Category Archives: Music

Here are my own compositions, as well as my versions of other peoples’ music.

Lucjan O. Powrocki’s Extraordinary Rendition of Schubert’s “An die Musik”


Original YT playout date: 23 August 2009
Duration: 3:19

“””Du holde Kunst! In wieviel grauen Stunden…”” wrote Schubert, the composer who gave his name to a popular sweet in powdered form, to his Muse known as Musik (sic). “”Thou gentle art, in how many grey hours in which the earths wild circle encompassed me, hast thou ignited warm love in my heart, and draw me into a better world…””

After this Poworocki draws himself into the world of fast food, making short work of one of Knorr’s products, reconstituted dried potato.”
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Lucjan O’Powrocki’s Extraordinary Rendition of “Lippen Schweigen”


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Original YT playout date: 14 August 2009
Duration: 1:37

From Frites Le Hair’s opera “The Merry Window”.
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Classical Music and Food


Original YT playout date: 6 August 2009
Duration: 15:08

Highlights from the last of Richard Berkeley’s Tasty Classic events of 2008-2009 season. If you want to attend one of these events for the creme de la creme brulee of Warsaw’s cultural elite, then let me know and I’ll try to swing you an invite…
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Huliganov sings Susan Boyle


Original YT playout date: 11 July 2009
Duration: 7:13

The bandy-wagon jump that somehow had to happen. Huliganov’s got big eyebrows too, he also sings songs and rolls his ‘r’s – why can’t Huliganov go viral too?

Please do whatever you can to help this go viral, even if it means sneezing on the computer screen.

Thanks.
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Have you seen but a white lily grow?


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Original YT playout date: 21 June 2009
Duration: 1:48

Lucjan O. Poworocki returns with a grievous rendition of this music class staple. Originally composed by Robert Johnson in 1616 for one of Ben Johnson’s plays, and possibly hummed by the Bard William Shakespeare himself on his way to work, this piece has been massacred by aficionados over the centuries, most notably of late by the former Police-man and head teacher Sting, who got his name while trying to put the songs lyrics into action and “taste the bag of the bee”. Probably.
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La Voix


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2009
Duration: 3:13

“Move over, Malena Ernman! Little eight-year old Sophie is gonna re-set the whole standard for the singing of La Voix, the Swedish entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest. I thought this was the best entry, although I have to give kudos to Alexandr Rybak who wrote and performed his own winning entry for Norway, despite actually being Belarussian.

No more “”Norvege, nul points”” this year. Rybak’s entry had an record breaking score (helped no doubt by the fact that there are now 42 voting countries, not just 18 or so like when ah were a lad). Still, I was sorry to see Sweden’s siren only about half way down the scoreboard when all 42 countries had given their verdicts.

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Another piece wot I wrote


Original YT playout date: 26 April 2009
Duration: 3:59

This one has words, but either the words aren’t very good, or I wasn’t comfortable singing and playing at the same time, or both. In any event, interested in your feedback for this theme.
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Eight Year-Old Composer


 

Original YT playout date: 21 April 2009
Duration: 5:17

Sophie likes to ad lib a bit on the keyboards – maybe she will compose something big one day.
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RL 102-19 Russian Basic Grammar #19 3/3


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Original YT playout date: 20 April 2009
Duration: 13:46

This is the third part of the nineteenth basic grammar lesson in the RL 102 course by Viktor Huliganov. Here we are looking at Genitive Prepositions other than the four covered two lessons back.

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To You, Who Soar on Eagle’s Wing – original Song for my wife


Original YT playout date: 13 April 2009
Duration: 1:29

To my wife, who is like an angel in human form, I wrote the present song (words and melody) in 2002 in Moscow.

I wasn’t able to play it very well, and I am still not very good at performing it – maybe some musicians out there can help me do a proper rendering of this composition? There are two verses here, but the whole poem was four verses long, and I cannot remember all of it. The chords given below are what they should be – the piano here is obviously not in that key, even before I chipmunked it!

1. To (C)you, who (G)soar on (a)eagle’s (e)wing

A(a)bove all (C)other (e)women,

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C)sing

My (a)heart with (G)love a-(e)brimmin'(E)

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C7)sing

My (F)heart with (G7)love a-(C)brimmin'(G)

2. The mountain lake and forest fringe

Are fair enough to view

But far beyond their beauty’s range

I hold the look of you

I cannot recall the third verse, which related to the sound and scent of her, but the fourth verse logically follows:

4. Because my senses you full fill

Good sense it seems to make

That I should love and love you still

And never you forsake.

And that’s exactly what I’ve done!
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This may be crap but at least it’s MY crap…


Original YT playout date: 10 March 2009
Duration: 4:05

… well, mine and Antonin Dvorak’s. But with the current spate of warningless Warner warbler warrings against “”their”” music appearing in films, this is about all I dare to upload these days! So, grit your teeth and, em, “”enjoy”” my variations on a theme from Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Eat this, WMG!
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Poland (original composition)


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Original YT playout date: 22 February 2009
Duration: 4:50

An original song written by me (words and music) in 2002, while not living in Poland. Since then I moved back, and so I don’t think of singing this song of missing Poland so much, as obviously I’m here. This is a call home to all the emigres with their qualifications doing work which is punching well below their strength in countries they think are richer. I’d remind you of the words of Denver, where he talks about a man who “said he’d be a poor man, if he never saw an eagle fly”.

Lyrics:

I am singing this song
For the place where I long
to be. That’s Poland

Life is wonderful there
In the sweet forest air
That’s free, in Poland.

In the valleys of Wisla and Bug,
Nature’s beauty wherever you look.
There is plenty and peace
In this new land of ease
For me, in Poland.

Here are the chords:

C
a
eG
C
a
d G7
a e
d G G7
d C
a
e G C
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