Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson
(1933-2008)
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Composer, jazz musician, percussionist, teacher. He is the first Icelandic composer who, from the start of his artistic career, has been mainly attracted to jazz. After World War II he played as a vibraphone player in many different Icelandic groups. He was also percussionist in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra for nine years. In 1955 he began studying theory and composition with Jon Thorarinson (b. 1917, a former student of Hindemith at Yale University) and continued his studies in Holland at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory with Ton de Leeuw and Léon Ortel, and at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht. Since his return to Reykjavik he has worked as a composer, as a jazz musician and also as a teacher at the New School of Music. As a composer, he does not feel particularly attracted to the official music scene. He prefers to compose for the theatre, church, amateur choirs and jazz clubs - for musicians and people who he knows personally and in whom he has confidence. His composition output is comprehenseive and includes 80 pieces. However, he has not composed anything for symphony orchestra. Among his works are: solo songs, choral and organ works, chamber music, pieces for solo instruments (piano, organ, flute, vibraphone, double bass) and jazz-influenced compositions. He also composed music for a number of plays and films. Stylistically, Sveinsson´s music is deeply anchored in the European music tradition of the 20th century. However, his music is also clearly dependent both on Icelandic folk music and literature.



A LA BACH(C005-044)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harpsichord, Piano
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1987
ISMN
979-0-53101-554-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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Á SÆINN BRÆÐUR SIGLDU TVEIR(C005-107)
A KING IS COURTING
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sigurðsson, Birgir
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
ISMN
979-0-53101-462-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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Á SÆINN BRÆÐUR SIGLDU TVEIR(C005-156)
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
Not Set

Á VALHÚSAHÆÐ(C005-054)
Product categories
JAZZ, Chamber works
Instruments
Alto saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Double Bass, Drums, Percussion, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Vibraphone
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1977
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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AGNUS DEI(C005-024)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SAB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
ISMN
979-0-53101-480-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ÁGÚSTNÓTT(C005-121)
Product categories
Choral music
Instruments
Alto saxophone, Double Bass, Saxophone, Vibraphone
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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AIR - Maður hefur nú...(C005-010)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
ISMN
979-0-53101-546-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ÁLFARÍMA(C005-056)
Product categories
JAZZ, Chamber works, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Drums, Percussion, Saxophone, String Bass, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Voice
Author
Sigurðardóttir, Ásta
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1977
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2711,80 ISK
3874,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ALT FRAM STREYMIR ENDALAUST(C005-118)
Product categories
Choral music
Instruments
Clarinet, Double Bass, Drums, Guitar, Percussion
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ALÞÝÐUVÍSUR UM ÁSTINA(C005-902)
Common songs of love
Product categories
Choral music
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sigurðsson, Birgir
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
ISMN
979-0-53101-451-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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AMOROSO-DOLOROSO(C005-042)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1987
ISMN
979-0-53101-553-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock

AMORS YNDI(C005-116)
Product categories
Chamber works, Choral music, Choir + 3 or more instruments
Instruments
Alto, Double Bass, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Tenor, Voice
Arranger
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Author
Breiðfjörð, Sigurður, Thorsteinsson, Steingrímur, Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Composer
Icelandic folk song, Íslenskt þjóðlag
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
926,10 ISK
1323,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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AMORS YNDI(C005-116)
Product categories
Chamber works, Choral music, Choir + 3 or more instruments
Instruments
Alto, Double Bass, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Tenor, Voice
Arranger
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Author
Breiðfjörð, Sigurður, Thorsteinsson, Steingrímur, Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Composer
Icelandic folk song, Íslenskt þjóðlag
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
926,10 ISK
1323,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ÁTTA SÁLMFORLEIKIR YFIR ÍSLENSK SÁLMALÖG(C999-001)
Eight Icelandic Chorale Preludes
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Sveinsson, Atli Heimir, Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir, Nordal, Jón, Þórarinsson, Leifur, Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell, Björnsson, Ragnar
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2749,95 ISK
3928,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BARNAGÆLA FRÁ NÝA ÍSLANDI(C005-083)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Alto, Baritone, Piano, Voice
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1972
ISMN
979-0-53101-432-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock

BASSASTEF(C005-173)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Guitar
Author
Ívarsson, Símon H.
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
Not Set

BENEDICTUS(C005-023)
Finger Rhyme I-VI
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SAB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
ISMN
979-0-53101-479-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BLUES IN D(C005-061)
Product categories
JAZZ, Chamber works
Instruments
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, String Bass, Vibraphone
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1983
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BOOGIE(C005-002)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1970
ISMN
979-0-53101-541-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BRÁÐUM KEMUR BETRI TÍÐ(C005-084)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Alto, Baritone, Piano, Voice
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1972
ISMN
979-0-53101-433-1
Product type
PDF
346,50 ISK
495,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BRÉFIÐ HENNAR STÍNU(C005-081)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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BURTFLOGNIR PAPPÍRSFUGLAR(C005-038)
Departed paperbirds
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Year composed
1981
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2473,80 ISK
3534,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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CHORAL PRELUDE TO FUGUE IN F MINOR(C005-017)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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CREDO(C005-021)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SAB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
ISMN
979-0-53101-477-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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CRUCIFIXUS(C005-029)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock