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.

ÞIÐ SJÁIST ALDREI FRAMAR(C019-098)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
TTBB
Author
Thorsteinsson, Steingrímur
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ÞRJÚ PÍNAÓSTYKKI(C019-014)
Three Piano Pieces
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1325,10 ISK
1893,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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TILEINKUN(C019-128)
Albumblatt
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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TVEIR HETJUSÖNGVAR(C019-010)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano (four hands)
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1618,05 ISK
2311,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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TVÖ LÖG ÚR GULLNA HLIÐINU(C019-033)
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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UNDIR SKÓLANS MENNTAMERKI(C019-110)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ÚR MYNDABÓK JÓNASAR HALLGRÍMSSONAR (C019-159)
Leikhústónlist
Product categories
Theatre music, String music, Vocal music
Author
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1945
ISMN
979-0-53101-418-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2444,40 ISK
3492,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÚR ÚTSÆ RÍSA ÍSLANDS FJÖLL(C019-021)
Product categories
Choral music
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1961
Publisher
Ísalög
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
Not Set

ÚR ÚTSÆ RÍSA ÍSLANDSFJÖLL(C019-060)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÚR ÚTSÆ RÍSA ÍSLANDSFJÖLL(C019-141)
from the University Cantata
Product categories
Choral music, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, TTBB
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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ÚR ÚTSÆ RÍSA ÍSLANDSFJÖLL (C019-158)
Product categories
Choir & orchestra
Arranger
Kentish, Oliver
Author
Stefánsson, Davíð
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1961
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1123,50 ISK
1605,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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ÚT ERT ÞÚVIÐ EYJAR BLÁR(C019-100)
Product categories
Choral music, Vocal music
Instruments
Tenor, Voice
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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VARIATIONS on a song by Ísólfur Pálsson(C019-029)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3112,20 ISK
4446,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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VEIÐIMANNASÖNGUR(C019-114)
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music, Vocal music
Instruments
French Horn
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
416,85 ISK
595,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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VEIZLAN Á SÓLHAUGUM(C019-137)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Year composed
1943
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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VEIZLAN Á SÓLHAUGUM - OVERTURE(C019-149)
Product categories
Orchestra, Theatre music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

VEIZLUSÖNGUR ROTARY(C019-087)
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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VIÐ JARÐARFÖR(C019-154)
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)
Stock Balance
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VIKIVAKI(C019-015)
from the play. "Fyrir kóngsins mekt"
Product categories
Choral music
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

VÍKIVAKI(C019-152)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

VÍST ERTU, JESÚ, KÓNGUR KLÁR(C019-023)
Product categories
Sacred music, Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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VÍST ERTU, JESÚ, KÓNGUR KLÁR(C019-064)
Product categories
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
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VÍST ERTU, JESÚ, KÓNGUR KLÁR(C019-144)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
Not Set

VÖGGUVÍSA(C019-063)
Wiegenlied
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music, 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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VÖGGUVÍSA (C019-153)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Chamber works
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Ísólfsson, Páll
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
105,00 ISK
150,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
Stock Balance
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