Polish Folk Songs

Lee Hyla

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Mixed Ensemble
Instrumentation: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Viola, Cello, Percussion (doubling on Melodica) : 2 bongos, 2 congas, pedal Bass drum, hi hat, ride cymbal, crash cymbal), Piano (doubling on melodica and electronic Organ)
Item Number: CY3430
Duration: 13:00
Publisher: Pembroke Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

From the composer: “Polish Folk Songs was inspired by music I heard on a trip I took to Zakopane, a town that is located a the foot of the Tatra Mountains in Southern Poland. I was completely taken by the music of the region, which can be characterized as clear, mournful, unpredictable in tempo and meter, and of vibrant timbre. In my composition I have taken a number of the songs commonly heard in the area and re-combined them, allowing them to bump heads as well as interact peacefully.” In three movements, Polish Folk Songs was commissioned by Catherine and Paul Buttenweiser for Boston Musica Viva, who premiered it in May of 2007. For advanced players. Instrumental parts are available on custom print.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Catherine and Paul Buttenweiser for Boston Musica Viva.
Composition Date 2007