© Karla Hartl, 1998-2019

For a detailed (annotated) catalogue of Kapralova's oeuvre see The Kapralova Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011). For information on recordings and scores in print, visit the discography and edition pages on this website.

Abbreviations and names used in this catalogue:

Acc-accordion; ar–arpga; B-bass; Bs.Cl.-bass clarinet; B.D.-bass drum; Bn.-bassoon; Cbsn-contrabassoon; Cel.-celesta; Cl.-clarinet; Cym.-cymbals; D.B. (Cb.)-double bass (contrabass); E.H.-English horn; Glock.-glockenspiel; Hn.-French horn; Fl./fl.-flute; Ob./ob.-oboe; Perc.-percussion; pf, pno.-piano; Picc.-piccolo; S.D.-snare drum; T-T-tam-tam; Tamb.-tambourine; Tba.-tuba; Timp.-timpani; Tpt.-Trumpet; Tbn.-trombone; Trg., trgl.-triangle; VC./vc.-violoncello; Vla/vla-viola; Vn./vn.-violin, Xyl.-xylophone.

music sample-sample mp3; Agraf- autograph; Agraf-E-digital scan of the autograph; Agraf-F-facsimile of the autograph; Agraf Nt-notes in the composer's handwriting; arr.-arrangement by; AV-audio-video recording; CD-compact disc; Dur-duration; E-digital trancript; E-F-photocopy of the digital transcript; E-transp.-E transposed for required instruments; Ed-edition in print; Frg-fragment; G-LP recording; MG-sound recording; MP3-digital recording; Ms-copyist copy Ms-E-digital scan of the manuscript; Ms-F-facsimile of the manuscript; op-opus; sch-sketch, rough draft;

AB-Alexandra Boucher (Sasenka Pucova); ADM-Antonin Dvorak Museum (Prague, Czech Republic); Amos Editio-sheet music publisher (Prague, CR); Albany Records-independent U.S.label; ArcoDiva-independent Czech label (Prague, CR); BBC-BBC Radio 3; BC-Brno Conservatory; BM-Bohuslav Martinu; BMI-Bohuslav Martinu Institute (Prague, CR); Brno Radiojournal-until 1938 the name of CRO-Bo; CBC-CBC 2; Centaur Records-independent U.S. label; Certosa Verlag-German sheet music publisher based in Klein-Winternheim; CHF-Czech Music Fund (1953-present); cond.-conductor; CR-Czech Republic; CRo-Czech Radio: a national broadcaster, sheet music publisher and a label (Radioservis); CRo-Bo-Czech Radio (Brno); CRo-O-Czech Radio (Ostrava); CRo-P-Czech Radio (Prague); Cs-Bm-Moravian Museum of Brno; CTV-Bo-Czech Television (Brno); CTV-P-Czech Television (Prague); Editio Praga-sheet music publisher based in Prague (in operation from 1993-2000); Editio Supraphon-sheet music publisher based in Prague (ended operation in 1993); Egge-Verlag-a German sheet music publisher based in Coblenz am Rhein; Eva-Eva: A Journal of Modern Woman, published by Melantrich during 1928-1943; H, HM, HMUB or Edition HM-Hudebni Matice Umelecke Besedy (Czech sheet music publisher in Prague, 1871-1949); Grand Piano-an imprint of Naxos; HAMU-Prague Academy of Music; HIS-Hudebni informacni stredisko (Czech Music Information Centre); JAMU-Janacek Academy of Performing Arts; JMA-Japan Martinu Association; JS - Jolana Sopovova (in: Jiri Mucha, 2011); KE-Kapralova' estate (Brno); Koch Records-Koch International Classics (New York); KS-Kapralova Society; LN-Lidove noviny (Czech daily); Melantrich, Edition Melantrich-Prague Publishing House (1898-1999); ME-Mucha's estate (Prague); Melpa-Melantrich-Pazdirek (1936-1949); Muses Trio-Australian ensemble; MZK-Moravian Regional Library (Brno); NMCMH-National Museum Czech Museum of Music; Northeastern Records-discontinued label from Boston, MA; OSE-Otakar Sourek Estate; Pazdirek, Edition Pazdirek-sheet music publisher in Brno (1919-1949); PBM-Pamatnik Bohuslava Martinu/Bohuslav Martinu Memorial (now Bohuslav Martinu Center) in Policka; Pritomnost (Presence)-society for contemporary music in Prague (1924-1951; revived in 1991); Program D40-Journal for Contemporary Theatre. Eds. Vladimir Holan, E.F.Burian (1939-1940); Radioservis-label of Czech Radio; RF-dm-Radio France Documentation Musicale; Rytmus-music journal published by Pritomnost (1935-1948); SKCR-National Library in Prague; Sokol-Sokol Brno 1 Archive; SPM-Self-Print Music, sheet music publisher (Brno, CR); Stylton-originally a label of CRO-O, now independent; Studio Matous-Czech independent label; Supraphon-the largest Czech label (formerly a state company, now private); Svoboda, Nakladatelstvi Svoboda-Prague Publishing House (1945-1998); Tempo-music journal published by HMUB (1921-1948); TGM-The Masaryk Library collection, currently housed by National Library; Tomas Visek-Tomas Visek Recordings; UKB-University Library in Brno; Ultraphon-originally of Dutch prevenience, this historical label operated in Czechoslovakia between 1932-1945; Umelecka Beseda-founded in 1863 in Prague, abolished in 1972 by the Communist state (and revived in 1990), this arts society promoted Czech music, and literary and visual arts; UMSM-University of Michigan School of Music; UMTV-University of Michigan Television; USO-University Symphony Orchestra (University of Michigan); Vlastimila-Vlastimila Women's Choir (Prostejov, CR); WTAMU-West Texas A&M University; ZUS Po-Music School of Policka.

