Sam Rydberg

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Sam Rydberg

Sam Hjalmar Rydberg (27 October 1885 – 25 March 1956) was a Swedish composer.

Biography[edit]

Sam Rydberg started as a military musician at age 13 as a drummer at the Royal Södermanland Regiment (Södermanlands regemente). After that he became a part of the military band of the Royal Svea Engineering Corps (Svea ingenjörkår) 1906-1935 and after 1928 as the head of the band. The instrument he played was soprano cornet.

He composed many types of music but is most known for his marches. He is also the composer that has most marches that is official marches of regiments in the Swedish armed forces and is sometimes referred as the Swedish march king.

List of marches[edit]

  • Avanti
  • Avanti per Patria
  • Defiladmarsch
  • Den svenske underofficeren
  • För fosterlandet
  • Gardeskamrater
  • I beredskap
  • I fält
  • I flaggskrud
  • I täten
  • Ikaros
  • Italia
  • Nordiska spelen
  • På marsch
  • På post för Sverige
  • På vakt
  • På vakt vid Östersjön
  • Till fronten
  • Tre kronor
  • Under fredsfanan
  • Vivu Esperanto

Literature[edit]

  • Stolt, Lars C. (1975). ”Sam Rydberg — Sveriges marschkung”. Marschnytt (34): sid. 5-9.

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