for Flute/Alto Flute, Oboe, B Clarinet, B Bass Clarinet,
Bassoon, Violin, Cello, and Percussion
A series of compositions inspired by or adapting Serbian folk melodies.
I posted an earlier version of this composition on this site a year ago. This version is significantly revised.
The traditional music of the Balkans has been somewhat neglected even by those interested in world folk music, though in my experience it is one of the richest traditions. Some of the melodies I've adapted may also be claimed by other Balkan traditions than Serbian, but my sources have identified them as Serbian, so that is what I've called them.
The audio file was created with software as a demo.
Audio file on this site: Serbian Suite Nov 2022 (Mastered with Thunder at 50pct).mp3
Source: Some sections of this composition incorporate or adapt folk melodies from Folk Songs of Many Peoples v. 1 by F. Botsford 1921
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