Works' Details and History

Works are ordered chronologically and by opus numbers (with opus numbering given preference when colliding with chronology)

From my earliest compositions | Z mojich nejranejsich skladeb. Piano. 1924-1925, 1927. Parts: 1. V risi baji (In the realm of fables, from 1924). 2. Valka (War, from 1924). 3. V myslenkach (Lost in thoughts, from 1924); 4. Pristav (Harbour, from 1925). Touha (Longing, from 1925); 6. Po bitve belohorske (After the battle on White Mountain, from 1925). 7. Na dalekou cestu (Before the long journey, from 1925). 8. Valse triste (1927). (1-4) childhood pieces Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.731], TGM. Ed: (7) Pazdirek (1925-6); (1-8) Amos Editio (2003). A first known performance by Ludmila Novotna at a concert organized by the Czechoslovak Women's Union in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 1.6.1950. Kapralova's comments concerning her childhood compositions (in Czech).

To mother | Maticce. For three children voices. 1928. Text: Jan Neruda (Kniha versu, 1867). childhood pieces Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.729], KE (sch). Ms: Vlastimila. Ms-E: KS. Ed: KS (2015). Premiered during WWII by Vaclav Kapral and a choir of women prisoners in the internment camp Svatoborice, CR. Download the score, courtesy of the Kapralova Society.

Piano miniature | Klavirni miniatura. Piano. 1929. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A31.687]; MS (sch): KE. Ed: KS (2015). AV: youtube (2018). Premiered as a theme to Six Variations on a Theme by Vita Kapralova, composed and performed by Erik Entwistle at the Woodlands Grand Cypress Room, Shell Point, Florida on 7. 3. 2019.

First school works | Prvni prace ze skoly. Piano. 1930-1931. 10 piano sketches and miniatures composed Nov. 1930-Feb. 1931 (includes an earlier version of Andante, No. 3 from opus 1). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.732].

Songs | Pisne. Voice and piano. 1931. An incomplete cycle of originally three songs, possibly to Kapralova's own texts. 1. Potkali se vcera lide dva (Two people met yesterday). 2.(?) 3. Az jednoho dne se budes ptat (When you ask me one day). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.756]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). MG: BBC. First concert performance (1) by Shenika John Jordan (soprano) and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, United States, on 20.9.2015, and (3) by Christabel Nunoo (soprano) and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, United States, on 20.9.2015. Recorded for the BBC Radio 3 (the Composer of the Week program) by Olena Tokar (soprano) and Igor Gryshyn (pno.) and premiere broadcast on 12.10.2015.

Suite | Suita. Piano. 1931. Parts: 1. Maestoso (1931). 2. Cantabile moderato (1931). 3. Andante (1931). 4. Tempo di menuetto (1931). Agraf: (3) Cs-Bm [A29.732 (1930 version)], (1-4) [A29.733]; Agraf-F (1-4): NMCMH. Ms: KE. CD: see Five Piano Compositions. Premiered by Milada(?) Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932 (together with op. 2 under the title Five Piano Compositions).

Suite en miniature, op. 1. Chamber orchestra. 1935. Orchestrated Suite for piano. Parts: 1. Praeludium, 2. Pastorale, 3. Ukolebavka (Lullaby), 4. Menuetto. Dur: 10'30". Scoring: Praeludium: strings. Pastorale: fl(2), ob, cor.ingl., cl(2), fg(2), F-cor(2). Ukolebavka (Lullaby]: fl, ob, B-cl, fg, F-cor and strings. Menuetto: fl, ob, B-cl, F-cor, C-tr, timp., trgl, ptti, ar, strings. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.720]. Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. Ed: CRo (2018). MP3: CRo (2018). Premiered in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radiojournal Ensemble with Theodor Schaefer (conductor) on 7.2.1936.

Funeral march | Smutecni pochod, op. 2. Piano. 1932. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.733]. Ms: KE; Cs-Bm (arr.orch. Thierjung-Tynsky, 14.1.1946) [A29.719]. CD: Czech Radio (2012). Premiered by Milada(?) Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932 (together with suite for piano under the title Five Piano Compositions). The orchestral version of the march was premiered by Richard Thierjung and Helfertovo symfonicke sdruzeni in Brno on 11.2.1946.

Five piano compositions | Pet klavirnich skladeb. Piano. 1931-1932. Dur: 12'. youtube Parts: 1. Maestoso (1931). 2. Cantabile-moderato (1931). 3. Andante con moto (1931). 4. Tempo di menuetto (1931). 5. Tempo di marcia funebre (1932). Agraf: (3) Cs-Bm [A29.732], (1-5) [A29.733]; Agraf-F (1-4): NMCMH. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2011). CD (1-5): Koch Records (2008), Grand Piano (2017). Premiered by Milada Blahova at the Brno Conservatory on 18.4.1932.

Two compositions for violin and piano, op. 3. | Dve skladby pro housle a klavir, op. 3. Violin and piano. 1932. (1) Legend. Originally entitled Nalada (Mood). Dur: 6'50". Legend Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.742]. Ms: KE, JAMU. Ed: Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. CC: JMA. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016); CRo (2018). | (2) Burlesque. Dur: 4'10". Burlesque Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.743]. Ed: Pazdirek (1933), Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P, KS, UMSM. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016); CRo (2018). Both Legend and Burlesque were given their first performance by Jan Lorenc (violin) and Frantisek Jilek (pno.) at Novy Domov in Brno on 9.5.1933.

Two songs | Dve pisne, op. 4. Voice and piano. 1932. Dur: 5'. Suitable for soprano/tenor or lyric mezzo. Text: R. Bojko (Proste kvety, 1924). Parts: Morning 1. Jitro (Morning); 2. Osirely (Orphaned). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.756, A41.512]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). MG: BBC. CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Milada Musilova (voice) and Frantisek Vrana (pno.) at Novy domov in Brno on 5.12.1933.

Sparks from ashes | Jiskry z popele, op. 5. Voice and piano. 1932. Cycle of four songs. Dur: 11'29". Suitable for soprano/tenor, or lyric mezzo. Text: Bohdan Jelinek (Spisy Bohdana Jelinka, 1880). Parts: 1. Ty stare pisne v dusi zni mi (Those old melodies echo in my soul), Dur: 2'48". 2. Jak na hedvabny mech jsem hlavu kladl na bila nadra tva (Like on silk moss I laid my head on your white bosom), Dur: 2'30". 3. O, zustan jeste moje divko draha (Oh, stay yet, my dear girl), Dur: 2'57". 4. A tahnou myslenky teskne (Melancholy thoughts), Dur: 3'54. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.748 dated 1932, compare A40.596 dated 1933]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Freda Herseth (mezzo-soprano) and Timothy Cheek (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 24.1.2002.

January | Leden. Voice and quintet. 1933. Dur: 4'25". January Scoring: soprano/tenor, fl., 2 vn., vc., pno. Suitable for soprano/tenor or lyric mezzo (the range is an octave and a sixth: B below middle C to G-sharp, with most of it in the middle register). Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Zpatecni listek, 1933). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.727]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Caroline Helton (soprano), Amy Porter (flute), Stephen Shipps and Andrew Jennings (violin), Anthony Elliott (violoncello), and Timothy Cheek (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan School of Music on 19.1.2003. See this analysis of the song (in English).

Sonata appassionata, op. 6. Piano. 1933. Dur: 17'. image Parts: 1. Maestoso. 2.Theme and Variations (Theme: Andante cantabile. Variations: 1.Piu mosso, 2.Scherzando, 3.Con moto, 4.Vivace, 5.Largo. 6.Vivo). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.736]; Agraf [Frg]: KE. Ms-F: UKB. Ed: Amos Editio (2006). CD: Koch Records (2008), Stylton Records (2010), Radioservis (2011), Grand Piano (2017). MP3: Wave Theory Records (2018). Premiered by Frantisek Jilek at a concert of the Brno Conservatory in Besedni dum in Brno on 1.6.1934.

Piano concerto in D Minor | Koncert pro klavir a orchestr d moll, op. 7. 1934-1935. Dur: 20'32. January Scoring: Pno, Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 3 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Timp., Trg., T-T, Cymb., Harp, Strings. Parts: 1. Allegro entusiastico. 2. Largo. 3. Allegro. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.716a]. Ms (score): Cs-Bm [A29.716b,d], BC (Allegro entusiastico); Ms (pno. part): Cs-Bm [A40.598] and JAMU (complete); BC (Allegro entusiastico). ED: CRo (2014). MG: CRO-P (2010). CD: Radioservis (2011, 2015). First movement was premiered by the Brno Conservatory Orchestra with Ludvik Kundera (pno.) and Vitezslava Kapralova (conductor) at the 3rd graduation concert of the Brno Conservatory at Stadion Hall in Brno on 17.6.1935 at 19:30. The complete work was given its first performance in Brno Radiojournal by the Brno Radio Orchestra, with Ludvik Kundera (pno.) and Kapralova as conductor, on 15.10.1936. For information about the work see this journal.

Two bouquets of flowers | Dve kyticky. Piano. 1935. Dur: 3'. Two miniatures for piano. Parts: 1. Kyticka fialek (Small bouquet of violets). 2. Kyticka svatych listu (Small bouquet of fallen leaves), also Podzimni listi (Autumn leaves). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.734]. Ed: Certosa Verlag (2011). CD: Grand Piano (2017). Premiered by Nicholas Susi at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 24.9.2015.

