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List of works of Prasqual

Staged works

  • Liebeslieder (Love Songs) (2016)
    staged work for 6 performers and 1 musician
    • structure:
    • duration: ca 70'
    • description:
    • premiered: May 14th, 2016 in "Sommerblut 2016" in Cologne (DE)
    • commission of Festival Sommerblut in Cologne (DE)
    • texts of Orlando Ymir
    • download: description of Liebeslieder [DE]
  • INFOLIA (2015) INFOLIA | excerpts | PRASQUAL from 0:47
    ballet music for electronic music in the space
    • structure: music for last part of ballet INFOLIA, choreographed by Jacek Przybyłowicz
    • duration: ca 13'
    • description:
    • premiered: October 25th, 2015 by ballet ensemble of the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań (PL)
    • commission of the Grand Theatre in Poznan (PL)
  • NEVERMORE...? (2014) Nevermore...? | excerpts
    ballet music for 2 percussion-players and electronic music in the space
    • structure: music for 2nd movement of ballet NEVERMORE...?, choreographed by Robert Bondara
    • duration: ca 22'
    • description:
    • premiered: November 15th, 2014 by Polish National Ballet, Warsaw (PL)
    • commission of the National Opera in Warsaw
    • download: program [PL|EN]
  • 5 Gesänge aus dem Käfig/5 Songs from the Cage (2014) 5 Gesänge aus dem Käfig
    for mezzosoprano, baritone, recitator, orchestra in 7 groups and electronic music in the space
    • a song cycle based on texts of the Polish poet Tadeusz Różewicz.
      Prasqual in his description: 'The work consists of five Songs (Gesänge,) a Swan Song (Abgesang), two Portraits, a Ritual of Death, False Overture, and several Actions of the Soloists. It is my next work in the new musical genre which I call Architecture. (...) The heroes are not characters or ideas, but the sounds themselves. Sound as a point of starting and arrival, sound as cause and effect. A ritual musical theatre of the sounds.'
    • duration: ca 80'
    • "the work is an innovational attempt at a new genre, referring to the forgotten romantic melodrama but going beyond its borders", says World Music Days in its program
    • 5 Gesänge were premiered October 12th, 2014 in the Opera House in Wrocław (PL)
    • commission of the Wroclaw Opera for the world Music Days 2014 with support of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Institute for Music and Dance
    • texts of Tadeusz Różewicz and anonymous epitaph from a children's tomb
    • downloads: Prasqual: description of 5 Gesänge aus dem Käfig  |  structure of 5 Gesänge aus dem Käfig [EN]   [PL]
  • Architecture of Light, third part of the opera project Orlando (2013) Architecture of Light, Presentation 7. RITUAL OF ETERNITY 3. RITUAL OF LOVE buy DVD
    for soprano, trumpet-player, 23 orchestra-musicians moving in the space and electronic music
    • composer's libretto inspired by and after the texts of Ibn Arabi, Virginia Woolf, Sri Aurobindo, Henry Corbin, James Joyce, Zeynep Hatun, Wystan Hugh Auden, Orhan Pamuk, Dante Alighieri and Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi
    • a spectacle consisting of 8 Rituals, most of them (*) can be performed separately:
      *1. RITUAL OF DARKNESS for 2 tuba-players moving in the space
        2. RITUAL OF TRANSITION for 4 oboe-players
      *3. RITUAL OF LOVE for 2 dancing saxophone-players or clarinet-players
      *4. RITUAL OF BLOOD for 3 trombone-players with click-tracks
      *5. RITUAL OF LIGHT for 4 clarinet players and 4 Zaphir-Shanti-Chimes
      *6. RITUAL OF PLAY for 4 percussion players in the space
      *7. RITUAL OF ETERNITY for 4 french horn players
        8. RITUAL OF ONENESS for soprano and trumpet-player with orchestra
    • duration: ca 85'
    • “a journey into the land of mysticism and ritual”, is inspired by some common notions shared by different religions and certain concepts of quantum physics
    • premiered: November 8th & 9th, 2013 at International Fair, Poznan (PL)
      March 28th & 29th, 2014 in Kunststation St.Peter, Cologne (DE)
    • commission of the Polish Dance Theatre with support of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Institute for Music and Dance and the Kunststiftung NRW
    • downloads: Project Orlando  |  Synopsis [EN]   [DE] |  Eine kosmogonische Architektur, essay of Leopoldo Siano [DE]
