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.






KONSERT FYRIR SELLÓ OG HLJÓMSVEIT(C012-019)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1983
ISMN
979-0-53101-185-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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KVEÐI NÚ HVER SEM MEIRA MÁ(C012-047)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
TTBB
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Product type
PDF
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KVEÐIÐ Í BJARGI(C012-028)
Invocation to the Rock
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Folk verse
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1978
ISMN
979-0-53101-202-3
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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LANGNÆTTI(C012-009)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1975
ISMN
979-0-53101-224-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4407,90 ISK
6297,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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LEIÐSLA(C012-005)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1973
ISMN
979-0-53101-232-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2749,95 ISK
3928,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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LUX MUNDI(C012-051)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1996
ISMN
979-0-53101-290-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MYNDIR Á ÞILI (C012-031)
Pictures on a Panel Wall
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Piano, Cello
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1992
ISMN
979-0-53101-204-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1703,80 ISK
2434,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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NOCTURNE(C012-032)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harp
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1987
ISMN
979-0-53101-205-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÓTTUSÖNGVAR Á VORI(C012-035)
Product categories
Chamber works, Choral music, Vocal music, Choir + one or 2 instruments, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Organ, Percussion, Soprano, Cello, Voice, SATB
Author
Anonymous - Höf. ókunnur, Johannessen, Matthías
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3147,20 ISK
4496,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PICCOLO MUSICA NOTTURNA(C012-034)
Lítið næturljóð
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, String music, Strokhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Viola
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53101-239-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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REQUIEM(C012-036)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Vocal music, A cappella choir, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Baritone, Soprano, Voice, SATB
Author
Religious text
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1995
ISMN
979-0-53101-268-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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RISTUR(C012-022)
Carvings
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Wind music, Tréblásturhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1985
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1226,40 ISK
1752,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SÁLMAFORLEIKUR - FORSPIL UM SÁLM SEM VAR ALDREI SUNGINN(C012-013)
A prelude on a hymn that was never sung
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1980
ISMN
979-0-53101-227-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,20 ISK
596,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SALUTATIO MARIAE(C012-053)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SSA
Author
Religious text
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1978
ISMN
979-0-53101-109-5
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SJÖ LÖG VIÐ MIÐALDATEXTA(C012-900)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
TTBB
Author
Anonymous - Höf. ókunnur
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1955
ISMN
979-0-53101-229-0
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1512,70 ISK
2161,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SMÁVINIR FAGRIR(C012-025)
Fair little Friends
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1940
Publisher
Iceland Music Information Centre
ISMN
979-0-53101-199-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
314,30 ISK
449,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SÓNATA(C012-010)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Strokhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Publisher
Iceland Music Information Centre
ISMN
979-0-53101-271-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2170,70 ISK
3101,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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STIKLUR(C012-003)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1970
ISMN
979-0-53101-205-4
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2097,90 ISK
2997,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SVO STÓR SYND ENGIN ER(C012-054)
from "Melódía"
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Folk music Arr., Based on cultural heritage, Hymn, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Pétursson, Hallgrímur
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Publisher
Hið íslenzka biblíufélagið
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

SYSTUR Í GARÐSHORNI(C012-011)
Fairy tale sisters
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, Strokhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1944
ISMN
979-0-53101-225-2
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2170,70 ISK
3101,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TILEINKUN(C012-016)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1981
ISMN
979-0-53101-230-6
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3401,30 ISK
4859,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TOCCATA(C012-023)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1985
ISMN
979-0-53101-194-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2097,90 ISK
2997,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TRIO(C012-024)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio, Tréblásturhljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Clarinet, French Horn, Oboe
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1948
ISMN
979-0-53101-198-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2887,50 ISK
4125,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TRÚ MÍN ER AÐEINS TÝRA(C012-052)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Helgason, Jón
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1999
ISMN
979-0-53101-291-7
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
520,10 ISK
743,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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TVÍSÖNGUR(C012-012)
Product categories
Orchestra, Chamber works, Concerto, String music
Instruments
Percussion, Piano, Strings, Viola, Violin
Composer
Nordal, Jón
Year composed
1979
ISMN
979-0-53101-226-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1798,30 ISK
2569,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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