Grześ [Here comes Greg]
  5. Rzeczka [Little river]
  6. Ptasie plotki [Birds' gossip]
text(s): Julian Tuwim
instrumentation: 1.1.2.1 - 0.0.0.0 - hp - str
duration: 8 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 1954, Warsaw: Janina Godlewska - mezzo-soprano, Zespół Studia Warszawskiego, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Two Children's Songs (1948) - voice, piano
  1. Spóżniony słowik [The overdue nightingale]
  2. O Panu Tralalińskim [About Mr. Tralaliński]
text(s): Julian Tuwim
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 26 January 1948, Cracow: Irena Wiskida - voice, Jadwiga Szamotulska - piano


Słomkowy łańcuszek i inne dziecinne utwory [Straw Chain and other children's pieces] (1951) - soprano, mezzo-soprano, ensemble
  1. Wstęp instrumentalny [Instrumental Introduction]
  2. Chałupeczka niska [Low Hut]
  3. Była babuleńka {There was an old woman]
  4. Co tam w lesie huknęło [What went bang in the woods?]
  5. Rosła Kalina [A guelder rose grew]
  6. Chciało się Zosi jagódek [Sophie wanted blueberries]
  7. Słomkowy łańcuszek [Straw Chain]
instrumentation: fl, ob, 2 cl, bn
text(s): 2.,3.,4.,7. collected by Oskar Kolberg, Krakowskie 2 (Cracow, 1873); 5. Janina Porazińska; 6. Teofil Lenartowicz; 8. Lucyna Krzemieniecka
duration: 10 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 1951, Warsaw (Polish Radio)
recording(s):

Wiosna [Spring] (1951, arr. 1952) - voice, piano
  1. Piosenka o złotym listku [Song of the golden leaf]
  2. Majowa nocka [May night]
text(s): 1. Jadwiga Korczakowska; 2. Lucyna Krzemieniecka
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 1952?, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Zofia Traczyk - mezzo-soprano, Wanda Klimewicz - piano


Wiosna [Spring] (1951, arr. 1952?) - choir (SSA), piano
  1. Majowa nocka [May night]
text(s): Lucyna Krzemieniecka
publisher(s): Chester [in Three Children's Songs, 1977
premiere: 1952?, Wrocław (Wrocławskie Skowronki Radiowe): Edmund Kajdasz - dir., Krystyna Puchała-Kajdasz - piano


Srebna szybka / Muszelka [Silver window-pane / Cockle-shell] (1952, arr. 1953) - mezzo-soprano, chamber orchestra
text(s): Agnieszka Barto
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 9 May 1953, Warsaw: Janina Godlewska - voice, Witold Lutosławski - piano


Silver window-pane / Cockle-shell (1952, arr. 1977? - Marie Pooler) - choir (SSA), piano
text(s): Agnieszka Barto, tr. Marie Pooler
publisher(s): Chester (Three Children's Songs


Trzy utwory dla młodzieży [Three Pieces for Young People] (1953) - piano
  1. Czteropalcówka [Four-finger exercise]
  2. Melodia [Melody]
  3. Marsz [March]
commission: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: 1953, Warsaw: Witold Lutosławski - piano


Dwie pieśni dziecinne [Two Children's Songs] (1953) - voice, piano
  1. Pióreczko [Little feather]
  2. Wróbelek [Little sparrow]
text(s): 1. Janina Osińska; 2. Lucyna Krzemieniecka
commission: Polish Radio
date/place of composition: 18 May 1953
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Dwie pieśni dziecinne [Two Children's Songs] (1953) - voice, piano
  1. Wianki [Wreaths]
  2. Pożegnanie wakacji [Goodbye to holidays]
text(s): 1. Stefania Szuchowa; 2. Lucyna Krzemieniecka
commission: Polish Radio
date/place of composition: 1 July 1953
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 1953?, Warsaw (Polish Radio): Zofia Traczyk - mezzo-soprano, Wanda Klimowicz - piano


