Icelandic Choral Compositions

Workshop 7

ICELANDIC CHORAL COMPOSITIONS

Contemporary choral music of various Icelandic composers

Participants of this workshop will practice and perform five choral pieces that historically cover almost 80 years of Icelandic choral music. The oldest choral piece is Brennið þið vitar (1930) by Páll Ísólfsson, written as a part of a cantata for male choir and orchestra. This year the piece was transcribed for mixed choir and piano by Hreiðar Ingi Þorsteinsson. The newest choral piece is Hvíld (2009) by Hugi Guðmundsson, written in the memory of his friend. Other pieces are Landið mitt (Land míns föður, 1944) by Þórarinn Guðmundsson, Maríukvæði (1995) by Atli Heimir Sveinsson and Enginn grætur Íslending (1993) by Hróðmar Ingi Sigurbjörnsson.

Hreiðar Ingi Þorsteinsson (IS)

Repertoire:

  • Brennið þið vitar – Páll Ísólfsson
  • Land míns föður – Þórarinn Guðmundson
  • Maríukvæði – Atli Heimir Sveinsson
  • Enginn grætur Íslending – Hróðmar Ingi Sveinbjörnsson
  • Hvíld – Hugi Guðmundsson