    • DVD: Waldszenen, Johannes Trümpler (organ) on Stahlhuth-Orgel der Abteikirche Maria Laach, Motette MOT 13901, February 2013
  • Six Wings of Angels (2012)
    electronic music for ballet for 8 loudspeakers in the cubic space
    • structure:
    • duration: 10'
    • description:
    • premiered: April 14th, 2012 by Polish National Ballet, Warsaw (PL)
    • commission of the National Opera in Warsaw
  • Polski Blues (2011)
    several compositions for pupils and musicians
    • music theatre project for youth
    • structure: 4 pieces for ensemble and 1 piece for ensemble and orchestra
    • duration: each piece 1' to 3'
    • for pupils of the Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost and musicians of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
    • premiered: May 5th, 2011 in Bremen (DE)
    • commission of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • OPHELIA (2011) OPHELIA [3:25] OPHELIA [1:50]
    for 3 singers, instrumental ensemble en electronic music in the space
    • opera in 7 scenes with electronic ouverture, interludes and fermeture
    • duration: 60'
    • composer's libretto inspired by and after the texts of William Shakespeare, Julio Cortázar, Wystan Hugh Auden, Fernando Pessoa, E. E. Cummings, Giuseppe Ungaretti and from Thousand and One Night
    • premiered: February 26th, 2011 in the Grand Theatre in Poznan (PL)
    • commission of the Grand Theatre in Poznan supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
  • Moses muss singen (2010) Moses muss singen
    music theatre for 4 singers, 1 actor, 4 instrumental players and the Voice of God
    • music theatre for children and youth in 14 scenes
    • ca 70'
    • to the libretto of Nicole Tharau
    • Der Stotterer Moses erhält von Gott den Auftrag, das unterdrückte Volk der Israeliten aus Ägypten zu führen. Doch Moses weigert sich, denn er weiß, dass er kein guter Redner ist.
    • premiered: November 3rd, 2010 in Städtische Bühnen Münster (DE)
    • commission of the Städtische Bühnen Münster supported by the Fonds Neues Musiktheater
  • RITO [2009]
    for 2 sopranos and orchestra in 8 groups
    • structure:
    • duration: 6'
    • description:
    • premiered: April 11th, 2009 in Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (DE)
    • commissioned:
  • CARP&BREAD (2008)
    for children voices and instrumental ensemble
    • opera for children in 5 scenes
    • duration: 45'
    • to the libretto of Elena Tzavara
    • premiered:
    • commissioned:
  • ESTER (2005)
    for 5 soloists, choir and chamber orchestra
    • chamber opera in 13 scenes
    • duration: 45'
    • to the libretto of Nikolay Gol
    • premiered: February 24th, 2006 in Opera House, Wrocław (PL)
    • commissioned:

Instrumental works and non-stage vocal works

  • MASHRABIYYA. The poem of wandering light (2017)
    for oboe/English horn, French horn, 93 orchestra musicians in 6 groups in space and electronic music
    • structure:
    • duration:
    • description:
    • premiere: March 25th, 2017 in Concert Hall NOSPR, Katowice (PL)
    • commissioned: National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio
  • Dreiklangskulpturen für Museum Jerke (2016)
    electronic music in space
    • structure: Aswerus, Ester, Orlando
    • duration:
    • description:
    • premiered: April 24th, 2016 in Sankt Peter Kirche, Recklinghausen (DE)
    • commissioned: Museum Jerke, Recklinghausen (DE)
  • MUQARNYAS (2015)
    for accordion, two orchestras in 6 groups in the space and electronic music
    • structure:
    • duration: 18'
    • description:
    • premiered: April 17th, 2015 in Concert Hall NOSPR, Katowice (PL)
    • commissioned: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
  • Musique pour le Roi Primordial (2014)
    for piano
    • duration: 3'
    • premiered: October 10th, 2014 in Radomsko (PL)
  • Six Portraits (2012)
    for piano
    • structure: I. Sabine, II. De Lane, III. Haike und Torsten, IV. Philip, V. Jonah Michael, VI. Yvonne
    • duration: 12'
    • description:
    • premiered: November 20th, 2012 in Schöppingen (DE)
    • commissioned:
  • Portal (2011)
    for piano
    • duration: 2'
    • description:
    • premiered:
    • commissioned: by Klaus Oldemeyer
  • PERNYAI (2010, rev. 2016)
    for clarinet, piano and string quartet
    • structure:
    • duration: 8'
    • description:
    • premiered:
