Hafliði Hallgrímsson
(1941-)
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One of the most important figures in the current flowering of Icelandic music is Hafliði Hallgrímsson, born in 1941 in the small town of Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. He began playing the cello at the age of ten and studied in Reykjavík and the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome. On returning from Rome, he continued his studies in London with Derek Simpson at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded thye coveted Madame Suggia Prize in 1966. The following year he began composition studies with Dr Alan Bush and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. On leaving the Academy, he remained in Britain, eventually making his home in Scotland on being appointed Principal Cellist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Despite his success as a performer, the urge to compose became stronger and in 1983 Hallgrímsson left his post with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to devote himself to this activity full-time. His catalogue includes instrumental, chamber and orchestral works and he achieved international recognition for the highly successful Poemi for solo violin and string orchestra, awarded the prestigious Nordic Council Prize in 1986 after winning second prize at the 1985 International Wieniawski Competition and the Icelandic Dagbladid Visir Cultural Prize. Poemi is the first in a series of works for solo instrument and string orchestra and has been followed by Ríma (1993) for soprano and string orchestra, commissioned by the Olympics Committee for the opening of the 1994 Winter Olympics and premiered by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and Herma (1994-5), a concerto for cello and string orchestra for William Conway and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The next in this series, a viola concerto, Ombra, commissioned by the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation, was premiered in October 1999 in Scotland by Lars Anders Tomter and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Mikko Franck.
Although he admits to some major influences, Hallgrímsson´s musical style is entirely original, showing a sensitivity to line and colour, shape and texture, not surprising from a composer who in 1969 performed one of his earliest compositions, Solitaire for solo cello, surrounded by an exhibition of his own drawings and paintings. Such involvement with the visual arts remains a key influence on Hallgrímsson´s musical style, and in 1996 he was commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to write Still Life (1996), in conjunction with a specially commissioned painting by Craigie Aitchison. Aitchison´s work is also an influence behind Hallgrímsson´s largest work to dat, the orchestral piece Crucifixion (1997) commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Maxwell Davies Millennium Programme of commissions.
Recently there have been two commissions from the Northlands Festival in Scotland which have shown a growing interest in music theatre. Mini-Stories (1997) for narrator and ensemble sets translated texts by the Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms, and has since been taken up by the Caput Ensemble and Hebrides Ensemble. Its deft evocation of a unique world of humour, nonsense and melancholy has been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics. In 1998 he wrote Ears Stretch a Sensitive Sail which was premiered by Evelyn Glennie and the Yggdrasil Quartet.


FOUR ICELANDIC FOLKSONGS(C006-905)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1985
ISMN
979-0-53101-273-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2566,20 ISK
3666,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FOUR MOVEMENTS FOR STRING QUARTET(C006-029)
Product categories
Chamber works, String quartet, String music
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1991
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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FYRIR UTAN TÓNLISTARSKÓLANN(C006-045)
Outside The Music School
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

GÆSKURÍKASTI GRÆÐARI MINN(C006-090)
rev. 2010
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, Soprano, S
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2000
Product type
PDF
Not Set

GRÁTANDI KEM ÉG NÚ GUÐ MINN TIL ÞÍN(C006-021)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Folk music Arr., Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SSAATTBB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1994
ISMN
979-0-53101-214-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,30 ISK
889,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GÖMUL HELGIMYND(C006-047)
Old Sacred Window
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

HÆTTU AÐ GRÁTA HRINGANÁ - Icelandic folksong(C006-007)
Product categories
Choral music, Folk music Arr., A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
ISMN
979-0-53101-189-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HEIMLEIÐ(C006-043)
Homewards
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

HERMA(C006-055)
Product categories
Concerto, String music, String orchestra
Instruments
Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

HLJÓMSVEITARMYNDIR Op. 19(C006-054)
Orchestral Movements Op. 19
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53101-236-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HYMNOS(C006-067)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2010
ISMN
979-0-53101-247-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4490,85 ISK
6415,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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I SING OF A MAYDEN(C006-081)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sloane Manuscript 14th Century
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2013
ISMN
979-0-53101-260-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL(C006-035)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

JACOBS LADDER(C006-022)
Jakobsstigi
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Gítar og harpa - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Guitar
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1984
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

JOSEPH AND THE ANGEL(C006-083)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sloane Manuscript 14th Century
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2012
ISMN
979-0-53101-262-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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KLEE SKETCHES(C006-097)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, String music
Instruments
Violin
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2019
ISMN
979-0-53103-233-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1985,90 ISK
2837,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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LEFT HAND SINGING(C006-037)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

LJÚF MINNING(C006-044)
A Sweet Memory
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

LULLABY ON A WINTER'S NIGHT(C006-015)
Vögguvísa á vetrarkvöldi
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1985
ISMN
979-0-53101-196-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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MARCHING(C006-039)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

MEÐ GLEÐIRAUST OG HELGUM HLJÓM(C006-027)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, Choral music, Folk music Arr., Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SSAATTBB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1994
ISMN
979-0-53101-207-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
924,70 ISK
1321,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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MÍN BERNSKU JÓL(C006-095)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, A cappella choir, Jólalag RÚV - Icelandic Radio's Christmas Carol
Instruments
SATB
Author
frá Hvítadal, Stefán
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2019
ISMN
979-0-53102-479-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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MÓÐIR MÍN Í KVÍ KVÍ - Icelandic folksong(C006-075)
Product categories
Choral music, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2012
ISMN
979-0-53101-254-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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MY OWN SONG(C006-036)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

MYRTUSKÓGUR Op. 14a(C006-074)
Silva Myrtea
Product categories
Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Harp, Tubular Bells, SATB
Author
Ausonius
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
ISMN
979-0-53101-253-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1618,05 ISK
2311,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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