Beltuna Polka – Blick vom Dachstein (M. Kovačič) [Sheet music]

‘Beltuna Polka’ or ‘Blick vom Dachstein’ (View from Dachstein – a mountain range in the Upper Austria, Styria and Salzburg regions of Austria) is a recent instrumental polka by Matej Kovačič, an amazing accordionist from Slovenia who has been performing since the 1980s. His parents are legendary composer/arranger Boris Kovačič and singer Stanka Kovačič, known for her gentle, beautiful voice, and songs such as ‘Prinesi mi rože‘. Matej is known for his virtuosic playing and a unique style that I believe has several influences such as Jože Burnik and Vital Ahačič, and incorporates a lot of energy into his playing. He initially recorded with his father’s ensemble in the 1980s […]

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Moje sanje, sanje najine (B. Kovačič) [Sheet music]

This is a beautiful waltz by legendary Slovenian composer Boris Kovačič, sung by his wife Stanka Kovačič in the 1960s and covered several times by Slovenian popular-folk (Oberkrainer) ensembles. The title translates to “My dream, our dream” and sings of two people in love, who dreamed together every night when they first met, and continue to share dreams and wishes throughout their lives. Stanka Kovačič is known for her exceptionally gentle, beautiful voice, which was perfectly paired together with Trio Vital Ahačič’s warm accompaniment, beautiful lyrics, and Boris Kovačič’s beautiful compositions and arrangements. Sheet music 📝 Sheet music pdf (F major)

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Mi ne gremo na drug planet – Wir bleiben hier auf dieser schönen Welt (V. & S. Avsenik) [Sheet music]

This is another one of the Avsenik brothers’ polkas which have become more widely played in the last few decades. Its Slovenian title translates to “We’re not going to another planet” and its German title similarly translates to “We’ll stay here in this beautiful world”. Its lyrics speak of refusing to visit other planets, as Earth is too beautiful and precious to trade for any other location. Slovenian and German versions with lyrics in both languages were released, and an instrumental version was released on the Slovenian double album “Vesele Urice” and German album “Fröhliche Stunden Mit Musik”. The Slovenian double album from 1977 which features the vocal version, “Povsod

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Zlati časi & Adijo, pa zdrava ostani (Slovenian folk songs) [Sheet music]

These are 2 Slovenian folk songs which are often performed as waltzes. “Zlati časi” translates to “Golden times” and sings from the perspective of a 20 year old Slovenian leaving his homeland, reassuring his mother who is in tears not to worry, and how he will miss his homeland (the Slovenian lyrics are available on this link).“Adijo, pa zdrava ostani” translates to “Goodbye, stay well” and is told from the perspective of a man who asks his love to never forget him, even though she will marry someone else (lyrics are available on this link). The melody of this folk song was re-packaged by Slovenian-American (Cleveland Style Polka) group, the

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V pomladnih dneh – Luisen Polka (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This is an instrumental polka by legendary Slovenian popular folk music and Oberkrainer music composer and accordionist Jože Burnik. The Slovenian title “V pomladnih dneh” translates to “In spring days” and was recorded originally in the 1960s by Ansambel Jožeta Burnika, then either in the late 1970s or early 1980s by Alpski Kvinet/Alpenoberkrainer from Slovenia with Jože Burnik. It isn’t widely played, but is really fun to play (and learn), especially in the more challenging F-sharp major key which it was recorded in, so I’ve provided arrangements and accompaniment/backing tracks in both F sharp major, and the less challenging F major key. Sheet music and accompaniment package 📝 Sheet music pdf (F♯

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Mavrica čez Gorenjsko – Regenbogen über Oberkrain (V. & S. Avsenik) [Sheet music]

This is one of the Avsenik brothers’ most popular instrumental waltzes, Mavrica čez Gorenjsko (in Slovenian) or Regenbogen über Oberkrain (in German) which in both languages translate to “Rainbow over Gorenjska” (the Gorenjska or in English, Upper Carniola region of Slovenia). It first appeared on Ansambel bratov Avsenik’s Slovenian 1969 LP “Odmev s Triglava” (Echo from Triglav; Triglav being Slovenia’s highest mountain). That album is one of Avsenik’s most important, as it features many songs which have become Avsenik’s most played and listened, including Drija Drajsom Polka (Wigel Wogel Polka), Mavrica Čez Gorenjsko (Regenbogen über Oberkrain), Veter Nosi Pesem Mojo (Der wind bringt dir mein Lied; which was performed at

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