List of compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki

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The following is an incomplete list of works by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

Operas[edit]

Symphonies[edit]

Orchestral[edit]

  • Emanations (Emanacje, 1959) for two string orchestras tuned a semitone apart
  • Anaklasis (1959) for strings and percussion
  • Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (Tren Ofiarom Hiroszimy, 1960) for 52 string instruments, probably Penderecki's best known piece
  • Polymorphia (1961) for 48 string instruments
  • Fluorescences (Fluorescencje, 1961–62) for orchestra
  • Canon (1962) for string orchestra
  • Three Pieces in the Old Style (1963, music for The Saragossa Manuscript)
  • De Natura Sonoris No. 1 (1966)
  • Pittsburgh Overture (1967) for wind band
  • Kosmogonia (1970)
  • De Natura Sonoris No. 2 (1971)
  • Prélude (1971) for winds, percussion and double basses
  • Actions (1971) for free jazz orchestra
  • Intermezzo (1973) for 24 strings
  • Fonogrammi (1973)
  • 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 band
  • Serenade, for string orchestra (1996–97)
  • Luzerner Fanfare (1998), for eight trumpets and percussion
  • Fanfarria Real (2003)
  • Danziger Fanfare (2008), for brass and percussion
  • Prelude for Peace (2009), for brass and percussion
  • De Natura Sonoris No. 3 (2012)

Concertante[edit]

  • Piano:
    • Piano Concerto, Resurrection (2001–02, revised 2007)
  • Viola:
    • Viola Concerto (1983, also versions for: clarinet, cello, and version for chamber orchestra)
  • Cello:
    • Sonata for cello and orchestra (1964), for Siegfried Palm
    • Cello Concerto No. 1 (1972)
    • Cello Concerto No. 2 (1982)
    • Cello Concerto (transcription from Viola Concerto, 1983)
    • Concerto Grosso No. 1, for three cellos and orchestra (2000–01)
    • Largo for cello and orchestra (2003)
  • Flute:
    • Fonogrammi for flute and chamber orchestra (1961)
    • Flute Concerto, for flute and chamber orchestra (1992)
  • Oboe:
    • Capriccio, for oboe and eleven strings (1964)
  • Clarinet:
    • 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 five clarinets and orchestra (2004)
  • Horn
    • Horn Concerto (2008)

Vocal/choral[edit]

  • Psalms of David (1958)
  • Strophen (1959) for soprano, speaker and ten instruments
  • Dimensions of Time and Silence (1959–61)
  • Stabat Mater (1962)
  • Cantata (1964)
  • St. Luke Passion (1965)
  • Dies Irae (1967)
  • Kosmogonia (1970)
  • Utrenja (Morning Prayer) (1969–71)
  • Ecloga VIII (1972)
  • Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (1970–73)
  • Magnificat (1973–74)
  • Te Deum (1979)
  • Agnus Dei (1981)
  • Polish Requiem (1980–84, revised and expanded 1993, expanded 2005 after Pope John Paul II's death)
  • 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)
  • Hymne an den heiligen Adalbert (1997)
  • Credo (1997–98)
  • Benedictus (2002)
  • Kaddish (2009), for voices, choir, and orchestra
  • Powiało na mnie morze snów... Pieśni zadumy i nostalgii (A sea of dreams did breathe on me... Songs of reverie and nostalgia, 2010)

Chamber[edit]

  • 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 (1988)
  • String Trio (1991)
  • Clarinet Quartet (1993)
  • Violin Sonata No. 2 (1999)
  • Sextet (2000)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (2008)
  • Serenata, for three cellos (2008)

Instrumental[edit]

  • Violin
    • Capriccio, for solo violin (2008)
  • Viola
    • Cadenza, for solo viola (1984)
    • Sarabande, for solo viola (2000–01)
  • Cello
    • Capriccio per Siegfried Palm, for solo cello (1968)
    • Per Slava, for solo cello (1986)
    • Divertimento, for solo cello (1994)
  • Clarinet
    • Prelude, for solo clarinet (1987)
  • Tuba
    • Capriccio, for solo tuba (1980)