String quartet | Smyccovy kvartet, op. 8. 1935-1936. String quartet. Dur: 22'21" (uncut version). Parts: 1. Con brio (1935). 2. Lento (1936). 3. Allegro con variazioni (1936). Agraf (score): Cs-Bm [A29.728]. Agraf-F (score): JAMU. Ms (parts): KE, CHF, JAMU. Ed: CRo (2009). MG: CRO-Bo, CRO-P; CD (cut versions): Studio Matous (1998), ArcoDiva (2006); CD (autograph version): Radioservis (2012). MP3, FLAC: CRo (2014). Premiered by Moravian Quartet in Brno on 5.10.1936. See these important notes for performers.

Grotesque passacaglia | Groteskni passacaglia. Piano. 1935. Dur: 2'25". music sample Agraf: presumed lost. Ed: Tempo XV/6 (1935), Amos Editio (2010). CD: Tomas Visek (2001), Stylton (2010), Grand Piano (2017). First performance unknown.

Three piano pieces | Tri klavirni kusy, op. 9. Piano. 1935. Dur: 8'32". Parts: 1. Praeludium. Dur: 4'03". 2. Raci kanon (Crab canon). Dur: 1'25". 3. Scherzo Passacaglia. Dur: 3'05". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.737]. Agraf-F: NMCMH. Ed: Amos Editio (2010). CD (1,2): Stylton (2010), Grand Piano (2017); (complete): Czech Radio (2011). Premiered by Karel Solc at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Umelecka Beseda Hall in Prague on 23.10.1936. For more information, see these notes.

Apple from the lap | Jablko s klina, op. 10. Voice and piano. 1934-1936. Cycle of four songs. Dur: 8'43". Suitable for medium voice (range: middle C to high G). Text: Jaroslav Seifert (Jablko s klina, 1933). Parts: 1. Pisen na vrbovou pistalku (Song on a willow fife, from 1934). Lullaby 2. Ukolebavka (Lullaby, from 1936). 3. Bezvetri (Calm, from 1936). 4. Jarni pout (Spring fair, from 1936). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.747]. Ed: (2) Eva 1936/4; (1-4) HMUB (1938), Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered by Masa Fleischerova (voice) and Ludvik Kundera (pno.) at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 17.12.1936. Read this analysis of the cycle (in English) and these directions for performers (in Czech).

Spring on the meadows | Jaro na polonine. Piano. 1936. Miniature for piano. Agraf: unknown.

Little song | Pisnicka. Piano. 1936. Dur: 1'30". image Ms: Cs-Bm [A32.046]. Ed: Melpa (1936), Kapralova Society (2011). MG: CRO-Bo, BBC. CD: Koch Records (2008), Grand Piano (2017). First performance unknown. Download the score courtesy of the Kapralova Society.

Sad evening | Smutny vecer. Voice and orchestra. 1936(?). Dur: 3'23". mp3 Possibly a part of a collection of orchestral songs. Scoring: soprano/tenor, 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., Cel., Cym., Strings. Text: Kapralova? Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.725]. E: USO (orch. completed Timothy Cheek). Ed (piano version): Amos Editio (2011); (orchestral version): CRo (2016). CD: Ema Katrovas (2017). MG (piano version): BBC. MP3 (piano version): The Art Song Project (2013). The voice and piano version was premiered by Kimberly Haynes (soprano) and Timothy Cheek (pno.) at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, United States, on 19.11.2011. It was first recorded by Helene Lindqvist and Philipp Vogler and released as part of their Art Song Project. The original orchestral version was premiered by Nicholas Phan (tenor) and the University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Kiesler at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, United States, on 25.9.2015.

Military sinfonietta | Vojenska symfonieta, op. 11. Symphony orchestra. 1936-1937. Dur: 14'35". music sample Scoring: Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., E.H., E-flat Cl., 2 B-flat Cl., Bs. Cl., 2 Bn., Cbsn., 6 Hn., 3 B-flat Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Timp., Glock., Xyl., tubular bells, Cel., S.D., B.D., Tamb., T-T, Cym., Trg., Pno., Harp, Strings. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.722]; Agraf (piano reduction, 1936): RF-dm [Aa1049]; Agraf-F (1936): PBM. Ed: Melantrich (November 1938), CHF (1958), CRo (2005). G: Supraphon (1959); CD: Studio Matous (1998), Radioservis (2015). MP3, FLAC: CRo (2014), Supraphon (digital reissue of G) (2015). Premiered by the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of the composer, at a concert organized by the National Women's Council in Lucerna Hall, Prague, on 26.11.1937.

Forever | Navzdy, op. 12. Voice and piano. 1936-1937. Cycle of three songs. Dur: 7'36". Suitable for high voice (range: middle C to high A). Text (1,2): Jan Carek (Hvezdy na nebi, 1934) and (3) Jaroslav Seifert (Jablko s klina, 1933). Parts: image 1. Navzdy (Forever), Dur: 2'30". (Two versions: (1) voice and piano (1936-37); (2) voiceband and orchestra (1939?). Scoring: Fl., Ob., B-flat Cl., Hn., Trg., S.D., harp, Vn., Vc.) 2. Cim je muj zal (What is my sorrow), Dur: 3'. 3. Ruce (Hands); also as: Pisen jednoho vecera (Song of one evening), Dur: 2'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.724]; Pisen jednoho vecera (identical with Ruce) [55.014]; voiceband version [40.597]. Ed: HM (1949); Amos Editio (2005). MG: BBC. CD: Supraphon (2003, with soprano); Centaur Records (2008, with tenor); Gramola (2018, with soprano). First known concert performance of the cycle was given by Jarmila Vavrdova (soprano) and Frantisek Vrana (pno.) at the Umelecka Beseda in Prague on 9.11.1937; premiere broadcast: Prague, 3.10.1937.

