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10 Polish Folk Songs on Soldier Themes

for unaccompanied mixed choir (study score)

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  • Cat. no. 11425


This collection of 10 Polish Folk Songs on Soldier Themes by Witold Lutosławski, originally intended for male choir a cappella, was written in 1951. The score was published that same year by the Ministry of Defence Publishers in the series Biblioteka Muzyczna Domu Wojska Polskiego no. 31. Some of the songs (numbers 4, 5, 6) were also published by PWM Edition in Krakow (1945) in the collection Pod jaworem (‘Under the Sycamore Tree’) – a selection of Polish folk songs arranged for male choir a cappella, edited by Józef K. Lasocki.

10 Polish Folk Songs... together with the 1951 cycle of four songs (Wyszłabym ja, Służba Polsce, Żelazny marsz and Naprzód idziemy) and the nine-bar Lord Tennyson Song written many years later (as an occasional gift for Robin Boyle) are the only songs written for a cappella choir by Witold Lutosławski. Numerous questions from famous choral conductors from home and abroad persuaded me to undertake to make this edition of 10 Polish Folk Songs... for mixed choir a cappella. 


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  • ISMN 979-0-2740-0931-1
  • Language of edition: eng, pol
  • Language of text: pol
  • Number of pages: 52
  • Cover: softcover
  • No. of edition: 1
  • Published: 2013
  • Type: choral score
  • Size: A4 vertical (210x297 mm)

Table of contents:
And on that Mountain
And in Warsaw
Where are You going, Jack?
I broke the Guelder-rose
The Seventh Year is already Passing away
No Tear will be Shed
Oh, and a Lake in the Field
A Black Field near Cracow
The Sun is Setting
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