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Sulo Nikolai Salonen
1899 - 1976
Finland
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S.N. Salonen
Sulo Salonen (27/01/1899 - 21/05/1976), a Finnish composer, born in Pyttis (Etelš). He drew on early music, Bach and Gregorian chant, but his music became considerably more chromatic when he discovered dodecaphony in the 1950s. He wrote mainly sacred music; chamber music is represented in his output by the Wind Quintet (1963) and two String Quartets (nos. 2 and 3).
Sulo Nikolai Salonen, a choral composer of the older generation for whom dodecaphony was a rejuvenating force. He is best known for his sacred music; his earliest works show the influence of Bach and Gregorian chant. He experimented with dodecaphony in the organ work Toccata (1955). Later, for example in the Missa a cappella (1957) and the Requiem (1962), he did not apply row technique as such, but his dodecaphonic experiments had lent an increased chromatic flavour to his style.
Requiem
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1962
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
This requiem mass is for solo voices, chorus and orchestra.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
He experimented with dodecaphony in the organ work Toccata (1955). Later, for example in the Missa a cappella (1957) and the Requiem (1962), he did not apply row technique as such, but his dodecaphonic experiments had lent an increased chromatic flavour to his style.