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PAWEŁ ŁUKASZEWSKI

Pawel Lukaszewski at Disney Hall

(b. 19 September 1968, Częstochowa)


Biography   Selected List of Works   
2011 Paderewski Lecture-Recital at USC   Primary Publishers

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BIOGRAPHY

"It is clear that Polish composer Paweł Łukaszewski belongs to this company of titans. I found myself amazed at each subtle harmonic surprise, at each stunningly apt underlining of a phrase. Do not hesitate."
Ronald E. Grames- review of 2008 Hyperion recording in Fanfare Magazine

Composer and conductor Paweł Łukaszewski is a leading member of the new generation of Polish composers specializing in sacred and choral music. He was born in 1968 in Częstochowa, Poland, into a family of musicians: his father, Wojciech (1936-1978) was a noted composer, and his younger brother, Marcin (b. 1972) is currently active as a pianist, musicologist and composer.

Pawel LukaszewskiPaweł Łukaszewski began his music education at the Częstochowa Music High School where, during the years 1981-1987, he studied cello with Grzegorz Janusz and graduated with distinction. He continued at the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, where he received a diploma in cello performance in 1992. Mr. Łukaszewski then studied composition with Professor Marian Borkowski, earning his diploma with distinction in 1995. At the same time, Mr. Łukaszewski completed post-graduate courses in choral conducting with Ryszard Zimak at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. By 2007 Mr. Łukaszewski completed his doctorate in composition and currently he holds a title of professor at Chopin University in Warsaw. In 2003 and again in 2006 he was invited as a visiting professor to universities in Chile and Argentina, and in 2010 has held a series of lectures in France, Germany, Spain, and Norway.

Paweł Łukaszewski visiting the Polish Music Center
Photo: October 2011, PMC Archives

Mr. Łukaszewski’s compositions have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including Honorable Mention at the Tadeusz Baird Young Composers’ Competition (1992), Second Prize at the Young Composers’ Forum in Kraków (1994), First Prize at the Warsaw Music Academy Competition (1995), Second Prize at the Adam Didur Composers’ Competition in Sanok (1996), and Second Prize at the Florilege Vocal de Tours Competition in France (1995). He was also given the Częstochowa City Award in 1995, was decorated with the Cavalier’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta Order in 1998, the Saint Albert Brother Award in 2006 and the Silver Gloria Artis Medal in 2011. Also in 2011 he was honored with the Primate of Poland Award. Recordings of Mr. Łukaszewski’s works have won the prestigious Fryderyk Awards (the Polish equivalent of the American Grammy Award) in 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011, and he was named the City of Warsaw Scholarship recipient in 2010.

Finding a wide appeal among audiences and performers, Paweł Łukaszewski’s compositions have been heard at over one hundred festivals in Poland and abroad and recorded for over seventy different labels, including Hyperion, Acte Préalable, Polskie Nagrania, DUX, Musica Sacra Edition, and Signum Records. Over fifty of his compositions have been published by Chester-Novello, PWM Kraków, Edition Ferrimontana, Edizioni Carrara, Lorenz Corporation, and Choris Mundi.

Since 1995, Mr. Łukaszewski has served as Secretary and Program Director of the Laboratory for Contemporary Music International Festival and, since 2000, as president of the Musica Sacra Society. Mr. Łukaszewski is also a member of the ZAiKS Society and of the Board of the Polish Recording Academy. He serves on the boards of international festivals including the Gaude Mater Sacred Music Festival in Częstochowa and as a jury member for composition competitions in Arrezzo, Moscow, Bucharest, Katowice, Bydgoszcz, Legnica, Warsaw, and Częstochowa. In addition to his activities as composer, Mr. Łukaszewski directs the Cathedral Choir of the Warsaw-Praga and heads the Musica Sacra Publishing Company.

