TOMASZ GOLKA

COMPOSITIONS

True Green for piano & any other instrument (2018)

Commissioned by the 2018 Boulder International Chamber Music Competition.
Here are links to performances by the top three prize winners:
1st Prize -
Iwo Jedynecki, accordion •
Aleksander Krzyzanowski, piano
2nd Prize (tie) -
YuEun Kim, violin •
Sung Chang, piano
2nd Prize (tie) -
Matthew Cohen, viola •
Zhenni Li, piano

Garryowen Variations for orchestra (2018)

Commissioned by Michael Goldware for the 2018 Concert for Heroes at Riverside National Cemetery.
Here is a link to a MIDI performance:
<-- This is the great actor Errol Flynn. He starred in many of the greatest films from the 1930s and 40s, including "They Died with Their Boots On," where the song Garryowen can be heard.
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Felix in Hollywood (a symphonic score to accompany the 1923 cartoon) for orchestra (2018)

Commissioned by Riverside Philharmonic for a concert of cartoons from the Silent Era with original live orchestral scores.
Here is a link to the cartoon with a MIDI performance of the score:

Variations on "The Battle Cry of Freedom" for orchestra (2017)

Commissioned by Michael Goldware for the 2017 Concert for Heroes at Riverside National Cemetery.
Here is a link to a MIDI performance:

Ukrainian Christmas Overture for orchestra (2016)

First performed by Riverside Philharmonic in 2016.
Here is a link to a MIDI performance:

Festivus, Festivus for voice & piano OR voice & orchestra (2015)

The piano version was first recorded in 2015 by Lindsey Scott & Maksim Velichkin.
Here is a link to that video recording:

The Transit of Venus for violin & orchestra (2013)

Commissioned by the El Paso Symphony.
Here is a link to a live performance:

J.S.Bach Passacaglia & Fugue in c minor, BWV 582 

 orchestrated by Tomasz Golka (2012)

First performed by Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
Here is a link to a live performance with California Symphony • Tomasz Golka conducting:
<-- Notice this wonderful painting, which appears on the cover of the printed score. It was painted by my friend John Slaby.

Valhalla Fanfare for brass & timpani (2010)

First performed by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
Here is a link to that first live performance:
<-- This is a photograph of me at Rachmaninoff's grave in Valhalla, NY. This fanfare is based on the opening three notes of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.

Celsius 233 for orchestra (2010)

First performed by the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
Here is a link to that first live performance:
<-- Notice this wonderful drawing, which appears on the cover of the printed score. It was drawn by my friend Roman Rabinovich.

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