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List of compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki

2 Symphonies
Symphony No. 1 (1973)
Symphony No. 2 "Christmas" (1980)
Symphony No. 3 (19881995)
Symphony No. 4 "Adagio" (1989), winner of the
1992 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition
Symphony No. 5 "Korean" (19912)
Symphony No. 6 (in progress)
Symphony No. 7 "Seven Gates of Jerusalem"
(1996), for soloists, speaker, triple chorus and orchestra
Symphony No. 8 "Lieder der Vergnglichkeit"
(200405, rev. 2008), for voices, chorus and orchestra

3 Orchestral
Emanations (Emanacje, 1959) for two string orchestras tuned a semitone apart
Anaklasis (1959) for strings and percussion

Krzysztof Penderecki, Gdask, 2008

Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (Tren Oarom

Hiroszimy, 1960) for 52 string instruments, probably
Pendereckis best known piece

The following is an incomplete list of works by the Polish

composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

Polymorphia (1961) for 48 string instruments

Fonogrammi (1961)


Fluorescences (Fluorescencje, 196162) for orchestra

Die Teufel von Loudun (The Devils of Loudun,

196869), based on the nonction book of the same
name by Aldous Huxley .

Canon (1962) for string orchestra

Paradise Lost (197578), based on the epic poem by

John Milton

De Natura Sonoris No. 1 (1966)

Die schwarze Maske (The Black Mask) (198486),

based on the play by Gerhart Hauptmann

Kosmogonia (1970)

Ubu Rex (199091), based on the play Ubu Roi by

Alfred Jarry

Prlude (1971) for winds, percussion and double


Three Pieces in the Old Style (1963, music for The

Saragossa Manuscript)

Pittsburgh Overture (1967) for wind band

De Natura Sonoris No. 2 (1971)

Actions (1971) for free jazz orchestra
Intermezzo (1973) for 24 strings
The Awakening of Jacob (1974)
Adagietto from Paradise Lost (1979)
Sinfonietta No. 1, for string orchestra (1992, arranged from String Trio)
Sinfonietta No. 2, for clarinet and strings (1994, arranged from Clarinet Quartet)
Music from Ubu Rex (1994)
Entrata (1994), for brass and timpani
Burlesque Suite from Ubu Rex (1995) for large wind
Serenade, for string orchestra (199697)
Luzerner Fanfare (1998), for eight trumpets and
Fanfarria Real (2003)
Danziger Fanfare (2008), for brass and percussion
Prelude for Peace (2009), for brass and percussion
De Natura Sonoris No. 3 (2012)
Polonaise for orchestra (2016)

Cello Concerto (transcription from Viola Concerto, 1983)

Concerto Grosso No. 1, for three cellos and
orchestra (200001)
Largo for cello and orchestra (2003)
Fonogrammi for ute and chamber orchestra
Flute Concerto, for ute and chamber orchestra (1992)
Capriccio, for oboe and eleven strings (1964)
Clarinet Concerto, for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (1995, transcription from Flute
Concerto, 1992)
Clarinet Concerto (1997, transcription from
Viola Concerto, 1983)
Concerto Grosso No. 2, for ve clarinets and
orchestra (2004)
Horn Concerto (2008)
Partita for harpsichord, electric guitar, bass
guitar, harp, double bass and orchestra (1971,
revised 1991)


Music for alto ute, marimba and strings


Piano Concerto, Resurrection (200102, revised 2007)

Double Concerto for violin, viola and orchestra (2012)

Trumpet Concertino (2015)

Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra (1967)
Violin Concerto No.
1987), for Isaac Stern

1 (197677, revised

Violin Concerto No.

2 Metamorphosen
(19925), for Anne-Sophie Mutter
Viola Concerto (1983, also versions for: clarinet, cello, and version for chamber orchestra)

5 Vocal/choral
Psalms of David (1958)
Strophen (1959) for soprano, speaker and ten instruments
Dimensions of Time and Silence (195961)
Stabat Mater (1962)
Cantata (1964)

Sonata for cello and orchestra (1964), for

Siegfried Palm

St. Luke Passion (1965)

Cello Concerto No. 1 (1972)

Dies Irae (1967)

Cello Concerto No. 2 (1982)

Kosmogonia (1970)

Utrenja (Morning Prayer) (196971)

String Trio (1991)

Ecloga VIII (1972)

Clarinet Quartet (1993)

Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (197073)

Violin Sonata No. 2 (1999)

Magnicat (197374)

Sextet (2000)

Te Deum (1979)

Agnus Dei, for eight cellos (transcription of the

choral work - 2007)

Agnus Dei (1981)

Polish Requiem (198084, revised and expanded
1993, expanded 2005 after Pope John Paul II's

String Quartet No. 3 (2008)

Serenata, for three cellos (2008)
Duo concertante, for violin and double bass (2010)

Song of Cherubim (1986)

Veni creator (1987)
Benedicamus Domino (1992)
Benedictus (1993)
Agnus Dei (1995, for the Requiem of Reconciliation)
De Profundis (1996)
Hymne an den heiligen Daniel (1997)

7 Instrumental
Capriccio, for solo violin (2008)
Tanz, for solo violin (2009)
La Follia, for solo violin (2013)

Hymne an den heiligen Adalbert (1997)

Cadenza, for solo viola (1984)

Credo (199798)

Sarabande, for solo viola (200001)

Benedictus (2002)
Kaddish (2009), for voices, choir, and orchestra
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (2010), for mixed
choir, brass, percussion and string orchestra
Powiao na mnie morze snw... Pieni zadumy i nostalgii (A sea of dreams did breathe on me... Songs
of reverie and nostalgia, 2010)
Dies illa (2014), for three soloists, three mixed
choirs and orchestra
Budapest '56 Requiem for narrator, soloists, chorus and orchestra (2015-16)

Tanz, for solo viola (2010)

Tempo di valse, for solo viola (2013)
Capriccio per Siegfried Palm, for solo cello
Per Slava, for solo cello (1986)
Divertimento, for solo cello (1994)
Suite, for solo cello (1994-2013)
Violoncello totale, for solo cello (2011)
Prelude, for solo clarinet (1987)

Violin Sonata No. 1 (1953)
Three Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano (1956)
Three Miniatures for violin and piano (1959)
String Quartet No. 1 (1960)
String Quartet No. 2 (1968)
Der unterbrochene Gedanke, for string quartet

Capriccio per Radovan Il sogno di un cacciatore, for solo horn (2012)

Capriccio, for solo tuba (1980)


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