Ostinato fox. Piano. 1937. Dur: 2'. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.735, A39.868]. Ed: SPM (2007). CD: Grand Piano (2017). First known performance by Virginia Eskin at the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA on 25.1.2009.

Three small piano pieces for children | Tri klavirni skladbicky pro deti. Piano. 1937. Three piano miniatures. Parts: 1. Jarni popevek (Spring tune). 2. Prvni bol (First sorrow). 3. Ukolebavka (Lullaby). Agraf: presumed lost. (1) and (2) premiered on 31.5.1937 in Prague by a pupil of Prof. R. Sichova.

April preludes | Dubnova preludia, op. 13. Piano. 1937. Four piano preludes. Dur: 9'30". april preludes Parts: 1. Allegro ma non troppo. 2. Andante. 3. Andante semplice. 4. Vivo. Agraf: presumed lost. Ed(complete): HMUB (1938); (1) HM (1947), (3) Editio Praga (1999). Arr.(1–4) Josef Ceremuga for piano trio (CHF, 1976); arr. (3–4) Stephane Egeling for reed trio (2011), Ed: Egge-Verlag (2011), see Trio for woodwind instruments in this catalogue. G (1,3): Ultraphon (1947?); (1-4) Supraphon (1975). CD: Northeastern Records (1992), Studio Matous (1998), Koch Records (2008), Stylton (2010), DB Productions (2016), Grand Piano (2017). MP3, FLAC: Supraphon (digital reissue of G 1975) (2014); MP3: Kapralova Society (2016), CRo (2018), Wave Theory Records (2018). Premiered by Dana Setkova at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 5.10.1937.

Waving farewell | Sbohem a satecek, op. 14. (1) Voice and piano. 1937. (2) voice and orchestra. 1938. Scoring: soprano/tenor, 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., Bs. Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., Timp., Perc., Pno., Strings. Dur. 6'. Suitable for higher voice (range: B to high A, with optional high A-sharp, ff). Text: Vitezslav Nezval (Sbohem a satecek, 1934). Agraf (1, 2): Cs-Bm [A29.749 a-d], Agraf(Frg): PBM. Ms (score and parts): CRo-Bo. Ed: HMUB (1947), Amos Editio (2005). CD (1): Stylton (1996), Supraphon (2003); (2) G: Supraphon (1975, digital reissue 2014); CD: Studio Matous (1998). (1) Premiered by Jarmila Vavrdova (soprano) and the author (pno.) at the Victoria College in Prague on 19.6.1937; (2) Premiered by Marie Reznickova and Zemske Theatre Orchestra with Rafael Kubelik (conductor) in Brno on 31.10.1940.

Carol | Koleda. Voice and piano. 1937. Text: Slovakian carol "V trni vrabce cvirikaju". Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.753]. Ed: LN, Christmas 1938; Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). First concert performance: Irene Maessen (soprano) and Marja Bon (pno.) at the Jagthuis Festival, Nederhost den Berg, The Netherlands, on 26.5.2006.

Christmas wishes | Vanocni prani. Piano. 1937. Six miniatures for piano, composed for friends as Christmas gifts. Agraf: unknown.

Ilena, op. 15. Cantata for soli, chorus, reciter, and orchestra. 1937-1938. Dur: 25'. Scoring: S solo, T solo, B solo, SATB, reciter, Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Trg., Timp., Tamb., Cym., Pno., Harp, Strings. Text: L'udmila Podjavorinska (Balady, 1931). Four-part orchestral ballad-cantata: Part 1. (theme 1932, score 1937); Part 2. Choruses (1937-1938); Part 3. Melodrama (1938); Part 4. (1938). Agraf (piano reduction, sch, frg orch. score): Cs-Bm [A29.723]. R.Ms: JAMU (orchestration Martin Kostas, 2007). Premiered by Brno Academic Choir and Gaudeamus Brno conducted by Katarina Maslejova, Brno Philharmonic conducted by Ondrej Tajovsky, with soloists Irena Lukacova (soprano), Vaclav Barth (tenor), Martin Frybort (baritone) and Roman Groszmann (reciter) in Besedni dum, Brno on 31.5. 2007. Read this detailed description and analysis of the work.

Trio for woodwind instruments | Trio pro dechove nastroje. Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon. 1937-1938. Unfinished. Reconstr. Stéphane Egeling (2011). Dur. 9'. Variations Agraf (Frg.): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. R.Ms: Trio Lézard. Ed: (arr.) Egge-Verlag (2011). Premiered by Trio Lézard during the Mitte Europa Festival at the Decin Castle in Decin, Czech Republic, on 22.6.2011.

