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Andrzej Nikodemowicz,

composer, pianist and music teacher, b. 2nd January 1925 in Lwów (Lvov); d. 28 January 2017 in Lublin. In 1943-46 he studied chemistry at, among others, Lvov Polytechnic. Later he studied composition with Adam Sołtys (degree in 1950) and piano with Tadeusz Majerski (degree in 1954) at Lvov Conservatory. In 1951-73 he taught composition, music theory and piano playing at that conservatory. Since 1980 he has established permanent residence in Lublin, where he devotes himself to composition and teaching. In 1980-95 he taught theory and composition at the Institute of Artistic Education at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He also taught at the Institute of Musicology of the Catholic University in Lublin. In 1982-92 he was choirmaster in the Higher Catholic Seminary. In 1995, he was granted the title of professor.
As a pianist, he played his own as well as classical compositions until his career was brought to an end by a hand illness.
Nikodemowicz won the 3rd prize in the All-Union Competition for Composers in Moscow (1961), the Blessed Friar Albert Award for his entire oeuvre (1981), President of the City of Lublin Award (1999), Award of the Polish Composers’ Union (2000), and the Minister of Culture and the National Heritage Award (2000). In 1998 he was also granted the Minister of Culture and Art Order "For Important Contributions to Polish Culture".
 In 1989 - 2017 Nikodemowicz was president of the Lublin branch of the Polish Composers’ Union.

