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Svend S. Schultz

Nationality: Danish

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Svend S.Schultz left his native Nykøbing Falster to study piano at the Royal DanishAcademy of Music in 1933. Here, he attended Poul Schierbeck’s lectures anddebuted as a composer. He was engaged as conductor and director at the DanishRadio Choir in 1949, where he set the standards for Danish choral music for thenext 30 years.

Schultz thecomposer is particularly known for his choral works and arrangements of Danishsongs, in addition to his short one-act operas. Regrettably, Schultz’ output ofinstrumental works, counting 5 symphonies and 10 string quartets, has not yetbecome widespread.

His mostfamous tunes include choral favorites like Yndigtdufter Danmark and Midsommersang.

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