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Arranging the nation : Slovenian choral singing and folk song arrangements

Squeezed between the Alps and the Adriatic, Slovenia--a country of 2 million people--has had a long history of negotiating a rather ambiguous national identity. Lying at the crossroads of Europe, the lands encompassing ethnic Slovenians have been exposed to various cultural and political influences. Subject to over a millennium of foreign domination and decades of Communist rule, Slovenia became an independent nation-state only in 1991. As a result of such history and geography, Slovenian culture today is marked by much regionalism in customs, language dialects, and music
Thesis, Dissertation, English, 2004