Lukaszewski CDDuring the past few years, Mr. Łukaszewski’s music has been featured throughout the United Kingdom in performances by such renowned ensembles as The King’s Singers, The Holst Singers, BBC Singers, Trinity College Choir, Tenebrae, Britten Sinfonia, and Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton (pictured at left). Two recordings devoted exclusively to Mr. Łukaszewski’s music were issued by Hyperion Records. In addition to concerts in the British Isles, Mr. Łukaszewski’s compositions have been performed in Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine, and at the Vatican, as well as in Argentina, Chile, China, Israel, Cuba, Canada, South Korea, Peru, Uruguay and the United States.

In spite of his young age, Paweł Łukaszewski is a prolific composer. The catalogue of his orchestral works includes such entries as Arrampicata (1992), Winterreise (1993), Organ Concerto (1996), Sinfonietta (2004), Concerto for String Orchestra (2006), Divertimento (2006), Trinity Concerto (2007), Genome (2008), Piano Concerto (2008), Utopia (2008) and Adagietto (2009). The catalogue of his vocal-instrumental compositions includes Vesperae pro defunctis (1995/2011), Via Crucis (2000), Messa per voci e fiati (2004), Symphony No. 1 – Symphony of Providence (1997-2006), Symphony No. 2 – Festinemus amare homines (2002- 2005), Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (2007), Miserere (2008), Missa de Maria a Magdala (2010), and Symphony No. 3 – Symphony of Angels (2010).

In the chamber music realm, Mr. Łukaszewski’s entries include Quasi Sonata (1991), three String Quartets (dating from 1994, 2000 and 2004), Concertino for Piano and Brass (2007), Piano Trio (2008), and Concertino for Organ and Brass (2009). Among solo works, his catalogue includes Capriccio for P.P (1991) for violin solo, Two Preludes (1992) and Stadium (2002) for piano, Moai (2003) for flute solo, Souvenirs (2007) - a cycle of five works for different solo instruments, and Icon (2010) for organ solo.

Especially noted for his vocal and choral works, Mr. Łukaszewski’s compositions in this genre include Four Poems (1989), Ave Maria (1992), Tu es Petrus (1992), Modlitwaza Ojczyznę [A Prayer for the Homeland] (1994), Stabat Mater (1994), Angelus Domini (1995), Beatus vir (1996-2001), Antiphonae (1995-1999), Two Motets for Christmas (2000), Kolędy [Christmas Carols] (2001), Hommage à Edith Stein (2002), Ave maris stella (2003), Veni Creator (2004), Two Funeral Psalms (2008), Pięć żałobnych pieśni kurpiowskich [Five Funeral Songs from the Kurpie Region] (2009), Responsoria tenebrae (2010), and Lamentationes (2011), among others.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Łukaszewski received numerous commissions from such diverse organizations and Pawel Lukaszewski, Morten Lauridsenperformers as Theatre des Cinq Diamants (Paris, France; 1992), Polish Radio (1997), Musica Viva Association (Montreal, Canada; 2003), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (Chile; 2003), Akademie Klausenhof (Germany; 2004), Kobe Chuo Chorus (Japan; 2005), Polish Composers’ Union (2006), Britten Sinfonia (United Kingdom; 2007), Contemporary Music for All (United Kingdom; 2008), Kultur-Insel (Switzerland; 2009), Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland; 2010), The King’s Singers (United Kingdom; 2010), and Wrocław Philharmonic (Poland; 2011).

Paweł Łukaszewski’s music—especially his extensive catalogue of sacred choral music—has its roots in the neo-mediaeval tonality and spiritual tradition espoused by such composers as Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Wojciech Kilar, Arvo Pärt, John Taverner, and Morten Lauridsen. Working within what the composer describes as a “renewed tonality,” Łukaszewski achieves surprisingly rich and subtle expressive results. The use of major and minor modes serves the composer only as a point of departure for his highly subjective musical style which, especially in the realm of vocal compositions, is inspired by texts he is setting to music. Łukaszewski’s highly individual musical language, rhythmic vitality, and the careful formal layout present in all of his works, as well as his profound understanding of the liturgical texts in the Catholic rite, combine to produce music that is strikingly traditional yet fully modern.

Paweł Łukaszewski and Morten Lauridsen, USC Thornton Professor of Composition
and US National Medal of Arts recipient, in Dr. Lauridsen's office
Photo: October 2011, PMC Archives



SELECTED LIST OF WORKS

Choral Works

Modlitwa do Matki Boskiej Gromnicznej for SATB (1988)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Cztery wiersze [Four poems] for SATB choir a cappella (1989)

Words by Zbigniew Herbert, Jan Lechoń, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, and Artur Oppmann

Ave Maria for double SATB choir a cappella (1992, ca. 4')

First performance: 04.VII.1992, Paris, by Chór Akademii Teologii Katolickiej, Kazimierz Szymonik (dir.)
Recording: Lukaszewski: Choral music (Hyperion CDA67639) - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (cond.), Rebecca Lancelot (sop. soloist)
Publisher: Chester Novello

Tu es Petrus for SATB choir a cappella (1992)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Ostatni list św. Maksymiliana do Matki for SATB choir a cappella (1993)

Listen: chopin.edu.pl
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Modlitwa za Ojczyznę (1994)

Listen: chopin.edu.pl
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Stabat Mater for SSAA or SATB choir a cappella (1994)

Listen: chopin.edu.pl
Publisher: Edition Ferrimontana

Angelus Domini (1995)

Dwa motety wielkopostne [Two lenten motets] (1995)

Recording: Lukaszewski: Choral music (Hyperion CDA67639) - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Movements: 1. Memento mei, Domine [4'02]; 2. Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine [3'55]
Publishers: Chester Novello, PWM

Antiphonae [O Antiphones] for SATB choir a cappella - 7 part cycle (1999)

Hyperion67389Recording: Lukaszewski: Choral music (Hyperion CDA67639) - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Movements: 1. O Sapientia (1998); 2. O Adonai (1995); 3. O radix Jesse (1997) also SSAA version; 4. O clavis David (1999) also SSAA version; 5. O Oriens (1997) also SSAA version; 6. O Rex gentium (1999) also SSAA version; 7. O Emmanuel (1996)
Publishers: Chester Novello; PWM

Jesu Christi prostrationes (1999)

Movements: 1. Quis credidit auditui nostro? Listen; 2. Vere languores nostros Listen; 3. Omnes nos quasi oves erravimus Listen
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Two motets for Christmas for SATB or SSAA choir a cappella (2000)

Movements: 1. Venite adoremus Listen; 2. Laetentur caeli Listen
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Kolędy [Christmas carols] for various choral settings a cappella or with string quartet (2001)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Hommage á Edith Stein (2002, ca. 9')

First performance: 29 November 2009, Kościół Świętego Rocha, Białystok, XVI Międzynarodowy Festiwal ''Laboratorium Muzyki Współczesnej'' by the: Podlasie Opera Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra, Violetta Bielecka (dir.)
Movements: 1. Tagesgebet Listen; 2. Gabengebet Listen; 3. Schlussgebet Listen
Publisher: PWM Editions

Ave maris stella for double SATB choir a cappella (2003)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Psalmus 102 for SATB choir a cappella (2003)

Recording: Lukaszewski: Choral music (Hyperion CDA67639) - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Publisher: Chester Novello

Veni creator motet for double SATB choir a cappella (2004, ca. 12')

Commissioned by: Akademie Klausenhof  for the Polish-German project "45/05" on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, celebrated during the Polish Year in Germany
Funded by: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture at the request of the Polish Institute in Dusseldorf
Publisher: PWM Editions

Beatus vir for SATB choir a cappella - 8 part cycle (2007)

