List of compositions by Leoš Janáček

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This list of compositions by Leoš Janáček can be sorted by their genre, catalogue number (JW), date composed, Czech title, and English title. Click on the column headings.

JW numbers are from Nigel Simeone, John Tyrrell, and Alena Němcová, Janáček's Works: A Catalogue of the Music and Writings of Leoš Janáček (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). The correct format for JW numbers is Roman numeral (for the genre) before the slash and Arabic numeral (for the work) after the slash. Arabic numerals have been used throughout here for sortability.

Genre JW Date composed Czech title English title Scoring Notes
Opera JW 1/1 1887–1888 Šárka Šárka revised 1919
Opera JW 1/3 1891 Počátek románu The Beginning of a Romance
Opera JW 1/4 1894–1903 Její pastorkyňa Jenůfa or "Her Stepdaughter" revised 1908, 1915
Opera JW 1/5 1903–1905 Osud Destiny (Fate) revised 1906–1907
Opera
JW 1/6
JW 1/7

1908–1916
1917
Výlety páně Broučkovy
  1. Výlet pana Broučka do měsíce
  2. Výlet pana Broučka do XV. století
The Excursions of Mr. Brouček
  1. Mr. Brouček’s Excursion to the Moon
  2. Mr. Brouček’s Excursion to the 15th Century
Opera JW 1/8 1919–1921 Káťa Kabanová Káťa Kabanová
Opera JW 1/9 1921–1923 Příhody lišky Bystroušky The Cunning Little Vixen
Opera JW 1/10 1923–1925 Věc Makropulos The Makropulos Affair
Opera JW 1/11 1927–1928 Z mrtvého domu From the House of the Dead
Ballet JW 1/2 1891 Rákós Rákóczy Rákós Rákóczy
Orchestral JW 6/1 1875 Zvuky ku památce Förchtgotta-Tovačovského   string orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/2 1877 Suita Suite string orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/3 1888 Idyla Idyll string orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/4 1889–1891 Valašské tance Valachian Dances orchestra Op. 2
Orchestral JW 6/5 1890 Adagio Adagio orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/6 c.1891 Suita (Serenáda) Suite (Serenade) orchestra Op. 3
Orchestral JW 6/7 1888 Moravské tance Moravian Dances orchestra 5 folk dances
Orchestral JW 6/8 1890 Hanácké tance Hanakian Dances orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/9 1893 České tance, 1. Suita Czech Dances, Suite I orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/10 1894 Žárlivost Jealousy orchestra overture to the opera Jenůfa
Orchestral JW 3/6 1898 Smuteční pochod Funeral March orchestra Epilogue from the cantata Amarus
Orchestral JW 6/11 1899 Požehnaný Požehnaný (Lachian Dance) orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/12 1899 Kozáček Kozáček (Russian Dance) orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/13 c.1899 Srbské kolo Srbské kolo (Serbian Dance) orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/14 1912 Šumařovo dítě The Fiddler's Child orchestra Ballade
Orchestral JW 6/15 1915–1918 Taras bulba Taras Bulba orchestra Rhapsody
Orchestral JW 6/16 1920 Balada Blanická Ballad of Blaník orchestra symphonic poem; original title: Blaničtí rytíři (The Knights of Blaník)
Orchestral JW 6/17 1924 Lašské tance Lachian Dances orchestra
Orchestral JW 6/18 1926 Sinfonietta (Symfonietta vojenská) Sinfonietta orchestra
Orchestral JW 9/7 1923–1928 Dunaj The Danube orchestra symphonic fragment
Orchestral JW 9/11 1928 Trunda a Lajda Trunda and Lajda orchestra incidental music for Gerhart Hauptmann's Schluck und Jau
Concertante JW 7/11 1925 Concertino Concertino piano and chamber ensemble
Concertante JW 7/12 1926 Capriccio „Vzdor“ Capriccio “Defiance” piano left-hand and chamber ensemble
Concertante JW 9/10 1926 Houslový Koncert „Putování dušičky“ The Wandering of a Little Soul, Concerto violin and orchestra also known in English as "Pilgrimage of a Little Soul"
Chamber music JW 7/1 1875 Znělka I Sonnet I 4 violins
Chamber music JW 7/2 1875 Znělka II Sonnet II 4 violins incomplete
