Document Type


Date of Degree

Fall 2013

Degree Name

DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)

Degree In


First Advisor

Timothy Stalter


This thesis is an examination of the choral works for mixed voices of Jaakko Mäntyäjrvi. It includes biographical information about him, an overview of his works, compositional style, and major influences, in addition to a detailed analysis of four of his pieces. The first chapter is devoted to biographical information and the influences that shaped him as an artist, including the composers and musical styles that were most significant in his development. The second chapter includes a detailed examination of salient characteristics of Mäntyjärvi's output, including his compositional techniques, text setting, and elements borrowed from Finnish folk music and musical styles of earlier periods. In Chapter Three, four compositions are examined in detail (Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae, Kosijat, Die Stimme des Kindes, and Ecce Magnus Presbiter), followed by suggestions for further research.


x, 151 pages


Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-151).


Copyright 2013 Tim Pahel

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