Choral

Orání [Ploughing]

for male chorus after the folksong text from the collection of František Sušil

  • first performance 1873 Brno
  • first edition as part of the Four Folk Male Choruses, Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1923, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/1

1873

Válečná [1] [War song (1)]

for male chorus to text by an unknown author

  • unpublished

JW IV/2

1873?

Válečná [2]: K svěcení praporu [War song [2]: For dedicating the banner]

for male chorus, trumpet, three trombones and piano to text by an unknown author

  • first performance 1873 Brno
  • unpublished 

JW IV/3

1873

Nestálost lásky [The fickleness of love]

for male chorus to folksong text 

  • first performance 1873 Brno
  • first edition as part of Drei Männerchöre nach Volksdichtungen Universal Edition, Vienna 1978 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/4 

1873

Divím se milému [I wonder at my beloved]

for male chorus to folksong text

  • first performance unknown
  • first edition in Echoes of folksongs no. 2, Melpa, Prague-Brno 1937, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/5

1873-1876

Vínek stonulý [The drowned wreath]

for male chorus to folksong text from the collection of František Sušil

  • first performance unknown
  • first edition in Echoes of folksongs no. 3, Melpa, Prague-Brno 1937, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/6 

1873-1876 

Osamělá bez těchy [1] [Alone without comfort (1)]

for male chorus to folksong text from Kollár's collection Národnié zpievanky

  • first performance 1874 Brno
  • first edition as part of Drei Männerchöre nach Volksdichtungen, Universal Edition, Vienna 1978 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva) 

JW IV/7

1874  

Láska opravdivá [True love]

for male chorus to folksong text from Kollár's collection Národnié zpievanky

  • first performance 1876 Brno
  • first edition in Echoes of folksongs no. 1, Melpa, Prague-Brno 1937, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/8

1876  

Osudu neujdeš [You cannot escape your fate]

for male chorus to a Czech translation of Serbian folksong from the collection Songs of the Serbian People

  • first performance unknown
  • first edition as part of Drei Männerchöre nach Volksdichtungen, Universal Edition, Vienna 1978 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/9

1876? 

Zpěvná dumka [Vocal elegy]

for male chorus after a text by František Ladislav Čelakovský, Breaking a promise, from the collection Echoes of Czech songs

  • first performance 1876 Brno
  • first edition Opus, Brno 1934 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/10

1876  

Na košatej jedli dva holubi seďá  [Two pigeons are perching on the bushy fir tree]

for male chorus to folksong text from the collection of František Sušil

  • first performance 1957 Praha
  • first edition Moravan, Brno 1957, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/11

1876?  

Slavnostní sbor [k položení základního kamene Ústavu ku vzdělání učitelů]

[Festive chorus for laying the foundation stone of the Teachers' Institute]

for solo male quartet, male chorus and female chorus after a text by Karel Kučera

  • first performance 1877 Brno
  • first edition Supraphon, Praha 1972 (ed. Jan Trojan,with reconstructed piano accompaniment)

JW IV/12

1877  

Slavnostní sbor ku svěcení nové budovy c. k. Slovanského ústavu ku vzdělání učitelů v Brně

[Festive chorus for the consecration of the new building of the Imperial and Royal Slavonic Teachers' Institute in Brno]

for baritone, male chorus and piano after a text by Karel Kučera?

  • first performance 1878 Brno
  • unpublished

JW IV/13 

1878 

Píseň v jeseni [Autumn song]

for mixed chorus after a poem by Jaroslav Vrchlický

  • first performance 1880 Brno
  • first edition in Mixed Choruses no. 1, Orbis, Prague 1951, critical edition Editio Janáček, Brno 2007 (score, ed. L. Faltus, J. Zahrádka)

JW IV/14

1880  

Na prievoze [On the ferry]

for male chorus after Slovak folksong text from the collection of Ján Kadavý, Slovenské spevy

  • first performance 1957 Praha
  • first edition Moravan, Brno 1957 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/15

1880?-1884 

Ave Maria

for male chorus to a fragment of a poem by George Gordon Byron, Don Juan, translated by Josef Durdík

  • first performance unknown
  • first edition in the journal Varyto, Třebíč 1870

JW IV/16

1883  

Čtveřice mužských sborů [Four male-voice choruses]

1. The warning, 2. O love, 3. Ah, the war, 4. Your lovely eyes. Texts: 1 and 3 are folksongs from the collection of František Sušil, 2 is a folksong from Vnorovy, 4 is after a text by Jaroslav Tichý

  • first performance 1886 Brno
  • first edition as Male Choruses, K. Winkler, Brno 1886, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/17

1885  

Kačena divoká [The wild duck]

for mixed chorus after folksong text from the collection of František Sušil

  • first performance 1891 Brno
  • first edition as part of the Songbook for Secondary and Civic Schools, Joža Barvič, Brno 1885, critical edition Editio Janáček, Brno 2007 (score, ed. L. Faltus, J. Zahrádka)

