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.

MARCIA FUNEBRE(C019-113)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MÁRÍUVERS(C019-038)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Theatre music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MÁRÍUVERS(C019-042)
Product categories
Sacred music, Theatre music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Einsöngur - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MÁRÍUVERS(C019-145)
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Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
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MARY(C019-016)
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Orchestra, Sacred music, String music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
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MAZURKA(C019-136)
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SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
210,00 ISK
300,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MINNINGALAND(C019-032)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Benediktsson, Einar
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
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300,00 ISK
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MITT NAFN ER LÍF(C019-084)
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Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
frá Djúpalæk, Kristján
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1972
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PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
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NÚ LOKAR DAGUR LJÓSRI BRÁ(C019-077)
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Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Guðmundsson skólaskáld, Guðmundur
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
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Ó, JESÚS, JESÚS, JESÚS MINN(C019-082)
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Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
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448,50 ISK
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OSTINATO ET FUGHETTA(C019-009)
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SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
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Organ
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
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OVERTURE(C019-150)
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Chamber works, String quartet, String music
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
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PASSACAGLIA(C019-002)
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Orchestra
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1938
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PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
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POSTLUDIA, a-minor(C019-104)
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SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
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448,50 ISK
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PRELUDE IN C MAJOR(C019-157)
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SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Harmonium, Organ
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
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PRELUDIA, c-minor(C019-103)
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SOLO WORKS, Sacred music
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
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PRELUDIUM(C019-127)
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SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PSALM(C019-039)
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Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
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REIKULT ER RÓTLAUST ÞANGIÐ(C019-089)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Sigurjónsson, Jóhann
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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RENNUR GNOÐINN(C019-147)
Product categories
Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
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RÍS ÍSLANDS FÁNI(C019-013)
Product categories
Choral music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ROMANZE(C019-134)
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SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
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SAKNAÐARSTEF(C019-102)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1964
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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SALMAFORLEIKUR(C019-135)
Chorale Prelude
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SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
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SÁLMAFORLEIKUR(C019-139)
Chorale Prelude
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SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
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PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
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