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.

HÉR ER STRÍÐ OG HÉR ER MÆÐA(C019-109)
Product categories
Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HEYR, ÞAÐ ER UNNUSTI MINN(C019-068)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HJARTAÐ GRÆTUR(C019-093)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1964
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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HROSSHÁR Í STRENGJUM(C019-040)
Product categories
Theatre music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
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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HVAÐ ER ÞAÐ, SEM KEMUR ÚR HEIÐINNI?(C019-053)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

HVE FAGURT LJÓMAR LJÓSA HER(C019-094)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Author
Briem, Valdimar
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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Í DAG SKEIN SÓL(C019-061)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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Í HARMANNA HELGILUNDUM(C019-075)
Product categories
Sacred music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Guðmundsson, Tómas
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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Í HARMANNA HELGILUNDUM(C019-097)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Vocal music
Instruments
Baritone, Voice
Author
Guðmundsson, Tómas
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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Í HVÍLU MINNI UM NÓTT(C019-052)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

ICELÄNDISCHER FESTMARSCH(C019-004)
Hátíðarmars - Icelandic Festival March
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2286,90 ISK
3267,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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IMPROMPTU(C019-129)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
825,30 ISK
1179,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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IMPROMPTU(C019-138)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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INTRODUCTION AND PASSACAGLIA(C019-025)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1935
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1618,05 ISK
2311,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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INVENTION(C019-130)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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JARPUR SKEIÐAR FLJÓTUR, FRÁR(C019-070)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Ólafsson, Eggert
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
210,00 ISK
300,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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JÓLASÁLMUR(C019-073)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Sacred music, 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
In stock

KOSSAVÍSUR(C019-055)
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
In stock

KVENNASKÓLASÖNGUR(C019-142)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

KVENNASKÓLASÖNGUR(C019-143)
Product categories
Vocal duet + 1 instrument
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

KVENNASÖNGUR(C019-107)
Product categories
Vocal music
Instruments
Alto, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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KVÖLDVÍSA(C019-099)
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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LÍTILL VALS(C019-131)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1930
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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LITLA KVÆÐIÐ UM LITLU HJÓNIN(C019-076)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock

LOFSÖNGUR(C019-008)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1422,75 ISK
2032,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
In stock