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Eyvind Alnaes

Given birth to in 1872, Eyvind Alnaes was a Norwegian composer, organist, and conductor. Pursuing studies in the Christiania Music and Body organ College and Leipzig Conservatory, he worked well as an organist, his visits including Drammen and Oslo. Among the founders from the Norsk Komponistforening (Culture of Nordic composers), he participated in the Koralbokkomiteen. A dynamic and productive person in this committee, Alnaes harmonized many melodies in the Norwegian Church’s chorale publication He received the King’s Platinum Medal as well as the Purchase of St. Olaf award for his attempts. His early compositions are in late-Romantic design but later functions have impressionistic components. His best functions are vocal, both for single tone of voice and chorus; in these functions, Alnaes, who rarely uses folk music, frequently depends on Scandinavian poetry for motivation. His later on orchestral music evinces an attempt to transcend an enchanting idiom. Alnaes passed away in 1932.

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