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.


MYSTERIUM - ORATORIO OP. 53(C006-094)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Vocal music
Author
Biblical
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2018
ISMN
979-0-53102-061-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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NARRATIVES FROM THE DEEP NORTH(C006-062)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2008
ISMN
979-0-53101-243-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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NÍUNDA STUND(C006-073)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Óskarsson, Baldur
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2006
ISMN
979-0-53101-252-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3061,10 ISK
4373,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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NORÐURDJÚP(C006-065)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2009
ISMN
979-0-53101-245-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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NÚ VIL ÉG ENN Í NAFNI ÞÍNU - Icelandic folksong(C006-005)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Folk music Arr., A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Pétursson, Hallgrímur
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1988
ISMN
979-0-53101-216-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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OFFERTO(C006-030)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Violin
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1991
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

PASSIA(C006-056)
Product categories
Orchestra, Sacred music, Choral music, Vocal music, Choir & orchestra, Voice/s + Orchestra, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Organ, Voice, SATB
Author
Pétursson, Hannes, Pétursson, Hallgrímur, Steinarr, Steinn, Óskarsson, Baldur, Johannessen, Matthías
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2000
ISMN
979-0-53101-238-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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POEMI(C006-012)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto, String music, String orchestra
Instruments
Strings, Violin
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1984
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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RIMA(C006-032)
Product categories
Orchestra, String music, Vocal music, Voice/s + Orchestra, String orchestra
Instruments
Soprano, Strings, Voice
Author
Buonarroti, Michelangelo
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

RONDINO(C006-038)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

RÚRA, RÚRA BARNI(C006-072)
Product categories
Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Trumpet, SATB
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2010
ISMN
979-0-53101-251-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SÁLMUR VIÐ KLETT(C006-014)
Hymn at the Rock
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1987
ISMN
979-0-53102-297-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2353,40 ISK
3362,00 ISK
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SAMRÆMT GÖNGULAG(C006-046)
Walking in Parallel
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SCENES OF POLAND(C006-020)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1988
Publisher
G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SETTING SAILS FOR SIGLUNES(C006-011)
Við skulum halda á Siglunes
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1985
ISMN
979-0-53101-212-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
723,80 ISK
1034,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SEVEN ICELANDIC FOLK SONGS(C006-025)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1986
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SEVEN PIECES FOR PIANO SOLO - Homage to Mondrian(C006-903)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53101-310-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SEX ÍSLENSK ÞJÓÐLÖG (C006-908)
Six Icelandic Folksongs
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage
Instruments
Piano, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
ISMN
979-0-53101-184-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2887,50 ISK
4125,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SKETCHES IN TIME(C006-900)
seven short pieces for young pianists
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SO BLYSSED BE THE TYME(C006-082)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sloane Manuscript 14th Century
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2013
ISMN
979-0-53101-261-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
723,80 ISK
1034,00 ISK
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SOF ÞÚ BLÍÐUST BARNKIND MÍN - Icelandic folksong(C006-008)
Product categories
Choral music, Folk music Arr., A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1988
ISMN
979-0-53101-217-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SOLITAIRE(C006-028)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1991
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SÓNHENDA LXXVII (C006-091)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2012
ISMN
979-0-53101-218-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,50 ISK
595,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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SÓNHENDA LXXVIII(C006-071)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Buonarroti, Michelangelo
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Translator
Gylfason, Þorsteinn
Year composed
2010
ISMN
979-0-53101-250-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SONNAMBULO(C006-063)
Concerto for Double Bass & Chamber Orchestra
Product categories
Chamber ensemble, Chamber concerto
Instruments
Double Bass
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2009
ISMN
979-0-53101-213-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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