Schneewalzer – Snežni valček – Snow waltz (T. Koschat) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

Schneewalzer, known as ‘Snow waltz’ in English or ‘Snežni valček’ in Slovenian, was written by Thomas Koschat (1845-1914) from Klagenfurt (Slo: Celovec), Austria. Koschat was an accomplished musician, composer and vocalist whose achievements include working in the Vienna State Opera and touring Europe and America with his vocal group which specialised in folk songs from […]

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Cvetje v jeseni (U. Koder) [Sheet music]

‘Cvetje’ or ‘Cvetje v jeseni’ (Flowers in Autumn) was composed by Urban Koder for one of Slovenia’s most popular movies, ‘Cvetje v jeseni’ from 1973. It was recorded by RTV Ljubljana’s Studio Orchestra with one of Slovenia’s most notable zither players, Miha Dovžan, who is also known for his Slovenian folk-pop ensemble Ansambel Mihe Dovžana,

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Dem Land Tirol die Treue (F. Pedarnig) [Sheet music]

This Austrian march translates to “Loyalty to Tyrol.” It was composed in the 1950s by Florian Pedarnig, with lyrics by his brother Josef Pedarnig. Published in 1985, the song has risen to the status of the third most played at the Munich Oktoberfest. It received some controversy due to its lyrics briefly referencing the separation

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Prinesi mi rože (B. Kovačič) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

This is one of the most popular Slovenian folk-pop (Narodnozabavna) waltzes from the 20th century, and is one of Stanka and Boris Kovačič’s most popular songs, recorded in 1966, which has become a Slovenian evergreen. To my knowledge this song has not been widely played in German speaking alpine/folk music ensembles, except occasionally as an

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Rajanje na vasi (F. Mihelič) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

“Rajanje na vasi” is an instrumental polka by the ever-smiling Franc Mihelič, one of the most popular and influential diatonic button accordionists from Slovenia within the Slovenian popular-folk and Alpine styles. The Slovenian title means “Raging in the village” or “Fun in the village” while the German title “Beim Dorftanz” translates to “At the village

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Pot Pod Noge (M. Kovačič) [Sheet music]

Growing up in the 1990s and most of the 2000s, before YouTube, my only access to Oberkrainer/Alpine music videos was my dad’s video tapes and streaming some very pixelated video from TV Slovenija’s website on dial-up. One of these tapes was simply called “Narodno-zabavna glasba” (Folk-pop music) featuring random Slovenian ensembles from the 1980s, taped

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