Variations sur le carillon de l'église St-Etienne-du-Mont, op. 16. Piano. 1938. Dur: 8'30". Variations Also known as: Sest malych variaci na zvony kostela St. Etienne du Mont (Six small variations on the bells of the St. Etienne du Mont church). Parts: Theme (Andante). Variations: 1. Piu vivo. 2. Allegretto. 3. Lento ma non troppo. 4. Quasi etude vivo. 5. Choral. 6. Allegro, Coda (Andante maestoso). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.739]. Ed: La Sirene Editions Musicales (1938), re-listed in Max Eschig's 2001 piano catalogue. MG: CRO-Bo, KS, CBC. AV: CTV-Bo. CD: Koch Records (2008), Czech Radio (2011), Grand Piano (2017). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016); CRo (2018). Premiered by Ludvik Kundera in Brno on 27.3.1938.

Two choruses for women's voices | Dva zenske sbory, op. 17. Women's choir a cappella. 1936-1938. Text: Ondrej Prikryl (Hanacky pesnicke, 2nd ed., 1928). Parts: 1. "Vezdicka" (1936-1937). 2. "Potpolis" (1937-1938). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.730]. Ms (1): Sokol (arr. Zdenek Kanak, 1946). Ed (2): Sokol (c1950), Editio Supraphon (1976). A first known performance of Vezdicka was by the Vitezslava Kapralova Women's Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma and with Vera Baborovska (pno.) in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 23.1.1955.

Hymn of the volunteer nurses of the Czechoslovak Red Cross | Hymna dobrovolnych sester Ceskoslovenskeho cerveneho krize. Two female voices and piano. 1938. 3 versions: in G Major (sch), A-flat Major (Agraf), B Major (copy). Text: Pavla Krickova. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.755], Ms-F: MZK, JAMU. Premiere unknown. First (known) public performance by Shenika John Jordan (soprano), Christabel Nunoo (soprano), and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 20.9.2015.

Seconds of a year | Vteriny roku, op. 18. Voice and piano. 1936-1939. Collection of 7 songs and a piano interlude. Dur: 13'16". Best suited for soprano/tenor. The songs are listed below in their chronological order by date of creation but are to be performed in the following order: 2,4,3,7,6,5,8,1. | 1. With a White Kerchief "Bilym satkem mava kdo se louci" (Waving farewell with a white kerchief, from 1936). Also known as: K novemu roku (For the New Year). Dur: 1'10". Text: Jaroslav Seifert (Postovni holub, 1929). 2. "Novorocni" (New Year's Carol, from 1936). Dur: 0'56". Text: Josef Hora ("Kdyz straze sve cas vymenuje". 1937). 3. "Velikonoce" (Easter, from 1937). Dur: 1'20". Text: Frana Sramek (Nove basne, 1928). 4. "Pisen nedozniva" (The song doesn't die away, from 1937). Also known as "Leta mlci leta jdou" (The years pass in silence) and "Tatovi k narozeninam" (For my dad's birthday). Dur: 1'52". Text: Frana Velkoborsky. 5. "Posmrtna variace" (Posthumous variation, from 1937). Piano interlude. Dur: 1'11". Theme: Folk song "Taticku stary nas" (Our old dad). 6. "Rodny kraj" (Native region, from 1937). Also known as: Letni (Summer song). Dur: 2'50". Text: Jan Carek (Hvezdy na nebi, 1934). 7. "Koleda milostna" (Love carol, from 1938). Also known as: Pisen milostna (Love song). Dur: 1'37". Text: Moravian folk song (Moravske narodni pisne, ed. Frantisek Susil, 1859). 8. Muj mily clovece "Muj mily clovece" (My dear one, from 1939). Dur: 1'55". Text: Moravian folk song (Moravske narodni pisne, ed. Frantisek Bartos, 1889). Agraf (1-8): Cs-Bm [A29.752]. Agraf (7): Private collection of Renata Helfertova-Trtilkova. Agraf-F (1,3,5,7,8): KE. Ms (1-8): KE. Ed: (2) Melantrich (1937); (3,5) LN (28.3.1937, 18.9.1937); (7) Editio Supraphon (1974, 1998); (8) Program D40 (24.10.1939); (1-8) Amos Editio (2005). MG (1-4): BBC. CD (7): Studio Matous (1998); Gramola (2018). (1-8): Supraphon (2003). Read this analysis of the collection (pp. 7-10). Premiered by Jaroslava Vymazalova and Jaroslava Dobra (voice), and Jan Hus Tichy (pno.) at a concert of Pritomnost Society in Prague on 26.11.1945.

Suita rustica, op. 19. Suite from Czech folk songs and dances. Symphony orchestra. 1938. Dur: 15'. Suita rustica Scoring: Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C Tpt., 3 Tbn., Tba., Timp., Trg., Perc., Harp, Strings. Parts: 1. Allegro rustico. 2. Lento.Vivo.Lento. 3. Allegro ma non troppo. The suite quotes from Moravian, Slovak, Silesian and Czech folk songs. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.721], OSE. Ed: CRo (2017). Ms: CRO-Bo. MG: CRO-Bo. G: Supraphon (1975). CD: Radioservis (2015). MP3, FLAC: Supraphon (digital reissue G 1975) (2014). Premiered by the Czech Radio Orchestra and Bretislav Bakala (conductor) in Brno on 16.4.1939. Performed as a ballet in Judl's choreography by the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre and the National Theatre Orchestra conducted by Bohumir Liska at the National Theatre in Brno on 23.10.1945.

