"Nuż my dziś, krześcijani" ("Let Us
Christians Rejoice") was transcribed from the
"Kolędy polskie: Średniowiecze i wiek XVI" by
PAX, Warszawa in 1966. It was issued for a 1000th
anniversary of the baptism of Poland (A.D. 966),
regarded as the beginning of the state of Poland. This
piece dates back to ca. 1586.
The tradition of singing carols was, and is, very
strong in Poland. Many of the origins of the songs
cannot be traced however since the Folk tunes, Church
melodies, old texts, modern compositions in folk style
all blend together and are difficult to
Although originally composed for voice, I created this
arrangement for Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb
Clarinet and Bassoon).