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    • Kuressaare Gymnasium Estonia National music portrait
      • The earliest mentioning of Estonian singing and dancing dates back to Saxo (1179)
        • Saxo speaks of Estonian warriors who sang at night while waiting for an epic battle
      • The older folksongs are referred to as runic songs
        • songs in the poetic metre „regivärss“ the tradition shared by all Baltic-Finnic peoples
        • Runic singing was widespread among Estonians until the 18th century, when it started to be replaced by rhythmic folksongs
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    • Folk music
      • Estonian runo-song (Estonian: regilaul) has been extensively recorded and studied
      • They can come in many forms, including work songs, ballads and epic legends
      • Much of the early scholarly study of runo-song was done in the 1860s by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, who used them to compose the Estonian national epic, Kalevipoeg
    • In the 1860s, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald used regilaul as the basis for the national epic poem "Kalevipoeg"
    • National awakening, song festivals
      • After the Estonian national awakening the first professional Estonian musicians emerged
      • In 1896 the tradition of the song festival was born along with Estonian national awakening
      • The first national song festival was held in Tartu
      • The Estonian Song Festival (In Estonian: Laulupidu) is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world
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    • Famous musicians
      • The most known Estonian composers are René Eespere, Ester Mägi, Arvo Pärt, Urmas Sisask, Veljo Tormis and Erkki-Sven Tüür
      • The girl band Vanilla Ninja are one of the best-known Estonians in popular music, Kerli has had moderate success in the United States
      • Estonia has won the Eurovision contest once with Dave Benton, Tanel Padar „Everybody“
    • Tanel Padar, Dave Benton
    • Arvo Pärt Veljo Tormis Erkki-Sven Tüür
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