Notes & Reviews:
The pastorela that lends its title to the CD, Parvule pupule - which means O, Poor Country Boy - formed part of a popular way of celebrating the Christmas Holidays in Sarmatian Poland. At this historical time lavish liturgies were officiated, sumptuous feasts consumed at supper, and above all, sentimental pastorelas sung; put simply, it was a high celebration! This Dux release is a musical record of a solemn Pastoral Mass, in other words, the Christmas Midnight Mass. The centerpiece is a composition by one of the best-known European composer of Polish music - Marcin Mielczewski.