Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson
(1938-2013)
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Thorkell Sigurbjornsson (b.1938) studied piano at the Reykjavík College of Music, then continued his education in the United States. He attended Hamline University, Minnesote, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing a master´s degree in composition in 1961 under the tutelage of Kenneth Gaburo and Lejaren Hiller. He also attended summer courses in composition at Darmstadt, Nice and Tanglewood.
He has been an active participant in Iceland´s musical scene as pianist, teacher, critic, and radio commentator. He was chairman of the Icelandic Composers´ Association from 1983-88, and also served as chairman of the League of Icelandic Artists. He was one of the leaders of Musica Nova, a group devoted to the performance of new music in Iceland, and was an influential teacher of theory and composition at the Reykjavík College of Music and the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Thorkell is one of Iceland´s most prolific and respected composers. He is best known for his sacred choral music, but he has also written numerous orchestral works, such as Mistur (1972), Rhyme (1975), and Triphonia (1990), the oratorio Immanuel (1999), the children´s opera Apaspil (1966), The Girl in the Lighthouse (2000), the electronic works Fípur (1971) and La Jolla Good Friday (1976), concertos for flute, violin, cello, and double bass, five string quartets, orchestral works Gaits (2001) and A Little Summer Music (2006) and the chamber opera Grettir, which received its first performance in Bayreyth in 2004. Thorkell received an honourary doctorate from HamlineUniversity in 1999. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy.



Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson was born in Reykjavík in 1938. He studied the piano at the Reykjavík College of Music. Graduate studies took him to the United States, where he studied composition, first at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Among his theachers were R.G. Harris, Kenneth Gaburo and Lejaren Hiller. Thorkell attended seminars in composition at Darmstadt in Germany and Nice, France. Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson is one of the best known and prolific of Icelandic composers today and his catalog is extensive. Besides composing, he is a theacher of therory and composition at the Reykjavík College of Music. Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson has appeared as a pianist, both in concert and in recordings. He was a music critic for the Morgunblaðið newspaper and has also been a program host the National Broadcasting Service. From 1983-88 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson was president of the Society of Icelandic Composers. On returning from abroad in 1962, Thorkell participated in Musica Nova, a society for the promotion and perfomance of new music, and played an active role in the creation of modern Icelandic music culture. Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson´s music is extremely varied. In his extensive catalog one finds orchestral works, solo concertos, a variety of chamber works, electronic and computer music, solo pieces, chamber operas, songs and choral music,-both sacred and secular. His hymns are among his best known and most beloved works. Thorkell´s contribution to Icelandic music life is vast. This is clearly confirmed in his output of brilliant music, but also in his influence in many other ways. Since Thorkell Sigurbjörnson came home from his studies abroad, he has been the theacher of the majority of Icelandic composers and professional musicians

121. SÁLMUR DAVÍÐS(C022-107)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Hymn, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Psalms - Biblical text
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1984
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
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14 ÍSLENSK ÞJÓÐLÖG(C022-914)
14 Icelandic Folksongs
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Folk music Arr.
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2566,20 ISK
3666,00 ISK
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150 PSALM(C022-156)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1973
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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28 PIECES OF WEDDING CAKE(C022-126)
chaconne
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1987
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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A LITTLE SUMMER MUSIC(C022-341)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
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A PLAY ABOUT(C022-352)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2008
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2749,95 ISK
3928,50 ISK
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A PLAYGROUND FOR STRINGS(C022-070)
Product categories
Chamber works, String orchestra
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1978
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1521,45 ISK
2173,50 ISK
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A POEM ABOUT SETTLEMENT(C022-121)
Product categories
Chamber works, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Tenor, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1987
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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Á RAUPSALDRINUM(C022-354)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
2005
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
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A SHORT PASSION STORY(C022-019)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Based on cultural heritage, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Flute, Tenor, Viola, Cello, Voice
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1972
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3112,20 ISK
4446,00 ISK
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A TUNE IN THE SHAPE OF THE HAND(C022-144)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quintet
Instruments
Flute, Harpsichord, Oboe, Violin, Cello
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1990
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2841,30 ISK
4059,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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AACHEN HEROES(C022-198)
Suite
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1995
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3021,90 ISK
4317,00 ISK
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ABOUT PEOPLE(C022-132)
ballet music in 6 scenes
Product categories
Ballett/Dance, Chamber works, Septet
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Percussion, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1988
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3728,55 ISK
5326,50 ISK
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AÐ VORNÓTTUM(C022-087)
Four Nocturnes
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Piano
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1981
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1226,40 ISK
1752,00 ISK
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AÐ VORNÓTTUM(C022-177)
Four Nocturnes
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Piano, Violin
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1981
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1026,90 ISK
1467,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ADESTE FIDELES(C022-181)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Hymn, Choir + one or 2 instruments, Voice/s + Choir
Instruments
Bass, Organ, Voice, SATB
Arranger
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1993
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
825,30 ISK
1179,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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AFMÆLISSTEF RÚV 60 ÁRA(C022-146)
Product categories
Orchestra, Choral music, Choir & orchestra
Instruments
Choir - unison
Author
Pálsson, Hjörtur
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1990
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3021,90 ISK
4317,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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AFMÆLISSÖNGUR(C022-128)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
TTBB
Author
Pálsson, Eiríkur
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1986
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
519,75 ISK
742,50 ISK
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ALLT EINS OG BLÓMSTRIÐ EINA(C022-292)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Hymn, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1999
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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AMIABLE CONVERSATION(C022-190)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Accordion, Percussion
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1987
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
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ÁMINNING(C022-197)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1984
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
825,30 ISK
1179,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ANDI GUÐS SVEIF ÁÐUR FYR(C022-274)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Hymn, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Briem, Valdimar
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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APASPIL(C022-050)
children's opera
Product categories
Children opera, Chamber works, Theatre music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice, SA
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1966
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4407,90 ISK
6297,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÁTTA SÁLMFORLEIKIR YFIR ÍSLENSK SÁLMALÖG(C999-001)
Eight Icelandic Chorale Preludes
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Sacred music, Hljómborðshljóðfæri - aðalnámskrá
Instruments
Organ
Composer
Sveinsson, Atli Heimir, Sveinsson, Gunnar Reynir, Nordal, Jón, Þórarinsson, Leifur, Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell, Björnsson, Ragnar
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2749,95 ISK
3928,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÁTTA SÖNGVAR ÚR LEIKRITINU "JÓN ARASON"(C022-900)
Product categories
Choral music, Theatre music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Sigurbjörnsson, Þorkell
Year composed
1974
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1126,65 ISK
1609,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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