Páll Ísólfsson
(1893-1974)
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Páll Ísólfsson studied music, mainly the organ with Karl Straube in Leipzig (1913-18). He was an assistant and substitute organist at St. Thomas´ Church in Leipzig 1917-1919. Further studies with Joseph Bonnet in Paris 1925.

Soon upon returning to Iceland, Páll took the leading role in the budding musical life of his country to which he devoted all his energies. Páll was the director of the Reykjavík College of Music from its foundation in 1930 to 1957, Head of the Music Department of the Icelandic State Broadcasting Service (1930-1959), organist at the Reykjavík Cathedral (1939-1968), in addition to his numerous other activities. Occasionally, he had the opportunity to introduce his art to foreign audiences, through concert tours or recordings. One of those records earned him the acclaim: “One of the five finest organists of this century.” The University of Oslo awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1945, and in 1956 he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy.

Páll claimed that he didn't regard himself as a composer. “I just composed, because it was needed. “ The greatest immediate need was naturally that of his instrument for which he composed several preludes and choral preludes, an “Introduction and Passacaglia” and a “Chaconne”. Those two latter works also exist in a version for a large orchestra. Other orchestral works are “Lyric Suite” and incidental music for the theatre, e.g. the music for “The Golden Gate”, a play by Davíð Stefánsson.

Páll Ísólfsson composed many songs for voice with piano accompaniment, and songs for mixed and male choirs, in addition to a “University Cantata” and two prizewinning cantatas for soli, choir and orchestra, one on the 900th anniversary of the bishopric at Skálholt (1956) and the other on the 1000th anniversary of the Icelandic Althing, the world's oldest democratic parliament, in 1930. “I just wanted to compose simple music which everybody could understand” says Páll about this work. Its first performance was at Thingvellir conducted by the composer.

ENGINN ÞÝÐIR, HEL, ÞITT HELGILETUR(C019-092)
Product categories
Sacred music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1963
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ER HAUSTIÐ ÝFIR SÆVAR SVIÐ(C019-035)
Product categories
Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FAÐIR VOR KRISTUR(C019-108)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FJALLIÐ EINBÚI(C019-054)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

FOR THE KING'S SAKE(C019-017)
Product categories
Orchestra, Theatre music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

FORSPIL(C019-030)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1422,75 ISK
2032,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FOUR SONGS(C019-907)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1325,10 ISK
1893,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FRÁ LIÐNUM DÖGUM (C019-062)
Aus vergangener Zeit
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
frá Hvítadal, Stefán
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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FROM THE SONG OF SONGS(C019-006)
Product categories
Orchestra, Vocal music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FUNERAL MARCH(C019-146)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ, Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

FYRR ÞÍN GÆÐIR FÝSILIG(C019-066)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GLETTUR(C019-011)
Humoresque
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GRUNDAR DÓMA, HVERGI HANN(C019-072)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GULLNA HLIÐIÐ(C019-904)
Product categories
Choral music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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GÖNGUM HEIM(C019-037)
Product categories
Choral music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HALLING(C019-148)
from the play Veizlan á Sólhaugum by Ibsen
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

HANN SAGÐI VIÐ ÞÁ: SJÁ, ÉG KEM Í SKÝJUM(C019-080)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HANNA(C019-086)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HÁSKÓLAKANTATA(C019-027)
University Cantata
Product categories
Orchestra, Choral music
Author
Gíslason, Þorsteinn
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HÁSKÓLAKANTATA(C019-028)
Product categories
Orchestra, Choral music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1961
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HÁTÍÐARFORLEIKUR(C019-111)
Festival Overture
Product categories
Orchestra, Theatre music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1950
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HÁTT ÉG KALLA(C019-096)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HAUGBÚAR(C019-085)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Benediktsson, Einar
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HEIMIR(C019-046)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Thomsen, Grímur
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HEIMÞRÁ(C019-059)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Sigurjónsson, Jóhann
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,30 ISK
889,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock