Tune of the Day: March on the Drina
During World War I, the river Drina was the site of a bloody battle between the Austro-Hungarian army and the allied forces of the Serbian army, the Battle of Cer. The triumph of the Serbians over their numerically superior opponents marked the first Allied victory over the Central Powers during the First World War. To honour the bravery of the fallen, the Serbian composer Stanislav Binički composed this march, titled “Marš na Drinu”. The song has become a symbol of the bravery of the Serbs during the First World War.
The piece became an international hit and a staple of world music after Danish guitarist Jorgen Ingmann had a number one hit on the Danish pop singles chart in 1963 in a version arranged for solo electric guitar.
Thanks to Sarah for suggesting this tune!