Recording (mvmts. 1, 5, 6): Lukaszewski: Choral music (Hyperion CDA67639) - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Movements: 1. Beatus vir, Sanctus Martinus (1996) Listen; 2. Beatus vir, Sanctus Adalbertus (1997) Listen; 3. Beatus vir, Cardinalis Wyszyński (2001) Listen; 4. Beatus vir, Sanctus Ioannes de Dukla (2001) Listen; 5. Beatus vir, Sanctus Paulus (2003) ChesterNovello Listen; 6. Beatus vir, Sanctus Antonius (2003) Listen; 7. Splendor Patriae - Beatus vir, Sanctus Stanislaus (2003) Listen; 8. Gloria Gentis - Beatus vir, Sanctus Sigismundus (2003/2007) Listen
Publishers: Chester Novello; PWM Editions

Nunc dimittis for SATB choir a cappella (2007)

Recording: Lukaszewski: Choral music (Hyperion CDA67639) - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Review: www.musicweb-international.com
Publisher: Chester Novello

Terra nova et caelum novum version for SATB choir a cappella from 1st Symphony (2007)

Commissioned by: Polish Composers' Union (ZKP), as part of the Operation Program "Znaki czasu" [Sign of the Times]. Funded by: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Publisher: PWM Editions

Two funeral psalms for SATB choir a cappella (2008)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Pięć żałobnych pieśni kurpiowskich [5 Funeral Kurpian songs] for SATB choir a cappella (2009)

First performance: 29 November 2009, Kościół Świętego Rocha, Białystok, XVI Międzynarodowy Festiwal ''Laboratorium Muzyki Współczesnej'' by the: Podlasie Opera Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra, Violetta Bielecka (dir.)
Movements: 1. Juzem dość pracował; 2. Chrystus Pan jest mój zywot; 3. Śniertelny młot w psiersi bzije; 4. Przez cyśćcowe upalenia; 5. Zmarły cłoziec
Publisher: PWM Editions

Salve Regina for double SATB choir a cappella (2009)

Commissioned by: CoMA, London, UK. Funded by: Performing Rights Society Foundation and subscribers to CoMA's CoMissioning Scheme

Cena Domini for SATB choire and string quartet (2010)

Offeratory from Missa de Maria a Magdala for soloists, choir, organ and orchestra
Commission: Kultur-Insel Bremgarten, Switzerland
Adaptation of the text: Sylwester J. Kwiatkowski (President of Kultur-Insel Bremgarten)

Responsoria Tenebrae for six male voices or for SAATBB choir (2010)

Commissioned by: The King's Singers - Jerzy Salzman in memoriam (1946-2009), with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw
Premiere: November 10, 2011, at St. James Church, London by The King's Singers
Publisher: Chester Novello

Ave Maria, gratia plena for female choir and string quartet (2011)

Lamentationes (2011)

Motette (2011)

Three orthodox prayers for double SATB choir, SSAA choir or TTBB choir a cappella (2001/2003/2012)

Oratorios

Via crucis (Way of the Cross for the 3rd millennium) for contratenor, tenor, baritone, reciter, mixed choir organ and orchestra (2000, ca. 60')

Website: www.viacrucis.pl
Recording: Lukaszewski: Via Crucis (Hyperion CDA67724) - Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Symphony No. 1 - Symphony of Providence for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra (1997-2008, ca. 40')

Premiere: 17 September 2009, Bialystok, Poland; Podlasie Philharmonic Opera Choir and Orchestra, M. Nalecz-Niesiolowski (dir), Polish Radio Choir of Kraków, Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział (sop.) Agnes Rehlis (mez.), Jarosław Bręk (bar.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Symphony No. 2 - Festinemus amare homines for 2 sopranos, 2 mixed choirs, 2 pianos and orchestra (2005, ca. 25')

