Home > Brass quintet > Polish National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series)

Polish National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series)

Composer
Oginski
Year of composition
1795
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Brass quintet
Related scores
Puerto Rican Commonwealth Anthem “La Borinqueña’’ for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Eternal Father Strong, to Save (Naval hymn) for Tuba Quartet, Bahraini National Anthem (Our Bahrain - Bahrainona) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Bonair National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Belarusian National Anthem for Brass Quintet, Afhgan National Anthem for Brass Quintet (1992-2006) Old version, Arioso (Sinfonia to Cantata Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe) for French Horn & Harpsichord, Chorale Partita with Seven Variations for Trombone Quintet (1 Alto, 3 Tenors & Bass), Echo for Brass Octet, Air from the Suite No. 3 in D for Solo F Horn & String Orchestra, Argentinian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Angolan National Anthem for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem series), Philippino National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Togolese National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World Naational Anthem Series), Djiboutanian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Irish National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Antthem Series), Egyptian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Albanian National Anthem (Himni i Flamurit - Hymn to the Flag) World National Anthem Series for Brass Quintet, Syrian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Hungarian National Anthem (Himnusz) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Austrian National Anthem (Federal Hymn Land der Berge, Land am Strome) for Wind Ensemble (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Greek & Cypriot National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Brazilian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (Hino Nacional Brasileiro) World National Anthem Series, Trinidadian & Tobagonian National Anthem for Brass Quintet, Belgian National Anthem (La Brabanconne) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Faroese National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Russian Federation National Anthem (Hymne National de Russe) for Brass Quintet (World National Anthem Series), Czardas for C Trombone & Pianoforte, Swedish National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Norwegian National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series), That’s A Plenty (Dixieland style) for Classical Brass Quintet (jazz for 5 series), Austrian National Anthem (Land der Berge, Land am Strome) for Brass Quintet ''MFAO World National Anthem Series'', Transkei National Anthem “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” “God Bless Africa” 1981-1994 for Brass Quintet and Visegrád National Anthems for Brass Quintet

An arrangement of the Polish National Anthem for Brass Quintet.

The Polish national anthem was written in July 1797 in Reggio near Bolonia by Józef Wybicki, one of the organisers of General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski’s Polish Army in Italy. The theme of the original poem was a novel idea in the era of the nation state (that is, most European nations were made up of eponymous nationalities), that the nation does not need a territory to be a nation, it only needs a group of people. This idea was a timely one, as Poland had only been partitioned out of existence only two years earlier. Several more times in subsequent Polish history would an independent Polish nation appear then disappear from the map, which could explain why the song resonates with Poles even today. The original poem also mentions several Polish war heroes of the time, as well as heroes of past Polish wars; also Napoleon is mentioned, as the commanding officer of Dąbrowski and as an example to be held up.

The source of the melody is unclear; it is usually ascribed to Michal Kleofas Oginski, but this has not been determined with certainty. It is most likely based on an anonymous fok song, due to the unusual mazurka tempo (which is often played at a faster rate than most anthems); mazurkas originated in Poland and have always been heavily associated with that nation.

Its familiar mazurka melody and its message – a call to join the fight for independence – inspired numerous 19th century patriotic songs and national hymns of the Slavonic nations under foreign rule (some of which would later become Yugoslavia, which could explain the similar melody of the former Yugoslav anthem.) The opening line of the lyrics was also borrowed by Ukraine (which, of course, speaks of the Ukraine not perishing rather than Poland.) In the early years after Poland’s revival in 1918, during the debate about the choice of the national anthem, several candidates were considered. On February 28, 1927 the choice of “Dąbrowski’s Mazurka” as the national anthem was officially announced.

For more of my original music, great arrangements and all the national anthems of the world, check out my on-line stores: http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/keith_terret

Need an anthem fast? They are ALL in my store! All my anthem arrangements are also available for Orchestra, Recorders, Saxophones, Wind, Brass and Flexible band. If you need an anthem urgently for an instrumentation not in my store, let me know via e-mail, and I will arrange it for you FOC if possible! keithterrett@gmail.com

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This score was submitted by Keith Terrett. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Keith Terrett has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.