Jón Nordal
(1926-)
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Jon Nordal was born in 1926. He studied piano and composition at the Reykjavik College of Music with Arni Kristjansson, Jon Thorarinsson and Victor Urbancic. He pursued further studies in Zürich with Walter Frey and Willy Burkhard in 1949-1951. Later came years of study in Copenhagen, Paris and Rome before he attended the summer course in Darmstadt in 1957. Nordal had thus come far in his musical training in 1956, when he received a commission for a work to mark the visit of the King of Denmark, Frederik IX, to Iceland. The young composer responded with Sinfonietta Seriosa, with the Icelandic title Bjarkamal, an early example of Icelandic symphonic music coloured by Hindemith and Bartók.

Jon Nordal has made an important contribution to Icelandic musical life as a composer, pianist, teacher and as director of the Reykjavik College of Music from 1957 to 1992. He was one of the founders of Musica Nova, a forum for the performance of contemporary music, and as such has helped to introduce contemporary musical currents to younger generations.

Nordal has an extensive output behind him, comprising orchestral, choral and chamber music works. In his music one can find traces of a number of different modern schools, but always integrated in a personal idiom. His larger works include: Bjarkamal (Sinfonietta Seriosa) for orchestra (1956), Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1956), Brotaspil (Puzzle) for orchestra (1962), Adagio for flute, harp, piano and string orchestra (1966), Leiðsla (Trance) for orchestra (1973), Langnætti (Long Nights) for orchestra (1975), Tvisöngur (Twin Song) for violin, viola and orchestra (1979), Cello Concerto (1983) and Choralis for orchestra, composed at the request of Mstislav Rostropovich, and premiered under his conductorship in Washington DC in 1982.

Jon Nordal has received many awards during his long career in music. He receives an artist´s bursary granted by the Icelandic Parliament, and is Commander of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon. In 1992 he was the first recipient of the “Tonvakinn” music prize, awarded annually by the Iceland National Broadcasting Service (RUV), granted to Nordal for his years of service to Icelandic music culture. Nordal received the Danish Order of the Dannebrog in 1956, and was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1968. In 1999, Nordal was nominated for the Nordic Council´s Music Prize 2000 for his string quartet Fra draumi til draums (CD: Mal og menning MM009). Other recordings include Portrait (CD: Iceland Music Information Centre ITM 7-04), featuring four orchestral works conducted by Paul Zukofsky and Sol eg sa (CD: Iceland Music Information Centre ITM 7-09) with Nordal´s religious choral works.






ADAGIO(C012-008)
Product categories
Orchestra, String music, Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Flute, Harp, Piano, Strings
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1965
ISMN
979-0-53101-223-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3815,70 ISK
5451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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AGNUS DEI(C012-041)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Organ, Voice, SATB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1998
ISMN
979-0-53101-280-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ALDASÖNGUR(C012-030)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Jónsson, Borgfirðingaskáld, Bjarni
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1986
ISMN
979-0-53101-195-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1521,45 ISK
2173,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ANDAÐ Á SOFINN STRENG(C012-040)
Product categories
Chamber works, String music, Trio
Instruments
Piano, Violin, Cello
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1998
ISMN
979-0-53101-279-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2623,60 ISK
3748,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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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)
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BJARKAMÁL(C012-014)
Sinfonietta Seriosa
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1956
ISMN
979-0-53101-228-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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BROTASPIL(C012-006)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1962
Product type
PDF
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CANTO ELEGIACO(C012-004)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1971
ISMN
979-0-53101-218-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2566,20 ISK
3666,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CHORALIS(C012-017)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1982
Publisher
Ed. Wilhelm Hansen
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

CONCERTO LIRICO(C012-001)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto, String music
Instruments
Harp, Strings
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1975
ISMN
979-0-53101-231-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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DUO(C012-021)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, String music
Instruments
Violin, Cello
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1983
Publisher
Iceland Music Information Centre
ISMN
979-0-53101-188-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
723,80 ISK
1034,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EPITAFION(C012-002)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1974
ISMN
979-0-53101-215-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3900,75 ISK
5572,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FANTASÍA(C012-029)
Fantasy
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1954
ISMN
979-0-53101-203-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1226,40 ISK
1752,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FRÁ DRAUMI TIL DRAUMS(C012-039)
String Quartet
Product categories
Chamber works, String quartet, String music
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1996
ISMN
979-0-53101-278-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2623,60 ISK
3748,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GAMLA KLUKKA Í JÖRÐU(C012-050)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + 3 or more instruments, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Marimba, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, SATB
Author
Anonymous - Höf. ókunnur
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
2004
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1798,30 ISK
2569,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GRÍMA(C012-046)
Product categories
Chamber works, Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Clarinet, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Strings
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
2002
ISMN
979-0-53101-285-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2841,30 ISK
4059,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HAUSTVÍSA(C012-045)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Clarinet
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
2000
ISMN
979-0-53101-284-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3894,80 ISK
5564,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HEILRÆÐAVÍSA(C012-026)
Good Advice
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1981
Publisher
Iceland Music Information Centre
ISMN
979-0-53101-200-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HVERT ÖRSTUTT SPOR - digital(C012-018)
Product categories
Theatre music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Nordal, Jón
ISMN
979-0-53101-221-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HVERT ÖRSTUTT SPOR - digital(C012-037)
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Arranger
Pálsson, Ríkarður Örn
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Nordal, Jón
ISMN
979-0-53101-276-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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HVERT ÖRSTUTT SPOR - digital(C012-038)
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Nordal, Jón
ISMN
979-0-53101-277-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HVERT ÖRSTUTT SPOR (F dúr)(C012-018b)
Product categories
Theatre music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Nordal, Jón
ISMN
979-0-53101-294-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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INTERMEZZO & SÓLHJARTARLJÓÐ (C012-043)
(Last movement from" Óttusöngvar á vor"i 012-035)
Product categories
Orchestra, Choral music, Choir & orchestra, Voice/s + Orchestra, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Soprano, Voice, Countertenor, SATB
Author
Johannessen, Matthías
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
2000
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2473,80 ISK
3534,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KONSERT FYRIR HLJÓMSVEIT(C012-020)
Concerto for Orchestra
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1949
ISMN
979-0-53101-186-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KONSERT FYRIR PÍANÓ OG HLJÓMSVEIT(C012-007)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1956
ISMN
979-0-53101-234-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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