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August Söderman

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Born: 17 July 1832, Stockholm

Died: 10 February 1876, Stockholm


Johan August Söderman was the first Swedish composer of the Romantic generation, known especially for his lieder and choral works, based on folk material, and for his theatre music.

The son of a musical father and a pupil of the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, he majored in piano, but mastered the oboe and violin as well. In 1856-57 he studied counterpoint at the Leipzig Conservatory with Hans Richter; there he became familiar with the music of Robert Schumann and also with that of Richard Wagner.

He wrote several operettas and occasional music for plays. His influence can be detected in the music of later Swedish Romantic composers, Hugo Alfvén and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger.

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List of choral works

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Sacred music

  1. Kyrie     (2 editions available)
  2. Agnus Dei     (2 editions available)
  3. O Jesu Christe     (2 editions available)
  4. Domine Jesu Christe     (2 editions available)
  5. Benedictus     (2 editions available)
  6. Virgo gloriosa     (2 editions available)
  7. Osanna     (2 editions available)

Secular music

  1. Jungfrun gick åt lunden, sköna   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  2. Det står en älsklig blomma   ( Icon_pdf.gifIcon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  3. Min vän är den bästa   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  4. Och blomstren de dofta   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  5. Och jungfrun gick åt lunden   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  6. Pojkar och jäntor ta'n nu i ring   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  1. Sjön Jomfru! Lukk dit Vindue op   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  2. Og jeg vil ha'e mig en hjertanskjär   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )
  3. Nog mins jag, hur det var, när som lilla vännen for.   ( Icon_pdf.gif Icon_mp3.gif Finale 2012 )

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