Sheet Music: Polonaise No. 13

TitlePolonaise No. 13
Farewell to the Fatherland
Alternate titlesPożegnanie Ojczyzny
Farewell to the Homeland
Farewell to the Motherland
ComposerMichał Kleofas Ogiński (1765–1833)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeE4–F6
Time signature3/4
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time4:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-06-06
Last updated2010-06-06
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Polonaises, Romantic

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Sunday 6 June 2010

Tune of the Day: Polonaise No. 13

“Farewell to the Fatherland”

As a composer, Polish statesman Michał Kleofas Ogiński is chiefly noted for his piano works, particularly the polonaises, the melancholy, lyrical mood of which suited the taste of the times and expressed Polish patriotism. Ogiński wrote about 20, published in many editions in Poland and abroad, the best-known being the Polonaise No. 13 in A minor, titled “Pożegnanie Ojczyzny” (“Farewell to the Fatherland”). Written in 1823, this piece became extremely popular in Russia and was soon arranged for a variety of instrumental settings.