kompozycje

Three Preludes for violin and piano (1945)
Three Songs for soprano and piano (1945-47)
Nocturne for violin and piano (1946)
Prelude in D flat major for piano (1946)
Variations in D flat major for piano  (1946)
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1947)
Romance for violin and piano (1947)
Five Preludes for piano (1948)
Two Songs for soprano and piano (1948-51)
Three Songs for soprano and piano (1948-56)
Lullaby for violin and piano (1949)
Three Songs for baritone and piano (1949-51)
Nocturne for violin and piano (1951)
Three Preludes for piano (1951)
Piano Sonata No. 2 (1952)
Requiem for soprano, mixed choir and organ (1952-98)
Trois Poèmes for violin and piano (1955-56)
Symphony Concertante for piano and symphony orchestra (1956-57)
Five Vocalises for soprano and piano (1957)
Six Little Studies for piano (1958)
De nativitate, cantata for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra (1958)
Variations in C major for piano (1958)
Piano Sonata No. 3 (1958)
Dialogus Virginis cum Cruce I, cantata for solo soprano, men’s choir and orchestra (1959)
Expressions, 66 miniatures in 6 cycles for piano (1959-60)
Planctus Christi morientis, cantata for baritone, male choir and orchestra (1960)
Twenty Expressions [1st version] for piano and orchestra (1960)
Twenty Expressions [2nd version] for 2 pianos (1960)
Rorate, coeli, desuper, cantata for 2 mixed unaccompanied choirs (1960-61)
De Christo moriente [1st version], cantata for soprano, baritone and mixed unaccompanied choir (1963)
Musica concertante [1st version] per soprano e gran orchestra (1963)
In Paschale Domini, cantata for mixed choir and orchestra (1963)
Musica concertante [2nd version], transcription for oboe, 2 pianos and percussion (1963)
Five Dialogues for flute and bassoon * (1964)
Three Lullabies for oboe and piano * (1964)
Three Nocturnes for trumpet and piano * (1964)
Three Studies for piano * (1964)
Impression for piano (1965)
Improvvisazione per due violini e pianoforte * (1965)
From the Bitter Mourning Lenten Service: “Weeping at the Tomb of Christ the Lord” [1st version] for baritone and small orchestra * (1965)
From the Bitter Mourning Lenten Service: “Weeping at the Tomb of Christ the Lord” [3rd version] for baritone and organ (1965)
Ad Christum, small kantata for mixed choir, piano and string orchestra (1965-66)
Three Fables about the Night and the Moon for soprano and piano (1966)
Sonorità per violino solo * (1966)
Sonorità per pianoforte solo * (1966)
Musica concertante per tre for flute, viola and piano (1966-67)
Concertino on themes from „Sonatina in C major” by Muzio Clementi [1st version] for piano and 8 wind instruments (1967)
Rhythmus de Virgine, cantata for solo soprano, piano, harp, cymbals and string orchestra (1967)
Chamber Concerto for violin and instrumental ensemble * (1968)
Loreto Litany I for an unaccompanied choir of 20 tenors (1968)
Glass Mountain, pantomime for narrator and instrumental ensemble (1969)
Music for the play The Wedding (1969)
Sonorità per violoncello solo * (1971)
Sonorità quasi una sonata per violino, violoncello e pianoforte * (1971)
Dialogus Virginis cum Cruce II, chamber cantata for solo mezzo-soprano, solo baritone, 2 flutes, clarinet, cello and piano (1971)
Lamentation “Rhyme to Crucified Lord Jesus Looking at the Sculpture of His Passion” [1st version] for solo soprano, 2 clarinets, bassoon and cello * (1971)
Sonorità in three verses for piano (1972)
Eight Polish Folksongs for mixed choir and instrumental ensemble (1972,1988)
Violin Concerto  (1973)
Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon  (1973)
Symphony for large orchestra (1974-75)
Capriccio for solo violin * (1976)
The Soul’s Conversation with the Grieving Mother I, cantata for mezzo-soprano and boys’ (or women’s) choir (1976)
The Soul’s Conversation with the Grieving Mother II, cantata for mezzo-soprano, women’s choir and boys’ choir * (1976)
Omar Chajjam’s Two Rubayats [1st version] for baritone and piano (1976)
Omar Chajjam’s Two Rubayats [2nd version] for baritone and orchestra (1976)
Lamentation “Rhyme to Crucified Lord Jesus Looking at the Sculpture of His Passion” [2nd version] for solo soprano, piccolo flute, cello and 2 pianos (1978)
Music for the play "Fantazy" (1978)
Music for the play The Random One (1978)
Music for the play Serenade (1978)
Music for the play The Jubilee (1978)
Magnificat for women’s choir and orchestra (1978, 1987)
Il canto solingo for soprano and tape * (1979)
Evening Offering [1st version], cantata for mixed choir and string orchestra (1980-84)
From the Bitter Mourning Lenten Service: “Weeping at the Tomb of Christ the Lord” [2nd version] for baritone and string orchestra * (1981)
God, Hear My Calling, cantata for alto and orchestra * (1981)
Salve Regina for boys’ choir and organ (1981)
Antiphon to Holy Virgin Mary [1st version] for mixed choir and string orchestra (1982)
Ave, Maris Stella, cantata for mixed choir and string orchestra (1983)
Loreto Litany IIa for solo soprano (1983-84)
Easter Sequence, cantata for mixed choir and orchestra (1984)
Evening Offering [2nd version], cantata for mixed choir and organ (1984)
Etude-Toccata for piano (1984)
Music for the play Mazepa (1984)
Exultemus Domino (Psalm for the Opening of a Church) for mixed unaccompanied choir (1985)
Loreto Litany IIb for soprano and organ (1985)
How You Are Grieving, Mother, cantata for mixed unaccompanied choir * (1985)
Dormation for mixed unaccompanied choir * (1985)
Antiphon to Holy Virgin Mary [2nd version] for mixed choir and organ (1985)
Laudate Dominum, cantata for mezzo-soprano, baritone, mixed choir and large orchestra * (1985-87)
Four Mediations for piano * (1986)
