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Choir a cappella

GAUDE MATER POLONIA
Masterpieces of Polish choral music, also with texts of most renowned poets of Polish language: Mikołaj Rej, Jan Kochanowski, Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Jan Kasprowicz, Leopold Staff.
Gaude Mater Polonia
— sacred music of Renaissance and Baroque: Wacław z Szamotuł (a.o. In te, Domine, speravi, Kryste, dniu naszej światłości, Modlitwa, gdy dziatki spać idą), Mikołaj Gomółka (selection of psalms), Mikołaj Zieleński (a.o. Adoramus te, Christe, Vox in Rama), Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (Missa rorate)
— contemporary music, inspired by Polish folklore: Karol Szymanowski (a.o. A chtóz tam puka), Antoni Szaliński (Krzak dzikiej róży), Romuald Twardowski (Jedźmy, Jasiulu), Andrzej Borzym jr (W Białem), Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (Szeroka woda op. 39, Wisło moja, Wisło szara op. 46)

AVE MARIA
Selection of songs from different eras and composers, devoted to Virgin Mary.
— Renaissance and Baroque pieces: Tomás Luis de Victoria (Ave Maria), Cristóbal de Morales (Magnificat primi toni), Luca Marenzio (a.o. Gabriel locutus est Mariae), Giovanni Battista Cocciola (a.o. O, Maria, Dei Genitrix a 8), Mikołaj Zieleński (a.o. O gloriosa Domina)
— 19th/20th/21st century pieces: César Franck (O quam tristis), Johannes Brahms (a.o. Ruf zur Maria op.22 no 5), Franz Liszt (Ave Maria S.38), Leoš Janáček (Graduale in festo Purificationis BMV)

POLISH AND EUROPEAN SACRED MUSIC FROM 16th TO 21st CENTURY
— Wacław z Szamotuł (a.o. In te, Domine speravi, Kryste, dniu naszej światłości, Modlitwa, gdy dziatki spać idą), Mikołaj Zieleński (a.o. Adoramus te, Christe, Vox in Rama)
— Henry Purcell (Lord, how long wilt Thou be angry), Thomas Tomkins (a.o. I heard a voice, When David heard), Cristobal de Morales (Magnificat primi toni), Tomas Luis de Victoria (Ave Maria), Quirino Gasparini (Adoramus te, Christe), Giovanni Battista Cocciola (polychoral pieces of Venetian School, a.o. Vulnerasti cor meum, Jubilate Deo)
— Franz Liszt (a.o. Ave Maria S.38), Johannes Brahms (a.o. Ruf zur Maria op.22 nr 5), Hieronim Feicht (a.o. Inclinet Dominus Deus noster)


Choir in popular music

PIOSENKI STARSZYCH PANÓW
MIŁOŚĆ NIEDUŻA

The songs of Jeremi Przybora and Jerzy Wasowski and songs with texts from Agnieszka Osiecka (choral versions by Andrzej Borzym), which are masterpieces of word and music, depicting with a great sense of humour human customs, relationships and a wide variety of love cases. Polish texts only.

MUZYKA NIE NA MIEJSCU 1947—1955
Muzyka nie na miejscu (Music out of line) is a special programme, confronting comannded and forbidden music of socialist realism era (1947—1955). The Choir is to perform Polish choral music, composed in commanded socialist realism style by famous Polish musicians (Witold Lutosławski and Andrzej Panufnik a.o.). Popular hits of these times and famous pieces of early Polish jazz (by Krzysztof Komeda a.o.) are to be performed by jazz trio (recommended: Krzysztof Herdzin Trio). To present that entertaining but also popular science programme to non-Polish audience requires an introduction and translation of the texts.


Choral Christmas

POLISH AND EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS
— wide selection from most popular Polish Christmas carols in choral arrangements;
— old Polish carols, including the oldest one – Zdrow bądź Krolu Anjelski from 1424;
— modern Christmas pieces, composed by Maciej Małecki, Stanisław Moryto, Wojciech Borkowski;
— Christmas songs from all over Europe: Austria, England, Czech, France, Spain (including Catalunya and Menorca), Germany, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy.

A CEREMONY OF CAROLS
Benjamin Britten (1913—1976) — A Ceremony of Carols op. 28
composer's' arrangement for mixed choir and harp
+ selection of Polish and European Christmas carols


Choir with instruments

JOHANN SEBATIAN BACH
proposition for 2013/2014 i 2014/2015 seasons
Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich BWV 17
Alles nur nach Gottes Willen BWV 72
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 93
Magnificat D-dur BWV 243

vocal soloists and orchestra – to be discussed

CORO +
proposition for 2013/2014 i 2014/2015 seasons
Special programme with pieces for choir accompanied by single instrument.

Benjamin Britten (1913—1976) — A Ceremony of Carols op. 28
composer's' arrangement for mixed choir and harp

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895—1968) — Romancero Gitano op. 152
for mixed choir and guitar
texts by Federico Garcia Lorca


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