Red Poppies on Monte Cassino picture of the song

Red Poppies on Monte Cassino

Music: Alfred Schütz; Lyrics: Feliks Konarski

„Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino” (Red Poppies on Monte Cassino) – Polish military song referring to the participation of the 2nd Polish Corps in the Battle of Monte Cassino (May 1944). The words were written by the Polish composer and poet Feliks Konarski to music by Alfred Schütz.

Wąwóz Somosierry ilustracja utworu

Somosierra Gorge

Music: author unknown; Lyrics: Maria Konopnicka (published under the pseudonym Jan Sawa)

“Wąwóz Somosierry” (Somosierra Gorge) – a Polish military song from 1905 to music by an unknown author with words by the Polish poet Maria Konopnicka. The author lived in a part of Poland occupied by the Russian Empire, so she had to publish this poem under the pseudonym „Jan Sawa”.

The Oath Polish Independence Songbook

The Oath

Music: Feliks Nowowiejski; Lyrics: Maria Konopnicka

“Rota” (The Oath)- a Polish patriotic song from 1908, inspired by the resistance against anti-Polish repression in the Polish lands occupied by Prussia. The text was written by Polish poet and writer Maria Konopnicka, and the music by composer Feliks Nowowiejski. The first public performance took place on 15 July 1910 in Kraków.