Partita per pianoforte ed orchestra d'archi, op. 20. Piano and string orchestra. 1938-1939. Dur: 19'25". mp3 Parts: Allegretto energico. 2. Andantino. 3. Presto. Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.718]. Ed: Svoboda (1948), CRo (2006). G: Supraphon (1963, 1975). MP3, FLAC: Supraphon (digital reissue of G 1975 in 2014; G 1963 in 2015). CD: Studio Matous (1998), Radioservis (2015). MP3, FLAC: Supraphon (digital reissue G 1975) (2014). AV: CTV-Bo. Premiered by Jan Erml (pno.) and the Czech Radio Orchestra conducted by Bretislav Bakala in Brno on 20.11.1941.

Elegy | Elegie. Violin and piano. 1939. Dur: 3'35". Elegy Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.744]. Ms: KE, JAMU. Ed: Amos Editio (2009). MG: CRO-P. AV: UMTV. CD: Koch Records (2008), Albany Records (2008), Muses Trio (2016). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016); CRo (2018). Premiered by Jan Sedivka (violin) and Vitezslava Kapralova (pno.) on 28.2.1939 at the Cercle International de Jeunesse in Paris.

A Karel Capek | Karlu Capkovi. Melodrama for reciter, violin, and piano. 1939. Dur: 4'. melodrama Text: Vitezslav Nezval, Lidove noviny 28. 12.1938 (French trans. M.L. Hirsch). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.757]. Agraf-F: NMCMH. E: UMSM. Ed: CRo (2011). G: Supraphon (5/12; 1983). MP3: CRo (2014), Supraphon (digital reissue G 1983) (2016). Premiered by Vera Uhlirova (violin) and Vitezslava Kapralova (pno.) at a concert co-presented by the Association des Etudiants Tchécoslovaques and the Colonie Tchécoslovaque de Paris at the Office du Tourisme de Tchécoslovaquie in Paris on 15.2.1939.

Concertino for violin, clarinet and orchestra | Concertino pro housle, klarinet a orchestr, op. 21. 1939. Dur: 13'06". Concertino Scoring: violin, clarinet, and orchestra (2 Fl., 2 Ob., 2 B-flat Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 B-flat Tpt., 3 Tbn., Timp., Cym., Bell, Pno., Strings). Parts: 1. Andante ma non troppo. 2. 3. Vivo (unfinished). Orchestration (1) and (3) completed by Milos Stedron, (2) by Leos Faltus. Agraf (sch): Cs-Bm [A29.717]. Ed: Baerenreiter (2003). AV: CTV-Bo (rec. Pavel Busek, Pavel Wallinger, Czech Chamber Soloists, Tomas Hanus in Brno on 21.2.2001). CD: Radioservis (2015); Gramola (2018). The first public premiere was given by the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic and conductor Tomas Hanus, with soloists Pavel Busek (clarinet) and Pavel Wallinger (violin) in Hradec Kralove on 10.1.2002.

Sonatina. Violin and piano. 1939. Agraf (sch): unknown.

Sung into the distance | Zpivano do dalky, op. 22. Voice and piano. 1939. Dur: 6'40". Suitable for any voice. Text: Viktor Kripner (Svety beze jmena, 1938). Cycle of three songs: mp3 1. Pisen Tve nepritomnosti (Song of your absence). 2. Polohlasem (Under one's breath). Spring Song 3. Jarni (Spring song). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.754]. Agraf-F: MZK. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Ruzena Herlingerova and the composer in Paris on 30.6.1939.

In the Czech land | V zemi ceske. Voice and piano. 1939. Text: Jan Carek (V zemi ceske [ms 1939, ed. 1942]). Agraf (sch): KE. Ms (arr. Z. Kanak for women's choir, 25.8.1954): Sokol. Ms-F: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). Kanak's arrangement for women's choir and piano was first performed by Vitezslava Kapralova Women's Choir conducted by Miroslav Krcma and accompanied by Vera Baborovska (pno.) in Brno-Kralovo Pole on 23.1.1955. The original voice and piano version was premiered by Martha Guth (soprano) and Trevor Chartrand (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 21.9.2015.

Song of the workers of the Lord | Pisen delniku Pane. Voice and piano. 1939. Agraf: unknown. Ms: KE. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). Premiered by Kira Slovacek (soprano) and John Elam (pno.) at the Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 20.9.2015.

Christmas carol | Vanocni koleda "Chtic aby spal". Voice and piano. 1939. Dur: 1'13". Text and theme: Adam Vaclav Michna z Otradovic (Ceska marianska muzika, 1647). Agraf: Cs-Bm [A29.751]. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). First public performance by Marta Vavrova and Petr Vasicek (pno.) in Komensky Schule in Vienna, Austria, on 16.6. 2007.

