Leifur Þórarinsson
(1934-1998)
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Leifur Þórarinsson was born in Reykjavík on 13 August 1934, and died on 24 April 1998 at the age of only 63. He began violin studies with Þorvaldur Steingrímsson at an early age, progressing to the Reykjavík College of Music, where he studied with Björn Ólafsson. He also studied theory and composition with Jón Þórarinsson, who had recently returned to Iceland from Yale University in the USA, where his principal mentor was Paul Hindemith. At the age of twenty Leifur Þórarinsson left Iceland to pursue further studies in Vienna and Munich in 1954-56, under the supervision of Karl Schizke, Wilhelm Killmayer and Hans Jelinek; Jelinek was a student of Alban Berg, one of the pioneers of twelve-tone technique. In 1959 Þórarinsson returned to the USA, where he remained off-and-on until 1966. He studied initially with Wallingford Riegger, a pioneer of serialism in America, first at the Manhattan School of Music, and subsequently in all fields of composition in New York and Tanglewood. On his return to Iceland in 1966, Þórarinsson pursued composition, but also did many other kinds of work. He was a radio announcer and programmer with Iceland National Broadcasting Service for many years, and was also employed in teaching, journalism and reporting. He was involved in group activities of Icelandic composers, and was one of the founders of the Iceland Music Information Centre in the 1960s.

Leifur Þórarinsson was a versatile composer. His oeuvre includes a number of large, impressive symphonic works: an Oboe Concerto, a Violin Concerto and three symphonies. His works of chamber music number several dozen, not to mention his compositions for solo instruments, solo singers and choirs, and many shorter orchestral works. He was a pioneer of serialism in Iceland, moulded in the Schoenberg tradition in Vienna and the USA. But a lyrical and romantic voice may often be discerned in his work, which spans a variety of styles. He wrote popular songs and jazz along with his purely classical concert pieces, and also composed music for over forty theatrical productions.

HNIT(C017-053)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1991
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3378,90 ISK
4827,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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IO(C017-006)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1975
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2566,20 ISK
3666,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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JÓLALJÓÐ(C017-045)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, Choral music, Jólalag RÚV - Icelandic Radio's Christmas Carol
Instruments
SATB
Author
Bragi Sigurðsson, Einar
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1989
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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JÖTUNINN(C017-078)
Product categories
Chamber works, Theatre music, Vocal music
Instruments
Drums, El.guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Organ, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Viola, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1996
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KADENSAR(C017-046)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Harp, Oboe
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1963
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2003,40 ISK
2862,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KASTRUP LUFTHAVN(C017-019)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1977
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KASTRUP LUFTHAVN(C017-062)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Tenor, Voice
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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KONSERT FYRIR FIÐLU OG HLJÓMSVEIT(C017-018)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Violin
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1969
ISMN
979-0-53101-916-9
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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LARGO Y LARGO(C017-029)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Piano
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1981
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MARÍUMÚSÍK I - HELGISAGA(C017-055)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Instruments
SATB
Author
Dagbjartsdóttir, Vilborg
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1992
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MARÍUMÚSÍK II - MARÍULJÓÐ(C017-075)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Author
Dagbjartsdóttir, Vilborg
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1992
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MARÍUMÚSÍK III - AVE MARIA(C017-076)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1992
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MARÍUVERS(C017-027)
A Hymn to Mary
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1980
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MEDEUMUSIK(C017-052)
Product categories
Chamber works, Theatre music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Alto, Clarinet, Percussion, Cello, Voice
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1990
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1618,05 ISK
2311,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MOSAIK(C017-013)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MÓT(C017-051)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1990
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3728,55 ISK
5326,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MUSICA PER SANTA MARIA(C017-901)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1992
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2003,40 ISK
2862,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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OBOE CONCERTO(C017-031)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Instruments
Oboe
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1982
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÓRÓ(C017-047)
Product categories
Chamber works
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, French Horn, Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1964
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PASSÍULAG(C017-074)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
210,00 ISK
300,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PENTE X(C017-065)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Flute, Harpsichord, Percussion, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1994
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
825,30 ISK
1179,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PER VOI(C017-010)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Piano
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1975
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1325,10 ISK
1893,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PIECE(C017-040)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1966
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PRELUDIO - INTERMEZZO - FINALE(C017-070)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1325,10 ISK
1893,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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QUARTETT NO. 3(C017-056)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet, String quartet, String music
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Þórarinsson, Leifur
Year composed
1992
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1907,85 ISK
2725,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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