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.


STRING QUARTET NO 1 "FROM MEMORY"(C006-026)
Product categories
Chamber works, String quartet, String music
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
ISMN
979-0-53101-206-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3317,30 ISK
4739,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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STRING TRIO(C006-096)
Product categories
Chamber works, String music, Trio
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2018
ISMN
979-0-53102-668-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3814,30 ISK
5449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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STRÖND(C006-018)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Harpsichord
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1988
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SVÍTA Op. 44(C006-066)
Suite Op. 44
Product categories
Orchestra, Chamber works, Concerto, String music, Chamber concerto, String orchestra
Instruments
Clarinet, Strings, Trumpet
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2010
ISMN
979-0-53101-246-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2658,60 ISK
3798,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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THE FLIGHT OF ICARUS(C006-031)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Flute
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1991
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

THE KING'S BIRTHDAY(C006-084)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Sloane Manuscript 14th Century
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2012
ISMN
979-0-53101-263-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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THE NARROW BEAM OF LIGHT (C006-001)
Ljósið kemur langt og mjótt
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1985
ISMN
979-0-53101-208-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,30 ISK
889,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST ON THE MOUNTAIN(C006-053)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53101-235-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÞRENNING(C006-907)
rev. 2010
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SATB
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2000
ISMN
979-0-53101-275-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1422,75 ISK
2032,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TIL MINNINGAR UM HARPO MARX(C006-041)
Homage to Harpo Marx
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

TÍU STYKKI FYRIR PÍANÓ(C006-902)
Ten Pieces for Piano
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53101-270-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2170,70 ISK
3101,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE(C006-069)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Piano, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2011
ISMN
979-0-53101-249-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2170,70 ISK
3101,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TRIPTYCH(C006-017)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSSAAATTTBBB
Author
Quasimodo, Salvatore
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1986
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

TRISTIA(C006-019)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Guitar, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1984
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

TRISTIA II(C006-079)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Flute, Guitar, Harpsichord, Viola, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2013
ISMN
979-0-53101-258-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2800,00 ISK
4000,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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TRYSTE NOEL(C006-086)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Guiney, Louise
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
2013
ISMN
979-0-53101-265-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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TVEIR ÍSLENSKIR SÁLMAR(C006-904)
Two Icelandic Hymns
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SSAATTBB
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1994
ISMN
979-0-53101-272-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TVÍDANS(C006-049)
Pas De Deux
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

UNGVERSKUR MARS(C006-048)
Hungarian March
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

VENETIAN WALTZ(C006-033)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

VERSE I(C006-004)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Cello
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1975
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

VERÖLD FLÁA SÝNIR SIG - Icelandic folksong(C006-009)
Product categories
Choral music, Folk music Arr., A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Guðmundsdóttir, Skáld-Rósa, Rósa
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1988
ISMN
979-0-53101-191-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,30 ISK
889,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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WORDS IN WINTER(C006-013)
Product categories
Orchestra, Vocal music, Voice/s + Orchestra
Instruments
Soprano, Voice
Author
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1987
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

WORDS IN WINTER(C006-013)
Product categories
Orchestra, Vocal music, Voice/s + Orchestra
Instruments
Soprano, Voice
Author
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1987
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

YOU WILL HEAR THUNDER(C006-010)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Soprano, Cello, Voice
Author
Akhmatova, Anna
Composer
Hallgrímsson, Hafliði
Year composed
1982
ISMN
979-0-53101-192-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock