Commission, Lyrics: Ivan Tolj, Croatian poet. Premiered in Zagreb, NOV 24 1995 Croatian Army Wind Orchestra, Croatian RTV Choir, conductor: Igor Kuljerić
original title: Božićni san
"I experienced the song Christmas Dream as a strange fairy-tale dream that seeking for a musical attire. The Christmas image of the Three Kings, which in the poet's imagination turns into "three old Croatian kings", inspired me to introduce the melodic motif from the Croatian Christmas folk song "At the time of year".(U se vrime godišća).
The music is based on melodies of old Croatian folk singing, and is imbued with some patterns from the vocabulary of pop music." (I.K. 1995)