Vocal and Instrumental Works

 

Solo Voices, Choir and Orchestra

 

DIE SONETTE AN ORPHEUS
(SONNETS TO ORPHEUS)
1980-81

14 ’- 16’
for middle voice and chamber orchestra

dedicated to the memory of Juliusz Ptaszyński, the composer’s father


text by Rainer Maria Rilke, German text

Mezzosoprano solo, 1111-2100-Perc.(2)-Ar-Strings
PWM/CBN, Theodore Presser, score and parts for rent

2.4.1989, Poznań, Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna/Contemporary Polish Music Festival, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eugenia Rezler, mezzo,
M. Nowakowski, conductor

 

AVE MARIA 1987

13’
for men’s choir and orchestra

Latin text

0000-4331-Perc.(6)- Strings- Organ (opt)
PWM/CBN score and parts for rent

18.4.1988, Cracow, The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Szymon Kawalla, conductor

 

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CANTATA 1992

46’
for soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed choir, and orchestra

text by Leslie Woolf Hedley, "Chant For All The People On Earth"
English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish texts

2222-2221-Perc.(2)- Strings- SATB – 3 soli (sopran, tenor, baritone)
PWM 9392 (1994) study score
PWM/CBN conductor’s score and parts for rent

22.4.1993, Warsaw, Poland, Studio S-1 of Polish Radio, the Cracow Radio
Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Zofia Kilanowicz, soprano, Jacek Laszczkowski, tenor, Robert Gierlach, baritone, Jose Maria Floerncio Junior, conductor

Extended symphonic version with additional text of Lord Yehudi Menuhin:
16.8.1993, Flensburg, Germany, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Sinfonia Varsovia, Choir of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Zofia Kilanowicz, soprano, Zdisław Kordjalik, tenor, Robert Gierlach, baritone, Ryszard Zimak, choir director, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, conductor

 

 

 

Solo Voices
Choir with Chamber Ensemble or Piano

 

A TALE OF NIGHTINGALES 1968

8’
for Baritone and Chamber Ensemble

text by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, "Bajka o Słowikach"
Polish text, available also in English translation

Baritone, 1111-0000-vib.mba – ar.
score & parts for rent from composer

 

EPIGRAMS 1976-77

24’
for women’s choir, flute, harp, piano and percussion

commissioned by the Dorians Choir of the University of California
in Santa Barbara

text by ancient Greek women poets
English text

PWM/CBN score and parts for rent

8.5.1977, Santa Barbara, CA. Dorians Choir, Phobe Houk, flute,
Carolyn Horn, piano, Barbara Imhoff, harp, Marta Ptaszyńska, percussion, Michael Ingham, conductor

 

UN GRAND SOMMEIL NOIR
(A GREAT DARK SLEEP)
1977

10’
for woman’s voice, flute and harp

text by Paul Verlaine, "Un grand sommeil noir"
French and English texts

PWM 522/79 (1979 ) (second edition 1992) , score

22.6.1979, Pontino, Italy, XV Festival de Musica Contemporanea,
Olga Szwajgier, voice

 

AVE MARIA 1982

7’
for 4 men’s voices, brass, percussion, and organ

commissioned by the Stanisław Moniuszko Musical Society of Boston

Latin text

0000-2221-Perc.(4) –org – 4 soli: tenor, 2 baritones, bass
PWM/CBN score and parts for rent

10.X.1982, Boston Cathedral, Special Mass celebrating 600th anniversary of Black Madonna of Czętochowa and beatification of Father Maksymilian Kolbe by Pope John Paul II; The New England Conservatory New Music Ensemble

 

POLISH LETTERS
(LISTY POLSKIE)
1988

40’
Cantata dedicated to Polonia in commemoration of Poland’s Independence

texts by S.T. Coleridge, A. Barbier, J.N. Kamiński, R. Suchodolski,
J. Bajza, F. Kerenyi, J. Kasprowicz, K.J. Snoilsky, A. Oppman,
J. Ptaszyński, S. Wyspiański, M. Konopnicka
Polish text

1010-1000-Perc.(1)- string quartet.- 3 soli:S MS Bar.- SATB
PWM/CBN score and parts for rent

15.7.1989, Warsaw Royal Castle, Warsaw Academy of Music Chamber Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, Varsovia String Quartet, soloists: J. Gadulanka,
E. Werka, M. Witkiewicz and Ryszard Zimak, conductor.

 

SONGS OF DESPAIR AND LONELINESS 1988-89

28’
for mezzosoprano and piano

commissioned by Jerzy Marchwiński for Ewa Podleś

dedicated to Ewa Podleś and Jerzy Marchwiński

poems by R. M. Rilke, P. Verlaine, L. Staff, W. Shakespeare, F. G. Lorca
original languages: German, French, Polish, English and Spanish
score from the composer

3.10.1989, Warsaw, Warsaw Philharmonic, Ewa Podleś
and Jerzy Marchwiński

 

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CANTATA
(chamber version) 1992

40’
commissioned by the Lira Singers of Chicago

text by Leslie Woolf Hedley, "Chant for All the People on Earth"
English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish text

S T Bar soli, SATB, Perc.(2)- Pf.
PWM/ CBN, Theodore Presser, score and parts for rent

5.4.1992, Glencoe, Illinois, Lira Singers, Lucy J. Ding, conductor

 

LIQUID LIGHT 1995

17’
for mezzo-soprano, piano and percussion

poems by Modene Duffy
English text

score and parts from the composer

25.11.1996, Huddersfield, England, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Patricia Adkins Chiti,mezzo, Ian Buckle, piano, and M. Ptaszyńska, percussion

 

DISTANT VOICES 1995

20’
for mezzo-soprano and string quartet

commissioned by the Kościuszko Foundation for
the 70th anniversary of the Foundation


poetry by Leslie Woolf Hedley, Donald Bogen, Krzysztof Koehler,
Stanislaw Wyspiański and Lord Tennyson
English text

10.12.1995, New York, the Kościuszko Foundation, Halcyon String Quartet, Mary Henderson-Stuckey, mezzosoprano

 

HYMN OF THE UNIVERSE 2008

10’
for choir and organ

commissioned by the Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago


text by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

STAB- organ
PWM score & parts

9.6.2008, Chicago, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago Singers, Thomas Weisflog, organ, James Kallembach, conductor