Þórður Magnússon
(1973-)
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Belonging to the younger generation of Icelandic composers, Thordur Magnusson bears the fresh and audacious qualities of his generation, whilst unafraid to maintain ties with tradition, with his Icelandic as well as international musical heritage. Magnusson feels that the word traditional is in itself too negatively connoted in the world of modern music and that many composers shy away from any association with it and with the past , in their search for something absolutely new. He however welcomes making use of tradition and believes in good craftsmanship and that conventional writing for instruments can be a springboard for truly new sounds and challenging musical experience.

Thordur Magnusson's music is a colorful palette of impressions and nuances, demonstrating new and unforeseen sides although its material stems from a simple traditional concept, such as the [Icelandic] rhyme songs. Magnusson has the rare ability to compose and arrange music with many different harmonic constructions: be it traditional, jazz or postmodern. This is clearly reflected in his music. The composer´s music attests great musical passion and integrity.

Born in Reykjavik in 1973, composer Thordur Magnusson has already established himself as a composer of great distinction in the Icelandic contemporary music scene as well as sought after freelance arranger. In 1996 he took his degree in composition and theory at the Reykjavik College of Music, where he studied under the supervision of Gudmundur Hafsteinsson. He then received a Pierre Jacquillat grant to study at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1997, mainly under the supervision of renowned composer Emmanuel Nunes. Furthermore he has participated in the Young Nordic Music Festival in Helsinki in 1995 and in Copenhagen in 1996, as well as having attended seminars and lectures with Philippe Manoury and Magnus Lindberg, among others. Since his return to Iceland, Magnusson has pursued an auspicious career as a composer, alongside which, since 2002, he has taught composition, harmony, hearing, music history and counterpoint at the Reykjavik College of Music and the Gardabaer school of Music.

Magnusson has received a myriad awards, nominations and grants, most notably in 2004 the nomination of the Nordic Council's Music Prize, the same year he won the Icelandic Music Awards for best classical piece of the year for his first "Symphony"; in 2003 the nomination for the Icelandic Music Awards for best classical piece of the year, for his "Piano Trio"; and in 2011 he was again nominated for his "Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano" 2011 and again 2013 for his "Saxophpone Quartet". He was one of the finalist in the International Music Prize For Excellence In Composition 2011, expert level category, and has been attributed a grant from the Icelandic State artist fund for composers in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Through the years, Magnusson has had a number of commissions from distinguished ensembles such as the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Trio Nordica, Ethos String Quartet, the Icelandic Saxophone Quartet and the Icelandic Amateur Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, his compositions have been performed in various places of the world, from Scandinavia to New York, in France and in Tokyo, by ensembles such as CAPUT and the Quatuor Bozzini and pianist Izumi Tateno.

5 HYMNS FROM ICELANDIC SCRIPTS(C834-008)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, Vocal music, Chamber ensemble, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Strings, Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2001
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2380,35 ISK
3400,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÁRBLIK(C834-038)
Product categories
A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Gylfadóttir, Yrsa Þöll
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2018
ISMN
979-0-53102-452-1
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
723,80 ISK
1034,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ÁRBLIK(C834-039)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song
Instruments
Piano, Soprano
Author
Gylfadóttir, Yrsa Þöll
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2018
ISMN
979-0-53102-453-8
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,30 ISK
889,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CLARINET QUARTET(C834-018)
Product categories
Chamber works, Quartet
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Cello
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2010
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CONCERTINO FOR CONTRABASS(C834-026)
Product categories
Chamber concerto
Instruments
Double Bass, Harp, Strings
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2012
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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CONCERTINO FOR CONTRABASSO - (Double bass & Piano)(C834-033)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Double Bass, Piano
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2011
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3894,45 ISK
5563,50 ISK
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CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA(C834-027)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2015
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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EF ÞÚ SMÆLAR FRAMAN Í HEIMINN(C871-002)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ERFÐASKRÁ(C871-013)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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FALLVALT ER GENGIÐ FEIGRA(C871-012)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GAMLI SORRÍ GRÁNI(C871-014)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GUNNARSHÓLMI (soprano & pno)(C834-029)
Product categories
Voice + 1 instrument - Art song, Vocal music
Instruments
Piano, Soprano, Voice
Author
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2014
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2444,40 ISK
3492,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GUNNARSHÓLMI (soprano & pno trio)(C834-030)
Product categories
Chamber works, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Clarinet, Piano, Soprano, Violin, Voice
Author
Hallgrímsson, Jónas
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2014
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
3146,85 ISK
4495,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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GYLFAGINNING (C834-031)
Product categories
Chamber works, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Soprano, Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Author
Snorra-Edda
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2004
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1798,65 ISK
2569,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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JÓLIN NÁLGAST (C834-028)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, A cappella choir, Jólalag RÚV - Icelandic Radio's Christmas Carol
Instruments
SATB
Author
frá Hvítadal, Stefán
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2014
ISMN
979-0-53103-289-2
Product type
PDF
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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JÓLIN NÁLGAST (SSAA) (C834-028b)
Product categories
A cappella choir, Jólalag RÚV - Icelandic Radio's Christmas Carol
Instruments
SSAA
Author
frá Hvítadal, Stefán
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2014
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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JÓLIN NÁLGAST, (voice & piano)(C834-028a)
Product categories
CHRISTMAS, Jólalag RÚV - Icelandic Radio's Christmas Carol
Instruments
Piano, Voice
Author
frá Hvítadal, Stefán
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2014
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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LITLIR SÆTIR STRÁKAR(C871-009)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
622,65 ISK
889,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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MÓBÍ DIKK (C871-008)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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NÁMUR (C834-017)
Mines
Product categories
Chamber works, Chamber ensemble
Instruments
Flute, Harp, Piano, Strings
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2010
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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Ó GUÐ, Ó JESÚ, Ó ANDINN HÁR(C834-035)
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Based on cultural heritage, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Author
Ólafsson frá Vallanesi, Stefán
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2015
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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Ó JESÚ EÐLA BLÓMI (C834-002)
Product categories
Chamber works, Sacred music, String quartet, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Author
Ólafsson frá Vallanesi, Stefán
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2002
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1892,10 ISK
2703,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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ORFEUS OG EVRADÍS(C871-004)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
417,90 ISK
597,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PARTÍ/ELSKHUGINN (C871-010)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Arranger
Magnússon, Þórður
Author
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Composer
Megas, Magnús Þór Jónsson
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
313,95 ISK
448,50 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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PIANO SONATA FOR LEFT HAND (C834-022)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Piano
Composer
Magnússon, Þórður
Year composed
2008
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2658,60 ISK
3798,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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