Chamber music JW 7/3 1879 Romance Romance violin and piano
Chamber music JW 7/4 1880 Dumka Dumka violin and piano
Chamber music JW 7/5 1910 Pohádka Fairy Tale, 4 Pieces cello and piano revised 1912, 1923
Chamber music JW 7/6 1910 Presto Presto cello and piano
Chamber music JW 7/7 1914 Houslová sonáta Violin Sonata violin and piano revised 1921
Chamber music JW 7/8 1923 Smyčcový kvartet č. 1 „Z podnětu Tolstého Kreutzerovy sonáty“ String Quartet No. 1 “Inspired by Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata 2 violins, viola and cello
Chamber music JW 7/9 1924 Pochod modráčků March of the Blue Boys piccolo and piano
Chamber music JW 7/10 1924 Mládí Youth wind sextet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Chamber music JW 7/13 1928 Smyčcový kvartet č. 2 „Listy důvěrné“ String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” 2 violins, viola and cello
Organ JW 8/2 1875 Předehra Overture organ
Organ JW 8/3 1875 Varyto Lyre organ
Organ JW 8/4 1875 Chorální fantasie Choralfantasie organ
Organ JW 8/7 1884 Dvě skladby pro varhany 2 Pieces for Organ organ
Organ JW 2/11 1902? Svatý Václave Saint Wenceslas organ organ accompaniment for an old Czech hymn
Piano JW 8/6 1880 Tema con variazioni – Zdeňčiny variace Zdenka Variations in B major piano Op. 1
Piano JW 8/8 1885 Dymák Dymák piano folk dance arrangement
Piano JW 8/9 1887? Na památku In Remembrance piano
Piano JW 8/10 1888–1889 Národní tance na Moravě Folk Dances of Moravia piano 2- or 4-hands, with cimbalom or voice ad libitum 21 folk arrangements
Piano JW 8/11 1888 Srňátko Srňátko piano folk dance arrangement
Piano JW 8/12 1893 Ej, danaj! piano folk dance arrangement; combined with JW 8/18 as 3 Moravské tance (3 Moravian Dances)
Piano JW 8/13 1893 Hudba ke kroužení kužely Music for Club-swinging Exercises piano
Piano JW 8/14 1893? Řezníček Řezníček piano folk dance arrangement
Piano JW 8/15 1893? Zezulenka Zezulenka piano folk dance arrangement
Piano JW 8/16 1894 Žárlivost Jealousy piano 4-hands piano transcription of JW 6/10
Piano JW 8/17 1901–1908 Po zarostlém chodníčku On an Overgrown Path piano
Piano JW 8/18 c.1904 2 Moravské tance 2 Moravian Dances piano folk dance arrangements; combined with JW 8/12 as 3 Moravské tance (3 Moravian Dances)
Piano JW 8/19 1905 Sonáta pro klavír „I. X. 1905, Z ulice“ Piano Sonata “1 October 1905, From the Street” in E minor piano
Piano JW 8/20 1909 Narodil se Kristus Pán Christ, the Lord, Is Risen piano with voice ad libitum Czech Christmas song arrangement
Piano JW 8/21 1911 Moderato Moderato piano
Piano JW 8/22 1912 V mlhách In the Mists piano
Piano JW 8/23 1922 Moravské lidové písně Moravian Folk Songs piano with voice ad libitum 15 folk song arrangements
Piano JW 8/24 1911 Ej, duby, duby Ej, duby, duby piano with voice ad libitum folk song arrangement
Piano JW 8/25 1922-23? Budem tady stat Budem tady stat (We Will Stay Here) piano with voice ad libitum folk song arrangement
Piano JW 8/26 1923 Con moto Con moto piano
Piano JW 8/27 1924 Skladba bez názvu Untitled Piece piano
Piano JW 8/28 1925 Bratřím Mrštíkům To the Mrštík Brothers piano
Piano JW 8/29 1926? Skladba bez názvu Untitled Piece piano
Piano JW 8/30 1926? Na starém hradě hukvalském In the Old Castle at Hukvaldy piano folk dance arrangement
Piano JW 8/31 1927 Andante Andante piano
Piano JW 8/32 1928 Vzpomínka A Recollection piano
Piano JW 8/33 Skladby v památníku Kamily Stösslové Pieces in the Kamila Stösslová Album piano and harmonium 13 pieces
Choral JW 4/1 1873 Orání Ploughing male chorus
Choral JW 4/2 1873 Válečná [1] War Song [1] male chorus
Choral JW 4/3 1873 Válečná [2] War Song [2] male chorus, trumpet, 3 trombones and piano
Choral JW 4/4 1873 Nestálost lásky Inconsistency in Love male chorus
Choral JW 4/5 1873–1876 Divím se milému How Strange My Lover Is male chorus
Choral JW 4/6 1873–1876 Vínek stonulý male chorus