JW IV/18

1885  

3 sbory mužské [3 male-voice choruses]

1. Parting, 2. The dove, 3. The jealous man. Texts 1 and 2 after the poems Na rozchodu and Holubička from the collection Letorosty by Eliška Krásnohorská, 3 is a folksong text from the collection of František Sušil

  • first performance 1941 Brno
  • first edition as Three Male Choruses, Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury, hudby a umění, Prague 1959 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/19

1888 

Královničky [The little queens]

Old ritual folk dances with songs. 1. We are carrying the maypole, 2. The falcon flew away, 3. We have a lame queen, 4. Hurray, my little queen, hurray, 5. Who is the queen that the king has gained, 6. Little onion, 7. The gallant's young wife, 8. We're riding to the mill, 9. Our queen, 10. Our willows are turning green. After folksong texts from the collection of František Sušil and the Little Queens collection of František X. Bakeš

  • first performance 1889 Brno
  • first edition Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury, hudby a umění, Prague 1954

JW IV/20

1889? 

Naše píseň [2] [Our song (2)]

for mixed chorus after Svatopluk Čech's poem Song

  • first performance 1930 Brno
  • first edition in Mixed Choruses no. 3, Orbis, Prague 1951 (score)

JW IV/21 

1890

Což ta naše bříza [Our birch tree]

for male chorus after a poem by Eliška Krásnohorská from the collection From the springtime of life

  • first performance 1893 Brno
  • first edition Památník Svatopluka, Brno 1893, critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/22 

1893

Už je slunko z téj hory ven [The sun has risen above that hill]

for baritone, mixed chorus and piano after folksong text

  • first performance 1894 Brno
  • unpublished

JW IV/23 

1894

Odpočiň si "Smuteční sbor" [Take your rest "Funeral chorus"]

for male chorus after a poem by František Sušil, Song at the grave of Mr Antonín Boček

  • first performance 1894?
  • first edition Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1926 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/24 

1894

Slavnostní sbor [K svěcení praporu svatojosefské jednoty] 

[Festive chorus for dedicating the banner of St Joseph's Union]  

for male chorus after text by Vladimír Šťastný

  • first performance 1898 Brno
  • first edition Tisk pěveckého sdružení moravských učitelů, undated. (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/25 

1897

Osamělá bez těchy [2] [Alone without comfort (2)]

for male chorus after folksong text from Kollár's collection Národnié zpievanky

  • first performance unknown
  • first edition as part of Drei Männerchöre nach Volksdichtungen, Universal Edition, Vienna 1978 (score), critical edition SKV C/1 Supraphon, Prague 1983 (ed. L. Faltus, P. Oliva)

JW IV/26 

1898, rev. 1925

Ukvalské písně [Hukvaldy songs]

folksong arrangements for mixed chorus after texts and melodies of Hukvaldy folksongs, 1. Ondraš, Ondraš!, 2. You little church in Hukvaldy!, 3. On the mayor's meadows, 4. You little church in Hukvaldy, hey!, 5. God reward you, 6. Hanka, the mayor's daughter

  • first performance 1944 Hukvaldy (incomplete), 1948 Frýdek-Místek (complete)

  • first edition Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1949, critical edition, Editio Janáček, Brno 2007 (score, ed. L. Faltus, J. Zahrádka)

JW IV/27

1899 

Čtvero mužských sborů moravských [Four Moravian male-voice choruses]

1. If you only knew, 2. Mosquitoes, 3. The evening witch, 4. Parting. Texts 1 and 3 are from Ondřej Přikryl's collection Hanácký pěsničky, 2. Bartoš-Janáček: Kytice z národních písní, 4. after a text from the collection of František Sušil

  • first performance of 1 and 3 - Přerov 1905, number 2 - Vyškov 1907, number 3 - Zagreb 1907, number 4 - Brno 1908

  • first edition Mojmír Urbánek, Prague 1906

JW IV/28

1900, 1906 

Otče náš [Our father]

first version 1901 for tenor, mixed chorus and piano or harmonium

second version 1906 for tenor, mixed chorus, harp and organ

after the text Our father from Matthew's gospel

  • first performance of the first version - 1901 Brno, second version -1906 Prague

  • first version unpublished, first edition of second version Státní hudební nakladatelství, Prague 1963

JW IV/29

1901

rev. 1906 

Elegie na smrt dcery Olgy [Elegy on the death of my daughter Olga]

for tenor, mixed chorus and piano after a text by Maria Nikolayevna Veveritsa

  • first performance 1930 Brno
  • first edition Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury, hudby a umění, Prague 1958

JW IV/30

1903 

Vínek [The wreath]

for male chorus to folksong text collected by Antonín Pustka

  • first performance 1925 Brno
  • first edition in Four Folk Male Choruses, Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1923

JW IV/31 

1904-1906?

Lidová nokturna [Folk nocturnes]

Evening songs of Slovak people from Rovné (26 folk ballads, II), folksong arrangements for "folk duet" and piano, 1. A girl was mowing the meadow, 2. It will be winter, it will be frost, 3. The lord's meadow is green, 4. The carter drives through the valley, 5. Our rosy Janyčko, 6. When I go to the army, my darling!, 7. The little swallow has flown high.

to folksong text and tunes from Makov and Velké Rovné, collected by Leoš Janáček

  • first performance 1907 Brno
  • first edition Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Praha 1922

JW IV/32

1906 

Kantor Halfar [Halfar the schoolmaster]

for male chorus after the poem of the same name by Petr Bezruč from the collection Silesian Songs

  • first performance 1911 Plzeň
  • first edition Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Praha 1923

JW IV/33 

1906

Maryčka Magdónova [1]

for male chorus after the poem of the same name by Petr Bezruč from the collection Silesian Songs

  • not performed
  • unpublished

JW IV/34 

1906

Maryčka Magdónova [2]

for male chorus after the poem of the same name by Petr Bezruč from the collection Silesian Songs

  • first performance 1908 Prostějov
  • first edition Tisk pěveckého sdružení moravských učitelů, 1908, František Urbánek, Prague 1909 (score)

JW IV/35 

1907

70 tisíc [The seventy thousand]

for male chorus after the poem of the same name by Petr Bezruč from the collection Silesian Songs

  • first version 1909, second version 1912
  • first performance of 1909 version in 1910, 1912 version in 1914, Benešov u Prahy
  • 1909 version unpublished
  • first edition of 1912 version Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1923

JW IV/36 

1909

1912

Pět národních písní [Five folksongs]

folksong arrangements for tenor, male chorus and piano or harmonium, 1. The maidens went to pick berries, 2. In the wide field of Velká, 3. Guelder-rose, why don't you bloom? 4. Fiddlers were roaming, 5. And there was once a farmer. Texts and tunes: 1. folksong from Kostice collected by Josef Pilát, 2., 3. Bartoš, Janáček: Kytice z národních písní, 4. folksong from Vnorovy collected by Hynek Bím, 5. folksong from Velké Karlovice collected by Matěj Dušek

  • first performance 1934 Brno
  • first edition as part of Twenty-six Folk Ballads, Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1950

JW IV/37

1912 

Perina [The eiderdown]

for male chorus after a folksong text and tune from the collection of Josef Poláček, Slovácké pěsničky 1914?

  • first performance 1925 Brno
  • first edition in Four Folk Male Choruses, Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1923 (score)

JW IV/38 

1914?

Vlčí stopa [The wolf's trail]

for female chorus and piano after the poem of the same name by Jaroslav Vrchlický from the collection Epic Poems

  • first performance 1916 Luhačovice
  • first edition Supraphon, Prague 1968 (score), critical edition SKV E/7 Supraphon, Prague 2002 (ed. M. Štědroň jr., J. Zahrádka)

JW IV/39 

1916

Hradčanské písničky [Songs of Hradčany]  

for soprano, mixed chorus, flute and harp, 1. Golden lane, 2. The weeping fountain, 3. Belvedere

after texts from the collection Hradčany Songs by F. S. Procházka

  • first performance 1916 Prague (only no. 1), 1918 Brno (complete)

  • první vydání Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Praha 1922 (partitura), kritická edice SKV E/7 Supraphon, Praha 2002 (eds. Miloš Štědroň ml. a Jiří Zahrádka)

JW IV/40 

1916

Kašpar Rucký

for female chorus after a poem by F. S. Procházka Kašpar Rucký from the collection Hradčany Songs

  • first performance 1921 Praha
  • first edition Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1925, critical edition SKV E/7 Supraphon, Prague 2002 (ed. M. Štědroň jr., J. Zahrádka)

JW IV/41 

1916

Česká elegie [The Czech elegy]

for male chorus after an anonymous text published in Národní listy

  • first performance 1920 Kroměříž
  • first edition Tisk pěveckého sdružení moravských učitelů, 1920 (score)

JW IV/42 

1918

Potulný šílenec [The wandering madman]

for male chorus a soprano after a text of the same name by the poet Rabindranath Tagore from the collection The Gardener

  • first performance 1924 Rosice u Brna
  • first edition Hudební matice Umělecké Besedy, Prague 1925

JW IV/43 

1922

Naše vlajka [Our flag]

for male chorus and two sopranos after F. S. Procházka's poem Flag from the collection New Hradčany Songs

  • first performance 1926 Přerov
  • first edition tisk Pěveckého sdružení moravských učitelů, 1926

JW IV/44 

1925-1926

Sbor při kladení základního kamene Masarykovy univerzity Brno [Chorus for laying the foundation stone of Masaryk University in Brno]

for male chorus after a text by Antonín Trýb

  • first performance 1928 Brno
  • unpublished

JW IV/45 

1928