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Programme IV

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#8 Programme IV   based on poems by Zbigniew Dolecki for reciting, cymbals, siren, accordion and tapes (1975)

Grafika dla: Programme IV (Kompozycja #8)


Place of Origin

Recit, Acc, 4 Pt, Sir, 2 nastri

ca 18'

Language Version of the Text

Authors of the Texts
Zbigniew Dolecki

PWM Edition cat. no. 8253, facs., 1979

Performing Materials

dedicated to the II Young Musicians for the Young Town of Stalowa Wola Festival

First Performance
15.05.1976, Stalowa Wola, II Young Musicians for the Young Town, performers: Andrzej Krzanowski – accordion, Grażyna Krzanowska – siren, Zbigniew Subel – cymbals, Aleksander Lasoń – tapes, Józef Frakstein – reciting

Comments about the Works

Programme IV is a special link connecting two important cycles through a common idea: the accordion Studia with Programmes. Studium III (see: description) – a piece for solo accordion – is the main musical layer of Programme IV. Against its background, an action consisting of elements typical for Programmes I–III takes place: repetition of two-second motifs recorded on tapes, the introduction of unusual instruments (siren, cymbals – also with sounds played with a bow) and, above all, a recited text – a carrier of an ideological message, treated as the composer claimed, on a par with the music. Dolecki’s poem, which is a personal confession, conveying timeless thoughts and truths, is complemented by a dramatic call: “serce” [heart] (originally – “mamo” [mum]), all the more poignant as it is introduced after a general pause. The composition includes motifs and fragments of works significant for the composer by such masters as Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (Symphony No. 2), Johann Sebastian Bach (Fugue in G minor from the cycle Eight Little Preludes and Fugues for Organ), Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonata in E major, Op. 14 No. 1). Their common feature is a one-second, arched melodic shape. These more or less hidden references are complemented by the introduction of a self-quotation in the form of the entire Studium III in the accordion part, as an integral plan of Programme IV.

Ink and pencil autograph at the Main Library of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice



  • CD: A tre. Bargielski, Krzanowski, Moryto, The Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk, Requiem Records OPUS 28
  • Internet: Programme IV

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Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury, Dziedzictwa Narodowego i Sportu
pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury – państwowego funduszu celowego,
w ramach programu „Muzyka”, realizowanego przez Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca.