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Songs, WN

for Voice and Piano (miniature edition)

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  • Cat. no. 51600921


Inspired by texts by Polish poets contemporary to Chopin, improvised „with the book of poetry in front of him” at emgirants' meetings, unfinished, some noted only in sketch form, never pblished during the composer's lifetime, though some instantly gained huge popularity in the form of reductions. In Chopin's creative output they hold a marginal position, among Polish songs – they are outstanding.


Critical source-edition edited by Jan Ekier and Paweł Kamiński based on manuscripts, copies approved by Chopin himself, and first editions. Its purpose is to present the works of Chopin in authentic form. 

The present volume includes an insert containing the vocal part with poetic text in English. The miniature version of the National Edition does not contain source commentary or performance notes.

  • Series: Chopin, WN (min. scores)
  • ISMN 979-0-9013328-6-7
  • Language of edition: eng, pol
  • Number of pages: 76
  • Cover: softcover
  • Type: solo part (vocal) + accompaniment
  • Size: A5 vertical (145x205 mm)

Table of contents:
The Lovers
A Fickle Maid
Drinking Song
Drinking Song (Earlier Version)
Leaves are Falling
My Enchantress
The Bridegroom's Return
Faded and Vanished
The Ring
Lithuanian Song
The Messenger
Troubled Waters
My Beloved
Poland's Dirge
Before the Battle
Bowed 'neath their Crosses
A Maiden's Wish
A Maiden's Wish (Earlier version)
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