    • commission of Susaa-Festival (DK)
  • YMORH (2010) YMORH [14:50]
    22 musicians
    • structure:
    • duration: 12'
    • description:
    • premiered: April 11th, 2011 in DeutschlandFunk Cologne (DE), by European Workshop of Contemporary Music conducted by Rüdiger Bohn
    • commission of the DeutschlandFunk Cologne
  • SPECTRA (2004/rev. 2008/rev. 2012)
    for piano
    • structure:
    • duration: 7'
    • description:
    • premiered: September 2004 in the Chamber Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmony (RU), Prasqual (piano)
    • commissioned:
  • FURIA (2008)
    for violin, clarinet, percussion and piano
    • structure:
    • duration: 6'
    • description:
    • premiered: November 16th, 2008 in Concert Studio of Polish Radio (PL)
    • commissioned: Ensemble Kwartludium
  • LEBENE (2008)
    for orchestra
    • structure:
    • duration: 7'
    • description:
    • premiered: June 26th, 2008 in Glaspavillon R12 of the University of Essen-Duisburg(DE), by Essener Studentenorchester conducted by Florian Ziemen
    • commissioned: Essener Studentenorchester
  • OKKO. Lebensfragmente (2007)
    for piano 4-hands
    • structure:
    • duration: 3'
    • description: four short pieces for piano (4-hands)
    • premiered:
    • commissioned: Klaus Oldemeyer
  • TOMBEAU (2007)
    for cello and piano
    • structure:
    • duration: 7'
    • description:
    • premiered: July 28th, 2007 during Bebersee Festival, Groß Dölln (DE)
    • commissioned: Bebersee Festival
  • SALTO MORTALE (2007)
    for string orchestra and electronic sounds
    • structure:
    • duration: 13'
    • description:
    • premiered: May 2007, with AUKSO Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marek Moś, Philharmony in Wrocław (PL)
    • commissioned: Musica Electronica Nova Festival
  • L'una vuota (2005) buy CD | Waldszenen | MOT 13901 buy CD | L'una vuota |  Requiem Records
    for organ
    • structure:
    • duration: 10'
    • description:
    • premiered:
    • commissioned:
    • CD: Waldszenen, Johannes Trümpler (organ) on Stahlhuth-Orgel der Abteikirche Maria Laach, Motette MOT 13901 , February 2013
    • CD: L'una vuota, Dariusz Przybylski (organ), Requiem Records - Opus Series , May 2015
  • Concerto for viola and orchestra (2005 rev. 2008) Concerto for viola and orchestra [18:18]
    for viola and orchestra
    • structure:
    • duration: 18'
    • description:
    • premiered: February 16th, 2008 with Michał Micker (viola) and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Michał Dworzyński, Philharmony in Wrocław (PL)
    • commissioned:
  • 4 Lieder (2004)
    for soprano and piano
    • duration: 15'
    • auf Gedichte von Manfred Wolff
    • premiered: July 4th, 2004 with Kinga Łukasik (soprano) and Prasqual (piano)
    • commissioned: Master courses in performance of contemporary piano and vocal music in Bystrzyca Kłodzka (PL)
  • Lieber Felix (2004)
    for recitator and piano
    • duration: 5'
    • premiered: February 2004, Festival Musik in den Häusern der Stadt, Cologne (DE)
    • commissioned: Tonger Musikverlag
  • Mother Nature (2003)
    electronic music
    • duration: 4'30''
    • premiered: September 17th, 2004 during Warsaw Autumn Festival (PL)
  • Mother Nature, Come to Daddy (2003)
    for clarinet, double bass, percussion and tape
    • duration: 7'
    • premiered: September 2003 in Strasbourg (FR)
    • commissioned: Ensembel New Flore
  • Flash (2002)
    for 2 flutes and piano
    • duration: 11'
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  • Im Augenblick (2002)
    for clarinet and viola
    • duration: 3'30"
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  • Recordare (2002)
    for mixed 8-part choir
    • duration: 5'
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  • 3 poems (e.e.cummings) (2001)
    for soprano and piano
    • duration: 9'
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  • Lux Aeterna (2001)
    for 4 male voices
    • duration: 7'
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  • Suite (2001)
    for harp
    • duration: 11'
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  • Pranajama (2001)
    for 8 wind instruments and percussion
    • duration: 8'
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  • SATOR (2000)
    for soprano and ecological reusable materials
    • duration: 10'
    • premiered: