Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
The choral literature of Sven-David Sandström has become standard literature for many choirs in Scandanavia, but has been given very little attention in English publications. His neo-romantic style uses dense harmonies and madrigalisms to portray the texts while remaining faithful to traditional formal structures. The purpose of this monograph is to offer comprehensive insight into some of his music. This document focuses on the development of music in the life of Sven-David Sandström with particular attention given to his compositions, Etyd nr 4, som i e-moll and Laudamus Te. In chapter one, Sven-David Sandström’s influences, philosophies, and compositional styles are discussed through his music. Etyd nr 4, som i e-moll and Laudamus Te are analyzed structurally and stylistically in chapters two and three, respectively. Chapter four summarizes stylistic tendencies found in the analyzed pieces. A complete list of Sandström’s a cappella choral works to date and a pronunciation guide for Etyd nr 4, som i e-moll is also provided.
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Nelson, Karl Erik, "An introduction to the life and a cappella music of Sven-David Sandström and a conductor's prepatory guide to Etyd nr 4, som i e-moll and Laudamus Te" (2005). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 1514.