Chamber Works

 

MADRIGALS – CANTICUM SONARUM,
IGOR STRAVINSKY IN MEMORIAM
1971

10’
for woodwind quartet, string quartet with double bass,
trumpet, trombone and gong

AA, Warszawa, 1977

AWARD: 1971, Warsaw, Poland, honorable mention at the Young Composers Contest of the Union of Polish Composers

score and parts for rent from the composer

22.3.1972, Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Players,
W. Kabalewski, conductor

18.3.1977, San Francisco, USA, the SF Conservatory New Music Ensemble, John Adams, conductor

 

SIDERALS 1974

22’
for two percussion quintets and optional lighting projection

commissioned by the University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble
in Urbana-Champaign, dedicated to Thomas Siwe


PWM 7966 (1977) score
PWM/CBN score and parts for rent

AWARD: 1974, Percussive Arts Society International Composers Contest, USA

21.11.1974, Urbana-Champaign, USA, University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, Thomas Siwe, conductor

 

CLASSICAL VARIATIONS 1976

14’
for timpani and string quartet

dedicated to Cloyd Duff, legendary timpanist of the Cleveland Orchestra

AWARD: 1976, Percussive Arts Society, International Composers Contest, USA

 

DREAM LANDS, MAGIC SPACES 1978

22’
for violin, piano and percussion (6 players)

dedicated to the composer’s father, Juliusz Ptaszyński
written for Daniel Kobiałka, violin and the San Francisco Percussion Ensemble


PWM 8785 (1985) score
E.B. Marks/Theodore Presser Co. USA 1993 score
PWM/CBN parts for rent

5.11.1980, San Jose, CA. USA, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Daniel Kobiałka, violin, the San Francisco Percussion Ensemble, Barry Jekowsky, conductor

 

POETIC IMPRESSIONS 1991

13’
for woodwind quintet and piano

commissioned by the Warsaw Wind Quintet

24.1.1993, New York, USA, Warsaw Wind Quintet, Michiko Otaki, piano

 

FOUR PORTRAITS 1994

14’
for string quartet

written for the Wilanów String Quartet

22.4.1994, New York, Lincoln Center, The Wilanów String Quartet

 

LINEAR CONSTRUCTIONS IN SPACE 1997-98

18’
for six percussionists

commissioned by Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden, Germany

PWM 10099 (2001) score with parts

1.6.1998, Bodensee Festival, Germany, Lang Percussion Ensemble,
Franz Lang, conductor

 

LETTER TO THE SUN 1998-2000

13’
for frame drum, narrator, and percussion quartet
poem by Julie Rafalski
English text

dedicated to Morris Arnie Lang, principal timpanist and percussionist of the New York Philharmonic

8.11.2000, New York, USA, Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble,
Glenn Velez, hand drum, Brian Willson, conductor

 

THE LAST WALTZ IN VIENNA 2001

8’
for accordion trio

written and dedicated to Motion Trio

25.2.2001, Rotterdam, Holland, Gaudeamus Music Festival, Motion Trio

 

MOSAICS 2002

15’
for string quartet

commissioned by the Caramoor International Music Festival,
New York, for the Pacifica String Quartet


dedicated to Pacifica String Quartet

PWM 10269 (2003)

26.7.2002, the Caramoor International Music Festival, New York, Pacifica String Quartet

 

TROIS VISIONS DE L’ARC-EN-CIEL
(THREE VISIONS OF A RAINBOW)
2008

14’
for chamber ensemble

written and dedicated for the Eighth Blackbird Group


commissioned by the University of Chicago for Messiaen’s Festival


Chamber ensemble: cl, vno, vla, vc, pno, perc.

4.10.2008, Chicago, Messiaen Festival, University of Chicago,
Eighth Blackbird Ensemble