Sound Files and Videos

At the recording studio (2002).

Live Recordings

Studio Recordings



Live Recordings

Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino

Allegro vivace

Tristemente e cantabile

Deciso

with the New Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirk Muspratt, Music Director (Glen Ellyn, Illinois: September 2005)

Concert in Ames, Iowa

Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino

with the Ames Iowa High School Orchestra, Mary Kay Polashek, Music Director (November18, 2005)

Pietro Frosini Olive Blossoms

with accordionist Emil Polashek in a duet arrangement by F. Henri Klickman (November 18, 2005)

Astor Piazzolla: Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra

Allegro marcato

Moderato

Melancolico Final and Pesante

with the Loudoun County Symphony, Mark Allen McCoy, Music Director (Leesburg, Virginia: October 2005)

Astor Piazzolla: Tres Tangos

Allegro tranquillo

Moderato mistico

Allegretto molto marcato

with the Butler County Symphony, Elisabeth Heath-Charles, Music Director (Butler, Pennsylvania: February 2005)

Luciano Berio: El Mar La Mar

3rd movement

with Alia Musica Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (April 6, 2013).

 

 

 

 

Doktorski’s Blue Belle for solo piano

Private performance

at Henry’s home at Holly Hill Drive, Oakdale, Pennsylvania (November 2012).









Studio Recordings

Suite on Four Polish Carols

1. Allegro: Przybiezeli do Betlejem

2. Adagio: Lulajze Jezuniu

3. Allegretto: Dsiasiaj w Betlejem

4. Allegro: Gdy Sie Chrystus Rodzi

Henry’s ten-minute suite—scored for free-bass accordion, violins, violas, celli and double basses—consists of four movements. Henry has performed his suite with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra and the Ames Iowa High School Orchestra. Suite on Four Polish Carols was recorded by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and can often be heard on classical radio stations especially during the Christmas season.

Music for pipe organ

Henry’s own original composition: Fantasy on Marty Haugen’s “Gather Us In”


Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man


Henry plays the 3-manual and pedal Robert Knight hybrid organ (32 pipe stops, 25 Allen digital stops) at Saint Martha Catholic Church (Murrieta, California)

Music for pipe organ

J. S. Bach: In dulci jubilo (BWV 751

Jean-Joseph Mouret: Rondeau

Improvisation on “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”

Improvisation on “Easter Hymn”

Henry plays the 25-rank 2-manual and pedal Schlicker organ at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rochester, Pennsylvania)

Short Baroque organ works

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G

Mouret: Rondeau

Henry plays the 4-rank 2-manual and pedal Wicks organ at St. Patrick Church (North Fayette Township, Pennsylvania: March 2004)

Misc. works for harp and oboe, piano, accordions, choir, chamber ensemble, piano/vocal.

Serenade

for oboe and harp, by Henry Doktorski.

Performed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians James Gorton (oboe) and Gretchen Van Hoesen (harp). Released on Boston Records (Pavannes, Pastorales and Serenades: 1996)

Blue Belle

for solo piano, by Henry Doktorski.

The tune (a pentatonic melody on the black keys of the piano), appearing early on during the exposition (0:13), is composed of sixteen notes and travels an exciting journey through exotic soundscapes during the development section (0:57) before it finally returns to home sweet home at the recapitulation (2:46). The melody appears thirteen times in different keys and rhythmic durations (such as augmentation and diminution) and even appears once in a canon at the octave (1:43).

Bach’s Polka

Did J. S. Bach write the world’s first polka? This enchanting and lively dance from Cantata No. 78 was originally scored for two singers (a boy soprano and alto), and two stringed instruments (a violoncello and violone—the ancestors of the modern-day cello and bass fiddle). Henry has proved that this Baroque composition works just as wonderfully when played by four accordions.

Fughetta on “Happy Birthday”

for accordion trio, by Henry Doktorski.

Henry composed his Fughetta in 2003 for the festive occasion of Maestro Anthony Galla-Rini’s 99th birthday. Henry met the world-renowned accordionist, teacher, composer and author in 1990 in Kansas City, and again in 1996 in San Diego, when Anthony and his wife, Dolly, came to hear Henry perform a recital for the San Diego Accordion Club. Henry’s lively piece presents a delightful contrapuntal exposition, development, and recapitulation of the famous “Happy Birthday” theme composed by Patty and Mildred J. Hill in 1893.

Romance for Chord Buttons

for solo accordion (left-hand Stradella chord buttons only) by Henry Doktorski.

The left-hand Stradella manual of the accordion is usually relegated only to playing the bass and chord accompaniments for the right-hand melody. Yet Henry has written and recorded what we believe is THE WORLD’S FIRST COMPOSITION written only for the accordion left-hand chord buttons: sophisticated and inspiring music which will appeal to the most discriminating classical music connoisseurs.

Within Vrindaban’s Woods and Groves

Liturgical Music written for the “City of God” New Vrindaban Hare Krishna Temple (Marshall County, West Virginia) for cantor, congregation, harp, flute, piccolo, string quintet, and percussion. Orchestration by Henry Doktorski.

Why Am I Here

for SATB choir, piano and hand bells. Text by Rev. Gregory S. Clagg, music by Henry Doktorski.

Beautiful Brown Eyes

for three male voices and accordion, arrangement by Henry Doktorski.

Birthday Boogie-Woogie

for voice and piano, arrangement by Henry Doktorski.

Aluminum, Aluminum

Theme song of the Alcoa Singers—the choir for employees of Pittsburgh’s Alcoa Aluminum Company—sung to the tune: “O Tannenbaum.” Arranged for three baritone voices by Henry Doktorski.