Sociocultural, political, and musical amalgam in Thomas Jennefelt's "Villarosa sarialdi"

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Justin T. Hazelgrove (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Welborn Young

Abstract: This dissertation is a stylistic and contextual analysis of Thomas Jennefelt's "Villarosa sarialdi." The composer asserts that his work draws influence from the Baroque, American minimalism, and the Swedish choral tradition, and that assertion will be evaluated through analysis. Analysis is preceded by an historical overview of the development of choral singing in Sweden and brief biographical information about the composer. Then, influences of the Baroque and specifically the opening chorus of Bach's St. John Passion are explored and commonalities among those influences outlined. An assessment of the work's homage to the Swedish choral tradition follows, utilizing criteria set forth by Lennart Reimers. Finally, a concluding discussion evaluates whether the work, given its intimate connections to Swedish choral culture, can be considered patently Swedish.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Thomas Jennefelt, Villarosa Sarialdi, Analysis,
Jennefelt, Thomas, $d 1954- $t Villarosa sarialdi
Choral music $z Sweden $x Analysis, appreciation