TAGS Prize Essay | Sibelian Rotational Projection: Erfüllung in Sibelius’s Työkansan Marssi

Publication

Read my TAGS Prize Essay on Sibelius’s little-known Worker’s March (Työkansan Marssi) in the Society for Music Analysis’s April 2020 Newsletter here. The essay lays out a new theory of ‘rotational projection’ and contextualises Sibelius’s march amid the politicisation of language in 1890s Finland before applying adapted Schenkerian voice-leading Analysis and considering Theodor W. Adorno’s material theoretical category of Erfüllung [Fulfilment] to understand the small ternary form of the song.

This was first presented at the SMA’s Theory & Analysis Graduate Student Conference at University of Edinburgh (April 2019).