Monday, 27 April 2009

Ottoman military music

Following on the theme from Bill this is an interesting piece. Don't know anything about Ottoman military music so will just put what is on the youtube caption: Turkish music has a large spectrum. But what influenced western composers like Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Jean-Baptiste Lully was army music of Ottoman Turks. This piece was one of them that used to be played by army band just before attack to encourage the soldiers.
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