Listen: chopin.edu.pl
Commissioned by: "Universitas Cantat" Festival of University Choirs, Poznań 2005
Premiere: 25 June 2005, Poznań, Poland; Catherine Trylnik, Agata Zubel, Lukasz Borowicz (dir)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Angels for soprano, choir and orchestra (2010, ca. 27')

Publisher: PWM Editions

Missa de Maria a Magdala (Missa bremgartensis) for soprano, baritone, choir, organ and orchestra (2010, ca. 45')

Commissioned by: Kultur-Insel Bremgarten, Switzerland
Adaptation of the text: Sylwester J. Kwiatkowski (President of Kultur-Insel Bremgarten)
Premiere: 26-27 June 2010, Bremgarten, Switzerland; Maya Boog (sop.), Davide Damiani (bar.), Kirchenchor Caecilia, Suono Spirito Vokalesemble, Orchester Concerto Spirito, Marco Castellini (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Vesperae pro defunctis for SATB choir, baritone, organ and orchestra (1995/2011, 47')

Structure: Six movements based on the prayers and hymns of the Requiem Office vesper service
Recordings: Gaude Mater 2 (Acte Préalable AP0097) - Catholic Theology Academy Choir, Cantica Cantamus Choir, Pueri Cantores Tarnovienses Choir, Częstochowa Symphonic Orchestra, Piotr Kusiewicz (bar.), Bogusław Madey (cond.)
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

 

Other Vocal-Instrumental Works

Dominum benedicite in aeternum... for SATB choir, winds, brass and percussion (1994, ca. 7')

Commissioned by: the Stanisław Moniuszko Polish Army Concert Orchestra
Premiere: 11 November 1994, Warsaw; Catholic Theology Academy Choir, the Polish Army Concert Orchestra, Grzegorz Mielimąka (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Recordationes de Christo moriendo for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra (1996, ca. 10')

Premiere: 3 May 1999, IX "Gaude Mater" International Festival of Sacred Music, Częstochowa; Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Janusz Powolny (dir), Anna Lubańska (mez.)
Awards: A. Didur Composers' Competition, Sanok 1996 (2nd Prize)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Gaudium et Spes for soprano, SATB choir and orchestra (1997, ca. 12')

Commissioned by: Polish Radio PR2
Premiere: 25 January 1998, W. Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw
Contractor: Polish Radio Orchestra, Jacek Rogala (cond.), Catholic Theology Academy Choir, Margaret Armanowska (sop.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Missa pro Patria for soprano, mezzo-soprano, SATB choir with soloists, percussion and wind orchestra (1998, ca 25')

Commissioned by: the Stanisław Moniuszko Polish Army Concert Orchestra
Premiere: VIII "Gaude Mater" International Festival of Sacred Music (1998), Częstochowa; Joanna Kozlowska (sop.), Agnieszka Zwierko-Wiercioch (mez.), Catholic Theology Academy Choir, Polish Army Concert Orchestra, Gregory Mielimąka (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Litanae de Sancto Clemente for soprano, SATB choir and strings or organ (2001)

Listen: chopin.edu.pl

Elogium - for murders in Katyń for baritone, bassoon (or cello), bells and string orchestra (2002, ca. 13')

Premiere: 26 April 2002, Gdańsk; Dean Robinson (bar.), Margaret Kuziemska (vc), Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan Łukaszewski (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Exsultet for soprano, mezzosoprano, female choir and orchestra (2003, ca. 7')

Written on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso (Chile), this composition is the second part of Symphony No. 2 - Symphony of Providence, whose first phase was composed in 1997 as Gaudium et Spes.
Premiere: August 2003, Teatro Municipal, Vina del Mar, Chile
Listen: chopin.edu.pl
Publisher: PWM Editions

Litanae de Sanctis Marthyris, 2003

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Messa per voci e fiati [Mass for voices and winds) for SATB choir and woodwind octet, or for SATB choir and organ, (2004/2005, ca. 18')

Commissioned by: Medical University of Lublin
Premiere: 24 April 2006, Lublin version for woodwind octet; Choir of the Academy of Medicine (now Medical University) in Lublin / Choir of the Medical Academy (now Medical University) in Lublin, Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (cond.), William Whitehead (org.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for saxophones, percussion, SATB choir and strings (2007, ca. 18')

Premiere: 3 May 2008, "Gaude Mater" Festival of Sacred Music, Częstochowa; P. Gusnar (sax.), Polish Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra, Stephen Layton (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Terra nova et caelum novum for SATB choir and string orchestra (2007, ca. 9')

Publisher: PWM Editions

Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, SATB choir and orchestra (2008, ca. 12')

Premiere: 21 November 2008,  XV Laboratory of Contemporary Music International Festival, Białystok; A. Mikolajczyk-Niewiedział (sop.), B.W. Grabias (mez.), L. Skrla (bar.), Podlasie Philharmonic Opera Choir and Orchestra, Piotr Borkowski (cond.)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Miserere soprano solo, mixed chorus and orchestra (2008/2009, ca. 12')

Premiere: 3 May 2009, "Gaude Mater" International Festival of Sacred Music, Częstochowa; Talia Or (sop.), Polish Chamber Choir, Morphing Vienna Chamber Orchestra, M. Dworzyński (cond.)
Listen: chopin.edu.pl

Laudate Dominum for female choir or SATB choir and organ (2009, ca. 5')

Luctus Mariae for soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists (or female choir), harpsichord and string quintet (or string orchestra) (2010)

Text: Jerzy Wojtczak-Szyszkowski

Pięć żałobnych pieśni kurpiowskich [5 Funeral Kurpian songs] for female or SATB choir and string orchestra (2010)

Folk text
Dedication: Marek Jasiński in memoriam

 

Solo Instrumental Works

Capriccio for P.P. for violin solo (1991, ca. 5')

Premiere: 28 April 1992, Concert of Composers in the class of Prof. Marian Borkowski, F. Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw; Piotr Prysiatnik (vn)
Publisher: PWM Editions

Two preludes for piano (1992)

Listen: 1. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers; 2. Ligeia

Stadium for piano (2002, ca. 3')

Listen: chopin.edu.pl

Moai for flute (2003, ca. 4')

Premiere: 16 May 2003,  III Composers' Symposium - Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw; M. Lukaszewski (fl)
Listen: chopin.edu.pl
Publisher: PWM Editions

Souvenirs - 5 part cycle for solo instruments (1991/2007, ca. 4' per movement)

5 movements: Souvenir I for organ - Listen; Souvenir II for piano; Souvenir III for bass marimba; Souvenir IV for harpsichord; Souvenir V for celesta
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Icon for organ (2010, ca. 5'30")

Dedication: Jan Bartłomiej Bokszczanin

Solo Songs for Voice

Three songs, words by Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska for mezzosoprano and piano (1992)

Text by Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska (Polish or German)
Movements: 1. Jesień; 2. Miłość; 3. Kwiat
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

8 songs for children for soprano and piano (1993)

Movements: 1. Wiosna idzie!; 2. Do domu!; 3. W pasiece; 4. Słonecznik; 5. Szara godzina; 6. Dziadzio mrok; 7. Choinka w lesie; 8. Ciemny pokój
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Aragena, words by Stanisław Lem for soprano, cello or double base and computer (1993)

Text by Stanisław Lem
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition (graphic score)

Two sacred songs for baritone or bass and piano (1997/2005)

Movements: 1. Boże, Ojcze nasz i opiekunie (1996); 2. Ciemna noc (1997)
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Two songs, words by Czesław Miłosz for baritone and piano (2000, ca. 6')

Text by Czesław Miłosz
Movements: 1. Gdy wiatr powieje; 2. W mojej Ojczyźnie
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Haiku - four songs for soprano and piano (2002, ca. 8')

