Aside from church music, the medieval era in Serbia included traditional music, about which little is known, and court music.
During the Nemanjić dynasty era musicians played an important role at the royal court, and were known as sviralnici, glumci and praskavnici.
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From Habsburg rule, Serbia was enriched by Western music.
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The rulers known for the musical patronage included Emperor Stefan Dušan and Despot Đurađ Branković.Medieval musical instruments included horns, trumpets, lutes, psalteries, drums and cymbals.Traditional folk instruments include the gajde, kaval, dajre, diple, tamburitza, gusle, tapan (davul), sargija, ćemane (kemenche), zurla (zurna), and frula among others.After the Ottoman conquest of Serbia, music was enriched with oriental influences.
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