Prélude de Noël. Chamber orchestra. 1939. Dur: 2'30". Scoring: 2 Fl., 2 Ob., Hn., Tpt., Pno., Harp, 4 Vn. I, 4 Vn. II, 3 Vc. Agraf(score): CRO-Bo. Ms (score and parts): RF-dm, (parts): CRO-Bo. Ms-F (score): PBM, BMI. MG: WTAMU, CRo. Ed: CRo (2002). MP3, FLAC: Cro (2014). Recorded for and premiere broadcast as part of the Paris PTT Radio program "Noël à Prague," on 24.12.1939. First known concert hall performance, by West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra with Douglas Morrisson (conductor), took place at the West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas on 23.11.2003.

Two fanfares | Dve fanfary. (1) Fanfare for four brass instruments and timpani. 1939. Scoring: 2 Hn, 2 C-Tpt, Timp. Agraf: PBM. Agraf-F: KS. Ed: KS (2015). Premiered by Andrew Gilliam and Chris O'Brian (trumpets) and Kathleen Patrick and Morgan Wynne (horns) at the Kapralova Festival, Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, on 26.9.2015. Download the score courtesy of the Kapralova Society. (2) Slavnostni fanfara (Festive fanfare). Piano. 1940. Agraf: AB. Agraf-F: KE, BMI, KS. Ms (arr. 2004 Vladimir Werner for brass quintet: Hn., 2 B-Tpt., Tbn., Tba): KE. Ed (original piano version): KS (2016). CD: Grand Piano (2017). Download the score courtesy of the Kapralova Society. The original piano version was recorded by Giorgio Koukl for Naxos in 2017. The brass quintet arrangement was first performed by Stepan Ruda (tr), Vit Otahal (tr), Karel Valenta (cor), Stanislav Cajka (trbn), Martin Kupka (tb), Josef Cecava (conductor) on 14.12.2004 at the Jiri Mahen Library in Brno.

Two dances for piano | Dva tance pro klavir, op. 23. Piano. 1940. Agraf(1)(sch): Cs-Bm [A29.741]. Agraf(2): presumed lost. Arr.(1): Giorgio Koukl (2016). CD(1): Grand Piano (2017). The first dance was recorded for Naxos by Giorgio Koukl in 2017.

Opus 24. Unknown.

Music for the stage, radio, and screen. 1940. Stage music for Frantisek Langer's play Velbloud uchem jehly. Directed by Hugo Haas. Agraf: unknown. Premiere of the play took place at the Theatre des Arts in Paris on 29.3.1940; (it is unknown whether the production included Kapralova's music). Stage music for Lidove hry (Folk Plays). Directed by Karel Brusak. Agraf (frg): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. Premiere unknown (1940?). Radio music commissions (agraf unknown). Opera dubiosa: Four miniatures for solo instruments and trio ensembles: 1. Le Cocher (2 Vn., Vc.). 2. Le Juif (2 Vn., Cb.). 3. Fanfare de l'église de Cracovie (Tpt.). 4. Le Mendiant (acc.). Agraf: RF-dm (IM169). Broadcast premiere of the radio pieces is unknown but possibly in January 1940. Music for the screen: sketches for a 1940 French film adapt. screenplay by Guide Freud and Hugo Haas (release date: unknown). Agraf: unknown.

Tales of a small flute | Povidky male fletny. Flute and piano. 1940. Three miniatures. Agraf (1,2)(sch): Cs-Bm [A29.746]. Agraf (3): unknown. Ed (Agraf-F): JS (in Jiri Mucha, 2011). Ed (1,2): Amos Editio (2014). Nos. 1 and 2 were premiered by Lucie Brotbek (flute) and Nadia Belneeva (piano) at the Flute Festival 2013 Freiburg, Germany, on 22.3.2013.

Military march for orchestra | Vojensky pochod pro orchestr. 1940? Scoring: 2 Ob., 2 Cl., 2 Bn., 4 Hn., 2 C-Tpt., Tbn., Tba., Tamb., Cym., B.D., Pno., Vn., Vla., Vc. Agraf (sch): Cs-Bm [A29.758]. The first performance (if any) is unknown.

Letter | Dopis. Voice and piano. 1940. Dur: 2'28". Written for baritone. Text: Petr Kricka (Hoch s lukem, 1924). Agraf: ME. Ms: UMSM. Ed (Agraf-F): Mucha (1988), Opus Musicum 98/4-5. Ed: Amos Editio (2005). CD: Supraphon (2003). Premiered by Otto Kraus (baritone) and Vitezslava Kapralova (pno.) at the Ecole normale de musique in Paris on 4.5.1940.

Deux ritournelles pour violoncelle et piano, op. 25. 1940. Dur (1): 4'13". mp3 Agraf (1) score: Cs-Bm [A 29.745], cello part: KE. Agraf (2) presumed lost. Ms (1): KE, CHF, JAMU. Ed (1): Baerenreiter (2003). CD (1): Studio Matous (1998); Gramola (2018). MP3: Kapralova Society (2016). Premiered as Ritornello (the first of the two ritornels) by Karel Neumann (violoncello) and Vilem Tausky (pno.) on 18.4. 1941 in London.