Ro’gova Music

In 1812 the Romanovs banned all ro’gova music in Russia.




Ro’gova comes from ro’ga – organ. It was a series of portable horns.

 “The horn music was so loud that its sounds in calm weather were heard in a circle for 7 versts. In the ballrooms horn music was put near an ordinary orchestra … The effect it produced, according to contemporaries, was amazing … By the general impression, produced by this music, it approached the spiritual organ.”

Ro’gova was a Hordian/Tartarian tradition.

This destruction of the Empire’s musical culture began in the 17th century when Peter I banned all organs from church and domestic life.

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