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Svensk Körklang

Historiska, fonetiska och pedagogiska aspekter.

Lundblad David

This thesis aims to show factors that have formed the basis for what we today can term as the Swedish choir sound. ? Historical ideals are compared with more modern research in my quest to describe the origin of how a Swedish choir singer sounds. By comparing how Swedish vowels affect overtones in the singing voice in different ways, I will explain how this also affects the sound of a choir. In this way, I want to describe a sound that is not typical for a particular choir leader or choir, but a sound that spans the genre and generation boundaries within classical art music. The main parts of the dissertation are: Amateurs and professionals – a Swedish tradition, Swedish, the singing language and Early Swedish choir pedagogy. ? My concerts related to this thesis have been aimed to show the connection between not only language and the sound, but also repertoire and the sound. In this thesis I explain the linguistic and social phenomena that have laid the foundation for the fact that today there is a way of singing that has come to be something of a national symbol for the choir-singing nation of Sweden.

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  • Publisher Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
    Release-year 2019
    Page-count 120
    Language Swedish
    ISBN 9789523291386
    ISSN 1237-4229