Choral JW 4/7 1874 Osamělá bez těchy [1] Forsaken [1] male chorus revised in 1898 as JW 4/26
Choral JW 2/1 1874 Graduale „Speciosus forma“ Graduale “Speciosus forma” chorus and organ motet
Choral JW 2/2 1875 Introitus in festo Ss. Nominis Jesu Introitus in festo Ss. Nominis Jesu chorus and organ motet
Choral JW 2/3 1875 Exaudi Deus [1] Exaudi Deus [1] chorus and organ motet
Choral JW 2/4 1875 Exaudi Deus [2] Exaudi Deus [2] chorus and organ motet
Choral JW 2/5 1875 Benedictus Benedictus chorus and organ motet
Choral JW 2/6 1875 Communio „Fidelis servus“ Communio “Fidelis servus” chorus motet
Choral JW 2/7 1875–1878 Regnum mundi Regnum mundi chorus motet
Choral JW 2/8 1875–1879 Exsurge Domine Exsurge Domine chorus motet
Choral JW 2/9 1875?–1879 Graduale in festo purificationis BVM „Suscepimus“ Graduale in festo purificationis BVM “Suscepimus” chorus motet
Choral JW 4/8 1876 Láska opravdivá True Love male chorus
Choral JW 4/9 1876 Osudu neujdeš You Will Not Escape Fate male chorus
Choral JW 4/10 1876 Zpěvná duma male chorus
Choral JW 4/11 1876? Na košatej jedli dva holubi seďá male chorus
Choral JW 4/12 1877 Slavnostní sbor (k položení základního kamene ústavu ku vzdělání učitelů) Festival Chorus 4 male voices and chorus
Choral JW 4/13 1878? Slavnostní sbor ku svěcení nové budovy c. k. slovanského ústavu ku vzdělání učitelů v Brně baritone, male chorus and piano
Choral JW 4/14 1880 Píseň v jeseni Autumn Song chorus
Choral JW 4/15 1880–1885 Na prievoze At the Ferry male chorus
Choral JW 2/10 1881 České církevní zpěvy z Lehnerova mešního kancionálu chorus and organ
Choral JW 4/16 1883 Ave Maria Ave Maria male chorus
Choral JW 4/17 1885 Čtveřice mužských sborů 4 Male Choruses male chorus
Choral JW 4/18 1885 Kačena divoká The Wild Duck chorus
Choral JW 4/19 1888 Tři sbory mužské 3 Male Choruses male chorus
Choral JW 4/20 1889? Královničky. „Staré národní tance obřadné se zpěvy“ unison chorus and piano 10 folk songs and dances
Choral JW 3/1 1890 Naše píseň [1] Our Song [1] chorus and orchestra
Choral JW 3/1 1890 Sivý sokol zaletěl chorus and orchestra
Choral JW 4/21 1890 Naše píseň [2] Our Song [2] chorus
Choral JW 3/2 1891 Komáři se ženili chorus and orchestra folk song arrangement
Choral JW 3/3 1892 Zelené sem seła chorus and orchestra folk song arrangement
Choral JW 3/4 1893 Keď zme šli na hody chorus and orchestra folk song arrangement
Choral JW 4/22 1893 Což ta naše bříza Our Birch Tree male chorus
Choral JW 4/23 1894 Už je slúnko z téj hory ven baritone, chorus and piano
Choral JW 4/24 1894? Odpočiň si male chorus funeral chorus
Choral JW 3/5 1896 Hospodine! Hear Me, O Lord! soloists, chorus, brass, harp and organ cantata
Choral JW 4/25 1897–1898 Slavnostní sbor k svěcení praporu Svatojosefské jednoty Festival Chorus male chorus
Choral JW 3/6 1897 Amarus Amarus soloists, chorus and orchestra cantata; revised 1901, 1906
Choral JW 4/26 1898 Osamělá bez těchy [2] Forsaken [2] male chorus
Choral JW 4/27 1899 Ukvalské písně Hukvaldy Songs chorus 6 folk song arrangements
Choral JW 4/28 1900,1906 Čtvero mužských sborů moravských 4 Moravian Choruses male chorus
Choral JW 4/29 1901, 1906 Otče náš Our Father tenor, chorus and piano (harmonium) or harp and organ cantata
Choral JW 2/11 1902? Svatý Václave Saint Wenceslas chorus and organ organ accompaniment for an old Czech hymn
Choral JW 2/12 1903 Constitues Constitues male chorus and organ motet
Choral JW 2/13 1903 Veni Sancte Spiritus Veni Sancte Spiritus male chorus motet
Choral JW 4/30 1903, 1904 Elegie na smrt dcery Olgy Elegy on the Death of My Daughter Olga tenor, chorus and piano cantata
Choral JW 2/14 1904 Zdrávas Maria Ave Maria tenor (or soprano), chorus, violin and organ or piano
Choral JW 4/31 1904–1906 Vínek male chorus folk song arrangement
Choral JW 4/32 1906 Lidová nokturna. Večerní zpěvy slovenského lidu z Rovného (26 Balad lidových II.) Folk Nocturne. Evening Songs of the Slovak People of Rovné (26 Folk Ballads, Part II) female vocal duo and piano 7 folk song arrangements
Choral JW 4/33 1906 Kantor Halfar Kantor Halfar male chorus
Choral JW 4/34 1906 Maryčka Magdónova [1] Maryčka Magdónova [1] male chorus
Choral JW 4/35 1907 Maryčka Magdónova [2] Maryčka Magdónova [2] male chorus
Choral JW 4/36 1909 70.000 (Sedmdesát tisíc) Seventy-thousand male chorus revised 1912
Choral JW 3/7 1911 Na Soláni čarták tenor, male chorus and orchestra cantata
Choral JW 3/8 1914 Věčné evangelium The Eternal Gospel soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra cantata
Choral JW 4/37 1912?,
1916-1917
Pět národních písní (26 Balad lidových IV.) 5 Folk Songs (26 Folk Ballads, Part IV) tenor, male chorus and piano or harmonium folk song arrangements
Choral JW 4/38 1914 Perina The Featherbed male chorus
Choral JW 4/39 1916 Vlčí stopa Wolf Tracks female chorus
Choral JW 4/40 1916 Hradčanské písničky Songs of Hradčany soprano, female chorus, flute and harp 3 choruses
Choral JW 4/41 1916 Kašpar Rucký Kašpar Rucký soprano, 4 solo female voices and female chorus
Choral JW 5/12 1917–1919 Zápisník zmizelého The Diary of One Who Disappeared tenor, alto, 3 female voices and piano song cycle; revised 1920
Choral JW 4/42 1918 Česká legie The Czech Legion male chorus
Choral JW 4/43 1922 Potulný šílenec The Wandering Madman male chorus with soprano solo
Choral JW 5/16 1924 Říkadla [1] Nursery Rhymes [1] 1 to 3 mezzo-sopranos, clarinet and piano 8 songs
Choral JW 4/44 1925–1926 Naše vlajka Our Flag male chorus and 2 solo sopranos
Choral JW 5/17 1926 Říkadla [2] Nursery Rhymes [2] chamber choir and chamber ensemble introduction and 18 songs
Choral JW 3/9 1926–1927 Glagolská mše (Mša glagolskaja) Glagolitic Mass soloists, double chorus, orchestra and organ
Choral JW 4/45 1928 Sbor při kladení základního kamene Masarykovy university v Brně Chorus Composed for the Occasion of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Masaryk University in Brno male chorus
Vocal JW 5/1 1871–1875? Když mě nechceš, což je víc? If You Don't Love Me, What Do I Care? tenor (or chorus) and piano
Vocal JW 5/2 1892–1901 Moravská lidová poesie v písních Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs voice and piano 53 folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/3 1897–1898 Jarní píseň Spring Song revised 1905
Vocal JW 5/4 1898 Ukvalská lidová poezie v písních Hukvaldy Folk Poetry in Songs voice and piano 13 folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/6 1908–1912 Pět moravských tanců 5 Moravian Dances voice and piano folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/7 1908–1912 Čtyři balady 4 Ballads voice and piano folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/8 1908–1912 Dvě balady 2 Ballads voice and piano folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/9 1909 Šest národních písní, jež zpívala Gabel Eva (26 Balad lidových I.) 6 Folk Songs (26 Folk Ballads, Part I) voice and piano
Vocal JW 5/10 1911 Podme, milá, podme! voice and piano folk song arrangement
Vocal JW 5/11 1916 Písně detvanské, zbojnické balady (26 Balad lidových III.) Detva Songs, Robber’s Ballads (26 Folk Ballads, Part III) voice and piano 8 folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/13 1918 Slezské písně (ze sbírky Heleny Salichové) voice and piano 10 folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 5/14 1920 Ukolébavka Lullaby voice and piano folk song arrangement
Vocal JW 5/15 1923 Úpravy lidových písní v článku „Starosta Smolík“ voice and unspecified instrument
Vocal JW 8/23 1922 Moravské lidové písně Moravian Folk Songs piano and voice ad libitum 15 folk song arrangements
Vocal JW 8/24 1911 Ej, duby, duby piano and voice ad libitum folk song arrangement
Vocal JW 8/25 1922-23? Budem tady stat piano and voice ad libitum folk song arrangement

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