Roman Maciejewski

Work

Ballet and incidental music

Vocal works

Works for piano and orchestra

Chamber works

Works for piano

Works for 2 pianos

Kurpie Songs for mixed choir

Kurpie Songs for mixed choir is a cycle comprising four songs: “Nie mój ogródusek”, “A cemu”, “Powolniak” and “Kozak kurpiowski”. The composition was most likely inspired by Karol Szymanowski’s Kurpie Songs. In creating their own musical material both composers used the same folk original, Władysław Skierkowski’s collection Puszcza kurpiowska w pieśni, a book which popularised […]

Matinata for string trio

Matinata is Maciejewski’s only composition for string trio. It was written most likely in 1948 as a birthday present for Adler Adlerbert, an uncle of Maciejewski’s wife in whose house the newlyweds lived. The composition, part of a neoclassical strand in Maciejewski’s oeuvre, consists of three movements (linked attacca): Nightshadows, Song at Sunrise and The […]

Spanish Suite for two guitars

The circumstances of the writing of the Spanish Suite for two guitars are not known. According to one hypothesis, the composition has its sources in the incidental music to the play Palabras divinas (Divine Words, Guds ord På Landet) by Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, presented at Göteborg’s Municipal Theatre in a production directed by Ingmar […]

The Mass of Resurrection

Although we can find several religious choral works in Maciejewski’s catalogue, The Mass of Resurrection, written in 1967, is a unique composition in this group. This is because of its artistic quality (it uses a more complex musical language than e.g. Missa Brevis) and external motivation – the death of Roman Maciejewski’s father. The mass, […]