Plavi Encijan – Blauer Enzian (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

“Plavi Encijan” (German: “Blauer Enzian”) translates to “Blue Enzian” (Enzian is also known as Gentian, an alpine flower with an intense blue colour). It was written by legendary Slovenian popular folk and Oberkrainer style accordionist and composer Jože Burnik (best known for his instrumentals “Dobro Jutro” or “Guten Morgen” and “Polka Express”, etc), and recorded […]

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Tečejo, tečejo nitke (M. Ahačič Pollak) [Sheet music]

“Tečejo, tečejo nitke” or “Flowing, flowing are threads of life” is a beautiful waltz by Marija Ahačič Pollak which sings of life being short, and threads of life (just like threads of fabric) are easy to tear, therefore we must try to experience and spread as much joy as possible. Marija is a Slovenian singer

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Čas počitnic – Schöne Urlaubszeit (I. Prešern) [Sheet music]

Čas počitnic in Slovenian or Schöne Urlaubszeit in German, this polka’s title means ‘Vacation time’ or ‘Have a good vacation time’ and is one of the most popular polkas by Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) from Slovenia. It was written by their first and very influential trumpet player in the Oberkrainer scene, Ivan Prešern (also known as

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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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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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