If you’ve read my blog before, you know that Tadeusz Kościuszko was a hero of the American Revolution as well as a Polish hero, battling to save Poland from the cruel partition of the 18th century.
But did you also know that he wrote a Polonaise. A Polonaise (Polonez in Polish) is a slow dance of Polish origin written in 3/4 time. You can read more about what it is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonaise. In 1776 joined Washington’s army, and in 1777 he wrote a polonaise. The melody and words have changed a bit over the years, but there is a great rendition of it on You Tube. You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hSlNGIgsrA.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about this hero of Poland and America, this Wikipedia article is a good place to start: httpp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadeusz_Ko%C5%9Bciuszko.