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Mironczarnia

English pronunciation: Meeroncharnya
 

     “Mironczarnia” is a poem written by a Polish poet Miron Białoszewski, who was a rather untypical writer. I admire his poetry because a large part of his work contains very distinctive sounds and meanings. He creates a lot of wordplay and neologisms that in my opinion just sound great. I also appreciate the specific and abstract style of his poems. “Mironczarnia” is a good example of his poetry (also one of his most known poems). It’s somewhat abstract with a lot of neologisms, describing the author’s struggle when trying to write a poem.
     Since the poem is hard to translate and none of the translations can bring the sounds of the original poem, I decided to prepare phonetic versions in many languages to make it easy to sing for everyone, so that it always sounds like the original poem - regardless of the native language of the performers.
     The phonetic versions are done very well and I want to thank all my friends who helped me in writing them. Of course there are some slight differences between the pronunciation in different languages, so if you want to be extremely precise with the pronunciation click here to hear the truest sound of each syllable.
      My true dream is to hear this piece being performed all over the world with the sounds of the original words - and it's the second reason, maybe the most important, why I prepared these phonetic versions.

 

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Mironczarnia (Meeroncharnya) - English phonetic version (edited on 2013-08-30):
 
     SATB Score  SATB Remarks and performance tips  SATB Piano reduction (only for rehearsals)

Mironczarnia (Mirontscharnia) - German phonetic version (edited on 2013-08-30):
 
     SATB Score  SATB Remarks and performance tips  SATB Piano reduction (only for rehearsals)

Mironczarnia (Mierontcharnja) - Dutch phonetic version (edited on 2013-10-29):
 
     SATB Score  SATB Remarks and performance tips  SATB Piano reduction (only for rehearsals)

Mironczarnia - Polish version (edited on 2013-08-30):
 
     SATB Score  SATB Remarks and performance tips  SATB Piano reduction (only for rehearsals)
     SSAA Score  SSAA Remarks and performance tips 
     TTBB Score  TTBB Remarks and performance tips 
 

 

 

 

 

Farewell in China
 

     This one was finished during the last holidays. At first it was a part of a rock ballad that I wrote several years ago for my band, but when I became more and more interested in choral music, I found that the idea, on which my song was based, would suit choral aesthetics very well. So I rethought the whole piece once more and arranged it for choir.

 

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Farewell in China (edited on 2013-10-23):
 

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     The piece was commisioned by the Medical University of Gdansk Choir (which is one of the oldest student ensembles in Poland) to open the jubilee concert on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the artistic work of Maestro Jerzy Szarafiński. The idea of enriching the show with a work composed specially for the event came little more than a week before the date of the concert. Therefore there was not much time for writing and the additional challenge was the fact that the choir has maximum two rehearsals to prepare it (as it turned out, there was only one). The conductor responsible for preparing the show agreed to my idea that if in the entire concert (lasting almost two hours) there is not a single contemporary piece, it would be a good idea to create a modern composition based on the last name of the jubilarian. I decided to write a scetch score and tell more things directly to the conductor, because time was extremely valuable in this situation.
 

the first page of the piece                                                                              the last page of the piece

 
 
 
The recording will appear in a few days (as soon as I get it)

  

 

 

 


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about me:

     My name is Jakub Neske. Currently I live in Lodz, Poland. I study Artistic Education Faculty with the Conducting Module at the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz. This website is still unfinished, but I hope I will put my other works here soon.
     I hope you like my choral pieces and perhaps you have a possibility to perform some of them. If you want to commission a piece or have any questions, please write: jakubneske@gmail.com


Thank you for your interest in my works,

Jakub Neske
 

 

 


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