Little Suite for orchestra (1986)
The Calvary Bugle-Call (1987)
Music for the play Four of Them (1987)
Lullaby [1st version] for soprano and piano (1988)
Abandoned Songs [1st version] 5 song for soprano and piano (1988)
David’s Psalter, 35 psalms for men’s unaccompanied choir (1989)
The Lumps of Incense I, 9 miniatures for 3-voice choir a cappella (1989)
The Lumps of Incence II, 6 miniatures for soprano solo and alto solo a cappella (1989)
Loreto Litany III for soprano, men’s choir and orchestra (1989-90)
Lamentation “Rhyme to Crucified Lord Jesus Looking at the Sculpture of His Passion” [3rd version] for solo soprano and organ (1990)
Loreto Litany IV for mixed choir and string orchestra (1990)
Triptych for soprano and organ to words by J.Kochanowski (1990)
Five Lullabies for violin and piano * (1991)
The Lumps of Incense III "Cantus humilis"  [1st version] for soprano, alto, tenor and chamber instrumental ensemble (1991)
The Lumps of Incense III "Cantus humilis"  [2nd version] for soprano, alto, tenor, choir and chamber instrumental ensemble (1991)
The Lumps of Incense III "Cantus humilis"  [3rd version] for tenor solo and chamber instrumental ensemble (1991)
Organ Variations on the theme of "Ave Maris Stella" (1991)
Canzone (Loreto Litany IIc) for soprano and chamber wind orchestra (1992)
Canzone (Loreto Litany IId) for flute and chamber wind orchestra (1992)
Four Songs to words by George Herbert for soprano, trumpet and organ (1992)
Two Toccatas for organ (1992)
Concertino on themes from “Sonatina in C major” by Muzio Clementi [2nd version] for 2 xylophones and 8 wind instruments (1993)
Lullaby [2nd version] for violin and piano (1993)
In matutinum, cantata for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra (1993)
Piano Concerto No. 1 * (1994)
Via Crucis, oratorio for Good Friday for soloists, mixed choir and chamber orchestra (1996)
Variations for Organ on the theme of the Easter song "Christ is risen" (1996)
Six Meditations [1st version] for trumpet and organ (1997)
Six Meditations [2nd version] for organ (1997)
Six Meditations [3rd version] for piano (1997)
Six Meditations [4th version] for pan-pipes and string orchestra (1997)
Mass “Mystery of the Holy Cross” for soloists, mixed choir and chamber orchestra (1998)
Hymnus pro peccatis for soprano, choir and organ (1999)
Hours on the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary [1st version] for tenor (or soprano) and small orchestra (1999)
Lullaby [3rd version] for piano (1999)
Abandoned Songs [2nd version] for piano (1999)
Five Lullabies [2nd version] for piano (1999)
Diptych, two little pieces for mixed choir (2000)
Hours on the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary [2nd version] for tenor (or soprano), flute, oboe and organ (2000)
Hours on the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary [3rd version] for soprano (or tenor) and string orchestra (2001)
Piano Concerto No. 2 (2002)
Piano Concerto No. 3 (2002)
De Christo moriente [2nd version], cantata for soprano, baritone, choir of sopranos and string orchestra (2002)
Concerto-meditazione per violoncello ed orchestra (2003)
Piano Concerto No. 4 (2003)
Piano Concerto No. 5 (2004)
Cello Concerto No. 2 (2005)
Per tromba ed archi (2005-2006)
Variations for 2 pianos (2006)
Hours on the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary [4th version] for soprano and choir a cappella (2006)
Penitential Psalm [1st version] for alto, bass-baritone and chamber orchetra (2006)
Penitential Psalm [2nd version] for alto, bass-baritone and organ (2006)
Piano Concerto No. 6 (2007)
Piano Concerto No. 7  (2007)
Small Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (2007)
Te, Matrem Dei, Laudamus, cantata for soprano solo, choir, 2 flutes, 2 horns and string quintet (2007)
Oratorio in honour of the Mother of God of the Marvellous Change for soprano solo, baritone solo, mixed choir and orchestra (2008)
Concerto in C for 2 pianos (2009)
Three Lullabies for piano (2009)
To the Holy Virgin the Generous for choir and organ (2010)
Two Lullabies for mezzo-soprano and piano (2010)
Six Songs for soprano and piano (2010)
Impression [1st version] for cello and piano (2010)
Triptych (The Lumps of Incense IV), 3 songs for mezzo-soprano and organ (2010)
Epitaph in memory of the Victims of the Smolensk Tragedy 10 IV 2010 for male choir, baritone solo and string orchestra (2011)
Triptych in veneration to the Blessed John Paul II for baritone and choir a cappella (2011)
Psalm 18 for male choir and baritone solo (2011)
Jubilate Deo for mixed choir a cappella (2011)
Capriccio for cello solo (2011)
Five Vocalises [2nd version] for soprano and orchestra (2012)
Impression [2nd version] for cello and orchestra (2012)
The Passion Diptych [1st version] for male choir a cappella (2012)
The Passion Diptych [2nd version] for mixed choir a cappella (2012)
Variations on the Theme of Haendel's "Samson"  for cello solo (2012)
Variations on the Theme of the Song "Oh, Our Lady the Gracious" for organ (2012)
Lullaby (from the cycle "Four Polish Folk Songs") for flute and piano  (2012)
Polish Dances (from the cycle "Abandoned Songs") for flute and piano (2012)
Ad Spiritum Sanctum (Hymn to the Holy Spirit) for mixed choir a cappella (2013)
Epitaph of Suffering for baritone and piano (2014)
Triptych IV, 3 psalms for 3-voice choir a cappella (2016)

literatura wybrana

Mówi Andrzej Nikodemowicz, "Ruch Muzyczny" 2006 nr 7, s.5
Dubaj Mariusz Nikodemowicz Andrzej In: Encyklopedia Muzyczna PWM (część biograficzna pod red. Elżbiety Dziębowskiej), t. „n-pa” [PWM Music Encyclopaedia, biographical part ed. by Elżbieta Dziębowska], vol. “N-Pa”, PWM, Kraków 2002