Text by: Basho, Buson, Kyorai, Saimaro, Issa, Taigi (translation by: Agnieszka Żuławska-Umeda, text adaptation by: Paweł Łukaszewski)
Movements: 1. Haru; 2. Natsu; 3. Aki; 4. Fuyu
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Dwa sonety po śmierci [Two Sonnets After Death] for baritone and piano (2010)

Text by: Stanisław Wyspiański
Movements: 1. Niech nikt nad grobem mi nie płacze; 2. Gdy przyjdzie mi ten świat porzucić
Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Orchestral Works

Arrampicata for orchestra (1992)

Premiere: 29 March 1995, Warsaw - Orkiestra Symfoniczna Akademii Muzycznej im. F. Chopina, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk (dir)
Awards: ZKP T. Baird Award, Warsaw 1994 (distinction); Warsaw Music Academy Competition, 1994 (1st Prize)
Publisher: PWM

Winterreise for string orchestra (1993)

Premiere: 27 April 1993, Warszawa - Orkiestra Jeunesses Musicales, Maciej Żółtowski (dir)
Awards: Forum Młodych Kompozytorów, Kraków 1994 (2nd Prize)
Publisher: PWM

Concerto for string orchestra (1997)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Sinfonietta for string orchestra (2004)

Publisher: PWM

Concerto for String Orchestra (2006)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Divertimento for chamber orchestra (2006)

Publisher: PWM / Orch. parts: Musica Sacra Edition

Trinity Concerto for orchestra (2006)

Genome for string orchestra (2008)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Utopia for orchestra (2008, 7')

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Adagietto for large string orchestra (2009)

Orchestral Works with instrumental soloist

Organ Concerto for organ and string orchestra (2006)

Comissioned by: Festiwal Legnickie Conversatorium Organowe
Premiere: 4 October 1996, XI Conversatorium Organowe, Legnica - Concerto Avenna, Andrzej Mysiński (dir), Wacław Golonka (org)

Concertino for piano and brass (2007)

Piano Concerto (2008) [version of Organ Concerto, 1996]

Concertino for organ and brass (2009)



Chamber Works

Quasi sonata for clarinet and piano (1991)

1st String quartet (1994)

2nd String quartet (2000)

Publisher: PWM

3rd String quartet (2004)

Publisher: PWM

Pearl of Wisdom for two pianos (2005)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Concertino for piano and brass (2007, 9')

Comissioned by: Britten Sinfonia, Cambridge, UK
Premiere: Filharmonia Krakowska, 9 March 2008
Performers: Huw Watkins - piano, Paul Archibald - Trumpet, Thom Rainer - trumpet, Simon Gunton - trombone, Aidan Chamberlain - trombone, Andrew Widdicor - bass trombone, Christopher Gomersall - tenor tuba
Publisher: PWM

Un cadeau for celesta, marimbaphone, harpsichord, piano and organ (2007)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Piano trio for violin, cello and piano (2008)

Publisher: Musica Sacra Edition

Concertino for organ and brass (2009) [version of Concertino for piano and brass, 2007]

Lenten music for six saxophones (2011)

 

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www.musicasacra.waw.pl

Chester Novello

14-15 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LJ
Tel:  44 (0) 20 7612 7400
Fax:  44 (0) 20 7612 7545
Email: promotion@musicsales.co.uk

US Distribution for Chester Novello:

Music Sales Corp. - G. Schirmer, Inc. - Shawnee Press
257 Park Ave South, 20th floor
New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel:  1 212 254 2100
Fax:  1 212 254 2013
G. Schirmer Email: schirmer@schirmer.com
www.musicsales.com

Edition Ferrimontana

Am Pfahlgraben 5
D-61239 Ober-Mörlen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)60 02 - 93 04 77
Fax: +49 (0)60 02 - 93 04 78
Email: info@ferrimontana.de
www.ferrimontana.de | www.musikalspezial.de

 

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