Bajka iskierki [Sparkling Tales] (1958) - voice, piano
  1. Siwy mróz [Hoar-frost]
  2. Malowane miski [Painted bowls]
  3. Bajka iskierki [Sparkling tales]
  4. Butki za cztery dudki [Little shoes for fourpence]
  5. Kap..kap..kap [Drip, drip, drip]
  6. Plama na podłodze [A stain on the floor]
text(s): Janina Porazińska
date/place of composition: November 1958
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Sechs polnische Weihnachtslieder (1959) - 3 recorders
  1. My też pastuszkowie
  2. Przybieżeli do Betleem pasterze
  3. Jezus malusieńki
  4. Północ juz była
  5. Hola! Hola! Pasterze z pola
  6. Jezu, śliczny kwiecie
date/place of composition: 21 July 1959
publisher(s): Moeck






Dance Songs (written under the pseudonym 'Derwid')


Most published in Śpiewamy i Tańczymy, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Cyrk jedzie [The circus is coming] (1957) - waltz
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Czarownica [The witch] (1957) - foxtrot
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Daleka podróż [Distant journey] (1957) - tango
text: Mirosław łebkowski/Tadeusz Urgacz


Milczące serce [Silent heart] (1957) - tango
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Zielony berecik [The little green beret] (1957) - foxtrot
text: Mirosław Łebkowski


Jak zdobywać serduszka [How to win hearts] (1958) - tango
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Kapitańska ballada [The captain's ballad] (1958) - tango
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Miłość i świat [Love and the world] (1958) - waltz
text: Eugeniusz Żytomierski


Nie chcę z tobą się umawiać [I do not want to date you anymore] (1958) - slow-fox
text: Zbigniew Kaskur/Zbigniew Zapert


Szczęsliwy traf [Good fortune] (1958) - foxtrot
text: Jerzy Miller


W lunaparku [At the funfair] a.k.a. Nie kupiłeś mnie na słasność [You do not own me] (1958) - tango
text: Jerzy Miller


Warszawski dorożkarz [The Warsaw cabman] (1958) - waltz
text: Jerzy Miller


Zakochać się w wietrze [To fall in love with the wind] a.k.a. Serce na wietrze [Heart on the wind] (1958) - tango
text: Jerzy Miller


Kiosk na Powiślu [Kiosk by the Vistula] a.k.a. Kiosk inwalidy [Kiosk of the invalid] (1959) - waltz
text: Jerzy Miller


Nie oczekuję dziś nikogo [I am not expecting anyone today] (1959) - slow-fox
text: Zbigniew Kaskur/Zbigniew Zapert


Tabu [Taboo] (1959) - foxtrot
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Telimena (1959) - slow-fox
text: Tadeusz Urgacz


Filipince nudno [The bored Philipina] (1960) - slow-fox
text: Jerzy Miller


Moje ptaki [My birds] (1960) - blues
text: Jerzy Miller


Po co śpiewać piosenki [Why sing songs] (1960) - tango
text: Karol Kord


Złote pantofelki [Golden shoes] (1960) - slow-fox
text: Adam Hosper


Jeden przystanek dalej [One stop further] (1961) - tango
text: Jerzy Miller


Plamy na słońcu [Sunspots] (1961) - slow-fox
text: Jerzy Miller


Rupiecie [Odds and ends] a.k.a. Wędrowny czas [Wandering time] (1961) - waltz
text: Jerzy Ficowski


Tylko to słowo [Only this word] (1961) - tango
text: Adam Hosper


W pustym poloju [In the empty room] (1961) - tango
text: Artur Międzyrzecki


I cóż to teraz będzie [What is going to happen now] (1962) - slow-fox
text: Adam Hosper


Na co czekasz [What are you waiting for] (1962) - tango
text: Jerzy Miller


Wędrowny jubiler [The wandering jeweller] (1962) - slow-fox
text: Aleksander Rymkiewicz


Z lat dziecinnych [From childhood] (1962) - slow-fox
text: Jerzy Miller


Nie dla nas już [No longer for us] (1963) - waltz
text: Jerzy Miller


Znajdziesz mnie wszędzie [You will find me everywhere] (1964)
text: Zbigniew Kaszkur/Zbigniew Zapert






Folk Song Arrangements, Mass Songs, Miscellaneous Vocal Works



Hasło uczniów [Student Song] (1931) - choir (SATB/TTBB)
text: Stanisław Młodożeniec
publisher: Stefan Batory Gimnazjum (reprinted in its 75th-anniversary publication, Pochodem idziemy... [We are marching...], PIW, 1993)


Pieśni walki podziemnej [Songs of the Underground Struggle] (1942-44) - voice, piano
  1. Żelazny marsz [Iron March]
  2. Do broni [To Arms]
  3. Przed nami przestrzeń otwarta [An Open Stretch Before Us]
  4. Jedno słowo, jeden znak [One Word, One Sign]
  5. Wesoły pluton [Merry Platoon]
text(s): 1. Stanisław Dobrowolski, 2. Aleksander Maliszewski, 3., 4. Zofia Zawadzka, 5. anon
duration: c. 15 min.
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne


Trzy kolędy [Three Carols] (1945) - solo voices, unison choir, ensemble
  1. Nie w Betleem [Not in Bethlehem]
  2. Kolęda wojenna [War Carol]
  3. Z Herodem {From Herod]
text(s): Aleksander Maliszewski
publisher(s): Czytelnik


Dwadzieście kolęd [Twenty Carols] (1946) - voice, piano
  1. Anioł pasterzom mówił
  2. Gdy się Chrystus rodzi
  3. Przybieżeli do Betlejem
  4. Jezus malusieńki
  5. Bóg się rodzi
  6. W żłobie leży
  7. Północ już była
  8. Hej Weselmy się
  9. Gdy śliczna Panna
  10. Lulajże, Jezuniu
  11. My też pastuszkowie
  12. Hej, w dzień narodzenia
  13. Hola, hola, pasterze z pola!
  14. Jezu, śliczny kwiecie
  15. Z narodzenia Pana
  16. Pasterze mili
  17. A cóż tą dzieciną?
  18. Dziecina mała
  19. Hej, hej, lelija Panna Maryja
  20. Najświętsza Panienka po świecie chodziła
text(s): 1.,5.,6. Michał Mioduszewski, Śpiewnik kościelny (Cracow, 1838); 14.,15. Mioduszewski, Śpiewnik kościelny (Cracow, 1842); 2.,16. Mioduszewski, Śpiewnik kościelny (Cracow, 1853); 3.,4.,7.,8.,9.,10.,11.,12.,13.,16.,17.,18. Mioduszewski, Pastorałki i kolędy z melodyjami (Cracow, 1843); 19. Oskar Kolberg, Lubelskie (Cracow, 1883); 20. Kolberg, Łęczyckie (Cracow, 1889).
duration: 45 min.
commission: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Chester
premiere: January 1947, Cracow (11.,15.,17.,18.,20. only): Aniela Szlemińska - soprano, Jan Hoffman - piano


Twenty Polish Carols (1946, orch. 1984-89) - soprano, female choir, ensemble
  1. Angels to the shepherds came [Anioł pasterzom mówił]
  2. Hey! We rejoice now [Hej! Weselmy sie]
  3. When the Christ to us is born [Gdy się Chrystus rodzi]
  4. Just after midnight [Pólnoc już była]
  5. God is born [Bóg się rodzi]
  6. Our lovely Lady [Gdy śliczna Panna]
  7. Hurrying to Bethlehem [Przybieżeli do Betlejem]
  8. In a manger [W żłobie leży]
  9. Jesus there is lying [Jezus malusienki]
  10. We are shepherds [My też pastuszkowie]
  11. Lullaby, Jesus [Lulajże, Jezuniu]
  12. Hey, on this the day [Hej, w dzień narodzenia]
  13. Jesus, lovely flower [Jezu, śliczny kwiecie]
  14. Heyla, heyla, shepherds there you are [Hola, hola, pasterze z pola!]
  15. What to do with this child? [A cóż z tą dzieciną?]
  16. Hey, hey, lovely Lady Mary [Hej, hej, lelija Panna Maryja]
  17. This is our Lord's birthday [Z narodzenia Pana]
  18. Shepherds can you tell? [Pasterze mili]
  19. Infant so tiny [Dziecina mała]
  20. Holy Lady Mary [Najświętsza Panienka po świecie chodziła]
instrumentation: 1.1.2.1 - 2.1.1.0 - timp.perc - pf.hp - str
duration: 45 min.
publisher(s): Chester
premiere: 5 December 1985, London (incomplete): Marie Slorach - soprano, London Sinfonietta and Chorus, Witold Lutosławski - cond.
14 December 1990, Aberdeen (complete): Susan Hamilton - soprano, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Philharmonic Singers, Witold Lutosławski - cond.


