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Wątki ludowe w działaniach kompozytorskich Józefa Świdra
Folk themes in Józef Świder’s compositional activities

Author(s): Danuta Zoń-Ciuk
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Józef Świder; Cieszyn region; Beskidzkie melodyjki; folk melodies;choral music;
Summary/Abstract: The author of the article presents the figure of Józef Świder – a well-known composer and pedagogue in the perspective of his relations with the Ziemia Cieszyńska and the Upper Silesia region. The attention of the author is focused on the unfamiliar output inspired by the folklore of these regions. The composer’s own experiences in the capacity of a conductor enabled the author to present a description of one of the works of the artist intended for a mixed a cappella choir. She defined its melodic, rhythmic, harmonic and textual structure and she found the folk sources, describing the extent to which they were used in the treatment of the composer. She demonstrated the practical means of solving execution-related problems which appear in the process of the realisation of the work with an amateur ensemble.

  • Page Range: 269-280
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish