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A Centuries Old Sound of Bells

Churches are among the most common sights in Slovenia; they add a picturesque note to towns, the tops of remote hills, and everywhere in between. Many of these churches are also the home of a musical tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation. The exact origin of Slovenian bell chiming – known as “pritrkovanje” – is unknown, ...

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    A Centuries-Old Sound of Bells

    Churches are among the most common sights in Slovenia; they add a picturesque note to towns, the tops of remote hills, and everywhere in between. Many of these churches are also the home of a musical tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation. The exact origin of Slovenian bell chiming – known as “pritrkovanje” – is unknown, ...

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      The Sound of the Slovenian Alps

      For Slovenian cow herders who make their living in difficult conditions high above the tree line, life would be almost unimaginable without cow bells. And for generations, two villages not far from the resort town of Bled were famous for bell-making workshops. The first records of bell making in Višelnica and Mevkuž date back to the 18th century. In the ...

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