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Unformatted text preview: professional and amateur and were played by literate musicians reading the sheets on which the music was typed on. These orchestras performed in front of much larger audiences than the folk ensembles had, and performed music written for them. The orchestras were composed of musicians from different national and ethnic backgrounds, so although the tamburicas often played folk tunes, the musicians behind them werent always representing the area the tune represented. However, the tambura/tamburica is currently the Croatian national instrument, which leads me to vote for a folk instrument rather than a concert instrument. The tamburica made its way from local folk ensembles to a national instrument. The ensembles played patriotic songs and presented nationalistic ideals through music. By doing this, slowly but surely it became more well known throughout the country as a national symbol. Today, the tambura/tamburica is thought very much as a Croatian instrument....
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This note was uploaded on 08/11/2010 for the course MUS 129D MUS 129D taught by Professor Graham during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '09