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Trompeten-Echo Polka – Na Golici Polka

This song is considered the most played instrumental tune in the world. Even more so than Beer Barrel Polka!

I know I have already put a lead line version of this on the Directory, on the Octoberfest page and in one of the lessons – BUT I finally got around to writing a full accordion arrangement with left hand.

About the Song:

This song – Na Golici (German: Trompeten-Echo) is a Slovenian polka composed by Slavko Avsenik and arranged by his brother Vilko Ovsenik.

From 1952 on, the Slavko Avsenik’s band began to appear in broadcasts, movies, and concerts all over the West Germany, inventing the original “Oberkrainer” sound that has become the primary vehicle of ethnic musical expression not only in Slovenia, but also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and in the Benelux, spawning hundreds of Alpine orchestras in the process.

The band produced nearly 1000 original compositions, an integral part of the Slovenian-style polka legacy. Avsenik’s most popular instrumental composition is the polka that is titled “Na Golici” (in Slovene), or “Trompetenecho” (in German), and “Trumpet Echoes” (in English). Oberkrainer music, which the Avsenik Ensemble popularized, is always a strong candidate for country (folk) music awards in Slovenia and Austria. Slavko and his brother, Vilko, are usually credited as the pioneers of Slovenian folk music, having solidified its style in the 1950s.

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