Lawina [The Snowslide] (1949) - voice, piano text(s): Alexander Pushkin, Obval (1829)
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne
premiere: 26 September 1950, Cracow: Lesław Finze - tenor
award(s): 2nd prize, Polish Composers' Union Song Competition '150th anniversary of Pushkin's birth'


Dziesięc polskich pieśni ludowych na tematy żołnierskie [Ten Polish Songs on soldiers' themes] (1951) - male choir (TTBB)
  1. Pod Krakowem czarna pola [A black field near Cracow]
  2. Nie będę łez ronić [No tear will be shed]
  3. A w Warszawie [And in Warsaw]
  4. Zachodzi słoneczko [The sun is setting]
  5. Oj, i w polu jezioro [Oh, and a lake in the field]
  6. Jam kalinkę łamała [I broke the guelder rose]
  7. Gdzie to jedziesz, Jasiu? [Where are you going, Jack?]
  8. A na onej górze [And on that mountain]
  9. Już to jija siódmy roczek [Already passed the seventh year]
  10. Małgorzatka [Maggie]
source(s): texts and melodies, traditional: 2.,4.,9. from Kolberg, Krakowskie 2/6 (Cracow, 1873); 7. from Kolberg, Mazowsze 3/26 (Cracow, 1887); 8. from Kolberg, Mazowsze 4/27 (Cracow, 1888); 10. from Kolberg, Mazowsze 1/24 (Cracow, 1885); 1.,3.,5.,6. sources unknown
commission: Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej
publisher(s): Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej (Biblioteka muzyczna, no. 31)


Siedem pieśni [Seven Mass Songs] (1950-52) - voice (unison chorus), piano
  1. Zwycięska droga [The road to victory]
  2. Wyszłabym ja [I would marry]
  3. Nowa Huta (new foundry)
  4. Służba Polsce [Service to Poland]
  5. Łelazny marsz [Iron March] (from Songs of the Underground Struggle)
  6. Najpiękniejszy sen [The most beautiful dream]
  7. Naprzód idziemy [Forward we go]
text(s): 1.,6. Tadeusz Urgacz; 2. Leopold Lewin; 3.,4. Stanisław Wygodzki; 5. Stanisław Ryszard Dobrowolski; 7. Jan Brzechwa
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Czytelnik


Trzy pieśni [Three Mass Songs] (from Seven Mass Songs, 1950-52, arr. 1951) - choir
  1. Zwycięska droga [The road to victory]
  2. Nowa Huta (new foundry)
  3. Naprzód idziemy [Forward we go]
text(s): 1. Leopold Lewin; 2. Stanisław Ryszard Dobrowolski; 3. Jan Brzechwa
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Czytelnik


Służba Polsce [Service to Poland] (from Seven Mass Songs, 1950-52, arr. 1951) - male choir, piano
text(s): Stanisław Wygodzki
publisher(s): Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne/Czytelnik


Trzy pieśni żołnierskie [Three Soldiers' Songs] (1953) - voice, piano
  1. Kto pierwszy [Who first?]
  2. Narciarski patrol [Ski patrol]
  3. Skowronki [Skylarks]
text(s): 1. Stanisław Czachorowski; 2. Aleksander Rymkiewicz; 3. Mieczysław Dołęga
publisher(s): Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej



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